That borders on being illegal in NY. :-) If a realtor represents both
parties, it requires a really nit-picking set of paperwork.
Another thought: List it online with America's Choice, if you have the time
to show it yourself. If the realtor has a problem with this, tell him to
start doing his job. You're his employer. In any other sales position, you'd
be entitled to hold his ass to the fire as much as you want. Maybe a little
competition would help.
Short story: When I began looking at houses with my agent, I'd also visit
homes being sold by owners via America's Choice. I stopped into one house
which was damned near perfect, except it was a bit too close to the highway
for my tastes. By this point, my realtor was doing such a great job that I
thought I'd toss him a potential listing. I mentioned the house. He asked
how it was decorated. I described it, and mentioned that the guy was a
hunter and had a couple of antlers on the walls. My realtor laughed and said
the antlers would turn off people who don't like hunters. He called the
owner and got the listing. The house was sold in 2 weeks. The owner had been
trying for 6 months.
OK..... mortagage rates are going up so you may have to take a hit. Also,
be aware that some people will not consider a house with a pool. At least
that is true in NY and NC where I've spent most my time.
Are you making it hard for potential buyers? Like requiring 24 hours notice
before showing or not using a lockbox. Make sure you make showing the house
easy. Keep lights on so the house looks bright. Double check the MLS ad to
make sure it is accurate including number of bathrooms, square feet, etc.
Remember people do computerized searches and if it is not accurately entered
the house will not come up in a search. Looks like a bargain compared to
I can only guess that means you haven't been there very long. My next
door neighbors just sold their house (identical to mine) for roughly
2.4 times what we paid for ours 6 years ago. Things have gone
entirely nuts around here (Queens, NY, part of NY City) as far as real
estate goes, but I'm surprised to hear that prices have actually come
You're fortunate. San Antonio does not appear to be a money town. The
only people who think the property values here are skyrockeing is the
I've appealed but they don't even give you the courtesy of an
acknowledgement letter. Never heard from them.
More fortunate than people in the opposite condition, to be sure. But
all the OTHER houses around here have gone up just as much, so it's
not like it's real money, unless I plan to move out of the city
He sometimes posts 4 or 5 times in one night in reference to someone
saying they have a problem with their "hot water heater" Saying
they're crazy to heat water that's already hot...
Planters, Fisher etc don't have all the nuts in the world...some of
them are loose on the internet...
I like light blue. If the walls were white, I'd make a lower offer. Hell,
I'm going to repaint it anyway unless it was just done. Unless it is
hideous, dirty, or very dark, ignore the realtor.
I've never been happy with a one coat job. Two works much better. Any good
brand of paint will do, just avoid the cheap crap as you need more of it,
splatters more and it takes longer.
-> painted walls a light blue. Now she's in MD and I'm selling the house. -> Realtor said paint them white.-> -> Is there really a paint that will cover this stuff in one coat?-> -> Please help....time is of the essence.-> -> thanks.
Can you rent the house out while you're trying to sell?
im with the 'buy it as is' people here, unless its absolutely ungodly which
i doubt it is..
but if i were going to do it, i would put a coat of white primer over
everything and sell it as 'ready to paint whatever color(s) you want'.
primer is cheaper than paint, has a better chance of sticking, and will
cover enough to prep it for the paint that will come.
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