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Home Selling in Boca Raton : Real Estate Advice

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Sat May 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, allow me to explain how easy it can be to sell by owner:

1. Google "Flat Fee Broker" for your location. A flat fee broker means you pay a small fee to a broker to allow you to post your listing on the MLS system which is owned by realtors. You will be required to pay a commission fee to the buyers broker (this is negotiable but you should offer at least 3%). You will be wholly or partially in control of marketing, disclosures, deadlines, contract, etc. Some flat fee brokers will assist you but most won't. Bottom line - you are saving up to 3% by not listing with a full service broker.

2. Pay a professional photographer to take pictures. Amateur and cell phone pictures look horrible on real estate websites.

3. You will need a real estate attorney and possibly a title company.

4. Advertise all over the internet

5. Before showing your home to anybody, make sure you tell all buyers to email you their pre approval or proof of funds. Safety comes first - you will refuse all showings until you receive documentation of how the buyer is paying for your home. You will give yourself up to 12 hours before showing your home. Use this time to Google the lender and use the telephone number found on Google to call the lender and verify the pre approval facts. For proof of funds, contact the financial institution. NEVER take the paperwork for granted. It can be fake / altered.

6. Buddy system - NEVER show your home alone. ALWAYS buddy up - get a neighbor, friend, co-worker, family member - even pay some money to a high school or college student. Students always need cash and their schedules are very flexible. Fact: Realtors have been harmed and even murdered because they did not follow safety rules.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Senada Adzem answered:
1000 s ocean blvd 406, boca raton, fl 33432
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Ron Wiita asked:
My property, I listed on Zillow, at 300 NE 20th Street, 33431 doesn't come up on Trulia. when the address 300 NE 20th Street, 33431 is listed other properties in that address come…
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
Thomas Martin answered:
Check the mortgage and note in your loan docs. The disclosures you signed with your refinance should clearly lay out the minimum time you must use the home as your primary home before you can lease.
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
UpNest answered:
Some realtors will accommodate your buyer rebate requests. is a great platform to compare realtor commission rates and rebates. Hope this helps!
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Angelica P answered:

Yes. 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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Thu May 19, 2016
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Sat May 14, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Find a new Realtor or negotiate better. I have bought and sold several home in FL. There are plenty of agents available which gives you leverage.

Most deals we agreed on a Realtor fee of 4% - 4.5% if split between multiple Realtors or 3% if the listing agent handled both sides. ... more
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Sat May 7, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Most Board of Realtors require the signatures of all owners of record in order to list a property for sale in the MLS. With the ability to scan and email documents, electronic signatures, etc, there are many ways your wife can sign a listing agreement without a lot of hassle. ... more
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Thu May 5, 2016
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Michael,

Only Realtors can post listings on Trulia. There are other sites that will allow a homeowner to post a for sale by owner property and Zillow is one of them.

Why not let me take care of all the listing, showing, and contract writing for you. Give me a call.

Nadine Mauro
Atlantic Florida Properties
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Thu May 5, 2016
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Mambomom,

You can search by name on the county clerk's website. If there is something current you should see it posted there.

You can also contact a local title agent and they can do a more in depth search for you. If you need a referral to a title company let me know.

Are you planning to sell your home in Boca Raton?

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Wed Apr 13, 2016
maguasluxurydotcom answered:
I would say Yes because impact windows are usually preferred and sometimes can help insulate the home.
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
simply put - trulia doesn't allow for sale by owners to list here

only agents may post listings on this site

try - they allow fsbo listings
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Only licensed real estate agents can post for sale homes on Trulia. Best of luck
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
For sale by owners. Having an agent helps with the selling process and negotiating.
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Nicole Marks Mason answered:
I'm a native Floridian so I don't know what NYC amenities are. However, Highland Beach is lovely and upscale and there are many great options of condos there. Please get in touch with me so we can discuss this further.

Nicole Marks Mason, GRI
Signature Paradise Realty International
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