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Home Selling in Quakertown : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Phyllis Rothwell answered:
I like to bake cookies at my open houses. I use the Nestle chocolate chip cookies in the package in the refrigerator section. They are always appreciated. I also put out bottled water and an assortment of pre-packaged chips (in case they don't like cookies!). ... more
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Donald Bradbury answered:
The buyer needs to buy a home they feel is right for them. One that meets their needs. It is not up to anyone else to twist their arm in one direction or another. Please keep in mind, and this market "corrects" itself, it is doing it for the entire area. If the homes decline 10%, it will also effect a home they are selling as well. We all know the market will change again, and homes will once again increase in price. We do not of course know how long that will take, but history prooves that this will happen.
Now is a great time to buy a home. Inventories are high, and prices are still tumbling. Interest rates, although a bit higher now, are still a good deal. It is a great time to buy. Deals are out there to be made. If you need a good realtor to help negotiate one of these excellent deals for you, please call. Don Bradbury 215-536-6777 x 329 www.bradburyteam.com
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
David Gifford answered:
I also like to send big postcards with big eye balls one them!
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
You can check if they have a profile on Trulia, Zillow, Yelp, Realtor.com etc… Another option would be to ask them if they have a specific site they like to use for displaying reviews. ... more
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
We can easily advise regarding the real estate requirements of a licensed professional.
However, your question SPECIFICALLY asks 'is it legal' which is a question only an attorney can answer. They practice law (legal) we abide by the professional standards of the state license board of the state in which we hold license.

Let me ask you, "How long does smoke smell endure in a house?"
Can the smell endure through multiple ownership?

I'm selling a house right now where the owner strenuously denies anyone has ever smoked in the house. I don't smell any. But buyer report after buyer report suggests cigarette smoke.

Has the olfactory glands of USA citizens become so sensitive they 'hit' on any smell other than Frabreeze?
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Sun Jun 22, 2014
Laura Lingle answered:
I don't understand why an interested buyer would not simply offer a price they feel is more appropriate and allow some negotiation to take place. If you like the home, make an offer. Why should a seller reduce the price when the price listed is precisely appropriate for the location and condition, unless it's a great offer from a buyer?

It feels like neither buyer nor seller agents are doing much to encourage a transaction. What gives?
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Brian Luce answered:
Great Tips Don. If the owner doesn't need the cash up front, those are some fantastic marketing ideas.

Brian Luce
Weidel Realtors - Doylestown
215-348-5600 x 122
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Wed May 27, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
I am assuming you are talking about a manufactured or mobile home.

Here's a link (below) to help.....


Terrence Charest, e-Pro
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Fri Feb 20, 2009
Gita Bantwal answered:
I hope your house is sold by now. In a situation such as this it is always good to sit down with the agent and discuss your concerns and make suggestions. Did the agent give you a marketing plan when you listed it? How did you select the agent? ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2008
Tim answered:
Steve,

I love to hear people using reverse prospecting. When a potential buyers knows what he wants to buy, and where he wants to buy it, there are great opportunities for realtors willing to use their contacts or knock on doors. Reverse prospecting is the key to getting through these tough times as there will always be buyers looking for their perfect house. ... more
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Sun Jul 6, 2008
Melinda Nicholson answered:
Hi Brenda, I read over the other answers and feel I would also look for an agent that has listed and sold a mobile home. What was their sucess rate? The market is saturated right now with listings, which makes this a buyers market. I have listed and sold a mobile home with great success. Accually the seller only took a concession of $500.00, The home would need to be priced right for this market. If you would like me to present a market presentation I would be happy to do that. If you would like to schedule an appointment or just need to call to get more information on selling give me a call I would be happy to help.
Good luck with your decission.
Melinda Nicholson
Prudential Patt White
610-762-9335
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Mon Oct 15, 2007
Audrey Hoffman, Home Stager answered:
William,

The truth is, opinions on staging are varied as the answers you've received so far: (from analyzing the ROI to going to buy "scratch and dent" furniture!). Staging DOES matter. Check out ActiveRain---a network of real estate professionals---and you can search for area stagers. You can also read what bloggers---agents and actual sellers--suggest. The site features some great "before and afters" as well---and they are dramatic!

I hope you've found this helpful. While I am located in the Baltimore area, I'd be happy to answer any more questions you have in regards to staging.

All the best,
Audrey, SimplyStage
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