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Home Selling in Staten Island : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Nancy Robinson answered:
Have you defined: "give it away" for yourself? Sounds like you might be stuck on a price that is unrealistic for your home. And by the way, your Realtor may be getting some good leads from having your home listed and may enjoy the residual income from your home. Nothing like a good bait to catch more fish. ... more
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Janet Pipes answered:
You have real hardwood floors underneath! That's a dream for many buyers as opposed to do-it-yourself harwood flooring available at many stores.

You may like the feel of the carpet, but if you are getting a negative reaction it may be worth the small expense and inconvenience to take out the carpet and have those floor polished and ready to go.

Good luck.
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Leslie Ann Woolsey answered:
Would need a bit more info in order to try and find you the best place available that meets your needs and fits your budget
Give me a call at 718-316-0011 and lets discuss
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Linda Lorenzo answered:
An agent with the most home sales is not necessarily the best fit for you. I agree with others here, interview a few and see if you are comfortable with them. Do they have time for you and are they willing to listen to your needs. Are they too busy to give you attention!! How do they work their business and does that suit your needs. How often will they update you? Do they return calls as soon as possible? Good luck. ... more
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Simple answer - you don't.

Most buyers aren't going to waste their time looking at overpriced homes when there are competitively priced homes on the market. The impression isn't "here's an optimistic owner who's willing to compromise," it's "here's an unrealistic seller who doesn't know what his or her home is worth."

Buyers choose the path of least resistance, and that path is viewing and writing offers on homes that are listed closer to the actual market value rather than looking at homes 10 percent or more above the market and hoping the seller's willing to come down to market price.

Don't make the mistake of trying to negotiate the offer before you have one by going high in anticipation of lower offers. It'll end up getting you less money in the end and you'll spend far more time trying to sell.
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Generally not ... the larger issue is marketing and exposure. Personally, I use our local MLS to search for homes for my clients because the data's far more reliable than on Trulia or Zillow. And there generally is no need to wade through the faulty listings data to find a home when there are other choices far more readily available and visible.

Agents can't show what they don't know exists and the vast majority of FSBOs are virtually invisible.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Bella Grossman answered:
I would leave some furniture in every room ,especially lighting, try to stage the house and decorate it lightly with the furniture you have and just try to give it a fresh look with small and very inexpensive accessories. ... more
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Bella Grossman answered:
Ask your agent to write new description regarding all improvements that were done, take new pictures and load them on the listing, he can send e-mails to all agents that showed your property and notify them that renovations were done and list them. Good luck to you selling your home!! ... more
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
Should you switch agents?

I'm guessing that the overwhelming majority of agent-switches are accompanied by a significant price drop, which makes me wonder - why the seller didn't just give their first agent the price drop?

The price must be attractive enough to want to make someone take on the project of redecorating.

All the best,
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Martina Ryan answered:
Probably better to remove the wall paper before painting & if the carpet can not be cleaned then remove it also.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
I truly don't believe the average buyer is that analytical....IMO, the majority of buyers base their search on personal needs and means, placing all of the political nonsense on the back burner.

Just a thought.....what would the real estate market be like if everyone avoided the news and other media sources?

Hug your loved ones, laugh, and keep things in perspective.

Bill
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Gary R. DeFilippo answered:
Sorry, Patty, I lost my ability to predict the future when I lost my crystal ball in bet that I could predict the future.

Seriously, open houses attract buyers, usually, when the home is first listed. The longer it is on the market the more likely that the buyers in the market have already seen it. Of course, the location, condition and price of the home will attract buyers if it is in a desirable location, has good curb appeal and interior design and amenities and is priced right.

Good luck.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Felix A. Garcia answered:
Hi Max

If your the seller that information should be on your contract , if your the buyer there's no real way for you to find out that info is not public to buyers, but those percentages are not set in stone and can be changed or adjusted

Thanks Felix
917-692-7702
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Phillip,

This is a great question........one of the things we subscribe to is making certain the buyers have a clear appreciation for what they both personally wand and do not want in their future home. By focusing their attention on the qualities they desire and deplore, this should minimize the focus on flaws.

We ask customers to generate two lists. one that clearly identifies all the features that the must have in their new home while the second is a list of features they absolutely don't want. This can evolve into a third list that contains items that they could go either way on. We ask them to bring their lists with them during showing to refer to. The real challenge surfaces when the husband and wife can't agree on this information......but this is an entirely different matter!

Hope this helps,

Bill
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
My name is Ali and I am Trulia’s Community Manager. I was a bit confused by your question in Trulia Voices, can you please provide a bit more information and I would be happy to try and help you- or find someone else who can.

Thanks,
Ali
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Plenty of good agents out there who show properties that meet their potential buyer(s) needs regardless the commission amount.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
I have had two buyers who looked for more than three months in my career. Sad to say they both never bought anything.

They wasted my time and gas!

If a buyer is qualified, serious, and motivated, and the agent is doing his/her job it should not take months for a buyer to decide on a home.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Deborah Niola answered:
I am located on Staten Island and would be happy to preview your home to help.
Contact me at Robert Defalco Realty
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Felix A. Garcia answered:
Hi MYlow

No there not assignable

Thanks Felix
917-692-7702
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Until an executed contract is in place, signed by all parties and deposit money has been exchanged, you are free to do as you please...
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