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Sally Perdur, Home Buyer in Harrisburg, PA

Can I list my house on trulia without an agent?

Asked by Sally Perdur, Harrisburg, PA Wed Jan 15, 2014

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Have an agent listed it in the MLS for you...or you could use postlets, craigslist, etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2014
You can go to postlets.com and from there post everywhere. But I always recommend that people use agents. I have seen homeowners lose thousands of dollars in negotiations that could have been avoided with a real estate agent.
Good luck though!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2014
No, but you CAN use Zillow. Trulia will pull from Zillow and it will be listed in both places. Use Craigslist too. Make flyers and pass them out. Use Ebay's listing service as well. Offer a "bonus" for the real estate agent who brings you a buyer. Paying a megar 2% to an agent is much better than the 7% if you list it. That's why agents don't take their clients to for sale by owner homes. They know they won't make a dime because the seller isn't obligated to pay them. Just a thought.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 6, 2014
To the best of my knowledge, no. Trulia pulls listings from the local MLS, as they want to ensure the listing is credible. You may want to contact Trulia directly to confirm. You could contact a flat fee real estate firm to discuss options that may fit your needs.

Mallorie Wilson
Associate Broker
Sales Manager
Century 21 Diversified
317-590-3434 direct
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 11, 2014
You don't need an MLS number, or an agent. You can enter directly on Trulia here, http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/enter_details/, or enter through Postlets.com.

Now, keep in mind that 99% of home buyers use a Realtor to help them search for a home. The first thing we do is set them up with a personalized search through the MLS system, which will only include homes listed by Realtors. If you home isn't listed with a Realtor, it will not be available to buyers who are working with one.

It is not impossible to sell your home by owner. Those who do sell by owner sell for 11% less then those sold by a Realtor, and we typically charge 6-7%. So, we essentially save you 4-5%, plus you don't have to deal with the headaches of marketing, fielding calls at all hours of day and night, etc.

If you are interested in sitting down with me and letting me explain this to you in person and give you a free professional valuation of your home, reach out to me. If you do end up selling it on your own, I'd love to help you find your next home.

Avery Garrett, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Kaiser
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
Use our MLO Guarantee program. We charge zero fees. rick@equistep.us
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
So.....Avery says you can. Moderator, what say you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
Hi Sally,
You need an agent to list your home and be on Trulia. The home will need a MLS number. That is how Trulia pulls its properties to put on their website. Please give me a call for further information at 317-513-0865.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,
Parge June
Broker Associate
Re/Max Ability Plus
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
You can. Enter home on Postlets.com and it will syndicate to trulia and other sites. You would have better luck selling your home with an agent. Checkout tthese For Sale By Owner Facts before you try to do it yourself. http://www.soldbyavery.net/general/fsbo-facts-for-sale-by-ow…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
Trulia prefers verifiable homes for sale be posted through real estate brokers.
Reduces the risk to potential buyers.
Any Inidanapolis REALTOR has access and resources to make your home appear here.
You will be surprised how flexible they can be in helping you acheive your goals.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor University High School distirct
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
No, you cannot...............................
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
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