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Lynn Carlson, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Lynn Carlson answered:
if fsbo what is the charge for advertising your home?
As a Realtor, we do more than just advertise your home for sale .

After 25 years of experience in Real Estate, I can tell you that the easy part is the advertising and getting the of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in Des Moines
Nigel Chapman, Real Estate Pro in 50009
Nigel Chapman answered:
How well does Trulia work?
As a real estate broker, Trulia is an essential part of my marketing portfolio. The personalities of our buyers are so varied that I use many forms of marketing - different websites, so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Selling in Des Moines
Lisa Reilly, Real Estate Pro in Ankeny, IA
Lisa Reilly answered:
how do i post my house for sale on this site??
Hello Dijana,

As mentioned, you would not be able to list on this site yourself. Sales in the Des Moines area are at a 5 year high. Homes for sale are in demand and our office has m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Selling in Des Moines
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
Every time I try to submit my home for sale it takes me to a page to edit and view my profile. How do I submit a listing???
If you are not a licensed Realtor or a real estate brokerage you can not list your own property here on
Trulia. You may want to reconsider listing your home with a local Realtor, for b ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Home Selling in Beaverdale
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
I'm selling my 3BR/1.5BA ranch in Southwestern Hills and need recommendations on where to advertise!!!
I am assuming that you are not going the list with a real estate agent route. In that case, I will not waste your time with all the pros and cons of using a real estate agent to sell y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Selling in 50321
Galen Kurth, Real Estate Pro in Bondurant, IA
Galen Kurth answered:
How much could I potentially save going with a flat fee realtor compared to a realtor that takes a percentage? my house is worth 120,000.
Galen Kurth, Agent, Bondurant, IA
Hello Amy I'm not sure about the charges of the broker your interested in but I would guess the fee they charge would potentially save you a few thous ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Selling in 50317
Chris Merten, Home Owner in Des Moines, IA
Chris Merten answered:
Do you have to be a realtor in order to place ad on Trulia?
Thanks for all the responses. I'm currently working with a realtor/brokerage that has or home on the MLS and various websites (just not Trulia). Also advertising on Craigslist as well. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Selling in 50313
Michelle Cook, Real Estate Pro in 50263
Michelle Cook answered:
does the buyer or seller pay for termite inspection in Iowa?
Hi...The seller "generally" pays for the Termite Inspection of a resale. Read carefully before you sign your Purchase Agreement....it should be stated there.Thanks!
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Selling in Des Moines
Michelle Cook, Real Estate Pro in 50263
Michelle Cook answered:
Bought brand new home in suburbs less than a year ago, want to move into country.
Marta,

I feel your anxiety and disappointment with your situation. Actually, there is no "rule of thumb" about the best time to sell; its all dictated by the market. If you haven' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Selling in Des Moines
Chelcee Chee…, Home Seller in Creston, IA
Chelcee Cheers answered:
when you are FSBO is it necessary to get an inspection done beforehand or is that something the buyer can do?
Thanks so much for asking this question! I have been wondering the same thing and it looks like there are some great answers below!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Home Selling in 50311
Tchaka Owen, Real Estate Pro in Hollywood, FL
Tchaka Owen answered:
Should we short sale?
I'm going to clarify Dan's comment below and state that a short sale will affect your husband's credit, not yours. Based on the scores you posted above, it appears that h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 6, 2011 Home Selling in Des Moines
Megan Carey, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Megan Carey answered:
HOW IS THE MARKET TO SELL HOME ON SOUTHSIDE OF DESMOINES NEAR ST.ANTHONY'S & MCKINLEY SCHOOLS AT THE 128-130K RANGE
Carol-
Please feel free to call me in regards to selling your home. I can provide you with information on what the market is doing in your specific area, and I will provide you with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 7, 2010 Home Selling in Des Moines
Marcelina Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Duvall, WA
Marcelina McGinnis answered:
Buyer realtor's feedback?
Hi Linda,

I agree with Don, its perfectly acceptable for your realtor to ask the showing realtors for specifics. I'll be honest with you though. The showing agent may not take t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Home Selling in Des Moines
Nigel Chapman, Real Estate Pro in 50009
Nigel Chapman answered:
My parents have their home up for sale in Des Moines. They are unhappy with their agent, but she has told them that if they want to switch to another
Jaz. First, I want to caution you about taking advice from agents in other states, even other MLS's. The contract rules change from area to area. I would think the one year period ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Selling in Des Moines
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
What is causing Buyers to not make an offer yet on my home listed since June 2009?
Leah - if you're still out there - you asked this question back on August 1 - any luck yet?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 11, 2010 Home Selling in 50312
Lynn Carlson, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Lynn Carlson answered:
what is a good interest rate to charge on a contract in Des Moines?
Generally when selling a home on contract you can ask for 1-2% above the going mortgage rate. This is because you are assuming all of the risk. With current rates that would mean about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 26, 2009 Home Selling in Des Moines
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
My renter wants to buy the house on a contract. How will that work with the mortgage, taxes, etc.?
It sounds like she is requesting a "lease purchase." Our recommendation is to consider obtaining as large a deposit as you can possibly get and consult an attorney to be sure your prote ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 26, 2009 Home Selling in Des Moines
Susan Webster, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Susan Webster answered:
Can you recommend a 5% agent in the Des Moines area?
Our Home prices are so reasonable that a 5% agent doesn't make enough money to offer full service.
Especially for sellers, the impact of the internet is huge as 90+% of buyers will be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2009 Home Selling in Des Moines
Susan Webster, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Susan Webster answered:
I inhereted my fathers home along with my brother we have remodeled inside but needs mechanicals updated
Pamela, there are several lending options thay may help a buyer with Mechanical updates. In addition with the new income tax credits, and some other things in the pipeline, buyers will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Home Selling in 50317
James Joseph, Real Estate Pro in 06281
James Joseph answered:
How do you know what the worth of a sidewalk that has been depreciated 5 of the 15 years is worth when the?
Hi Nancy,

Try R.S. Means co. in Massachusetts. The specialize in supplying appraisal information such as the cost basis you need.

All the best,

James Joseph
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2008 Home Selling in Des Moines
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