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Home Selling in 18901 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 1, 2015
stephen webber answered:
Asked by Ann, New Hope, PA •Sat Apr 13, 2013

Very good question Ann. Most people don’t realize how critical the choice of Real Estate Agent is to their process of buying or selling a home.

Agents for Buyers must be;

Ethical, Experienced, Knowledgeable

Able to establish the clients best interest as first priority

Establish the Steps of the Process in the most effective order

Clarify the steps

Guide the client through the process of learning their market

Able to objectively clarify which homes are the best buys

Able to recognize and clarify potential issues and Pitfalls

Able to clarify legal obligations and issues

Must be a Master of Negotiator

Experienced with Inspectors and Inspections

Familiar with the area

So the first step for someone buying real estate is to gather all the objective useful information they can find. Than interview Agents. Know the right questions to ask and what the right answers should be.

An ethical experienced Agent reduces the odds of problems to almost zero. When the clients unlock the door to their new home for the first time they will be happy after a pleasant experience and know that they have accomplished the best possible with their resources.

Home is sacred and for most rates in the top three priorities. The experience for the client of finding and purchasing Home should always be considered by agents to be one of the most important obligations of an agents life.

Very Good Question Ann, Thumbs Up!

Best Wishes, Stephen Webber, 34 Years of Real Estate for First Time Home Buyers
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Tue May 21, 2013
Jeff Wheeler answered:
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Tracy Robinson answered:

It is a proven fact that staged homes sell faster than homes not staged homes and for a higher price. Hiring a pro staggering is even better because they are professionals and can be it all together nicely better than most sellers or real estate agents.

Tracy Robinson-Realtor
62 S. Main Street
Yardley, Pa. 19067
Office Ph: 215-493-0300 ext 1087
Direct Ph: 267-395-0251
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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Rebecca Utermohlen answered:
You miss out on having your home listed on the MLS - multiple listing service - that ALL Realtors use when they are working with buyers to try and find them a property. That is a lot of missed opportunity! Your home also will not be listed on - one of the other major online sites that home buyers go online to look for homes on!

If you have more questions or would like a free market analysis on your home, feel free to contact me directly:

Rebecca Utermohlen
Coldwell Banker Realty Corp
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Terry Lohrbeer answered:
You need to keep lowering the price until it sells. It will reach a certain number and you will start to get more showings and finally an offer. Ask your agent how low you should go but in this market price is everything.
I wish I had better news. Good luck with your sale.

Terry Lohrbeer/Realtor
Long and Foster Real Estate
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Mon Jul 18, 2011
scott farmer answered:

Good question. One of the things I'd want to know is method of communication and how often will you receive feedback and updates on the market from your agent. That is one of the number one complaints of sellers is that they never hear from their agent once the listing has been taken. ... more
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Kimberly Brandon, GRI,SFR answered:
It will be recorded at the court house. In Florida our clerks of court have a website where all public, recorded information is posted and we can look there instead of going down to the court house.
Hope this help...Kimbery
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Sun Apr 10, 2011
Michael N. answered:
Ucar – I read part of your question but it seems that some of it got cut-off. From what I read the 5% is negotiable (as long as you did not already sign and agree to that amount).

The Agreement of Sale is a contract between the Buyer and Seller only. All compensation agreement should be specified between the parties. An Agent can NOT be compensated for any work preformed until they have a WRITTEN agreement with the client specify the relationship, compensation and when this compensation is earned.
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Get-smart answered:
would you be willing to accept payments until the market clears?
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Fred Glick answered:
Dear Laura,

The way things are today, a properly priced home that shows well, in the right location will sell!

The Philadelphia area has generally not had the economic nightmares that other areas have experienced. There are active buyers out there.

But, their mindset is that they want a "deal." But, "deals" are not really out there because of the market here. So, the right REALTOR(R) will price it to sell, even without the granite.

Save the $10,000! It can be priced right and sold.

If you have any questions or want to see what is on the market now that would be in competition with you, contact me ( or 215-852-4469)

Thanks and good luck!
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Tue Mar 10, 2009
Dennis Strange answered:
the time it would take you to get to closing would depend on how you market your property to buyers and how competitve or aggressive you are when pricing the home to sell? I would be happy to give you an idea of what the home may be able sell for. Feel free to give me a call or email me to schedule a good time to meet. No pressure, no sales pitches, just the facts on the real estate market and a professional opinion of the value of the property. I look forward to talking with you.

Dennis Strange
RE/MAX Premier
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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Russell Volk answered:
Hi Judith,

Doylestown is pretty stable these days. Some neighborhoods have seen price decreases and some even went up in price. It really all depends on the location, condition and most important, the price. Right now is actually a really good time to list your home. The weather will be getting warmer and more buyers will be coming out to look at homes.

To see all available listings in Doylestown, please visit my website where you can see all current homes for sale:

If you have any questions or wish to find out how much your house is worth in today's market, please don't hesitate to either email or call me anytime and I'll be more than happy to assist you. My contact information is on my website.

Best regards,

Russell Volk
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:

Because you are in Doylestown, you probably would not need to do much besides getting the place cleaned up. You are in a very desirable area which should make up for a property that is need of repairs. We sell these types of properties all the time. The paradox is at that properties like yours will sell faster than the more updated, higher priced properties due to supply/demand factors of today's market.

I would suggest to visit our site below - especially the part geared towards sellers (that link is below). We have a strong referral network in Doylestown (we are in Philadelphia) and could refer you to a great agent that works similar to us. If interested, you can email us from the site below.
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