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Home Selling in Rochester : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
As far as airing the house is concerned, I would ask a friend or neighbor to do that for you. I wouldn't rely on your agent and will tell you a secret. Shhh...agents who sell property really aren't into jobs relating to property management and/or upkeep. It's a time drain and the liability is through the roof should the property be vandalized while we are performing acts of good will such as "airing." Equally, there's the potential of forgetfulness, and sunny skies becoming driving rain, and in Phoenix a dust storm so severe visibility drops to zero. Not your agent please. I've done it before and was worried sick.

About your pricing: Ask your agent for the most recent comps in your neighborhood: your subdivision, moving out to 1/4 mile, and 1/2 mile, depending upon the location of the house. Remaining this close will usually provide the most accurate information since it's "up close and personal."

Back to the odor...baking soda sprinkled on carpets, chlorine based toilet bowl cleaners, and a quick wipe down of kitchen counter tops and bathroom vanities with your favorite cleaner can work wonders. Also, simply flushing the drains (all sinks, showers, and tubs) can help a lot especially if adding a cup of vinegar or bleach. (I wouldn't do both, who knows what you'd get - not mustard gas, but you'll definitely have something - lol. :) Your friend of neighbor accomplish all of these in less than 10 minutes.

Best of luck!

K.
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Tue May 17, 2016
Dobesforever1 answered:
Does the sellers attorney have to 'certify with the gov't with regards to the title, that they ran me through the Patriot Act database?'
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sorry only licensed agents can post homes for sale on Trulia.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Kelly Pessis answered:
you should be able to have casing molding, framing, drywall and doors installed around $500 or less (depending on labor costs in your area) and see a huge return from the appraiser of the space conversion to a bedroom.
Good luck!
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Gail Gladstone answered:
I have owned several houses and multi units in Rochester and I live in Long Island.

Roger Benton of Nothnagle Realtors not only property managed for us, but also assisted us with our sale.

I highly recommend utilizing his services, especially if you might want to keep the property as an investment.

Roger can be reached at rbenton57@gmail.com or 585-749-3246.
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
I am a bit confused. It is generally the buyer side that calls for the abstract (title), not the seller's attorney.

Title searches generally take about two weeks or so and a little time to be "read."

Yes, you will have to pay the amount due on your mortgage up until closing day. This kind of thing (delays) happen all the time and if you are looking to point fingers, there is no specific person you can point at.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Just add it to your MLS listing and it'll update to Trulia.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Skip Ordway answered:
You need to make sure you have been in touch with the short slae dept of your lender. Many require a minimum of 3 months delinquent on mtg before they will begin process. Make sure they confirm that if the home is sold in shortsale your credit rating will not get the same hit as a forclosure. If not then do not try to sell the home-live there until they ask you to leave. Short sales only benefit the bank and the realtor., unless the bank agrees to a reduced effect on your credit. If you do use a realtor ask if they have the designation SFR-Short Sale and Forclosure Resource. This is a training program for realtors to know when to try a short sale and when to raise the white flag. I have that designation. ... more
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Matt Cockerham answered:
Don't know your specific market, but I would say your activity is good. Hold strong to your price and keep that house need and clean. Be sure you have excellent photos online and be sure to get out of the house when buyers come through.

Don't let the potential buyers know you have an offer on another home. It's none of their business and they'll use the information to negotiate against you.

Have your agent counsel you on timing to be sure you don't lose the other home because of a deadline in that paperwork.

Good Luck!
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Podzorov, Olga answered:
It's has nothing to do with your agent
If your neighborhood is targeted but copper thiefs call the police and tell them the house is vacant and anyone entering it can be arrested
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
Every agent is dying to get your business. Through trulia and find an agent with lots of references and lots of experience.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
You are a big thinker... The best site out there is probably the one your on right now yet you will probably not get any calls because the agents will get the calls, see that you are not in the MLS and walk they public to another property... You get what you pay for... list with a Realtor and get your properties faster than you could ever do it by yourself. ... more
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
You bet ya! Once that hvac went in that was your ticket. Make sure you tell your agent to add that square footage.
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
If the selling agent put it as a half bath it is stretching ... it is done all the time and probably get you a showing or two more. After all ... a toilet is a very important part of a bath wouldn't you say? Go ahead and ask your agent to do it. ... more
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
The seller's agent is trying to get you an offer. By being honest with the Buyer's agent on this matter he/she is letting the Buying party open to writing an offer. The more information the Buyer has to work with the more likely he/she will be to write an offer. Your agent is doing the job you hired her/him to do. ... more
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
Shame on you, you had plenty of time to consider an offer ahead of time. Edity is right you can call your attorney and have that person kill the deal. You signed your name on the dotted line, you offered your property to a Buyer and got their hope up, you have wasted the Selling & Buying agents time (time is money) and now you have to waste your attorney's time (time is money). If more folks like you did the same things ethics and honor are down the drain.

Think before you sign your name on the dotted line. It has a negative ripple effect on others.
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
Most of the time, you get for what you pay for ... yes commissions have always been negotiable however some firms will not negotiate commissions. Those firms that hold strong on commissions are probably the best to get the highest price in the quickest time. ... more
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Roland Vinyard answered:
I minor may not directly own property in NY. People has gotten around this by various legal subterfuges, trusts, a co-owner who is of age... Your attorney can guide you for these things. ... more
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