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Home Selling in Georgia : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
Depends on the quality of the advice, doesn't it?

There is no certain "bad" form, however "hire slowly, fire quickly" always seems to make sense to me...

And, it's a two way street - it's not considered "bad form" when a seller and I do not see eye to eye on marketing and listing of a property, and then I tell them that I am not interested in being their agent.

Bad form is rampant in our business, it's rampant in America, however in the context of your question - no because it depends on the quality of the advice.

Sellers should not ever feel obligated to hire someone if they are not 100% comfortable with that person and their team.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Debbie Dewey answered:
The market has stabilized. There is a shortage of homes for sale and many Buyers who are ready, willing and pre-approved for a mortgage to purchase one. Please call us if you are thinking about selling your home. We may have a Buyer who is waiting for your home to go on the market! ... more
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
stephen webber answered:
Hi Natalia
A very good question because the real estate agent and loan officer you choose are so very important. Experience is critical especially if your market is experiencing a rush and multipul offers on properties. Ethics is the critical qualifier. They also must be experienced with the various processes involved with all of the loan types. FHA, USDA, FHA 203k, and the assistance and grants available in your state, if you are a first time home buyer.
Gather up lots of information here from Trulia and you will also find an article at Your-Road-Home, Consultation Interviewing Real Estate Agents, that will serve you well. If you read the articles in the numbered order you will become a very savvy home buyer. Be sure to read #9 about the MCC tax credit. The best tax credit ever for first time home buyers.
After your full of useful information you will also find on Trulia agents and loan officers from your area offering their services. A very good source.
Best of Luck, Stephen
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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
Yes, set your price way below market to attract attention. Otherwise, many buyers and their agents tend to avoid FSBO listings.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Scott Henninger answered:
Wish I could give you a detailed response, but this really requires that we see the house in person. We can usually get within +/- $10 - $15 per square foot knowing the area & getting answers to some basic questions, but to get you the best number we should spend a few minutes having a quick look inside. (Not trying to scare you off, just want to be honest.)

After gathering data we pull up a list of homes similar to yours, hopefully with 1/2 mile that have sold in the past year, look at active listings similar to your property, then adjust them to more closely match. After adjusting each we take an average then give you a pretty good estimate of an expected sales price given the current market.

If we can help just email or call. We live on Lookout ourselves & know this market very well.

The Henninger Team
Scott & Janet
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Fred Yancy answered:
In a couple of years it will be required of all new home builders to install sprinklers in new homes but this is not yet the case. A sprinkler system is not cheap and in a flip you want to go in, make improvements and upgrades but still be able to walk away with making a profit. I just can't see installing a sprinkler system as being perceived as a worthwhile investment at this time. Unless, of course, if it is a condo or townhome - then yes absolutely install a system if one does not already exist. ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Average time depends on exact location, pricing, size, condition/upgrades, etc.; for specifics about your area, contact a few agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; see what the data suggests, ask opinions and go from there... ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Elizabeth Walton answered:
Hi Trulia, thank you for your inquiry about where to store items when staging/selling a home.
That depends on what you might have at and/or away from the home as well as the size of
the home, is there room and what items are being stored. Possible areas that come to mind
are closets, a garage and/or basement if you have either, a spare room in the home, cabinets,
an attic if there is one. Might a storage locker work? Store at a neighbor’s?

Where you do this really relates to the amount and sizes/weights of items to be stored and
some idea of how long the items might be stored.

Elizabeth 'Beppy' Walton, Realtor
Keller Williams Buckhead
C/404 234 9418
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
Rent a storage unit for a month or two. Everything will be boxed and labeled and ready to move into your new home.
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
The other companies & Agent can see it.
If no one is SHOWING it;
You can bet that the LISTING PRICE is too high!
It's a virtual certainty!
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Sat May 11, 2013
Bruce Ailion answered:
Selling on your own may or may not work out for you. The process of selling a home is more complex than simply finding a buyer.

You can find simple forms on sites like legalzoom or going into an OfficeDepot. These are very generic forms and not designed to provide you the maximum amount of protection nor are they customized to your particular transaction needs.

Like many brokers I provide a menu of fee for service options. This includes a pricing analysis, advertising in the MLS system, contract preparation and review. Feel free to contact me if you have an interest in buying individual services.


Bruce Ailion,
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
An Atlanta Real Estate Expert Serving Clients Since 1979
RE/MAX Hall of Fame – REALTOR Phoenix Award
Certified Residential Specialist
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2050 Roswell Road
Marietta GA 30062
404-978-2281 Direct
404-386-3682 Assistant Robin
678-760-6266 Buyer’s Agent Adam
770-973-9700 Office
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Mckenley A. Washington© answered:
I would suggest you show by appointment only. This allows you to properly monitor the traffic for your listing. Also, you will get to have a personal touch with all the potential buyers that are interested in your listing. ... more
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Sun May 5, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
You might consider contacting a local mobile home dealer and asking them for an estimate of value, Donna. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
If you will call, text or email later this morning we can try to help, mayesha33. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
You would likely need to check with your HOA and its Covenants, Graeme, to seee if they differentiate between the two Lease options. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Go to Craigslist and post one. You can't do it from here.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:
You must be an Agent to post a listing. Are you trying to sell For Sale Buy Owner or do you have an agent? I would be happy to help you and can answer questions at or please review my profile on Trulia and contact me that way.

Tracy Hoyt
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Travis Jackson answered:
It would be in your best interest to use a qualified Realtor to sell your house. A Real Estate agent works in your best interest to get top dollar for your house.To assist you I can refer a top agent in Valdosta to sell your home. Send your name, phone number and address to and I will have an experienced agent contact you asap.

Travis Jackson
Century 21 M & M Associates
(408) 316-5954
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Jeffrey K. Claeson answered:
Ask your realtor to take new photo's. Ask the realtor to have a professional photographer take photo's or you can take the photos and have the realtor use those pix. Easy enough.
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Laquita Baez answered:
Hi Jonathan Icenhour, an option is you can advertise that the home needs some TLC and
even sell the house "AS-IS", meaning the buyers will be aware that you will not make any repairs and they are purchasing the home in its current condition.

Best with the sale of your home!

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors
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