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Home Selling in Arlington Heights : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Steven Daboub answered:
Yes we did and it has been a great experience. Actually did Zillow first and Trulia followed
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Anthony Cavalea answered:
A lot if brokerages (myself included) allow Trulia to automatically pull our listings from the MLS because it gives our listings more exposure. But I don't think individual agents can choose. But they can put it in manually if the broker hasn't signed up. So the answer to your question is maybe.

As far as the last sale price is concerned, that's public information, and sites like Trulia and Zillow make it available. But it was 18 years ago according to what I'm seeing, so I wouldn't worry about it hurting your resale.

When you decide to list your home again please feel free to contact me.
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Fri Dec 12, 2014
Sue O'Kane answered:
If you want to have it in the MLS, you will need to contact a real estate agency, and get an agent that way. Some agencies are better than others, compare their services, for example; do they take professional photographs?; Do they offer the property's own website?; Do they offer mobile solutions? It's best to find an experienced agent to get the best price on your house.
You can always list your property with a FSBO, but these seldom work to your advantage. Buyers look at FSBO property and automatically deduct 5% from the sale price because you do not have an agent. It's unfair, but that's how it is.
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Dan Drake answered:
Hi David, in order to get the most advertising bang for your house, you must be listed with a licensed Realtor who gets the house on the MLS. Once their it will feed over to Trulia. However, keep in mind that there are other ways to enhance your listing on Trulia and your agent should have the resources and knowledge in order to get that done. If you need anymore advice please feel free to call me at 847-347-3484. Dan Drake, Keller Williams ... more
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Paul Fijalkowski answered:
Hi Dave,

Only Realtor can post homes on Trulia so you would have to hire one. For sale by owners are not allowed here.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have more questions.

Have a great day.
Paul Fijalkowski
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Mary Zentz answered:
You really can't blame an office for lack of results. It really comes down to the ability and dedication of the Realtor. Ask neighbors or friends for referrals or ask an agent to recommend the best agent for the job. In this market someone needs to be very motivated to sell a condo as financing alternatives are much harder to find for many complexes. Not all agents work condos. Once you hire someone, remember you are paying for their advice. Remember to take it.....Mary Zentz REMAX Suburban Arlington Heights
P.s. Remember to compare their marketing plans!
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Jennie Spallone answered:
Hi Jay,

Hopefully your house has sold by now, since your question was posted back in July! If you're still on the market and have already lowered your price, another common reason for "no offers" is appearance. I often advise my sellers to "stage" their house, either with my professional guidance or that of an actual Stager whom I recommend. We either detract, add, or move items into another room. It's also important that the house is painted in a neutral color and appears inviting to the eye when a prospective buyer walks in. Of course decluttering is a must! Good luck.... ... more
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Sat Oct 23, 2010
michele cadogan answered:
Recently closed on a Marine Park, Brooklyn Condo and did not have any major issues with the lender. Originally was concerned because I read alot of blogs by others that about problems they had trying to close on condos. ... more
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Peggy Heimann answered:
You have alot of choices of agents in Arlington Heights, and many have great track records with tenure. I definately recommend interviewing at least 3 agents get a marketing proposal from them. Do they take professional pictures of your home and offer a virtual tour, many 1st home buyers search the internet first, so pictures are very important. Speaking of the internet you need to know if the agent computer saavy so they can market you home on the internet, especially since many of the homebuyers are online looking at properties first? Does the agent have ample time to devote to you and your home selling process? Hope this helps and good luck in your search!

Peggy Heimann
Prudential Starck Realtors
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