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Home Selling in Princeton : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
UpNest answered:
I would try consulting with a realtor who has experience with flat fee MLS services. is a platform that allows you to ask realtor questions from your local area so you can get the exact answers you're looking for for free. ... more
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Novascotiapeaches answered:
In my opinion, big ticket items like that should be left to the buyer. What if you did the entire kitchen over and they didn't like it and ripped it all out later? Total waste of time, money and goods! ... more
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Novascotiapeaches answered:
There's nothing wrong with solid surface counters, I love mine so much that at this moment we're having the shower area in our bathroom done in the same stuff. Think about it for a minute, durable, non staining and no grout to have to be scrubbed! Just squeegee it dry! Also cheaper than granite, and when you think about it, isn't granite way overdone? ... more
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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Raj Oberoi answered:
Trulia does not allow or support sale by owner listings. You will need a licensed real estate agent to be able to post it here.

Raj Oberoi
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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Raj Oberoi answered:
Trulia does not allow for sale by owner listings, if you want your home to be advertised here you will need to find a licensed real estate agent to work with. Only real estate professionals can list on Trulia. ... more
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Thu May 28, 2015
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Andy Poljevka asked:
I have listed my house for sale and noticed that it is appearing in Trulia 3 times. My Realtor made a mistake initially and uploaded the low resolution pictures. When I pointed it out…
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Asma "Rosy" Naik, GRI answered:
If money is an issue then you should consider a closing date near the end of the month. You will have to pay less in prepaid interest that way! Otherwise, schedule it whenever it is convenient for you. Thanks. ... more
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
A properly interpreted market analysis factors in upgrades, improvements and features the market will find desireable. I understand your frustration and want you to consider a couple possibilities. First, the average agent may not be who you want to hire for a special property. Within 2 years of getting a licence, most agents are out of the business. Those who manage to survive that time turn into either hangeroners or good professionals. I'm not sure who you have spoken with, so I can't characterize them.
Now if it's a someone truly only interested in a quick buck, move along and find another agent, BUT, be careful of the agent who tells you what you want to hear. Among those that stick around are some who will take any listing at any price and allow the market, time, feedback and frustration get you to lower the price to what the market really dictates. The end result will be a LOWER final net to your pocket.
Some will present the facts, indicate what they believe the market will bring and advise you appropriately. No one can give you an accurate idea of your homes value without seeing it in person and also seeing the competition, both active and pending.
I also want you to consider you are not an objective participant. What you value, may not be shared by the greater market. The market sets the price, a great agent helps you see where the market is, what you can do to take best advantage of the current activity and trends and will tell you the truth, even when you don't like it.
I'm attaching a link to a blog series I did on Selling Your Home Quickly and for Top Dollar, you may find some of it helpful in deciding which agent to select, how to prepare the home and price it. Best of luck.
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Lisa Weil answered:
Did you sell yet?
Your question was posted years ago.....
The market has healed dramatically since 2009.

Call if you are interested in working with a Princeton based real estate agent

Lisa Weil
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Lisa Weil answered:
The Ettl farm desirability in part is because of its family oriented neighborhood on land lots that are not overly large. The floor plans are gracious and suitable for everyday living and entertaining. Some have nicer finishes then others. The Ettl farm 'brand' as a developed community has value to some families.

Btw, Ettl farm also had a few 'bad' years of slow(er) house sales and currently feels brisk mostly because of right pricing. It is easier to understand price and value in a development with many similar properties than in neighborhoods with unique architectures plans.
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Tue Jul 26, 2011
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:
Good Question. However, your Tax Accountant or CPA can assist you better.

Vishal Maher
Richa Realty
Cell# 732-277-9321
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
Virtual Staging By Ilaria Barion answered:
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Joyce Begg answered:
Hi Sondi, I work in the Princeton, Lawrenceville area and showing times can be mostly on the weekends between 1- 5 during the week it is more likely to be customers who work and want to see a property between]
6 -7:30 before it gets dark.

If your children tak e naps you should tell your agent to make note of it on the showing desk. This is where all appointsments are made and their nap times can be noted.

Joyce Begg
cell 609-658-5839
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Sat May 30, 2009
Jerel Washington answered:
Good points and bad throughout this posting... I will say the following.. Search for your address, search for your city, search for your home type, use Google, Trulia, Zillow,, Homebase and all of the portals and sites you can. Just Google it, google your agents name. Find your property and you decide.

Don't be alarmed if your property comes up on my or other agents websites or company websites... that means the portals are working!!!!! If you cannot find your property, the marketing is NOT working... in my opinion.. time for a new agent, or... sit your agent down in front of your computer and tell them.. "FIND MY HOUSE!!!!"

Jerel Washington
Keller Williams Realty - Princeton
100 Canal Pointe Blvd, Ste #120
Princeton, NJ 08540
O: 609-987-8889 x234
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

In rsspone to Rockin's commment, yes being on the MLS througb a flat fee company will allow your Brokers open (as well as regular open houses to be advertised on the MLS)

In addition, when I was a full service realtor and now as a flat fee Realtor, I often advertise the brokers open on ( is only available to MLS listings/Realtors) While is typically not a source used by Realtors to identify brokers opens, but rather a sources for buyers, my thought is that if I am going to house sit for 2 to 3 hours I may as well open it up to all those who may have availability at that time.

Certainly faxes to local offices and dropping of flyers can be helpful. But, keep in mind that most Realtors work from home and rarely go into the office. Food helps bring in hungry Realtors as does other creative give aways.

At least here in Monmouth County, the MLS is the PRIMARY SOURCE for identifying brokers opens.

Francesca, Realtor ePro
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

As a former Weichet Agent all I can say is that they just dont get it!

As a top producing agent they were angered with me for having my own website that provided my selers addresses, yet happy with me because I was a a top prodcing agent . . . . see a conflict there?

Their goal is to get you the potentiasl buyer to call their offices and/or utilize their agents to solidify a deal. In my view, what they don't realize is that it makes potential buyers angry as it becomes a conrol issue.

Some day, they will get it.

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