Trulia does not accept FSBO (for sale by owner) listings, you would have to list with a real estate agent and have your agent post your home on this site. You can try other sites such as Zillow.... more
Your listing agent needs to manually upload the listing if the IDX (listing feed source from the northwest multiple listing site) does not automatically feed it to trulia. If the listing does show up, your listing agent should still "claim" the listing so they can manage the site, for open houses, price changes, picture changes, etc.
hello interested readers!! I am a former Realtor. If not all, at least most listing agents will tell you about their super duper marketing program.
Now, ask the agent to show you actual verifiable data that supports the claim that the super duper marketing program had anything to do with selling any listing??? Hearing this question, most agents will be defensive or try to avoid a straight answer. WHY?? the fact is that your listing goes in the MLS database, and then 80-90% of the time, an agent from a different company who is working with a Buyer who might be interested in what you are offering shows that Buyer your home and he/she/they buy your home. Nowadays, the Buyers might have found the home at Realtor.com or other websites.....the listings show up at different websited only because they have been entered into the MLS database!!
Guess what.....the MLS is off limits to the general public, and no other entity has yet developed a publicly accessible database that allows the type of property searches that can be done with the MLS database.
There is no reason that areasonably intelligent person cannot sell a home without a Realtor......but logically lkely the time to sell will be longer, as your home will not be findable by Realtors working with Buyers......and because realtors view a by owner property as competition, not an opportunity for a sale to a Buyer.
So, you must ask if the extra $1000s of commissions is reasonable in light odf the probability of a quicker sale with a MLS listed house. Unfortunately, many Buyers seem to be afraid of buying directly from a Buyer without a middleman Realtor. Scare tactics used by Realtors do have an impact on the public!!
One thing fr sure...if you want to net x dollars from the sale of a home, you can offer a more competitive price when no commission is involved!! many Sellers just do not have the time to attend to showing a home, being involved in the back and forth of a negotiation, providing what the escrow company asks for, etc.
Remember, when you sell a home, just be totally honest in your disclosure of any past problems and any hidden defects......if you do that, you should not need to worry about any future legal problems over the sale of your home!!! having a Realtor represent you will NOT relieve you of the obligation to be totally candid about your home!!!
There is a midway solution...find a 1% Realtor who will offer limited servive re showing your home, etc., but who will keep your property active in the MLS. Even more economical, but with the lowest level of assisatance, you can find flat fees of$200-$500 for Realtors who do almost nothingexcept place your listing in the MLS. Your listing this way would typically include a 2.5% commission offer for any Realtor representing a Buyer who purchases your home...you would do the showings on sign calls, take calls from interested Realtors, open houses, negotiation,etc.still, for that effort, you could save 2.5-3.5% of sale price and price your home more competitively for the same net!!
I have tried to give a balance presentation of different approaches to selling your home....how much hand holding do you want, timeliness of finding a Buyer,,,,etc.. no one way is "right" !!! no matter what a biased realtor may tell you!!... more
The Short Sales and REO get offers within 2 months but take an additional 2-4 months to close.
Regular sales get offer wihin 2 months and close within 6 weeks. j752 Radus loops had two offer
within the first 2 months but the buyers financing did not go through held up the sale for3 months.... more
This is something to check with your Realtor for any ordinances in your specific area. It is not required here in parts of southern Michigan where I primarily work. It is recommended to have your tank pumped every 5 or 6 years to help maintain the system, and if you have followed that advice include those receipts along with other info on the home. Buyers love to see warranty manuals, construction records, and similar details of how the home was cared for. You can put them in a 3 ring binder and leave it on the table along with seasonal pictures showing the best views of trees or flowers. It can show a buyer that you cared for the little things and protected the home while you lived there. Sometimes showing those small details helps set your home apart or convinces a buyer that perhaps it is worth a bit more money.
The only way for properties to show up on Trulia is for them to be on the MLS. Agents have access to the MLS, so they are the only ones that can list on Trulia for free.
The NAR states that FSBO homes typically sell for an average of $184,000 compared to agent assisted homes at $230,000. That's a big difference! So selling with an agent will usually get you more money in the end, and it will sell faster with less hassle on you.
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Just wanted to check in and see how your real estate investment and goals have turned out? Have you sold your home or have your rented/ Curious how you decided on the process and if you reinvested into real estate and used the 1031 exchange if needed... more
It will all depend on what your short and long term financial goals are as you mentioned looking to reinvest the money in real estate. Do you want to do a 1031 exchange? This may help wiht deferred tax but not all situations qualify for this.
Positive cash flow is great for an investment like this. Depending on the condition and location of your property I would start to look at comps in your area that I can assist with and see what the top values are and compare towards the condition of your home. If you can invest to add a bit into the property up (if it needs it) maybe you can get a larger yield if you sell. also rents for homes in the Bothell Mill Creek area are from $1800 - $2400 and is very competitive. Just help a family here in Mill Creek with a home 2200 sq ft and the monthly is $2200. Had over 50 inquiries!!!
Now for renting consider the upkeep as well as the rouge tenant that might come in. Most resident tenants are great but you still need maintenance and upkeep during all turns. But if you want to be a multiple property owner then reinvesting in this market is great.
Please let me know if I can be of more assistance to you.
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