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Home Selling in Freehold : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 18, 2017
Nstillman.ns asked:
Is off market, and we know have for their commitment with the realtor but they are stating that we have to put it back on the market in order to discu
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Wed Sep 20, 2017
Faith T answered:

The data you reported is coming from your county records, because of this I am unable to edit or remove the information. This data is gathered by a third-party data collector and only updates on Trulia when discrepancies are identified at the next data collection cycle. Unfortunately, we are unable to expedite this process.

That said, you have the ability to edit your home facts that appear in the Owner Information section. This includes editing the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, home features, description and more.

Please know the 'Edit Home Facts' feature is currently removed from all property pages. While we do not have a time frame for when this will be restored, I can assure you this is only temporary.

Our best recommendation is to check with the county to ensure the information is correct at the source.
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Mon Aug 8, 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!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Sun Apr 10, 2016
Weiyangnu answered:
That probably means that she is a true Christian . Maybe that's why you like her . I would trust her and let her work her own way.
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Fri Oct 23, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Angela,

The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Sun May 17, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Trulia only permits for sale listings to be posted by real estate professionals. If you want your home to appear here you will have to find an agent or broker to work with.
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
John Westrich answered:
Patricia, read your listing agreement. There is a section that covers people who came to see the property during the listing for 30, 60, 120 days. Depends what the broker's policy is. Assuming that these people came to see the property while the property was listed and are now making an offer, the listing agreement will cover these individuals. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Cavine answered:
For some reason, I show up as in Bel Air, MD. I'm actually in NJ. I've asked my attorney but got no answer as to why this Remeemable water lien is on the property. The last time we spoke, he had sent a fax to the water/sewer dept for clarification, but I've heard nothing since. This was about 2 weeks ago. I just never heard of a Redeemable lien. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
John Meeker, SRES®, ABR® answered:
The reassessment program is designed to provide uniformity and equality in the distribution of the property tax burden based on appraisals at market value. It will reflect the changes in market value which occurred in the town since the last revaluation. State law requires that all real estate be assessed at current market value which is defined as the price a property would sell for in the open market when the buyer and seller are both acting voluntarily.

During the reassessment process, an interior and exterior inspection will be conducted of a sampling of properties. The data collected from these inspections, as well the inspections conducted and data collected since the revaluation will be analyzed. Market transactions will be studied, verified and used to compare your property. The final process is to conclude the current market value for each property. To comply with New Jersey law, all town properties will be assessed at market value .

Hope this helps.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.

John Meeker
Keller Williams Realty - Monmouth/Ocean
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:

An accepted offer is not binding in NJ. until it is under contract and all contingencies have been met. The seller has the right to continue to find buyers and the agent is obligated to do so. Once under contract the seller should only get back up offers. ... more
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Francesca Patrizio answered:
The golden rule is as follows: price it; monitor the number of showings and offers - if dismal; reduce. If the reduction produces lots of showings, but no offers, then price remains too high. When it is priced "right", then the showings and offers will come.

While I do understand your desire to not pay to sell your home, unfortunately in today's market many people are doing so. If you wind up losing say $20k on this property, consider yourself ahead of the game . . . . I've had seller's lose way more than that just to sell and "get out" from under. Unfortunately the state of the economy today. No need to hold on to a losing investment.

Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
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Mon May 21, 2012
Joan Congilose answered:
It really depends on whether or not you signed an exclusive buyers agency agreement with your current realtor. If you did look to see what the expiration date is on the agreement. If you did not sign an exclusive agreement and your agent has been showing you homes while you are trying to sell your home and you wind up buying one of those homes theen that person would be considered the procuring cause for introducing you to that home and would be entitled to compensation. If you haven't started looking at homes and you are waiting to sell you should be free to work with any agent you choose . ... more
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Gina Chirico answered:

Only you can choose which real estate broker is best for you. Schedule interviews with a few of them - see what they have to offer; what fees are involved for you to join their brokerage; if they have training; do they supply leads; how is marketing handled; etc. I may think my office is the best and the agent down the street thinks their office is better - its a personal situation based upon what you are looking for in a broker and what they expect of their agents. ... more
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Thu Feb 23, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
“the greedy realtor tried to get us to up our offer 5k because she got another contract”

O.k. Bob - Do the math. If a house is sold at 400k @ 5% that is $20,000. commission
At 405k = $20,250. After the agency split of 50% ( example) the agent stands to make a maximum of $125 by increasing the offer up 5k.

Really? You think the agent was trying to get your price up $5,000 to make an extra $125 commission?

How about the agent was presenting you with the fact that there is another offer on the table and if You wanted the house.. maybe you should make a better offer. It is what we do. We have to present all offers to the seller and to be fair, we need to tell all the offers that they need to give their best shot. Period. Would the Realtor like to say.. yeah, this is it .. we are taking this offer , probably. But we cannot we do what the homeowner wants us to at the moment. Maybe the other people offered $5000 more than you did. That may work out to $30 per month over 30 years for you.. but to the seller it is $5000 more and that is where the decision lies, not the Realtor.

What you feel in your “mind” is not how it works. A contract is a contract when all agree., You are entitled to feel as you wish, but it is not how selling a home works. Before you make assumptions about the greedy Realtor that wanted 5k more. Think about what you are saying.
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