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Sun May 15, 2016
karan asked:
I am getting countless emails about property for sale in Tucson, AZ. I don't want them anymore.
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
Most Realtors do 3P's . Post it on MLS, Put up a sign, and three Pray it sells. It takes 4 P's and the last one is prospecting. We actually get on the phone and prospect to other agents, post out flyers, send to all 90,000 of our agents world wide, do open houses if wanted, talk to neighbors. If all of this is done and the home is priced right, in good condition, and good location it all comes together very fast and the home should get sold. it takes a lot of working pieces to get this pulled off for the best price and in the quickest time period. Good Luck ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
In Tucson's market, a good well priced home should be sold. Sit down with your Realtor and discuss the situation. If you do not want to continue with that agent then asked to be released from the listing agreement. That said it is likely one of three things that keep it from selling:1. PRICE 2. Condition 3. Location. If all of these things are right it should sell quickly. In the NW, we are selling homes that meet these conditions in under 60 days and in many cases within 30 days. But I encourage you to start with a sit down with your current Realtor and get some real feedback. It is very likely, he/she took an over priced listing in the first place and that almost always ends up this way. That is one very good reason we don't do that as it always leads to a problem with our clients. Our Motto, get it right and get it sold. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
Your contract is with the brokerage the agent has their license with not the agent specifically. You must talk to the owner or the managing broker at that office. Ending the contract is a bilateral action - both parties must agree.
In many cases they will either allow you to pull the listing or they will asssign another agent to work with you for the remainder of the listing period. Much depends on why you want to end the contract. If for instance you have a buyer waiting in the wings and just want to avoid paying the bokerage fee you might have problems getting them to release you form the contract. If the agent isn't repsonding or marketing the property then the broker will ask to let them assign someone else.
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Spirit Messingham answered:
Hi Lynn,

I think I understand what you are really asking here. Trulia gets a live feed frm MLS and uploads, we cant put into MLS listings any of our contact information. Once the listing hits sites like Trulia or Zillow go into your profile, my listings. Then edit, follow the path to price and details . What I do is write in the first sentence, "If you are interested in viewing this property please call the listing agent Spirit Messingham".

If the potential client scrolls all the way to the bottom there will see your contact information but to the right is basically an ad another agent paid to have there.

Hope this helps and wish you all the best.

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Mon Jan 11, 2010
Richard Lecinski answered:
Your post is two months old. just wondering how you did.
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Mon Apr 6, 2009
Robin Willis answered:
Evany, I am sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately both you and your roommate are liable for the 12-month lease. You should look at the provisions of your lease to see what the penalty would be for early termination of the lease. Sometimes you may be charged only a month or two rent for early termination. However, you may be on the hook to pay the remaining months (and attorney's fees if necessary) for breaking the lease. Are you able to get another roommate to help with expenses? ... more
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Sat Nov 22, 2008
Frances Flynn Thorsen answered:

Dutch is absolutely correct. Connect with a good real estate attorney as soon as possible. Please come back to Trulia when the matter is resolved and let us know the outcome and share as many details as possible.

There are state laws governing real estate and banking, and federal Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act provisions formulated to protect consumers.

Best wishes for a quick and happy outcome!

Frances Flynn Thorsen
Community Manager
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Wed Nov 19, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
Hi Alan-

Like those below, I'm not a lawyer, I'm a real estate agent. However, I own a number of rental properties in the Phoenix Area. In every case, they were purchased in either my name or my wife's name, and then later they were transferred over to be titled in the name of one of our LLCs. Recording that transfer will not trigger the due on sale clause, as no sale has happened.

As long as you own the LLC (which can be verified with the corporation commission, as the LLC is also recorded), it's pretty clear you are just changing the way in which you hold title. It would be the same (non-) event, if you transferred your primary residence from your family trust to yourself in your own name or vice-versa.
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