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Home Selling in Bloomington : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 26, 2015
Kylemattingly405 answered:
flat fee mls for the for sale by owner seller looking for discount real estate listing fees are a way to save up to 6%. The big guys are and but there are some less expensive more attentive smaller family owned companies like , , and a few others. Check out for more info ... more
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Thu Jan 22, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Trulia doesn't accept For Sale by Owners. If you're agent is still involved, they can change the details and update things. If not, hire a new, more competent agent to get the facts and details right. ... more
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Mon Dec 19, 2011
Greg Zavitz answered:

I totally agree with John, If you home is listed with ANY agent, they should be listing your home on Trulia and all the other major search engines, after all where do buyers look for homes information?,,,,,,, CraigsList, YouTube, I put every listing I have on all of these sites and more. I also advertise with banner ads, slide shows and preferential listing positioning on the major search sites. I market your home to buyers 24/7, so your property would get the most exposer possible. If you have listed your home, talk to your agent about your advertising options, IF you are not yet listed, give John or I a call, interview at least 2-3 agents, and THEN make a decision. My # is 309-275-4734. ... more
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
Eric Egeland answered:
Have an agent run a CMA for you. A Realtor can give you and idea of what you home is worth relative to what is going on in your market now...Agents/buyers will often look back at your purchase as a reference point, but things are not typically priced off of that purchase. Your value will be determined more so on what is occurring in your market right now with your upgrades factored in. ... more
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Fri Nov 26, 2010
Paul Gioffre answered:
Sure just ask to sign an exclusive agency listing agreement and not an exclusive right to sell. This way you can still list your home by owner on other web sites and hopefully sell and pay a lower commission. ... more
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Fri Mar 5, 2010
Jean Steichen and Dotty Mitchell answered:
Hi Jenna,
You can look at there Truth and Lending Document that you signed at the time of closing.
In the middle of the page it will document if their is a Pre-Payment penalty or not.
Contact me with any other questions you may have. Hope to hear from you!

Jean Steichen, Realtor
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Fri Oct 16, 2009
Susan Jackson answered:
Has the bank foreclosed on the home? If not ,the seller still has the right to sign listing agreements.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Gerry Wahlheim answered:
No question about this answer- Consult your original lawyer that handled your divorce. Ask the lawyer to review at least 3 sale scenerio's ( different sale price) that way you will also be able to determine the potential personal income tax efffects on you.
If you would like a quick CMA on the property feel free to contact me-
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Fri Feb 6, 2009
Greg Zavitz answered:

Thanks for the additional info, I now understand your motivation better. My advise still remains the same as my previous post. Talk to a local Bloomington Normal Real Estate agent or two and fine someone who you feel comfortable with. I would suggest you ask the following question...

1. How long have they been marketing/selling real estate? (myself 23 years)

2. Does the company they work for sell the most homes in the area? (Coldwell Banker sells approx. 40% of the homes sold in Bloomington Normal)

3. Does that agent rank at the top of their company for number of homes sold every year? (I am consistently at or near the top of Coldwell Bankers 100 local agents for # of homes sold per year with 60-70 sales)

4. Does the agent you hire have an licensed asst. and other part time help to facilitate weekly checking of the property, follow up with showings, communication with you the client? (I do)

5. Does the Realtor spend enough on internet advertising to attract buyers for your home? (Goggle or Yahoo - Greg Zavitz, or Bloomington or Normal Illinios with most any Real Estate term and see if or or both don't show up multiple times on the 1st page)

BTW I will be in Chicago this weekend and if there is any way to meet up and discuss your needs and options, I can try to make it happen. Let me know.


Greg Zavitz
Realtor-Coldwell Banker
Bloomington Normal Illinois
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