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Old 11-15-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Maybe offer a housing allowance equal to the approximate cost of new carpeting and/or flooring so the buyer can decide what they want to do. Years ago we were trying to sell an older condo in So Cal just when the economy was starting to temporarily tank after years of escalating home prices. But it doesn't sound like you need to sell right away ... Sometimes it takes awhile especially with older homes in suburbs with a lot of new construction.

 
Old 11-15-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Wondering how Curm's flight and then return drive to the Ozarks has been. Also wondering where in the world AZDesertBrat has disappeared. Wonder if she hitched a ride with Curm
Flights went as originally scheduled. Spent a few days in CA , saw one of my daughters, met her husband for the first time as well a two very young (1 and 3) grandchildren and a precious, 11-year old step grand. Made the 2,030 mile drive back to MO arriving this evening at about 8:00. I even brought my wife along on the trip but when I unloaded the car, no AZDB!
 
Old 11-16-2015, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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It's good to have you both back!
 
Old 11-16-2015, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Originally Posted by RiverBird
Take it off market for a few weeks and then go back on, to reset the DOM to zero.


No, that doesn't work.


It has for me, although I had it off for 5 or 6 weeks and then put it back on with a new agent. The next house I sold was FSBO, and that went well because I marketed it myself including a great blog about the home and surrounding amenities. FWIW, it's known at least here that open houses aren't the best strategy and other than listings, it's often the only one employed by realtors. I took the basic realtor course just to learn a few things I couldn't have learned on my own.
 
Old 11-16-2015, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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When you see listed, delisted several times along with price drops it makes you wonder what is wrong with that home.
Sometimes it's seen as personal circumstances, esp if it's in an estate.

At any rate, if I didn't get any action with a realtor I'd seriously wonder about their marketing strategy. Any homeowner can list on realtor.com and MLS (I paid about $400 for that, with full description and a dozen photos) and do the rest of the marketing themselves. The success of this may be much higher in smaller cities and towns, however.
 
Old 11-16-2015, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Flights went as originally scheduled. Spent a few days in CA , saw one of my daughters, met her husband for the first time as well a two very young (1 and 3) grandchildren and a precious, 11-year old step grand. Made the 2,030 mile drive back to MO arriving this evening at about 8:00. I even brought my wife along on the trip but when I unloaded the car, no AZDB!

Welcome back! Wishing you both the best life has to offer!
 
Old 11-16-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Flights went as originally scheduled. Spent a few days in CA , saw one of my daughters, met her husband for the first time as well a two very young (1 and 3) grandchildren and a precious, 11-year old step grand. Made the 2,030 mile drive back to MO arriving this evening at about 8:00. I even brought my wife along on the trip but when I unloaded the car, no AZDB!
It's great to have you back even though you lost AZDB along the way
 
Old 11-16-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Curm, did your wife come back to the Ozarks with you??????
 
Old 11-16-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Curm: Did you look in the trunk????????
 
Old 11-16-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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curm: Did you look in the trunk????????
lmao!!!!!!!!!!
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