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Home Selling in Monmouth County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
Only agents can list directly on Trulia
There are other sites you can list your house on that feed to Trulia.
See my FSBO blog or contact me for more information about selling your own home. ... more
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
Not sure why this came up in New Jersey. Try reposting the question in Maryland.

also ask your attorney
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Mon Jun 15, 2015
Mary Mottola answered:
I would be happy to assist you. I am an agent with Weichert Realtors in the area. You may contact me at 732-859-5600. Mary
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
The only form you need when you sell your home is at the closing.

When you file your income taxes there may be a form but you can get that with any tax software
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Nici & DJ Ten Hoeve answered:
Very intriguing question, but in my opinion, no. I am a REALTOR in Colts Neck dealing with luxury homes from Spring Lake to Holmdel and the appetite for these homes has increased over the past 12 months dramatically. When a home is priced well comparative to the rest of the market you still have multiple buyers coming to the table. Traditional pice it high and wait for a buyer, then reduce and repeat just begets stagnant homes that don't sell. While their is an increased demand for smaller homes closer to a downtown and main steer, like Red Bank, families with money have gotten use to space and the desire is still there. Give me a call. Regardless of your motives I'd love to talk through this idea with you a bit more. ... more
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Deborah Madey answered:
No. But you could sell your property to an investor and the tenant would remain.
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Andrew Tisellano answered:
we are at 2003 prices unless you have done a lot of improvements. you agent shold be able to show you comparable sales so you know you are priced right.
Since you are getting showings but no offers it is most likely price but staging your home could help too. ... more
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Karen Farragher answered:
Currently in all of Marlboro there are 24 homes listed at 1M+, in the last 6 months there have been 6 homes that have sold. That puts the Marlboro inventory at a 2 year attrition rate for homes in the 1m+ category. There were a couple that sold in less than 30 days and 1 that took over 3 1/2 years and sold for less than half the original asking price. Boy did they loose a lot of money by being overpriced.
In the high end price point, there are many variables, one of the things you can look at is how much is the home per square foot. Drilling down to a small section of the town such as Morganville, gives you less data to consider. If you would like more specific details, shoot me an email or call me at 201-892-5640.
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
That does seem to be a common question from home sellers.
Finding the right answer begins with the analysis completed by your agent regarding market activity in your area. Based on that data you would be able to project the activity level of your home.
Be aware, this is a multi-dimensional analysis.
Let's assume the data suggests there are 100 active buyers for homes like yours in your area. Based on the hierarchy of home search activity your home should have received a volume of activity that is a multiple of that number through effective marketing channels. Assuming this to be true (the marketing is effective)...the active buyers ARE seeing your home but have rejected the option to come to your address to see it. You may need to re-evaluate your value position.

The reality may be, based on historical data, your home IS receiving the appropriate activity. Consult your real estate professional regarding the marketing results. Perhaps patience is need or your situation has changed and you need to manipulate the timeline. Your agent will present you with the options available.

Agents of singular dimension will readily point out if you lower the price sufficiently, anything will sell. This approach may not be the best option for guarding your hard earned equity. Let the data speak for itself and don't even entertain the thought you will be able to sell your home in defiance of what the historical data reveals.

More data is needed.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
It's your house - you can certainly be home.

I never tell my sellers they must leave the home when it is bering shown......

What I do tell them is.........make yourself invisible, and whatever you NOT follow the agent around when the house is being shown.....and..... speak only when spoken to! ... more
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Karen Buonomo answered:
It depends on what the theme of your home is . . . are your cabinets dark wood . . then we would say dark . . . if your cabinets are light then we would say light, however, we have a home stager on staff that can assist you with this decision before you make a mistake. Just give us a call! Thanks Karen and Starr 732-207-8154 ... more
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Ron Thomas answered:
I choose door #3;

no matter what you do, you will not make everyone happy.

Just remove half the furniture and all the personal stuff.
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Lisa Angelicola answered:
Hi Mr. Lang,

Since a basement is below ground level it is not considered to be included in the sq. footage. even though it is heated and cooled. If you have any further questions feel free to ask.

Best regards to you,

Lisa Angelicola
Coldwell Banker Residential
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Sun Sep 17, 2017
Nina Harris answered:
It is better if the homeowners leave during a showing. Potential buyers do not feel comfortable when the seller is home. They need to have the ability come in and imagine themselves in the house while expressing their opinion freely. My advice to all sellers is to leave while the home is being shown. ... more
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Susan Seide answered:
Hi, I'm Susan Seide and have been an active agent in the area for well over 10 years and have lived here for over 30. I'd love to have an opportunity to discuss the marketing of your property in Sea Bright. You can contact me either by phone (732-859-2277) or by e-mail at

Kind Regards,

Susan Seide, GRI
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Fri May 4, 2012
Francesca Patrizio answered:
ALL he/she needs to do is go into the MLS listing portal and hit the "address public" button and turn it on to "yes" and your address will appear on all listing portals. If he/she would like to discusssm I would be happy to advise.

All my best to you.

Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate, ePro,SRES
732.606.2931 (24/7)
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Tue May 1, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
If the deed has your name on it then you are the owner. Having the mortgage is the bad side, having the deed is the good side. I would suggest speaking to a lawyer since I don't know the NJ laws. Was there a separation agreement and did it give you the lot? If so you can sell it, since the mortgage is in her name she would have to hope you would pay it off for her, again speak to a lawyer. ... more
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Lisa Winterburn answered:
Dear Greenly,

As far as I'm concerned, that answer may be different for different people. I think you really need to go and interview with several agencies to get a feel for what they have to offer and how you feel you'd fit in to their agency. Make sure wherever you go they have a great training program - whether it's formal classes or whether it's one-on-one with the broker. I interviewed with both a large, national brokerage and a small, local brokerage - I chose the small local brokerage because I really liked the broker and the other agents in the office - it really is a family atmosphere and everyone is supportive of one another. For me, this was the right choice. For someone else, they may have felt more comfortable with the formalized training that the national brokerage had to offer. Good luck and please keep me posted. ... more
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Mon May 21, 2012
Gina Chirico answered:

No you do not have to use the same agent that is selling your home to buy a home unless of course you signed something with that agent binding you into using them as your selling agent. Since selling and buying at the same time can be somewhat of a challenge I would normally advise its best to use the same agent but if you are not happy with your agent than I see no reason using the same agent. Again, make sure you are not bound by a written agreement to buy through her too. Is your current home under contract? If not, how much time is left on your listing agreement? ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
We are geting into LEGAL issues here, and Realtors do not give legal advice.
That said; I would suggest you GOOGLE "quiet enjoyment" and read for yourself.
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