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Subject: Re: Selling issues Date: 9/9/2013 11:16 AM
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We also did some minor items that they didn't recommend: repainted exterior doors and pressure washed the outside. It may not have mattered, but after intense cleaning the interior, it was bothering me.

Curb appeal matters a great deal. You won't sell a house if you can't get the buyer in to look at it. The front door is critical to this.

To the OP, a good question to ask your Realtor is a history of what a property sold for relative to price, and average sales time on market for sold properties, INCLUDING ALL RELISTS. One trick of the trade is to "refresh" a listing by taking it off the market and putting it back on under a new listing number. Websites like Zillow make it hard to get away with that, and even Realtor.com has jumped on that band wagon, though I have noticed some agents know how to get around that.

You want to know sales price vs original listing price, (that your agent had...don't look at list prices she did not set,) to make sure you don't get an agent that "buys" your listing by over pricing it and having multiple price reductions.

Best of luck.

IP
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