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Shannon Thomas

Premier Agent

Real Estate Broker ABR SFR E-Pro, Real Estate Broker

19 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

Advice

  • (230 Contributions,
  • 4 Best Answers,
  • 24 Helpful)

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What is "normal" for Homepath offer negotiations?

Answer

This is the way it works with bank owned properties and can seem like its a handshake transaction due to email and voice negotiations from the bank to the listing agent, to the buyers agent and then to the buyer. It does seem unprofessional but often times the bank won't sign until the details are hammered out after the (verbal) acceptance. Sounds like your agent is representing you well

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What is the standard commission rate in 46227, Indianapolis, IN?

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The commission rate varies and is always negotiable.  Find someone you trust and feel confident about their approach to selling your home.  An internet savvy agent is very important.  Virtual tours, you tube, twitter, blogging, Zillow, trulia and so many other places and ways to market on the web.  Good Luck with your sell

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Zillow Zestimate

Response

zestimates aren't appraisals.  Zestimates doesn't take into account so many factors, its really a guestimate based on tax values in the area and that criteria doesn't work when selling or buying a home. Its really a thorn in us realtors side to try and explain to a buyer.   

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How can I determine what I should list my home for, without unsung a realtor?

Answer

I would hire an appraiser to do an appraisal on your home.   The next best is have a few Realtors do a cma and list to sell price statistic in your neighborhood for the last year and the last 6 months so you can see what is trending.  Selling your home your self  can be very time consuming, complicated and overwhelming but can and is done with out a realtor.  Most try and then list with a Realtor.  There are so many details.  Good luck

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Year Built

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Buyers buying older homes are different from buying new homes.  Make sure you do updates on your home as time goes by and you should have no problem on resell. 

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zillow estimate

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zillow zestimates are not reliable at all on property values.  Probably a bank owned home that wasn't in good condition sold recently in the area.  Zillow doesn't take into account condition, updates and many other factors.  If you want a better idea of worth call a realtor or better yet get an "as is" appraisal done for resale.  Good luck

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What is the best time of year to sell my home?

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This time of year, serious buyers are out and are usually ready to go but there are fewer buyers.  There also are fewer sellers so you would have less competition.  Call and interview a few Realtors and see what they say about your area.  Ask for list to sell statistics for your area. 

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What can I do to prepare my home for sale?

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Hi Frank,It can be overwhelming but the important thing is to start.  De cluttering, depersonalizing, everywhere even closets and the garage.  I would have a few Realtors out and have them give you some pointers and an estimate of your listing price.  Here is a list of selling points I wrote about.  Going to view a few homes in the area where you want to live helps to show you what you need to do.  When you walk into a home you will realize the importance of, clean, repairs, de cluttered, paint.  The things you want in a home is what the buyer will want when they come to view.  Good luck

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