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Home Selling in Dakota County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 15, 2017
Lisa Preston asked:
3. What is the difference between an agent and a pro, or premier agent?
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
P Aylward asked:
I would like to edit information on open house and description. I can do this on Zillow site but not on Trulia. Is there a way to make these changes for correction and accuracy?
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest ( to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck!

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here:
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Fri Apr 28, 2017
Dcdahlgren asked:
I am the owner and seller. You have the right house photo, but the wrong house number. You are showing the description for my house, but the public records for my neighbor's house.
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Fri Jul 8, 2016
Maricris A answered:

To post a for sale by owner property on Trulia, you will be redirected to Zillow. Once you are done posting your property on Zillow, the listing will appear on Trulia after 24 hours. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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


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Wed Feb 10, 2016
Katie Harry answered:
Feel free to reach out if you need any assistance, Marine. I l know the area well and would be happy to assist or complete a CMA if you'd like.


Katie L. Harry
Real Estate Agent, MRP
Certified Veterans Home Buying Agent

Office: 763.441.2248
Mobile: 651.331.9664
Fax: 763.441.4633
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
John and Becky Durham answered:
Trulia doesn't allow FSBO. It's understandable to think you can get a better return on the sale of your home with FSBO. Did you know that the research is pretty clear that home owners who use an experienced real estate agent sell their home faster and for higher prices (usually more than the agent's commission.) Licensed REALTORS have access to marketing channels that FSBO do not. We have a comprehensive online marketing program that is second to none in the Apple Valley area. We also have very strong negotiating skills, and will work on your behalf to get you the best terms and price. This is especially important when you need to negotiate repairs after an inspection or other contingency clauses or financing problems that may arise with the buyer. We've seen it all and can use that experience to make selling your home as easy as possible for you.

We are very experienced in marketing and selling homes in Apple Valley and would be delighted to talk with you about your options, our marketing program, and provide you with a market analysis.

We'd love to hear from you!

John and Becky Durham
Durham Executive Group
RE/MAX Results & RE/MAX Support Services

John: 651-231-2191
Becky: 651-231-2192

Visit our website for more info about our services:
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Thu Nov 6, 2014
Gail Strom answered:

If you have your property listed on the MLS by a local Realtor, that agent should be able to manage your home being syndicated not just on Trulia but on multiple real estate sites. You shouldn't have to bother with this. ... more
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Let me recommend that you send an email to the Help Desk: Good luck.
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Tom Sommers answered:
Depends on your situation and the sold comps in your area. Remember you will never get the same dollar on a per square foot basis as you will on above ground finished square feet from an appraiser. Plus if you are going to finish it, make sure it is finished in the same quality of the rest of the homes ... more
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Mike Westphalen answered:
In short the answer is no according to the contract you signed with the listing agent and broker. However, you could meet with your realtor and their broker and discuss the situation. A Realtor's job isn't over once the contract is signed. He or she should be available to answer questions and follow up on any situations through closing. When is the appraisal? Did the property appraise at the purchase price? When is the lender issuing the commitment letter if it's in the contract? Are there any delays to the commitment letter and why? Following up with the title company to schedule the closing date and time? Final walkthrough? etc, Listing a home for sale and helping a buyer purchase a home doesn't end with the signed contract. It's building a relationship with those clients for future business and in order to get future business from those clients, a Realtor should follow up with those clients on a timely basis, no matter what the question. ... more
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Sun Mar 23, 2014
Brad & Jill Lacher answered:
Do not hesitate to seek the services of a professional home stager. If staging a home is not common in your area, that is even more reason to hire a professional. They can make your home stand out for all the right reasons! ... more
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Gail Strom answered:
As concerning as any water intrusion can be, it doesn't necessarily mean that your property value has been reduced, IF the problem has been resolved. Potential home buyers don't like hearing about past issues but if you can show that the damages were repaired and actions were taken so that future water intrusion is unlikely you should be able to get market value. If you get to the point of selling and would like a more in depth analysis on market value please feel free to reach out to me.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Gail Strom answered:
Great question, Chris. Anytime you purchase a new home or even refinance one that you already own you will need to re qualify. I work with buyers and sellers in Farmington, and have for a long time. Feel free to visit my website for some references from my Farmington clients.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Gail Strom answered:
Often times the offices at mobile home parks will have contacts and information that would help you shop around. Make a few calls and they'll put you on the right track.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Gail Strom answered:
You may not pick the absolute best carpet for the future homeowner but you can easily find something neutral that will help the home to sell, which is the main objective. While buyers like feeling like they can get a discount or even an allowance, they will be more motivated by purchasing a home with fresh carpet rather than a worn out carpet that they will need to contend with after closing. Good luck. ... more
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Cody Anderson answered:
We will stage your home to sell in 30 days :)

Cody Anderson, MN Licensed Realtor

Metropolitan Home Team

Phone: 612-242-5752

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