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James Jodoin, Real Estate Pro in 02861
James Jodoin answered:
There is a listing for my home on Trulia for rent, when it is really for sale. 109 High Wood Road, West Hartford, CT
Do you have a real estate agent? If you do then I am pretty sure then can "claim" that listing and edit the details. Otherwise I would contact Trulia customer support. It i ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Selling in West Hartford
Carol Lin, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Carol Lin answered:
I have a house with electric heat and need to sell, do I replace the heating b4 listing or wait for an offer?
Hi there, If you can change the heating system to gas heat, it should be better for the sale. Gas heating is cheaper than electric heating. You should replace it before listing the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Selling in Simsbury
Alan & Melis…, Real Estate Pro in 06824
Alan & Melissa Hamilton answered:
If a home is priced right in Middletown CT, about how long will it take to sell on average?
Joyce,

Sorry to see you frustrated. The average market time in Middletown CT right now is 86 days.
Unit sales are down 51.5% to 16.
Median price in January was $155,700. This is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in 06457
Alan & Melis…, Real Estate Pro in 06824
Alan & Melissa Hamilton answered:
I want to list my home for sale on trulia.com. How do I go about getting it listed?
I would suggest you do a little research, right here on Trulia, looking for Realtors with outstanding feedback and then contact a few of these Realtors and arrange to interview them, as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in Danielson
Alan & Melis…, Real Estate Pro in 06824
Alan & Melissa Hamilton answered:
What is considered (area?) a 1 car versus a 2 car garage?
If the city is taxing you on a two car I would use that as my guide. A lot of new construction in my market area lists two car garages but they're barely big enough and most people end ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in Groton
The Jordan T…, Real Estate Pro in Goodyear, AZ
The Jordan Team answered:
Should I remodel the kitchen prior to putting our house on the market?
This depends on the current condition of the kitchen. A partially upgrade may be an option as cabinet refacing or new countertops. You should interview a few Realtors for listing your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Selling in 06032
Heather Crab…, Real Estate Pro in 06460
Heather Crabtree answered:
I disagree with the value of the home on 89 Morningside Dr. Milford CT 06460. Zillow is more correct with a value of 724k. Trulia has 324k.. please l
Good Morning!
I agree Trulia and Zillow are advertising sites and "estimates" on both sites are usually not accurate. What you really need is a Comparative Market Analysis for your hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Selling in 06460
Ted Twogood, Real Estate Pro in Payson, AZ
Ted Twogood answered:
What are the pros and cons of flat fee MLS listings overall?
As per FLat Fee listings. Here is what I have found in Utah. The MLS is tied to every other broker's large or small and every other realtor's individual website. It is also tied to m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2015 Home Selling in Fairfield
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Do smoke detectors have to be hard wired to sell my house?
I think it would be best to ask them why they would like hard wired. If they are functioning properly, then I definitely think that there shouldn't be any problem with having battery op ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015 Home Selling in 06457
cdaly1123, Home Seller in Carolina Beach, NC
cdaly1123 answered:
If you sell your home to a relocation company, do you typically get less than what you would on the market?
My experience was YES! They got three (3) appraisals, average the three but they told the appraisers that it should be a price that would create a sale within 30 days. Then they get t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015 Home Selling in Shelton
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
I have 2 months left on my contract with my realtor. Can I get out if this contract?
Maybe. Contact the listing broker regarding your issues. He/she may offer to replace the current agent with someone else from the office that promises better results or release you fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Selling in Unionville
Michael Pitt…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Michael Pittman answered:
We went bankrupt several years ago. Our home was included. We continued to pay the mortgage until several months ago. (continued below)
Definitely consult a local attorney for assistance.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Selling in Connecticut
Tanya L. Ess…, Real Estate Pro in Powder Springs, GA
Tanya L. Ess-Young answered:
How do I import pictures , price , and information of my house I am selling? Also to save my house what is the procedure?
Are you the home owner or agent? If you are the home owner you will not be able to change any of this information. If you are the agent, you must first claim the listing. You can do thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Home Selling in 06010
Km133688, Home Buyer in Norwich, CT
Km133688 answered:
I inherited a House that is in the middle of remodel and I'm not interested in doing the work and can't afford to pay a contractor. What should I do?
you have several options.

1. sell. Find a realtor that specializes in "investment properties" and ask them if the math works. Stress being realistic. If there is a significant amo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Selling in Norwich
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
How difficult is it these days to sell your own home without a Real Estate Agent?
If you have experience in selling property then you may want to represent yourself. Most people are experts in the job they perform every day and one should rely on an expert Realtor to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Home Selling in Glastonbury
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
How can I sell my share in a 36 unit townhouse co-op in Stamford CT?
Bets way if to find an agent that works for their clients and get the job done. It needs to be marketed correctly, shown as mush as possible, and price right!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014 Home Selling in 06902
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
How do I determine the value of my house which I am considering selling myself?
A appraisal is a good way to go for determine the value of your house.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 26, 2014 Home Selling in 06029
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How is the best way to get an offer from someone that is lookig to buy?
The best way to get an offer is to price the home properly and market it well to the most potential buyers. It starts with the hiring the BEST listing agent whop will guide you. If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Selling in 06512
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How do we sell our townhouse without losing money and be able to purchase our dream home?
You take the hit.
If the mortgage balance and existing market dictate you must sell at a loss you have only three choices.
1. Take the hit. It's painful, but if you want to start the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 30, 2014 Home Selling in Connecticut
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