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Home Selling in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 20, 2008
Josh Thomas answered:
The only sale information in the MLS is a sale date in 2005 for $108,000. It was listed earlier this year, but expired from the MLS on August 19 without being sold. It may have sold after that, but it was not through the MLS.

Sorry I can't offer more information. Good luck.
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Tue Dec 20, 2011
Gregg Klar answered:
Irm,

Thanks for the question. I specialize in representing sellers and now more than ever you really have to have all the right things come together to get the house sold. That includes hiring the right agent who is going to be aggressive, pricing it right, staging it to attract the most buyers, and following up with the buyers who have looked at it for feedback and maybe even offer a reverse offer.

If your current listing contract ends, and you want to make a change, please feel free to contract me, I'd enjoy the opportunity to help you.

Gregg Klar
Keller Williams Realty
512-653-0488
GreggKlar@aol.com
www.GreggKlar.com
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Mon Oct 6, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:
Carlota,

You have struck one of the zillow nerves!

Their Zestimates have come under criticism for not being consistantly accurate. The site is a great resource but has its limitations and because of this, you are warned to be cautious when using this information.

You would be much further ahead by contacting a real estate professional to obtain this information.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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Tue Dec 2, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is true in most area's. The old saying you get what you pay for// For not much more you can get a full service broker that will handle all aspects of teh sale and it was noted here in studies that a full service realtor gets the best obtainable price in the quickest amount of time. the higher price you get more than pays for full service. good luck with your sale. ... more
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Russell Lewis answered:
Well, as a parent that has a child entering college this year I can assure you that you are partially correct. That amount would only cover 1 year.

Now to your question

"How do real estate?"

Why not ask around with friends, associates or family members and get some recommendations to call 2 or 3 experienced real estate agents and interview them about marketing your home. It really takes more than a few paragraphs here to tray and explains what years of education and experience are worth. I do understand your reluctance and somewhat distrustful attitude because there are plenty of people in real estate industry who do not perform up to professional standards. On the other hand there are many full times professional who work diligently every day to earn every dollar for their services along with many satisfied customers who are glad they employed a real estate agent to help them with what (for most) is the single most important investment of their lives.

Good luck – Russell
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Thu Jul 3, 2008
Linda Zyla answered:
Dena: The truth is buyers do not see the CLEAR VALUE in buying your home vs the competition. I would contact your agent and consider writing a reverse sales offer to any buyer who has recently viewed your home. Include some incentives, lower that price as low as you can go. You must be a CLEAR VALUE.

Motivated sellers understand that they have to be the buyers CLEAR VALUE. Buyers determine value by comparing the features and benefits of one home to another and the price. Motivated sellers understand their home must either have MORE features and benefits for the SAME PRICE as their competition or be LOWER IN PRICE then their competition.

No matter what the market, everyday homes sell. The question is whether the seller is MOTIVATED and the CLEAR VALUE.
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Sat Jun 14, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
At times the higher list price longer it may take to sell a home, also if other locations have features ie park, community center area and etc.

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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Ken Herrera Group answered:
Blake,

Although I'm not in your area and I reside in Las Vegas, I would say we have a tough enough market that I can form an opinion. You need to have your exit strategy layed out before you buy the property. In Las Vegas, Im seeing investors write 30-40 lowball offers at a time, they would rather have 1 good money maker than 2 under achievers. The best tactic I have seen is to have the Buyers lines up to coincide with the fixing of the home so you have a smooth transition. ... more
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Bruce Lynn answered:
Set your best price in the beginning. You typically get the most showings in the first 30 days. That's when you want it to sell. If you go for the gold in the beginning thinking you will drop the price later if it doesn't sell, most of those people will never come back. I normally like to see 1 showing a day and 2-3 each day on Saturday or Sunday. If it is showing that much it will normally sell, if not then we typically see we're looking for the needle in the haystack or we're in it for the long haul. If the home is only showing 2x/month I don't think this is enough normally....you probably need to price more agressively. That's assuming you're in the median price range in your area. If you have a $5 or $10 million home it will show less as there are fewer buyers. ... more
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Tue May 28, 2013
Julie Nelson answered:
Besides kicking ourselves for not buying downtown 3 years ago, I think there are two schools of thought right now. School #1: CRACK ... someone is on crack building all those high-end projects downtown and someone else is on crack buying them and someone else in on crack pushing the $/sqft barrier or, School #2: MONEY / ECONOMY ... they are selling and there is a lot of money coming into Austin and will continue to come in to Austin. I am more in school #2 with such a solid economic outlook for Austin. And a little side note: Google signing a lease on 6th & Congress is a big deal and, I believe, a sign of things to come. I'm obviously optimistic; not all follow suit. When buying downtown, choose carefully ... some are much better deals than others. ... more
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Mon Dec 3, 2007
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
Carolyn,
You are listed as "just looking." From you question, I assume you have your home listed for sale... This is not a conflict of interest. It is a negotiation. Your agent represents your interests, the other agent represents the buyers interests. It really is that simple. Perhaps when you signed your listing agreement, you failed to understand the legal implications of differing types of "agency relationships"? The legal terms of such can be difficult to understand (it's even sometimes tough for new licensees). The only possible issue I can infer from your question is that there MAY be a conflict of interest IF the incorrect "agency relationship" was established between you and your listing broker. Since "agency relationship" is defined differently from state to state; I will stop here and wait for a Texas REALTOR to chime in... ... more
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Fri Sep 26, 2008
ian cockburn answered:
Based on the standard 6 % commission, since it is in house, make it a flat 3% commission or base salary and $5000 bonus on a 1 bedroom, $8000 bonus on a 2 bedroom.

If you do upgrades, 20% commission on the upgrades. ... more
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Perry Henderson answered:
Depends on the goal. My preference is stop the car at any house that has a construction dumpster and ask "Who's in charge here?". It surprisingly has excellent results for listings. If you want to sell, craigslist. ... more
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Thu Oct 9, 2008
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Based on today's market, put it on the market now.

You do not know when an offer will arrive.

It could sell tomorrow or 6 months from now. When the offer comes in be prepared to negotiate. Ultimately it would be far better to have your buyer in hand. If you cannot reach agreement on occupancy consider a double more.

If you new house is ready and you do not have a buyer can and are you able to close on the new house?
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Deborah Madey answered:
Rephrased answer......
Unsure of what you are actually asking here...
Are you looking for seller representation only or seller and buyer representation?
TY to Pam....My intent here is to discuss representation, not specific commission rates. ... more
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Wed Aug 29, 2007
Nate Oskar answered:
Hello Lo,

Your agent has to set up a feed to Trulia.com. Your agent shouldn't have any problem taking care of this for you.

-Nate
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