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Home Selling in Fort Myers : Real Estate Advice

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Kimshea, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Nov 3, 2016
Kimshea asked:
My real estate company highly recommended a painter and landscaper friend to help me get ready to put my house on the market. We hired him. I paid him in full for the landscaping and he…
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Maryconrodre…, Home Buyer in Port Charlotte, FL
Tue Oct 25, 2016
Maryconrodrealtor asked:
I am a Realtor in the Fort Myers area and would like to register with your site.
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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Sun Oct 16, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Try contacting the former agent or agent's broker about having the old listing removed. Or you can try contacting trulia's customer service department directly.
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Fri Aug 26, 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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John Stahl, Renter in Reading, PA
Fri Jul 29, 2016
John Stahl asked:
Location, 16513 Johnson Lane, NFM, 33917 double wide, to be completely remodeled inside and out. New siding, new deck, double wide, 24x43, 2 br 2 full bath. new flooring. not furnished.…
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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
If you have your home listed through an agent, your agent can create an agent account with Trulia, then post your home for sale here.
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Cynthia Ann…, Home Seller in Fort Myers, FL
Sun Jun 26, 2016
Cynthia Ann Artale-Ouellette asked:
How do I enter an "open house"?
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 Mark, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Fri May 13, 2016
Mark answered:
The best way to find out the going real estate commission rate is to put the Realtor fees on the open market and let the Agents bid your commission rate. Commission fees are negotiable and can vary by zip code. We find the best way to compare commission fees is to reverse-auction them. That is why we created; a free service for Sellers who can invite agents to submit their marketing plan and commission structure. It is a patent pending process that is saving Sellers thousands.

It is completely free to the Seller and there is no obligation for the Seller to pick the lowest bid or any bid. The whole time the Seller remains anonymous as we never publish your street address or contact information. Sellers can sit back and review marketing plans, commission bids, ratings and reviews. A big win for the Seller. After all, Agents are not charged to register or bid and they have no obligation to bid. Give it a try:
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Bob Dolce, Home Buyer in Fort Myers, FL
Sat Apr 16, 2016
Bob Dolce asked:
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Fri Feb 19, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
No, unlike Zillow, Trulia does not currently accept direct listings that are FSBO, only licensed real estate agents can post listings here.
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Fri Feb 19, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
No. Trulia does not accept FSBO listings.
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cbarsa, Home Buyer in Madeira Beach, FL
Thu Jan 21, 2016
cbarsa answered:
I had a contract on a condo which the buyer wouldn't extend contract over New Years. The contract ended Dec 29, 2015. I needed a few more days to complete financing.

He had a cash buyer and wants to keep my earnest money. His attorney has been brutal. In the real estate contract you must notify 7 days prior of cancellation. I had no intentions of cancellation because I wanted condo.

I wanted a couple extra days due to Holiday's Christmas etc. Is there any consideration allowed for business days. I found out since that he had done this to prior contract on this condo?
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Jason Lipsher, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Sun Jan 10, 2016
Jason Lipsher answered:
I can list your home on Trulia, Zillow,, along with 100's of other online platforms but most important, our local MLS (multiple listing service). Let my network of resources take the stress out of selling your home. I was born and raised in Fort Myers and have been selling homes here since 2005. Feel free to reach out to me anytime as I have no life besides selling Real Estate!

Jason Lipsher
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David Lang, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Thu Sep 17, 2015
David Lang answered:
It's understandable why you would want to attempt to sell a home yourself, and you can! However, years and years of stats show that partnering with a good Realtor will "NET" you more money. It's just a reality. More exposure is what a good Realtor can give your property listing; more than anything the average person can do. More exposure to more potential buyers for ANY product results in higher sales price for the product and a quicker time frame. Think about who would choose to not work with a Realtor and choose to only to shop FSBOs when purchasing a home.....Investors? You are correct. Do investors want to pay market value for any
I hope this helps! Good luck!

David Lang
Keller Williams Realty
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Gary Farber, Real Estate Pro in Palm Coast, FL
Wed Jul 29, 2015
Gary Farber answered:
Hello Tiggyman4454,
Trulia is a agent only website, but we do offer different options for our sellers, it's not you typical listing agreement! If you would like to learn more and discuss it you can contact me at: I would be happy to help you! Please put listing options in the subject line.
Thank you and have a great day,
Gary Farber
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Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Overland Park, KS
Sat Mar 21, 2015
Kim Benedict answered:
Where is it listed incorrectly? There are people out there putting up misleading information to take advantage of innocent people that are uninformed on how the market works. We have had this issue occur on Craigs list and on other popular sites where they post the property for much less and tell people they only want cash no checks or wires for the property then the vanish... if its incorrect on Trulia then contact your agent as this site pulls directly from MLS listings, then Trulia to see why its showing inaccurate infraction. ... more
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Jelena Foskey, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Wed Mar 11, 2015
Jelena Foskey answered:
Hello, I am a local broker and would like to work with you and help you sell your home. I am a GRI, SFR, e-pro and MRP. I am flexible on commission and offer the full marketing plan. Please call me or text me at 239-357-8969 or I speak German and am able to market your home to European cash buyers. ... more
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Jennifer Fer…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Wed Oct 1, 2014
Jennifer Ferri answered:
Yes, this is possible. However, as stated by the agents below, you need to be careful.
I would not give any personal information out.
You would not need to share more than a phone number and an email.
If they are willing to put in an offer and sign a contract and put money in an account for escrow, you may well be fine.
DO NOT give them your bank info.
You will want to work with a title company and have them hold the funds.
A title company has protected accounts.
Call me for more information.
We specialize in helping sellers and buyers on FSBO transactions.

Jennifer Ferri
Tel. 239-415-6574
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Rhonda Foss, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Rhonda Foss answered:
Hi Terry,

I'm just following up with your post and wondering how your home sale is coming along? Homeowners can easily get overwhelmed at times.

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