|RE: Using Real Estate Agents||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousclassic.msn.com)|
|Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 09:12:40 -0500|
The only time a real estate agent was involved in a house sale at Sharingwood was when a home was forclosed on by the bank. The first realator was clueless and gave up, saying this place was too weird to ever sell. The second one investigated cohousing, got excited about it, but didn't really understand how to promote or sell it. So we approached her and made a deal that if we found a buyer we would split the commission. She agreed, we found a buyer within a week and bought some stuff for the commonhouse with the proceeds. The thing that sells homes in our neighborhood is the community. We take people into our homes, we invite them to parties and dinners, play with their kids, etc. A realator can't do that. Rob Sandelin ---------- From: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org on behalf of ann zabaldo Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 1998 3:22 AM Subject: Using Real Estate Agents Hi all! Every once in a while I see a little squib from someone about using real estate agents to sell houses. What has been your experience? Were the agent's fees included in your operating budget or were the commissions paid from contingency fees? At what point in your development process did you use real estate agents? From the beginning or when down to the last few houses? In general, did you find using agents to be a satisfactory arrangement? How much educating did you do w/ various agents? If you listed on MLS many different agents can show a house -- did you have any surprises? Did you have a trailer on site or did you have "private" showings? Any other tid bits gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance! -- _______________________ Best -- Ann Zabaldo Liberty Village Cohousing (:~ annz [at] libertyvillage.com Who is also planning the East Coast Cohousing Conference Nov. 20-22nd in Bucks Co. PA (not far from Philly.) Join us! http://www.heartbeatcities.com/conferen.htm
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