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Home Selling in Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Robbie Vaughn answered:
What do you mean by finished? Sounds like a question for the Dept. of Buildings:
Good luck!
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Leonid Sklyar answered:
The better one is the local agent with proof of local sales and marketing plan to sell your apartment. And i do have both for you:the proof of sales and the marketing plan. You can call me for free market appraiser at 347-515-3898.
Leonid Sklyar
Re/max Metro Realty
7024 18th Avenue
Brooklyn,NY 11204
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Elisa Dewees answered:
Check out their online prescence and the way they market their listings. Look carefully at the photos and how their listings look online. You can also ask for references and check out any reviews they've received from past clients. Meet with the agents in person and interview them. Some questions to ask would be how many listings they have, what their sales to list ratios are, do they have an assistant or do they handle your listing personally, where do they rank in their area, etc.. ... more
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Thu Jul 24, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider inviting a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data, ask opinions, and determine current worth, then go from there.... ... more
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Sun Jul 31, 2011
Margaret Hassani answered:
You should let your Realtor price it. There are many factors and data involved in comparing properties properly, especially in this climate of short sales, non-short sales and bank owned properties. And if you are not a Realtor, you don't have access to all the necessary information. You will need a Realtor with experience selling homes in your area. ... more
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
Jacques Ambron answered:
Commissions are generally not allowed to be set by law. Best thing to do is talk to a few agents and compare. When comparing consider the services that will be provieded as well as track record. Sometimes saving a percent in commission might not be the best value. ... more
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Thu May 26, 2011
Dave Griswold/ Lisa Payne-Griswold answered:
HI Jaonag, It's tough when you can't get coporation in management. We suggest you inquire as to who is their superior and notify them as to what is going on. You may also try calling a meeting of the board. If your relationship is strained we can't figure out why she wouldn't be eager to fill out the paperwork. We also suggest you give your Realtor her information and let the Realtor handle it. You can also contact your Attorney and have them contact her. Sometimes an outsider will do the trick.

All the best
Dave & Lisa
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Sun May 22, 2011
Dale Davids answered:
You need an architect to draw up plans for a 2 family and have it approved by the city.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate, you will need one to handle the contract and closing; also do keep in mind closing costs incurred, such as attorney fees, broker fees, any flip taxes, etc., are paid at closing out of the proceeds of the sale. ... more
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Mon May 9, 2011
Alen Moshkovich answered:
Hi Robin,

This is very common in Brooklyn and I've worked under similar arrangements.

Many of the local firms do not belong to REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York) where it's an automatic 50/50 split in commission. From my understanding unless the listing is placed on MLS, which is majority of Brooklyn, the listing broker is not obligated to co-broke that deal and many don't. I’ve spoken to many brokers who don’t even belong to MLS.

I’ve had an exclusive condo project where the developer agreed to pay 5% if another agent was involved and only offered me 4% on a direct deal. Depending on the property type and interest in that type of inventory the broker may find a direct client. If the seller is smart, they will demand the same terms I just spelled out. 5% to share, 4% direct. This way everyone has an opportunity to show the listing.

Of course some agents are greedy and will want to pocket the full amount, tell the seller stories and make them believe anything they want.

What makes you say that 5 couples is not a strong turn out for that building/apartment?

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Thu Jun 9, 2011
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Hello David & Bonnie!

Back in the day when no income, no asset programs were pretty standard, I had one close with a mortgage in 15 days! Now things have changed a bit but I have had some close in less than a month when the buyer was truly pre-approved.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Rob Schlederer answered:
11217, 11201, 11205, 11238, 11215.

Lot's of single and multi-family homes in these areas.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

Robert Schlederer | Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
+1-347-788-8955- Mobile
The highest compliment my clients can give me is the referral of their friends, family and business partners.
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Fri Jun 12, 2015
Rob Ingraham answered:
Sometimes an all cash offer can save you money or time and headache.You would have to look at the offer and figure out if he is offering any saving to you.Things like not doing an inspection or no survey can save you the seller money in the long run.If you don't like the offer you don't have to except it or you can counter the offer.Never be afraid to negotiate or try to talk out a solution.It really shouldn't matter if he/she is a flipper or not but if this bothers you have a realtor run his name in the tax records and see what comes up.If he owns multiple properties then he may be an investor or a flipper.The ultimate goal is to sell at the best price possible in the least amount of time. ... more
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Sun Sep 27, 2015
Michael Dvorkin / Brian Mukerjee answered:
I highly recommend informing your tenants.
Most buyers want to view the tenants' apartments as well.
And informing the tenants usually allows the process to go smoother.
I would be happy to meet with you to discuss further. Also... if you like, I would be happy to perform a free home market analysis of your property's value.

Best regards,

Michael Dvorkin
Charles Rutenberg, LLC
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
Gail Gladstone answered:
If an investor is purchasing the building or an owner occupant who is interested in income from the property, it is advantageous to have it occupied with good leases and paying tenants.
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Fri Oct 15, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
More than likely, you will not be able to get the same amount for the furniture if you try to sell the unit with the furniture included - almost like using a used car trade in when purchasing. I would not include it with the sale until a buyer expresses an interest in the unit and makes an offer. Also, if the appraisal is tight - which is almost always the case today, it will certainly not help the deal go through. You'd have to make a side deal for cash for the furniture. You might be able to use it as a bargaining chip though to get your price. I would recommend speaking to your listing agent.

Ralph Windschuh
Associate Broker
Certified Buyer Representative (CBR)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Century 21 Princeton Properties
Top 2% of Century 21 Agents Nationwide
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Corey Wasserman answered:

You are going to need to obtain a new C of O. The best place to start is talk to an architect. They will need to file plans with the city and can better explain the process/expense. When you are ready to sell please don't hesitate getting in touch with me, I will go the extra mile for you!

Corey Wasserman, Associate Broker
Bergen Basin Realty
718-763-4110 (office)
917-560-2615 (cell)
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
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