selling real estate: Selling That Home on Your Own is Harder Than You Think - 08/04/12 12:40 PM
Selling that Home on Your Own is Harder Than you Think  

Well, you put a lot of money into your property and it really fits your personality. You may even have the best house on the block, but now that you have to sell that home, the harsh realities of the business are overwhelming.
PriceYou had agents present you with the facts of the market and you didn’t like the values they suggested because you want to recoup the money you put into the house in addition to feeling the need to make a profit. While there is nothing … (5 comments)

selling real estate: 'Twas the Week Before Christmas....A Buyer Agent's Christmas List in Central Connecticut - 12/22/11 01:32 AM
This is a post devoted more to the real estate professionals than a buyer.
To the buyers and sellers, that view this, if the agent you work with can't show you one of their listings that has a format and details as described within this post, then call me as mine do.
'Twas the Week Before Christmas...A Buyer Agent's Christmas List
This post was inspired by  Barbara Todaro's recent post Reach the Mass of Buyer Agents. If you have not read it, I suggest you do. It was a good read.  I was going to re-blog but decided instead to expand … (0 comments)

selling real estate: Today We Closed on a Listing and Made the Seller Homeless - 12/01/11 12:42 AM
Today We Closed on a Listing and Made the Seller Homeless
Today should have been a Happy Day. A completion to a successful marketing campaign. Buyer's getting a nice clean property, and the seller moving on with their life. Well that was the thought as the day started. By Mid-day that was far from the case.
We thought everyone was doing their job. The seller had made their own arrangements for their next move and did not want to share that with me. I did learn that they were going into a modular home community where many of the homes … (20 comments)

selling real estate: Making a Prospective Buyer want to Run Away - 11/15/11 12:19 AM
Making a Prospective Buyer want to Run Away I had an experience with an attempted showing this weekend that makes me just shake my head and wonder what people are thinking. The particular property has been on the market for a while, and is in an area where comparables are not easy to obtain.
My clients are looking for a get-a-way home with waterfront access. They are looking, in particular, around some of the larger lakes in the Litchfield County area of Connecticut.
In waterfront property there can be a wide spread of values and some sellers know that the premium … (80 comments)

selling real estate: Selling Your New Haven Connecticut County Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment - 10/27/11 04:43 AM
Bringing a home into the market place not only requires an attitude of understanding on the part of the seller, but a realistic understanding of what a buyer is willing to pay for a house and what they are not willing to do when they move into that house.
This post spells it out in basic, understandable terms.
Comments should be directed back to the original author, Sharon tara
Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment
For most people selling a house is not a common occurrence.  If they do have any prior experience, it's from some years … (0 comments)

selling real estate: Even in this Fluctuating Market, There's Value In Owning a Home - 10/26/11 12:57 AM
Even in this Fluctuating Market, There's Value In Owning a Home  
Home Buyers are being cautious about buying a home because of the fear that prices are still dropping. There are values to be had, and when factoring in the loss factor of paying rent, a home buyer should just consider buying enough home to satisfy their living needs.
The initial purchase, commonly referred to as a Started Home, is usually a smaller but functional property, with 2-3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room and a bath. This is probably similar in size to a common rental unit. The essential difference, is that … (45 comments)

selling real estate: That Finicky Buyer Doesn't Deserve All The Blame - 10/24/11 01:22 AM
That Finicky Buyer Doesn't Deserve All The Blame! 
As we slog through this market, trying to bring deals to completion we can very easily get frustrated with an indecisive buyer that can't commit to a purchase.
They continually ask to see new listings We go back to homes they have already seen They bemoan a home that they hesitated on and now is gone Not all of the blame can be pushed onto that buyer. If it's a first time buyer, they are swimming in the unknown. They want to get a good deal, and they have friends and … (49 comments)

selling real estate: Applying Common Sense to a Low Ball Offer - 09/26/11 01:42 AM
Applying Common Sense to a Low Ball Offer
Sooner or later we have to face the situation of dealing with an offer that is much too low, or having a seller feel offended at an offer you present through their agent. This has happened to me, from each side, within the past 2 weeks.
On behalf of a client, I presented an offer that was a touch low, but circumstances fully justified our value. The seller was insulted, and refused to even consider a counter offer. Two weeks later, however, after dropping their price an additional $10,000, the other agent … (17 comments)

selling real estate: How to Look at Your Home Through Buyers' Eyes - 01/29/11 12:10 AM
Thinking of Selling your Home? Don't like the Price the Agent suggested? Time to do a personal evaluation.
The house has to look appealing and uncluttered to catch the eye of a potential buyer. After living in a house for a while so much can have accumulated slowly that it almost appears to disappear.
Step back  and take photos of each room from different angles, and look at the evidence with an objective eye. Picture it as a buyer might and take out the clutter. This post offers some suggestions.

It's quite common for home sellers to find it difficult … (0 comments)

selling real estate: I want to be your Listing Agent, but I won't "buy" your listing. - 11/16/10 02:17 PM
Sellers anxious to get as much money for their home as possible are inclined to give the listing to the agent that comes in with a sales pitch that intimates that they can get much more for the home than any of the other professionals that have been interviewed can.
This is false, as the market has tightened so much, and buyers are so shrewd in looking for a deal that they will just stayaway from an over priced listing. A home with special considerations will get some additional attention, but in the end if there is a contract on the home, … (6 comments)

selling real estate: Buyer's or Sellers Remorse . . . When our work is Not Done - 10/30/10 02:27 PM

So we think we're there, we got a contract into the system, and we're proceeding with the transaction. And then we get the call.
Hi Ed, it's me, Hazel, I think I made a mistake. I don't think I should be selling the house after all. I've been here so long, there are so many memories. I don't know where to even begin to start to get ready to pack. Giving me just two months to get out of here isn't long enough.
Hazel, we've been over this. You're here alone, you need to relocate closer to your family. The … (61 comments)

selling real estate: When working with a Real Estate Agent, Make Sure They Bring Their OLD CAR - 06/17/10 01:41 PM

Real estate transactions are complex and require diligence on the part of all involved to reach a successful completion. Of primary importance to the client, whether buying or selling is to have a qualified agent, who not only knows how to handle the transaction but comes prepared to use an OLD CAR. This is the acronym for the agent's fiduciary responsibilities to their client
Obedience  This obligates the agent to act in good faith at all times and to obey all the legal instructions of their client in respect to the contract. Acting out a request of the client that … (19 comments)

selling real estate: Sunday Photo . . And a Great Walk it Was - 03/21/10 09:50 AM

No leaves on the trees, the grass is barely green but people were out to enjoy Laurel View Country Club in Hamden, Ct. It was a great morning for a walk and I only messed it up a bit with some very rusty swings of my golf clubs. I was a much longer winter than I thought, and for the way it felt this morning it could be a long time before the game is back to where I want it to be. I am reluctant to accept the adage, "Things just aren't the way they used to be".


selling real estate: Closed, I hope the Buyer Is Satisfied With the Purchase - 03/20/10 12:25 PM
Closed a nice single family starter home. The buyer hopefully will see the house and be happy with it. I say that because the buyer has only seen photos of the home that the Realtor sent.
The buyer of this house is deployed to Iraq and wanted to take advantage of the tax rebate for first time home buyers. She only saw photos of the house, and placed all of the responsibility for the purchase on the agent, which is nothing that I would have assumed.
Through the inspections, there wasn't much that we needed to change, but I would have handled … (8 comments)

selling real estate: 11 Pepperbush Lane, Glastonbury Ct . . Under contract 2 DOM - 03/11/10 12:57 PM
11 Pepperbush Lane  Glastonbury Ct $199,500 ,  A Condo worthy of an Emmy Award, Maybe Two

The buyer's agent was frantic on the phone Wednesday night. She needed to get into the condo on Thursday AM so that her client could see it. I was sitting with the sellers at the time getting the key for the lockbox. There were 3 showings on Thursday PM and the owner had to let them in as they hadn't given me the key yet.
The showing was set for 9:00 AM. At 9:30 the agent was on the phone with me letting me know that they … (10 comments)

selling real estate: Enjoying a Lazy Sunday. . Almost - 02/28/10 02:59 AM
In this business we so seldom get a chance to relax and enjoy a peaceful Sunday and not worry about our business. Today almost gets to be that type of day for me.
Set the VCR for 2:00 PM as the UConn men's basketball team goes after a much needed win to keep their NCAA basketball hopes alive.
An emotional day as it's the last home game for Seniors and a fired up Louisville team wants to act as spoilers.

Well just to make it interesting, at 3:00 PM there's a little Gold medal Hockey game between the … (11 comments)

selling real estate: Walking in to See Two Emmys . . Not Every day in Ct - 02/21/10 03:25 AM

Isn't it just an every day occurrence to walk into a property to do a listing presentation and find 2 Emmy's sitting on the bookcase? Just a matched pair.
That might happen in California or New York, but not so common in Connecticut, but that's what I saw yesterday.
Some former clients are looking to do a moveup from their condo into a home, as their family is about to get bigger in a few more months. He is an employee at ESPN in Bristol, Ct working in the productions department and because of an outstanding jobs that was done by … (7 comments)

selling real estate: Cheshire Ct Real Estate 2009 End of Year Analysis - 01/29/10 02:56 AM

The Town of Cheshire can trace it's roots indirectly from the town of New Haven by way of Wallingford, 2 generations removed. Today it is still a home to many people who commute daily to the new Haven area for work. Originally founded as the West Farm area of Wallingford, if got it's official name of Cheshire from a the Brooks family who emigrated here from Cheshire in England. The early settlers were not only farmers but also were extensively into the mining of copper and barium sulfite, which was used extensively in the production of glass, paint and cloth. … (4 comments)

selling real estate: Middlebury Ct Real Estate 2009 Year End Analysis - 01/26/10 09:26 AM
Middlebury, got it's name because it was the center of the region encompassed by Waterbury, Woodbury and Southbury. It was also referred to as the West Farms region of Waterbury. Today it is considered part of the Tribury district along with Woodbury and Southbury. Middlebury also shares a school district, Region 15 with Southbury. Originally settled as a religious community, some of the larger farms in the area where in Middlebury, and until recently, the Tranquilty farm still operated as a dairy farm.   
 Sales data for 2009  is as follows: 

In 2009, 74 residential properties were sold with a range in value … (5 comments)

selling real estate: Wolcott, Ct Real Estate 2009 Year End Analysis - 01/24/10 11:41 PM

Originally called Farmingbury because of the large number of farms in this town slightly N East of Waterbury, Wolcott still has it's feel. There are only 2 main arteries in or out of town and even when originally founded and the farmers tried to get another road cut to provide access to their customers in nearby Cheshire, they were denied and had to make their drive through Waterbury.  Today, the town still maintains it's country roots with a population of 16,500. The end of summer country fair sponsored by the lions club draws people from all over the area. … (7 comments)

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Ed Silva is a licensed Broker serving the Central Connecticut area from the Plantsville CT Real Estate Office. He serves both sellers and buyers and also is an experienced agent for short sales. If you're thinking of listing your home, I would love to meet with you and share my marketing success package with you. My marketing reaches all the major listing sites with prime positions on the largest. I'd love to help you buy or sell in the Central Connecticut area.




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