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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Does anyone have any thoughts on a good Flat Fee MLS listing service? I'm in the Red about 10K on my condo and would prefer to keep agent costs
Keep in mind that all commissions are negotiable between you and your agent--there are no set standards-- when choosing any flat fee realty company, do shop around and choose the one wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Home Selling in Salem
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
If my real estate agent cannot host an open house, can I as the owner? There is nothing in my agreement that says I cannot. Thanks in advance.Su...
Absolutely you can. Your agent should welcome this additional help. However, make sure you are prepared. Safety is important when holding an open house. Put away valuables. Keep goo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Home Selling in Swampscott
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
I am new to trulia. How do I put my house for sale on Trulia?
Alex,

Trulia will only accept listings submitted by anagent/broker. However, you can create an ad in the blog section complete with photos and a youtube video, but given the blog mac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Selling in 01810
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Hi I'm a Realtor do others in the business or trying to sell a condo know that Fannie Mae's new rules as of 12/09 say they will not lend on
Dan-I just ran into that same problem and lost a deal just prior to closing... also there was 0 dollars in the reserve.... condos will be tough in the upcoming year.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 3, 2010 Home Selling in Lynn
Elizabeth J.…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth J. Herbert answered:
DOES THE LAW REQUIRE A LANDLORD TO NOTIFY THE TENANT THAT THEY ARE SELLING THE PROPERTY?
I asked this question of an attorney earlier this year and was told that by law they don't, but it's a nice courtesy if they do
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Selling in 01844
Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
what is a lot size in Peabody?
It depends on what the zoning is in the area. If you would like to e-mail me the address I can give you the exact legal lot size.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 1, 2009 Home Selling in Peabody
Peter J. Mla…, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Peter J. Mlaguzi Iii answered:
My brother and I share a house and we are both looking to sell. When we move, he wants to move without his ex-girlfriend.?
Teep,

How are you? My first recommendation towards your question would be to consult a real estate attorney. Pending on specifics of your circumstance and tenants rights in your ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Selling in 01952
Kelli Cassidy, Real Estate Pro in 01950
Kelli Cassidy answered:
Looking for Sell-Side Realtor Assistance, Townhouse, Salem, MA (Pickman)
Hi KP,

I would be more than happy to assit you. I will take a look at your pics call or e-mail to set a meeting at you convenience

I look forward to speaking with you

Kelli Cas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 26, 2012 Home Selling in 01970
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Are Sellers typically notified by their Agent when their Buyer receives their financing commitment letter per?
It really depends on the seller/agent/attorney relationship. I prefer to notify my client of developments whether good or bad, it's their $$ and their property. Often times their attorn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Selling in 01810
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
I own two properties. I bought my condo I live in for $325,000 with $150,000 down.I owe $175,000. It is on
I think you should test the rental market. Foreclosure might have worse future implications than being a landlord for a couple years to see if the market turns around.

You are in to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 12, 2010 Home Selling in Methuen
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
will be selling my house with rental apartment what do I tell my tenant to expect as far as moving .?
You should notify her prior to the listing if you can that it will be on the market but the lease will continue until it is over.

Unless it is month to month then they might not be c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 2, 2009 Home Selling in 01844
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
Want to sell, but home is worth less than owed- do I have to FSBO?
Liza

Before you decide anything you might want to read the blog attached to the link below. Good luck on whatever you decide.

http://www.trulia.com/blog/rockinblu/2008/08/thinking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Selling in 01960
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
Anyone want a renovated 1800's estate with 14 acres on the North Shore of Boston in Topsfield,Ma,?
Lori
You are definitely going to want to interview top Realtors in that market and then compare their marketing strategies. Broad internet exposure and Realtors that have access to qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2008 Home Selling in Topsfield, MA
Larry Story, Real Estate Pro in 27408
Larry Story answered:
My listing states ADDRESS NOT DISCLOSED while others do not. How can I get my address listed like the others?
Tom speak with your agent. Where is the listing posted that you are referring to? I am sure it is listed in the MLS. Whoever posted it would have the control over how it is posted. S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2008 Home Selling in 01830
Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Sudbury, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
How much money would I lose if I sold now?
Tom,
There are a couple of North Shore brokers who are regulars on Trulia Voices who will certainly be answering soon. Your best bet is to hook-up with one of them and have them come t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Selling in 01970
Tony, Home Buyer in Smithtown, NY
Tony answered:
We will be selling our home in Boxford. How do we select an agent who is a top producer in this challenging?
We are looking to move to Boxford & have been looking since October. We are relocating from New York & could be a potential buyer of your home. We are working with a buyers agent out of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2008 Home Selling in Boxford, MA
Rose Cramer, Real Estate Pro in Denver, NC
Rose Cramer answered:
At what point do you grop the price of a house? Days, Months?
I usually wait for the first 45 days,, if no activity what so ever. I review the comps again and see what the market is doing.. A small decrease in price will hopefully help somewhat.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2008 Home Selling in Wenham, MA
Mr. Incognito, Home Buyer in Massachusetts
Mr. Incognito answered:
Are sellers disillusioned about the current market conditions?
Addendum:

It appears that home sellers are in denial about the current market conditions.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2007 Home Selling in Swampscott, MA
Leo, Home Buyer in Gloucester, MA
Leo answered:
What commission rate should I pay?
6% minimum... most sellers are paying more to attract more showings from Buyer's agents
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2007 Home Selling in Gloucester, MA
Jim Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Jim Armstrong answered:
What is the current value of an unusual mixed-use home with first floor offices, second and third floor?
It would be impossible to give a market value on most properties, especially mixed use, without seeing it first and obtaining income/expense info. I can tell you that there is a simular ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 Home Selling in Gloucester, MA
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