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Home Selling in Pottstown : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Maureen Barron answered:
Hi Sheila,
Right now is the best time to put your home on the market. The spring market is when prospective home buyers begin to look in anticipation of making a move between the school break. Ninety percent of the annual real estate transaction are conducted by June. in regards to Meadow Lane - this property is not on the market with a real estate broker yet. It is only in the pre foreclosure stage, meaning that the owners are behind on payments and it may go into foreclosure. This process normally takes year but with the extreme amount of foreclosures happening the process is now taking up to two years. I suggest you contact me at your convenience so I may submit your criteria into an automated search engine in TREND MLS system. This enables you to receive new listing daily as they are entered into TREND.I can also modify the search if you are just looking for short sales.Please call me at 484-955-5981 so we may discuss your criteria and start looking for your new home today.
I look forward to speaking with you,
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Nancy Jean Doudna answered:
Now is the time when you want to interview a Full time Realtor that is local your area.I would be happy to come see the property and show you what has sold and is actively on the market that is comparable to your home.I'll give you helpful advise and check your curb appeal.There is no fee for this free evlauation .I'll give you a list of what is required for U&O inspections if you are located in the Pottstown district.Always happy to help! Just call Nancy (484) 645-2681 ... more
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent suggesting--review recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--see what the data suggests as to a fair price and adjust accordingly--also review your marketing strategies, does it maximize your exposure, if not adjust accordingly as well--keep in mind that a home is worth what someone is willing to pay for it; it doesn’t matter what the seller needs or potential buyers can afford to spend. Market conditions do matter--keep an eye on your advertising venues in conjunction with pricing: the more exposure your property gets, the more potential buyers and offers; the more offers, the more competitive the pricing negotiations; the more negotiations, the higher the sale price. ... more
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Mark Toepel answered:
Not for the purchase of a home. However if you refinance or take an equity loan, there is a 3 day wait to dispurse the funds in case you change your mind.

Mark Toepel
Remax Achievers, Inc.
2060 E High St
Pottstown, PA 19464
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Sat Jan 10, 2009
Mary Roberts answered:
As far as in AZ, there really is no way that a buyer's agent asks for less. It is spelled out directly in the MLS listing what the buyer's agent will receive. I do not understand why if you agreed to pay 3%, the agent would want to take less. Possibly you signed up for a 6% and your agent is taking 3.5%. Don't assume that it is 50-50! In your instance, possibly the agent wants to give the buyers the .5%. Maybe they are trying to help their clients to get th house. ... more
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Fri May 25, 2012
Edmund Choi answered:
In this market, the rules of traditional ROI do not apply. It may help bring more buyers to your home due to nicer photographs and curb appeal, but there is no guarantee it will inflate the value of your home. My suggestion is to have a Realtor evaluate property and provide you a market analysis to determine what, if any, areas of the home need enhancement, especially since you're considering spending money. The assessment may surprise you. ... more
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Wed Aug 20, 2008
Linda Dale answered:
In the current market ,there is a lot of inventory (homes for sale) from which the buyer can choose. Typically, if you are having a reasonable number of showings, but no offers or low offers, this indicates a slightly high price (as perceived by the buyer). I recommend to my seller clients that their home needs to be in the top 1/3 of all competing homes in terms of its condition, and it needs to be listed in the bottom 1/3 in price. Comparable homes in the same price range are used for these evaluations. This will usually bring about a sale in a reasonable period of time. ... more
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:

Invariable, yes, vacant houses, all other things being equal, will sell for less than those that appear occupied. It's a simple case of the buyer perceiving that the person selling the home "has to sell" it. The fact that it's vacant simply verifies the buyer's suspicion. Curious, your question is asked from the seller's perspective but your profile says your an agent???

Best regards,

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Sun Nov 8, 2015
Melissa Mancini answered:
Hi Kerri,

This is most common mis-conception consumers have in this industry. If a home is priced right, than there will be activity. You should ask your agent to do an updated market analyisis. I bet you would be surprised to see what the market has done since you listed. Some of your competition may have price adjusted or sold for less than their asking price. Also, Im sure there has been some new inventory that you may not be aware you are competing with. If you find that this is not the case, than there may be a problem with your agent. Have a heart to heart with them and share your concerns. If after this, they do not step it up, then I would ask them to cancel the contract so you can hire another agent that will work harder for you. Best of luck to you!

Melissa Mancini, Realtor, CBR, GRI
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