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Cynthia Shoemaker-Zerrer

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23 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Sales Associate (10 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Staging

Advice

  • (15 Contributions,
  • 0 Best Answers,
  • 3 Helpful)

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Will RE Offices send me MLS reports for their agents?

Answer

I would contact the top three real estate firms in your area who specialize in your town?  Once you discover who they are, contact the Broker of that firm and ask them who their top listing agents are in that office.  Meet with three different firms and ask them what they can do for you and how will they market your property.  Ask where they advertise.  Ask how many properties that agent has sold in the past year.  Look at the marketing material, ad, brochures, etc..  Do you like this person?  Do you feel confident with this person?  Good Luck!

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Agents want me to use their lender.

Answer

I like working with the same mortgage lenders that I know will do a great job, get the best rate, and get us to the closing table without problems.  I have had several very bad experiences with mortgage brokers that I do not know. 

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How or should a low ball offer be countered?

Answer

I would always counter an offer.  If it is a low ball offer, I counter high to see if they are willing to come up.  If they don't respond, then I know for sure they weren't serious in the first place.

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what year was this built

Answer

We need to know which property you are speaking of before we can help you determine the age. 

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What the hell is total number of rooms?

Answer

Count the number of bedrooms, dinning room, living room, family room, office, den, etc.  don't count bathrooms. Contact zillow directly if you aren't the listing agent. 

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Street parking

Answer

There is a public parking lot between Bridge St. and Church St. on Union St., but it too is metered.  Usually these are not all taken.  Also, you can try and go towards York Street, where they don't have metered parking. 

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Should I get another real estate agent?

Answer

Find another agent who can help you right away.  If you haven't signed a buyer's agent agreement with this agent, then you should choose another agent to work with. 

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What if i list my house by owner then decide to go with an agent in a month?

Answer

Now is the best time to list your house for the spring market.  Contact several local brokers and set up a meeting with 3 different agents, ask them to sit down with you and explain to you what they will do for you when listing your home.  Ask them where they advertise, will they hold open houses, ask them for references too.  Good luck.

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Staging-Is it important ?

Response

Yes, staging is important, but not everyone has the money to hire an expert to stage the property.  If not, the property must be CLEAN.  Everything, including the appliances, basement and attic.  This the seller can do themselves. 

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buying a foreclosure

Answer

When buying a foreclosure, be patient, some banks take forever to agree on a price.  I just closed on a house, the offer was submitted in May of 2010 and we just closed on it 03/10/2011!  Not all short sales and foreclosures take that long, but it can be frustrating. 

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