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Home Buying in 43065 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Spirit Messingham answered:
Not on Trulia, you can't as Trulia does not allow FSBO (For Sale By Owner). As the other agents suggested, there is a lot more to deal with on a Condo, like the financing section.

Another option for you would be to contact a brokerage that does a flat fee listing. There are several out there that charge a flat fee, like $499 and all they do is list it on your local MLS. This will generate traffic, and it will auto feed to sites like Trulia and it will be listed. I do have to warn you, you would have to do all the paperwork, negoate the deal yourself. Just like a person is free to represent themselves in a court of law, for most people hiring an attorney will be their best bet. Wanted to provide another option for you. Here in Tucson, AZ 91% of all properties are sold thru the local MLS, it really is the best way to sell a property.

Best of luck.

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Tue Jun 10, 2008
Tom Winand answered:
Yes it is legal. You are actually offering less than the sales price net after he pays your down payment through a gifting down payment program. So in reality you’re offering 97% of the sales price and there is probably a $500 administration fee on top of the 3% he is paying. So it’s 3% + $500 less than a full price offer. Now with lots of seller they get upset that people what the seller to pay your down payment. They say no one paid my down payment or closing costs why should I pay theirs. Even if it’s usual and customary today in the market; it doesn’t make then any less upset about it. Sellers generally have an emotional attachment to their home and a large unfulfilled expatiation of what their home is worth right now, compared to what buyers are willing to pay. The Realtor is the messenger and please don’t shoot the massager. I would dough highly the realtor told the seller anything about your finances. The seller probably feels he has the home listed for too little and is unwilling to accept 3% less than the listed price. Is the home priced well for the market? If so then it probably worth full price net sales price and your down payment is your down payment, there is nothing wrong with adding it on top if it will appraise for that. That just goes to show you’re getting a good price for the home. ... more
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