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Home Selling in Sparta : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 13, 2016
Rwhovland asked:
Fri Apr 22, 2016
thinz answered:
What is the question? Please clarify why you did not have the closing or why it was not communicated to the buyer. Tom Hinz
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
thinz answered:
Clutter is a killer for generating purchase offers...and if you do get them, expect the offer to be very low. Clutter shows you don't care in the eyes of the buyer, so they don't care how their low their offer looks. If you are in a town where any buyer will just gut and renovate regardless of what you, I would keep things to a bear minimum so they can see the space and potential, because that is all that will matter. In certain areas, staging is a waste of time and money. Tom Hinz ... more
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Sat Jun 13, 2015
Christine Tremain answered:
Hello Merrileed,
If your home is in the Byram section of Lake Mohawk, as a local Realtor, personally I would stick with the comps in Byram. There are many reasons for this and I would be happy to further explain why.

Christine Tremain
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Tim Booz answered:
As stated, all offers must be presented to the seller, even after others are accepted. I'm not familiar with a solid way to prove this is being done - which is why trust is a key component of hiring the right agent. If there's any doubt in your mind that the agent you're considering might not present an offer it's time to interview another agent. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Tim Booz answered:
Like others have said - legality is a question for lawyers, but for brokers and agents it would certainly be deemed unethical. I second contacting their managing broker, and if you feel it's needed, the real estate commission at either of these numbers:

Phone: 609-292-7272 or 1-800-446-7467
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Tue Jul 8, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Be careful. Your REALTOR will advise you regarding the window of vulnerability to which you will be exposed.

IS this a replacement fence or a new fence where one did not exist before?

Once understood, and the fence adds material value to the home, raise the price as you see fit. Make sure the side by side feature comparison always favors your house.

Now, you really should have 'the talk' with your REALTOR regarding what happens when buyers see the price arrow pointing up instead of down. This WILL hurt you.

Be advised, the greatest value the fence will provide is during the appraisal process. You should strategicly plan to leverage this opportunity..
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Leonard Dunikoski answered:

Just a question about your name: are you dreaming about downsizing from the Sparta area to a condo at the Jersey Shore?

If so, are you thinking of Monmouth/Ocean Counties or further south?


Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
REALTOR® Associate
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760

(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Domenica
If your heating system is very old it most likely would be flagged during a buyers home inspection anyway, If you happen to have natural gas in your area & are willing to replace your furnace that would definitely be the way to go before putting your house up for sale ... more
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Sat Sep 24, 2011
Rick Ambrose answered:
The State Of New Jersey sets the limit for applying for a homestead credit at October 31st of the following year, i.e for 2005, you needed to apply by 10/31/2006.

Questions related to the tax consequences of filing or not filing in time should be directed to your CPA. ... more
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Thu Jul 14, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there, agree, you should not be paying commission on the credit. This would also be true if there is a seller's concession towards closing costs. My opinion is that the seller should pay commission on the sale price of the house, net of either of those. But be sure that it is confirmed in writing by your attorney and agent.

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Wed Mar 4, 2009
Yelena Tsuladze answered:
Dear Kate!
Thank you very much for rating my answer with "Thumbs Up".
You appreciate my colleague’s answers and mine. This is very important for us.
I am thankful for this.
Yelena Tsuladze
Advanced Realty Group, LLC
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