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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
We are a year from retiring and want to sell of lake home property. Should we sell before retiring and buy another before retiring?
There are risks both ways and my answer would depend on knowing a lot more about you, your goals, your market and risk tolerance.
If you sell first, you would need to move ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 6, 2015 Home Selling in 53072
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
can I post listing FSBO?
You cannot. Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 8, 2015 Home Selling in 53151
Maryrusch1, Home Buyer in New Berlin, WI
Maryrusch1 asked:
Rephrasing my prior question. I am looking to stay in my current residence for five years. It's a standalone condo. I would like to enclose the porch. I do plan to move in about five years, so would like to speak with an experienced broker in my area who can give me some guidance.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 17, 2015 Home Selling in 53151
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Our house is in the MLS 1423325. Why isn't it in your site?
Call your agent and ask them, your agent is being paid to market your home.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2015 Home Selling in Pewaukee
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
If I list my home for sale on Postlets, does it automatically get posted on Trulia ?
Trulia only permits for sale listings to be posted by real estate professionals. If you want your home to appear here you will have to find an agent or broker to work with.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 14, 2015 Home Selling in 53029
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I do I put my home on the site? I have it on others.
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Selling in 53149
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Simon Watson answered:
Can I list a home for sale by owner on Trulia?
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller William ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Home Selling in 53118
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
House has been on the market since end of August 2013. Plenty of showings. Realtors say it is priced right but needs kitchen and bathroom updated.
Ask your agent to show you other active listings to verify if your competition rooms compare with yours. This requires you to put on your buyers hat and try to see their homes and yours ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 23, 2014 Home Selling in Waukesha
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
How to deal with a real estate firm that Supposedly does not negotiate on their commissions.?
If they brought you the buyer they did not do "absolutely nothing". You wouldn't have sold the home without them.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Selling in 53103
Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Michelle Yoo answered:
What has been your most successful marketing effort in this age of post-bust real estate?
For anyone who wants a more current answer:

1) Trulia and Zillow have reaped dividends for my team.

2) And truly, leads by referral. This is based off of keeping in touch with a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 31, 2014 Home Selling in 53045
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Overland Park, KS
Kim Benedict answered:
What is the average time on market?
There are so many factors that can determine the answer to this question... location, price, condition, are just to name a few.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Selling in Waukesha
Mark Person,…, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Mark Person, MBA answered:
The carpet was removed. Is it better to replace it before selling?
Carpeting or floor covering does depend on which group of buyer you are trying to attract. If you have a home that needs many updates it your biggest source of interest will be thru inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Selling in 53051
Lisa Packard, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Lisa Packard answered:
What are the most popular sites potential home buyers look at? What other sources of info do they also check out for homes?
I'd add that there are a lot of really great apps you can download onto your smart phone to search for homes. If you are out and about and happen past something you are interested in, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 20, 2013 Home Selling in 53151
Dan Grunwaldt, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
Dan Grunwaldt answered:
When dropping the price on a property to get attention and to get a quicker sale is there an minimum amount that is recommended?
Well priced homes typically sell for within about 3% of list price. If it's had reasonable exposure to the market and buyers are not making offers, it suggests they are saying the price ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Selling in Brookfield
Cindy  Lehrer, Real Estate Pro in Waukesha, WI
Cindy Lehrer answered:
How to find investors for you home? Looking for someone to buy our home, they could rent it for a few years till the market gets better.
I think it is a great idea to get investors interested in buying your property....the description in the MLS listing should suggest this.( example: Great for Investors.....easy to rent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Selling in 53150
Cindy  Lehrer, Real Estate Pro in Waukesha, WI
Cindy Lehrer answered:
Does traffic volume, speed and/or safety concerns have an impact to home value? Please see details below.
In the era of looking for homes on line, (over 80% of home buyers start looking online) when a potential buyer actually takes the time and effort to pull in the driveway of a home for s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Selling in New Berlin
Chris Krogme…, Real Estate Pro in Sussex, WI
Chris Krogmeier answered:
Undecided on selling. Is it a bad move to upgrade to $5,000 GE Cafe appliances or should we go cheap? Return on investment?
In this market you will not get your money back out of the $5,000 investment, meaning you will not be able to receive an extra $5,000 for your property. I would say that it would make s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Selling in Sussex
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