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Home Selling in Indianapolis : Real Estate Advice

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Sat May 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, the answer in 1 word - GREED. The sad secret truth is working in the real estate industry is expensive. Realtors are independent contractors / self employed and need to spend their own money to pay for various fees, marketing costs, car expenses, etc. Therefore, being a frequent contributor to questions here and formerly on Zillow (Zillow shut down their Advice forum), I'm noticing more agents are asking buyers and renters to pay fees upfront where as before, agents would normally accept the standard commission percentage in the MLS system. No idea why agents are no longer accepting the standard commission but my only theory is either their business costs have gone up drastically OR they feel with the improving economy, they want more money to work (better known as greed).

Tell your agent that they are required to show you listings from discount brokers. If they refuse, you want to cancel your agreement with this realtor and find somebody else. Do NOT say you will pay this agent a fee upfront. BUT be prepared for this agent to ask for a fee upfront. Another option - ask the Office Manager / broker to assign you a new licensed agent. New agents are not as greedy - they need experience first.
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Mon May 15, 2017
Amy asked:
Our buyer was initially approved for a loan to purchase our house with a 5% down payment. However, the credit score expired, and when the lender re-pulled it, it had gone down 100 points…
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Thu May 4, 2017
Jkap15 asked:
I've update to "sale pending" on Zillow, but your site will not update. We want the calls and inquiries to stop...
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are 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 (http://www.upnest.com) 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! http://www.upnest.com ... more
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hello,

Unfortunately, we didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with your complete property address.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Neil
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Aug 10, 2016
Gabbeinc asked:
Properties. We do all the up-front investment, including renting the house (mostly SFR). Where do we find more investors for this product?
gabbeinc@hotmail.com
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Wed Jul 13, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most buyers do not have those forms when they make the offer but sign them when they make formal mortgage application, (which is usually within 7 days of the offer being accepted) The forms should then be sent to the buyer broker, listing agent and seller all of who have to sign. ... more
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Sun May 15, 2016
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Thu May 12, 2016
Larry Ohrstrom asked:
I want to know what to do first. I am wanting yo relocate to a different city about 200 miles away to be closed to family. Do I sell my current home and then look for new house? Do I keep…
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Sat Mar 26, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Your home would have to be listed with a licensed real estate agent. You can post FSBO listings on zillow.
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Sat Dec 26, 2015
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Tue Aug 18, 2015
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Wed Jun 17, 2015
Tom John asked:
How can the information on profile be changed? It has a dated picture of the property, the date of construction and the size are wrong on your website.
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
dp.buttram asked:
MLS pictures have changed but Trulia is not picking up the changes, how do i change the pictures to update?
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Thu Apr 23, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
No.Trulia does not allow owners to advertise their homes on Trulia. Other websites do allow.
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Tom McCollister answered:
You may have already concluded all of this, but saw the question and wanted to add my thoughts. Sounds like a very unique situation. As Dan mentioned you may have to wait some time after taking out a mortgage to sell the home. A better plan/option in my opinion would be to have your parents sell the home, and draw up some type of contract between you and them to outline exactly how the process will go and how money will change hands. That way you may be able to avoid the costs associated with "buying" the home, appraisal, loan costs, closing costs, etc. Only to then turn around and sell it again, which will also have additional costs to incur. I would definitely contact an accountant and an attorney to help figure out what the best plan of action would be. If this is something still in the works, I'd be happy to discuss further. I actually live in New Pal. ... more
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