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Home Selling in Onslow County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 28, 2017
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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Wed Oct 7, 2015
Alexandrajen90 asked:
I have deleted pictures from a listing on Trulia however the pictures are still showing. I have already deleted these pictures from all MLS as well. Please advise as my seller is becoming…
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Sat Aug 29, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Click on the Find an Agent tab above and enter in your location, then interview the local top agents.
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Fri Jul 17, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
You can't rely upon a website advertising homes to give you accurate value...even if that's what they would have you believe. It ain't possible. It won't happen.

For "real" value you'll have to contact an agent in your area. To do so you can use the Agent tab at the top of the page, or ask for a referral from family and friends.

It's too bad you're not Santa...I have a long list B-)

Best of luck!
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Fri Jul 17, 2015
Stephen.m.jones asked:
I updated home information and value estimate went from $145,000 to $193,000 (collaborated estimates). Change did not reflect when results published.
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Fri Oct 24, 2014
Irena Kohler answered:
Commission is negotiable. This is what you will always hear. Usually it is 6% on a residential property. If it is a high-end property the commission is usually lower 5%. For land the commission goes around 8-10%. The commission always splits between the company representing the seller and company representing the buyer. ... more
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Stephen

You need to look into so many Government programs that will help you stay in your home.

Your loss is minimal amount of $10K.

Good luck

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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Team Forss, #1 in SoCal answered:
In our area, most buyers want at least 2 bathrooms, but we just sold a 1 bath home for $10,000 above asking price. It is of course based on local demand. Yes, check recent sold comps.
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Ellen Hough answered:

If all the parties concerned do not agree and one or more of the parties have not signed then there can not be a sale. Of course every situation is different, with out knowing all the details it is hard to give much more of an answer. ... more
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
The short answer is that the longer a property sits on the market without selling, the greater the gap between asking price and selling price.

Given the general economic conditions and specific market conditions in your area it sounds to me as though you need to sit down with your Realtor and analyze:
How many homes, since your home hit the market, have:
1. Come onto the market
2. Lowered their price
3. Entered Escrow
4. Sold
5. Expired.

In most cases homes are selling, the problem is that if the market is declining in value, as most are, by sitting on the market you lose two ways, by market time and decline in value.

See the link below. You area appears to be on the rebound. Ask your Realtor.

My guess is that your listing needs to be relaunched (new staging, photos, etc.), treat it like a new listing, adjust the price to slightly below market based on the latest comps.

If not 10-12 showings or one offer in two weeks, adjust the price.

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Mon Jan 4, 2010
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As an agent in Jacksonville I can tell you that most likely your townhome has gained equity in the past 2 years.Have you fenced in your property?As long as it is well kept you should make a profit. Any questions give me a call 910-934-2280.
Christine Arnold
Century 21 American Properties
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Fri Aug 21, 2009
Lorraine answered:
The section you are referencing is titled, Buyer's Right To Terminate on the N.C. Offer To Purchase. Please "re-read" the section and become familiar with it. If you do not understand that section, please refer back to your Agent/Realtor/Broker for clairification. A Realtor is prohibited from providing any legal advise. We are also restricted by our Code Of Ethics to discuss the specifics of your situation because you are being exclusively represented by another agent/firm. You should also refer any legal questions to a local Real Estate attorney. This should have been discussed with you and you should have been presented with and signed the Professional Services Disclosure and Election.

In an effort to provide you a general response, based on the information you provided here in your post, you indicated that there was a period of 25 days after the Effective date. Note: remember that the "effective date" begins on the date the last signature is received. Therefore, if your "effective date" was in fact May 26, 2009 then 25 days from that date would be, June 20, 2009....well within the Buyers rights to terminate based on paragraph (c) Buyer's Right To Terminate. If your closing was scheduled for August 31, 2009 and you received his written notice for termination 10 days prior (Augues 21, 2009) then the buyer is past the agreed to date and can still terminate the contract but will forfeit his Earnest Money to the seller as liquidated damages, per paragraph 5 (c) of the N.C. Offer To Purchase.

The buyer has an obligation to provide you the seller written notification of application from the lender. HOWEVER, you the seller also had an opportunity to make written demand for compliance from the buyer. If the buyer failed to provide you with confirmation from the lender within 5 days, then you could have terminated the contract by written notice and all Earnest Monies would have been forfeited to you.

The N.C. Offer To Purchase is VERY date specific! It is the duty of the parties and the agents to make sure that these time frames are met. Without knowing exatly what you agreed to in your offer, it would be extremely difficult for any agent to be able to provide you with a reasonable answer. My advice again would be to speak directly with your agent and/or their broker in charge for further clairification.
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
Great and fair question to ask.

The commission agreement for the sale of your current property is negotiated between you and your Realtor.

The commission agreement for the purchase of your next property is not negotiated by you. It is, just as your was, negotiated between the listing agent and the seller.

Contrary to most people's perceptions, Realtors are not rich. A normal split between the employing broker and the Realtor is 30-50%. That means we earn 50-70%. After paying taxes, errors and omissions insurance, promotion, education, etc. most agents probably live on 25-30%.

The way to look at your question is really this: who is the best person to serve my needs? Only 35% of Realtors nationwide are full time. If your Realtor is in the few that dedicate their lives to working full time in Real Estate, are competent, good negotiators, and know their business, is it not worth it to go to sleep at night knowing that you are in good hands?
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Thu Jul 9, 2009
Jaime Dorn answered:
Hi Dee!

Most appraisers will go no further than one year, but they prefer to stay within a 6 month sales period. They also like to keep comparables within a 5 mile radius or closer if possible. As far as subdivisions, they will try to find 2 -3 comparable properties within the same subdivision, and one or two from another subdivision. They will usually take 3 out of the 5 or 6 they find, that are the closet match to the subject property. If there are no comparables in the immediate area, they will look further out or make adjustments on other properties that are close by but not exactly the same product. For example, a home in a higher priced neighborhood might get $40 square foot adjustment compared to the neighborhood down the road that only gets $35. Some things that factor into determining the adjustment price is the type and quality of construction, materials used and how that home measures up to the general construction of the neighborhood.

I hope I've been able to answer your questions. Please feel free to email or call me with additional questions you have

Jaime Dorn
Choice Realty
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Melanie McDuffie answered:
Hi Dee,
I am not sure if you are still considering putting your home on the market, this question was posted a while back. However, there is a tool that I have access to that has an absorption rate appropriate for Onslow County. Please contact me if you have any other questions or are still interested in selling your home. My firm , Century 21 American Properties Inc.,is number 1 in Onslow County and so far this year, we have nearly doubled our nearest competition for homes sold and bought. (Number 2 by the way was still a Century 21 office). Thank you and I hope to hear from you.
Melanie McDuffie REALTOR/Associate Broker
Direct (910) 554-0395
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Melanie McDuffie answered:
Are you talking about the MLS? Are you referring to your personal Web site? Let me know and maybe I can help. I am a REALTOR with Century 21 American Properties West.
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Melanie McDuffie answered:
Are you selling your home by yourself or with an agent/Firm. I listed a home in April and had it under contract in only 4 1/2 weeks. This was accomplished by aggressively marketing and advertising the property. If I can help you and you are still wanting to sell or buy for that matter, let me know! Also, according to the Chamber of Commerce, 800 Marines are expected to be here '09.

Thank you,
Melanie McDuffie
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Sun Nov 30, 2008
M answered:
Dear Dee,
I am sorry to say that I would predict that home prices in any market under 1M will continue to be depressed for most of 2009. Some real estate markets are seeing a leveling off, but normally people across the market are accepting less than the price they had hoped for. Our economy continues to show signs of weakness and until the new president is able to put confidence back in the markets and until the economy is stimulated, thinks will continue to be slow.
Let me know if you would like to discuss further.
Terry Molnar/Marian Schaffer
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