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Home Selling in Monroe County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
What does your REALTOR say?? What does HIS Realtor say? If neither of you are being represented, then you can contact your attorney and find out what you should do. But's you're only looking at $2500, why not cut your losses and just move on? ... more
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
As far as airing the house is concerned, I would ask a friend or neighbor to do that for you. I wouldn't rely on your agent and will tell you a secret. Shhh...agents who sell property really aren't into jobs relating to property management and/or upkeep. It's a time drain and the liability is through the roof should the property be vandalized while we are performing acts of good will such as "airing." Equally, there's the potential of forgetfulness, and sunny skies becoming driving rain, and in Phoenix a dust storm so severe visibility drops to zero. Not your agent please. I've done it before and was worried sick.

About your pricing: Ask your agent for the most recent comps in your neighborhood: your subdivision, moving out to 1/4 mile, and 1/2 mile, depending upon the location of the house. Remaining this close will usually provide the most accurate information since it's "up close and personal."

Back to the odor...baking soda sprinkled on carpets, chlorine based toilet bowl cleaners, and a quick wipe down of kitchen counter tops and bathroom vanities with your favorite cleaner can work wonders. Also, simply flushing the drains (all sinks, showers, and tubs) can help a lot especially if adding a cup of vinegar or bleach. (I wouldn't do both, who knows what you'd get - not mustard gas, but you'll definitely have something - lol. :) Your friend of neighbor accomplish all of these in less than 10 minutes.

Best of luck!

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Tue May 17, 2016
Dobesforever1 answered:
Does the sellers attorney have to 'certify with the gov't with regards to the title, that they ran me through the Patriot Act database?'
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Mon May 9, 2016
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Wed Feb 3, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The good news is has it correct. Zillow now owns Trulia and is working on improving Trulia. Both Zilow and Trulia get their facts from your county's public information database. Visit your county's tax assessor or public database and see what they have on file. Just curious how Zillow has the correct information but Trulia does not yet they get it from the same county.

As for correcting it, on the listing page, there is a blue link to edit home facts. If you have trouble doing it, as a local realtor to do it for you.
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sorry only licensed agents can post homes for sale on Trulia.
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Sat Jul 4, 2015
trulia answered:
If you register your home as your via the Trulia website, you can then edit the facts regarding it. There's typically a link to do this alongside the properties when you look them up.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Kelly Pessis answered:
you should be able to have casing molding, framing, drywall and doors installed around $500 or less (depending on labor costs in your area) and see a huge return from the appraiser of the space conversion to a bedroom.
Good luck!
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Gail Gladstone answered:
I have owned several houses and multi units in Rochester and I live in Long Island.

Roger Benton of Nothnagle Realtors not only property managed for us, but also assisted us with our sale.

I highly recommend utilizing his services, especially if you might want to keep the property as an investment.

Roger can be reached at or 585-749-3246.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
If you aren't a licensed agent, you can't. Trulia only accepts "For Sale" listings from licensed agents. Rentals are allowed by anyone, but there are many scams as a result.
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
I am a bit confused. It is generally the buyer side that calls for the abstract (title), not the seller's attorney.

Title searches generally take about two weeks or so and a little time to be "read."

Yes, you will have to pay the amount due on your mortgage up until closing day. This kind of thing (delays) happen all the time and if you are looking to point fingers, there is no specific person you can point at.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Just add it to your MLS listing and it'll update to Trulia.
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Mark Updegraff answered:
What specifically is wrong? Have you looked up your information on the monroe county's website?
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Skip Ordway answered:
You need to make sure you have been in touch with the short slae dept of your lender. Many require a minimum of 3 months delinquent on mtg before they will begin process. Make sure they confirm that if the home is sold in shortsale your credit rating will not get the same hit as a forclosure. If not then do not try to sell the home-live there until they ask you to leave. Short sales only benefit the bank and the realtor., unless the bank agrees to a reduced effect on your credit. If you do use a realtor ask if they have the designation SFR-Short Sale and Forclosure Resource. This is a training program for realtors to know when to try a short sale and when to raise the white flag. I have that designation. ... more
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Susan Hughes answered:
I agree with Brad's answer, however you also need to look at the services that may be included in the taxes paid. For example, some villages include trash pickup in their taxes or police services. One always has to keep the assessed value in mind when evaluating properties as well--some values may be overassessed and the owner should appeal them through the town. I have represented buyers for whom the taxes in Irondequoit were considered a factor in their decisionmaking process, particularly those who were first-time homebuyers. Of course, there are many factors in the home buying process, but they certainly play a role when buyer or selling a home. ... more
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Matt Cockerham answered:
Don't know your specific market, but I would say your activity is good. Hold strong to your price and keep that house need and clean. Be sure you have excellent photos online and be sure to get out of the house when buyers come through.

Don't let the potential buyers know you have an offer on another home. It's none of their business and they'll use the information to negotiate against you.

Have your agent counsel you on timing to be sure you don't lose the other home because of a deadline in that paperwork.

Good Luck!
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