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Home Selling in Orange Park : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Tim Krukowski answered:
You would benefit GREATLY by teaming up with a board-affiliated Realtor (R) to help you navigate these waters. Most would characterize Florida as being in the very, very embryonic stages of real estate recovery. Reach out to a couple of Realtors (R) and find someone you're comfortable is guiding you in the right direction. ... more
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Marty Kaiser answered:
Hi Vicki,

Without knowing more about your situation, it sounds like a pricing issue first and foremost. Traffic/activity is predicated on the popularity of your community etc but the number one method, especially in a market where you are competing against numerous bank owned and short sales is price. Bonuses are a good thing from the agent's perspective but the buyer is seeking value. I am assuming your total commission offered is 6% and that is split equally between each company, assuming your agent does not sell it. It is imperative that what is referred to as your co-broke fee is at least 3%.

Best of luck.

Marty Kaiser
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
CJ Haack answered:
Must companies will charge a 6% commision. It is not necessarily the required fiqure but it is pretty standard. Generally 3% is then offered out to a buyers agent to bring the buyer. As for an average closing costs that would be approximately 3% of the selling price of the home. It may be a little more or less depending on the time of year(taxes, etc.). Please let your mom know if she has any additional questions I would be glad to assist her. My number is 904-612-9246. ... more
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Sun Aug 3, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
Unfortanately i can not reccomend an exact individual but i do have some advise to assist you once you do find someone. Make sure they are very experienced in short sales and have successfully completed them. A short sale is a long, drawn out process. It needs to be done correctly the first time to avoid lengthy delays. it could be 3-6 months from start to finish. You should call your lender now and ask fro a short sale package so you will know what they want BEFORE you start the process. Good luck ... more
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Sat Mar 15, 2008
James Leafgreen answered:
From a buyers perspective, I relocated to Jax 18 months ago and housing was overpriced (in my opinion) at that time. I decided to sit and wait the market out.

My personal observation and problem with purchasing now is that when I look at a home I immediately look at the historical sales record available through the county tax office. What I have been finding is that almost every one of them has been purchased somewhere between 2002 to 2006 and the seller is now asking almost 2x what they paid. It is unrealistic to expect a 100% profit on a home you have owned for 1-4 years and this is a key indicator to me that the market is overpriced.

The real market problem is buyers are somewhat aware of this so where do we go from here? If you purchased a home during the hot market session that just ended, you have most likely paid an inflated amount of money for your home (keep in mind a very nice home in Jax could be bought for $180 or less just 3-5 years ago, today you are looking at $300k or more – incomes has not increased that much, in fact they have remained almost level). Most buyers are not going to absorb that high of inflation rate when there is this much inventory on the market so we are at a stall mate. Desperate sellers will flinch first. Anyone else even remotely thinking of selling will have to enjoy their purchase for several years before they can break even.

Now days I am almost exclusively looking at Oakleaf (with my target being Eagle Landing) for a home however the high taxes/fees do not help any with the slowing economy.

My only advice to you is to try some intuitive marketing such as throwing in a big screen TV or vacation, it works for some people. Plus, I truely enjoy shopping at the new mall area out there - i.e., market the resources/lifestyle - I think it is as good as the Southside and St. Johns. In addition, the economic development at Cecil Field will increase home values in the long term. Bottom line, 3-5 years from now that area is going to be just as developed as Eagle Harbour and just as sought after.
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
CJ Haack answered:
The best way to find the correct answer for the zoning is to have the parcel number of the location(it can be looked up on the Clay County Property Appraiser Website if you have the address of the location address) and call zoning of Clay County and ask them. Theire number is 904-278-4705. ... more
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Sat Dec 31, 2016
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
are you FSBO or working with a REALTOR? What is the average DOM (days on market) for comparable homes in your area? How do those comps stack up to your home? Please reply. Thanks! ... more
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