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Home Selling in Grand Rapids : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Vinamoreman answered:
Interesting writing . I was fascinated by the facts , Does anyone know if I would be able to get a sample FL DoR DR-1S copy to complete ?
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Pete Bruinsma answered:
Since you have an executed contract you are liable. Id recommend googling "suing for performance real estate." I unfortunately was involved in a case like this a few years ago as a buyers agent and we were successful in acquiring the property. ... more
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Pete Bruinsma answered:
No one can answer questions like this without examining all of the aspects of the situation. Still, generally, the answer is no. If the contract expires there might be a different answer but there could also be certain provisions in your contact that allow extra time for conditions beyond the purchaser's (or seller's) control. ... more
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Sun May 8, 2016
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Wed Feb 10, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Commission rates are always negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area.

We started UpNest ( to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to "comparison shop" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! ... more
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Gregory Young answered:
Go to the most valued and preferred service for Michigan sellers that want to save thousands. It's fas, easy and fun! Sell like a pro!
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Keep in mind you're posting a question to a bunch of REALTORS. The quick answer is no, you cannot post a home for sale by owner on Trulia. Long answer: You can post a FSBO listing on Zillow and craigslist....but why would you want to jeopardize the biggest single investment of your life? You may save a few $$, but in actuality, FSBOs often end up losing money instead of saving money. They typically don't know the true market value of their home. They often are poor negotiators and don't know how to handle inspection issues, appraisal issues, title issues, loan issues, etc. It takes weeks (or months) longer for homes to sell by owner. And you're likely not familiar with the legal documents or other requirements involved in selling a home. I see so many FSBOs on here asking silly questions while their in the middle of a transaction...hoping for an agent to rescue them and give them the answer they need before they lose $$ or risk the transaction falling apart! I would seriously rethink your decision to sell FSBO. :-)

Sally Grenier
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Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Gregory Young answered:
Go to This is a free referral site for consumers. They will locate the Top selling or buyer's agent in that area. They are not worried about the name, or the name of the company they go based solely on performance. Hope that helps. ... more
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Tue Jan 26, 2016
Gregory Young answered: Your best most trusted flat fee service in Michigan. They cover all Michigan MLS services and allow you to stay in control of your sale. Preferred over all MLS providers for their knowledge of the market and the up front expectations of most major websites like TRULIA, ZILLOW AND ... more
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Tue Oct 13, 2015
Chris Jaroszewicz answered:
I am sorry it has not been a good home for you. If you'd like to sell your home fast, I have some suggestions for you, including getting the home ready for sale. I cannot imagine any penalties apply when reselling a home, no matter how quick, unless there are restrictions in your loan, capital gains taxes, or other "costs" you might not expect, such as repairs, or remediations. Feel free to Contact me at ... more
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Sun Nov 30, 2014
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
A lot of factors are involved in this. Is the market doing well? Meaning, are houses selling fairly quick in your area. Also, is the listing agent you chose willing to market your home? Is your house priced to sell? If all of these answers were yes, then I believe your house should sell quick. ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
Dan is correct, there are no FSBO's on Trulia, though a quick google search will bring you to many sites that do. I would consider finding a good local broker here on Trulia to help maximize your return. Good luck ! ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
dezmcelheny answered:
Are you serious?! A seller can not list their own home? Zillow lets you!
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
Bob Trout answered:
You would be best served by asking that question to the lender you worked with to purchase the home. If I remember correctly, by selling that quickly you will be required to repay the MSHDA assistance. I'm not sure if there is any penalty beyond that. Again, check with your lender.

If you answer you find out is not a problem and you'd still like to sell, I'd be happy to meet with you to help with the seller process. Call me at 616.240.1413.. Bob Trout, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
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Sun May 18, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
If the buyers want to move in before closing, the sellers are entitled to ask for rent.
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Becky Johnson, ABR, e-Pro, CNE answered:
Use a RE/MAX agent and u can't list FSBO on Trulia.
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Nick Sakalis answered:
Ask a Realtor to run you the statistics. It would be your most accurate source.
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