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Home Selling in Suffolk County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Ronald & Agnes Maginniss answered:
Not necessarily. Today people are looking for an open floor plan and if done correctly this could add value!
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
Mildred home owners looking tio sell themselves can not place their homes for sale here on Trulia. you must be a licensed agent. Too many peple trying to save a few dollars selling themselves soon learn they may have wasted tens of thousands of dollars dooing it themselves. A good listing agent has been said to be able to sell a home faster and at a better price than a owner more than making up the commission you are trying to cut out. ... more
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Janalyn Travis-Messer answered:
Leases transfer with the sale of a house. You can always ask the tenant if they would be willing to leave early. The timing could work though in the sale and the lease end date. Confirm the lease has a show clause. ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Don't simply rely on online values, as some may be/are inaccurate nor updated; rather review comps with any agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area; if you would like to have the property removed from the site try contacting customer service or, if you were listed with an agent ask him/her. ... more
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Donna Lomenzo answered:
Well you will certainly get a lot of responses to this question! The most important thing is to be comfortable with the Realtor you choose. Make sure they answer all your questions and know your area. Interview a few different will know who you like. Don't be fooled by the one telling you only what you want to hear! Good luck and please feel free to call me for a interview!

Donna Lomenzo, Broker
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Jaymes Grace answered:
Hi Benny,

Well it doesn't reflect favorably! There are specific reasons why a home that has had 654 views and (what I assume) has not gotten a reasonable offer. There are quite a few questions that need to be answered here, Is it priced correctly - is that why it's gotten so many views - but then why no offers? Is it priced poorly and that is what people see upon viewing it? Where are they viewing it? What type of activity are you having? How and where are you marketing it? These are questions that you would need to sit and discuss with your real estate agent; and if since haven't - it sounds like you are attempting to sell on your own. If that's the case, it's clearly not working for you!

To the point of your second question - wait 90 days and relist it!!? There is no value in that strategy. That benefits you none whatsoever. What you need Benny is resolve those questions not answered and get your home listed properly so it can sell!

I work in Manhattan and Brooklyn, so if you would like a consultation - please feel free to contact me.

Best and Good Luck Benny!
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
This is basic...."one should never solve a problem by creating another." I'm unclear how not paying the taxes would resolve your issue other than getting even with the "squatters."You were probably on track by going the eviction route with the other party and may want to consider likewise with this character.

This is a clear reminder that the death of a family member can both bring out the best in people and also bring out the worse.

Good luck,

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Wed Dec 5, 2012
123 answered:
Are you a Realtor/Real Estate Agent? If so, you should know the law.
I would imagine that it is against Trulia rules as should read them.
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Well - not sure why your agent can't address this, but, please know that agents are limited to what they can and can't edit in regard to their listings on Trulia once the isting appears on Trulia.
Listings are generated from the MLS!

For example, price cannot be altered by an agent - if I reduce a listing price, I have to wait until the change shows up here once it filters through the MLS (maybe it takes a day or 2) - I cannot manually change it. at the same time I may show it as reduced on the MLS - other pertinent facts also have to come via changes made by the agent on the MLS listing.

Sit down with your agent, and go over the MLS. See if the information there is correct.
I can't understand why the days on market are off - if that's a mistake Trulia made - your agent can reach out to customer service here and ask for help.

Honestly, I understand your frustration, but I really doubt the information on Trulia is causing a drop in your showings.
Based on my experience, the majority of showings are still generated via the MLS.and are often agent-driven.

Best wishes.... I am sure you will be able to get the information corrected............try:
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Do you have to? NO Have to NO, but it will be a problem once the buyers hop in and see it and
turn around and do not want to have anything to do with the home.

Even if you take care of it with a good reputable mold remediation company and believe me this is
usually not inexpensive, if it truly toxic black mold, as there is mold of other kinds. But it is the bad kind the remediation company will test, and then it is not clear if you are seeing it on one outside wall if it has not already migrated behind the walls and in other places...

So have mold specialist come in, check the mold, and make recommendations, that way you will
better understand what the real problem actually is and how to take care of it.

No matter what, if it is visible it is a problem to a buyer
If you take care of it and have the bills from the company and mention it in the sellers disclosure
it may still worry the buyers, but if they like the house enough and the location and the neighborhood they may still make an offer....

I work with a lot of buyers, and in order to protect them, I usually encourage them to buy a property with no evidence of existing or taken care of toxic black mold....

And then it always depends on how big of a problem is really is, if it is just in a small area, may be
not much of an issue. You will be told by the mold specialist the the house in that area may need
more ventilation ..... So at least get all the right information from the right expert.

Good Luck to you
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
A short sale may be an option; however do consider consulting with an attorney beforehand; also choose an agent to work with.....
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Thomas Brady answered:
A buyer's agent usually gets paid from the commission the seller pays his agent. It's divided up, say the listing agent is getting 5%, he then offers out a percentage to buyer's and or broker's agents of let's say 2% (most listings don't offer seller's agents anything due to vicarious liability) leaving the listing agent 3%. If you have a broker's agent they will pretty much just submit your offer for you and hunt up some properties. A buyer's agent works for the buyer and has a much greater obligation and responsibility to the buyers than a brokers agent. The only caveat I would add is that some buyer's agents want to be guaranteed a certain percentage, let's say 3% and they want the buyer to make up the difference between what the seller is offering and what they want to get paid. While there is nothing unethical or illegal about this I would steer away from these agents and get one that is willing to take whatever is offered by the seller as their full compensation.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
"We treat you like family!"
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
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Wed May 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask your agent the question, he/she can post it for you.....
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Thomas Brady answered:
That depends on far too many as yet unocurred events. However I would be more than happy to give you my opinion on todays value :)
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Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Ret. NYPD Lt.
"We treat you like family!"
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Plaza - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
I can't tell you for sure because I'm not a real estate agent in NY but I would say maybe somewhere around $340,000 if there aren't any real estate agents involved. If you wait a few minutes or so I'm sure an agent from NY will answer this question for you in more detail and give you a better estimate. ... more
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Voices Member answered:
Are you trying to sell the home on your own? If so unfortunately you cannot upload photos directly. Trulia feeds off of MLS which means you would need to work with a Realtor.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Kyla Varney answered:
Make sure the home is clutter free. Accentuate with colorful vases of flowers on tables. Add warmth with pillows on a couch and beds. Bathroom: Use a pretty basket and put some rolled towels and washclothes in it and add some colorful soaps. Vacuum the interior, wash windows, dust and cobwebs removed. Homey room air fresheners help to create a home sweet home feel and deter any pet smells. Most buyers want to add their own special touches to a home after buying it. Give them a warm welcome and let then let the buyer use their imagination from there. Good luck! ... more
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Tue May 8, 2012
Lo asked:
This seems ridiculous because the school system is so good. There are houses that were 340,000 at the peak listing for 195K. Condos that were 260K selling for 173K. Why don't peo...
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Gina Lollo answered:
You can contact me @ (631) 335-7078 and I would be have to walk you through the process.
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