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No bites in Burr Ridge

That's certainly the case with some buyers. I think many agents aren't used to having to condition their sellers to that reality. Before, the rising market could catch up to overpriced homes and they would sell (making this a non-issue). Now, pricing constantly has be re-evaluated. I have a home of my own on the market, so it's all the more striking of a lesson for me.  (Nov 24, 2008 | post #17)

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No bites in Burr Ridge

The issue here is certainly the price. Marketing and staging are important, but at the end of the day, you can no more sell a house above market price than you can sell a stock. One of the things the sellers' Realtor should be doing is researching and presenting them with the data on how comparable homes are priced. That's what they would need to know to help make an informed pricing decision. Reporting these numbers is something I've started doing frequently with my clients since values are always shifting.  (Nov 24, 2008 | post #15)

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If you're thinking of heading down the 'If you can't sell...

As a Realtor in Chicago, I certainly have more clients pursuing dual listings (sale and rental) than I have in past years. I also have others who have been willing to do the competitive pricing necessary to get their homes sold. Either way, its certainly a big decision that requires doing the math and sitting down to talk with one's Realtor.  (Nov 24, 2008 | post #4)

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Headline:

One of Chicago's Top Realtors

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Chicago, IL

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Lakeview

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The National Association of Realtors, The Council of Residential Specialists, The Chicago Association of Realtors

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