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Home Selling in Saint Augustine : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 24, 2017
RachRach answered:
we started our short sale search at the last week of January. one week later the seller accepted our offer which absolutely means nothing. two weeks later we submitted our contract. 1 week later we learn that a mitigator is involved and requires additional signed documents. 1 week later we sign off the mitigator documentation and turn that in. 2 weeks go by and our realtor is trying to get status of whether our documents have been sent off to the seller's bank. no answer no nothing. 3 weeks go by and we learn that the seller owes $13k in child support and there's a lien on the house. between exchanges with seller's RA & the mitigator company no one is being transparent about the status of what is going on, we are constantly jumping through hoops with these people, the seller hasn't turned in all their docs, and getting new BS stories. we're dealing with an incompetent seller's agent, a mitigator who we thought was suppose to facilitate certain things but isn't, and then we have a seller who basically is taking their sweet time doing anything on their part (which also gives us a clue that seller has every intent to stay at the house as long as possible). It was all an absolute waste of time ... more
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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Mon Aug 29, 2016
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.

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

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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Ask your Realtor this question.
I am not from that area but will say the market in Florida is doing very well now.
If you have it priced right and shows well you should be under contract in 0-30 days.
However property does not sell on its own. Simply sticking a sign in the front lawn and posting on a 3rd party site just doesn't sell property today. Realtors have access to great marketing, it more important then ever in this market to hire a Realtor to sell your home.

Good Luck

Jacquie Yekmalian

Blue to Green Realty, from the sea to the 18th tee.
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Fri Jun 10, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Your agent can update it for you. If you're doing a FSBO, you'll just have to wait until the zillow info gets syndicated to trulia and keep your fingers crossed that it does update.
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Thu Apr 14, 2016
Nmcalum asked:
Thu Dec 10, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Although Trulia is owned by Zillow, they are seperate sites. FSBO listings are not allowed on Trulia.
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Fri Sep 25, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
This is an issue for your listing agent it's up to them to correct it. PS- No one at Trulia reads these posts.
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Fri Aug 28, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can tell your insurance company if you want your insurance to go up. Simply interview listing agents and request them to check the home on a regular basis, if they wont, dont hire them. ... more
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Fri Aug 28, 2015
Stephanie Hills asked:
What do I need to know to sell a vacant house? Should I tell the insurance company? When I sign up a real estate agent, what can I expect them to do while I am away? Will agents check…
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Wed Jul 1, 2015
Jacque Watson answered:

An excellent local mortgage brokerage company is RMG Mortgage. They are owner operated and take great pride in their service. I enjoy working with them.

Maria and Rod Gelinas are my two points of contact there. Here is their contact info:

RMG Mortgage Group, LLC
2085 A1A South, Unit 204
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Toll free: 800-995-3192
Local : 904-810-5617
Fax : 904-810-5618

"RMG Mortgage Group, LLC has experienced loan officers and processors who have over twenty years of experience. We are a family owned and operated business. Our goal is not only to meet our customers' expectations, but to surpass them."

I wish your parents the best of luck in their home buying experience. Please feel free to txt, call or email me if you have any additional needs. I am here to help!

Many thanks-

Jacque Watson, Realtor
Ancient City Real Estate
St. Auggy
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Sun Apr 19, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
The very first rule of thumb when looking to purchase a home is to speak with a trusted Mortgage Banker who will help you to determine who much home you can qualify for based on your income, credit and debt while retaining the existing home. The qualification will be done in two ways one with the home for sale and one as if the home is sold, this will allow you to understand all your options.

My only job is ensuring that you are making the right choice for you and your family and I do make this my ultimate goal and I am committed to providing you with mortgage services that exceed your expectations. You are welcome to contact me for Free personalized no obligation consultation and receive expert advice from a Federal Licensed Mortgage Banker with over 17 years of experience in the industry. I look forward to working with you to make your dreams a REALITY.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS# 968898
Capital One Bank
Phone: 469-347-3572
Hours 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM Mon-Fri & Sat 10:00 AM -07:00 PM CST
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
What's the market like in your area? If other homes are selling in that area and price range, then I'm assuming your home is overpriced. There are things you can change and things you can't. If buyers object to location, floorplan, room sizes, etc. -- you can't do anything about that. BUT...if you aren't even getting buyers in the's most likely an issue of price, which you CAN change. What did the other buyers say? If the house looks terrible in photos, maybe you need a stager? And have new professional photos taken? Send me a link -- i'd like to take a look. (I'm not in your area, but I might be able to give you some suggestions). ... more
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
busterballs.16 asked:
not say a word thru the whole thing. maybe one comment that the refrigerator would fit.... she was making all plans while looking at the house.. now we have heard nothing....what is this…
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Caleb Cooper answered:
You cannot, but trulia gets live feeds from other websites. I would try or and it should make it to trulia and zillow.
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Caleb Cooper answered:
Flood zone "X" is the most common in St. Augustine. Even if your lender does not require it, I think it is always a good idea to have flood insurance just in case. Most policies in Flood zone X vary from $400-600 annually. Check with your local insurance provider. ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Will Russell answered:
I would update your listing "manage listings" area.
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