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Home Selling in Warrenton : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Gisi,
I suspect it really depends on the individual agent or broker. In most states a broker has more experience and responsibility than an agent. There are however agents who sell more, have equal or greater experience than someone who just met the minimum requirements to be a broker.
Choosing anyone just based on their title is risky. Not all agents or brokers are the same. A great one, of either is worth finding over an average or less version of the same.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
I would caution the seller - if the listing agent advertises the home at say 2.5%
no problem - right? -- Maybe / Maybe not

If there are there any competing properties in the development/community...
It is likely your home will be the last one any realtor will offer to show.
This can significantly reduce the buyer pool exposed to your property...
Reduce the pool - take longer to sell - reduce your net...

Try the other side - raise the commission -

I can promise you - your property will get the maximum visibility...
Increase the pool - sell faster - raise your net...

It's the law -

Good luck...
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Shawn Peacher answered:
Hi Linda,

Adding a bathroom to the basement does add to your home's value. That being said, there are certainly other factors to consider. First, it is important that you are careful not to "over-improve". I would estimate that a fully finished basement could add $4k - $6k in value to your home, so...you want to make sure you don't spend more than that when you add it.

Another factor to consider is the current layout of your basement. Do you have a full bedroom down there? Is is used as a recreation room by the kids? Uses such as these would increase the benefits of having a full bathroom on the same level. For example, the benefits of having a bedroom in the basement may be reduced if the occupant of that bedroom has to walk up a flight of stairs every morning to take a shower.... Thus, adding a full bath would add value to your home on its own...while legitimizing an existing layout that may have otherwise been viewed as awkward.

Hope this helps!
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Nick Sakalis answered:
Did you mean to type FSBO?
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Janet A Rehanek answered:
Hi there!
Yes, it is common practice to leave these appliances in the home but as many have suggested you can take those with you and: have this noted in the listing, replace them, OR ...provide an allowance for a replacement. This might be a better solution so the buyers can select what they like.
Hope this helps you.
Janet A. Rehanek, Long and Foster, Warrenton Office
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Wed Apr 6, 2011
Ritu Desai answered:
It is well worth your investment. I just updated my basement. Small investment like this one will be recognized by the buyers
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Sun Jan 16, 2011
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Done tastefully, the addition of the bathroom should add value to the home. Tim makes an important point - make sure you get all the required permits, so as to not cause issues down the road. ... more
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