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Home Selling in Akron : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 4, 2017
Jfb840 asked:
I do not need the proceeds for the down payment. I cannot move my elderly mother who lives with us into temporary housing.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
I feel your pain, Joshua. The fact is, a home estimate website is a computer running an algorithm that can't take into account the whole picture. It's not intentionally undervaluing your property, it just cannot take into account the full picture. Even as a Realtor, nearby current listings are only a part of the comparables. Recent sales and expired listings also must be considered when coming up with a value estimate, not to mention condition, features, etc.

Long story short - ignore any online value. At best it's a ballpark figure, at worst totally misleading and inaccurate. No educated buyer will even bother with an online value - it's part of my client education too show just how misleading these can be.
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Mon Oct 10, 2016
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Lakefront108 asked:
I don't know where Trulia gets its home valuations but they are pure fiction. Perhaps a bitter former listing agent told you that lie.
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Mon Oct 3, 2016
Lakefront108 asked:
Laurie Morgan Schrank apparently did not pay for quality photo reproductions, so my house looks fuzzy and cheap on your site. Also, you are now using photos taken by my current listing agent,…
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Being the "best" house isn't always a good thing. Think about this from a buyer's perspective: If they like your neighborhood, and they can save some cash in exchange for sacrificing a little bit of space, why wouldn't they? If I have 5 houses to choose from, I'm going to want to strike a balance between features and price. I can promise you that I'm almost never going to pick the most expensive house available to me.

Have you had your agent show you what's actually under contract and has sold in your area since you went on the market? The other active listings won't tell you as much as the houses that someone is actively working to buy. How do those houses' conditions and price points fare? How long did it take them to go under contract? Those things can help you assess your market conditions.

I understand your reluctance to lower your price but it doesn't change the fact that your market is telling you that it's not appropriate. That's what limited showings and zero offers means.
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
Konstantin Ko answered:
Hey Kim Evans, My name is Konstantin I used for a fast cash deal. If you are looking to sell your house call them they are knowledgeable and professional. They paid cash and used attorneys. ... more
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
You can't. Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Sun Sep 6, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
You shouldn't have to do this, this is why you hired a Realtor. They should do it or you should look for a better Realtor.
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Sun Jul 5, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not list as for sale be owner on Trulia, only licensed agents can list homes for sale here.
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Pat answered:

That's not the greatest location, although it doesn't look bad on Google Maps. We buy/sell houses in the area, and I can take a drive by if you like.

Please email from our web site:
If you call please be sure to mention that we've communicated on Trulia, so your info. doesn't get lost in the shuffle!
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Sun Aug 24, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Oftentime simple cosmetics may do the trick; fresh paint, remove/replace any old carpeting, neat, clean, clutter free, remove/rearrange any bulky furniture, sparkling clean kitchen and bathroom, no leaky faucets, no odors, neat and orderly closets, don't forget exterior for curb appeal, etc. ... more
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
ben mize answered:
I'm looking but cant get a loan. would love to be able to buy w/o a loan. email please for more info. I just want to get out of a friends home and have one of my own for my family. ... more
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
M R 330.338.5130 answered:
I would definitely recommend seeking an experienced REALTOR. After meeting with them, you will then know the best option for you and your family regarding pricing and timing of when to sell.
Micah Riley, REALTOR
Cutler Real Estate
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Franz Bauer answered:
Agree with James. If there is ANY evidence of Mold, you will typically need to get Mold Testing done. If evidence of Mold is present, then Mold Mitigation would be required. This needs to be done by a licensed/ certified professional and can get costly. However, those costs can also be included within the 203(k). ... more
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Ken Woods answered:
Latasha, Great question. Something to think about . Would you consider hiring a professional such as my self that has closed numerous short sales with US Bank?

Ken Woods Realtor .com
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Thomas McCombs answered:
I understand your concern. You want to net the most money when the deal is done, and you are afraid that paying a Realtor's commission will hurt too much.

Studies have shown that Realtors generate higher selling prices and less hassles than selling "FSBO".

That being said, the FSBO sites you are referring to are cheaper but provide very few services, and it is probable that you will still pay the selling Realtor her full commission.

Studies have also shown that buyers understand that FSBO sellers have no one representing them, and are likely to offer much less than the listed price.

The forms you asked about, the Buyer Synopsis Report is available thru the MLS -- which means the home has to be listed by a Realtor -- while Property Disclosure report is free and available online or from a title company.

You definitely should use a title company for the closing. There are just too many areas in which a mistake would be very costly.
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Pam Maharg answered:
The first step is as you said....explore your options. You took the first step by asking the Real Estate Community and than the next step is talking to a lender. I am a Short Sale Real Estate Specialist and would be willing to work through your options. You can Google me at Pam Maharg ... more
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Ken Woods answered:
Great question Frank, you are not alone out there. I am here to help. I have helped a number of local people in situations smiler to yours, each and every situation is unique to it's self. Experience shows that we should do a one on one needs assessment to find the options that fits your situation and be done with it.
I may be reached directly @ 330-467-7000
Ken Woods
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