Asked by Michael Kelly, Dutchess County, NY Wed Aug 1, 2012

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Amy Liu, Agent, Flushing, NY
Thu Aug 2, 2012
Unfortunately, Trulia does not allow owners to post their homes for sale. Only real estate agents can. But you can try other websites!

Amy Liu
East Coast Realtors, Inc
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Curtis Darra…, Agent, Poughkeepsie, NY
Sun Aug 12, 2012
Hi Michael, as many of the agents mentioned below, you cannot post your own home for sale on Trulia. But there are other sites for home owners looking to sell by themselves (for a fee of course). Google "Fore Sale By Owner" and you'll find many of them. But you may find after spending money on websites and advertising you need to list it with an agent. In that case you would have wasted all that money. There are companies that will do "Flat Fee" listings. Typically you pay a dollar figure for the agent to enter the property into MLS and post it on the web. You would be required to do most everything else (print advertising, marketing materials, scheduling showings, walking potential buyers through the house, qualifying buyers, negotiating, etc....). The other option is a traditional listing. For a commission, a realtor will handle everything and take on all the risk. If you try to sell yourself and you don't find a buyer, all the money you spent is gone. If you hire an agent and the house doesn't sell, the agent has taken on all the risk. Hope that helps.

Curtis C Darragh
Legacy Land & Homes LLC
Principal Broker
Bus: 845-206-9462
Cell: 845-518-7526
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Thu Aug 2, 2012
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.
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Patrick Fiel…, Agent, Plano, TX
Wed Aug 1, 2012
Hi Michael,

A seller can not directly list a home for sale on Trulia - its not designed that way. All of the listings on Trulia are imported or "syndicated" from regional mulitple listing services. This process also serves to ligitimize the listings consumers find on the site.

If you list your home with a real estate firm through a real estate agent (commissions are negotiable if expense is a concern), it will be listed on Trulia - not a bad idea since Trulia is the third largest resouce visited by home buyers and sellers!

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