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Home Selling in Palm Beach County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Nov 11, 2017
Steve McRory answered:

Instead of dropping price, try offering that discount in the MLS as:

1. Credit towards buyer's closing costs

2. And/or Bonus to Buyer Agent

If that does not work, ask the listing agent to discount their commission from 3% to 1.5%

Remember, Real Estate Commissions are 100% negotiable.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017
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Wed Oct 25, 2017
John answered:
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Sat Oct 21, 2017
Brucegarciablue1 answered:
I have no real Estate license and no college degree in real estate i want to know if I can buy and sell real estate in arizona
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Tue Oct 10, 2017
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Tue Sep 26, 2017
Jesswess954 answered:
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Pretty sweet deal.
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Sat Sep 2, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
Most likely the local MLS service does not syndicate listings to sites such as trulia
your agent failed to checkmark the correct box to share your listing with these syndicated sites when the listing was put into the MLS.

Either way, your listing can still be manually inputted to trulia by your listing agent, ask him or her to do so.
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Sun Jul 23, 2017
Bgarland answered:
I want to cancel selling my home as am now under the care of a doctor. Just the thought of trying to pack and move and find a new home makes you suicidal. Any ideas to get out of the contract as settlement is in 30 days ... more
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Tue Jun 13, 2017
Letizia_coppola2 asked:
I listed on the MLS contract the commision for the buyer's agent. will they write up the offer? I am thinking of getting an attorney at that point is that necessary? I will also get…
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Wed May 17, 2017
Chris LaPee answered:
Read the listing agreement. Make sure it does not provide the agent with such discretion (though such a provision would likely be unenforceable anyway). If it does not, then I suggest you write a letter or email to whoever manages the firm explaining the agent's violation of his duty of obedience. And, as a consequence of such violation, he has breached your agreement and you are therefore terminating the contract. If mailed, do soncertified return receipt requested and make a copy of the letter and envelope. If email, bcc yourself to it and print a copy of the SENT email.

Agents cannot act contrary to their principal's express and unequivocal directions.
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Sun May 14, 2017
Gabriel Penasso answered:
If you are listing a home in Broward County Florida and are looking to gain exposure on real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia it may be best to try and sell your house with a realtor in your area. A local real estate agent can get your property photos listed on all the major real estate websites including Trulia and Zillow along with the correct descriptive details of the home. They will also be able to get you exposure online through the local MLS. If you are selling a house in Hallandale or Hollywood or anywhere in Florida it would be in your best interest to list the property with a realtor. ... more
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Sat May 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, allow me to explain how easy it can be to sell by owner:

1. Google "Flat Fee Broker" for your location. A flat fee broker means you pay a small fee to a broker to allow you to post your listing on the MLS system which is owned by realtors. You will be required to pay a commission fee to the buyers broker (this is negotiable but you should offer at least 3%). You will be wholly or partially in control of marketing, disclosures, deadlines, contract, etc. Some flat fee brokers will assist you but most won't. Bottom line - you are saving up to 3% by not listing with a full service broker.

2. Pay a professional photographer to take pictures. Amateur and cell phone pictures look horrible on real estate websites.

3. You will need a real estate attorney and possibly a title company.

4. Advertise all over the internet

5. Before showing your home to anybody, make sure you tell all buyers to email you their pre approval or proof of funds. Safety comes first - you will refuse all showings until you receive documentation of how the buyer is paying for your home. You will give yourself up to 12 hours before showing your home. Use this time to Google the lender and use the telephone number found on Google to call the lender and verify the pre approval facts. For proof of funds, contact the financial institution. NEVER take the paperwork for granted. It can be fake / altered.

6. Buddy system - NEVER show your home alone. ALWAYS buddy up - get a neighbor, friend, co-worker, family member - even pay some money to a high school or college student. Students always need cash and their schedules are very flexible. Fact: Realtors have been harmed and even murdered because they did not follow safety rules.
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Sun May 7, 2017
Jordan Redar answered:
There's possibly a brokerage fee that you'll have to pay, but if you just talk to your brokerage they quite possibly would just consent. That is, unless you are under a Purchase/Sale Contract from a qualified buyer, you may have to pay commission since a buyer was procured by the brokers' marketing efforts. It's always great to speak to an attorney, as well ; ) ... more
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Bklehto answered:
Duffy Realty in Atlanta has a model that costs $500 up front and .0075 at closing. You then choose what you are willing to pay a buyers agent. We did for a mere 3% we sold a home $30K above the appraised value in less than 2-months. You get the same exposure you would get from any other do have to do a bit more yourself....but on a $300K home $9K in savings is worth it! ... more
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Senada Adzem answered:
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