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Using Trulia in Collin County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 6, 2017
Casey Rainey asked:
How do I delete my old (buyer) account and create one as a real estate agent?
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Dianah Rutledge answered:
Yes there are two on this site. they tried to get me to send money so they could send documents and keys. I said hell no you are in Nigeria sitting in an internet cafe trying to rip people off. Call the FBI they will give you the number to contact in these cases. ... more
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Fri Dec 19, 2014
Trulia Customer Service answered:
Hi Destiny,

Thank you for contacting Trulia regarding the best way to report a fraudulent listing. If you would like to pursue further action against a fraudulent lister, we encourage you to report the issue to the FBI using their online form (link below):

http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

Also, if the listing is still live on our site, please provide us the address by replying to the email I sent you and I'll be happy to assist in removing the fraudulent listing from our site as well.

If you have additional questions, please visit our help center here: https://trulia.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi cesarpaganini357,

I have taken your issue directly to our Customer Service team. They're going to look into it right away, and follow up with you shortly.

If there's anything else you would like me to let them know, don't hesitate to reply here or reach out to me at my email address below.

Andrew Wilkinson
Community Manager, Trulia Voices
andrew@trulia.com
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
In case you're missing this, the house may not actually be for sale. Properties tagged as foreclosures are often ones that have a Notice of Trustee Sale or Notice of Default posted on them. However, the default is frequently cured by the homeowner, but not always.

So, you may pay to get the address, drive out there and find the home is neat, has a mowed lawn, and the people inside are somewhat insulted by your knocking on their door.

The "price" it's "listed" for can be completely bogus, too. If a second lien is being foreclosed, don't be surprised that the price only about 20% of the market value of the property. HOAs foreclose, too, because unfortunately they have that unbridled power, and their "price" would be even more ridiculous. Imagine acquiring title to a property for $2,000 that is encumbered by the mortgage.
Getting the address may not do you any good but you will pay to see it. That's the whole idea.
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Tue Jun 14, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Diane,

As others have said, Trulia does not accept FSBO properties from sellers at this time. However if you choose to work with a flat fee or full service agent in the future, he or she can submit your listing to us via the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Sanjeev,

If the home you purchased is still listed on Trulia for sale, you can alert our Customer Service team in the manner that Sally mentioned, or you can send them an email via the link below. They can then update the home's status and remove the listing information. If you choose the latter method, please be sure to include a link to the property in question, or the complete property address.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Ben,

Claiming another agent's listing is a violation of Trulia's Terms of Service and is not at all allowed on our site. Please access the link below to alert our Customer Service team about the listings in question so they can right the situation as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Mon Nov 8, 2010
Charlie Wheeler answered:
Hi Shoppapa,

I have verified that the data being displayed is incorrect and alerted customer service; a case has been opened and we will make sure that the contact information for this school is update.

Regards,

Charlie Wheeler
Account Manager | Trulia
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Jenny C answered:
Hi,

Thank you for using Trulia Voices and alerting us that the map we display for the listing at 3510 Blue Goose Way in Celina Texas is incorrect. Please provide the direct link to the listing on Trulia, and the correct latitude and longitude coordinates for the correct property location, we should be able to add this information to our system and adjust this map manually. Once we adjust the coordinates, please allow 24-48 hours for the changes to take effect on the site.

[example]

Longitude -86.537532, Latitude 33.651173

Please submit your corrections at http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/.

Cheers,

Jenny of Trulia
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Thank you for chiming in RJ! I forgot to mention that we also receive listings from many MLSs.

Happy Friday =)

~Emily
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Thu Aug 20, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Peter,

Welcome to Trulia and thank you for your question. I'm sorry that you experienced such difficulties finding out how to submit your listings. Jodi provided you a great answer and I hope that helped you. For future reference, you can also access the link below to access our submissions page directly.

Please let us know if you've experienced any other difficulties adding listings to our site, or if you have any other questions or feedback for us.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Tue Dec 16, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Lane,

iHouse can specify the property type for each of your listings in the data feed they send to us. Please contact iHouse to ensure that they update this information in this feed. Once they do so the information should update on Trulia automatically.

If they have any questions about this, please direct them to the link below so they can review our feed guidelines.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Thu Jul 31, 2008
Ronda Allen answered:
Yes - a Trulia listing is a separate listing. That's one of the best things about it. There may be 20 competing homes in MLS in your area, but if only one or two agents are using Trulia, we have a competitive advantage on this site. I am finding showings and offers coming in as a result of someone using Trulia.com. It is a great tool in my marketing strategy. A great marketing strategy helps agents rise above market conditions and sell homes in any market. ... more
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Sun Jan 13, 2008
Ron Pritchett answered:
Kirk, I live in the 75025 and would like to take to you about the market in our area. Please view my web site more information about myself.
Nine out of 10 home buyers use a real estate agent in the search process.

When asked where they first learned about the home purchased, 24 percent of buyers identified the Internet, up strongly from 15 percent in 2004 and only 2 percent in 1997. Although most buyers use an agent to complete the transaction, 36 first learn about the home they buy from a real estate agent and 15 percent from yard signs; five other categories were 7 percent or less.

The 2005 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, based on more than 7,800 responses to a questionnaire mailed to a large national sample of consumers located through county deed records, is the latest in a series of surveys evaluating demographics, marketing and other characteristics of home buyers and sellers.

NAR President Thomas M. Stevens from Vienna, Va., said the findings underscore the complexity of the home-buying process. "Buyers who use the Internet in searching for a home are more likely to use a real estate agent than non-Internet users, and consumers rely on professionals to provide context, negotiate the transaction and help with the paperwork," said Stevens, senior vice president of NRT Inc.

"The real estate industry today bears little resemblance to the way we did business 10 years ago. It is hard to find another industry that has adopted technology so readily to its customers," Stevens said. "Realtors® have invested a lot of time and money in building information technology, and because of these efforts, more consumers than ever are using the Internet in their home search."

The survey shows 81 percent of buyers who use the Internet to search for a home purchase through a real estate agent, while 63 percent of non-Internet users buy through an agent; non-Internet users are more likely to purchase directly from a builder or an owner they knew in advance of the transaction.

"We find that the level of for-sale-by-owners is on a sustained decline and is now at a record low. In addition, a growing share of FSBO properties are not placed on the open market - they're private transactions," Stevens said.

A clear downtrend in FSBOs has been seen since that market share experienced a cyclical peak of 18 percent in 1997. Only 13 percent of sellers conducted transactions without the assistance of a real estate professional in 2005, and 39 percent of those FSBO transactions were "closely held" between parties who knew each other in advance, up from 32 percent in 2004. The FSBO market share was at 14 percent in both 2003 and 2004. NAR began tracking the FSBO market in 1981; the record was 20 percent in 1987.

"In reality, the term 'FSBO' is a misnomer when used to broadly describe homes sold directly by owners. Since two out of five of these transactions are between related parties, and those properties are not placed on the open market, we believe that 'unrepresented sellers' would be a much more accurate term to describe this segment," Stevens said.

The median home price for sellers who use an agent is 16.0 percent higher than a home sold directly by an owner; $230,000 vs. $198,200; there were no significant differences between the types of homes sold. "While many unrepresented sellers are motivated to save on paying a commission, we think the price difference speaks for itself," Stevens said. "Owners without professional assistance also have problems in understanding and completing paperwork, prepping the home for sale, getting the right price and selling within the time planned."

I hope you find this information of use Kirk, let me know if there is anything I can assist you with.

Ron Pritchett, GRI, ABR
REALTOR
CENTURY 21Judge Fite
214-802-6708 cell
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