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Mon Jul 3, 2017
Alison Trimpe asked:
On zillow the first pic is the front of the home. on trulia is shows the living room. how can I edit this listing and why has this photo not transferred over to trulia??
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
Catpiss answered:
I know this question is old but feel an urge to answer it for those that may come across this thread and should know. If you find a house with cat urine smell don't buy it unless it's steeply discounted. Most of the advice here is for temporary fixes or ways to nuetralize the home temporary which actually works for sellers but then the buyers get stuck with a litter box smelling house down the road when humidity re dampens the urine. I bought a vacant townhome property that was a rental unit and had no signs of cat urine. The flooring was replaced and walls all painted so the smell was nuetralized the first so many months I lived there. Then came those hot humid summer days oh my house stank I was trying to find out WTF. So one day I decided to replace one of the floors I ripped the baseboard off the wall and it was rotted out behind with cat urine. Not happy, the cat urine literally absorbed through the wall paneling, sheet rock, framing, into the concrete. I was pissed literally. I had to basically gut my whole finished basement. I might as well have bought a foreclosed home with mold wouldn't have been anymore work. This cat piss gets not only into the carpets, and the carpet pad, but into the subfloor and trusses. It's nasty stuff.

All of these painting and carpet cleaning suggestions are BS they don't work. You'll be gutting a cat ruined property. Too bad more people don't know, my personal opinion a cat urine property should sell for substantially less than a mold infested property. At least the mold is usually contained to one area of the house. Where cats spray to claim multiple parts of a home. If the litter box is out of the home and it still stinks of cat urine better believe those cats marked their territory. I'm sure plenty of pet people will tell you different and their cats are good but cats no what their doing they'll mark when owners aren't looking. The cost of eliminating cat urine will be in the 5 figure price range or more. Often owners won't disclose cat urine because they actually think that carpet cleaning and repainted takes care of the problem and it does long enough to sell the house and stuff the new owners. I'm not kidding when I say a cat urined house should be discounted the same as a moldy house. Of course if you're going to own cats and cat piss stank doesn't bother you buy a cat sprayed house. If cats aren't your thing stay far away from properties that reek of cat urine. I wish I could post photos in this thread to prove my point. But, might as well take it from me unless losing 20k fixing the problem sounds fun to you. Don't believe me google things like "undisclosed cat urine" "previous owners cat urine" there's plenty of horror stories out there.
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Sun May 22, 2016
Stanleysweeney asked:
Mon Jan 4, 2016
Helenecoutarrel76 answered:
It really is teeming with scams on the internet, really not normal. In one week I lost 500usd for payments. I had inquiries made ??at Dandy
came just disappointed. I would recommend anyone to advertise on the site.I've only tried it a different website, and when I had finally found someone
who was still honest ( Because he asked me in advance, but doubted he could give evidence and so I took the risk anyway
and I was able to borrow from him. 30000usd,please don't email anybody said to be a loan lender in this website because they are all scams,they
disappoint me and run away with my 500usd,Mr Steve Mcclaren is the only one i trust because he gave me the loan i needed,,please do not email anyone in
this website because they are scams they pretend to be loan lenders they rip people of their hard earned money the USA Attorney General Of Police are
searching for this guys in the internet right now so don't email this guys please they will rip you off like they did to me..
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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Nikki Lewis answered:
Perhaps the realtor who submitted the home into the mls has determined that there is a possibility of creating a master on the first level. If there is a room that is currently used as an office ( or other use) but could be easlily converted into a master bedroom, they would want that to be know. ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Danielle Nicholl answered:
A property listed on Trulia should be listed through an agent or service who lists their properties in your local MLS. All you need to do is have them update the photo for you.
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Thu Oct 16, 2014
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Jeremy Vogan answered:
I have a really nice one ready for move-in, 4 BR 2.5 BA, brand new with master suite on main floor, hardwood & stainless & granite, located in Fishersville which is a bedroom community for Charlottesville; $365900. ... more
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Raleigh Minor answered:
I live and work in the charlottesville area and would be happy to provide you with market information in the area. Please contact me for details.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Ginger Marks answered:
Check to see if the agent is already experienced in selling land in the area and if they have a number of other land listings that will attract attention and traffic to your listing as well. Also interview the agent and see how they answer questions about the land and potential development, because the agent is going to be the one fielding questions from other agents and potential buyers about wells, flow rates, perc., septic systems, utilities, etc. ... more
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
This is an excellent post and one that I hope many agents take the opportunity to read, process, research, and apply to their business practice.

Since reading your post, I have researched this topic and now feel I have new information to be able to pass along to my customers.

Knowledge is an important piece of serving the public in a manner in which it should be treated.


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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Ray Stevens answered:

To get started with me, simply call me and that will start the process.

Look forward to speaking with you.
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Jennifer and Daniel Hoag answered:
hi the house next door to me is for rent. it is in Scottsville on Fairview Farm and they have been painting and fiixing everything you should call Althea Randolph at 2862266 It has 2 bathrooms 2 stories and 3 bedrooms with a large screened porch. I don't knnow where you are looking to be but this is a very inimate little community on a 600 acre farm. I love it here. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Ron below me is right you can search for a Realtor here on Trulia, or you can ask one of us, if we have
a good partner agent to recommend to you. You should connect with a Realtor in the area who has some
expertise in listing and selling land and farm land, as he or she then would be better prepared to market
price and advertise your farmland best.
Let us know if you need a direct recommendation.
Good Luck to you

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Sat Jun 9, 2012
Rochelle Davis asked:
not alot of cash good reference no pets or children husband and self hard working quiet good keeping place up.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
27 showings and an offer, not too bad and you seem to be happy with all other that is related to marketing and selling your home, you know patience may be all you need and the one right buyer
who is pre-approved with a nice size down payment.....

May be they are like a needle in a haystack..... So all you and your Realtor can do, is make it easy to be shown, and spread the word as best as your Realtor is able to do.....

May be an incentive for the buyer to pay some of the closing costs for the buyer, may help
some buyers, but then they are also not the ones with the nice size down payment.

You could try some curb appeal changes if that is possible it sounds that all is perfect just the perfect buyer has not yet shown up.... Now you say the price is right, may be reducing it to another level
will bring in a different group of buyers.

Let's say you are listed at 355 K and now you are going down to 349 if before buyers or their agents were looking for 350 to 450 K now that you are at 349 You will get a new group looking
in the 250 to 350 or 300 to 350 range, just an example of course discuss it with your Realtor
and trust her advice she knows what is going on in your neighborhood, also if new homes have
come on the market may be you want to have a look at them with her, to determine if you are
still priced right or let's say competitively....

Good Luck to you, you seem to be sellers wonderful to work with and you seem to appreciate your Realtor and all she is doing to get your home sold. Good for you both :)
@Properties North Shore, 30 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, Il. 60093
covering the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs and the fine homes of the North Shore
Edith always works in the very BEST interest of her clients, Buyers, Sellers and Investors alike and she certainly goes the x-tra Mile with a Smile for all her clients with experience and market expertise

Have a wonderful Day!
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