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Home Selling in 85254 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 14, 2009
John Schultz answered:
Why would a broker advertise your property on a FSBO site (if there's nothing in it for them)? If you're not going to use one, you're immediately eliminating a large pool of potential buyers - and in this mkt where qualified buyers are scarce why limit your chances at selling before you even start?

Also, many buyers don't want to even look at FSBOs because they think if sellers are too cheap to use a Realtor, they're probably not going to be remotely reasonable with regards to what price the home ~should~ sell for in this market. Just some thoughts....

If you don't price the home properly in this market IT WILL NOT SELL. Price sells it.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014
Larry Dignan answered:
That 35% might not be a bad deal depending on when you made your purchase. For the most part values in the Northeast valley have dropped about 12-15% year over year. Yet if you bought at the peak it could possibly be down that 35%.You really need to determine your motivation for selling at this time.In my opinion we will see this market turn around in the coming years and if you can hold out I would recommend you do so. ... more
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Thu Dec 18, 2008
Lucinda Tkach answered:

I searched all sales for the year from the zip code 85260 from mls, I came up with average days on the market 150.

If a home is priced right, staged and move in ready it can sell fast!

I hope this helps, please keep in mind this is from MLS this doesn't include homes sold outside of it.

Feel free to contact me if you have any othere questions! If you would like an emailed copy feel free to make a request.

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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Tonje Kearney answered:
Yes the market is pretty bad, but you should have some showings if you are priced right. Make sure your agent keeps you updated with what marketing efforts she is doing, amount of showings on your properties and also have her show you where she is advertising the property. The most important marketing tool these days is the internet, so it is imperative that your home is properly exposed online. That should be pretty simple for you to check on even without coming down here. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Steve Belt answered:
I'm curious to see the answers you get here. Honestly, while you've provided a lot of the info necessary, without personally visiting your home, I don't ever offer an opinion of value. With a property address (and you could email that, if you wanted), I'd offer you a range, but it'll be rather large. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
The Hagley Group answered:
Excellent question! First of all, if a home does not sell, it usually comes down to Price, Product (your home) or Pitch. (Marketing.) The good thing is, you were able to get it leased!

Realtors are calling you because you are a hot prospct fo future business. As to their answer to your question.....a good Realtor will assess their buyers' needs, then help them find an appropriate home based on those needs. As a Realtor, if I have a home that meets those needs, I certainly show it to them, but I do not limit them to seeing only the homes that I have listed.

Next time around, interview 3 Realtors. Explain what happened the first time around. ASk them how they would market your home differently to get your home sold. Listen carefully. ASk fo examples. ASk for references from other sellers.

Make sure you hire a Realtor...not just an agent...there is a difference!

Good luck!
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
Richard Dobbles answered:
Robert, that is the million dollar question, and since I don't have a crystal ball it is a hard one to answer. Let me say this, there are no indications we have seen the bottom of this downward cycle. Inventory of listed homes is still climbing and sales are still declining. Indications point to additional depreciation before we bottom out. Some of the experts in this industry are predicting this downward trend to be over by mid year 2008. Also, you need to know we are entering into the historical slow season of Ocotber through mid February. I hope this data will help you make your decision. I know if I didn't need to sell right now and could hold off I would. ... more
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
Holly Brannigan answered:
Contact a Real Estate Professional - price your home at just under market value for your area/home style etc. Make sure that your home is ready and perfect. The way you live in your home is not the way you sell your home. In today's buyer's market, your home has to be Q-Tip clean. It is a good idea to have a home stager come in and tell you what needs to be done. They can also do the work too (for a fee).

If you need more information on how to obtain a professional in both fields of expertise, I will be happy get sources for you through my network.

Kindest Regards,

Holly B
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