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Home Selling in Durham : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Durhamrealtor1212 asked:
I am not sure how to make it appear in my Saved Homes account so can you help me with this?
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
What you see on Zillow or similar sites has no bearing on what your home is really worth. They use automated programs that do not always take into consideration location, extras, upgrades, condition and such. A good local listing agent will tell you what your home is worth in todays market based on fact ... more
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Fri May 26, 2017
Charles Richardson asked:
I claimed my home on zillow and changed my profile information. That new information is reflected there. I created a for sale by owner listing. A few days later I went to Trulia and found…
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Thu Sep 1, 2016
Steph asked:
In the state of NC. Long story short, the original developer went bankrupt and there are amenities that were lost like a neighborhood pool. Plus the parking situation in the townhome community…
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Maricris A 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’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. 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:


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Fri Nov 13, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
If they are relatively new, then you will probably not recoup your expense back. Here is the thing, it is all where you price the home. At the list price suggested by your agent, what are the other competing houses offering? Do they all have granite? Then instead of paying for the granite (and maybe they don't like the color or the style), why not lower the price to the bottom of the range. It will motivate sellers to consider your property.

Or, consider the price range just below or even just above your agent's suggestion. How does your home qualify in size, construction, amenities and overall quality to the others in the new price range?

Another option is to price your home the same as the homes with better flooring or granite and offer a $3,000 renovation budget paid at closing.
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Thu Nov 5, 2015
Douglas answered:
My family recently sign with a Remax realtor here in charlotte nc. Initially she stated she would take the listing for a 4% commission and we happily agreed as the previous quotes were upwards to 8%.

My brother, who isn't too business aware, went on what I relayed to him in reference to the realtor stating she would charge 4%. He did not read the contract and after researching it on my own, realized she was charging us 6%!!!!!!! AUGGGGHHHH.

I asked the realtor why she changed her % amount and she stated I was mistaken and that she Never quoted 4%. My brother agrees that she did indeed quote 4%. She states that her REMAX office would never let her charge less than 6%.

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Thu May 28, 2015
Alfred and Petra Krolzyk answered:
Eleanor, you cannot list a FSBO on Trulia, try Zillow or Craigslist.
Good luck with your sale.
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
garypuntman answered:
I think that interior paint is very important. You want to make sure you pick just the right color. I think that something more simple is good if you are trying to sell your home. ... more
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Mon Nov 10, 2014
Quality6s asked:
Are there any builders in the RTP area that will buy your current home
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Wed Jun 4, 2014
Allen Hunter answered:
Price, Price, Price!! Things have picked up for sure around the area, but price will always sell a home more quickly.
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Jay Andorfer answered:
Taj! you have just improved your neighborhood by renovating your home.Change your wording from flipping to" improving the neighborhood" this is a better visual! Call someone who has experience in this category.For the folks who renovate correctly, you not only improved the neighborhood, you have won the hearts of your neighbors. I have renovated several homes on streets that were rental homes. I turned them into single family homes. Now the streets are full of satisfied homeowners. Be remembered as one of them.Jay Andorfer, Agent ... more
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
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Sat Nov 9, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
A perfectly nice development but it hasn't held it's value well, The area around it is developing and this will likely help solidify the values of the townhomes there over the next year or two. ... more
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Michael Newport answered:
This property is located in an area that is in close proximity to Downtown Durham, RTP, and several interstates. I am more than happy to speak with you about this home and see how it compares with other properties in this area. I have done quite a lot of business here so I know I can help get you the best value for your purchase. ... more
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Alton Tyndall answered:
As noted by the other agent, this site is mainly for realtors only, I am a full service agent here in Durham, retired law enforcement and know the area well, I also partner with an auction company which is a useful tool for selling properties, thanks, Alton ... more
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Trulia isn't designed to allow non Realtors to post on it. If you're working with a Realtor they can post it to the site, if you're not then it won't be available on Trulia or etc.

If you're not working with a Realtor but would consider working with one; feel free to check out my profile her on Trulia or simply Google my name. I live here in Durham and am one of the top producing agents here in the Triangle, I'd be happy to assist you if I can.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Debra Jackson answered:
This is the time to sell and buy. Keep the house on the market. Interests rates are only going up, so buyers are out there. Do make sure your home is priced right, make sure you are not over priced and are competitive with the homes listed around you. Also make sure the condition is the best it can be. Buyers still want a home that is move in ready. If you did not have your home staged, you may want to have a stager or you agent help you with staging to make you home show it's best. Please contact me if you have any questions. ... more
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