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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Heather Ficken asked:
Thu Aug 6, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Because Trulia (and other sites like Zillow, Realtor.com, etc.)....aren't very good. Their database doesn't seem to update very frequently. Your agent should be able to manually edit the price. ... more
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
You hire a REALTOR who will list it in the MLS, and through listing syndication it will appear here on Trulia.
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Sat Jan 3, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure I understand what you're looking for or why. The mortgage principal amount is under $8K? Or the home is valued at $8k?? Are we missing some zeros?

Why an assumable mortgage? I'd be happy to discuss what you're looking for in greater detail.

Sally

Sally Grenier, CNE
Certified Negotiation Expert
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
sallygrenier@msn.com
303.475.4508 Cell
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Sat Nov 8, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
It can vary, depending on who you're dealing with, and what property you're interested in. Properties can be offered for rent directly by property owner (the landlord) themselves, or sometimes the owner hires a property management company.

A property management company is likely going to have a strict set guidelines and a more rigorous screening process in place. They'll ask you to complete an application, then they'll do a background check, check your credit scores, check references, etc. Owners/Landlords may simply ask for some references and do a background check and that's it. Everyone will want to know what you make and that you have a good history of paying your rent or bills on time. If you've never leased a place before, you may have to get a co-signer. (like a parent or friend). They'll want money up front in the form of a deposit (that you should get back at the end of the lease).

Beware of the scams out there. You may find listings here on Trulia or other sites like Craigslist that sound too good to be true. When you submit an inquiry, you may get a long invovled email back saying they (owner/landlord) is out of the country, and they want you to wire them $$ and they'l mail you the keys. That is a SCAM. Only deal with landlords or property managers in person. Make sure they are indeed the owners or the property managers (ask for proof).

Good luck!
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Fri Oct 24, 2014
Marilynne Moose asked:
Wed Sep 11, 2013
Jennifer Eurich answered:
Hello, I would like to help you with any questions you may have regarding this property. Feel free to call me and I will help you find the answers you are looking for Jennifer Eurich with Keller Williams 719-200-6085. I look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Tue May 7, 2013
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
Hi Christina,

Just one more benefit of using a Realtor. Not sure why you are choosing not to hire a realtor but your odds are much better of keeping yourself out of legal trouble. Here is a good blog for you to read. Good luck.

http://www.trulia.com/blog/dominicrealtor/2011/08/selling_for_sale_by_owner_vs_using_a_realtor
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there!

Take a look at the Crime Maps in your area: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/80918-Colorado_Springs/crime/

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Dec 16, 2011
Suz A answered:
Hello First Time,
There are ways to go about saving money on a new build. Savvy agents know them. Many agents don't. Negotiation is a good skill to have and many people should use a third party to negotiate for them. But negotiating is just part of the home buying experience.

Staying on top of all the things you need to do in a purchase of a dirt-start of inventory home is reason enough to engage an agent. Many agents do not have the experience and knowledge to guide you. Others are too busy.

I've worked builders and I've worked deals with agents. Some are worth that commission. Others, not.

I worked for several national brand name companies, including Richmond American Homes and DR Horton over a period of 15 years. Incidentally, I've been in real estate more than 25 years. I'm happy to work with first-time buyers and repeat buyers.

Best,
SuZ
PML of Longmont, CO
720 810 0683
bouldersuz@gmail.com
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Shawn Ryan Rosa answered:
yes, you have means of recourse, but it can be very hard to prove your case. the realtor may say that the offer made by the other buyer was better qualified (bigger downpayment, faster closing, etc). the bottomline is that the highest priced offer is not automatically the best offer. though to be fair to you, it does seem like the selling agent was steering an offer from a preferred buyer to the seller. if you submitted your offer through a realtor, that realtor can file a complaint. if not, you can contact the local board of realtors or the state agency that oversees real estate ... more
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Mon May 25, 2009
Debbie Rusch asked:
Tue Sep 18, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Wagner Team:

Postlets will only post to Trulia if the posting is made by a licensed broker. Trulia does not accept listings from FSBOs.

Ecmeister, your Realtor will be able to submit the listing for you. It does not automatically pick up all listings from the MLS; they must be submitted through an automatic feed (i.e., my broker, Keller Williams has this), or manually by your agent.

Pass on the link provided to you below by Bridgett.
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