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Home Selling in Amarillo : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Mary answered:

Thank you for reaching out and I apologize if your contact information is not appearing on your listing. Please kindly edit your Trulia profile and input your phone number so it will appear on your property listing page. Please follow the instructions below.

1. Log in to your Trulia profile
2. Hover your mouse to your name located at the upper right corner of the page and click 'Profile'
3. Input your phone number and click 'Save'

Once you updated your phone number on your Trulia profile, it will automatically appear on your listing page after 24 to 48 hours.

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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Mary asked:
We're getting ready to sell our house. The driveway is concrete, with an asphalt circular drive. The asphalt is in terrible shape with grass growing through it. The concrete driveway…
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Wed May 25, 2016
LystHouse answered:
You need a real estate agent to list your house on Trulia.

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Fri May 20, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends what your contract states. Usually you do not pay a commission when an agent buys a home you are selling yourself, but check the contract
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
There's no best or worst way to get your license as everyone learn differently. What's your method of learning? Do you learn better in a class environment or at home via on line?

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Thu May 21, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
The only way for properties to show up on Trulia is for them to be on the MLS. Agents have access to the MLS, so they are the only ones that can list on Trulia, unless you pay for a flat fee listing service.

The NAR states that FSBO homes typically sell for an average of $184,000 compared to agent assisted homes at $230,000. That's a big difference! So selling with an agent will usually get you more money in the end, and it will sell faster with less hassle on you.

We created our service for home sellers looking for the best deal possible. Agents will compete against each other to earn your listing, so you're more likely to receive a great commission rate. You'll also be able to compare agents so you can select the best agent possible! There's no risk to try us out, and it's completely free for you!

Good luck!
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Jennifer Long answered:
Currently, there aren't any institutions in Amarillo that offer actual classes to attend. There's a place in Lubbock that offers real estate classes, which you can attend. Make sure to take a test prep course when you're finished with your courses. It really helps refresh you on everything you learned to where you have a higher percentage of passing the test on the first try. ... more
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Thu Apr 3, 2014
Patton Home Team answered:
First, Contact a Real Estate Co. to help you with getting your License. Amarillo College doesn't have classes for core RE classes anymore. Most of the classes are online now to take for Licenses.
Second, after you get with KW. We have a com[any online that does the classes and at a discount through KW.
Third, Get with the and do an application for licensing.
Most importantly just give me a call and let's talk about how we can get you started in RE.

Val Patton
Broker Assoc
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Thu Apr 3, 2014
Patton Home Team answered:
Is the property in probate or willed to someone. If it was left to you and your are the executor of the will. I would list the home with a licensed RE agent. We will walk you through the process and get it sold for you. I am Val Patton and I am a licensed Broker with Keller Williams.
First step is to get with an attorney or hers and see if it is good to go to list and if you are able to list it as an Estate in fact or list in your name.
Call me and let us get it listed for you.
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Ann Sartain answered:
choosing the right agent is very important....but you must do your part first....make sure the home is CLEAN,........very very clean, and the yard is kept like the best park you ever attended,.....not a lot of fun ...but to get the most you have to have the best....... and load all the things you do not need into a storage unit......unclutter, clear out.....let there be space for buyers to see the house not your choose an agent who has experience.....probably you only want one who is
CRS certified......that shows education and exprience......
want to talk? call me and lets meet and discuss your property.....would love to help you get
this sold.....ann sartain, french and company Realtors, 806-356-90896
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Mon May 27, 2013
Morgan Schutters answered:
Hi Patty! Where is your home located? Would love to talk to you more about your situation. Hope I can help! Call me 806-340-0416 or you can text me, that's my cell. You can also email me at Talk to you soon!
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Sun May 5, 2013
Morgan Schutters answered:
Hi Julie! I'd love to help you list your house if you're open to working with a realtor. I can offer a lot of benefits over just sticking a sign in the yard. i will market your property, show to my clients and hold open houses to name just a few things. Please give me a call 806-340-0416 if you want to at least just meet and discuss your options I'd love to talk to you more! God bless Talk to you soon

You can find me on facebook as well (where I will also market your home!) :)


Morgan Schutters
Keller Williams Realtor
Cell/Text: 806-340-0416
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Morgan Schutters answered:
Roberto, please give me a call; I'd love to discuss selling your home! -Morgan 806-340-0416
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Joann

You should work with, one of the many fine agents responding to you from your local
area. You will do better with a Professional who knows how to Sell a home, at the highest
price with the least inconvenience.

Best regards


Coldwell Banker
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Don Groff answered:
I can guarantee you this is not a good deal for you. Selling a home at 27% below market price (if that is true and correct) makes zero sense. Also the fact that he is not giving you any money up front also is a red flag.

I agree with Barbara that he most likely has a buyer or tenant ready to put into the home as well. I would speak with another licensed agent to get a good idea of what the home is actually worth. Typically the transaction you are talking about involves two things that yours does not.

1. Buyer pays a slight premium to purchase using owner financing... here he is getting a substantial discount.

2. Buyer makes a sizable down payment which is non-refundable if they do not end up purchasing or refinancing the home withing a specific period of time.

With both of these factors missing from your offer I would not walk but run away as I feel he is trying to take advantage of you. Get some other opinions on what the home is worth and keep doing the math to see what is the best option for you.

Best of luck to you,

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157 |
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Fri May 4, 2012
Don Groff answered:
Yes you can as long as you qualify. Typically lenders want to see 2 years of landlord experience in order to use rental income. This is shown through your tax returns. It is still possible to use the rental income with less than 2 years in most cases I have come to find out. I am refinancing a client right now with 1.5 years of rental income on his two properties and the lender is allowing us to use the income for qualification purposes. If you qualify without the rental income this may not even be an issue but it is something to be aware of.

If you have any questions on this please feel free to give me a call. Right now my best lenders have 30 year rates at 3.5% and that is also giving you a lender credit of almost one full point... so your closing costs would be minimal.

Best of luck to you.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157 |
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
Do you own the house outright? If not how can you carry?

If you do own it outright, why would that be a factor in the new house, unless you plan to count that payment as income. Then the lender might want you to show it as rented for a year or two.

Best thing to do is sit down with a lender and discuss your specific circumstances. Your income, your debts, your assets and what your intentions or dreams are.
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