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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Jeanie0318 answered:
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Franki Adams answered:
The State of Maryland requires that at the first scheduled face to face contact with you, the Real Estate licensee who is assisting you is required by law to provide this agency disclosure notice to you. The notice is not a contract or agreement and creates no obligation on your part. The form which meets this Agency requirement is called " Understanding Whom the real Estate Agent Represents". If you elect not to sign the document, the Real Estate agent simply certifies by signature that he/she made the required agency disclosure to you and that you were either unable or unwilling to acknowledge receipt of the disclosure. ... more
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
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Thu Jan 22, 2015
Dallas MW Wright answered:
I am the owner of the house. It is most likely a scam. I have already contacted Trulia to remove the rental listing.
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Rhonda Alexander answered:
Your first step would be to get pre-approved by a lender. The lender will address how much, if any you will have to put down on your home.
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Bob Trudnak & Sylvia Shelby answered:
Hi, our real estate company also does property management in the Shreveport/Bossier City area and will be glad to help you and your growing family! Contact Bob Trudnak broker at Crown Assets Realty 318-349-1892. ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
The agent that listed the property would have to make the changes on Trulia. If you aren't happy with your photos it's best to make the changes before it goes live.

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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Carolyn and Cliff Grimsley answered:
Banks and other lenders are in the money business. They hold paper (title) on assets as collateral. As a rule, they don’t like to own collateral, they just want it as a hedge against the risk of the borrower not paying. When they have to own it, it creates an expense for them.

They want to get rid of the asset as quickly as possible because the money they have in it (and the expense associated with servicing the asset) is not working for them. If the money is not working, they lose money. Being a landlord has its own risks and is totally different than the money business.

It would be a very unusual situation for a bank to serve as a landlord. They may do it as part of their property management function that they use during the pre sale period. It would be short term.

Real estate brokerage firms in our area do not work together in the rental market like they do in the property sales area. There is no one place to go to find a list of property for rent or find someone who is willing to spend time looking for a rental property for you. The rental applications are different, the leases are different, the processes are different.

Web sites like Trulia try to provide information, but the fact is their information is only as good as what is provided to them. Read that to mean incomplete at best.

Since I am a real estate professional in the business of helping clients buy and sell real estate I understand how important finding a home is to a family. This can be particularly frustrating for families who need to rent. Occasionally I am asked about local rentals. If I personally have a property for rent, and the renter is qualified, I will show them my rental. Otherwise I am generally not in a position to help them. As a professional, my inability to help was unacceptable to me so I asked my team to do research and develop a resource about local rentals that I could provide to those families for their use.

I will be glad to provide that local rental information to you free of charge. Go to and click the Rental tab.

I interview prospective buyers and sellers on a regular basis. I would be glad to speak with you about opportunities in our area.

Carolyn Grimsley, CRS, ABR
Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Licensed by Louisiana Real Estate Commission

Realty Executives SB
In Bossier, 4012 Benton Rd suite 110
In Shreveport, 8575 Fern Avenue Suite 105
Each company independently owned and operated
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