Thanks for your question.
if you are a Realtor you can list, otherwise, anyone can list a foreclosed home from a Bank,
and there will be risks and jeopardy to people who show up, and get robbed, mugged or even
Now Trulia does not want that.
So get a Realtor or move on.
One of the MOST important things you need to be realistic about is that you will most likely not be able to pull in a price even close to what the homes that are listed on the multiple listing service by the real estate professionals are able to sell at. With that said, I venture to guess that the reason you want to sell your home yourself is in order to 'keep' all the money that you are going to sell the home for. However, if you sell the home at a greatly discounted price in order to get it sold, then what have you truly gained by not using a realtor?
Another very important aspect of the FSBO (for sale by owner) transaction is the legal details and how you could easily be overwhelmed by legalities that you are unaware of. And, heaven forbid, you get caught in a transaction where you would somehow take a huge loss and 'give away the boat' while you were at it.
Selling a home on your own is a much trickier thing to do than most people think. It entails so much more than just putting a sign in your yard. Do you really realize that it can be extremely costly just to market your home? That is something the real estate professional would do for you and it would, of course, be part of the fee you pay.
Lastly, what most FSBO homeowners do NOT realize is that if their buyer is under a buyer's contract with a real estate professional, then they actually still can owe that agent their commission anyway!
My advice to you - again - is to think long and hard about your decision to try to sell your home yourself. Besides the fact that many home buyers do not feel comfortable looking at a home with the actual homeowner right there, you could find yourself in over your head in a very short time. However, if you still feel that you need to give it a try, I would consider all aspects of the decision and make a 'back-up' plan about how long you will try to sell the house yourself before you consider another form of action.
I know you've been trying to sell your properties For Sale By Owner for some while, and I'm sorry it hasn't happened yet. There are a lot of foreclosures and bargain priced homes on the market now, and to garner attention you will need to market in many ways and in numerous locations. Trulia is one tool available, but only Realtors can add properties on this site. The Northeast GA MLS, the MLS used by the hundreds of agents in this area, offers the widest exposure for a home.
If you'd like to discuss the current local market, give me a call and I'll be glad to send you my latest newsletter.
Dan Parker - Associate Broker
Re/Max Town and Country
Top Producing Agent Since 2000
You will need to list your home with a Realtor to be on Trulia. If I can help in any way contact me.
Chuck Green, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty