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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Talk to your agent. Your agreement is with the brokerage, not the individual agent, so he/she may be able to partner with someone in their office who specializes in short sale.

Most important thing is to let your agent know asap that you have to short sale and be completely up front w/him or her with the details. If the agent doesn't know important facts, then they can't offer you the best advice. ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Maureen McEnroe answered:
There are some great rentals in the area. Are you lookig for a 1 2 or 3 bedroom rental?

I would be delighted to help you find a great rental.

Maureen McEnroe
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Prudential Joyce realty
914-588-1873
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Sat Jun 22, 2013
Suz A answered:
There is not a wide divergence of opinion here. Employing a marketing invention - "zestimate" - is misleading to the say least. I can look at my own community and find properties that are miles apart on price and then homes are the same model. Before going to a discussion of upgrades, the homes are very similar. I've been in the neighbors' homes. I know the differences are small. But a difference in value of $50,000 - the zestimate?

Agents shouldn't equate zestimate with anything real. It's not. Zillow has, as another agent notes, produced a marketing ploy - and not a very good one. If marketing people spoke to public relations people, Zillow would end this practice. It's a public relations nightmare.

If you seriously are interested in a property, hire a Realtor who can perform a market analysis (usually free of charge).

A computer algorithm can't replace the skills of someone trained to take all the differences and similarities into account. Zillow compares apples to oranges all the time. Ask yourself if you could pay the same for houses on either side of a street. On one side, the houses have boat landings. On the other, they have partial views to a lake. Zillow will have you believe there is some value in looking at the average price. Nonsense! It's like saying statistically everyone on the planet has one testicle. It's ludicrous and I can't believe how many people give it serious consideration.
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Tracy Marchese answered:
2008 was a good year, were you able to complete your sale?
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Ellen Kippel answered:
Hi Dorian,

Again, I know this answer comes late to you, but I have just started connecting to buyers on Trulia and sellers, too.

When you list with a realtor, your home will go onto many sites. Once they put it into the Multiple Listing System, MLS, it will go to a wide variety of sites such as realtor.com, weichert.com, and many others, including trulia.com.

One never knows where a buyer is going to look so the more internet exposure, the better. I have 2 prominent websites of my own for further exposure.

Take care,
Ellen
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NY and NJ
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Website: www.ellensellsrealestate.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Ellen Kippel answered:
Hi Vincent,

I know this answer is coming probably long after you have bought a home, but I do agree that it is important for a buyer's agent to show only homes that meet the buyer's criteria. Every now and then a home will creep into the group I show to a client, that doesn't have the features they requested, but of course that can happen due to human error. Still, if most don't meet your needs, then the agent is not doing the job correctly. However, going to Open Houses is not the best approach. Often the home of your dreams is not having an Open House and you can miss the homes you want and wind up going to Open Houses that don't quite fit with your requirements. Nonetheless. I advise using an agent since the seller will have one and I feel it is best to have your own agent. If you have any further real estate needs in Orangeburg, NY or elsewhere in Rockland or Orange County, NY or NJ, please feel free to contact me.

Take care,
Ellen
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NY and NJ
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Website: www.ellensellsrealestate.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Ellen Kippel answered:
Hi Patrick,

I hope by now you have found a home within a half an hour of NYC. The southernmost section of Rockland County which includes Orangeburg, Palisades, Tappan, Pearl River, Piermont, Blauvelt, Grandview, South Nyack, Sparkill and Upper Grandview are ideal areas to live when looking for a short commute into the city. Of course, that also depends on the time of day you travel and what mode of transportation you choose. If you have found a place in Rockland County or Northern NJ which is also ideal for such a commute, but are thinking of investing further in the US, please contact me and I will be glad to help you.

Take care,
Ellen
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NY and NJ
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Website: www.ellensellsrealestate.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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