sellers: The Landlord Is Selling The House. What Happens to the Tenants? - 03/25/13 09:00 PM
 The Landlord Is Selling the House. What Happens to the Tenants?

When a person owns a multi-family house, and decides to put it on the market for sale, there are three people who are affected by the potential sale of the property: the seller, the buyer, and the tenants.
A question that I have been asked many times by both potential buyers and tenants alike is: What happens to the tenants? Do they(we)have to stay? Do they(we) have to move?
There are many different answers to these two questions. What the answer is for every specific buyer, and for … (22 comments)

sellers: Listing Agents, Beware: Trulia Rental Scams - 11/21/11 01:21 PM
I had originally thought that only Craigslist postings were prone to being scammed. I have read multiple reports both here in the Rain and elsewhere of houses being listed for rent on Craigslist when, in fact, they were for sale, or not even on the market at all.
So imagine my surprise when I started seeing it on Trulia. I was looking for a place to rent for myself, and came across an ad on Trulia advertising a rental - a very spacious colonial home in Country Club Waterbury - for $800 a month, $400 security. This is too good to … (6 comments)

sellers: It Is Up To You, Mr. Seller - 05/15/11 10:51 PM
It Is Up To You, Mr. Seller
So, Mr. Seller, you’ve made a decision that you want to sell your home. Scratch that. You’ve decided that you need to sell your home.
 
That’s great. You start looking at what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for. You research market statistics on homes that have sold. You peruse some websites that allow you to obtain a market analysis of your home. You go to Zillow to get some more information about the prices of similar homes in your area. You read the local newspaper, looking for tips on … (84 comments)

sellers: Dear Mr. & Mrs. Seller, Your Absence Is Appreciated... - 01/30/11 10:20 PM
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Seller, Your Absence Is Appreciated…

 
          When people are selling their homes, there is sometimes an unnecessary presence. Sellers (and sometimes their agents) remaining in their homes during a showing to potential buyers. I cannot fathom why any seller would so eagerly and willingly sabotage the sale of their home in such a fashion. Nor can I imagine why an agent would be a party to such a move. Either agreeing to such conditions being stipulated by the seller upon listing the home, or neglecting to counsel sellers that their absence during showings would be … (155 comments)

sellers: You're An "O" And Want To Be A "S", But You Have To Be "R" First... - 01/26/11 05:51 PM
You’re An “O” And Want To Be A “S”, But You Have To Be “R” First…

So, you’re an “ O ”(Owner), and you been contemplating selling your home for some time. You’ve done some preliminary research on what it would take to get your home sold. Or, you’ve already been a “ S ” (Seller) before, but your home just didn’t sell. You got plenty of lookers, but no buyers who were willing to put in an offer.

Well, before you put your home for sale on the market and become a seller, you have to … (9 comments)

sellers: Expired Listings: Just Because Your House Didn't Sell Doesn't Mean It Won't Sell - 01/05/11 11:56 PM
 
The first step in solving a problem is to identify what the problem is. Then it becomes necessary to determine if the problem is solvable or not. In the case of sellers who have had their homes listed and they have expired, it is simply a matter of looking at the problem of selling from a different perspective and then employing the right person to work with you to create an effective solution. If this is you, give me a call to discuss the solution to your home-selling dilemma.
 
 Expired Listings:  Just Because Your House Didn't Sell Doesn't Mean … (3 comments)

sellers: What Is A "Low-Ball" Offer??? - 06/22/10 12:12 PM
What Is A “Low-Ball” Offer???
 
 
Lenn Harley wrote HOW MUCH WILL THE SELLER TAKE? DEPENDS.... HOW STRONG IS YOUR OFFER?, in which she points out that the true determinant of what a house will sell for is…the seller. Several comments on that post mentioned the term “low-ball offers”… What actually constitutes a “low ball" offer? For sellers who are in no hurry to sell, or do not need to sell, that answer may very well be anything under list price, as I had the recent opportunity to experience firsthand. However, for motivated sellers, the answer to that question is … (14 comments)

sellers: Sufficient Contact With Clients? What Constitutes "Regular" Contact? - 02/27/10 10:19 PM
Sufficient Contact With Clients? What Constitutes "Regular" Contact?

The number one complaint that clients have with their realtors is that they do not communicate with them enough. If this is indeed true, then what is meant by "enough"? A phone call once a week? A personalized e-mail and a phone call once a week? An automated response from a listing service such as Trulia or Zillow?
Who determines what constitutes "regular" contact? Is it the clients? Especially with sellers, who may not see activity on their listing for weeks at a time, should they establish with their agents that weekly … (3 comments)

sellers: You Think Your House is Worth WHAT?? Pricing Your Home to Sell - 11/16/09 01:12 PM
 
Sellers, if you really want to sell your home, you should read the responses to the myriad objections to properly pricing your home found here.
 
You Think Your House is Worth WHAT? Pricing Your Home to Sell
O.k., so you've looked on the Internet, you've checked the Real Estate Weekly - and you've talked to your Neighbors.  You're pretty sure you know what you WANT your home to be worth.  Next step?  You call the Realtors in.
Everyone says you should interview 3 Realtors - so that's what you do!  And sceptically you await their Verdicts!  Does the highest … (4 comments)

sellers: Questions For The Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT Area, Part 3: How Can I Prepare My Home To Be Sold? - 08/26/09 11:06 PM
Questions for the Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT Area, Part 3: How Can I Prepare My Home To Be Sold?
 
If you are a potential seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT area (that would be Waterbury and the surrounding towns of Watertown, Plymouth, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury and Southbury), then the question of how can I prepare my home to be sold is the final question that you must ask yourself before you actually put your home on the market.
 
The question of how can I prepare my home to be sold is perhaps the easies of … (3 comments)

sellers: Questions For The Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT Area, Part 2: What Price Should I List My Home At? - 08/25/09 10:54 PM
Questions for the Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury CT Area: What Price Should I List My Home At?
 

If you are a potential seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT area (that would be Waterbury and the surrounding towns of Watertown, Plymouth, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury and Southbury), then the question of what price should I list my home at is possibly the most important question that you can ask yourself before you actually put your home on the market.
 
The question of what price should I list my home at is one that your Realtor will provide … (2 comments)

sellers: Questions For The Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT Area, Part 1: When Should I list My Home? - 08/23/09 11:01 PM
Questions for the Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury CT Area: When Should I List My Home?
 
If you are a potential seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT area (that would be Waterbury and the surrounding towns of Watertown, Plymouth, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury and Southbury), then the question of when should I list my home is one of the most important questions that you can ask yourself before you actually put your home on the market.
 
The question of when should I list my home is very much dependent on the question why am I selling my home?
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sellers: Questions For The Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT Area: Introduction - 08/21/09 04:44 AM
Questions for the Potential Seller in the Greater Waterbury, CT Area: Introduction

Are you a potential seller? Have you been thinking about selling your home? If you live in the Greater Waterbury CT area (that would be Waterbury and the surrounding towns of Watertown, Plymouth, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury and Southbury), the odds are that you are one among hundreds in your neighborhood who have been thinking of doing the exact same thing: taking the plunge and putting their house on the market.
 
There are many questions that you, as a potential seller, must ask yourself before you take … (0 comments)

sellers: Price It Right! Or, How to Avoid the Need for Reductions... - 07/26/09 10:35 PM
Price It Right! Or, How To Avoid The Need For Reductions.
 
When deciding to put your home on the market for sale, the one thing that can guarantee that your home is the one that gets sold is the price. It is also the one thing that most sellers fail to understand and, as a result, refuse to budge on when listing their home, especially in a buyer’s market.
 
Where you should price your home is solely determined by the market itself – the homes that are like yours that have been sold within a … (1 comments)

 


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