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Jaks, Home Buyer in Belleair Beach, FL

I am selling my house in belleair beach at a $50,000 less than$ 595 advertised price as I have to return to

Asked by Jaks, Belleair Beach, FL Thu Feb 7, 2008

London how do I get my website modernbeachhouseforsale.com in the public domain( the beach is at the end of my street)It is such a wonderful house and area but it definately will only appeal to modernist buyers it has smooth ceilings with spots everywhere and none of that crown molding faux stuff and it is built of block not like these paper mcmansions.So who in this part of the world is in the 21st century to like 70s sleek?
Anyone know? Thanks

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Thanks a Sean I may be a bit niave form the point of google,I dont understand!!!Thanks for the advice I think I am going to take my real estate exams then stay here I really love the house and at $525 I feel that I am giving it away.I am considering every option.I will look at your website.I cant believe there are fellow modernist fans here,we gave up that faux victoriania years ago it only works in the period of the house.hahahaahahaha!!!!!!!Thanks again
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2008
Personal taste is always going to be either a highlight or a detriment to finding the right buyer for a unique home, Jaks. The current market is not exactly perfect for getting top dollar on such homes, when the pool of buyers is smaller than the number of homes on the market. One question to ask yourself is "how did I find my house?" and "what attracted me to this particular home?" The answers to these simple questions may lead you to the bast way to market your house, and--I second, third and fourth the opinions already presented here--any seller needs a GOOD Real Estate Consultant in this market. I can recommend a number of them in your area--email me (lobuckner@gmail.com) or call (727-452-0023)and I'll be happy to introduce you to a few.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2008
Hi Jaks,

It's great that you are going to advertise on your website, however, I have multiple websites that can link to 27 countries which gives greater exposure. Who is going to handle the transaction once you have a buyer? What about the legal implications of withholding 10% for taxes if you have a foreign buyer?

With the international markets expanding, don't limit yourself just to England and the US.

The key to selling your home is marketing and one website alone will not necessarily be your answer. Your 70s sleek must be marketed in such a way to appeal to a greater pool of qualified buyers. I am a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and would like the opportunity to discuss a marketing strategy with you further.

You may email me at Phil@PhilFowler.com
Web Reference: http://www.PhilFowler.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2008
Jaks, have you talked to a Realtor? For your special house you need to reach a target audience. In this market it's tough to do it on your own. It's also important to price your house right. This is a tough market for sellers but price sells! I live in Belleair Beach and would be happy to talk with you if you are not working with a Realtor.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2008
I am not fond of http://www.cyberhomes.com or www. zillow.com to base your asking price on, especially if you have an older home which has been renovated. These sites are limited to the basic info; for example, age of the home, deperciation, and neighborhood comparitive sales within the last six month. If your property is waterfront, waterview and has been up dated with significent improvements, those numbers will not reflect its actual value. I have my home appraised every 8 months and if I know of a "certain type of sale" or distress sale, I will inform the appraiser and he will take that into consideration. The best way to evaulate your home is to hire an appraiser with your neighborhoods knowledge and then when your numbers are in and you accept them, think about staying ahead of the market by lowering the price by the current % decline. Times are hard for everyone, ask your realtor to lower their commission if you are faced with a low ball offer and you are considering it. I am also noticing that homes closer to the beach areas are selling quite well. Sellers are not budging on there prices, perhaps they are taking a stand. lol
No worries though, I feel this real estate(correction) is almost over. That is my opinion. I am not a Realtor but a seller/buyer. But..........why not keep your home, hire a realtor to rent it or even consider a lease option to a potential buyer.
I really enjoy the information here on Trulia.com question thread. Thank you to all the Realtors and experienced seller and buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 12, 2008
Hi Jaks,

Take the mystery out of whether or not your asking price is correct. Pay $350 for a full appraisal from a licensed appraiser that lives in Bellaire Beach. Then after you see a fairly good estimate of the real value of your house, list it no more than $10k higher. Then hire a cleaning person weekly to assure your house is spotless. Then hire someone to give you expert advice on staging. If your furnishings are tired you may actually sell quicker and for more money if you empty the house. Then make sure you have a lockbox so realtors can show it at a moments notice. You need to keep the house in immaculate condition at all times.

Good luck with your sale! You can also check the instant values on http://www.cyberhomes.com and http://www.zillow.com. I would pay the minimal $350 to get an "expert" opinion, however before deciding on a listing price.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 6, 2008
keep the house
you like it
it is a good investment


good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
FYI, Jaks--neither one of your links work (looks like misspelling in both cases). You could be missing some website exposure that way...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
Yes it is still for sale. have a look at the website http://www.moderbeachhouseforsale.com
thanks for your interest
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
Do you still this home for sale?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hey Jaks. It does appear that by posting your web site address in your question above that you were picked up by Google. Here is another really good resource to post the information about the home, which will then get distributed to Trulia and 10 other very popular web sites. The site is called Postlets.com and it has been excellent for our listings and it is FREE. The previous agents have very good points to consider in regards to closing the deal. If you are able to identify a buyer, then maybe you can hire a realtor or attorney to handle the details. The title company can also be very helpful. I am also a modern home fan and in the process of developing a web site called RetroModHomes.com to showcase all the really great Midcentury Modern homes in the area. Right now, it is only selling ad space. Good luck to you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2008
Jaks, I feel your pain, but as I tell all of my clients, you have to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold them, walk away, know when to run (GOTTA LOVE THAT KENNY RODGERS SONG, SO TRUE!)

i AM A REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT and get paid money to give unbiased advice... which is what I think you need right now. Bellair Beach is an awesome area to live, I know it well, but would recommend you to deal with a reputable agent there.

I know several and can tell you the questions to ask based on what your needs are.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, let me know and we'll talk about how this works, but the one free piece of advice I will give you NOW, is in this market, if professional, experinced agents are having problems selling houses, YOU don't stand a chance.

Get professional help, it will be worth it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2008
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