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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Paul asked:
Mon Apr 13, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Trulia is an agent only platform at this time but you may be able to have it syndicate from Fizber.com or Postlets.com.

Chris
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Mon Dec 29, 2014
Alan Deblat answered:
Yes, of course. And you do not have to disclose those reasons either. They're your reasons. I will say that typically, I encourage my customers to take advantage of the increased exposure that comes along with the Multiple Listing Service. However, it is ultimately up to you and what you're comfortable with. And it would not prevent me from working with a potential client. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Matt Leighton answered:
Alarm Clock / Tea Maker all-in-one is a must.
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Tom Sommers answered:
Not in all markets. In the Minneapolis area prices are rising much faster than the comps and I am concerned at some point we will start to have some appraisal issues.

Tom
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Erin Mandeville answered:
Cristina,

This is a very smart question! Well staged homes will sell faster and for a higher price than homes that don't accent the very best features.

I just wrote a blog about common staging mistakes. Check it out! Do you see any items in your home that might be a mistake? Dark colors, overstuffed, minimal curb appeal? If so... there are also tricks to help you get those items corrected.

If you are interested in selling and would like an in-home consultation about the current position of your home in the market and how to make it shine amongst the competition, I would love to help!
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Tamara Williams asked:
I have a listing that is very unique. Its next to an industrial area, but it sits far enough back in the trees that you do not feel like it is industrial. Neighbors are gone by 5 pm.…
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Mark Meissner answered:
Thank you Regan. I will keep this one in mind. These particular clients absolutely have to be in Bozeman though. Thank you again and enjoy your weekend!

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
406-570-9576
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Bridger Guide,

I couldn't agree more with the other agents' input. Knowing what the market is currently doing will be invaluable to correctly pricing your home. Montana is a nondisclosure state, so sales information is not of public record. A local real estate agent will be able to access that information and share with you how to price your home. Good luck, and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help. Have a great day!

Mark Meissner
Bozeman, Montana
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
(406) 570-9576
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
Interesting question, keep in mind that most home sales have two agents involved the listing agent whose job it is to market and promote your property and then assist you in negotiating the best possible deal that you can and finally seeing it successfully through to closing. Then there's the Buyer Broker who is representing the buyer’s interests, not yours. Some would argue the buyer broker is more important, some the listing agent.

My advice is to interview several agents. Ask them how long they've been in the business (considr 7 years a minimum requirement) Ask them how many transactions they closed last year and ask them to document it with a simple report from the MLS system. Ask them what their marketing plan entails, do they hire professional photographers and most importantly what about the Internet. You want to see that they have a strong Internet presence, both on Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and their own websites. Ask if they blog. (You want one who does)

I've attached a link to a recent blog I posted here on Trulia about how to find a great agent, while it's more focused on Buyers there some good information for Sellers in it as well. Thanks for your question, you’ve just given me my next Blog topic.

I wish you all the best.
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Fri Nov 25, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner, the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if an when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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Tue Jun 14, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If looking to sell, invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data, ask for opinions and make a determination, or consider hiring a professional appraiser. ... more
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Thu Sep 16, 2010
Mac answered:
Maybe...
I'm a winter resident - I sold my house several years ago & I've renting for the last 3 seasons. It's cheaper, more flexible & far less risky in such a soft market with huge inventory. Would seller consider a winter rental with a rent to own option ? Ifso, please tell me more about the house. Mac ... more
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