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#952555 --- 01/08/09 10:36 AM realtors
bigbear35 Offline
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I have been trying to sell my home now for over four months.To my disbelief the lady we have selling our home has not called us in over 3 months,just 2 emails that is it.She in my opinion has done nothing to help sell our home.I do realize it is not a great time but some effort would help I think.Can anyone please reccomend a good realtor thank you.I will not post her name or company as i do not want to slannder them just want to sell and leave new york

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#952565 --- 01/08/09 10:42 AM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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We want to sell and come back to NY!!! Our home on the market over 3 years now. With 2 different realtors. This last one does contact us from time to time but the other went whole year. We have not had our home shown in over 6 weeks. How many homes does that realtor handle? The market is flooded right now. Why not do your own Open House and try to promote your house yourself? Make up a brochure and post in local motels, wineries etc. Sure you still have to pay the realtor fees but it could benefit you. Just a thought.

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#952665 --- 01/08/09 12:01 PM Re: realtors [Re: lodibrat]
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Don't forget, the realtor doesn't make a single cent until a house is sold. Are you asking too much for what the market will bear?
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#952747 --- 01/08/09 01:47 PM Re: realtors [Re: Mountain Man]
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When a house doesn't sell in a that length of time it means only one thing.

THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH.....
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#952752 --- 01/08/09 01:52 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
When a house doesn't sell in a that length of time it means only one thing.

THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH.....


Or it is a dump and smells really bad.
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#952771 --- 01/08/09 02:13 PM Re: realtors [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
bigbear35 Offline
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first of all i did not ask people for there opinion to get bashed so if you do not have any good ideas keep all your words to yourself.second my home is only 5 years old does not stink and is spotless.genius and trd you both only join in to bash people so that is a reflection only on your sad lives so grow up!

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#952778 --- 01/08/09 02:21 PM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
Z Genius Lusifer Offline
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No bashing hard head. Listen up. 4 months and NO one has looked at it means you priced yourself too friggin HIGH and probally chased away potential buyers by starting at such a number.

If it it did smell or was a dump, it still boils down to what a person would pay for it.....

Obviously your home in in the MLS so other realtors already have it to sell, unless you signed an exclusive.

Lower the price and you will sell it. Don't look at it as being a taj-mahal rather wood and sheetrock to sell....
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#952780 --- 01/08/09 02:22 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
Z Genius Lusifer Offline
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besides if it is in Wateloo - good luck.....smellyloo
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#952786 --- 01/08/09 02:28 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
bigbear35 Offline
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it is an exclusive and i do not look at it as a palace.ok loud mouth!so lets play the back and fourth name calling like kids that always works so good luck with baiting others in your games but if you want to be an adult then we can talk

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#952846 --- 01/08/09 03:38 PM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
lodibrat Offline
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I figured this would happen- My home is assessed at 269,000 I am in Western NC. I am selling at 199,900. Over priced no- sad market- yes. You have to be creative and think of unique things to do. Right now we are offering 5,000 bonus to the realtor who sells our home no matter if it is the lister or another realtor. You can not get people to come see your house if there is no one in the first place looking for a home. Good luck to you- it will happen our ecomomy just has to get better. I even have St Joseph buried one foot from my 4-sale sign upside down with his feet pointing toward the house...now that should get some comments!!! Email your realtor don't wait for them. They will not mind I am sure.

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#952850 --- 01/08/09 03:40 PM Re: realtors [Re: lodibrat]
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thank you lodibrat

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#952882 --- 01/08/09 04:27 PM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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The agent cash bonus usually works...you also may want to check with your realtor about a Home Protection Plan (if they offer one)This protects your home's main mechanicals while it is listed and carries over to the new buyer for one full year after purchasing.

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#952899 --- 01/08/09 04:56 PM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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I am a huge fan of the Century 21 team in Seneca Falls, especially Gail Lohr. A few years ago She sold my house in 6 weeks right in the middle of winter. Her team will caravan through your house and make recommendations (which you may or may not like) to make changes to get it sold. We dropped $2,000 into our house (it badly needed it) right before selling it, but more than made up for it by selling it for almost full price.
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#952914 --- 01/08/09 05:08 PM Re: realtors [Re: A Better SF]
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exclusive is like telling your neighbor your house is for sale.

I can't understand why people do that. They limit the potential sales team that can move thier property. I guess ignorance of what it really means is one answer.

Bigbear needs to snap out of the sleep walk and realize the price on the "shack" needs to be lowered.
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#952986 --- 01/08/09 06:30 PM Re: realtors [Re: success101]
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re: the home protection plan, it sounds good, but note that it will not cover 'pre-existing conditions'; the home warranty company sends it's own repair people out if there is a claim made, and they determine if there will be a pay out for a repair.

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#953340 --- 01/09/09 04:59 AM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: bigbear35
I have been trying to sell my home now for over four months.To my disbelief the lady we have selling our home has not called us in over 3 months,just 2 emails that is it.She in my opinion has done nothing to help sell our home.I do realize it is not a great time but some effort would help I think.Can anyone please reccomend a good realtor thank you.I will not post her name or company as i do not want to slannder them just want to sell and leave new york


Is your home listed on the realtors website?
Has there been any "open house" showings?
Has it been advertised in the local papers?



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#953347 --- 01/09/09 05:11 AM Re: realtors [Re: bluezone]
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It's a very difficult market for sure. Maybe you should find an agent that has some ties with Goulds. If someone is moving from out of state to work here, surely they have a decent rate of pay and might tilt the scales in your favor.

I work is a sector of housing (selling to builders of all kinds, big and small) across the state. The market is saturated and it's a buyers market right now for sure.

I would have a face-to-face talk with the agent, ask what the problems are, and if you don't like the answer, don't get angry (as you won't change that person's mind). Simply terminate your agreement when you can and find another OPEN listing.
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#953362 --- 01/09/09 05:24 AM Re: realtors [Re: Mountain Man]
bigbear35 Offline
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yes the house is on realtor.com and we set up an open house for a few weeks from now.I lowered the price a bit but i also have to leave room to deal as i am sure someone is still going to want to deal.I thank you all for your help

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#953398 --- 01/09/09 06:34 AM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
Mountain Man Offline
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Good luck! These are scary times.
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#953468 --- 01/09/09 07:35 AM Re: realtors [Re: MorganHills]
success101 Offline
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re: Home Protection Plan - This is very true. The company will send someone out to fix it and if it is not fixable, they replace the whole "problem" for $90...sure beats the full price of a new furnace, plumbing, etc. Potential buyers love the comfort in knowing they are covered and not stuck with a money pit within their first year of ownership:) Good Luck to you

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