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#953549 --- 01/09/09 09:21 AM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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Originally Posted By: bigbear35
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!


Awww, can't you take a little constructive criticism?

Truthfully, you are trying to sell a home in the worst possible time. Houses are on the market everywhere. If your home is only 5 years old, then I would imagine what you paid for it 5 years ago is more than the current market value. My suggestion would be to hold onto it for a couple more years and hope that the market turns around.
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#953599 --- 01/09/09 10:14 AM Re: realtors [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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I did some searching on Homesteadnet. In the Waterloo area, anything that is currently for sale that is approximately 5 years old, is a manufactured home. If one of these is your home, that is likely to be the reason why you are having a hard time selling your home. The market is bad right now and even worse for mobiles.
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#953629 --- 01/09/09 11:13 AM Re: realtors [Re: A Better SF]
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Originally Posted By: A Better SF
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.


I have to agree. Maybe some touch ups like painting a few rooms or replacing a couple carpets make a huge difference. Not too many people want to buy a house that they have to sink money into right on top of signing up for mortgage payments. Most people want it to be in move-in condition. It does help get more of the asking price that's for sure.
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#953740 --- 01/09/09 02:47 PM Re: realtors [Re: oops12]
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A little paint, decluttering can really help sell a place. Many people will walk into a house and instead of seeing the house, they can only focus on the objects within the house. The less stuff and more organized the home, the larger it will appear. Neutral colors will help.
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#953841 --- 01/09/09 06:07 PM Re: realtors [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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Trailer homes are tough to sell.
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#953963 --- 01/09/09 07:47 PM Re: realtors [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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Originally Posted By: TRD_Tacoma
A little paint, decluttering can really help sell a place. Many people will walk into a house and instead of seeing the house, they can only focus on the objects within the house. The less stuff and more organized the home, the larger it will appear. Neutral colors will help.


My motto, less is more, put stuff away, The only thing on my kitchen counter is the coffee maker. and tissues. I hate clutter and crap, my computer desk is another story, I think the cat brings in crap to make me go nuts.
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#953980 --- 01/09/09 08:10 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
Trailer homes are tough to sell.


You are correct, mobile homes are difficult to sell. They also do not hold value very well.
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#954173 --- 01/09/09 11:24 PM Re: realtors [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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I think they even depreciate.
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#954176 --- 01/09/09 11:32 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Depreciate they do, Hows the single life? Maybe you and Buddy should come out of the closet. You accuse others of it and you are gay.

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#954192 --- 01/10/09 01:33 AM Re: realtors [Re: Panic Attack]
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you have to stage the house.. to make it appeal to others not yours. Once you put your house on the market, its not yours , to speak of.
I watch HGTV , house virgins, sell my place, house hunters, design to sell, the unsellables, get it sold.

all have great ideas and if you don't get the channel just go to
HGTV.com and they have everything there for you .
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#954321 --- 01/10/09 07:10 AM Re: realtors [Re: reilley]
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thanks all of you I will look in to everything then go from there.

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#954324 --- 01/10/09 07:12 AM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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By the way my home is not a mobile.

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#954534 --- 01/10/09 11:28 AM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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Originally Posted By: bigbear35
thanks all of you I will look in to everything then go from there.


Has the realtor given you any feedback?
Has the home been shown to any buyers?



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#954592 --- 01/10/09 01:00 PM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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Originally Posted By: bigbear35
By the way my home is not a mobile.


LOL. Before this housing mess is over, I'll bet a lot of us will ve wishing our houses were RVs, so we could just drive away from NYS.
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#954623 --- 01/10/09 02:08 PM Re: realtors [Re: VM Smith]
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just curious if your house was in a city or in the country? Any land? thanks-

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#954689 --- 01/10/09 03:20 PM Re: realtors [Re: lodibrat]
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I have often thought that the way out of the property tax problem would be to buy a well equipped Winnebago or a bigger HouseBoat and roam place to place.
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#954696 --- 01/10/09 03:26 PM Re: realtors [Re: lodibrat]
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Country. 1.8 acres. 193' lakefront.
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#954699 --- 01/10/09 03:27 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
I have often thought that the way out of the property tax problem would be to buy a well equipped Winnebago or a bigger HouseBoat and roam place to place.


Many retire and do just those things.

http://www.adventure.1tree.net/full-time/full.htm


Edited by VM Smith (01/10/09 03:53 PM)
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#954856 --- 01/10/09 06:52 PM Re: realtors [Re: bigbear35]
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Originally Posted By: bigbear35
thanks all of you I will look in to everything then go from there.


Try selling it on E-Bay. Do something to make it appealing, like filling it up with fudge. Then do a "You buy the fudge and the house is free!" sort of thing. You've got to get people's attention and tickle their funnybone.
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#954859 --- 01/10/09 06:54 PM Re: realtors [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
I have often thought that the way out of the property tax problem would be to buy a well equipped Winnebago or a bigger HouseBoat and roam place to place.


Houseboats aren't made for roaming, but plenty of other boats are.
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