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Home Selling in Queens County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 15, 2018
Mary C answered:

Please know that you can list you property for free as For Sale By Owner to Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018
Fcuk_taxi answered:
Please add me to your list of Cash Buyers.

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Mon Nov 27, 2017
Angelica P answered:

We display property information on Trulia to provide consumers with transparent real estate information. We receive this information from public records gathered by a third-party data collector from your county. Our mission is to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgages. For this reason, we do not remove public record property information from Trulia. I have removed the photos and description of your property from our display.

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Sun Oct 8, 2017
Lauraboehm4 answered:
he also died ,the day the homesale went through all money never transferd just the owed money and now the investor wants to default I don't no what to do but my home is gone and I am broke .please help ... more
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Sun Oct 1, 2017
Cheryl Rodrigues asked:
#C67 This listing is not off market, please could you correct this error.
112-20 72nd Drive #C67
$815,000 FOR SALE
5 rooms3 beds2 baths
Co-op in Forest Hills
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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Stillirise - I don't know the poster (Kimber) personally BUT the person is selling a home in the New York City area and since you live in Norcross, GA, you have no knowledge of the high cost of living and what homeowners need to pay to own a home / stay in their home. Cost of living is much cheaper in GA.

FYI - homeless shelters in NYC are free. They don't charge a fee. Further, renting in the NYC area is cheaper than owning a home. In this area, people do pay 1/2 their net income on housing.
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Thu Aug 3, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Most likely yes - especially in NYC. First, why do you have a FSBO sign if you signed a contract with a real estate agent to sell your home? Your agent has their own signs to use.
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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Mchan asked:
I am an agent with Laffey Real Estate. I have a listing at 31-35 75th St. East Elmhurst, NY 11370. Right now when I look into the listing in the website, the listing agent information is…
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Tue Jun 27, 2017
Jacob.jennifer4 asked:
The address for the property listed as 3369 10th st Astoria NY 11106 is my address .The property that is for rent is 4 houses away. Please correct the problem.
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Perry Haralambidiss asked:
hello we sold our house in bayside queens two years ago or so closeing went grate but then the buyers discoverd a open permit from 1950 for a one carg arage that was never built this permit…
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Tue Jun 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
This is the realtor's bread and butter. They are never going to give this information to you especially in NYC. As a retired realtor, I saw expired /cancelled listings and I was trained to contact them quickly before another agent got it. And you think I would give those listings to an investor? No way. Every agent is out for themselves. Your best method is to work with a realtor who knows of and contacts those expired listings. ... more
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Mon May 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former NYC realtor and local resident, I viewed your listing on Zillow and Trulia. My comments as follows:

1. You need to pay for professional photos. I was shocked that your listing has no inside pictures. Buyers skip listings with no pictures. Why bother to see a house if you can't preview it online? You need at least 10 pictures (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living area, dining area, front of house, back of house, separate entrance, laundry, main road in the neighborhood or your street).

2. Your description is WAY too long. It needs to be cut in 1/2. I agree that you need to keep "legal 2 family" in the first sentence and in all caps. The picture of the second entrance will enforce that. However, the rest of the description should be short - distance to nearest subway entrance; distance to nearest bus stop; what subway line is to Manhattan; what do you like about the neighborhood; favorite places to go in the neighborhood; if you had tenants, how much was their rent; if no tenants - do not mention rent amounts; nearest public elementary school; dates of any upgrades or improvements (if none - don't mention anything older than 10 years); etc. Your description does not excite a buyer to move to your neighborhood. Remember, buyers are looking in other locations too.

3. You are way overpriced. Go to and type in Queens County, NY. Use the filters to check: Listing type - For Sale (all); Potential (all), Sold & Pending. Check Houses and uncheck Land, Condos/Coops; Leave price blank - it should say "Min" "Max" in light gray. Wait until everything populates (it will take a while). Use the map on Zillow and zoom in to your neighborhood. This will focus on listings in your area. Now click on "List" and start reading all the listings for sale in your neighborhood. Compare each one to yours. You will see most homes are $700K - 1.5 million. You need to review your price. I think it should be priced at $1.3 million because you have no photos yet.

4. I would advise paying for a home inspection. The issue is buyers who need financing from a lender will be required to pay for a home inspection. As the seller, you don't want any surprises. It's possible your inspection will be fine but the buyer's inspection will have issues. Or it may be the opposite. In any case, it's better to be prepared than to have "Surprise". If your inspector finds issues, you can always fix it. If your buyer finds issues - guess what? Your buyer will have a clause in the Purchase Agreement that says, the buyer can cancel and walk,away. You are back to Square 1 - finding a different buyer. Well, that was a waste of time. You can get lucky and if the buyer really wants to move into your home, you can always negotiate on price.

5. Make sure every buyer sends you a pre approval from a lender or Proof of funds from their financial institution. This needs to be emailed to you BEFORE you show your home to the buyer. No exceptions. You live in a nice area. Ripe for criminal activity. It's NYC. As a former realtor, not all buyers are trustworthy. Many want to see homes to rob them later. Buyers that are pre approved by lenders have given their personal information and had their finances reviewed. Lenders can track them down. You will Google the lender and use the phone number online to verify the pre approval. Pre approval letters can be fake. Do not use the phone number on the letter.

6. Make sure you buddy up for all showings - no exceptions. If you have nobody available, go to St. John's Univ. or Queens College. Students need cash and have flexible hours. Pay about $25. to have students be available for showings.
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Thu May 18, 2017
Plumguy1 answered:
Hi Gogo, You might be in what they call a grandfather status. It's been in so long that the statue of limitation could be up and you wouldn't have to do anything.
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Thu Apr 13, 2017
veloris v mckay asked:
The second wants $3500 in closing costs which reduces the offer, I believe it's their first home but are there any advantages for me?
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Tue Mar 14, 2017
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
UpNest answered:
The commission in Queens can really depend. I would try to get rates from numerous brokers in the area. has a good amount of realtors in Queens. You can consult with brokers and discuss commission rates for free. This is a great platform to find a broker who fits your budget. ... more
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