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Home Selling in Princeton : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Cyril Gaydos answered:
I sold a Home to a client in Ettl Farms. We searched all of Princeton for 6 months. My client took her lunch hour 2 to 3 times per week and we meticulously researched every home in the price range from $600,000 to $1,400,000. after careful evaluation, my client chose the home in Ettl Farms for $1,250,000. Reasons were the quality of the construction including many special interior feature, finished basement, great patio, extra large bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, study/office on 1st floor, great neighbors, Johnson Park Elementary School and most important we studied the price history of all of the properties in Ettl Farm since the development was built and found the price appreciation to be the most stable. They are still very pleased with their purchase and their investment. Current homes for sale are:
# # 'MLS' # ## Street Name $ PRICE $$ BrBth
1 5960898 18 Walker Drive $1,399,500 4 3/1
2 6007482 62 StoneCliffRd $1,410,000 4 4/1

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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Christine Markow answered:
It's going to depend on how your home compares with some of the recently sold properties in that price range. I would interview some local agents and have them preview your property and review a market analysis with you. They will be able to give you an appropriate list price to list your home (coupled with the necessary custom marketing strategy).

Some of the properties in that price range that recently sold have between 4 - 7 bedrooms and were on the market for an average of 186 days (based on the 6 properties I pulled). I also saw that there are currently 10 properties (with 5 bedrooms) listed in the $2.0 - $2.5 Mill price range.

Again speaking with an agent who can preview your home and give you market statistics based on how your home compares to these other properties will be the best most efficient way to sell your home for the most amount of money.

Christine Markow, e-PRO
ERA Statewide Realty
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
Sondi, There is a lot involved.

I personally average 40 - 60 agents at my brokers open houses. It is a matter of networking and whom to contact.

A FSBO doing a brokers open? You are going to end up with cards and information about Realtors and their companies trying to get your listing. You may not get any agents. Quite a few realtors do not show FSBO or Flat Fee company listings regardless of the "split" you offer. As far as going about it, due diligence, like anything wlse, get out the phone book and get fax numbers of the local offices, make a flyer and fax it out to the offices for the day you want to have the Briokers open.

Good Luck.
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
Sometimes the owners request it not be posted. particularly with a very high end house,sellers want to prevent looky loos & also do not want to display the exact location of their personal possessions for fear of crime. ... more
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Kathy Richey answered:
I haven't found any particular time of the day or day of the week is the most popular because it depends so much on the buyer's schedule and time frame. Are they living in the area already? Have they started their job already, if applicable? How soon do they need to move in? All of those variables are a factor and you just have to decide, especially if you have small children, what is the best time for you and how much notice you want/need. I have some good tips on selling your home on my web page if you'd like to look at it. ... more
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Dallas Texas answered:
Two thoughts for flat fee service:

Here in Texas we shy away from many flat fees for violates State laws on several of these agencies leaves us agents speak direct with seller, who knows nothing (no offense) does not know how to handle contracts. Majority of time when I see these listings we shy away not wanting to show.

Vs. my group we are Dallas flat fee service hold open houses, speak with agents, and etc. seller is not involved till contracts are presented.

You might want to confirm service offered.

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Sat May 30, 2009
Jack Stroup answered:
When you listed the property, the agent should have provided a list of what he/she would do to market the property. search online to see where your home is. How are the photos? Do they display your home well or are they amatuerish. How is the narrative/description? Are there spelling errors? are they highlights you feel are important emphasized. If the agent promised print materials, you should recive copies.

I have had sellers have friends call me to see how fast I respond, how I promote the home and answer questions.
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