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Home Selling in York : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 1, 2016
Kfolkman asked:
We got a full price offer on our home, contingent upon home inspection and appraisal. Home inspection showed the roof is at the end of it's life. I had a General contractor come to give…
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Thu Mar 10, 2016
Chaswen.scouras2 asked:
the writing up on Purchase & Sales agreement
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
No, sorry you have to list it with a REALTOR, and in your local MLS for it to appear here (provided that MLS syndicates its listings here).
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Wed May 20, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
You should go to a lawyer to do this. If no real estate broker is involved, to give you real estate advice and write the forms, then hire a lawyer.
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Sat Jul 2, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
This forum is difficult: We are here to help people and hopefully find a client.
There are only so many ways for us to say; "Please call me".

Michael Hoke is correct that you will have better representation and probably get more $$ by having a Realtor on your side, even if you are doing a Shortsale.

I would recommend giving Michael a call.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Jan 1, 2011
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
You sound like you are in a good position, if your house has appreciated since then and you are hoping to make a profit. Good luck with your move!

If you have an accountant who helps you file your taxes I'd call him/her and ask for advice. ... more
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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Frank Dolski answered:
Hi Kathryn,
Sorry to hear of your experience and I am curious if the current Realtor responded to your concerns. It all depend on what the contract states. But, you should contact the Broker or Manager to discuss your concerns and to see if they would release you. I know that you found Realtor B but if you need help, please feel free to contact me because I have the resources to help you pick the top Broker/Realtor in your area.

Good Luck!
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
215-794-1070 x103
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
yvonne answered:

On and it states you will be responsible to pay back the full amount. Here is where I found the answer to your question.,,id=206291,00.html (copy/paste into your brower). If you need help selling your property let me know and good luck ... more
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Fri Apr 2, 2010
Christine Shemeta answered:
Hi Melissa -
You have received many good suggestions. To answer one of your questions, yes, there is a place on our listing paperwork that allows us to put in that the square footage is provided by the owner. I have also calculated estimated square footage for clients. Additionally, I measure every room of the house and include that information in the multi-listing system. ... more
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Evelina Rossetti answered:
You could hire an attorney to help with the paperwork. You still need to find out if the person who is
interested in buying is qualified. There are alot of behind the scenes processes that have to take place
that people don't know about. For sale By Owner, also has alot of legal ramifications that the owner may
not know about. It's best to leave it to a professional!
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Tue Dec 29, 2009
K. Stough asked:
Sun Sep 20, 2009
Dayne & Sharon Riddle answered:
Yes Carol is correct. If you had closing and signed the deed you no longer own the home. Howeaver if you signed a listing agreement to market and have changed your mind, you must contact the BROKER (not the agent). The listing belongs to the Broker. Dayne & Sharon ... more
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Angela Niven answered:
Boy, that is a loaded question. The very best realtor is one that speaks the same language as you, one with whom you have a rapport. To get the best represtentation, that realtor should also do quite a bit of business in your area. When a realtor is familiar with your area, they have an insight into what sells, what areas are popular and why. The best company once again is a loaded question. To be honest, as long as you stick with a company with a good reputation, good programs and lots of realtor support, you cannot go wrong. One of the things to think about in these times is that your company should have a strong internet presence. Newspapers don't sell houses any more. Most people start looking for a home on line. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. ... more
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Bob McClure answered:
good morning...your question is a great one....i have always believed it is good business to request an any licensed appraiser that is fha certified and ask them to comp your home.....tell them all the updates you have done since buying the home.....perhaps even call two....comping the home is a lot less than doing a complete will save many times over the cost of under or overpricing your of luck.....bob mcclure-success mortgage partners- plymouth, michigan..... ... more
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Fri Jun 12, 2009
Eileen Musser ex realtor answered:
Sorry, Kevin's rule of thumb seems pretty optomistic for York; maybe that heppens where he is.

What you may not realize is that dozens of folks have toured your home without you knowing about it. They have looked at pictures, zoomed in on pitures of your street from satelite maps, run some kind of comps to evaluate your price, and checked the tax records to see how much you paid for it.

So..........aside from evaluating price to be sure you've got it right you might want to take a careful look at what your virtual visitors are seeing. Is there some clue there that makes them think the home is not worth an actual visit? Maybe there is a bright orange wall that makes them think they are going to have to paint the whole place. It's amazing what makes people decide not to call for a visit.

But have patience! Homes are still selling here, but it is taking longer than we are used to and the buyers are still pretty much in the drivers seat. (Be prepared to pay some closing costs at settlement; that's very common)

Maybe if you give us the MLS number or address we can help you see some details that might help you.
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Fri Dec 12, 2008
Trisha Wade answered:
Your best bet would be to speak with a Real Estate Attorney. Make sure they work in Maryland too. Things change from state to state. They work with this stuff everyday and will be able to give you the most help. ... more
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
Trisha Wade answered:
I would concentrate on propmoting the positive cash flow this property will bring to a potential buyer. Try centering your advertising around that.
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Wed May 7, 2008
RGRDC answered:
What about those "postcards" sent to people in the mail? My guess is that they are a waste of time & money. What Trisha said made me think, almost everyone gets the Sunday paper but usually only serious buyers pick up the Homes & Land Magazines you see in stores. However, these are getting a little more difficult to find. Wal-Mart no longer has any of the free sales magazines (Both the East & West York stores removed the racks.

I must be in the minority. Starting in the late 90s, I found all of my properties VIA the internet and then called an agent. My first home (early 90s) I bought direct from the seller.

I asked this question because prior to the recent real estate bubble, I never even considered an open house. Houses sold themself and all an agent needed to do was put the sign in the yard.
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Sun Apr 20, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
I like the Somer's answer. Selling a home within a few years of purchaes is almost always expensive. I suspect that there may be some other related issues that you would prefer not to disclose, but you will need to be candid with your Realtor so they can develop your options.

Once you learn of your options and the ramifications of each, then you will have the information to make a wise decision.
Best of luck to you.
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