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Home Selling in 34135 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 11, 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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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Are you an agent?? Or are you a home owner trying to FSBO? For sale by owner is not allowed on Trulia. You should try contacting a local Realtor who will get your home sold more quickly and for a higher dollar amount than doing it yourself. ... more
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Wed Oct 27, 2010
Larry Damiano answered:
Having an experienced agent or an experienced negotiator can help in many ways .
The goal of course is to get the property sold . Sometimes the bank will ask for a price that may be extremely
unreasonable . An inexperienced middleman will accept the price and pass it on to the buyer. If the buyer buys you have a deal . If the Buyer walks away and buys something else YOU the homeowner are left with nothing. THIS IS NOT NEGOTIATION. Unfortunately you never know what you get. Even Attorneys who handle negotiations turn over the work to the staff , which may be a former Assistant Title Agent.
Negotiation is putting leverage on the Bank by way of proper Foreclosure Defense, a calmness in staying where you are until you get a fair deal , and a presentation of facts which presents the Bank an alternative
to give them as much money as they will possibly get as fast as possible in this situation . That is the definition of LOSS MITIGATION and that is what Bankers understand.
other responses were correct , Realtors can't get paid for negotiating , the paperwork collection and dealing with banks has become an industry standard freebee, Realtors get paid for listing and selling the property
by way of Commission. This has lead to a Cottage industry of Attorney and Title companies collecting
money for short sale negotiations . DO NOT PAY anyone in advance as this may be illegal in most states.
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Mon Oct 26, 2009
Kevin Cloutier answered:
It's ILLEGAL for a real estate agent to charge upfront for negotiating a short sale.

Our commission is payment and in our listing agreements, It is more work than a traditional sale.

No agent should charge the buyer or seller for a negotiator and even if they make that part of a listing disclosure, it should be struck out and initialled.

You should work with an experienced agent that would help by informing you and negotiating you around those issues.

If I can answer any of your questions feel free to contact me, I am an experienced agent in short sales and have listings in Bonita Springs.

Kevin Cloutier, REALTOR
Keller Williams World Class Realty
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