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Home Selling in Wichita : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 7, 2016
Hunnebcrawford asked:
Have listed a townhouse. Many have viewed and saved can't get them to see it. What is the best method to fwy them in ? Are investor a good option? Pristine condition.
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
James Karlovsky answered:
Realtors have the option of paying for the service that allows for 1+ featured homes.
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Sun May 10, 2015
jmrkan asked:
I edited what I could regarding my listing by Trulia, but it still shows 2 bedrooms. In February I had a hearing with the Sedgwick County Appraiser's office, and the mistake was corrected…
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Owner carry or owner financing is a complicated transaction and happen in various ways. You really need to hire an attorney.
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:

This is a very hard situation. The first thing I would do is suggest to your listing agent that you put your home back on the market. How much money did she give you as a deposit (escrow money)? Hopefully it is at least 10% of the purchase price. I would suggest going after the buyer for her escrow money. She needs to sign a form to release it to you, but she should. If she does not, you can sue her for failure to perform.

If it isn't this person, someone else will buy your home. Do not worry.


Randy Tanner
RE/MAX Direct
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Kevin Cash answered:
Pricing is #1. If you want to compete in today's market, you have to be competitive. Work with a good Agent and they will guide you,
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Leesa Hughes answered:
I've found that it's always a great idea to consistently re-evaluate your household budget, regardless of the situation. Some of the questions to ask yourself:

- Look at overall household debt. For example, are you paying for any of your child's college bills?

- Get an agent to look at comps and give you a home price value opinion. An experienced agent will tell whether you have equity or not.

- Do you really want to sell, or perhaps turn your home into a rental? Many folks are thinking about the benefits of turning assets (like a home) into an annuity stream. If you can make the rental cash-flow positive, it's a great way to start building up retirement income.

Please contact me and we can run through specific scenarios. I'd be happy to help you plan this all out.

Leesa Hughes
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Todd Beals answered:
House values are based on what the market in your neighborhood is bringing within the past 6 months. That is the time line that an appraiser goes back. If you are on a lake lot your house will bring more than the houses in your area that are not on a lake lot. ... more
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Brianna Branine answered:
Are you getting feedback from those showings? Listen to and consider all of the feedback you are getting. If there are negative things on the list that are consistent, then make a change! Those buyers help depict the sale of your home. Lowering your price $2000 will not make a will still be getting the same buyers looking in the same price range. ... more
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Anna Owen answered:
Well, some of that is an industrial area (closer to 135). If you'd like to send me an email (, I can get more specifics about the area and price of home. Maybe it's not priced accordingly? ... more
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
Cynthia Hise answered:
thanks for everyones answers. Really appreciate all of them.
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
Have to? No. Shoud you? Yes. Your agent gave you good advice. If you were a buyer wouldn't you like to know that the Seller at least looked at your offer. Simply write on the first page of the offer , "Reviewed and Rejected" and sign your name. It can help avoid any complaints from a buyer that their offer wasn't treated fairly. ... more
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Brenda Feria answered:
Deferred maintenance cost sellers more than anything else. If you are the type who leaves everything until later, chances are that those little nagging repairs have become bigger, more expensive repairs. ... more
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Tue Jun 7, 2011
Frank Dolski answered:
The value of your home is indirectly impacted by the color or lack or carpeting and paint. Most buyers do not want to do much after they move into a home. Therefore, it must show as best as possible. Obviously location, amenities, etc. have a direct value on your home but staging, painting (if required) and having great curb appeal will increase traffic and ultimately a deal. I have listed homes where they had outdated carpeting, wallpaper, and paint and it took much longer to sell these homes in direct competition with "like" homes. In some cases, the homes were painted and we got close to asking price. Therefore, paint, carpeting and property staging do have an impact on the sale your home. I would suggest that your agent have a professional stager give you an evaluation on your home and what is needed to best sell it. I say this with a professional opinion because I am selling many homes! Please feel free to call or email me if you would like to discuss this.

Best Regards,
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
Associate Broker
CARTUS Certified Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
215-803-3237 (mobile)
215-794-1070 x103 (office)
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Tue May 3, 2011
Kim Smith-Martin answered:
Hi - I would be happy to help any way I can - feel free to call or email anytime :)

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Thu Feb 3, 2011
Jack Edwards answered:
Wow, you have a tough decision to make quick. In my opinion, it sounds as if time is of the essence and you need experienced legal counsel. You have custodial questions as well as authentication of a quit claim form being filed. Your attorney will be the best place to start as Realtor's are not allowed to practice law. ... more
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Mon Dec 13, 2010
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Well, not sure how to tell you, 2 months, 2 open houses, one showing in this current Buyer's market that does not sound tooooooo bad!
Remember we are in most parts of the country in a Buyers Market, i.e. more homes available in all kinds of sizes and price ranges, and not enough ready and willing buyers, which means the few buyers can cherry pick the BEST house for them at the lowest possible price!!!!! Which means yours may not be the one for THEM!
But you also need to realize, that how buyers - potential buyers look at homes as vastly changed over the last few years! I am not sure how much your Realtor advertises and markets your home on the internet, but that is where most buyers start looking, when they find a home they kind of like and are more curious about, then they will contact (most likely a Realtor they know or have worked with before or someone of their friends or family members knows) to see your home..... So all those views on the internet are actual VIRTUAL SHOWINGS!!! So ask your Realtor if he/she has information about how many potentially interested or searching buyers have looked at least on some websites at your listing.

Be patient this is a difficult market for sellers and please sit down again with your Realtor and see if there is anything else you can do.... When you want to consider your options, do not only look at homes like yours in style and size and floor plan and lot size but also look at other homes in your app. price range, so that you can see for yourself what the buying public can select from, if you and your Realtor have time, go and look at some of these homes together, THEN you will know if you NEED to reduce the price or if you just priced right!

Good Luck to you!
Edith YourRealtor4Life and Chicago Connection
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Tonya Stephenson answered:
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Kathleen Lordbock answered:
Every home should be properly prepared for the market regardless of location if you are serious about selling. Can you watch a show or read a book and know everything about home staging? It is so much more than putting a bed in a bedroom or cleaning up clutter.

Who are your prospective buyers - what are they looking for or expecting? Is your property delivering that?
What are cost effective ways to maximize the curb appeal and inside desirabilty of your home? HGTV is fun but made for TV, not reality! Selling is serious stuff - this may well be the biggest asset you own. I have seen too many agents who do not understand the principles of staging and only focus on the PRICE. How low do you want to go? If not spot on for your market - you had best plan to go really low.
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