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Joe Peffer, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH

What kind of questions should home buyers NOT post on Trulia?

Asked by Joe Peffer, Columbus, OH Sat Jan 3, 2009

I have a set up where I am emailed questions consumers post on Trulia as they are posted. Good or bad, I'm always checking my email to insure I'm responsive to my clients and I often read these questions moments after they're posted. I'm always surprised at the number of questions that are better asked somewhere else--usually to the listing agent.

First , Do NOT post your phone number. This is the internet, it's not private. If you would like a showing of the home, contact your favorite Realtor--maybe someone you find here at Trulia that gives informed answers.

Second, the best person to ask a question specific to a property for sale is that property's listing agent, the Realtor selling the house. Why is the Garage boarded up? Where is it located? How long has it been on the market? Does it have gas heat? Etc.

Last, try to keep your questions to real estate, not neighborhoods or schools being "Good" or "Bad" - Agents can't answer those kind of subjective questions.

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I dont think people realize that when they click on ask a question under the listing page of any home, that it does not go to the listing agent, but is posted here. many times the listing agent may not even know there is a question posted for their listing. i often take the time to post the listing agents name and direct contact for the potential buyer as they would wait for eternity and never get the answer they need. i agree with JOe about never posting personal information for all to see. good question Joe
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