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Home Selling in Greenville : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Niki Davis answered:
If you google, you'll have lots of biased answers on the subject, and I'm sure mine will be seen as biased, as well, but it's based on facts.

Roughly 89% of home buyers/seller work with a Realtor to buyer or sell. This gives a seller working with a Realtor a HUGE edge on the FSBO competition. Realtors are matching buyers to sellers everyday using our proprietary MLS platforms. Will we see your FSBO ad? Maybe, maybe not. Less than 10% of FSBOers will success, and of those who are successful, over 1/3rd of them are simply selling to a friend or family member. That doesn't leave much of a chance that you'll be a success stories for people who see the sign or an ad and show up at your door with a check in hand. Are you a gambler?

There is a lot that goes into selling a home. Market analysis for the right price, staging for the buyers who are searching in your market, legal disclosures that are required by law, advertising (you'll have to work a lot harder, our ad machine is already churching when we set your home into it, you're starting from scratch), the contract itself (is it in your best interest?), negotiation... and the fact is, the FSBOer is a bargain shopper, trying to save the commission and probably unprepared, and that attracts bargain shoppers, who are also going to be unprepared. There is also a safety issue: Is that guy walking through your master bedroom a legitimate serious home buyer, or is he looking for "stuff" he can come back later for while you're at work?

I wouldn't do it.
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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
No it does not, try Zillow instead.
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
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Thu Jun 4, 2015
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Wed May 20, 2015
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Do you have an account here at Trulia? Are you an agent looking to represent yourself? I could be mistaken but I believe you may need to partner with a real estate agent to do this.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Steve Smith answered:
Because you are not an agent. For sale by owner is hard to advertise, if you need help give me a call and I can help lead you in the right direction. 803-807-7898
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Mon May 12, 2014
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 and 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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Sun May 11, 2014
Kim Benedict answered:
Homes can only be added to Trulia via the MLS system... you will need to list your home for it to appear on here...
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
List your standard Sq ft, anything additional can be listed as special circumstances.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Jerry Sather answered:

Don't feel too bad, you never know until you ask right?! Now you know.

Good luck,

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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Mona Lisa Harrison answered:
I really would not recommend doing that. That's your agent's job. But sometimes buyers and their agents just won't provide feedback.
I usually provide an incentive for buyers agents to give me feedback. It really helps
Also, if someone is really interested in your house you'll hear from them.
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Just another example of why I try to discourage my Clients from buying in an HOA.
There are a million stories in the Naked City, this was just one of them.
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Sun Apr 8, 2012
Scott Holtzclaw answered:
In South Carolina, tenants are protected from unwanted intrusions in their private space. In most cases, they have the right "not to be bothered" until 30 days prior to end of lease. You can consult the wording in your lease, and if you have a property manager, read the management agreement with manager to see what it states. You can also consult a real estate attorney to get professional advice. Of course, this presumes tenant is paying lease on time & fulfilling all other agreed-upon responsibilities.
TX, Scott
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Eli Givoni-Short Sale Dept LLC answered:
Hi Ralph,

Nothing happens. Your lender will likely start foreclosure proceedings, but hopefully, if your house is priced right, it will sell long before the auction date. If your house is not short, you still sell it and the debt gets paid off in full at closing. If you're upside down on your mortgage, you can do a short sale. Most of our short sale clients do not pay their mortgage.

We are a professional short sale service. Please call us directly to discuss your specific situation. Our services are FREE to homeowners. We look forward to hearing from you.

Eli Givoni, Director
Short Sale Department, LLC
Serving all 50 states
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Sheila Reeves answered:
Have the seller call Greenville County Tax office, or report it through their web site, they will correct the county map for you. That happened to me after they put them on line and it was very easy to get it fixed. I think I called them; they might accept your phone call for your seller also.
Hope this helps,

Sheila Reeves
Broker, ABR, GRI
WOW Upstate Realty
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Angela Carson answered:
Hi Berracca!
The answer depends on several factors: where your home is located, what you paid for it, and what you owe on the home being some of the major ones.

In several areas of Greenville, home prices may not be as bad as you think. If you price your home compellingly and it is staged correctly, it may sell much faster than you think.

The silver lining is what you will gain on the BUY side! Great deals are out there, and unbelievable interest rates!

Good luck!
Angela Carson
e-Pro, Broker Associate
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
Angela Carson answered:
Hi Tony!
The average days on market in Greenville right now is hovering around 100 days. However, this is the OVERALL average for the Greenville area. The days on market in each area is different. For example, in my neighborhood, the average days on market is about 60 days. In another neighborhood that I recently checked, it is even lower.

If you are curious about the average days on market for your neighborhood, your best bet is to contact a Realtor.
Also note that the data for days on market changes with every sale, so it can fluctuate weekly.
Angela Carson, Broker Associate, e-Pro 864-380-3413
New Way Properties
Greenville, SC 29601
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Tue May 19, 2009
Sharon Bishop answered:
You would need the assistance of another realtor to help out.
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