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If you were to list your house for sale in The Villages, would you choose to list with MLS or The Villages.. and why? Which one do you think would give you more exposure?
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Absolutly the villages ask for beth pope 352-552-1511 traffic is the most important
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Great question.

Think we would find someone from both camps and interview them and than decide
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I would select one of the best agents in The Villages company and give them a chance. But, only if they agreed to a 90-day listing and allowed me to fire them at any time, if I lost confidence in them.
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We went with The Villages first. They did not do much to try and sell our home. They only showed it maybe 3 times at the most, we think they were using it as an example so they could sell new homes. After 6 months not one offer or open house. We then fired The Villages and went with REMAX, they sold it within the first 2 weeks of their listing it. We do not have must faith in The Villages.
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I would choose Jim McLaughlin from The Villages.

We sold one house ourselves. If they are presented well, priced reasonably and clean and kinda cute they will be lined up to buy a for sell by owner. Have a respected closing lawyer to do all the legal stuff. We had McLin and Burnsed.

Time after time this question is answered by the fact that The Villages outsell all local realtors.

Yes I like that. I am not a realtor and I really like the way The Villages does things.
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If you were to list your house for sale in The Villages, would you choose to list with MLS or The Villages.. and why? Which one do you think would give you more exposure?
Definitely MLS. Much wider exposure for your property. Neighbors have not been happy with TV realty.
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Have been watching the market very closely. Stats on certain homes listed withTV. Watching little over 40 homes since February. The ones that sold did so within 30 days, and within $15,000 of asking price. But every home that sold either had a water view, or golf view. All had a pool, or room for a pool.

Those that didn’t have those qualities(19 homes) sat on the market for 90 days, some longer. Then Relisted with MLS. All but 6 were listed for the same $$ or about 10% less. So far 11 have sold, and 8 have decreased their asking price.
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We went with The Villages first. They did not do much to try and sell our home. They only showed it maybe 3 times at the most, we think they were using it as an example so they could sell new homes. After 6 months not one offer or open house. We then fired The Villages and went with REMAX, they sold it within the first 2 weeks of their listing it. We do not have must faith in The Villages.
Your experience was nearly identical, literally word for word, to that of someone I know. I would not list my house with a Villages agent.

BTW she neither smoked nor had a cat.

P.S. I have never been and am not now a Realtor.
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The rogue agents seem to be pretty aggressive.
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Absolutly the villages ask for beth pope 352-552-1511 traffic is the most important
Second Beth Pope, great agent and knows it all. We have used her twice over the last 3 years.
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Have been watching the market very closely. Stats on certain homes listed withTV. Watching little over 40 homes since February. The ones that sold did so within 30 days, and within $15,000 of asking price. But every home that sold either had a water view, or golf view. All had a pool, or room for a pool.

Those that didn’t have those qualities(19 homes) sat on the market for 90 days, some longer. Then Relisted with MLS. All but 6 were listed for the same $$ or about 10% less. So far 11 have sold, and 8 have decreased their asking price.
That is strange, the re-sales where we live, Fenney, seem to sell rather quickly water or not. We have had 4 neighbors sell there homes and all were pretty much within 30 days, 2 of them were sold the day they were listed and all 4 were with TV agents. There are a few that don't sell but there is always a reason for that, greedy price or something wrong with the house or lot that it's on.
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Zillow = the largest real estate market IN THE WORLD!

g00gle "real estate in the villages fl"

Villages Realty is number seven on the list.
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I would use an MLS agent as you have more exposure than The Village. Your home will be on zillow, realtor.com, trulia, homes.com, homesnap, instagram and facebook. I would also advise you contact Katy Kelly at RE/MAX Premier 352-355-7982
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The rogue agents seem to be pretty aggressive.
Thanks for the link, it's pretty interesting for anyone anticipating purchasing in the near future. Firing a school volleyball coach, because she quit being a Villages salesperson and went to work for another real estate company, seems pretty harsh and petty given that her coaching is totally unrelated to her job of selling houses.
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