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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Laura answered:
Lisa,
I think all the above are ways help to first meet people but it comes down to the rapport you have when you do meet. How you come across to them. The hard part is meeting people face to face!
Laura
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Territory.com answered:
Hard to determine without knowing the exact property. I did a search myself and I think I have identified the property.

A house sells for 3 reasons:
Price
How it shows
How it is marketed

All 3 should be suggestions/strategies from your agent and then ultimately your decision. If your home is the property I found on the MLS I suggest staging the property better - perhaps painting those bright colors more neutral and getting some other (cheap) staging items (bedding, rugs, furniture, bath accessories, etc), again, that are more neutral. Take new pictures with the new staging and put them in the MLS. Is your property on lock box? Find out what marketing strategies your agent is doing to sell the property. Maybe you should suggest the agent shows the property themselves to help "Sell" it.

The average days on market for Woburn is 101 days. The median home price is $334,000 and the strongest selling range is $300,000-400,000. I quickly looked at the 16 houses to sell in the 400-450K range and it seems your house was probably overpriced for a while. Might be worth doing all the above staging and considering another price drop to get quick interest - and hopefully a bidding situation.

I know hearing this kind of advice can be hard sometimes but the market is soft in the suburbs and properties that are selling quick are good homes priced right. The rest are sitting.

I hope that helps! Good luck!
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Sat Sep 6, 2008
Christopher Lawton answered:
Over the years alot of the homes purchased on Montvale were people flipping, some people got caught with properties they could not afford, especially rehabbing 2 families.

I have a few properties that could be just what you need!

Chris Lawton
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Irena answered:
It is not in the MLS. Where did you see the listing?

According to the registry of deeds it was purchased/refinanced few days ago http://www.masslandrecords.com/malr/controller?commandflag=getDetails&optflag=DetailsCommand&county=ma018&userid=null&userCategory=7&nameid=5488906&ptrno=24769778&instrumentnumber=104037&fileDate=06/25/2008&volume=51354&page=181&partytype=&name=FRIAS%2B%2BCARMEN&town=104&officeid=70&fromdate=01/02/1974&todate=06/30/2008&lastname=FRIAS++CARMEN&subdetail=yes ... more
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Thu Jun 5, 2008
Molly answered:
Rob, it will be nearly impossible to find a single family home for that price.
Have you considered a condo (or looking beyond Burlington)?
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Sun Aug 30, 2009
Ute Ferdig answered:
Hi Jackson. It really depends on what kind of an agreement you signed with the agent. If you signed an exclusive buyer broker agreement, you'll most likely have to. You have to read the terms of your agreement very careful. The good news is that many FSBOs will be willing to pay a commission to the agent who brings them a buyer. Good luck. ... more
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