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Home Selling in Pasadena : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Jdediego answered:
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Mon Sep 7, 2015
Flseacat answered:
how big is the lot? is there acreage? are you near employment? city, towns, recreational, natural settings, views? is there anything to entice a buyer to purchase?
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Keep in mind that most buyers will be getting a mortgage and their lender will order an appraisal. It has to appraise for the agreed upon sales price. A lender doesn't care about a home's historical value, which is pretty intangible and can be very subjective. This is why you really need to have some decent comps. ... more
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Kgrezlik02 asked:
I am going to be listing my home this week, and didnt want anyone to see the old and outdated photos of the house before the updates I have made. I would like to have them deleted as soon…
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
Margaret T. Hatcher answered:
R J,
Your Realtor can advise you, but in the end it is you that must be happy with the price. If you are willing to wait for an offer and you seem to have done your home work then stick to your price for now. Have your realtor keep you posted on the sales of similar homes. That will tell you if you are still on track.
The right price is what a Willing buyer is willing to pay a Willing seller. If you are not hurting you do not need to deal with someone that thinks Texas should have been hit like California.
Your Realtor is only concerned that you have not had an offer, we usually say that is there is no offer with in so many showings (differs in different areas) that the house is overpriced. May or May not be true in today's Market - I have people looking too high, they need to come down some. Lenders are tightening up on income ratios.
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Wed Nov 21, 2007
Allen Hebert answered:
First are you using a realtor?

Why Use a REALTOR®?

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.

But if you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are a dozen more reasons to use one:

8. When selling your home, your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.

9. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, over 50% of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. Your REALTOR® acts as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients.

10. Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

11. Your REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing -- a lot of possible pitfalls. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.

12. Your REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).
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