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Home Selling in Sun City : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Ronda Kokowicz asked:
Mon Aug 22, 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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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
If your profile is correct, and you are in Michigan, I suggest hiring a local Sun City agent to sell the property. If you are actually in Sun City and will do "for sale by owner," you can: post the house to Craigslist, make property flyers, hold open houses, post to Zillow, etc.

Again, I suggest hiring a Realtor. If you have marketing questions now, do you understand the process of selling the house with regard to contracts and disclosures?

To find an agent in Sun City, you can use the tab at the top of the page.

Best of luck!
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Kent Brown answered:
There are dozens of companies who's purpose is to help FSBO's. Just google "FSBO" and you will find several. It will be important that you create a good website for your property and make sure it is properly syndicated as over 90% of home buyers are beginning their search for a new home on the internet.

You should also know when your listing expires you will be bombarded with agents wanting to re-list your home. They will call your phone number if its not on the do not call list. They will mail you letters. And some will come by and knock on your door.

Most real estate agents are part-timers and sell less than 2 properties a year. A good active agent will have sold 20+ in the last year. You might also consider interviewing a couple professional agents like myself who actually sell homes for a living and know how to market your home in a market that is quickly becoming a buyers market. Inventory in Surprise is way up, almost double what it was just a year ago, with a big drop in the number of active buyers in the market. So that may be part of the reason why it's not selling. Consider re-evaluating the price of your home and how you stack up to the other homes in the area that buyers are considering.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

-- Kent
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Perry & Darlene Schmitt answered:
Possibly...if you haven't delivered the Short Sale Agreement letter to the buyer, then you have the option. I would need a little more info if that isn't the case.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Sandra Baldwin answered:
This is the danger of using only one source to value a property. Trulia sigeneral property information from the Phoenix area rather than Sun City only. I would be happy to do a Comparitive Market Analysis for you. You can contact me on my website:
Look forward to hearing from you.
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Rebecca Kallhoff Team answered:
You cannot have a home on the MLS datebase unless you are a real estate agent.

Barb, are you looking to get it on the MLS? I would love to assist you in this.
Most of the homes I sell, IF priced at Fair Market Value, go under contract within 30-45 days.
I have a marketing plan that will beat out my competitors, and I would love to have the opportunity to present my plan to you!
I will also let you know what your home is worth FOR FREE!

If something like this is something you would be interested in, please give me a call or send me a quick e-mail and I would love to help you out!

I look forward to, hopefully, working with you in the near future!
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Just sold one not far from there, actually. It's going to depend primarily on the quality of the remodel, square footage, how close you are to Grand Avenue, etc.

There's actually decent demand for 1-bedroom condos, a bit more demand than I once thought there would be, as long as they're in decent condition and priced appropriately. ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Gene Platt answered:

Call me or we can meet at my office to talk about referring you to the most qualified Real Estate Broker / Agent in Northern Ohio. We are a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of The World (The largest Relocation network).


Gene Platt
Illustrated Properties
(561) 632-5400
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Craig Rhodes Sun City West Homes Expert answered:
Kimi, did you ever sell your home in Sun City West. In August 2011, the median price in Sun City West was 13% lower than August 2010. The good news is that prices next door in Sun City Grand have risen 3% over the same period. Price stabilization in Sun City West may occur as we get into the winter selling season of 2011/2012. Contact The Rhodes Team at Long Realty in Sun City West if you have an further questions. or
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Mon May 31, 2010
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Dear D:

Yes, the short sale world we live in is bizarre.

However, most short sales never get approved by the bank. They still govern the market with so many being for sale. Some sellers list at the going market price (which the lender wants to see) and others list at a below market price to attract offers in order to stall a foreclosure action.

The sellers credit score is affected however. Getting a new loan with a good job is faster in terms of years than on a foreclosure. Yes, 2 to 3 years on a new loan after a short sale is a possibliltiy.

Buyers that have to move and buy a home within a specificed time frame often avoid short sales because of the time it takes to get the transaction approved by the lender and the higher fall through ratio. Those buyers that must move look at traditional sale homes or foreclosures. Investors or those that are not in a rush to move may consider the short sale homes.

To review the "Arizona Short Sale Advisory" from the Arizona Department of Real Estate that will answer many of your questions, see this link:

May I wish you the best.

Regards, Jeff

Jeff Masich, Realtor
Arizona Homes and land
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Wed Apr 7, 2010
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
Check out the website it will provide a number of people in your area that focus on short sales. Interview them and find the one that best meets your requirements. They all have had the education and have a support of others doing the same type of work.

Keith Manson
First Weber Group
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Metro Milwaukee
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Tue Dec 29, 2009
Steve Schexneider answered:
As of today the listing was cancelled on 12-14-09 it was on the market as a lender owned priced at 119,900. I'm unsure why it was cancelled, it was only on the market for 10 days. The agent might have lost the property, or something fishing was going on. It is unclear at the moment, it might come back on the market and it might not. I have a few coming soon properties out in Surprise, a 3 bed 2 bath with den, single level, 2 car garage 1,991. Dont have a price yet but it will be priced to sell. I also have another 4 bed 2 bath 1,756 sq ft single level once again I don't have a price but we price them to move them fast. I also have a ton of properties coming soon in El Mirage as well as throughout the valley. If you have any other questions I can help you with, or if you are interested in any of my properties please call my office at (623) 414-3388

Sorry Hope isn't on the market anymore
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
Lisa Miller answered:

Well, unfortunately... I think it is that bad. Has your Realtor shown you a list of all of the active listings in your area? And have they shown you comparables of homes that have sold in the past few months? If so, that is the truth. I know it is very frustrating. Have you talked to your Realtor to get their sugestions on the appeal of your home? Sometimes it really is helpful for them to look around and tell you ideas of changes that can be made for next to nothing - moneywise - that may help the appeal of your home. Good Luck !!!

-- Lisa Miller
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Sat May 9, 2009
Blueblade2005 asked:
My home is listed as of May 1. I was wondering how we can find out the average lenght of time to sale a home in my area? I reside in Zip 23325, according to my realtor it is priced below…
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Mon Oct 20, 2008
Paul Welden answered:
Hi Mike,

The answer to your question is very simple. Any REALTOR will be able to conduct an internet database search and list all the real estate companies that are selling and have recently sold homes in your area. It's a very simple & easy task.

However, if you are looking for an agent to help you sell your home, don't rely on what listing agent has the most number of homes for sale in your area or what listing agent sold the most. You may want to consider asking a buyer's agent REALTOR for assistance. So, I invite you to visit my home sellers site for more information.

HomeSmart Real Estate
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Thu Aug 21, 2008
Laura Burk answered:
The home is not listed as available in the MLS. It was last listed in 2006, but the listing expired without a sale.
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