Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've had some success in marketing it to people who need an early closing.  Not having to wait for the Sellers to find another place, pack up  and get out may be beneficial to some Buyers.  Good luck with this one!

Nov 21, 2015 11:26 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Number one is to make certain the paint and carpets are in fantastic condition and not a problem.  I did all the REO's for a major company and we pulled out all the carpets --- painted with Builder beige and added the builder beige carpet basic FHA grade -- the homes sold very quickly even though they sat for months before.  The REO manager saw one with brand new grey carpet and she hit the ceiling (the previous agent picked it).  I was instructed to pull out the brand new carpet and replace it

One home had dead grass and we installed new sod.

One or two homes were real problems so we added selling bonuses.

I have also had good luck in the holidays with some colorful Christmas lights and decorations to increase the curb appeal.

Nov 22, 2015 07:34 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Do some staging. But 10% below market and its still not selling? Why don't you call a few of the agents that showed the house and get some feedback from them? As re marketing , you say you are getting many showings so its something buyers see when they tour the house or see the neighborhood thats turning them away. 

Nov 22, 2015 01:37 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Is your seller willing to pay for staging?

Feb 13, 2019 09:52 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Vacant properties have an advantage because buyers translate that to mean the seller is motivated and they can move quick. That is what I stress.

Nov 23, 2015 03:59 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Have the sellers get it painted, fix up the floors, and call Red House Staging.

Nov 23, 2015 12:04 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Praful. Put seller paid closing costs into your marketing. I offer it all the time and it always gets attention.

Nov 22, 2015 05:12 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

They are vacant and easy to show. No having to schedule around the owner being there. 

Nov 22, 2015 08:34 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Promote the concept of immediate move in even before closing but after all contingencies have been removed either for a reduced rent rate or no rent if closes in a short period

Nov 22, 2015 08:07 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I market the same way as a regular occupied home. 

Nov 22, 2015 07:32 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

well mrs jones and mr jones... i would be happy to raise the price 10% to market value, then discount it 3% to make you feel like you got a deal. you could put some staging material in kitchen and bath, small deal big impact...

Nov 22, 2015 07:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Invite the neighbors for a wine and cheese social at the house.

Nov 22, 2015 03:59 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Advertise it on any websites and social media available and have open houses if they work in your area.  I agree with Fred Hafdelin about the staging also.

Nov 22, 2015 03:34 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Depending on the price point, it may need to be staged. Most of my vacant homes are bank owned listings, they need work and are priced low. Most buyers can see through the emptiness. Those homes being sold to owner occupied buyers though, may not be able to see how furniture can be placed in their minds with out seeing anything to Gage it with. 

Nov 22, 2015 02:05 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Call the agents who brough you no cigar. There has to be a reason to reject the home because 10% under usually means a sale.

Nov 22, 2015 01:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

promote it as you would any other listing that's in your's immediate occupancy for those who need it...

Nov 22, 2015 01:15 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar I believe some people cannot imagine placement of furniture in a vacant property. I would recommend staging.

Nov 22, 2015 01:08 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Staged homes to fill empty spaces.  Now is not a good time even in CA to put the house on the market..... People either low ball or wait after New Year...

Nov 22, 2015 01:02 AM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
"Immediate Occupancy" is good. Minimal staging can help.
Nov 22, 2015 12:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Vacant or occupied --it's all about  the proper price - presentation - availability to see/show/sell.

Nov 22, 2015 12:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ready to move in - quick closing possible.  Sometimes staging is best for a vacant property.

Nov 21, 2015 11:49 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Looks like you've gotten great advice here.

Nov 21, 2015 11:43 PM
Judith Sinnard
SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas - Houston, TX

If you're in Houston, my floor plan pictorials work very well for vacant homes .. because we can add in the "furniture-moving" module.  Photos launch out of it so your online representation is stellar ... and viewers can also select furniture pices off a menu, size them to fit their needs and then slide them around the floor plan arranging furniture and doing "what ifs".   Check with the floor plan providers in your area.

Nov 21, 2015 11:39 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It's always price that sells.  If the property is clean and "ready for showtime" inside and out, and truly comparable to neighboring properties, then it will sell at a similar price.  

Nov 21, 2015 11:37 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Here I have seen some offer a buyer incentive at closing to help.

Nov 21, 2015 11:26 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. Discuss strategy with owner

2. Be present for showings

3. Observe where buyer spends the greatest amount of time. (always create an environment where the buyer can sit, if they choose, overlooking the homes best feature. When they have opportunity to sit...they are seeing themselves move in.....the very best indicator to act pre-emptively)

4. LISTEN for the presence of obstacles, concern, question, utility, objection, insecurity

5. Call buyer agent and offer to remove #4 for an accepted offer before end of week.


Nov 21, 2015 11:24 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I market them the same way I do an occupied home...Like occupied homes some sell right away and some take more time.  Need the right person on both sales

Nov 21, 2015 11:24 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Vacant homes can be a gold mine in our area.  I find that adding a little staging like a small table or artificial tree on the front porch can make it more inviting to the drive by viewer.  

When I have a property that has been shown often but no offers, I call the showing agent and ask the obvious question: What would it take to get your buyer to make an offer.  

Nov 21, 2015 11:22 PM