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Home Selling in Sacramento County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
You may want to specify exactly what you are looking for in an agent. Your best bet is to interview a couple agents and see who has a marketing plan to sell your home, communicates openly and timely. ... more
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Tue Sep 20, 2016
Txpropertyoffer answered:
You can sell to a real estate investor. I recommend using the company, Like To Sell Now, for a fast cash offer.
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Fri Sep 16, 2016
Ricko Jones answered:
can i take my home off the market when I get ready
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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:

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
There is no cost to you to post your home for sale here or on Zillow. Go to Zillow and claim your home then choose sale by owner to post it for sale. Only issues you'll run into is agents don't check zillow/trulia for homes for sale and most advise their clients not to either as it isn't connected with our mls and isn't up to date. You will also most likely just have agents call you wanting to list your home with them. If you realistically want to sell your home you'll at the bare minimum hire a discount or flat fee agent to post it to the mls to get maximum exposure. ... more
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Sat Jul 30, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Very doubtful. Most title companies and attorneys require ink signatures at closing. You should talk to your Realtor about options for signing. Sometimes the seller can sign early (several days before closing) or sometimes the title company can mail docs to you and you can sign in front of a notary. ... more
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
What's the average days on market for a home in your neighborhood? How is your home being marketed to buyers? What's the feedback from buyers that have looked at it?
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
To have agents call you wanting to list your home submit it through this link:

If you really want to sell your home and get the most for your home you'd at the very least hire a discount broker to put it in the mls so buyers and their agents can see it. When agents search for homes to meet their buyers needs they search the mls and not trulia/zillow. And the agents I know specifically tell their clients to not search trulia/zillow as they aren't connected to our mls and are either outdated or missing listings. ... more
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Have your agent correct it. Trulia isn't a brokerage and doesn't have access to our MLS. Your agent would either need to manually post/edit the information posted on Trulia/Zillow or they would need to use a 3rd party service to syndicate the listing to Trulia/Zillow. If you agent has trouble they can reach out to their broker or office admin for assistance. ... more
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Fri Apr 8, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Liens against the property will be paid through escrow from the proceeds.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
Depends on the type of loan. Sounds like a VA loan to me.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

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Sun Mar 27, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not allow owners to post their homes for sale on Trulia, only licensed agents can post homes for sale here
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Sat Mar 19, 2016
AJ Hernandez answered:
It depends the best thing to do is to consult a local real estate agent.

In some cases making some minor repairs will help increase the value of your home or just make it more appealing and thus make it easier to sell however in other cases the return on investment simply won't be there especially when hiring professionals so you may just be better giving the buyer a small discount or credit IF needed and saving yourself the trouble. Again this is where a local real estate agent can come in helpful as they can provide comparables and show the statistics of similar homes and what they are selling for based on condition.

Paint is almost always a good idea but rather than changing carpet maybe just have it cleaned, there are numerous other ways you can spruce up the place a realtor can usually provide a checklist or even a quick google search can give you some ideas even if you are not DIY type.

NOTE: In some cases certain repairs may be required by the lender depending on the loan program so you might even want to speak to a local lender that is either recommended by your realtor, your past loan office or if you would like a recommendation I know several good loan officers in your area.

Currently I only offer loans in Florida.
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most likely you can not receive a commission when representing your husband, they do have a form where you will have to sign you are not related to the home owner
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Wed Mar 9, 2016
Mark answered:
We are seeing real estate commission bids for listings between 3.5% to 5% with a few outliers below and above those figures.

The best way to find out if you are paying too much in a real estate commission rate is to put the commission fees on the open market and let the Agents bid down your rate. Commission fees are negotiable and can vary by zip code. That is why we created; a free service for Sellers who can invite real estate agents to submit their marketing plan and commission structure. It is a patent pending process that is saving Sellers thousands.

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Tue Dec 15, 2015
Jim Walker answered:
Yes. People who sell houses, land and other real estate on behalf of others must be licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate and work under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker. You do not need a license to sell your own house. ... more
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Jim Walker answered:
You will need at least two experts to get your estimated net from the sale.
1st: a listing agent ( for my contact info)
2nd A licensed tax preparer or certified public accountant to calculate your state and federal tax liabilities.
3rd: depending on your motivation for selling and what you want to do with the net proceeds, you may need more help.
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Tue Aug 25, 2015
christine kankowski answered:
There really is no reason to delay. If they are within their contingency period, they are allowed to cancel and get their deposit back. This way you can get it back on the market asap and sell it to someome who is going t follow through. ... more
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