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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Alan May answered:
Personally, Martha... I wouldn't hire anyone who "badmouthed" the competition. But that's just me.

Selling real estate is not rocket science... but it's also not something that's formulaic. Meaning there's just no tabulation, or logarithm that we can use to build a price. So it often comes down to the agent's familiarity with the area, their experience (how long have they been doing this, how many homes of your type in your area have they listed), etc...

So it's not uncommon for agents to come up with different valuations... and since commissions are negotiable, each agent/agency decides what they charge, to make sure that the fee covers the expenses for all of the services that they offer.

So you need to do your homework... find out the history, experience, of each of those agents... how many homes did they sell last year, last three years.... what was their list/sell ratio on those homes... what percentage of their business is listings vs. buyers... are they prominent in your area in the type of home you have to offer.... are they a full-time, or part-time agent.

Ask them to explain exactly what services they offer for their fee, and ask them to explain why they charge what they charge. If one agent is charging less, make sure that they're not just deducting that portion from the buyer's agency commission that they're offering on the MLS.

Good luck.
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Tom Bailey answered:
There is nothing you can do about your house being located on a busy street, so concentrate on things you can control. Try to give your home as much curb appeal as you can, so you might want to consider hiring a landscaper. If your home shows well and is priced right, yoiu will attract some buyers. ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
You’ll have an expert to guide you through the process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.

Get objective information and opinions. Real estate agents can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They’ll also be able to provide objective information about each property. A professional will be able to help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?

Find the best property out there. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.

Benefit from their negotiating experience. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings, or equipment. In addition, the purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.

Property marketing power. Real estate doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. In fact, a large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, and family. When a property is marketed with the help of a real estate agent, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your agent will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

Real estate has its own language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with a professional who is immersed in the industry and knows the real estate language.

Real estate agents have done it before. Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. And even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. Real estate agents, on the other hand, handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical.

Buying and selling is emotional. A home often symbolizes family, rest, and security — it’s not just four walls and a roof. Because of this, home buying and selling can be an emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you.

Fred Yancy, Broker
Crye-Leike Realtors
(678) 799-4663
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
They're called expired listings and we have access to all of them yes. Not sure of your intent, but feel free to contact us to discuss your goals. We'd be happy to help if you're looking to buy a home.

Cecilia Sherrard & Andrew Ginter
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Anthony Crossley II answered:
Let me know what I can do to help. Be glad to do my job & what I am paid to do.

Anthony W. Crossley II,Realtor
Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors
535 N. Main Street
Springboro, Ohio 45066
Cell: (937) 559-7188
Office: (937) 353-4550
Fax: (937) 306-1303
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
stephen webber answered:
Depends on how well it has been maintained. Many many good solid houses over 50 years old. Just be sure to have your purchase inspected.
If you where to decide on and establish a geographical area you prefer to live in and establish a price range than see every property for sale in that area and price range you would become a very savvy home owner. Its not that difficlut of an undertaking. In my real estate years I walked hundreds and hundreds of people through the process and they were always happy with the results. There are a series for articles at that outline the process for you. You will also find articles on home inspection.
My advice has always been; gather information, gather information and...
Than after yu gather up all your information you will find loan officers and real estate agents on Trulia offering their services. Good source.
Best of Luck, Stephen
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Geoff Ommen answered:
You may have built a great home, but the appraisal is going to dictate the maximum you will be able to sell it for. The details you have provided tell a lot, but there is more that needs to bee seen. Alsip has had 26 single family homes close in the last year. There have only been 2 homes that have closed at over $100/sq foot, so the odds of an appraisal coming in at $130 are low. That being said, the only way you could get a more accurate answer is by having an agent do a Comparative Market Analysis.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Emiley,

I would advise you meet with at least three Realtors®; however, you should keep interviewing until you are satisfied you have found the right Realtor®; there's no reason to rush your decision.

Access each Realtor's® Trulia profile for those that interest you [ i.e. ] and read a few Client testimonials; and don't be shy about asking for contact info of prior Clients!

Aside from the above, here are my “Top 4” bits of advice for new home buyers looking to assure a successful outcome:

1) Find a professional Realtor® to work with to protect you interests.
Simply put, your Realtor® will be able to answer initial key questions and guide you through the process. One of the key advantages of involving your Realtor® is access to seasoned Mortgage Broker/Bankers with a track record of getting the job done. You can check to make sure an Agent is a Realtor® by going here:…

The primary distinction of any Realtor® is they have a real estate license by taking required classes and passing a written test - but most importantly - they must also subscribe to the Code of Ethics published by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Typically, Realtors® are also members of state and local association of Realtors® and further agree to abide by the bylaws, rules and regulations of those associations.
The full Code of Ethics can be found at

2) Obtain a "True Pre-Approval" (your most important step in my opinion).
You MAY need to improve your credit score, increase cash reserves, etc. before buying; however, at least you will have a roadmap to eventually purchasing if this is the case. Furthermore, this step can save you from wasting money on a purchase that does not close escrow!
"Retail Banks vs. Mortgage Broker/Bankers"

3) Make sure you obtain access to your local AND regional Realtor® MLS data via an automated search your Realtor® should most certainly create for you; here's why:
MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”

4) Avoid Dual Agency!
There are specific duties an Agent must provide. When one individual represents both Buyer and Seller conflict between two of the most important duties occur.
“Dual Agency: Why should I NOT use the listing Agent to buy a house?”

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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Guess one should look at the factors that may explain why the house isn't selling. Principles of marketing: price, product, placement, promotion,

The first thing we review is the price. If it's over priced, it's not going to move. Some sellers may be in denial and refuse to accept their realtor's recommendation on a marketable price.

Condition of the property ---many buyers make decisions within seconds of seeing (or driving by a property). If it looks bad (junk/trash in the yard, and in obvious need of serious repairs), it may not entice buyers except for people looking for fixer uppers to fiip. But for fixer uppers, the price has to make sense, i.e., low enough to make room for investment in repairs, and to earn a profit when sold.

How is the property marketed? Is it on the MLS? Does it feature lots of good photos? Again, people can make decisions within seconds. As such, the photos must create the most positive impressions. Here's an artilcle about 12 horrible real estate photos that will scare away buyers

How easy is it to show to prospective buyers? If there's a tenant, is the tenant cooperative? Are the residents willing to have a lockbox that realtors can access upon making an appointment?

Where is it located? The most oft-repeated phrase "location, location, location" is still true. If it's in a less desirable location, all the more that one should focus on the other marketing principles.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
One can ask what marketing strategies will be implemented; what plans will be put in place to coordinate meetings with buyers; what feedback (communication) can you expect and with what frequency; will data be supplied to help establish a fair and marketable asking price; will buyers be pre-screened and required to have mortgage pre-approvals when submitting offers; what other services does the agency offer, if any, etc. ... more
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Christine Shevock answered:
that seems unusual. I always provide a seller net out sheet during my presentation which details all the fees that are associated with selling your home.I would be happy to discuss this in person. Please give me a call. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Johnny Williams answered:
We look forward to welcoming you & your family to the great city of San Antonio. There are tons of areas that are located near shopping, schools etc.

Feel free to contact me & I would be more than happy to assist you find the perfect home for your move.

Best Regards,

Johnny E Williams
(210) 858-7899
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:
I am happy to help you. Send an e-mail to and I'll send you a buyer's guide. My team is also happy to assist you. You will have 3 of us working on your behalf!
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Jennifer Peterson answered:
According to housing inventory stats, a balanced market is 6 months of inventory. Average inventory levels in the Portland Metro area are much lower, which puts the market as a seller's market. However, it is still a great time for buyers since prices are still very low and interest rates are also low at the same time!

Mandy Lewis
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Lydia Green answered:
The answer to your question would depend on many factors. Based on the description of the property, it has been recently updated. So, the market value of the house would be based on recent sales of similarly updated homes.

Are you working with a Realtor who has shown you this house? And, if so, is that person representing you or the homeowner? The listing agent cannot help you to determine fair market value because they have an obligation to the seller.

If you are not currently working with a Buyer's Broker, I would be happy to represent you on this or any other house you would like to see. I have been representing buyers since 2000 and have helped many families get happily moved into their new home. Please call me at 516-410-3000 if you are interested.
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Wed May 6, 2015
Cindy Caskey answered:
I think it is important that you LIKE your Realtor. You will have to have many discussions with him or her and will be spending time on very important decisions so having a good connection works well in your favor to come to a good, fair and win/win outcome.

If you are selling, find a Realtor who can sell a house in a short period of time. If they do it on line, at open houses, marketing to other matter how they do it, just so they do. They should have proof of past listings sold. If you are buying you need a Realtor who is tenacious, jumps hoops and knows the area.

Full time and experienced.
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Thu May 2, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
The current market in San Jose is a seller's market. The buyer's market ended over 1 year ago.

The inventory of active listings has dropped to a very low level.

There are far more people who want to buy property than there are people who want to sell property. People who had been sitting on the sidelines for the past few years have all of a sudden jumped back into the market to buy property.

People who were waiting for the market to fall further waited too long.

Now we have panic buying.

Multiple offers of 10 to 20 or more with overbids well over the amounts of the recently closed comparable sales are very common. All cash offers and offers with 40% to 50% or more for the down payment are very common.

This is a market that is far out of balance. There are far more buyers than there are sellers.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Sun Mar 19, 2017
James Sanchez answered:
I don't know if you willl get the answer you are looking for since we are not aloud to degrade or talk bad about an other real estate company or an other agent. I would say use google and search for your answer. ... more
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Margaret Holland answered:
Well we are all Realtors on here and of course we are going to say YES! but as a buyer I would think, why not? I can't think of a reason not to. A Realtor will help look out for you and help you with all your questions. Deliver documents when necessary, help with escrow, maybe even suggest having an inspection etc etc. Even brand new homes can have problems. It doesn't cost you anything extra since the develpment coops with agents. If I were in your position, I would. Best of luck and happy home hunting! PS I'm happy to help if you decide you want to use a Broker. ... more
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Karen Fleming answered:
What a great question and so difficult to answer-- so dependent on price range and area- local and location are so important in answering your question-- almost impossible to give relevant info with out getting more specific.... ... more
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