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Tue Oct 24, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes you can post your home For Sale By Owner on Zillow, Trulia FOR FREE!! You should also post it on other websites. Zillow and Trulia are the same company (Zillow Group). You need to start with Zillow, then it will sync to Trulia within 24 - 36 hours. You should receive a confirmation email.

WARNING: You need to know that realtors pay monthly advertising fees to Zillow, Trulia and other websites. Their names, pictures and contact information WILL APPEAR on all For Sale By Owner listings. You cannot remove them. The issue is Zillow and Trulia have a default checkmark next to one of the agents on your listing. This is done for the buyer's convenience. All the buyer has to do is fill out the Contact Form and submit it. The lead will go to the agent - not you, the owner. One method around this is to include a sentence in your description that says: "PLEASE CONTACT OWNER AT _____".

You also need to know that ALL realtors scan For Sale By Owner listings and are trained to call you. Whether or not you want a realtor, the fact that your home is for sale means you will receive phone calls from realtors. Realtors are trained to tell you that you don't know what you're doing and you need to list your home with a broker.

A hybrid method that will solve your issues is Google "Flat Fee Broker". There are several websites that do this. The process is it allows sellers to pay a small fee to have their home listed for sale in their local MLS system. Sellers are required to pay a buyers broker a commission (about 3% - it's negotiable). The HUGE benefit to sellers is you save the other 3% by not having a full service broker. As a seller, you will be in control of marketing, deadlines, contract, negotiations, disclosures, etc. Even if you pay for a real estate attorney and title company, it's still much cheaper than paying 6% + to a real estate brokerage.
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Tue May 19, 2009
Luke Allison answered:
The FHA guidelines basically state regarding a prior bankruptcy: "2 years removed if the loan receives an 'APPROVED' response or 3 years otherwise."

You see, obtaining an approval will actually have more to do with the rest of your credit and you hopefully having a decent overall credit profile.

If you are 2 years removed from the satisfaction date of the bankruptcy, then you might want to just go ahead and apply and see what happens. You have nothing to lose.

If you would like to take 30 minutes and call me to run the application, I would be glad to assist you. At least you'll know and get to stop worrying about it.
Let me know if I can help.
Good Luck!

Luke Allison
Bank of America Home Loans
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Thu May 8, 2008
Todd Norsted answered:

I can just speak for here in MN, but here, the law reads, if you are a married couple, it takes one signature to buy, and both to sell. I'd wait, just to be sure.

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