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The Spring Real Estate Market Report for Linden, NJ – May 2016

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If you are a buyer or a seller interested in a home in Union County, please call Team Zuhl! We’re happy to help you in all of your real estate needs!

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Clark Real Estate Market Update

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Scotch Plains Real Estate News – November 2015

Scotch Plains is a township in south western Union County. It is home to nearly 24,000 people.

There are currently 168 homes offered for sale in Scotch Plains, ranging in price from $184,995 to $1,888,000 – something for every budget. Twenty homes were sold in October, slightly lower than the 12 month average of 28 homes.

Homes in Scotch Plains were sold in October after an average of 63 days on the market. The average sale price was  $610,389, significantly higher than the 12 month average of $512997.

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If you’re planning on selling your Scotch Plains home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Scotch Plains, call us today!

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Cranford Real Estate News – October 2015

Cranford is a township in Union County that approximately 23,000 people call home.

There are currently 95 homes offered for sale in Cranford ranging in price from $179,000 to $1,299,000 – certainly something for everyone. Inventory is starting to drop which is normal in the autumn, but the blue trendline in the following graph shows that inventory over the last 3 years is rising. Eleven homes were sold in October – low compared to the previou 12 months but still increasing over the last 3 years as shown in the red trendline below.

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The average sale price of a home sold in Cranford in October was $419,820, lower than the 12 month average of $444,545.

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Homes in Cranford continue to sell quickly. The average home in Cranford was sold after 32 days, faster than any other month since october of 2013 and significantly faster than the 12 month average of 52 days.

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If you’re considering listing your home for sale, it’s smart to be sure that it compares favorably to others on the market at this time. Make necessary repairs, perhaps even invest in small upgrades, and your home ay sell quicker and at a higher price.

If you’re planning on selling your Cranford home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Cranford, call us today!

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Sale Price of FSBOs in Union County

The average homeowner does not have the knowledge nor the experience necessary to sell their home for the most money in the shortest amount of time.

How does the data compare?

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Showing Your Home with a Pet

What do you do with your pets when you’re selling your home?

When your home is offered for sale, lots of strangers will be walking through your home, and that can cause distress for even the most mild-mannered pet. A pet in the house during a showing can cause some potential buyers to rush through the house out of fear or allergies. You also run the risk that a careless agent might accidentally let the pet out of the house.

Here are some suggestions as to how to keep your pet safe while still making your home available to potential buyers:

  • Take your pet to the park, a friend’s house, or doggie day care during the time when showings are happening.smiling dog
  • Let a dog romp in the backyard if it’s fenced, being sure to leave a note for agents who show the house that a dog is outside so they don’t get surprised if they show the yard.
  • Lock the pet in a room or the garage for the day. Be sure to leave enough food and water for him or her, and be sure to tell showing agents that they can come back and see the locked room at another time if their clients are interested in the house.
  • Some pets enjoy showings and are well behaved with strangers. This article by the National Association of Realtors says that having a pet in your home while you’re showing it might actually help the house to sell faster! Consider leaving a bowl of treats with a note on your front porch.
  • Be sure that you’ve removed any pet hair, pet smell, and pet messes prior to any showings!
  • By hiring a REALTOR(R) that uses a showing center to schedule appointments you’ll ensure that you’ll be aware of all appointments and you’ll be able to cancel or reschedule a showing if nobody is able to pen the pets for a showing.
  • You’ll also want to make sure that you keep your pets well groomed, brushed and bathed.  Make sure to vacuum up any shedding and always check for pet “messes”.

What does “Dual Disclosed” mean?

When you work with a Real Estate agent, the term “agency relationship” may confuse you. Here’s a short explanation of the three types of agency relationships:

Buyer’s Agent: When you are planning to buy a home, you will work with a buyer’s agent. The agent that you choose has fiduciary responsibility to you. In other words, the agent will work for your best interests and will provide reasonable care, loyalty, and confidentiality. With a buyer’s agent, you can trust that s/he will not reveal information that may impact negotiations.

Seller’s Agent: When you are selling your home, you will work with a seller’s agent. The agent that you choose will have fiduciary responsibility to you. S/he will be responsible for providing reasonable care, loyalty, and confidentiality to you within the confines of the law.

Dual Disclosed Agent: When the same agent represents the buyer and the seller, the agent has fiduciary responsibility to both parties. S/he can not reveal anything confidential that may impact negotiations and must work in a way that helps both parties reach a meeting of the minds without compromising one party over the other.

What’s the most important factor in choosing an agent? Trust. Second most important factor? Competence.

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