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alanmydo, Home Seller in Irvington, NJ

what is required to post your house on Trulia for sale? Self listing and are not going thru a agent/broker.

Asked by alanmydo, Irvington, NJ Sun Mar 3, 2013

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Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943’s answer
Get yourself listed at minimum on the MLS, there are options less than full service if you want to try to sell without the assistance of an agent. If you get on the MLS, you'll feed into Trulia. '

You'll be better served if you hire the best agent you can find. Remember you do not pay commission unless and until you succeed. At that time, I would hope you'll be happy to do it.

Good luck and best,
Jeanne Feenick
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
Look, if you choose to go the "fsbo" (for sale by owner) route in selling your home, you must do whatever you can to become educated in all phases of the homeselling proicess in order to increase your chances of success.

Spend some time learning about the market in your area, competitive listings, closed sales, how offers are handled, what must you disclose about the condition of your home, what town inspections will be required before closing, what contract contingencies are typical, what a pre-approval letter looks like, what to expect following a home inspection (once you get an acceptable offer, that is only the beginning of the process)........what is involved in the buyer obtaining a mortgage ...........an acceptable appraisal...who pays for what, etc, etc..........

You can learn a lot of that if you're dedicated and have time to spend online asking the right questions and doing your due dilligence.

You should also hire a real estate attorney to represent you once an offer comes in, but it is doubtful they will hold your hand throughout the process, so it is on you to learn what to expect ahead of time so you can be an informed and educated consumer.

There are sites other than trulia, which doesn't allow fsbos, where you can list your fsbo home......but selling really is more involved than just putting a sign in the ground and throwing a listing on the internet.

That being said........you may check out the following fsbo friendly sites:

ForSaleByOwner.com
Zillow.com
Craigslist.com

just to name a few...........there are others......if you use google, I am sure it will be helpful

Best wishes.......
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
You cannot post your home for sale by owner on Trulia. You must have your home listed with a Broker in order to have your home listed on the site. Besides in this market, why would you want to list your home for sale by owner? While I know it seems like you can save money by selling it on your own but if you hire a great Realtor®, a seller can get more for their home in a less amount of time! At this time there is no inventory out there and homes are selling closer to their asking price and we are now seeing bidding wars. Yes bidding wars! We haven’t seen that in years. However, we have literally run out of houses to sell so the houses that do get listed are getting lots of showings and aren’t taking long to sell if they are priced right!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 17, 2013
CREDIT CARDS>>>>Go to FSBO website...good luck with the marketing, it cost money and try Craig list . Eventually you will need a Realtor there is way too many homes for sale on the market and if you don't have the experience you will have a hard time. Exposure is key.

Yours truly,
The Guardian "Agent"
Patricia Emanuele
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
Well, alan, as a for sale by owner, you cannot list your home on trulia. Those are their rules.

Only agent listed homes can be posted here.

Best wishes....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
There are a couple of ways you can get on Trulia as a FSBO
see my blog or contact me
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
You can't.

The closest you can come is to find a company that will put your property on the MLS. That usually costs about $200-$300. That's also helpful because then anyone searching the MLS--other agents, potential buyers searching the "retail" versions of the MLS--will be able to find your listing.

Hope that helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
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There are several reasons to list your house with a broker the least of which is getting it posted on Trulia.
If you'd like to know more about the benefits of listing with a broker give me a call.

Brian Diehl
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-521-1061
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
Sorry, the Trulia site only allows listings from agents and from MLS listings.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
You cannot do it. Trulia does not allow FSBO
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