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Home Selling in Amherst : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Sharon Lucido answered:
Wed Apr 10, 2013
Louis Wolfson answered:
Ok James

Your profile is to let agents and potential buyers and sellers see who you are, what you have contributed and what you have to offer.

As to whether to leave your profile up or not, I will say that i do get inquirers from potential buyers and I certainly hope that some of my responses to questions people and fellow agents find helpful.

As to 6 questions, I am not sure what you are referring to? If you can be a little clearer I'm sure you will get a broad spectrum of answers to your question.

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Jeffrey Carter answered:
Hi Ciaot,

It's all about expectations. It's obvious that you and your Agent aren't on the same page when it comes to communication. Every agent has their own marketing and feedback plan of action. Personally, I ask every seller how they want to communicate BEFORE I take the listing. It avoids this awkward conversation during the selling process. Some sellers want me to follow up once a week, some want me to give them hour-by-hour play-by-play. If a seller isn't agressive, I'll follow up with them once a week unless I have an offer or need to reach out.

I don't know your agent so it's hard to tell if the agent is doing the very best he can. Just because you don't hear from your agent doesn't mean the agent isn't doing a great job. Your agent just needs to communicate his efforts to you.

Give him/her a ring and have the conversaton. :-)

Best of luck!

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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
I can't speak to your specific area, however, you should KNOW what the prices in your zip code are doing. How do the recent sold comparables compare to your house in price?
How about your competition? The houses that are similar to yours in your price range that buyers compare to yours. Are you in line with these houses? You need to look at things the way buyers do.
List prices should be lowered when buyers are generally paying less for properties.
I have no idea how long your house has been on the market but if you have received no offers after a few weeks on the market and you know your house has no other issues- shows well, is decluttered, no location issues, etc.- then you need to start looking at price.
Painful reality these days.
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
Lew Corcoran answered:
You didn't say how long your house has been on the market, how many showing you've had since being put on the market, how many showings you've had in the last 2 - 4 weeks, and whether or not you received any offers. That, and we don't know how your home is priced relative to the market - it could be priced too high.

That being said, lowering an asking price is but one option. You can also try an inducement. An inducement would be "free home warranty" or "I'll pay your property taxes for one year." Another example would be an offer to pay closing costs in exchange for a full price offer.

You should honestly assess your situation with your real estate agent, and discuss these and other possible options to see how best you can sell your home.
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