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Home Selling in Wilmington : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 30, 2017
VAN COLEY asked:
Mon Apr 3, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I sent an email to you about this concern.


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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
No, it really wouldn't ad much value. Your Realtor should be able to give you a complete market analysis to show you what similar homes have been selling for in your area and what you could sell for in today's market. They're primarily looking at size, # of bedrooms, bathrooms, location etc. Look at it this way: If there are two houses next to each other (same size, same BR/BA) then yours might sell quicker if it has nice updates like the crown molding & shutters and the other one does. But don't count on a huge increase in $$ value. Keep in mind an appraiser doesn't care what kind of shutters you have. They're really just looking at the basics like SF and BR/BA. :) Good luck! ... more
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Lori High answered:
if an agent helps a buyer sell and purchase a home also, we referred our daughter and they signed a contract the very first time out, what would be a fair negotiable commission?
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Thu May 19, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
You cannot post a FSBO listing directly to trulia, try zillow instead.
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Thu May 19, 2016
John and Sue Martin asked:
Sun May 24, 2015
MichelleinNC answered:
I recently sold my home. I had it listed fsbo at first and got some interest but no offers. I listed with an agent (same price) and had an offer above asking price within 2 days.

I feel like by listing with an agent, buyers took my listing more seriously and my house got a lot more exposure. It was definitely worth the 6% commission I paid. ... more
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
To have your home on Trulia, you must be listed by a Realtor as the homes here flow directly off the local MLS's or can be input only by someone with a valid license number. Good Luck
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Karen & Thorn... Besides Zillow, you can also use of which there is some sort of fee or for free on Be careful of Craigslist as it is full of scan artists...some of whom will assume your listing online and try to scam people out of money by advertising it for rent. As far as cost by a Realtor, it will cost you whatever the listing commission fee is. If interviewing Realtors, the one thing to ask is is how pro internet they are. For example, I pay extra to Feature my listings here on Trulia so that I can enhance them. Good Luck ... more
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Fri Nov 28, 2014
Irena Kohler answered:
A good question - I believe that from the point of a buyer the answer is yes. From the point of an RE agent, it makes me believe that some one did't do the home wok well and didn't price the property right from the beginning. If your RE agent comes two months after listing your home and asks for a lowering the price, I would advice to look for a different agent. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Nov 28, 2014
Irena Kohler answered:
It does not complicate the sale, it just needs add a bill of sale. I would recommend to use the furniture as a negotiation part. Do not offer it for free right away.
I just recently had a sale of a lot with a bill of sale included for a mobile home and an RV.
Good luck!
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Brett Skyles answered:
How do you count rooms for appraisal purposes in GA? Above grade, we have 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, great room, and mud room, which is large and also is our laundry room. Below grade we have a full finished bedroom (604 sqft) with two large windows and double doors that exit the house. Additionally, there is another door that leads into the unfinished part of the basement. Within the finished bedroom, there is a full bathroom. How many rooms do I have above grade, and what is the total room count?

Thanks for the help!
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
sammi90 asked:
trying to sell a home in burgaw-rocky point area. have had zero interest. i hear the same story throughout central and western pender. anyone have any insight as to why? seems like hampstead…
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Carly Gravely-Forman answered:
Here is a link to the current listings in Village Park along with one that sold in the last year. Great location, right in the middle of town so you are close to everything. You see a lot of college students rent in this area because it is so close to UNCW. Let me know if you have any questions. 910.228.4333
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Bev West answered:
That sounds like a question you will need to ask your divorce attorney.
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Jeff Lesley answered:
Hi, I hope you are doing well and yes I would agree with Jay that it does need to be clarified a bit. It is a very small percentage where the listing agent is also the seller sub-agent or a dual agent in the transaction. But with our current shortage of inventory I have seen within the past few months as this market shifts that the quantity is higher where the listing agent also brings forward the buyer. There are a lot of reasons that come into play with the primary one being the price point.

Keep in mind that as one of the top agents in the area that I show a lot of my own listings but it comes down to being the right fit for the buyer at the end of the day. Your listing agent should be showing it a lot because that of course means that they are doing ample marketing to get the property out there rather than sitting back and waiting on the MLS to generate buyers.

If you would like to talk to any of my sellers or buyers at any time about how I work for them then just let me know. Thanks

Jeff Lesley
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Alan May answered:
There is no "typical, average, usual, normal, regular"... percentage. Each agent/agency charges a fee commensurate with the services they provide.

Call a few agents in the area and ask them what they would charge, and what they provide for that fee.

As pointed out... commissions are negotiable (by law), but that doesn't mean that each and every agent will negotiate their own commission... merely that they are not allowed to "fix" a percentage by colluding with one another.
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Louis Tice answered:
Normal wear and tear are things like nail holes, scuff marks and dirty carpet. Damage would be larger holes in the wall, stains on carpets, etc.
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