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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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I am seeing more and more properties being listed and priced near the mortgage balance that is due. That is alright as long as that is the true value of the property. If the value is less and the price is still at that "balance due" level then I believe we are doing the seller and ourselves a disservice. We are leading the seller to believe that they will be able to walk away from this financial problem and in the end I believe the price could drop further as they lose valuable time being overpriced. So how do we help these sellers in a rough and sometimes declining market? First of all not all properties can be helped. A condo may be a rough property to add value to. A Colonial on a small lot could be tough. A Ranch or Cape could have a floor added. Houses with a small bedroom can be staged correctly to make that room look less like a computer room and more like a 3rd or 4th bedroom sometimes adding many thousands of dollars of value with a very small investment (possibly just a twin bed and linens). A two family could become 2 townhouses if the lot is large enough...adding a couple of thousand square feet of living space, and that could "bail out" the seller that has seen their property's value decline. As brokers we need to consult the seller and help them get to that closing table quickly with as little additional pain as possible if they are in trouble. Add value to their properties when you can...don't add more problems to their plate if their property's value is "below water".
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.