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Old 08-07-2007, 11:04 AM
 
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Well my house has been on the market since April 12. We started out with 339.00 some looker... Then went down to 329.999. Some lookers.

All the people love the house it's new 4 years old..

Look on realtor .com mls id 07-440.

Now we want to go down to 317.999.. We are offering 2000.00 to the seller's agent.. And a home warranty.

My agent not one time has said to reduce it's like she does not know what the market is like? We also told her we would pay for the closing cost she said no that someone who is going to buy our house has the money for the cc.

We are out of state due to job relocation.

Some advise do you think now with this reduction it will sell?

The kitchen is hugh with Island so is the Master bedroom all the rooms in fact.

We are on 1.64 lot.

Great schools.

Location in a small town in Pa. Private community.. absolutely beautiful...

The agent took terrible pictures of the house inside...I told her to retake all those pictures.


Please help we are out of state and the house is empty.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: PA
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Can you give the MLS # again, b/c it did not come up with that number. What town is it located in?
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:53 AM
 
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No advertising please>Town is lehighton pa. IT's going to come up on about page 5..

5bedrooms 3 full baths.

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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The $2000 to the buyers agent, is that a bonus or is that all that you are offering? Wasn't clear on that.

If that's all you're offering then it's WAY too low! If it's a bonus on top of their 3%, then that's cool.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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The $2000 to the buyers agent, is that a bonus or is that all that you are offering? Wasn't clear on that.

If that's all you're offering then it's WAY too low! If it's a bonus on top of their 3%, then that's cool.
No my agent is getting 6 percent. And the selling agent is getting 2000.00 bonus...

Any thoughts????

Is it just the market?
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley,PA
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Town is lehighton pa. IT's going to come up on about page 5..

5bedrooms 3 full baths.

Thanks in advance

Hang in there forest drive. I just had a buyer who bought in the Bear Creek Lakes area(Jim Thorpe)not too far from the home that your selling. That home was on the market for a while. There are many homes in your price point that have been on the market longer than yours. In that area, your home is almost considered "high end" so there are limited buyers who are buying in that price range. You are in an area where you can still buy 1 acre of raw land for under $50,000 (some less) and homes are still available for under $150,000. I do agree that the pictures do not do any justice for the home. I can't make out the kitchen which is a key feature in selling a home. Those photos definitely need changing.
I wish you all the best.

Last edited by jimj; 08-13-2007 at 09:56 AM.. Reason: advertising mls numbers
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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No my agent is getting 6 percent. And the selling agent is getting 2000.00 bonus...

Any thoughts????

Is it just the market?
YOUR AGENT IS GETTING 6% AND THE AGENT THAT BRINGS THE BUYER IS ONLY GETTING $2,000. BONUS? IS THAT CORRECT? OR IS YOUR AGENT SPLITTING THAT 6% (LISTING AGENT 3%, SELLING AGENT 3%)?

CAUSE I DO NOT KNOW ANY AGENT WHO WILL SHOW YOUR $300,000+ HOME FOR $2,000. THEY ARE GOING TO SHOW THE HOUSE WITH THE SPLIT COMMISSION.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
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He's paying a 6% commission on the listing that is split by the broker and then he's offering a $2000 bonus to the selling office. I think it's pretty clear what he's saying.
Yes, it's the market. There is sooo much on the market and sooo much negative press about real estate. There is also great tightening on the mortgage industry which has reduced the buyer pool. Hang in there. By the way...since you are out of the area, you might want to start distributing flyers where you are..you never know if you might catch someone where you are looking to move to where you were or know someone looking to do so. You'll be hitting a pool of people that your realtor probably wouldn't reach.
Can't hurt.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Default Thank you everybody for the advise.

We will be hoping it happens soon.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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Hang in there forest drive. I just had a buyer who bought in the Bear Creek Lakes area(Jim Thorpe)not too far from the home that your selling. That home was on the market for a while. There are many homes in your price point that have been on the market longer than yours. In that area, your home is almost considered "high end" so there are limited buyers who are buying in that price range. You are in an area where you can still buy 1 acre of raw land for under $50,000 (some less) and homes are still available for under $150,000. I do agree that the pictures do not do any justice for the home. I can't make out the kitchen which is a key feature in selling a home. Those photos definitely need changing.
I wish you all the best.
If you do get any buyers in my price range please don't forget us.

The school is also Jim Thorpe if you get any buyers..Very good school by the was..


Thanks again
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