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Home Selling in Bergen County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Botaina_0410 answered:
We just moved from a house that we lived in for about 12 years. I basically spent my entire childhood in there, it was a great neighborhood. We had everything near us, shopping centers, super markets and most importantly, I had friends that live near me. So I was never bored and I always had things to do because everyone and everything was close by even my school.
Now my parents were annoyed by our neighbors and just randomly decided to put the house for sale and purchase a new one. This happened suddenly...Honestly the problem with the neighbors wasn't even that big of a deal? They just didn't like us and the feeling was mutual. Plus, it's not my parents ever spoke to anyone in the first time for them to bother us. But they took that as an excuse to move happened in a blink of an eye. Throughout this process, I kept telling them that our new house isn't what /I/ want but they kept saying that I'll get used to it. Not only is it in an empty neighborhood, it is also outside of the city and there is NOTHING around here. You have to drive to do ANYTHING, like ANYTHING. We're basically living in those witch houses that they portray in cartoons being isolated from anything ever. Also, we only have one car and it's my dad's. He uses it to go to work so we have to wait for him in case we need to do anything. No cabs, no buses, no trains, no nothing. This is just the summer. I can't believe how awful it will be when I go back to school and have to wake up at freaking 6am (I usually woke up at 7:45am in my old house because schools starts at 8:30am and I live next to my school) and make my dad drive me there. I also can't go back home for lunch, I have to stay at school all day and suffer. It is also my last year in high school and I need a good mark to graduate so I have to balance all this stress in order to focus on studies too. I don't even want to imagine how exhausting it will be. If you're wondering why I'm not transferring to a new school, well, it's because there is NOTHING around here. Just a friendly reminder.
Also, if I want to go out with my friends or just visit any of them, I have to wait for my dad to come from work and that's if he is not tired to drive me to wherever I have to go. Plus, my friends won't even visit me because it's too far away from them and they can't come unless I bring them because the address is so weird, they can't figure it out on their own.
I'm sorry if my comment was long but I just wanted to let this out. I hope that somehow, I will get used to this melancholic new lifestyle. I really want this to be a nightmare only. I wish.
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Apr 5, 2017
Nmartucci16 asked:
Initially pictures weren't ready so only 3 were uploaded. On Monday night, 25 more were uploaded to NJMLS and I was under impression they automatically get uploaded here but I don't…
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Lightningasthomebuyers asked:
How do I claim the property and update the photos, price, and property description to reflect the renovations made to the house and the new selling price? I am a licensed Realtor but I am…
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Tue Feb 7, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, you have to have the agent who listed it previously, edit their listing moving it to expired or withdrawn.
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
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Tue Nov 8, 2016
Michael Giordano asked:
I had a listing that was listed and I removed it, but I still get inquiries. I checked the listing and I see that it is active but it wont let me edit/remove. Same issue with both Trulia…
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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Angelica P answered:

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address and we will be happy to assist you.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Thu Sep 1, 2016
Clara Lomax asked:
Move condition, nice neighborhood ,
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Sun Aug 28, 2016
Pcrane255 asked:
When I hit enter it added 6 % sales commission and deleted it from the price. than it deleted more things like title search escrow money etc these are costs normally paid by the purchaser…
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Mon Aug 22, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You need to talk to a local REALTOR. Typically anything physically "attached" to the house stays with the house (such as stove/oven, dishwasher, furnace, AC, water heater etc.) In CO a refrigerator is considered personal property and doesn't necessarily convey with the house, unless you specifically ask for it. Same with washer & dryer. Talk to your Realtor. ... more
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Tue Aug 16, 2016
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Fri Jul 29, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
The bathrooms are located next to each other because it is much easier to run the water line and install the plumbing system that way.

As for your question, the full answer is it depends.

From the perspective of the appraisal, yes it will decrease the appraised value of the home. The appraisers look only at numbers and does the house have it or not. (A 25 yr old functional air conditioner scores the exact same appraisal value as 2 month old high SEER unit). So, having one less bath will appraise lower.

However a single larger, modernized, well-appointed, aesthetically pleasing bathroom may create additional perceived value in the eye of a potential buyer.
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Skyoo00 asked:
I have a property that is for sale by owner.
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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Shabi Najafov answered:
Dear Judith,

We have sold homes in all conditions, so improvements are not necessary. But if you would like me to stop by to take a look at your home and give an opinion on what you can do to get the top dollar for your home, please email me at or call/tez at 201-957-4948 and I'll be more than happy to help you with this process. I am an agent in Bergen county and know the area very well!

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Sun Jun 12, 2016
Kalella2 asked:
My home is on NJMLS 1623748. How can I make sure the "Open House" information is posted on Trulia?
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Laura Gilcher asked:
I found a co-op before deciding to actually sell my current home so I would need the cash from my sale to cover the purchase cost of the co-op. I kind of put the cart before the horse so…
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