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How To... in Terre Haute : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
There are alot of variables... Are you going to act as teh general contractor or are you going to hire a builder to take care of everything? The next step is drawing up the plans, then getting your approvals and permits to build, if you are going to act as teh GC you must have experience in doing so, if you have no experience you should get several estimates from area builders who can complete everything for you. Check to see if they are licensed, insured and ask for references, look at what they have built, talk to the the people who hired them. good luck with your new property ... more
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Mon Sep 22, 2008
Debby Thompson answered:
I am a real estate agent in the Milwaukee area. I have teamed up with a home stager. I offer to pay for a home stager for all my listings. She spends about 1 hour with each of my listings in helping to get it ready for sale. If they listen to her it really works. Some of them decided they don't need it. Some decided they don't want to listen to what she says. But I pay for it and it is a service that I offer. I had one home that they listened to everything she told them to do. Their home sold to the first person that walked in the door. It wasn't price because they had a newer home then what was in the area. Their home was priced higher then the rest. But they really wanted to sell and understood that they had to go over and above to make it right for the buyers. With so many homes on the market each home has to stand out. Repairs must be made. Homes need to look buyer ready. Find agents that will offer this as a value added service. She offers additional services to the home owners so she can make more money that way. But she offers the agents an hour service that helps get her in the door and provides us with a service we can offer our listings. Everybody working together to get the home sold.
Go to open house that the agents are having and talk with them. Tell them a few changes that might help sell this home. I feel a real estate agent should not put themself in the business of telling a home owner their is something wrong with their home. This can upset a homeowner that they don't like their home. Leave this job to a stager.
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