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Mon Dec 21, 2015
Lori Jurkowski answered:
After you sign into your account, you will click on your listing 'edit listing' and scroll down until you reach the photos. They should give you an option to remove current photos by clicking on the X, and upload new photos. Make sure you hit 'done' when finished so it saves your work. I have found that when changing photos on Zillow and Trulia, it takes 24 hours sometimes for the new photos to appear. You may have to reorder the photos when they appear as well. New updated photos do make a big difference, you are smart to change them out. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Nov 18, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Is your home listed in the MLS? If so, you should talk to your Realtor and see if it's syndicated here. Your agent can also manually add photos. If you're trying to sell by owner, I think they are experiencing some glitches. Trulia used to not allow FSBOs here, but now I think they do.

Regarding your last sentence....Trulia is just a marketing site for us agents. They aren't a real estate company and they couldn't care less about listing accuracy or what kind of photos you have. All they care about is making $$ off us agents. If you want your listing to get the most views, and reach the most buyers, you really should be listing with a REALTOR.
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Al Roppolo answered:
Chatham is a beautiful area
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Larissa Haynes answered:

I understand the want to sell your home on your own and I have a great 45 page booklet that will guide you through the process. Feel free to contact me and I would be happy to send it to you and answer any questions. ... more
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
Pets may be a problem for an owner's insurance.

I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Trish Graham answered:
Hi Sara,

I own a number of investment properties and give you some assistance in that area.

The first question you want to ask yourself is how willing and able am I to maintain the property?

If you have to pay people to manage the property and do all of the minor repairs, any income you receive will be significantly diminished. Since you are from NY, my suggestion would be to by a single family home and rent it on a year round basis. There is a great demand for that here and you would not be paying 12%-15% as a rental fee each week.

Look for a well built and maintained property in a nice neighborhood in as nice a location as you can afford. If you are planning, instead, to flip it, plan on paying about 20% more for the work to be done and don't expect managing a project from afar to be easy. However, that being said, while not as liquid as most investments, you can always reach out and touch your investment.

if you need help, give me a call, Trish Graham, 508-963-9666 or
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Trish Graham answered:
The answer would depend on several factors like your preference of beaches, golf, the amount you can spend, interests, and even where your friends have purchased.

The best place for you would be where you could find a house with everything you wanted at a price you can afford.

If you need help, give me call.

Trish Graham
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Trish Graham answered:
My name is Trish Graham and I have had over 30 years of experience in the financial and real estate markets. Commodities, like real estate, oil, metals, run in cycles.
Trying to capture the bottom of the market increases the probability that you will miss it. Think of the real estate cycle as the face of a clock. 12 is the height of the market and 6 is the bottom. It is virtually impossible in a dynamic market to pinpoint the top or the bottom until after the fact. The goal should be to buy between 4 and 8 and sell between 10 and 2. In my estimation we are between 6 and 7 right now.

I am an accredited buyers representative, and have managed an investment advisory practice for over 30 years. I have owned everything from strip malls, apartments, manufacturing space, rental properties, even hospitality properties. If you need assistance buying a retirement home or an investment property, give me a call.

508-963-9666 or email me @
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Mon May 9, 2011
Thom Schoepfer answered:
Hi Aarin,
As you know by now these are Condo-conversion cottages with the land being in common.
There are small exclusive use areas for each Cottage. They are well located but very close to the road (Main st. / Rte 6-A.) They vary in size & condition and "Bank-ability".
As a leading Buyers broker living in Brewster I remeber Cranberry Cottages pre-conversion and am happy to answer any questions about these or my town of Brewster.
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Fri Jan 21, 2011
oldCape SIR answered:
If it's in Brewster, give me a call at 508-896-8500x121 or email at
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Thu Oct 29, 2009
Thom Schoepfer answered:
I have a fully renovated 1400 sq. ft., 3 brm. homr for Sale near Bay Beaches & Nickerson State Park in Brewster.
Just reduced to $299. asking on 1.2 private acres , new granite kitchen & more. A major value. ... more
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Sun Oct 4, 2009
Thom Schoepfer answered:
Hi, As per the previous answer. It is, indeed, a slow search.

Our Barnstable County, Ma. Registry of Deeds does have free- online search capacity , but one can not print info unless you join site.
All Cape town Assessors have "Field cards" show prior assessments (but only 2 years back).
These are free & online on Brewster town site ( click assessors database search).

Many of my recent clients are seeking past assessments for basis for offers based on same formulas.

happy to assist further,

Thom Schoepfer
Broker RE/MAX Classic, Cape Cod
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Wed Mar 18, 2009
Colleen Smith answered:
Realse homes are homes that have been lived in vs. new homes built by builders & never yet
lived in. Feel free to contact me with other questions or for a free consultation to discuss our needs.
Colleen Smith, Weichert Realtors 301-610-6444 xt. 156
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