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Jan Eisenhau…, Home Seller in Grain Valley, MO

Can I place a listing on this website if I am doing a For-Sale-By-Owner?

Asked by Jan Eisenhauer, Grain Valley, MO Sat Jan 24, 2009

I tried to set up an account so I can place a for sale by owner listing but it asked for an agenty # before it will let me place a listing. I am not an agent but want to sell my house. Thanks so much.

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Jan,

At this time Trulia only accepts, in the listing section, agent/broker represented houses. However, you may create an ad in the blog section. As a FSBO, the link below could possibly be of some interest to you as well. Good luck.

http://www.trulia.com/blog/rockinblu/2008/08/thinking_about_…
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Agents, if you want Jan's business don't tell her she is wrong for not having an agent. Prove it to her, offer to post her home for free on your website, offer to do an open house for her. If you get hits or get a lot of people through the open house she might list with you, as she will know what a great agent you are.

Jan sorry for talking about you in the third person. You can advertise on your blog through trulia also try Kijiji.com and Craigslist. http://www.fizber.com/ has a good format but doesn't get that many hits. There are many other site that I advertise through but most don't allow FSBO's, so search using free FSBO listing and see what pops up.

If you choose to use a realtor at a later date please view my blog about how to choose one: http://www.trulia.com/blog/david_chamberlain/2008/12/how_to_… there is also a great Idea for an open house on my blog.

Rockin, Thanks for kepping the balance.

If you are not going to use an agent please contact a real estate lawyer it can be very affordable to have one provide or look over your contracts.


Jan get in touch with a local mortgage broker as most buyers are not approved for a loan and realy don't know what they can afford. When you get a buyer you can call your mortgage broker to pre-approve them before you write a contract. http://www.floridadreamloans.com/AreYouPre-Approved
3 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
"Well now! why would you want to do that?"
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Maybe to sell and realize more net just like I did. If we are going to to do an exercise in FUD, turnabout is fair play. Check out the thread attached to the link below.

http://www.trulia.com/voices/Home_Selling/What_is_the_bindin…
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Jan & Sherri

FYI:

Trulia FAQ's
Trulia Help Center > Submitting Listings to Trulia >

What kinds of listings does Trulia accept?
Currently Trulia only accepts active, residential listings in the United States. We do not feature commercial, auction, rental or For Sale By Owner (FSBO) listings at this time.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Jan, put a link to the places you have chosen and we can critique them for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 29, 2009
Check out fsboLocal.com, homesbyowner.com or fsbo.com. I also think there is a for sale by owner company in KC called Pearsons For Sale by Owner which gets tons of traffice. Do your homework by finding out what homes in your neighborhood are actually selling for so you are priced competitively. Talk to an attorney about doing the contracts.
Web Reference: http://JustcallJo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 28, 2009
Good stuff David. I'm glad Jan already selected her best answer. :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
Jan,

Thanks for the "Best Answer" vote.

Agents in Jan's area please note that Jan referred to the property as "my house," not my home. This indicates to me that Jan has somewhat separated herself emotionally from the property. That could be one big stumbling block out of the way in considering the "house" for one of your clients.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
Jan
I am sorry for your situation. If you really need to sell, even Trulia, as great as it is, it not THE answer. The truth is that in order to sell a home in this economy, it takes professional selling skills.

Let me ask you...If I interviewed with you to sell your home, and I had YOUR track record at selling homes, would you hire me? Meaning would you hire you? Of course not.

So, I recommend a few suggestions:
First, try to sell on your own if you want. On average only about 10% of homes sold are sold without professional representation.
Second, just in case, interview a couple of agents, compare their proposals, then if you need Plan B, you can jump right in.

The biggest problem you have (no offense) is that you do not know what you are doing. My dad said "Confidence is the feeling you have right before you truly understand the situation".

But don't take my word for it. If you would like to interview a top Realtor, I might be able to refer to you one.

Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
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There are quite a number of rental listings that show up,however.Wondering about this. you know the ones...Where poeple ask if 11,000 is really the price for this luxury condo in Fla. with valet parking,concierge service,marble floors etc. Or 14,000 for a 20 rm mansion .in
Beverly hills...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
I'm not sure. You should contact the site to see if they accept FSBO listings.
Web Reference: http://www.sherrioaks.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
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