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Home Selling in 10007 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 8, 2012
Thomas Brady answered:
It depends on your budget and your expectations. If you have a realtor (or a few) come in and see the home they can recommend tihngs you can do at different cost levels to bring about a return. Many homeowners put money into fixing up a home to sell with the expectation that they will make money on the upgrades, but that isn't usually the case. Some upgrades will bring about a positive return, some will make the home easier to sell, some will just cost you money with no return. Have three agents come in and provide you with a free consultation, they should be able to provide you with some great ideas and a definate opinion as to the value differences of selling as is and fixing it up.

Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
"We treat you like family!"
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
I've worked with two franchise C21 and Weichert REALORS, I enjoyed the training from both but the truth of the matter is it's going to be contingent upon the individual independent offices, like agents and brokers they are not all created equal. The only way to know is to interview a few offices and ask about their training. Also you can't depend on the office for all your training, you have to take a lot of initiative on your own and at your own expense if you want to excel in your new craft. ... more
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Alan May answered:
I think you answered your own question, right within your question. You signed a 1-year contract.

Check the contract to see if there's anything about "early termination"... and if not, you can throw yourself on the mercy of your agent, or his/her managing broker. ... more
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Wed Apr 4, 2012
Jenet Levy answered:
Back when I took the exam, the place where I took the classes sold the review book as well. It was the NY Real Estate Institute at 132 W 36th. You say the NYC exam, but I think you mean the NYS exam, it's a statewide thing. ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Betsy Purtell answered:
My theory is 10 showings and no offers or no showings or a lack of showings within the first two weeks you should have a price discussion with your seller.
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Cynthia Dillon answered:
You will have more success listing with a professional real estate agent. We have the means to have a broad reach and get more people through the door, which translates to a higher sales price in a shorter amount of time. Although you save money on the sales commission when you try to sell on your own, a large percentage of people end up being unsuccessful and finding an agent after wasted time has past. ... more
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Mon Apr 25, 2016
Ronnie Shumake answered:
Go for the 4% commission. Should a buyer come without a broker, you still have that wiggle room from the lowball offer you'd likely yield from a direct buyer.
Congrats on the little addition to the family BTW! ;-) ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Ciro Traino answered:
Hello, well, the average price is approx. 441,000 sqf. That is an estimate of course, but will vary depending on area and condition. My name is Ciro Traino and I am a agent with Exit Realty, you can contact me anytime.

Ciro Traino
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
Commissions are not unified and legally cannot be.

I believe a Realtor asks for the commission that represents their value; perhaps you should look further. You seem to have a better sense of what might help to sell the property than the Realtor you interviewed. ... more
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Jacques Ambron answered:
I generally tell my sellers to weigh how much they want to put into their home to sell it. To me the most important factor is aesthetics. Peeling paint for example is a real negative. Likewise old carpeting. Curb appeal is another important factor. A first impression should be a good impression, i.e. landscaping overall clean appearance (put a few flowers in a flower box) remove any debris etc. Make sure all lights are working and they have bulbs of high wattage. Check for mold in the bathroom and consider re-grouting if the tiles need it. Have a broker do a walk through and give you suggestions ... more
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Sat Feb 25, 2012
Barry Salottolo answered:
The season is now beginning again.

Barry M Salottolo
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Manhattan, Westchester, Connecticut
Cell: 914-310-2930
"Whatever you're thinking and feeling today
is creating your future"
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Tue Jan 31, 2012
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Dear rssraj,

Keep in mind that if the listing agent is representing the buyer, they are now handling both sides of the transaction. You need to check the laws in your state as to how this is handled. ... more
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Realtors are prohibited from giving LEGAL and TAX advice to clients.
We are Real Estate professionals, not Lawyers and CPA.
You need to contact a Tax Professional for your answer.

Good luck and May God bless ... more
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Nick Rafello, V.P. answered:
Once you are in contract, that's it. The seller and the buyer and now locked into one another. The listing can still be on an agents website until it's sold. However, it should say, IN CONTRACT, on the listing. If you only have an ACCEPTD OFFER, in New York City an agent can show their listing (your home) until the contract is fully executed by both parties. Now if you get offers after the contact is signed, it's too late. You can tell them you will keep them as a "back up" if the deal were to fall apart (i.e. due to financing).

Nick Rafello, V.P.
Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Raoul Sodogandji answered:
There is no such thing of calling "Good management companies". It is either your client is qualified for their requirements or either these management companies are in huge need of renting their available units. But generally there is always a very nice way thru. What exactly do you need to know? Shoot me an email at with more details.

Warmest Regards,

Raoul Sodogandji
Global Market Specialist
Licensed Salesperson

(o): 212.252.8772 (EXT.782)
(c): 347.993.8333
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Sat Jan 21, 2012
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Home Seller,
The best avenue to find the agent who you wish to represent you in the sale of your home is to interview a few agents from different companies. This way you can determine who can give you the best marketing to attract the largest pool of buyers and who you would feel comfortable working with.

Often times, consulting with your friends and neighbors on who they recommend is a good place to start.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Fri Dec 30, 2011
Nick Rafello, V.P. answered:
This is not the place to email this. You have to look for "CONTACT US" and email them directly that way. This forum is to ask real estate agents questions.
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Wed Jan 11, 2012
Eileen Kim answered:
Hello Lex021,

In general, apartments are now selling at 3% below the listing price if it is priced correctly. That said, many apartments on the market are overpriced. A seller can list an apartment at any price they wish to ask. It does not mean the apartment will sell at that price. Some sellers are not that motivated and just want to "test the market." It is a misconception that sellers or their brokers set the price of an apartment. In actuality, the market determines the price. If an apartment has been on the market for more than 8 weeks, it is overpriced and the seller should drop the price if they want to sell.

If you are thinking of selling your apartment and would like a free market analysis of what it is worth, I would be happy to meet with you and provide you with one.

Or if you are thinking about buying an apartment, I would happy to assist you. Sellers pay the broker's commission so it is free to work with me.

Best regards,

Eileen Kim
Licensed Real Estate Agent
BOND New York
Mobile: 917-208-1992
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