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Home Selling in 28269 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Melissa Goss answered:
If there is an agent present showing your home it is not at all necessary. Any questions the buyers may have will go through their agent back directly to you.

Not only that, speaking from a buyers point of view, when I was looking at homes for myself to purchase, sometimes the owners of some homes would follow me around making it uncomfortable and crowded in smaller rooms. It became an overkill, with the owner throwing every bit of information down my throat, when I never asked for it in the first place and it frustrated me.

If you are home for the showings, just sit back and let them look around with their agent. If they have questions, just be present to answer them.
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Lexie Longstreet answered:
Usually stagers will recommend you stage the first rooms you see when you walk in, the master suite and then any "odd use" rooms. If it isn't clear what the room would be used for it is good to stage that. So for a Highland Creek home, they might suggest the entry hall, the front two rooms, the kitchen and the family room. Then the master. They wouldn't need to stage the bonus, or the extra bedrooms. If your back yard is a big selling feature, with a deck (for example) they would suggest doing that too.

Stagers prices differ, but basically you can figure it would be around $1600 - 2500 for a two month rental of the furniture, staging services, and the move in and move out. Most stagers have to pay about $200 to get the furniture in, and $200 to get it out. Then their time to stage it is about $600 - $800 for a couple full days of work. Then the rental on the furniture and accessories. (Which they usually own.) They pay for warehouse space.... etc. And they will go out and purchase new pieces for your home if they need them.

Stagers will also give you advice on painting and easy to do upgrades that can make a big difference in your sales price.
Call a stager and they will come out for a consultation fee and give you a price.

We recommend our listings get staged... and it really helps them sell faster !
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Debra M. Buck answered:
Hi Jane!

Good afternoon! I would love the opportunity to Interview for this and learn more about your portfolio. A large part of my business is on the Investor side. I have some great references, too!

Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Debbie

Debra M Buck
Realtor/Broker
HM Properties
704.421.2107 Cell
Debra@hmproperties.com
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
You didn't include the size but you say it is a vinyl liner pool which is less than gunite. Fence? You are in the $15-22,000 range.
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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Peggy Rooth answered:
Its helpful to get an understanding of the market you are moving into, and now is not too soon for a spring move. With over 30 years of experience as a Realtor I'm happy work with you in your upcoming move. Here's a link to my website www.peggy.realestatecarolina.com. I look forward to making your #1 Goal, my #1 Goal. Call me with any questions at 704.517.4787cell Thanks, Peggy Rooth Realtor-GRI, Exit Realty South ... more
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Catherine Doyle answered:
I would do a great video and brochure and market to nearby larger markets. A newspaper or magazine ad for Luxury homes may be what you need to get it the attention it needs. Could also send brochure mailings to top execs in the area. Sounds very nice! As far as finders fee, 25% is typical. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Ginger Harper answered:
An attorney would make a case for the Buyern saying that they are still trying to activelyn close on the property...
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Steve Barnwell answered:
I would love the opportunity to discuss things with you and see if my firm, who specializes in land transactions, can help. Land sales is a tuff business but targeting the right buyer is where we excel. Please let me know any way that I may help you.

Stephen Barnwell
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty
Cell: 704-840-8915
Email: sbarnwell@mossyoakproperties.com
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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Carol,
Contact your agent and have them make the change for you.

All the best,

Gary Geer

www.ggeer.illinoisproperty.com
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Jim Allen answered:
You can get a credit report. Its for a landlord who needs to check out a tennant. Look in the yellow pages for Greensboro or have the buyer furnish you with a credit report obtained at a bank or any place that has access to credit reports.

You can say no JOSE until you are confortable..... but look at a credit report unless you have an agreement to do otherwise

Good Luck
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Wed Jan 13, 2016
figueroa_53 asked:
You are invited to a Broker's Open House @ 9327 Willowglen Trail, Charlotte NC
Saturday 4/14 - The doors open at 9:00 am and the event lasts until 12:00 pm
Sunday 4/15 - The do...
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Martin E. Brooks answered:
I have a great idea. Please call my assistant at 704-394-6609 and schedule an appointment to come into the office so we can talk privately. I am sure you have other concerns and questions. All it takes is about 30 minutes of your time.  

Thanks

704-394-6609
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rather than waiting to be contacted, why nort simply call and invite a few local agents from different realty offices, and interview them in person; then choose the one you like best and who has the most to offer; choose your agent with care. You can also locate some area agents under the find a pro tab. ... more
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
dave answered:
There are a lot fo small things a seller can do to help enhance their home's value prior to listing it on the market.

One is to refinish the cabinents. A fresh coat fo paint or a stain can do wonders to some cabinets that look old and dungy. A nice white ro a stain (depending on the kitchen) can brighten the whole room up and make the kitchen look like it had a remodel done to it.

I tell every one of my clients "if you do not need the funrinture put it in the garage ro a storage unit". de cluttering a house will help the home showcase the space that it has.

Put in new shower curtains that are bright and cheery...I recommend goign with a yellow or a pale blue. it will help brighten up and show the bathroom in a better light.

Repair anything that you know is broken...if you knwo it is broken and can see it repair it.

Have your carpets professionally clenaed prior to getting pictures done on the house. This will enhance the clenliness fo the house and show the house in a great light through photos.

make sure all your walls are freshly apinted with a neutral color. Beige seems to be the new color of choice and gives the home a feeling of feeling in a higher class.

On the outside, make sure your grass is cut. I am amazed at how many homes I have gone to where the yard looks like a jungle.

Throw some mulch down around the front shrubs to help with the curb appeal. if you are in the right season plant some colorful flowers.

If you have wood shutters put a fresh coat of paint on them and any trim. Also depending on the door you may want to consider painting it as well.

These are cost effective ways to increase the value of a home and can be done on a weekend.

for a more extensive approach the number one thing buyers I have are looking for is grantie in the kitchen. if you can afford it replace the countertops with granite.... Also hardwood floors are now a big selling feature. but you can go with the laminate since the quality fo them is improved over the years and it is gettign more difficult to distinguish between them at first glance.
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Tab....

Buyers love hardwood and tile over carpet except for possibly in the bedroom areas. They like the flexibility provided with tile and wood when it comes to using area rugs and other decorative elements. Hard surface granite or marble counter tops are still the popular choice. These trends remain constant on the entire east coast.

As you consider you options for updates, there is a wonderful website you may find helpful. It provides an analysis of warious typical projects with regards to cost vs value from a regional perspective.

Consider viewing the following:

http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2009/costvsvalue/national.aspx


Best wishes,

Bill
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Daniel Fisher answered:
The best property managers are those who get the training to deliver superior service and who treat Property Management as a full time business. The brokerage should research and maintain the Real Estate Commission required trust accounts for segregation and accounting of funds. ... more
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Tue Nov 15, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
Have your Realtor contact the Title Company:

The Closing date is set by the Title Company.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Dec 3, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
It's "short sale," not "quick sale."

Check with your Realtor. Honestly, lots of people don't. But recognize that your lender has two separate tracks: One for short sales and one for foreclosures. If you stop paying your mortgage, then your lender might foreclose on you . . . even if you have a short sale pending. And to clarify--short sales often can take a long, long time. So if you stopped paying, you might find that 6 months from now, while the short sale is still pending, the bank forecloses.

Again, check with your Realtor.
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Wed May 18, 2011
Nathan Wolf answered:
Call me. 704-858-2345. I have done this successfully for many clients, including an agent in my office.

You're very lucky your company is willing to do the guaranteed offer. We need to establish the market value and we can discuss how to proceed. ... more
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Mon Aug 8, 2011
Sally Johnson answered:
Is this a serious question? You have got to be kidding.
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