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Does anybody know how to post a home for sale on Trulia? I follow the links and I just keep getting the run-a-round and no clear instructions.

Asked by Voices Member, Mon Sep 10, 2012

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Thanks for the clarification Ali!!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
Hey everyone,

My name is Ali and I am a Community Manager here at Trulia. I'd love to clarify some of the misunderstandings, if you are selling your home on your own, please note that Trulia does not include FSBO listings within our search results, you need to have an Agent put it on the site for you. If you have an Agent they can go here and list it on Trulia for you for free:

However you can talk to our sales team at Trulia to learn more about advertising options that you may may be able to take advantage of, please call 888-568-6487 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm EST to learn more.

As always, if you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out! I am happy to be a resource.

Ali Hillman, Community Manager
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
Mark - you're an agent - of course YOU can post a listing.
An owner can't
No matter how much you insist, Trulia does NOT allow FSBO listings.

Don't take my word for it, or the other agents who answered similarly here...........

Rather than give out incorrect information.............
Here's an idea - ask Trulia to explain it, or clarify it, for you.

Reach out to:
Alison Hillman - the new trulia community moderator..........

you can reach her at:


She is very nice, and I will also be asking her to stop by and clarify this so no one reading this thread will walk away with wrong information
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
A Real Estate Professional can assist you not only in posting your home in Trulia or any other real estate site, can assist you in listing your property at the right price and preparing your home for a quick sale.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
Century 21
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012

Under the Buy and Rent tabs, there is a link to list for sale and for lease listings for free, add photos, etc here on Trulia. Just follow the links.

However, if you want to get your home sold quickly and for about 12% more than what most for sale by owners get (stats from the National Assoc of Realtors), list the home with an experienced Realtor. Over 75% of the time, for sale by owners end up working with a Realtor because the sellers do not understand the steps in getting their home sold.

Marketing is what you are doing here and this is what is most visible in a real estate transaction. However, there is so much more. State required disclosure, recording of loan payoffs, verification of buyer's mortgage, negotiations, dealing with inspections, legal issues and more can make your head spin.

Again, we will likely get you more money than you can on your own...even after paying our commissions (which you are likely trying to save). Give us a call and let us break down the cost and explain how we can get the home sold quicker and with much less hassel than simply posting on Trulia (and we will get the home there too!).

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Hi Brandon--if you are an agent your listing should feed through your MLS into your account; if it isn't feeding correctly I have found Trulia customer service to be quite responsive to issues. If you aren't an agent you can't post a for sale by owner listing on this site.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
Please refer to the link below.
You can notice:

Sellers - ask your agent to submit your listings to Trulia
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012

Just to confirm. I put in a "fake new construction" listing short of setting it active on Trulia and it appeared to be taking all the information and was ready to go live Maybe Debra in NJ and their Trulia would not allow it, but here in Houston it looks like your able to list a home yourself. I believe you can put in a FSBO listing here on Trulia, as you can on other sites as mentioned by other Realtors.

However, it will take you a lot of time and effort to get your home on all the websites. Keep in mind 85%-90% of buyers first see homes they wish to view on-line and we Realtors have a system to get your home on hundreds of web sites quickly (typically within 48hrs) with links, sharp photos and more.

Let us know if your able to get the home posted and share the link with us. If not, let us list the home and sell your home fast.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
As the others have told you "for sale by owner" listings are not allowed on Trulia. Find yourself a local professional to list your home for you. Your agent can list it on Trulia for you and in reality you will most likely sell for a higher price than trying to do it on your own.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Find a professional in your area to list your home for sale, then it will appear on Trulia, in your area's MLS, and on all of the other third-party real estate sites. When you're interviewing Realtors, ask them what they do to market their listings. Make sure you find someone who you click with so the two of you can form a trusting partnership to get your home sold.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
For zip code 77092 there are a lot of different types of neighborhoods and depending on the condition of your home and how fast you need to sell, you cannot go wrong having a good Realtor list your property. Doing it youself properly will be a full time job, and the money you are trying to save can be ate up by leaving money on the table and selling too low after being frustrated. Some of the neighborhoods in that zip code are really hot right now like Oak Forest, and there is a HUD in Magnum Manor that was listed for $96 per square foot and just got a contract on it.

Check out our websites and contact one of us. We can give you a Comparative Market Analyasis and make an appointment to view your property. Both the selling and buyers agents will put prospective buyers in touch with a good lender that will get the buyer pre-approved.
If you are selling an investment property as-is, I have a list of investors, just like most agents do, too.

forsalebyowner, zillow, craigslist are all good places for FISBO's to list their own properties, but watch out for the tire kickers that can waste you time.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Brandon, Mark is mistaken............there are no "clear instructions, as you can't post a home as a "for sale by owner" on Trulia.

Only homes listed by agents (via the MLS) are posted on this site.

As a fsbo, you can list on:
zillow.com, forsalebyowner.com or craigslist.com....plus additional websites......

Best wishes
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
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