If you want to give me you address I can check the public records and see what is listed there. I believe that Zillow pulls their information from the county's public records. If you want to email it to me you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crazy, isn't it? I've gone in and corrected my listings individually. I don't know how to fix it globally.
I'm in Pennsylvania, so obviously I'm not interested in your listing. The best way to find an agent is to ask people you know for referrals. If that doesn't work, call two or three local agencies and ask for a free market analysis. You can interview the agents and discuss their qualifications, marketing plans and fees. Good luck!
I use Postlets to generate my craigslist ad. That way you don't have to reload the pictures every time you re-post.
Sounds like you have it all covered! Good luck with the sale of your home.
Hi,In the Pennsylvania Agreement of Sale there is a clause that states that settlement shall take place in the county where the property is located (unless mutually agreed to by both parties). The buyer does have the right to choose who does their settlement and, to my knowledge, there is no requirement beyond being a title agency or attorney to perform this service (no special license). Your agent should be able to point out this clause in your contract. Good luck!
Alex,You don't say where your house is located. I have noticed that Zillow is much more accurate in certain zip codes than others. I agree with the other two posters...call in a local expert. Keep in mind it doesn't matter what other homes are listed for...ony what they've sold for. Generally the last 3-6 months are the only numbers that matter. Good luck!
First of all, thanks for the vote of confidence Face_Truss!The amount of commission that is lost in a negotiation is so negligible that I can't believe people would consider this when guiding their clients. Do the math (and don't calculate the different by the full commission amount...figure about 30% of the total commission for the typical agent split).I can honestly say that this is never a factor when counseling my buyers. If they are unrealistic about their starting point I will still write the offer, but I do counsel them that they are risking offending the seller and in fact it has happened that the seller does not want to deal with this person at all. The buyer then wonders what happened. Why did they lose the house they really wanted to buy?Any good buyer's agent can give their clients the statistics of asking price vs. sold price (on average) in their local market. You can then use that information to determine a reasonable starting point in negotiations.
I think a lot of sellers are realistic, but many still have the mentality of let's start high and take a chance. It's very difficult to make them understand that if they price it right to begin with they will ultimately net more for their home in a much shorter time with less aggravation. I give them the analogy of another commodity...stocks. It's only worth what it's worth when you go to sell it. Woulda, coulda, shoulda!