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Home Selling in Staten Island : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Theo, for a more in depth explanation check this link;
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Marketing & Exposure generates leads, interest, showings and sales.

Having buyers help, but a buyer in a pocket, maybe looking for something your home
does not offer, or is too picky or has a certain price in mind or too Opinionated about
Market, Direction, timing and Pricing.

Yes a listing agent can be effective.

Good luck
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Joseph Runfola answered:
Keep in mind many of the reasons noted below apply not only in Staten Island, but almost everywhere.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Ruth -- FSBO stands for "For Sale By Owner". It sounds as if you're trying to sell the home yourself, with only an attorney, and no Realtor. Is that correct?? That's usually where the problem lies. Too bad you didn't have an agent working for you to make sure the lender could close a loan on time. (and who would have encouraged backup offers and NOT taken it off the market!)

There are any number of reasons why they haven't been given a "clear to close". Impossible for anyone here to tell you what's going on. Your attorney should be in touch with the lender to get details on why it's taking so long.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Fred Herman answered:
How much do you think your "fourth" is worth?? Do any of the siblings live in the home?

Even if you could legally sell your share, it would be difficult to say the least to find an investor to buy just your share. And after expenses maybe not that much money for your share.

"...and [if] the others need the money it might mean the buyer can get a good deal on property ."

So do your siblings want to sell or not??? Did you ask them???
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Fred Herman answered:
Professional marketing will result in a higher selling price.

I would estimate, maybe guess would more accurate, the average commission for residential real estate in Staten Island to be around 5%, some listings may be higher, some listings may be lower.
Each broker sets their own rates. And you're free to negotiate the best deal for yourself..

But in my opinion I don't think 1% would be considered reasonable by any professional. Shop around and find the best deal for yourself. See what marketing and services you're getting for your money.

How much you pay in commission is an important consideration. It will have a big impact on the amount you NET. And for most homeowners, the amount they net is a primary consideration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call, text or email me. I'm happy to help you.

Good luck.

Fred Herman Broker/Owner
HomeTeam Agency, Inc.
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Buyers looking at this time are very REAL! With shortage of inventory in my area it is ok to list now & good luck! Allan
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should be consulting with your attorney, he/she can better advise as to your options....
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Don't look now but real estate sales are cyclical and can be impacted greatly by the season, weather, economy, etc. Based on this normal activity, it may be premature to use the term "tanked" which to most has a much bigger meaning.


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Fri Nov 15, 2013
Beth A.Mitro answered:
Sounds like your trying to create a "Bait" property. Do you really want to create an illusion to all the buyers that are serious and can only afford list price. It's not nice. Please don't do that. There are other peoples lives that come into play. Be legit! Attract buyers by great marketing, making the home look & feel nice and you will get what the home is worth & maybe a little more.
Read or watch The Secret:)
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Ray Padilla answered:
Yes, list and market it correctly and you will have buyers
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Irina Nusinkis answered:
Tree PARAMETERS important, when make a PRICE for your HOME : LOCATION, DIMENSION and
To sell the house you need to check current inventory for similar homes on market. Price your house accordingly and depend on condition of your home. Talk to 3 professionals about your HOME. Find the agent you fill comfortable to work with. Be patient. NOW -the BEST time.

Robert Defalco Realty has 4 locations:

2-in Staten Island, 1- in Brooklyn, 1- in New Jersey. We can meet at any one. For more INFO, please call c. 646-325-5504 or o. 718-605-9300
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Kytejanet answered:
I personally have tried listing with both a small and large company, the small companies don't have the advertising budget or the contacts in the Industry yet they charge pretty much the same commission as the larger ones. I would always list with a larger company. ... more
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Joseph Runfola answered:
Remember that the price you paid for your home or the proceeds you "want" from the sale have no effect on the value of your home! Overpricing will attract fewer potential buyers and the home will sit on the market for longer. Once a home sits on the market for too long it becomes stigmatized and agents stop showing it to their buyers. Another problem with overpricing will come from pressures from lenders. If you do find a buyer who is willing to meet your price, chances are they still need to obtain financing. Lenders look at the fair market value to determine the amount they will finance. How do you know if the listed price is reasonable? One of the best, and easiest, ways is to ask your Realtor. ... more
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Sat Oct 19, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
It sounds to me that you know your answer already to your question... and your own comment
"these people are corrosive to home values".......

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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Marcia Kelly answered:
Yes. If you feel a listing agent is not promoting your listing, negligent in his duties, does not carry out his promises, is uncommunicative or unreachable or is dishonest or unethical, you may contact his supervising broker & ask to be released from the listing agreement. ... more
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Nancy Robinson answered:
Yes, when the home is overpriced! But no worries it wont appraise.....So the extra commission wont really have to be paid. Just feeling Cheeky :D,
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