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Is it a good idea or a bad idea to have an open house during Memorial Day weekend?

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Oh wow.....Joan, you are correct....I am a seller, not an agent.  Although I am a bit shocked by the response of Ms. Munoz, I am wondering if this is truly how agents feel.....do most of you think that they are mainly for the use of marketing yourselves?  And furthermore, that they aren't a good idea for the seller (which implies that they actually have a negative impact for the seller) Hmmmmm.....Rockinblu, I also chuckled at Ms. Munoz's unguarded response.  Ms. Munoz, coming from an alleged 'ignorant seller', as you have implied all are, I have several tips I would like to offer you, but I think I will keep my mouth shut.  Maybe this time you can learn from a seller's example.

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Looking for a realtor with the best results in Columbus, Georgia. How can we know?

We are about to sell our home which we have been renting out for 3 years.  It will be empty when shown.  We have already had many minor repairs done.  We are taking down any wallpapers and painting neutral.  We are putting in granite countertops and brand new stainless steel appliances.  We are planning on pricing our home at 5K less than our competition, who does not have an updated kitchen.  We want to be aggressive with the pricing in hopes of selling fast.  The home is in Columbus, Georgia, and we now live in another state.  We want a realtor who has a proven successful history.  Is there a way to know what realtors produce the fastest and best results?  Thank you!

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Do I paint my bright spring-colored walls an off-white color?

I am preparing to sell a home we have already moved out of.  I want to appeal to as many buyers as possible.  I am reading mixed opinions as far as paint colors go.  Some say neutral, some say bright and happy sells a home.  Currently, we have a very 'citrus' color scheme....pale yellow kitchen and halls, coral colored living room, and a granny smith apple sunroom.  Should I paint the walls before putting on market?  If so, shouldn't I just go with an off-white that would match anyone's furniture?  We have beautiful crown moulding so I'm not worried that it will look boring, but I just want to appeal to the masses!

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Will any potential buyer automatically expect to get 10% off any listing price?

I want to sell my home fast.  I realize that a key to doing this is pricing it LOWER than recently SOLD comps, however, if I price it this aggressively, are any potential buyers STILL going to automatically expect to get at least 10% off of my initial competitively low listing price?  If I want to sell fast, is is okay to leave myself with no room for cushion?

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Found a home that we love. The price is $499K. The most we can pay is $360K. Is an offer pointless?

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Thank you again, so so much!  All of the feedback really helps.  I figured out that the comps I spoke of were the FOR SALE per square footage, the SOLD per sq ftg comps are actually even less......at $166.50 per...so that would put this house at $377,955....even better for us :)  I appreciate the advise on submitting a logic letter, and strong offer.  We are pre-approved with Everbank and it would not be contingent on the sale of our home.  A million thanks....it all helps!!

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Found a home that we love. The price is $499K. The most we can pay is $360K. Is an offer pointless?

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Thank you for your feedback!  I looked at the SOLD comps in the area, and the average price per sq ft is $186, which would put this house at $422,220.  An offer 10% less than that price is $380,220.  Still think $360,000 is most likely a no-go?  I realize we can make the offer anyway, and see what happens.....the answer is 'no' 100% of the time you don't ask.....right?!

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