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Home Selling in East Brunswick : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 15, 2016
Alex Kushnir answered:
All Real Estate Commissions are negotiated between client and broker in NJ. No listing contract may prescribed or predetermine a fee or percentage. No fee, commission or other consideration has been fixed by any governmental authority or by any trade association or multiple listing service. The best advice is to interview Realtors and determine the amount of service the specific brokerage will provide to maximum the exposure of your home. A realtor will be most comfortable to discuss the commission with you in person. ... more
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Wed Mar 16, 2011
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Sabrina,

That is 26 Beaverdam Drive! What a spectacular house that is! As the former listing agent, I know this particular property and Beaverdam Drive very well The house was purcahsed a few years ago, never moved into and foreclosed on. I do have other information regarding this home, but I am hesitant to post it here in an open forum.

If you have further specific questions, please send an email or call!

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Direct: 732-213-1409
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Sat Feb 20, 2010
J answered:
Hi Sue,

Yes, more bedrooms is more desirable to potential buyers and more bedrooms means more square footage. The actual value depends on where you live and the recently sold comparable homes in your area. You should speak to an appraiser because it is their business to know this information. Generally, more bedrooms means more value.

Having a practical amount of bathrooms to the number of bedrooms in a home adds value as well. But then again... there are also other factors that increase and decrease a homes market value. For example, a home with only one bedroom suffers functional obsolescense because the majority of the population want more than one bathroom.

To your final question, there is such a thing as having too many bathrooms in a residence. It wouldn't make sense to have 5 bathrooms with 3 bedrooms. It wouldn't make sense and it doesn't utilize the full potential of the property with more bathrooms than bedrooms.

Jasmine Adriano
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Joe Salcedo answered:
Hi Sue,

My recommendation to you is contact an agent who is working in that area.
Try to interview at least 3 agents in the location get an idea what CMA
that they will provide you, and also the marketing program that the
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Sue,

I just ran some numbers of just what has written (contract) and closed in Colonial Oaks within the past 4 months and noticed that, if priced correctly, homes in Colonial Oaks have been on the market for 40 - 75 days. Of course, the house should be priced correctly and marketed to sell.

Are you looking for a home in Colonial Oaks?

Give a call and I can send you some comparisons of active and closed properties and we can discuss what you need to get accomplished!

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
office: 732-863-6969
cell: 732-213-1409
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Fri May 8, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
There is no actual ratio going in.. Given the variables of home seller "needs" and the actual evaluated price of the home given the comps in the area.. there can be a spread of $10,000 to $25,000.

If a house is priced correctly I would estimate that a house I list would sell wtihin 10 - 12k of the list price.

To me, this is on a house to house basis. I have gone into homes and suggested and verified a 400k list price and the home owner wants to list at 440k... big spread. I have also gone into homes where the owner says.. help me get this sold in two weeks... lets be aggressive and get it done.

Call or Email me to discuss further.

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Office: 732-863-6969
Cell: 732-213-1409
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Sat May 16, 2009
Dp2 answered:
The further away that your home deviates from the median home, the more likely you'll probably benefit from working with an agent.
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Fri Dec 12, 2008
Paul Howard answered:
Survey: The Realtors or attorney involved in the last transaction might have copies. The surveyor would have one. The title company might - how long since the you bought the house.

C/O - the prior one won't help. check with the township.

Paul Howard
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
Gina Chirico answered:
The GSMLS property search is not showing the property as having been currently listed or recently sold but rather expired off the market in June of 2007 and the tax records show the last sold date as 1985. I'm not sure if that helps at all.

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-715-1158 cell
973-992-6363 ext 116
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Fri Jun 27, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
The market is just fine and houses are selling. But, If you are a Realtor, I am sure you are also puzzled by how some houses just sell and some are not getting any activity. I have listiings that have sold in a very short period of time and some not..Overpriced homes I can see not selling, but there are a few that should move and are not.. no rhyme or reason.

Send me the MLS $ and I'll check it out for you and send you some comps.
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Marc Paolella answered:
A nice seemless, textured vinyl siding is the way to go. Wood siding is a negative these days as it needs too much maintenance. Almost all of the buyers that I deal with look askance at wood siding, especially cedar shakes, which age poorly and become a haven for insects, wood boring bees, etc.

Wood clapboard is less of a problem, but from a marketing standpoint, I'd go with vinyl at this point.

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Tue Jul 8, 2014
Diane Glander answered:
I'm not sure how good they are, but my company has an affiliation with HomeTrust. They are recommended by LRE, leading real estate companies of the world, so they must be ok. If you contact me through my website, I'll send you out a brochure that details the coverage, prices, etc. ... more
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Mon May 20, 2013
Deborah Madey answered:
Yes, in New Jersey that is true. It may not be true in other areas.

As a buyer, you might get more sq footage and more amenities as a result. Keep in mind that you may have to dscount accordingly once you are on the sell side if you pursue this route. There are simply more buyers pursuing colonials than splits.

Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
New Jersey
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