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What is the best way to sell a 2 story, 3300 sq ft home built in 1902 in excellent condition.

Central heat/air; detached two car garage; detached two car carport; 3 mature pecan trees; used extensively for full length feature film; in Canton historical district one+ block from scenic town square.
  • June 17 2010 - Canton
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@Andy:  25% of homes are sold without realtors.  So, if only 15% are successful, that means 150% of owners try FSBO.  Hmmm, very interesting.

Your NAR talking points are very clearly NAR talking points.
  • July 06 2010
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The best was to sell any house is to list it with a realtor. Most FSBO sellers have less than a 15% chance at successfully finding a buyer in the open market. Increase your odds for success. Hire a realtor.

I suggest interviewing several realtors. Ask them for their opinion on what a likely buyer will pay and how long they anticipate it will take to find that buyer. Get other details on their marketing plan.

Remember this simple fact - you don't pay a realtor for the work he does or good intentions. You pay for results -- and the only result that matters is getting the transaction closed. Realtors know all the intervening steps.

  • July 06 2010
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If you are selling with a Realtor interview atleast two or three and listen to why they want to price your house where they suggest.

If you are selling by owner, many sites including zillow, craigslist, and local for sale by owner services may be helpful. 
  • June 18 2010
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I have probably seen this home! My best suggestion would be to play up the renovations that have been done on the home. For instance, if you have a newer roof, new a/c,new kitchen, plumbing, lighting, etc. I don't think that I would play up the fact that it is an historical home. Most people will be able to figure that out by looking at it. I would also market that fact that it is close to the square and mention something about the Canton market events. Also play up the square footage. Take pictures of the home with someone sitting on the front porch. These are my best suggestions for marketing this home.
  • June 18 2010
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My suggestion is to first contact a local Realtor© and discuss your options.

It is usually no charge to investigate your options and if need be contact more than one Realtor©

Good Luck!

James Callas - Realtor®
  • June 17 2010
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