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Old 03-28-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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I agree. This house is not an easy sale and houses like this often see better results when a quality professional is hired to assist.

I wish the OP the best of luck but they keep stacking the odds against themselves.
I gave it to a highly rated RE agent w 20+ years experience - gave her complete control of price, marketing, and sales for almost a year. She decided everything - and we did whatever she asked. I'm done with that now. I have decided to sell it myself. I have an excellent re atty who will handle the details once we have a buyer. Brokers are protected, as suggested here. I'm happy to pay a commission. But not to list it.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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Huge improvement for sure. Significantly better photos and they're arranged in a much more sensical manner.

I do. I actually lived in Newton for almost 10 years before I moved to Needham. Do you have questions about West Newton?
The reason I was asking is that I'm helping a client empty her house in W Newton to put on the market. I don't know if she has a re agent yet, but since that's your area I could suggest you, or you might have a buyer looking for that type of house. It's been meticulously renovated and maintained. She's in Europe this month, back mid-April.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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I have decided to sell it myself. I have an excellent re atty who will handle the details once we have a buyer. Brokers are protected, as suggested here. I'm happy to pay a commission. But not to list it.
Well........ not sure thats the best move. Your not considering the "realtor mafia" especially in mass. Your house will be essentially blacklisted by realtors. Anyone interested they will try to talk the buyer out of it. They will tell their clients, "OOOhhhh no, not that house, so many issues" They will steer clients towards houses with contracts to sell with established MLS commission rates.

Not listing it with a realtor is means, not selling it. Ever.

Its unfortunate that is how the world works, but its reality.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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I gave it to a highly rated RE agent w 20+ years experience - gave her complete control of price, marketing, and sales for almost a year. She decided everything - and we did whatever she asked. I'm done with that now. I have decided to sell it myself. I have an excellent re atty who will handle the details once we have a buyer. Brokers are protected, as suggested here. I'm happy to pay a commission. But not to list it.
I think you may have been misled. The agent who listed your house only has 7 years of history in MLS. Unless she was an agent in another state for 13 years prior to that it seems she doesn't have 20 years of experience. Plus, her MLS ID number begins with "CT." Up until maybe 8 years ago, MLSPIN only issued ID numbers that began with "BB." So, it's easy to spot the agents who've been in the business less than 10 years because their MLS ID numbers don't start with "BB."

I honestly don't know your former agent from Adam and I'm not picking on her but based on what I saw in your listing I would say there's much room for improvement when it came to what she was doing for marketing your house. Some agents are awesome at marketing themselves which makes them very successful. However, when it comes to producing results with a house that's a bit tricky like yours they often fail because they're not as good at marketing homes.

I certainly understand given the experience you've had that you would want to give it a go yourself. You really should seek to market the property more broadly than just putting it on Zillow. There are a lot of people out there who don't know your house is for sale because it's only on one website.

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The reason I was asking is that I'm helping a client empty her house in W Newton to put on the market. I don't know if she has a re agent yet, but since that's your area I could suggest you, or you might have a buyer looking for that type of house. It's been meticulously renovated and maintained. She's in Europe this month, back mid-April.
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I'd be happy to talk with your client. Thanks for thinking of me.

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Well........ not sure thats the best move. Your not considering the "realtor mafia" especially in mass. Your house will be essentially blacklisted by realtors. Anyone interested they will try to talk the buyer out of it. They will tell their clients, "OOOhhhh no, not that house, so many issues" They will steer clients towards houses with contracts to sell with established MLS commission rates.

Not listing it with a realtor is means, not selling it. Ever.

Its unfortunate that is how the world works, but its reality.
Personally, I think the larger issue is that it's listed on Zillow and only Zillow. Most agents I know don't regularly check Zillow for listings. So unless the client finds it, then no sale.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Well........ not sure thats the best move. Your not considering the "realtor mafia" especially in mass. Your house will be essentially blacklisted by realtors. Anyone interested they will try to talk the buyer out of it. They will tell their clients, "OOOhhhh no, not that house, so many issues" They will steer clients towards houses with contracts to sell with established MLS commission rates.

Not listing it with a realtor is means, not selling it. Ever.

Its unfortunate that is how the world works, but its reality.
bull ****, when a seller acknowledges that they understand a Buyer's Agent will receive their compensation - and especially when the house has been listed on their own MLS before.

Now, having raised the price for no readily understandable reason might very well be a different matter.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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Three agents have already brought their clients through. One is coming back for the third time tomorrow. And two other people brought contractors through this week. I don't want to be overly optimistic but there is some interest in it.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Personally, I think the larger issue is that it's listed on Zillow and only Zillow. Most agents I know don't regularly check Zillow for listings. So unless the client finds it, then no sale.
Agreed, although these days, I have to think it's a fairly rare buyer who isn't checking out these things on their own.

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bull ****, when a seller acknowledges that they understand a Buyer's Agent will receive their compensation - and especially when the house has been listed on their own MLS before.

Now, having raised the price for no readily understandable reason might very well be a different matter.
I almost posted the same thing but figured I'd leave it to one of the professionals! But yes, I assume that as long as the listing specifies the seller will pay a buyer's agent, there's no reason for that agent to not work with the owner. A sale is a sale and it's in the agent's best interests to get their client into a house they like.

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Three agents have already brought their clients through. One is coming back for the third time tomorrow. And two other people brought contractors through this week. I don't want to be overly optimistic but there is some interest in it.
Good luck!!
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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Three agents have already brought their clients through. One is coming back for the third time tomorrow. And two other people brought contractors through this week. I don't want to be overly optimistic but there is some interest in it.
I hope you sell it!

You've been through a lot on this one and I feel for you.

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Agreed, although these days, I have to think it's a fairly rare buyer who isn't checking out these things on their own.
Absolutely. The buyers are out there looking, but my point is still valid that they're not all looking on Zillow.

I tell my clients this all the time . . . inevitably there is one person out there who will pay more for your house than anyone else. In order to find that person, you need maximum exposure. You need to turn over every rock looking for them. Otherwise, you will not maximize your sale price.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I hope you sell it!

You've been through a lot on this one and I feel for you.



Absolutely. The buyers are out there looking, but my point is still valid that they're not all looking on Zillow.

I tell my clients this all the time . . . inevitably there is one person out there who will pay more for your house than anyone else. In order to find that person, you need maximum exposure. You need to turn over every rock looking for them. Otherwise, you will not maximize your sale price.
I wish the OP all possible success in getting the property sold at an agreeable price and terms.
The presentation IS improved, and may help.

Z.

I often see folks "find" something on Z that my MLS search sent them the day before, but that they didn't open.
Hopefully this year, I get text notifications set up. The opening rate is higher.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:41 AM
 
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Price was dropped $46,000. Yoyo pricing, up....then down.....then up.....then down.....
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