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My Realtor Interviews and Fear of Selling Our Home

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by mpumilia, May 22, 2019.

  1. VacationForever

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    PM'ing you.
     
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    Thank you. I like Lake Las Vegas but my husband is anti-LV. He says he cannot even go for work. I have no idea why. He says he will live anywhere other than LV.
     
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    How about Boulder City or Carson City?
     
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    He should consider Henderson, NV! We love it here!
     
  5. mpumilia

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    Where vacationforever lives is stunning. It is Henderson, not Las Vegas. 1/2 hour outside it I believe. The community is called Lake Las Vegas.

    Those condos/penthouses are just gorgeous! The whole atmosphere of the place- the buildings, the grounds, the landscaping, the lake, the mountain views- just from the pictures- awesome.

    I couldn't believe how beautiful they were and for the price! If this opportunity in NH didn't come up, and it wasn't that it was so far from everyone we know, our son and our timeshares and New England in general- it would have definitely been on our list of places to retire. And we are not heat or desert lovers. But if I lived there I would feel like a princess! LOL!
     
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    Yes, it is a beautiful area. Our son works at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, which is a gorgeous property.
     
  7. mpumilia

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    That Sun City is also really nice as well! They have a lot of beautiful places out West!
     
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    We visited the Lake Las Vegas area last December and were impressed by it. Henderson is also nice. We have friends in the South Las Vegas area so we get out there at least a couple times a year.
     
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    Wanted to add/point out that NV has no state income tax either. A relative retired to the NV side of Lake Tahoe for this reason.
     
  10. Sugarcubesea

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    Can you send me the info about this property, I also just sent you and IM. I'm prepping our home to sell, our contractor will start next month with refacing our kitchen cabinets and repair work to our bathroom cabinets. Our 3 kids really did a number on our house...
     
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    I have a friend who sold his house in California for over $1 million; moved to North Las Vegas; bought a new bigger and better house for less than $450,000; and uses the difference to supplement his retirement. In addition he is out from under California's State Income tax. Not a bad deal...

    George
     
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    When we sold our home in Illinois, we had to add about $35000 to it to buy our home in sw Florida, but our real estate taxes are still less than half of what we paid in Illinois 15 years ago, we pay no state income tax, and our health insurance was less through the same plan. It was a good move also because we moved to a community with amenities and activities.
     
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    Rapmarks -- you were smart to get out of Illinois 15 years ago. This state is a living hell of taxation. I'm trapped here until my daughter finishes school (just a couple of more years!). I'm currently thinking of a move to Nevada.
     
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    That’s the big reason why I want to buy in a no tax state. My real estate tax’s are high in MI and our car, & home insurance are outrageous. I just want to be in a warm climate with no snow.

    It’s June in MI and it’s one of the few days this month that it’s not raining and it’s only 72.
     
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    I looked at multiple condos in Sun City West in AZ when I was there in February and when we toured the clubhouse we ran into the reality star from Liittle People Big World- Matt Roloff and his girlfriend Caren.

    I liked the complex.
     
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    When you are ready check out Reno, Sparks, Carson City, or Boulder City. Most people think Las Vegas or Henderson. The 4 I mentioned are all cooler than Henderson or Las Vegas.
     
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    Same here in NY - the taxes and weather. NH has long winters also, but when it finally warms up- omg- and the Fall- gorgeous.
     
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    We looked at Nevada for two reasons: 1. Taxes; and, 2. To be closer to Grandkids in SLC. But then kids announced they may move to North Carolina. So everything is on hold. South Carolina is better for taxes.
     
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    Glad it is working out for you! Also I think it's great that your house had an offer and is being shown this often!
     
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    Thanks. The realtor just rescheduled one that was supposed to be at 5:45pm (which was scheduled on Friday) to 10:45am this morning. Meanwhile we have people coming to our home this morning to purchase some things we are getting rid of. Now have to scramble to re-arrange all that. It's exhausting.

    I mean- we went to bed at 10pm. We get up at 6am and we have a rescheduling notice! When exactly did this occur? I mean- the people called the realtor after 10 last night? or before 6am this morning? I don't get it.

    Yesterday the realtor set off the alarm and police were dispatched. We were in town selling a few of our things. My husband and I commented on all the fun we are having. LOL!

    It's going to be a long, hard 6+ months.

    I must admit, of course- I am worried- what else is new? The people who came yesterday were not interested, though the realtor said our house is priced right and showed well (4 out of 5).

    Will see what happens today. Not having a basement and an open concept is HUGE for some people.

    Hubby is stubborn with the sale of our items- he gets all emotional about pricing. Geez- even yesterday he embarrassed me by having us bring in his old suits and coats to a vintage consignment shop. I kept telling him to just donate the damn things- but- no- he has to lug them in only to be turned away. SMH...

    I sell things for mostly cheap, since the goal is to get rid of them- no matter how nice or expensive they were. Even so, that is hard as people don't want certain things. He has stuff listed and gets no responses at all.

    I am a marketing person I tell him. Listen to me. But he doesn't

    In the end- I tell him- we will have to give them away anyway or PAY to have them removed from the house.

    I must admit- he was right, though, about asking for money for my dad's old Gretsch guitar. I listed it for free and was overwhelmed with responses. Then listed it for $100- again- tons of responses. One guy even offered $200- but it was too late. Sold. (it needed a few hundred dollars of refurbishing). I am glad someone will get some enjoyment out of it.

    Meanwhile- my brother got all emotional about me getting rid of it. That it will be sad having no connection to our parents. Ummm--- let's not start with this stuff now-our parents are deceased. A guitar is a thing- not a connection. The connection is in my brain. The guitar has been collecting dust in my house since 2011. SMH....I sent him a picture of it.

    And so it goes.......
     
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    When I sold my Son's house for him (he was away working in the oil fields) I hired someone I found on the Internet to come in and haul away everything that we couldn't sell and was not nailed down. I think it cost me $150 and was money well spent...

    George
     
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    We get the guy who was buying the log splitter to come earlier. I get the house straightened out and rush out to waste time in town

    . Come back and the woman buying our telescope is going to be at the gas station in 15 minutes. Run back out with it. Get home and get a message from our realtor that the potential buyers that were supposed to look at the house cancelled at the last minute. Decided it was too far out.

    Nice. You would think these realtors would screen these people. First off- screen out people who need to sell their house in order to buy your house- unless you give the ok. And for gosh sakes, explain where the house is located!

    We wasted an entire morning. I am concerned that for a beautiful weekend like we are having we only had one showing also.
     
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    Don't get discouraged. It only takes one to buy. The others really don't matter. When I sold my Son's house for him we only had about 20 lookers in 3 months. 19 showed little interest, one bought and they paid the asking price...

    George
     
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    Remember when I said you need to “emotionally move out?” You need to understand that what you’re going through is how real estate works. It’s not how you or I would handle it, but it’s how it works.

    Potential buyers look at listings online, pick several on a day that’s convenient for them, and the RE Agent sets up showings. Then things change - the weather isn’t perfect, the babysitter cancels, whatever - and the downstream is that you’ve now wasted your time on something that didn’t happen.

    But that same buyer might come back in two days and do it again, but then put in an offer. Some buyers need multiple showings until they decide.

    It’s a frustrating business. Getting upset because it’s not how you would do it is tilting at windmills. At least there is an interest in your house. Things could be much worse. :thumbup:

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    You can even have cancellations when they drive up to the property. On a few occasions a buyer would tell me after driving up to the property, it’s not for me and wouldn’t go in.

    See how many showings you have in the next two weeks before you get too concerned.
     
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