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Home Selling in Allen County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Maricris A answered:
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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, you have to have the former listing agent withdraw or edit the listing to show as off market.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016
Larry Ball asked:
Thu Feb 11, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, while FSBO may be a money saver on the commission, it may also offset your chances of getting the best selling price because of the reach that an realtor otherwise would have to attract more potential buyers to your property. That's just one example but here's a couple more for reference (

We started UpNest ( to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to "comparison shop" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck!
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Oh geez. There are red flags written all over this. Did you sign any contract with the agent? (about how he gets paid)? Furthermore, you don't buy a house via Quit Claim Deed. (That's usually for when a family member conveys ownership to another family member, or when a couple divorces, they take one person off via quit claim deed.) When buying a home from a stranger you absolutely need a General Warranty Deed. I think you need to talk to an attorney. ... more
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Is your home listed on the MLS with a buyers commission listed already? If it is the commissions are paid through escrow when the house closes. If you are not offering a buyers commission the buyers agent will present you with a commission addendum and once signed by all parties the buyers offer would be presented to you. That would be turned in to escrow and paid when the house closes. Lastly you do not pay any commissions and the buyer pays his agent to represent them. Once again it is paid through escrow. If you are not paying commission the buyers offer may or may not be adjusted to cover their cost. ... more
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Linda James answered:
Have you listed your house for sale yet? If not, and you have questions, let me know and I would love to help. 260-402-2468
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Carol Ellis answered:
I understand your concern about selling time. Depending on the situation of the buyer, they may allow you to stay in the home after the closing at a cost. There is no way to tell how quickly your home will sell, but it does take 30 - 45 days to complete the loan process for some mortgages. If it sells really quickly and you are not able to remain in the home after the closing, I recommend having options to stay with relatives or somewhere affordable. ... more
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Yes, you should definitely list your home now. First, it's early spring season so you may not have as much competition as you would if you waited for two months. Secondly, in the best scenario, it usually takes two-three months before a closing takes place and that is with the best scenario, with your securing an accepted offer right away. And since it takes atleast a week or two for your agent to take photos, and market the home, you are well served to start moving forward now. ... more
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
It involves doing lots of work, trust, research and legal paperwork. You can't do this without some professional help and much more than we can offer here. Find a real estate attorney who is familiar with creating these agreements and get all your questions answered.
If your buyer is requesting you carry the contract because they can't qualify on their own, be very careful. If major banks won't risk their money, why should you? Make sure you know all that's at stake before getting too deep. If you want to sell, find a qualified buyer and get cashed out. It's safer.
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
If you are really looking for the best place tp advertise your home for sale that will attract the attention of qualified and motivated buyers, your only choice is the local Mulitple Listing Service.

If that is not your real objective, then you have many choices. The best one for you really depends on the METHOD you may select to get your home sold.

You may choose:
One guy asked about selling a house via raffle tickets.

The method you choose dictates the audience that will be attracted and therefore the venue through which your ad must appear.

Or you can just buy the biggest sign you can find, put an ad on Craigslist and stick out a couple dozens bandit signs.
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
This site is an agent only platform at this time. You will have to try Zillow and Craigslist.

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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Mary Sherer answered:
If it is listed in the MLS your agent should be able to pull a "hits" report that tells you how much public as well as agent activity your property is receiving. Through RE/MAX and through Trulia additional reports can be pulled that show web activity as well. ... more
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Sun May 4, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
If your home is indeed placed on the MLS ALL REALTORS who have a 'watch' on your community will be automatically notified via the MLS and/or email. REALTORS can view and send your homes data to the buyers who have compatible interest.

Your home will also appear in other professional websites if your MLS placement included IDX syndication. Unfortunately, if you choose that option, it also means you have lost ALL control of your homes data and it can appear anywhere for any purpose and for illegal purposes also. You will not be able to retrieve the data. Humpty Dumpty can not be put back together. But lots of folks will see it!

All that said, this does not mean your home will be shown. That is a whole different set of issues.
This is where analytics will prove essential for properly positing and adapting to market conditions.

Best of success in selling your home.
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
@Dean Charles, "entry only MLS listing service" is not lawful in Indiana. Indiana has taken a more responsible approach and holds it's real estate agents to a higher standard than many others by requiring minimum duties of a listing agent. We do not charge a client to simply list their property on a website and then throw them to the wolves. ... more
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Tue Nov 5, 2013 answered:
Thanks for the prompt replies. ...
Jared and Amanda,
Its 1811 Forest Downs Dr
Fort Wayne 46815
Current price is $129, 900
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