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Home Selling in Pensacola : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Please know that.........all commissions, if that's what you're asking about, are negotiable.

Interview a few agents in person, and see what their marketing plans look like so that you can compare and contrst what is being offered.
They will be happy to discuss their fees with you at that time.

best wishes.........
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider contacting a few local agents from different realty companies, and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data, ask opinions and determine worth. If you need to sell, do consider hiring one one of those agents as your listing agent. ... more
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Thu Nov 11, 2010
Jason Blair answered:
They could be a Transaction broker which is simply put a mediator between parties. I don’t know Florida Law but if Dual-Agency is allowed it is not a scam. Dual-Agency means that one broker represents both the buyer and seller. Here in NJ it’s allowed and practiced frequently

In any event I would recommend interviewing a few agents on your own and have one become a buyer agent that works just for you. But be honest and loyal when you do pick one. Buyer agents work very hard to help you get the best possible price and make the transaction much easier
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Tue Jul 27, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
That amount seems high. I would normally charge about half of that. Your other choice is to get an attorney to draw up teh papers, review them and supply you with the state and federal disclosures. Doing it ion your own is risky unless you aware of all teh state and federal laws you have to comply with. You shoul dbe able to find someone for between 1-2 who would be more than happy to assist you with the paperwork, review, compliance and closing.

Good luck with your sale
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Sun Feb 21, 2010
. answered:
Did you set it up yourself or was there representation involved, such as a real estate broker or an attorney working for either your or the buyer/tenants? If there was representation involved, it is a question best directed to them with reference to the contract in hand. If not, then I would suggest a face to face conversation with the buyer/tenants to explain your reasoning (I'm guessing it's "good") and implore them to cooperate in negating the deal. If they are insistent upon sticking with the agreement and your are insistent upon breaking it, then you absolutely need to consult with legal counsel, because it sounds like you could be in a serious breach of contract situation. That's my real estate head talking without attempting to give any legal advice whatsover.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Ralph Acosta answered:
1. If you are looking to sell your house quickly in an area where activity is low, you must price competitively.

2. If you have a high mortgage, you probably have to take the shortsale route.

3. If the house is paid for and you want top dollar, you must be patient.

4. If the house is paid for and you want to sell fast, then refer to #1.

Take Good Care and best of luck!!
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Wed Aug 17, 2011
Jennifer Kirby answered:

Sites like Trulia and Zillow have no clue about what lies around your home...all they know is your street address and compare based on that. They do not take into consideration ammenities, waterfront footage, etc. Never rely on these sites for a true market value for your home. Only an appraiser or real estate professional can give you an accurate value of your home. Your plea for this site to adjust what they have about your home will fall on deaf ears. ... more
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Fri May 15, 2009
Bonnie Ard answered:
Homes have started to sell a little more depending on the price. If you price it right, it more than likely will sell sooner. I will be glad to do a free Comparative Market Analysis for you and tell what all my company has to offer you. Please contact me if I can be of assistance.

Bonnie Ard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
850-341-2250 cell
850-944-3233 office
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Fri May 15, 2009
Jennifer Kirby answered:
Hi Susan,

I have bought and sold in Mayfair in the past few years. If you want, send me an email with your home address and I will take a look at what your home might be worth right now. There are sections of Mayfair that have been rehabbed in the last five years, and others that have not, so it will depend on where your home is located and what updates you have completed. I look forward to hearing from you! ... more
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Milly Burleson answered:

Your agent's marketing functions are to market your home, to the public and other agents, to create interest and showings. It often happens that the listing agent doesn't have an opportunity to show the home, and 75% of the time another agent will bring the buyer to your home. It's important to ask your agent why they think your home is not being shown. Also, you should ask what your surrounding area is doing in terms of competition and recent sales. This information can help you determine what the problem is, whether it's pricing, condition, marketing, etc. Please let me know if you decide to interview new agents, I'd be happy to meet with you and show you the marketing I provide my customers. ... more
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Fri Jun 13, 2008
Robin Sherman answered:
Hello Cristiane - I am a broker associate with Coldwell Banker. I live and work in Gulf Breeze and waterfront properties are an area of specialization for me.

We have seen a lot of changes in our local real estate market over the last 8 years. The only way to give you a truly accurate answer is to see your home. But, for a shortcut I would encourage you to visit my website ( and click on the Market Snapshot tool. You can type in your address and it will show you all the nearby homes for sale and all the homes that have recently sold as well as days on the market, list to sale price information and mapping.

I'm sure you are aware that our market, like many real estate markets around the country, has slowed down dramatically. It is crucial that you price your home appropriately from the beginning and that you have the correct marketing tools. I have watched TONS of sellers "chase the market down" by pricing their homes too high. This is particularly true of waterfront which has not been in much demand since Hurricane Ivan. Make sure that anyone giving you a valuation on your home "prove" it with accurate comparative property information. It does none of us - sellers, buyers, Realtors, - any good to have the market flooded with overpriced properties that will not sell and just sit on the market for years. I am telling my clients (and potential clients) to price it to sell or to leave it off the market until such time that the market might meet their expectations. That is one of the keys to restoring a healthy real estate market.

I'd love to talk with you when you are ready to shop for an agent.
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Tue Apr 14, 2009
Milly Burleson answered:
Typically these companies purchase homes at much less than market value. If you list your home with a Realtor at market value (or slightly less) it will sell and for more money. While I would advise you explore both options, if you choose to go the investor route you should make sure everything is reduced to a written contract that you have reviewed by a Real Estate attorney. ... more
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