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Sun Sep 17, 2017
Emilyottsweet answered:
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
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Wed Jun 28, 2017
Andrey Sokurec answered:
Seller financing is the process in which the seller (owner of the property) finances the buyer for purchasing the home. In this type of adjustment, the seller plays the role of the lender. However, instead of providing the buyer with the cash, the seller reduces the down payment and extends credit to the buyer. A promissory note, containing the terms of the loan, is signed by the seller and the buyer. Also, a mortgage is recorded with the local records authority.

- Benefits to Buyer

1) If the buyer does not qualify for the mortgage due to his previous credit history or the amount he qualifies for is less than the home price, the seller financing can help him to buy the house.

2) Chances are there that the buyer will get a little lower interest rate.

3) Buyers would not be required to get private mortgage insurance.

4) The buyer can get the entire home financed in the case he does not qualify for the mortgage.

- Benefits to Seller

1) Seller financing helps the sellers to sell their homes in the soft market as it entices the buyer and enables him to close the deal.

2) Sellers can also earn more money through the interest collected via seller financing.

3) There are some other benefits that the seller can get; he can sell his house at the higher price or without making any repair as he would be financing the purchase.

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Sat May 6, 2017
Stanj asked:
Hello! I have an account with Zillow that automatically shows up on Trulia. I have a listing on here, but don't know how to change an incorrect phone number on it. 827 Burwell Lane,…
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Mon Sep 26, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Bait and switch? The form pretty clearly says "By clicking Submit, you confirm that you're interested in being connected with a real estate agent. You will instantly receive a home value report upon submission." ... more
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Tue Sep 6, 2016
Mike Green asked:
My agent had it listed and now it is no longer with him but it lists him as the owner it should be me as the owner. How do I change this I have tried but to no success.
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Fri Jul 8, 2016
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
vincentcorp asked:
When i sell my house, will the money made be tax free (want to use towards next house). Also what percen of the money would i get bacK from profit?
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Mon Jun 15, 2015
Alicia O'Toole answered:
Unfortunately, Trulia does not allow "for sale by owner" listings. Try Zillow, or contact a local agent to assist you. If you need a referral, let me know.
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Mon May 11, 2015
James Schiller answered:
Hi Rch,

I'm James, real estate broker from Charleston, SC.

Are you selling the house yourself or do you have a realtor?

If you have a realtor, talk with him about your concerns. Discuss with him the possible things to be done in order to get people interested with your house. It's only been a little over a couple of months, don't fret just yet. It could just be that you lack a bit of effort on the advertising front. Talking with your realtor will help to iron things out and bring more understanding.

However, if you are going in the for-sale-by-owner route in selling your house, you might consider hiring a realtor after a little more while of non-interest from possible buyers. Find someone who will have your best interest at heart.

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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
While I agree "feed back" is becoming harder and harder to obtain, I don't think it's due to laziness, rudeness or unprofessionalism. I think it's due to agents being on over-load and the manner is which you are making your request.

It has been my experience...
- a quick phone call is often well received
- an early morning email has the best chance of a response IF it contains: the street address, next to or "near" reference points, a description of the house and the price.
- text messages for feedback are most often a nuisance
- one direct question is better than a list, or a "leading" question

Hope this helps!
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Sun Jan 18, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
I'm not quite sure what you are asking, but it appears that you need to contact a local real estate attorney to give you legal advice, which agents cannot provide.
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Tue Dec 23, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Anne Bagnal answered:
It is not on the market at this time.
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If looking to sell, contact and invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis, see what the data suggests, ask opinions and go from there; or consider hiring a professional appraiser.... ... more
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
Tax records will not be able to give you an accurate value of any property. It might allow a good guess, but to be accurate you need an appraisal or get a Realtor to come and value it for you - it's free. ... more
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Shirly asked:
I have relocated to another city and have listed my property in downtown Columbia off of Forest Drive on the MLS. This property is generally zoned and can be used for commercial or residential…
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Howard Rose answered:
As a SC consumer you have the right to choose whom ever you please to represent you in the sale of your home, be it a Full Service Realtor, Limited Service Realtor or MLS Only service.

However, I should warn you that if I were you, and I wanted to maximize the net profit, I would examine all the methods of selling and select the best one for my needs.

1. Full service Realtors
2. Limited service Realtors
3. MLS Only services.

Studies show that Full Service Realtors net a higher list to sales price than the Limited service realtors and MLS only services by and average to 2.5% to 4%. Let's put that into perspective, if your home was listed at $200,000 and the average sales price using full service realtors is $195,500, and using the limited service realtors and MLS only service nets you 2.5% to 4% less than the full services realtors that would be an average between an additional $4500 - $8000 or a sales price between $190,500 to $187,500.

Putting the house on the MLS, Putting a sign the yard and Praying that someone sells it no longer works. Lets me honest when you want information about a store or a product where do you go firsts....Google, I know. If you are you are not actively marketing your house to sell using the same tools that National Association of Realtors (NAR) says over 90% of the home buyers start there search with like, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Yahoo, LinkedIn and the list goes, then your home is really not for sale.

So if it is the illusion of saving money then go discount as long as you don't really have to sell your home. Do your homework, and see what the cost really is for you not to use a Full Service Realtor.
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