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Home Selling in Puyallup : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Alex Foraker answered:
Hi Elsie, did you ever sell your home? Prices have appreciated significantly since you've posted, I'd be happy to provide a market analysis or answer any questions of market conditions in Puyallup if you're entertaining the idea of moving. You can even use my website to search sold listings to obtain a general idea of value. ... more
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Gavin Shnieder answered:
Hi Catrina, just checking to see if your home is South Hill ever sold. If so, great and Congrats! If not, let's talk, I'm a broker in Puyallup and I'll look at the previous listing and do my best to pin point why your home didn't sell, and more importantly, give you a game plan to get the house sold. VR - Gavin ... more
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Realtors of course will help you with the upkeep
As they know that if home shows well, it sells for more and faster.

Good luck
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
The Robert Stoeck Team answered:
Looks like the property owner owes $100k more than assessed value. I would be happy to pay a referral and handle the short sale.
Robert Stoeck
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Michael Brownstead answered:
I don't like the idea of short sales and REOs being considered during appraisals; however, they are part of the housing market and thus included as comparables. However, if a short sale or reo comparable is in poor condition, it would be good for the appraiser to know that info. ... more
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Tue May 22, 2012
Fryer Steve answered:
The term "adustment" relates to a process used by appraisers to determine a specific value. CMA's are not apprisals but market snapshots of your home in comparison to other similar homes in the area best represented as your "market " What most REALTOR's will do is try to find homes nearly identical to the one they are doing the CMA for to determine how the market has accepted the home. There will be homes that have been reported as "sold" as an apprfiser will use but also "pending" and "active"listings to give a broader feel of the market. A specific price most likely will not be determined but rather a price range. Once the home is on the market the potential Buyer's will be determine the specific price. ... more
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Sun Oct 30, 2011
Karla Wagner answered:
The seller (HUD) pays the commission. I would recommend you choose an experienced HUD broker when you submit your offer, as there are many more requirements and particulars needed with HUD offers. All of the required items must be submitted or your offer could be rejected. ... more
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Sun Jul 10, 2011
K.P answered:
Thank you for your help. Our agent did have a marketing plan of the MLS listing. Since we are rural she said she wont do an open house as agents and buyers typically won't come to them. She did say there would be postcards, but we haven't see them.
I did email her today and I hope to get a response on Monday
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Fri Apr 4, 2008
Matthew Haak answered:
I think that this is a great Idea (with caution... see below). From my previous business (Auctioneer) I realized that auctions are one of the best ways to realize the actual market value for an item.

With regard to starting price I would submit that a lower is better. But that is because I am so confident in the auction model. Take an eBay auction for example. When you look at completed auctions you will usually find that any desirable item that starts at the lowest price is usually the one with the highest selling price. Why? Human nature. The blatant secret. Everyone wants a deal. Everyone is attracted by a low price. More people will look at it with a lower price. The name of the game is to get as many eyes on the home as possible. Get as much action as possible. Its a numbers game. The more people that look the better chance that there is someone who is qualified/serious or knows someone who is qualified/serious.

Imagine this... You see an ad in the paper that someone could win an auction on a house and the opening bid is $1. Do you think that you will get a great deal of people to come and look at it. I do. The more people in the driveway on the open house the better. People will perceive traffic as a sign of desirability. It is strength in numbers. If you come out of the box weak on starting price you will see weak results and/or few offers.

It is a good idea. Don't forget to talk to a lawyer about any legal ramifications. You will not be covered by errors and omissions insurance. You are more likely to get sued because you did not use a real estate professional. In this litigious society many do not want to risk their most valuable investment to something with this much risk. With regards to the condition of the home and repairs Disclose, Disclose, Disclose, and then Disclose some more. If you are a professional and understand all of the required paperwork inside and out and can market yourself online and in print then it stands to reason that this could be a winner.

Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
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