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Home Selling in Lexington : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Alan May answered:
Are you asking how/when you real estate agent gets paid?

Typically, we are paid at the closing, from the proceeds of your sale. Hopefully you're making enough profit that will include the real estate commission as well as any closing costs. ... more
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Sat Nov 12, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor - not currently active but I can tell you what you're missing and why those realtors are saying "look at the comps!" Here's the hidden truth:

Most buyers need financing - they are not paying you 100% cash. Therefore, the lenders who provide the mortgage loans require every buyer to pay for an appraisal. The appraiser determines what your home is worth and tells the lender. The lender tells the buyer your home is worth $xxx.00 and the loan will ONLY be for that amount - what the appraiser said. Lenders refuse to give extra money to buyers just because you think your house is worth more. The buyer can pay the difference BUT most buyers refuse because they believe the appraiser is right. Also most buyers don't have the extra money. They already are paying for the down paymet + closing costs + moving expenses + miscellaneous costs.

So if you think you will find a buyer that will pay the difference between what the appraiser said & your asking price - good luck with that. Keep dreaming. In the meantime, why don't you pay for an appraiser to visit your home and give you a verified price. At least you will have it in writing.
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Jul 21, 2016
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Sun May 1, 2016
Tuckerswoods asked:
We have an awesome custom log home for sale in the central Kentucky area. Great location loads of privacy and wildlife yet just minutes to the city. We are looking for other ways to locate…
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Sat Aug 22, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
You can't advertise FSBO listings on trulia.
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Mon Mar 9, 2015
Chad Smith Hyper Local Expert answered:
No you can not list without a Realtor
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Ryan K Kruithoff answered:
Contact a Real Estate Pro in your area! Google and do a little research before contacting someone! Ryan K
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Chad Smith Hyper Local Expert answered:
Sun Dec 21, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Trulia does not accept For Sale by Owner listings. Even if they did, and you posted here and on every other site that took them, you wouldn't get the exposure you can from using a great local agent and being on your local MLS.
A great agent is worth more than whatever you pay them, but a bad one, or none at all can cost you way more than just a commission.
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
Jennifer Sisson answered:
Milestone Realty offers a wonderful Mentor Program. I was fortuanle enough to work with a wonderful mentor. Then I was asked to mentor new agents, so I have seen both sides of our mentoring program. Give MILESTONE a call and ask for Becky. 859-245-1179 ... more
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Greg Woodward answered:
If your house is listed as For Sale by Owner you need to get it listed on the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with a Real Estate Brokerage. Their business is selling your home and can offer various options with considerations to your situation. If it is listed talk with your agent about options to market your home. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Brenda Pike answered:
Selling real estate because i enjoy it. I like helping folks find their dream home or a home that is just right for their family or themselves. It is satisfyhing to know you did a good job for someone. ... more
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Sean McGovern answered:
I would recommend finding an agent that would complete the contract as a transaction broker. This simply means the agent would not represent either the buyer or seller.
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
as a for sale by owner you cannot list your home for sale on trulia!
But then why would you not work with a Realtor to sell your home, in order to do it right in the sense of preparing the home right, pricing it right, and then market and advertise it right!

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Fri May 18, 2012
Edward E. Addams III answered:
I didn't catch if you had it listed with a realtor or for sale by owner? If you get me the info I can give you better advice. Just text me and I'll get back to you asap :)

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