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Home Selling in Cedar Rapids : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 12, 2017
Angelica P answered:

Please be advised that your listing is already live on Trulia.

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Mon Mar 20, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you have it listed with a broker, the 2 ways ads can be posted are through an autofeeed where there mls listings are automatically posted to Trulia within 72 hours or they can log in to their account and manually add the listing. Trulia does not add or edit listings ... more
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Heatherlynn1520 asked:
i was wondering if there is a way you could look into this email i received. it is asking if i would accept cash offers on my house. but if this is an agent he did not provide any of his…
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Tue Jul 26, 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.


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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Jsmanb answered:
If a house will be demolished due to its condition when sold how is it possible basing the sale price on comp sales in your area. The property although, is considered to be prime and in demand for buyers wanting to build a new home. can your asking price when sold be what your property assessment amount is on your tax bill. ... more
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
Ceara Jaggi answered:
Are you a realtor? Trulia does not allow for sale by owner so that might be why its not listed. If you are a realtor then call the customer service line for help
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Wed Aug 27, 2014
John Beltramea answered:
No a full price offer doesn't mean you have to accept the offer. In a purchase contract, there are other conditions you may not agree upon such as financing deadlines, closing date, possession date or inspections requested by the buyer. Your listing agent should carefully review and discuss the offer when it's presented to you and give you all of your options. Good luck - John ... more
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Heather Pierce answered:
The market is currently in favor of sellers and will be heating up even more throughout the spring so if you are ready to move, now is a great time!
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
John Beltramea answered:
There are a lot of variables that will influence what you home will sell for. Value considerations are given based on age, location, extent and quality of the remodel work that would affect your sales price. It would be best to compare the home for sale to others that are available and have sold in your immediate vicinity. I am your local real estate expert, feel free to contact me and I will help with any questions you have. ... more
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Nate Holler answered:
Hi there -- most people in our area see a pool as more of a detriment to a home rather than an asset. The upkeep, cost to maintain/winterize and fact that they really can't be used for very much of the year make them a negative feature in most buyers' eyes. I think if you surveyed 10 people, at least 8 would say they'd rather have a bigger lawn than a pool, and that they certainly wouldn't pay more for a house with a pool.
That being said, in an upscale neighborhood a nice in-ground pool with landscaping and outdoor living space would be seen as something that could add value. We really don't see too many homes with pools, so in our market it doesn't necessarily take away from the home's value, but a similar home without a pool will most likely be more attractive to most buyers.
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Fri Nov 18, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
For sale by owner posts are not allowed, however you can try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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Sat Jun 11, 2011
Watcher answered:
If you want to move to a city where the police don't show up until after you are shot, stabbed, or dead then Cedar Rapids is your kind of place. You will want to go to the South East side where the drug dealers hang out. Call Preferred Property Management. They seem to manage most of the slums and crack houses. But housing prices are super low. You can get 11 rooms for $70,.000 and under if you don't mind living near welfare mommies and their pimp daddies. ... more
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
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I’m sorry to hear of your distress. Signing over your deed to the bank is only one option you have (and it's an option that can substantially hurt your credit). You might also consider the following:

*Rent your property
*Sell and bring cash to closing (you should consult a financial expert on what cash or liquid assets you could use for closing - this might help you pay a commission.
*Home Affordable Modification (check out There are incentive programs to help with the costs of selling and relocation.
*But FIRST, call your bank and see if they’ll work with you! Lenders might (to avoid foreclosure) will give you a break, given you have a plan to catch up and pay the loan (i.e. listing your property and using the proceeds for the payoff).
Feel free to contact me for any details on the above.
Chelsea Stillmunkes/Licensed in Iowa/Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty/5408 Blairs Forest Way/Cedar Rapids/IA
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Sat Aug 2, 2008
Vicky Chrisner answered:
What the actual sales agent gets paid is based on an agreement with the brokerage. What you owe to the brokerage is based on your contract/listing agreement with them. What does your listing agreement/contract say? I am positive it addresses commission. ... more
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