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Crystal Vogel, Real Estate Pro in 92880

I am trying to post onto Trulia my house for sale but it is asking for my license number. I am not an agent. How do I post for free?

Asked by Crystal Vogel, 92880 Wed Nov 27, 2013

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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.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hi Crystal,
Trulia doesn't allow FSBO's (For Sale By Owner) postings. Trulia takes MLS data from agents and brokerages and provides extra exposure for their listings, but in their community guidelines they state that FSBO's aren't in their business model. I'm sure that if a licensee is posting information, it can be verified. In addition agents are required to update the mls listing as it goes from Active to Pending to Sold (or Withdrawn or Canceled), and the data feeds into Trulia. Trulia doesn't have the interest in policing individuals who lose interest in selling or in updating their listings, which could happen with a FSBO.

Zillow accepts FSBO's and there are other websites like "AreaBy Owner.com" but beware - some want to charge you by the month.
I recommend interviewing a few agents in your area to see if one could sell your home for you or with you. Not all agents nor brokerages are the same and you may find someone who can do it for acceptable terms.

Best of luck to you,
Mary Lawler, Realtor
Realty Executives Advantage
Web Reference: http://www.MaryLawler.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Selling your home by yourself is risky business. There's a reason so few people do it. There are a lot of disclosures involved and if not done properly, you can open yourself up to legal trouble.

A better route would be to talk to an agent about what your bottom line is. How much do you want to walk away with? If an agent can deliver by getting you the best price possible, chances are good that you'd end up with more money... in addition to the service and protection a knowledgeable realtor can provide.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 20, 2013
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J.R. Thrasher
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 2, 2013
Agents only via MLS, sorry!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
You can not. Trulia does not allow homes posted by owners.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
Answered well already, and good advice to hire a Realtor® familiar with your area!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
All these agents have given you the scoop....
But remember that when you use an agent and the largest pool of buyers are used... You usually get the best price and you actually can make more in the long run,,,,, Plus the buy side is free!
Best of Luck... Happy Thanksgiving!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
Hi Crystal

Unfortunately you have to be licensed to post.
The site and others have found when there is no control, anyone can
Post a listing, lure unsuspecting buyers or renters, and then rob or rape them.

The liability is too much for generic posts by non licensees.

Good luck

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
Hello Crystal,

To post a house for sale on Trulia, you have to be a realtor. I see your title is "landlord". is this a rental property you are selling? If so, I have several buyers looking to pick up rental properties right now. Please email me the property details directly.

Kevin Sanderlin
Keller Williams Realty
Cell 858-212-4702
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
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