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Home Selling in Parma : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
The best way to compare rates is to call a couple of local agents, ask what they charge and most important what you will get for what you pay. Websites that have agents bid on you may not tell you what you can learn by calling an agent direct. It is illegal for agents to discuss average commissions. ... more
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Mark answered:
If you are looking for a competitive commission rate in Ohio, the best way is to put the commission fees on the open market and let the free market speak as Realtors bid your commission rate to earn your listing. Commission fees are negotiable and can vary by zip code. We find the best way to compare commission fees is to reverse-auction them. That is why we created ListingBidder.com; a free service for Sellers who can invite agents to submit their marketing plan and commission structure. It is a patent pending process that is saving Sellers thousands.

It is completely free to the Seller and there is no obligation for the Seller to pick the lowest bid or any bid. In fact, many times, the Seller does not pick the lowest bid and looks carefully at the marketing plan. The whole time the Seller remains anonymous as we never publish your street address or contact information. Sellers can sit back and review marketing plans, commission bids, ratings and reviews. A big win for the Seller and the Realtor. After all, Agents are not charged to register or bid, they have no advertising costs, and they have no obligation to bid. Give it a try: https://www.ListingBidder.com
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Many things on here are outdated. It's always best to connect with a good Realtor to get all your questions answered and to find the most current information about homes and the market.

Cecilia Sherrard
RE/MAX NE Ohio
216-323-4620
http://www.YouShouldOwn.com
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Carol Landolfo answered:
better yet which company has the least amount of market time............just because a company has the most agents and most sales does not mean they will suit your needs...call in a few deifferent
agents that friends can tell you did a good job for them...............our company uses the new
QR codes and it has been a great marketing tool !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Carol Landolfo answered:
best way to fix is is to replace it...............either do it right or run the risk of not
getting an underwriter to approve the loan............or look to sell it to a
contractor at a very reduced cash price................. ... more
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Carol Landolfo answered:
Spotless at all times, fresh and clean, neat yard...good curb appeal ...trim
shrubs...fresh pot of flowers on porch or steps. Wash the windows..pack up
excess and store it if necessary....make the house look roomy.....get rid of
wallpapers............clean basement....... .. fans, appliances.....shampoo carpets if
necessary ...visit the competition if you can,,,,, paint the front door if it needs it...
no bright colors...neutral colors of paint......................price it right and be
willing to pay points or closing costs for a buyer..............be prepared to
stay on the market a bit.things seem to be getting better.
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Thu Feb 12, 2009
Karen Wisne answered:
You certainly can wait for an offer to do this, but you will most likely get a lower offer than if you replace the roof first. It's a matter of perception to the buyer (this house is taken care of vs. this house needs work). ... more
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Thu Oct 16, 2008
Bob Kienast answered:
Ouch ! Regardless of what even an engineer might say, there are plenty of properties for sale without a bowed wall and the condition of the wall will make most buyers say, NEXT !


If the rest of the house is exceptional, there might be a buyer who will overlook the problem, but it will almost always be a deal breaker. You are left with the option of having the estimate done and offering to have the problem fixed before title transfer, or doing it now.

If you have it repaired make all documentation and warranties available to the buyer. Ask the company doing the work if the buyer could contact them directly with questions. Before and after pictures can sometimes be helpful in cases like this.

Thanks, I hope things work out for you !! Feel free to contact me directly.
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Thu Oct 16, 2008
Bob Kienast answered:
There are plenty of homes in Parma with what used to be called a "Summer Kitchen." This is probably what you have seen. Finding one is an oddity, adding one, unless it could be part of an in-law suite probably won't get you much return on your dollar.

Adding a full or half bath, replacement windows or a 2 car garage ( if yours is currently a 1 car ) are usually difference makers. As for finishing the basement, it is a good idea but I'd still recommend a full bath rather than a kitchen down there !

Feel free to contact me directly.
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