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Home Selling in Westchester County : Real Estate Advice

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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Mon Apr 13, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Unfortunately Trulia doesn't allow for sale by owner. The odd thing is, I have seen it syndicate from other sites for sale by owner. Try going to Postlets.com or Fizber.com, posting there, and checking back with Trulia 24-36 hours to see if it worked. Otherwise Zillow is your option. Have a great day!

Christopher Pagli
Westchester County Real estate Consultant For "Buying & Selling" With The Property Brothers
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Mon Apr 6, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Countless homes were built in this country long before there were Certificates of Occupancy, they are grandfathered in. These homes sell every day without a CO. There is no way to retroactively issue CO's as this would indicate that the municipality has inspected your home and confirmed it complies with current applicable building codes and it doesn't and won't ever. Whoever is telling you that a CO is necessary doesn't know what they are talking about. List you home and forget about it. Only a lender with rocks in their head would be looking for a CO on a home of this age. ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Wed Mar 25, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
If the listing has expired then it shouldn't show as active on Trulia, the listing will however stay in the archives.
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Sat Mar 7, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Craiglist, Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia all have open houses listed with the property. if you do a search for homes in an area you will have to look through each one to find open houses. As agents, we can do a simple search for open houses in specific areas and property types. I don't know why they don't make it easier for the consumer.

Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty group
Westchester County Advisor to "Buying & Selling" with the Property Brothers on HGTV Season 3
914.406.9023
chris@legendsrealtugroup.net
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Sat Mar 7, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi Howard, The homes in the Scarsdale Park area range anywhere from $500,000-1,000,000+. The last two sales were 36 Tewkesbury for $510,000, this was a 3br 2ba home 1350 sq feet with updated kitchen and baths. The other home was 86 Tewkesbury a 4br 2.5b a 1850 sq feet. This home had a so-so kitchen and somewhat updated baths.

The best way to give you a real opinion is by seeing the home in person. This is why online valuation programs aren't accurate when determining a value. We need to see the features, location, condition, and updates.

I hope this helps, have a great day!

Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Westchester County Advisor To "Buying & Selling" with the Property Brothers on HGTV
914.406.9023
chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
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Donald Mituz…, Real Estate Pro in Kaatonah, NY
Sun Feb 8, 2015
Donald Mituzas answered:
The location of 3 Gerlach Place is listed incorrectly on a lot of different sites. I think I may know what the problem is. If I recall, when I myself lived at 3 Gerlach Place 40 years ago the back yard when all the way back to Stafford. 3 Gerlach has a tax map ID that ends with 2 and 6 Stafford ends with 1. When the property was subdivided it appears the tax map numbers assigned were backwards. When looking at the tax maps through our MLS when I click on 3 Gerlach is shows a picture and location of being 6 Stafford and vice versa. Very odd.

Don Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Cell: 914-924-8581
http://www.donmituzas.com
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Donald Mituz…, Real Estate Pro in Kaatonah, NY
Sun Feb 8, 2015
Donald Mituzas answered:
If the Realtor is marketing the property and giving you feedback on showings than changing agents may not be the solotion. It's sometimes difficult for a Realtor to lay out the truth. If I could pick two reasons a home isn't selling it would be this. #1. The price. This is far and away the biggest reason a home doesn't sell. #2 The home is dirty and cluttered. I've had many instances over the last 20+ years where a buyer wouldn't even walk through a house that was a great deal if it was filthy.

If you can't adjust the price, then make sure your home is spotless. If you have hardwood floors under old carpets, remove the carpet. Some fresh paint can go a long way. Please, if you smoke, don't ever do it in your house. This will turn a buyer faster than you can imagine and the same can go for pet odors.

If you can't lower the price (which is almost always what is needed) and you make some changes in your house, make sure your Realtor comes back for fresh pictures and at least a new broker's open house.

Good luck.

Don Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - New York's #1 Broker
Cell: 914-924-8581
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Thu Jan 29, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, If it is in the MLS it should automatically syndicate to Trulia and show up within 36 hours of input.

Chris
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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
They are as good for resale as a swimming pool.
Some buyers don't mind while other say 'Absolutely not!'

In Florida owners are PROHIBITED from selling electricity they produce. Only Florida power companies can sell electricity. That means there can be no 'selling to the grid' benefits, no income producing potential. The consequence? In Florida, the SUNSHINE STATE, solar is an unwanted orphan.

That leaves only the utility saving benefit as the tangible and the intangible being 'Save the Planet' mission and possible qualification to membership in the Sierra Club and Audubon Society.

Will saving 60% on the electricity bill compensate for those warts on the roof?
Are those warts a badge of honor that coupled with the Tesla makes a statement to society?

If the owner can show an undeniable benefit, (income/saving/society) then it will be good for resale. Otherwise it just a wart with added costs waiting in the future.
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Mon Jan 26, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
They are typically good for 60-90 days depending on the lender. If you haven't found a home during that time the bank can usually issue a new letter as long as nothing has changed with your credit and finances, happens all the time.

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
914.406.9023
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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Sun Jan 25, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Be aware, the conversion of a dining room to a bedroom requires very little material investment. Where the value will be derived is turning a house with an obsolete floor plan into one of contemporary design. A kitchen with eat-in space, although it sounds wonderful, does not make it contemporary and most likely limits it's appeal to N'eaterners who are accustomed to archaic design.

Have a real visionary or a contractor or a REALTOR evaluate your homes potential. Integrated seating, open architecture, flex space are all elements of contemporary design and may be accomplished for less than you think.

It is possible that adding a bedroom, strategically located on the 1st level, can add value if there is demonstrated market for extended family living. Most folks however, will find a bedroom located where the DR formerly existed, will not be considered strategically located.

Now, regarding the DR/BR issue, to avoid creating even greater obsolesce, one must ask, "How big is the garage or parking provisions?" 4 Bedrooms eventually leads to no less the three drivers. Nothing hurts neighborhood values like cars parked on the front lawn.
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kma1060449@a…, Renter in Mount Vernon, NY
Fri Jan 16, 2015
kma1060449@aol.com asked:
Hi ! I have house with lots of sins and drains and toilets. It makes me nuts that my handiman moved, I will be need to be hooking up a sink soon.. can someone recommend a reasonable priced…
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Thu Jan 15, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I do a lot of business in Mt Vernon and 10553 has decent reception. You can't change where your home is situated your agent will have to properly present and sell the home to prospective buyers.

You do not have to have a for sale sign if you don't want. It does help on the marketing side because everyone that drives by will see your home for sale. I find that many homes don't want one and that is absolutely your choice.

As for the counters, people use whatever they can afford. Not everybody likes granite. You can get other natural stones or even corian is a good option. I typically walk through a home and think like a buyer will. There are many quick fixes that don't have to cost you a lot of money. It's amazing what de-cluttering, cleaning, good lighting, and paint can do to a home.

I'm sorry that you have had bad experiences with agents in the past. Please note that not all agents are the same. I would love the opportunity to meet with you.

I hope this helps you!

Christopher Pagli
914.406.9023
www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com
chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Wed Jan 14, 2015
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Eselyn Nembh…, Real Estate Pro in Mt Vernon, NY
Tue Dec 30, 2014
Eselyn Nembhard answered:
It is my pleasure to serve you, however you did not say where your cooperative apartment is located or in what building it is located. You see that information greatly impact the selling price of your coop. There are more than one reasons for this, the first is that some coops are occupied by only a percentage of owners because the building converted and has not quite sold all the units so some are rented. The maintenance could be astronomical in this wise even if the price is attractive or the unit is in gorgeous condition in a favorably location. The other reasoning behind a fair pricing is the location or zip code in which the unit is located and a third reasoning is that some buildings carry a flip tax which is usually paid by the seller a place that the new buyer ultimately takes. All three variables play an important factor in the pricing of the unit wherever it is. I will be happy to help with your questions if you care to give me that information.
My office is Weid Williams Realtors, Inc, my name is Joy Nembhard and my telephone number is (914) 665-1060 Thank You.
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Antonio Sanc…, Real Estate Pro in Scarsdale, NY
Mon Dec 29, 2014
Antonio Sanchez answered:
Hi Peggy,

Typically when buyers contact me and are looking to "rent to own" its only through an owner that would like to make such arrangement with a potential purchaser. There are no real programs that offer such type of arrangement for various reasons. Some of the pros and cons are

pros: you could make some interest in the lease to own purchase agreement.
cons: you could be missing out on many potential buyers.
cons: lots of headaches since you are dealing with a tenant.
pros: somewhat of a lucrative source of income if everything goes according to plan, but in real estate nothing goes according to plan.

My professional opinion would be to stay away from such arrangements unless the purchaser is willing to put down a substantial amount of money typically 10-30% down in escrow.


I hope this helps you.



Best,
Antonio Sanchez
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
www.antoniosanchez.elliman.com
347-320-0673
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Andrew Feige…, Real Estate Pro in Armonk, NY
Thu Dec 4, 2014
Andrew Feigenbaum answered:
Yes, of course, you can sell at any time.

If you are interested, I'd be happy to help you through this process. Please call me at 914-273-9688.

Sincerely,
Andrew Feigenbaum
Grand Lux Realty
www.GrandLuxRealty.com
Andrew.Feigenbaum@GrandLuxRealty.com
Office: 914-273-9688
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 Joel Heumann,  in 10566
Thu Nov 6, 2014
Joel Heumann answered:
Don't worry about a dotcom. Go on down to Town Hall & ask (or phone). It's not like you have to identify yourself, if that's your concern.
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Tue Oct 7, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Your win option would be to rent it if you have another place to live. You may be able to grieve your property taxes, contact the local tax assessor for details.

Chris
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Anthony DeCi…, Real Estate Pro in Mamaroneck, NY
Mon Sep 29, 2014
Anthony DeCioccio answered:
Hi: I'm an agent in Mamaroneck's leading rental brokerage office. We can definitely help you find something that works for you at a great price. Please call The DeCioccio Team @ Grand Lux Realty 2 @ 914-732-3702. Thanks. Sincerely, Anthony. Anthony.Decioccio@GrandLuxRealty.com. ... more
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