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Fri Jul 21, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
There is some risk to using a flat fee agent, mainly not getting the exposure you need to sell your home. We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us out at all, and it's completely free for you. http://www.upnest.com Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. http://www.upnest.com Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. http://www.upnest.com Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Nancy answered:
Hi Lourdes and Tomas your best bet is to interview a few top realtors in your area. If you would like, I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with a top agent in your area. There is no cost for this service! Go to my website http://www.parkplaceconnects.com/ngomez for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Calla Wilcox asked:
Fri Jul 21, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

To post your land as for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.
http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes you will need to pay for the repairs. What you can do to recoup the $6,000. is when you sell your home, use a "Flat Fee Broker" or sell by owner. This way you save the commission fee which equals $6,000. or more. Google "Flat Fee Broker" and make sure the realtor has full access to your local MLS. Flat Fee realtors means you pay a small fee to list your home in the local MLS, BUT you are in full control for marketing, disclosures, deadlines, negotiations, contract, etc. Most sellers will use a Title company or real estate attorney for disclosures, contract, etc. and the seller handles negotiations, marketing, etc. You save about 3% commission fee by not listing with a full service brokerage. Sellers are required to pay a commission to the buyers broker - about 3% which is negotiable. This is per MLS rules. Still, it is a savings. The huge advantage to you is realtors take their buyers to homes listed in the MLS because they will be paid. If buyers want to see homes not listed in the MLS, that realtor needs to negotiate with the seller to get paid a commission. This is challenging because not all sellers will pay a buyers broker their commission. However, if your home is listed in the MLS system, it's required that you do pay for the buyers broker commission.

The other option is to sell by owner without the Flat Fee service. This is more difficult because agents will take their buyer clients to see homes listed in the MLS - not yours, so this option will be challenging.
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
mdowling56 asked:
$6000 worth of termite repairs done despite the buyer have not cleared any contingencies yet. This was done on the advice of our realtor.
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Lorinda.crownrealtygroup asked:
Thu Jul 20, 2017
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you did your research BEFORE you sell your home. You may want to contact some schools specializing in children with autism and ask questions. I understand that your daughter may not be in school anymore but these schools/hospitals will know more insight info than us, realtors. My previous brokerage donates to Autism Speaks, they may be able to help. Their link is below and so are links to other organization for autism.


https://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide/by-state/121/Schools%20-%20Nonpublic%20%28Private%29/TX

http://thestanthonyschool.com/student-population/spectrum-disorders/

https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2004/march/a-parents-guide-to-special-needs-schools/

I hope this helps. I'd be happy to assist you in selling your Dallas home. I'm a Seniors Real Estate Specialist so I help many clients age 50 and above. Feel free to connect with me through my profile.

Best,
Susie Kay
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Nicole Murray Chen answered:
That's a difficult questions to answer without seeing the home and how the floorplan is laid out. One has to be very careful with classifying a room as a bedroom.
I'd be happy to take a look and discuss this with you should you be interested in selling. You may contact me at nicolemurray76@yahoo.com. :) ... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Roxy12212012 asked:
The contract says closing date aug 6 disbursement date aug 6 the disbursement check was mailed and reads closing aug 6 disbursement aug 7 post dated . Contract states closing and funds on…
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Faith T answered:
Hi,

Please note that once you post a property on Zillow, it will need 24 to 48 hours for the listing data to completely syndicate to Trulia. If the issue persist after 48 hours feel free to reply back to this email and I will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Faith
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Bgoodwin answered:
In California, the best way to find a property owner is to use PARCEL VIEWER https://parcelviewer.mapport.com/ . Determine which county the property you are interested in resides, then select the corresponding map. Then simply use the map to find the desired property and click on it. Property ownership info, last assessed values, and other data will appear on the right side of your screen. ... more
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