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Home Selling in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Elpmlp answered:
I agree with several others' comments about photography. Real Estate Agents must undergo training and become licensed. Part of that training would include great instruction on proper picture taking and photo editing. Take enough photos too! 21 photos of the entire hng the school from top to bottom minimum! Maybe topping out at 36 or so. Don't take similar pictures of the same room from slightly different angles. Make photos flow in an organized and cohesive manner.

Listing the school district is also very important whether you have school aged children or not.

Some of the people complaining are sellers. You, too, can get educated and work with your agent rather than confront him or her. If you get smart then you can find the smart agents too.

Pick up several books from the library on selling real estate and tips from seasoned professionals. It's amazing how many sellers don't have a clue on how to market their home or find a good agent.
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Sat May 20, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Really depends on which bathroom you are talking about. In the master, probably not. In a secondary bathroom, yes it could well make it harder to sell.
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Thu May 11, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
You do not have to allow them to take photos. If they get pushy ask them for the name of their broker and complain to them. If they are the broker tell them you are going to complain to the DBPR. ... more
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Wed May 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The realtor should. However, the realtor works for the owner so they don't have to contact you at all. Since I answered your other question, my tip as follows:

Be really NICE to this agent. Put on your smile and charm and convince this realtor that you REALLY want to be called before a scheduled showing. Yes you can use the "pretty pretty please" bit and make sure this realtor states in the MLS system that you need to be called before a showing. There is a section called "Agent Remarks / Agent Notes" that is not shown to the public. It's private information for agents only. This is where realtors write things like: the combination code for a lockbox; showings cannot be scheduled between specific hours or on specific days because a baby is taking a nap, the owner works at home, etc. Also things like..the owner is expecting visitors and doesn't want showings, animals need to be removed, etc.
You have the right to tell the realtor you cannot have showings because ... However, keep in mind that you need to be flexible and reasonable. If you're not, expect to hear a lecture from your owner.

As I said, a friendly smile and some charm goes a long way. You are trying to butter up the agent.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Rjbutske answered:
Selling condo, do we pay for doc stamps and closing fees or does the buyer
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Carlos Herrera answered:
Feel free to message myself or any of the awesome professionals on Trulia. Have you had any luck finding something since December? There is some nice homes out there right now!
(407) 326-0404

Best of luck!
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Sat Dec 17, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Target investors, they won't mind at all and they still make up a sizable portion of our local business.
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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Greentekfirst answered:
The best way to search and obtain a copy of your property deed online, is to use an online title search company. These companies are licensed title plants that have access to digitized documents and instruments, subsequently providing document retrieval typically within minutes. I. E. US Title Records ... more
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Mon Oct 10, 2016
Maricris A 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’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.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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Thu Sep 29, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Definitely contact a real estate attorney. If no one has challenged here use for almost 50 years it may already be hers by adverse possession.
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
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Mon Jul 4, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
As a UK resident .... I'm fairly certain that you have some local managing the property.

If you are using a full service property management company, they should be either able to helpvyou with the sale or advise of an affiliated business that could.

Since they deal with investment properties/ seasonal rentals .... they would be in position to market the property to sellers interested in working this type of property.
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Forsyth2591 answered:
Hi it s all depends on the location of the property .If you own this portfolio then email me at
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Trulia does not do for sale by owner, Try Zillow.
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Sat May 21, 2016
Patrick Jacques FL answered:
If priced right, it'll sell in a few hours. If not, it'll sit for weeks or months.

Did you list it yet?

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Tue Apr 19, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Sure, lot's of places. Many of the big name national franchises have no charges until you sell something. Not bad places for newbees to start. Give a few brokers a call and ask what their plans are. ... more
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Sun Apr 17, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
The other agent did an excellent job answering the question.

The title company will let you know if their are any outstanding issues with hoa via the estoppel letter.
Once you clear that up you should be good to go.

If you find the hoa are getting out of control, talk to your Realtor about how to
remedy this situation.

This is a perfect example of why to hire a Realtor. Hope thats your case.

Good Luck

Jacquie Yekmalian

Blue to Green Realty,
from the sea to the 18th tee
Serving Palm Beach County since 2000
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Listings for property for sale must go through a licensed Realtor. However there are many great sites that allow owners to list their property. Google it =)

Good Luck
Jacquie Yekmalian
Real Estate Broker
Blue to Green Realty
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Sun Sep 27, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Unless you are a licensed real estate agent, you cannot post listings directly to Trulia. Try Zillow.
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