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Home Selling in 60030 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 20, 2009
Donna Paul answered:
I understanding that this must be difficult for your to decide. The agent postion does matter when it comes to which agency He/ She is with. The Agent will reflect the outstanding results of what the agency does. However many agency far out shine the Agency they represent.

In choosing an Agent make sure that their MARKETING PLAN is number one and if the agency assists with name recognition that would be great to start the process of seling your home in this BUYER's market.

Donna Paul -Keller Willaims Realty
516 343-0728
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Fri Jul 17, 2009
Al Aronow answered:

After 35 years of helping people buy and sell real estate I've always felt that it's the agent that makes the company and not the company that makes the agent. There are lots of agents at very fine and well respected companies that have all the facilities and tools provided to them by the company and still do not do very much business. It's the agents that have the drive and motivation to help people and make a success out of every transaction that you should work with. Ask your friends for referrals. Find out if they have had a good experience. Ask the agent to show you their track record. In this challenging market you need an agent who understands what it takes to sell a property. They may not tell you what you wnat to hear, but it will be the truth. If you are interested in interviewing anyone else, I'd be happy to talk with you.

Best of luck to you,
Al Aronow
RE/MAX Suburban
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Jim Starwalt answered:
Hey Rhettspin,
This has been out there a while, did you get your answers? Grayslake homes are actually selling pretty good now, priced correctly I have been selling some in under 30 days! I will be happy to send you some comps for your home with no obligation, send me your email with your address and I will email some comps to you.
Jim Starwalt
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Sun Nov 8, 2015
Keith Sorem answered:
That is a good question.
The best answer is that you need the best Realtor for YOU. Not for anybody else.

Many of the "top selling agents" rely on the odds of probability in selling their listings. You get enough listings, you know that some will sell, some won't, so who cares? That is not to say that ALL "top agents" are like that...but sometimes the sellers who have listed their homes feel that way when their home doesn't sell.

So the real question is how to you find the right Realtor for you?
It comes down to expectations. I would suggest talking with a couple of REaltors and comparing what they propose to do. If you need to move, and you have a time table, the questions are clear:
What should I do to help my home sell for the most profit?
How will you market my home?
What results can I expect?
What will you do if we do not achieve those results?

I submit a questionnaire to sellers asking for their primary concerns. If you like I'll send it to you.
As a matter of fact, I'll even refer you to a top Realtor in your area if you like.

IMHO the bottom line is "are they committed to the same mission you are?". Selling your home to top dollar in the least amount of time with the least inconvenience. If they say they are, then ask them to prove it.

That means that they should be able to show you a marketing plan that, after they explain it to you, you beiieve will work.

Good luck.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Elizabeth Splitt answered:
For a detached single family home the adverage days on the market for the past 3 months that have closed has been 97 days on the market. This has slowly been dropping. I have also included the other price ranges in case anyone else would like to know.
Less than $149,999 days 170
$150,000 - $199,999 days 243
$200,000 - $249,999 days 130
$250,000 - $299,999 days 97
$300,000 - $349,999 days 77
$350,000 - $399,999 days 236
$400,000 - $449,999 days 27
$450,000 - $499,999 days 153
$500,000 - $549,999 days 60
The following is for attached single family homes (townhomes and Condos also)
Less than $149,999 days 145
$150,000 - $199,999 days 178
$200,000 - $249,999 days 167
$250,000 - $299,999 days 139
$350,000 - $399,999 days 14

For an attached single family home the details follow:
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