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Thu Nov 27, 2008
Miguel Ogas, REALTOR, Certified EcoBroker answered:
Hey Jan

Unfortunately this is a problem that almost everyone is experiencing at this time. I would recommend what a great REALTOR in Rocky Mount, Virginia, Betty Kingery founder of Mountain to Lake Realty, told me when I first started out. She said, in the past market, the "name of the game used to be 'location, location, location,' but in todays market we're into 'location, price, curb appeal, and closing costs.'" In other words, have a great location, lower your price to stand out in an over-crowded marketplace, do some yard work, and offer something like paying up to $4000 in closing costs. This stuff isn't easy, but this is how people are selling houses in this market. I hope that helped.

Miguel Ogas
(540) 420-5670
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Fri Apr 10, 2009
john womeldorf answered:
Your agent should be able to take care of that for you. If you aren't using a full service agent that could explain things..
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Sun Apr 20, 2008
J Paul Piccoli answered:
If you would like an accurate measurement of square footage than an appraisal would provide this information. If the sellers have an appraisal it should have a square footage measurement unless they have made modifications since it was done. The listing agent is simply relaying information given to them by the sellers regarding the square footage, they aren't going to measure it for their own benefit. You can make an offer contingent on the home being a certain square footage. You can reserve the right to lower your offer if it is. This is extremely rare, but it is an option. ... more
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