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Old 08-19-2006, 01:57 PM
 
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Just wondering how many others are in the same boat ??

We were wondering how many viewings have you been getting?? And how long has your house been on the market??

Our house has been on the market since January & has been relisted again and. Our new realtor (2nd one now) is no HELP.

Are other's going through this???

Thanks
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:21 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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how many like yours on the market?
what is the condition of your property?
how many have sold in the last 12 months?
what's the price range of the actives and the solds?
how many showings have you had?
any second showings?
what about the sold price per sq ft?
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:18 AM
 
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Good morning YoYo,

Give the real estate agent you have now 6 months and that's it. If it doesn't move get another sign out front from an agent all together different. Our neighbors right beside us had to do that and they had to come down in their asking price just a little; twice in fact, but they ended up selling their home finally with this 2nd agent they got and they were quite pleased all around. I would say it took a good year for them. It's been slow every where, not just in your neighborhood, trust me! Be patient, eventually your home will sell. There's a home out there for everyone out there these days that wants one and there's more people that want homes than don't want them, always remember that, it's also a buyers market these days! Don't stay with the same realtor beyond 6 months. Just let it go in one ear and out the other if the realtors try to tell you different. It's your property, it's your house that's on the market; not theres. You do what you have to do for yourself and your family and that's it, end of subject, if they don't like it? Too bad, that's life in a nutshell now a days!
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:24 AM
 
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I just made a mistake sorry. The people next to us in a year had 3 realtors not 2. The same exact thing happened to them with their 2nd realtor, they weren't doing a thing for them so they went to a 3rd realtor and then it sold. Look in your local paper, does your newspaper in town list all the homes that sold in your area? Ours does and it also lists the realtors that sold them. Go with the most common and popular one if you can; usually there the aggressive good ones any way. Good luck, it's going to sell...
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:07 AM
Status: "October is the eighth month" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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What does sell a property?

Condition?

Location?

Price?

a Realtor?

Nice people buy and sell properties everyday of the week here in the Denver area.

Buyers look for communities that have the lifestyle they are looking for first. Is your property in a good community? What about schools? Is your neighborhood schools great, good, average, or ? What about your competition?

What has recently sold that a willing buyer has paid a willing seller? Concessions paid by the seller?

Buyers rarely buy a property because of the listing broker. They may buy because of the efforts to market the property by the listing broker, but not because of the person.

Is it in MLS? www.recolorado.com (Denver's public side of it's MLS)? Is it on Realtor.com? Is there a sign in the yard with color flyers with interior photos? Has it been staged? Is it in need of repairs? Does it have a home warranty? Does the property have a virtual tour? Its own website?

I agree with CityGirl52...Give a listing broker 90 days to get their marketing program off and running, but if they fall short do not extend their listing with you.

You are in charge of the marketability - condition, price, availability and terms.

Listing Broker is in charge of the marketing and the transaction micro-managing.

No one controls the market.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yo Yo-
My feelings are that if it is priced right and in good condition it should sell. Even though we are in a buyers market, here in Colorado Springs, I listed a house (last week) and it was sold in 3 days for $7000 above listing price. SHEP
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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YEP we have dropped price by 38K and we have been on the market for 1 year with two agents - very few showings - 2 year old home - perfect condition - brand new schools... ugh!

We are practically to the point we are giving it away and loosing lots of money as we did so many upgrades / nice yard / new composite deck/ new energey eff ac etc....

still nothing.... we are in a very new area with lots of continued building and the builders offer incentives that we cannot match without loosing our heads... we are already loosing a lot based on the work we put in...
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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YEP we have dropped price by 38K and we have been on the market for 1 year with two agents - very few showings - 2 year old home - perfect condition - brand new schools... ugh!

We are practically to the point we are giving it away and loosing lots of money as we did so many upgrades / nice yard / new composite deck/ new energey eff ac etc....

still nothing.... we are in a very new area with lots of continued building and the builders offer incentives that we cannot match without loosing our heads... we are already loosing a lot based on the work we put in...
It could be your realtor. We were very frustrated because the home next door was on the market for a significantly undervalued price. We even had an acquaintance who was ready to buy the house at the asking price without having even seen the house, and his agent attempted to call the realtor again and again and the realtor refused to call them back! His realtor said that they weren't the first ones to be rebuffed by that listing agent. Finally, the place sold to someone else significantly under asking price.

I'd bet you money that the realtor was corrupt -- she was probably waiting until she could sell one of her own buyers into the place and get double commission. It's of course illegal and she's risking going to jail over it, but it happens.

I hope that this isn't the case with your realtor. If you do find evidence of this happening, I suggest you call the realtors board.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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thanks.. we are in process of looking for a highly motivated and honest agent to switch to
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Ok, the fact that you are competing w/ new Builds is HUGE. Because, you are right, you can't compete with their incentives. Do you know what phase the builders are in? Are they close to being done w/ building homes? bashep
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