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Home Selling in Kansas : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I apologize but we do not have an option to upload new photos of the property if it is not an active listing or for sale. Please note that if you intend to put your home on the market, you or your agent will have the ability to create a new listing and post new photos. This new listing will then override the property page with the Google image.




Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
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Wed Apr 19, 2017
homecoin answered:
While you do need an agent to list you on the MLS, you do not need to pay that agent a big commission. You can get a flat fee MLS listing, which is basically paying an upfront fee to an agent to list you on the MLS, where you can offer a commission to buyer agents.

For example, instead of paying a 6% commission to a typical full-service agent to list you on the MLS, you would pay a flat fee agent $100 and then offer 3% commission to buyer agents. The savings are big and this is something the U.S. Department of Justice advocates.

In general, the big things you want to look for in a flat fee MLS listing are:

1. The listing MUST be on the local MLS.
There are dozens of MLSs in California alone. Sellers want to be on the MLS that covers the area where their home is located, so they can offer a commission to LOCAL buyer agents.

2. Cost to list + changes to listing.
Can range from $100-$400 for the exact same listing on the MLS. Watch out for fine print that requires an additional fee at closing. Make sure you are able to make changes to the listing after it has been posted for a nominal fee.

3. Photos on MLS.
Make sure you can upload at least a dozen photos. Some services offer a great price, but it is only for 1 photo - which is not useful for most properties.

4. Length of Listing.
Get at least a six month listing and be sure that there is no charge for cancellation.

5. Fine print.
You should never be required to use any closing service (e.g. escrow) provided by the flat fee service agent. This is a violation of federal law.

Ultimately, we have found that the three most important things when listing a home are 1) price, 2) pro photos, and 3) offering a fair buyer agent commission on the MLS (typically 2.5%). Also, always check the reviews of any flat fee agent you work with.
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Angie Birdsong asked:
The information provided said my house has 5 rooms? What is considered a room? I have a 3 bedroom house.
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Thu Mar 2, 2017
robert.alan.geiger asked:
My home has been listed for 49 days now, and I have had 4 showings. All good feed back but they said they aren't buying for a few more months. My house is the cheapest per square by…
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Sun Dec 4, 2016
Misty_w asked:
My realtor said I would need to bring approx $6500 to the closing. Now she is telling me I need to bring $8500. I don't have the extra $2000 and we close in 2 days. I want to back out…
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Allison Carson answered:
My family and I are looking for a rental or a rent to own home in Olathe in the Olathe Northwest High school district. If your home fits this district and you are interested in looking into us renting from you for at least a year I would love to chat:)
913-636-8140 - Allison
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Sun Aug 28, 2016
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

Please provide a complete property address and I will be able to assist.

Regards,

Maricris
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

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/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri Aug 5, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.


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!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Buddjohn asked:
directly. Please delete all of the photos ASAP!
Or, send directions to me and I will do it.
Thank you!
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

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/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Jun 25, 2016
bartapaula asked:
I edited the zillow listing but trulia listing didn't change, so the trulia listing has some incorrect information on it.
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Thu May 19, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
There's no rollover. Up to $250,000 for a single person or $500,000 for a married couple of gains (Sales Price - Purchase Price + Selling Fees) is tax-free. You'll only pay taxes if your proceeds exceed those amounts. It doesn't matter what you do with your profits either. ... more
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Thu May 19, 2016
LystHouse answered:
There are several things you need to be familiar with before selling your house FSBO (For Sale By Owner). Most agents are weary of working with sellers who represent themselves because there is so much that needs to be done from the sellers side to make the transaction go smoothly, and most FSBO listings are managed by property sellers with very little real estate experience, and they are trying to learn on the fly.

Below are a few areas of the entire transaction process that you need to get familiar with before trying to sell your home.

1. Be familiar with the process for pricing your house correctly because that’s the most important step. A price too high could mean your house is on the market for months, and you’re just left lowering the price of your home, which can signal to savvy buyers that you need to move your home quick, resulting in low offers. Or you can price it too low and leave a lot of money on the table.

2. Know the process for listing and marketing your home, including the MLS. Getting on the MLS is one key to marketing a home, but there are several more. Social marketing, email blasts, open houses, broker previews. Missing out on some or all of these could mean that your home doesn’t get maximum exposure.

3. Make sure you are comfortable with negotiation strategies. Should you counter, should you accept? Understanding what the market looks like in your area is something you need to have a pulse on. Most people don’t like to negotiate, and if you don’t, its best to have an agent represent you.

4. Understand the various contracts that are involved in selling in your area which could change from home to home. There are sales contracts, sellers disclosures, and amendments galore. Not knowing which you need to submit could cause you to delay closing, or WORSE you could let a buyer hold up your home for weeks, and then walk away with no penalty.

5. Consider Home Staging and all the important details of prepping and staging your home to be seen by potential buyers.

6. Make sure you understand the closing process and expectations of the title company, the mortgage company, and the buyer’s agent. This is often times overlooked, but the title and mortgage companies are typically working on several deals at the same time and can take days to respond if you have questions about next steps. This could delay closing even further.

We’re not trying to scare you, or preach that licensed and professional real estate agents are the only way, but best practice is to be very familiar with the entire process, which licensed agents typically are.

Having said that, as a FSBO, your main goal is to save money, not to become a real estate professional. In today’s technology driven world, LystHouse is rendering both the FSBO and the traditional real estate agent model a thing of the past because we provide a full service agent at a fraction of what traditional agents are charging. Do your research and reach out to us directly if you have specific questions. We are happy to help – best of luck selling your home!
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Mon May 16, 2016
Alynnfin asked:
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How? How do I get the house I just sold off this site because I am tired of getting phone calls? I didn't list it on Truilia and really am angry that someone did. It is at 8951…
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