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Davidoff, Home Seller in 11576

how can I list my home?

Asked by Davidoff, 11576 Wed Mar 26, 2008

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Don't rely on a friend's referral.
I am not an agent. I am helping my mother to sell her home. We made a major mistake going with a friend's recommendation for a real estate agent. The local agency has cut corners on advertising themselves, never mind having them peddle a proper pitch about our property. They expect us to bring in buyers for them to take over. If we knew that from the start, I would be shouting, "If I'm to do that work, what do I need you for?" So, please, take time and pick someone who actually has recently sold homes in your area. Someone who works hard even after you sign on the line to contract for their help.

Prepare for a long ordeal.
At present, we are nearing the end of a 6-month contract, and will be taking the house off the market for a small breather. I'm disabled. My mother is a senior citizen. Living here, trying to sell in this economy and with this weak agency, makes for a hard, tense time. Every weekend, we have been spruced up and preened. Sometimes we have had a weekday phone call for a visitor-- with only a two-hour window to prepare. Some folks can do Open Houses. We have a dog and no way to make that work. But through all these months, I'm so drained and a bit miffed. Don't let your battery run low on you. Money is the matter....doesn't it matter how much surely should be parked in your pocket?

Draft a rough write-up for your home before you sign.
You're the seller. This is a good organizational step. Hash out with your agent just what top points will be the selling points to go with. Ours...somehow got lost! The agency/agent we have had, has not been selling our place accurately or properly. It is advertised as horse property because it is land that legally can be used for a someone owning a horse. That's nuts! We don't and have never had a horse. We don't even have a stable! We have a little over an acre, most of which is wild. There is a lot of room for someone to build, even another home if they chosee.Mom purchased this place twenty-years ago as woods---in every way there has seemed to have been no horses roaming here. So why would anyone primarily advertise a single-home as such?

Someone said put your self in the eyes of a buyer. Yes! This place would be perfect for a young family looking to buy affordable property, and yet also looking to the future to expand. But what average buyer looking for a home would be jazzed about land that might be pestered with manure and flies?

Consider a Home Inspection before you sell.
We fixed, had fixed, and surveyed for anything we thought might be a problem. The house is 19 years old. We heard about WIN Home Inspectors who are used during the closing process, and paid (as sellers) for our home to be inspected now. We weren't looking to save the buyer the expense or step. We wanted to know if any hidden issue existed that we might need to fix, now, before a buyer came to look. Why have the buyer's inspector find a potential deal-buster at closing? He said that we had three things. We fixed those three things. The inspector was here almost four hours. It is not a light scan that they do. He did termite inspection. He crawled into the attic spaces. He was on the roof, in the basement, in the cupboards, closets, nooks and crannies. For real, he found a tiny leak under one of the sinks that none of us would have found on our own. It was well worth the four-five hundred dollars. And after those repairs, after that inspection; we knew we were ready to roll. But we went with the wrong agency. In future, we will go with one that can proof selling prowis and buyer appeal.

Good luck to you. Hope this helps. At this point, I'm doing my best to rack up a few brownie points with God. The house will sell, the house will sell, Life is Change, Sometimes change gets to work for you, the house will sell.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 2, 2008
My best suggestion is to ask someone you trust who they used to buy or sell a home. If they are happy with the service they got then chances are you will be too. I suggest you use a REALTOR, who is a member of the local association of REALTORS, as they comply with a strict code of ethics that protects your interests. I would further suggest using a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), because then you can be assured of a level of expertise and a committment to the business. I hope it all goes well!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
there are plenty ways to list a home. you can call up some brokers that you have gotten mail from or try putting it on the internet for sale by owner and the brokers will call you. from there you can select the right broker for you. It is important you have looked at the brokers track record and how many years he has been in the business. It is also important that you find out about the brokers education in real estate and college as well. You should get a clear picture of the internet advertising they do and how aggressive they are when it comes to negotiations. Selling your home is a very emotional time in your life, that is why you need a broker like myself to facilitate the process providing you with a plethora of internet sites. My number is 917-416-4530, call me if I can be of any assistance to you
Web Reference: http://www.c21rb.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 30, 2008
I would interview several agents. In this market you should strongly consider a hands on agent with strong attention to detail. Do not automatically list with that agent giving you the highest price as this could cost you thousands in the long run. Insist on recent comparables of similar poroperties in similar areas. List with a brand name to maximize exposure. Do not list with anyone who doesn't put your home on Trulia.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hi, Mr. Davidoff,
I would be more than happy to help you list your home for sale in Roslyn, NY.
In my office we track every prospective buyer who goes to look at your house and
at the end of a month will give you a statistical analysis of why your house has not sold. We ask
all area brokers for their input - at the time of a broker open house- which is scheduled immediately within the first couple of days of us listing your house - to give their professional evaluation of the selling price of your home. They will be bringing their buyers to show your house, so we try to get everyone excited immediately. We try very hard to prevent your house from becoming stale. We look for quick sales and
fair prices, there is no other way. .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Listing a house involves more steps than just putting a sign in the lawn. You MUST work with a professionsl. Interview a few, get a presentation from them, contrast and compare what the difference is in the services they offer and then go for it. Find one that would hep stage your house and save you time adn money. Do everythign right from the beginning. Go and visit a couple of home in the same price range and see what otehrs are asking/ offering. Today's market is saturated with houses. What will distinguish yours from otehrs. Make the emotional detachment and put yourself in the shoes of the buyer. Fix the problems before they become a loss for youIt is a few bucks now than negotiating power later.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
The first step you should take before listing your home is to do some research. I have attached a link that explains all the steps it takes to sell a home from preparing your home for sale to the closing. Additionally, you will find helpful information about some costs that come along with selling your home including attorney fees and closing costs. After you have educated yourself, call several agents and set appointments to receive a listing presentation. Then pick the agent that you believe will work best for you and your home! Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
Dear Mr. Davidoff,
Listing your home is easy - listing your home so that it sells involves more effort! Your goal would be to sell your home for the most money to the most qualified buyer in the shortest amount of time. A licensed REALTOR familiar with your area who has a proven track record will be able to advise you on a realistic selling price & selling time as well as a full marketing plan, including maximum exposure on the internet, and be able to implement that plan to realize your ultimate goal. I would be happy to advise you - please contact me at (516)410-3594 or arlynn@arlynnpalmer.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
Call a local real estate agent that is also a Realtor. If you truley want to list your home and SELL it, then this is the way to go.
Web Reference: http://www.realtor.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 12, 2008
Realtors, for get about em.........sell it yourself,
Web Reference: http://www.redealsusa.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2008
you can post your deal on my national website for free and zillow as well
Web Reference: http://www.redealsusa.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2008
You can try listing the home on your own, but why take on such a big headache. Just have an agent do all the leg work for you. I'll give you a list of what's sold in your area. I would then help you in choosing a reasonable selling price for your house. You would value from my Internet Marketing Expertise. There are over 50 websites to advertise your home. Of course, we'd also advertise in newspapers and do periodic Open Houses. You can contact me anytime at 516-554-1657 for a free consultation and free market analysis of your home. You would be under no obligation, so you have nothing to lose. Thank you and Good Luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2008
do it yourself and save the commision - list on fsbo and craigslist - easy and cheap
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2008
We work in your area. If you need our help contact us at 516-739-2243. we have several prospective buyer.
Web Reference: http://onestepuprealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2008
Davidoff, Your house in the Roslyn area should not have a problem selling if you list your property with a Realtor associated with a full service, technically up-to-date Real Estate company. That realtor must also be knowledgable in today's market conditions and share that information with you. This way, your house can be brought to market for the right price that will generate bidding activity. Remember, an over priced house is not for sale. Best Regards, Edith
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 2, 2008
Mr. Davidoff,

You can list your home by contacting any real estate agent.
The question should be, "who do you list with to get your home sold for the best price in the shortest amount of time?"
Give yourself the best chance of selling your home by contacting a local agent who is familiar with your area and who's from a firm that has a proven track record in your area.
If you want an idea of who that is, or if I can be of any service, contact me.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 27, 2008
Hi Davidoff, If you list with me, your home:
- will be shown on Cablevision IO Homes
- receive Internet advertising on Trulia, Yahoo, Excite, Google just to name a few
- get elite top placement on Google & Yahoo
- plus much more

Please call me so we can discuss further.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
Feel free to check out my website http://www.GailGladstone.com and use google to check out various Realtors. The best marketing of a property comes from a Realtor who knows how to utilize this important media.

I will be happy to provide you with a current market analysis of your property and a customized bi-level written marketing plan.
Web Reference: http://GailGladstone.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hi Davidoff-
In order to list your home on Long Island, you will need to contact a Realtor. I would love to help. Give a call anytime at 631-662-7605 or at lauren@li-properties.com to discuss a customized marketing plan for your home.

Lauren Shulman
RE/MAX Hearthstone
Nassau and Suffolk Counties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hello Davidoff,

Are you loooking to list your home on this web site? This website only allows Real Estate Professionals to list their properties on the site. If your is not currently listed, interview a few agents anf get it listed. If your home is listed currently, have your agent place it on the site.

Web Reference: http://www.c21infinity.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
keep the house
no need to list
you like the house
this is why you bought it
and it is a good investment


good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
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