I saw a house on Trulia how do I contact the owner/seller?

Asked by Chia, Miami, FL Wed May 21, 2008

This house was courtesy of Realty Trac, the complete address was not posted but I could figure it out after doing some research. So when I went to see the house, it does not have any ad of sale or anything. How should I proceed if I want to buy it? There is no real state ad or anything.
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Cathy Sloan, Agent, Jacksonville, FL
Wed May 21, 2008
Realty Trac posts homes that are foreclosed and homes that have had a Lis Pendens filed. If there is no sign it may be the latter. The Lis Pendens (Latin for Suit Pending) is a document filed in public records that is notification that the first step to Foreclosure has begun.

The home may not be listed for sale by any one. The seller is behind in mortgage payments. This doucment is filed and remains active even if the owner has made payment arrangements to get caught up on back payments or has filed bank ruptsy, which can delay the foreclosure for up to a year. If the seller made arrangements the Lis Pendens will remain active in public records until the end of the payment arrangement.

In answer to how to proceed. If you have an interest in the home, I would knock on the door and ask if they are interested in selling for a fair price. They can only say yes, no or maybe.

Be aware that the filing of the Lis Pendens caused a moutain of letters, cards and phone calls from investors offering to purchase the home. Many at an insultingly low price. The home owners may not be very receptive to you at first.

Best of luck

Cathy Sloan
RE/MAX Specialists
Jacksonville, FLorida
Web Reference:  http://www.cathysloan.com
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Evelina Tsig…, Agent, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Sun May 25, 2008
Hello Chia!
No phone number at the listing? Google Realty Trac and call them. Cannot find? Get any local realtor - every real estate agent would be happy to help you . Good luck and we hope, Chia, you find your future home in Florida.
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Mott Marvin…, Agent, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Sat May 24, 2008
There should have been contact information on the Realty Trac listing. It may be an agent, lender or the owners contact info. GZo back to the listing and see.
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Andre Shambl…, Agent, Miami, FL
Fri May 23, 2008
If you are interested in contacting the owner of a home you would like to purchase at your earliest convenience please give me a call I can help you. 305-788-6643
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Greg & Janet…, Agent, Lynnwood, WA
Wed May 21, 2008
The best way is to contact the listing agent associated with the property. To find this look at the listing, if you can't find it on trulia, it is most likely listed somewhere esle. After you find the agent they will then give you the information you seek or they will put you in contact with the seller.
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Larry Story, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Wed May 21, 2008
First I would contact a local agent. It may have already been sold or it is still in the foreclosure process and not listed yet. A local Realtor will be able to tell you.
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