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Sat Mar 4, 2017
Katie Hunter asked:
i want to add pictures of my house
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

http://www.trulia.com/post-rental/

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:
https://zillowrentalmanager.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

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

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Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
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Sun May 15, 2016
Joy Winslow answered:
2.3 miles, 51 Silver Spring St., Providence.
Thank you for looking at my listing!
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
theydontcare answered:
Uh, duh,yeah.

Mean is an understatement. As a buyer, I would NEVER hurt someone like that.

Some sellers are elderly and/or disabled and it is extra hard to make arrangements.


Some people have dogs and pay to have them boarded for the day.

Some people take off from work to make the house extra clean and ready for show.

Some people have to reschedule all sorts of things around your showing.

REMEMBER, ANON: YOU are going to be a seller one day and would you like it if somebody did that to you?
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Mon Sep 14, 2015
Will Johnson answered:
Puckett's has some great live music on Friday/Saturday nights and amazing food! I would say that's my favorite in Columbia, for sure. :)
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
Will Johnson answered:
You can definitely do this. Go to the My Listings --> Add More Photos (under the listing you'd like to edit). This will allow you to remove, change, and add the photos for that home.


If you need further help, I'd suggest contacting the Trulia Help Desk. They offer fantastic customer service!
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Kelsey Compars answered:
This is a great question and it is nice to hear you are doing some upgrades before selling. I am sure the next owner of the home will be very happy. The best person to get more information on this would probably be someone who installs the units. http://www.allzoneac.com ... more
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Tue Apr 7, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Perhaps your next step should be to find another agent if you feel you weren't properly represented in this transaction.

First, I would suggest selecting an agent who normally works not only in the area where you wish to purchase a home but also the price range. He/she should be up to date and knowledgeable about local listings, neighborhoods, schools and general area information. They should be up do date on recent sales in your targeted area and/or neighborhoods.

Some agents may disagree with me, but most buyers would be better served by working with a real estate agent who does real estate full time vs a part-time agent. You want an agent that makes real estate a priority. Along that same line, I would also suggest asking the agent how long they have been working in real estate. While the amount of time they have been a real estate agent doesn't guarantee their ability to do a good job, the skills needed are mostly learned while actually doing the job. So hiring an agent who makes their living by listing/selling real estate full time and have been doing so for at least a few years generally equates to a better, more knowledgeable agent.

It's also worth asking if the agent has educational designations that pertain to your situation. For instance, if you are interested in looking at distress properties (bank owned/ REOs or short sales), you may wish to find an agent that has the SFR designation (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certification from NAR). Other good to have designations are ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CBR (Certified Buyer Representative) and CNE (Certified Negotiations Expert).

The agents you contact should spend at least a half hour to an hour with you initially, either in person or by phone, to get a good feel as to what type of home you are specifically looking for, going into details as to your likes and dislikes. That's a good time to evaluate the agent's communication skills and whether they are really listening to your answers. The agent should ask probing, detailed questions about the features & style of home, neighborhood and other criteria important to you. They should also ask questions regarding your finances - will you be paying by cash or mortgage. If you will be getting a mortgage, the agent should go into more details with you as to what type of financing, down payments and if you are pre-approved (vs just pre-qualified) for a mortgage.

You should also ask how often they plan to keep in touch with you after your initial consultation. Will it be whenever new listings come on the market, daily, weekly? How will they contact you -- by email, phone, text? Even if there aren't new listings that match your needs, your agent should still be contacting you on a weekly basis to keep you up to date on the local market, prices, inventory, etc. And ask if you do call the agent, how soon do they normally get back to their customers -- within the hour, day? Or even later?

You can also ask the agent if they can provide you with references from recent customers who have bought homes through the agent.

I would not suggest signing an exclusive agreement to work with just one buyer's agent until you have spent some time meeting with him/her and looked at a few properties together. You don't want to lock yourself in for several months time into using the exclusive services of one agent without knowing if you can work well with the agent first.

You may have to go thru several agents before you find the one that is a good fit for you and your situation, so don't get discouraged by the process.
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Will Johnson answered:
Homes.com is a great website to find homes and condos to rent in the Columbia, TN area. I would suggest searching both there and Rentals.com. Best of luck to you!
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
shelly broward answered:
If you are looking for a property in Columbia -- it's a good idea to find someone who is familiar with the area. It's good to educated yourself - the HUD site is helpful. An agent and their brokerage can represent you. Each deal is different -- find someone who is a good communicator to keep you in the loop at all times -- that is the key.
Good Luck!
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
shelly broward answered:
Columbia is a great area -- with lots of growth. Many are moving south of Nashville to get out of the fast pace. Columbia is an excellent option.
Depending on the neighborhood -- that is entirely possible.
Conact me if you have any questions -- I am an expert in the area!
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
shelly broward answered:
Irene --
There are several places for rent in that area.
Feel free to send me your email address -- and I can forward.
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Mon Jun 2, 2014
Latashajernagin83 answered:
do yall take section 8 for 101 a cord dr a
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Thu May 15, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Bailie Rhea Hodges-Marrero answered:
Which Property are you referring to?

A lot of the properties on trulia are pulled from public records and none of us have control of that.

I would suggest calling into trulia and asking them to pull it down offline.

Have a wonderful day.
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Mary Beth Monahan answered:
Hi Diana. The Columbia, Tn market is thriving and improving everyday as we approach the most active buying/selling season of the year. Inventory is low which means demand is high. Any home that has been well maintained and priced correctly is flying off the shelves (so to speak).

I have been in real estate in this area for 7 years with the Crye-Leike Columbia office. Please contact me directly if I can assist you with selling or purchasing a home.

Thanks!

Mary Beth Monahan
Crye-Leike, REALTORS
931-698-0425
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check Craigslist.com to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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