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Brian F Walsh, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Brian F Walsh answered:
i have listed my home with an agent. if my sister wants to buy it, is there a way i don't have to pay the agent?
The contract with your Realtor is probably an exclusive right of sale listing agreement. You should always contact a lawyer with specific legal questions, but the exclusive right of sal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Selling in 17601
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can I place a home for sale by owner on this site with pics etc??
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 Sat May 16, 2015 Home Selling in 17603
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
I have an account on Truila to sell my home however when I search for homes it doesn't show up. What am I doing wrong?
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Selling in 17601
carriedi, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
carriedi answered:
Please me reasons why its terrible idea to buy a house and sell it after 3 months!
just say no. buying a home is a life changing decision. don't ruin your life by making a wrong decision like this. Unless you can pay cash for the house and then buy another home aft ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Home Selling in 17602
Barbara Ries, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Barbara Ries answered:
Where to find property investors in Lancaster PA?
Hi Denise, many Realtors work with investors, myself included. Please call or email me anytime. -Barbara Ries, REALTOR®/Prudential HSG.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Selling in Lancaster
Barbara Ries, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Barbara Ries answered:
We are trying to sell our home but are considering renting it as corporate housing.
Please give me a call @(717) 286-9662. No hassle, no pressure, just honest to goodness help anyway I can ... and thanks! -Barbara Ries, Realtor® eCertified®
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Selling in Lancaster
Ashley Brunn…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Ashley Brunner answered:
If a home has had 80 showings, is listed $30k under the appraised price, and is getting good feedback, why have we still not gotten a single offer??
There can be any number of reasons why a home doesn't sell in todays market. If you've gotten that many showings there has to be some common negatives from the feedback. Fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 24, 2011 Home Selling in Lancaster
Brenda Gravi…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Brenda Gravitt answered:
How do you get on the REO & FORECLOSURE LIST? Pam B in Jackson,TN
Dear Pam,

Since you are an agent I assume you are trying to procure foreclosure listings. Your broker can filll out applications on the websites of HUD, BidSelect, HomePath and forec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Selling in Lancaster
Adrian Young, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Adrian Young answered:
How soon is too soon to sell a house?
Ashley,

Unless you received an incredible deal on your home it might cost you money to sell so quickly. I would suggest trying to work out the differences with your neighbors before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Home Selling in 17602
Joe Sheehan, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Joe Sheehan answered:
Should the realtor disclose to the general public the fact the bank will be taking a short sale?
I don't think it's necessary to "advertise" a home as a short sale. It is necessary to disclose though when it becomes apparent that it will be a short sale.

Joe ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Aug 5, 2010 Home Selling in Lancaster
Maureen Fran…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
I just sold my house. When I got to settlement, the other broker took the left over seller assist as an additional broker fee. Was it legal?
Have to say I have never seen that before! I am hoping there is some sort of reasonable explanation.

Your contract should say what should happen to the left over seller's conces ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 21, 2010 Home Selling in Lancaster
John Barrett,  in Angola, IN
John Barrett answered:
Do you still have to pay your real estate property taxes if you are on the market with a short sale?
If the taxes are rolled into the mortgage, then it is still taken out automatically (depending of course how far past due the payments are). But the owner somehow should try to find a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Home Selling in Lancaster
Pat Church, Real Estate Pro in Sandusky, OH
Pat Church answered:
what is the value of my property?
Getting an input from a couple of experienced agents in your area will give you a good ideas as to what the fair market price would be for your home. They will research your property an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Home Selling in Lancaster
Wayne C Melt…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Wayne C Melton answered:
What price could I expect to get for a 3 BR Rancher in Excellent condition on a 1/2 acre in Stasburg PA?
That is like asking you to determine how tall I am in Athens, Georgia with no information. If you want a not so accurate estimate, hit truilia or the other 40,000 free real estate sight ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Home Selling in Lancaster
Lisa Anderson,  in Lancaster, PA
Lisa Anderson answered:
A question to all realtors.
As an agent I find that open houses do work if they are performed and advertised correctly. Just putting an open house sign in the yard and unlocking the front door really isn't t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 24, 2009 Home Selling in Lancaster
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