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Home Selling in Naperville : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Kevin and Sue Colbert asked:
Tue Jan 31, 2017
UpNest answered:
How long is your contract? It may be a good idea to get a second opinion. Have you tried searching on You can ask local Naperville realtors questions about your issues for free. Plus, it's anonymous so you won't have to worry about leaving a paper trail. If you ever want to hire a new realtor, I would utilize the UpNest platform because you can compare realtor fees and services. Hope this helps! ... more
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
gr8tobeherenow asked:
On the MLS, Zillow and other websites, the house at 841 North Brainard St in Naperville IL is listed as a new construction for 899k - why not on Trulia?
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Barbara Orlikowski asked:
Can we sell 'As Is" or do we have to make the costly maintenance repairs before we can put on the market?
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Dana answered:

You can sell your home on your own. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia for free, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

Thank you for using Trulia,

Trulia Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
J4slades asked:
We had listed a house on Zillow - which fed to Trulia - but now we have removed the listing. We were able to remove it from Zillow, but cannot figure out how to remove it from Trulia.…
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Anthony Cavalea IV answered:
Call me and we'll set up a consultation. This costs you nothing.
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Tamara Schuster answered:
Upgrades done right always make your home stand out. The first and most important thing to remember is a clean house with fresh paint and new carpet or hardwood is a great start. Making sure everything is pristine is more important than Granite. If your appliances need updating that is a wise investment. There are many counter tops that are as nice of look as granite. Remember to not make the mistake of putting on granite on old out of date cabinets. I see this often and it is important for sellers to call their agent prior to listing as they can make large financial mistakes . I am guide my clients all the time start to finish and let them know what makes your home sell for more and faster. ... more
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Tamara Schuster answered:
Many people move when their needs change and if the are close to family and friends like to stay in the area. I frequently have clients from South Naperville move to be closer to the city of Naperville to walk to train and shopping and dining. I also have clients who have two car garages upgrade to three car.
Frequently clients may want a different style of house or I have had many move to larger homes even when their kids are grown. Naperville offers so much and so many price ranges it is good to go over all of your options as every decade your home needs may change and investing in a home in the Naperville area has been a good investment for most people as it is and remains a very desirable area to live.
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Tamara Schuster answered:
Sometimes I have found it takes Trulia a day or so to recognize the listing. As soon as it appears you can claim it as the listing agent.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014
Bob Brandt answered:
You only can if you are a Realtor with an agreement with Trulia. It is just one of the many tools that will help you get more money, so probably not good to have all your eggs in the Trulia basket anyway. Use the wider exposure that a Great Local Realtor will bring to your table and make more money. ... more
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Hollie Ervin answered:
Hi is this home in Naperville? I have a good idea of the area. If you could give me some more information, including address I could do a CMA for you to see what homes are selling for in this area. I'm guessing it must be right downtown? ... more
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Martha Dorfler answered:
There are some unknowns with regards to price range and market time. Given the cabinets are original & over 15 years old, putting granite in the kitchen is not the best idea. I've seen this in many homes & it really doesn't look right. It looks like a quick fix, but doesn't help sell the home any faster. I would focus on the positives of the home & price it right for the current features. Make sure the home is clean, decluttered & staged. ... more
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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Patty Gustin answered:
Hi Sid,

Hobson West is a desirable area due to his location close to downtown, mature trees and many remodeled homes. There is a new company that helps renters purchase a home. I have completed two so far. It allows renters (who they approve via their qualifications) to view homes for sale, the company purchases the home and the new tenant moves in. It is a win win for the seller and the tenant who is potential the future buyer/owner. With a experienced agent they can expose your home to both markets, traditional buyers and renter who are potential buyers. Win Win.. ... more
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Hilda Miller answered:
Yes, I do. I've been doing this for 3 years now and I found to be suucessful and more than asking price because I staged the property even my own flip. Yes, you update your house such granite countertops, cabinets. I found that granite countertops is selling point to n uyers lists and plus staging it, is so beautiful and feel good knowing that if you like it, how much more buyers. ... more
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Jimish Desai answered:
This sounds like pure BS.

I would get everything in writing first and then have your attorney look at it...

If they object to an attorney, then you know for sure they cannot deliver what they say will... ... more
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Fri May 31, 2013
Lester S. answered:
The 5.0 version contract does spell this out exactly including a set number of days for inspection requests and resolution of issues.....requests must be made in 5 days and resolution must be acheived in 10 days. Of course, the contract and its terms can be modified, negotiated and/or extended by mutual agreement, but the contract does provide a very specific timeframe as a starting point. If you are past this period and in "limbo" either side can cancel the contract (or continue negotiating) or set a deadline by which they will do so. The answer to all contractual issues is: read the contract, it's in there, and if not or not clear, ask your attorney.


Lester S.
"Lester the Lister"
RE/MAX 1st
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Lester S. answered:
Hi Refresh....have you sold this home yet or is it on the market? I have a current pre-approved buyer looking in the area and willing to do some updates/work. We were out last weekend and going out again this Friday. Reply directly to my personal contact info below because clicking the reply link below does not alert us or get forwarded to us.


Lester S.
"Lester the Lister"
RE/MAX 1st
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Tamara Schuster answered:
This is a great question to ask. The list varies month to month. The list also includes REO agents who sell only foreclosures in mass quantities.

I will be happy to provide you with the list of agents if you contact me. If you personally, are looking for an agent you want to have a list if your needs ready and interview three agents. Start with the phone or meet at the agents office. First make sure THEY ARE FULL TIME. If possible listen to their voicemail, email and text to see how quickly they respond. Of course if they are with a client allow up to 3 hours as an agent does not answer a phone when in front of a client.

The list should include your needs and how they agent will meet your needs. Will the agent be contacting you directly or will their assistant be contacting you? DO they use an 800# or do they personally talk to the agents showing your home. If you are selling how much time and money will they devote to your personal listing? Are they relocation certified? How large is their company and do they have national and international backing? How long can I expect my house to be on the market? What do you do that sets you apart from the rest?

As for the top three agents in the Naperville area I would take out the agents who sell primarily foreclosures, then I would ask for the top 20% agents as they usually do 80% of the business. This should be single agents, not teams as some top agents are a group all under one agents name so it needs to be accurate.

Like everything else, how we do Real Estate has changed and make sure your agent provides the latest technology and the social media that is required to thrive in today's real estate market. The agents who answered this are considered top in my book as they are actively using Trulia to be informed and keep current on the latest Real Estate news and updates. Trulia is a great resource and agents active on TRULIA are truly the TOP AGENTS in the area as they are savvy when it comes to the internet and on the cutting edge of technology.


Look online and find out who has the best exposure if you are selling. If you are buying or selling look on Zillow and Trulia for testimonials of the agents.

Great question.
Tamara Schuster, Real Estate Agent. Broker
Naperville Illinois and Chicagoland
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