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My house won't sell!

I have had my home listed under private sale for 97 days. Original asking was 195k and i had to drop it to 169k 45 days ago. Should I consider hiring a realtor or a real estate agent? Is there a difference in service or cost for one vs. the other type of agent? I could use some help. by graham313 from Morrisville, Vermont. Jan 10th 2019 Reply


I would interview a Real Estate professional and get their opinion, for sure. Getting your property on MLS can only help gain more attention.

Jan 10th 2019
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Dan Paladin (dpaladin)
#1 ranked lender in California - 561 contributions

Yes, using a professional will help...they will set the market price accurately as well as handle all the paperwork that is required. You as the seller do pay commissions for the Realtor. Using a professional a majority of the time secure a higher offer than a FSBO.Good luck!!

Jan 11th 2019
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Joe Metzler (JoeMetzler)
#19 ranked lender in Minnesota - 3,876 contributions

For Sale By Owner is not right for everyone. The vast majority of people who start out that way end up selling with the assistance of an agent. Primarily because the"system" is set up to use agents. You can do it yourself, but at this point, call an agent. You'll be glad you did.

Jan 14th 2019
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Sunny Singh (916Mortgage)
#350 ranked lender in California - 18 contributions

Steps YOU should be doing:1.) Hire a professional Realtor - interview at least 3, or get a recommendation from a trusted friend/family2.) Have a list of questions prepared for the interview such as: How much do you think my home is valued at? How did you come up with this price? What are you going to do to market this property? When should we go on market? After walk thru, Do I need to de-clutter or stage? Are there any improvements that can be done to ensure a timely sale? How much is your fee?3.) Call an Appraiser - get a second professionals opinion on property value, this gets YOU educated4.) Decide on the professional realtor you want to hire, then pick the time to come on market. In my area, best time this year in my opinion would be after superbowl before tax day. 5.) Have a price plan ahead of time? Dont just drop price because your losing patience. There needs to be validity.6.) Have a contingency in case it doesnt sell. You are selling for a reason (move up, move down, divorce, relocation, financial hardship, tired of the place, need a change, etc) - But prep yourself on the game plan for if it doesnt sell so you are already ready. If you stay ready, you dont have to get ready!Hope this helped! 916-560-1230

Jan 24th 2019
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