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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Brian F. Walsh answered:
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Wed Feb 24, 2016
Traci.cowger asked:
renter Why am I still getting callers asking about houses for rent and how do I take it off all these sites. You site is not user friendly for the landlord. Please reply and assure me…
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Wed Feb 17, 2016
Jackie4jc asked:
I have checked filters and can't seem to bring up values of surrounding properties to the ones I am looking at.
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Call your CPA. Common sense tells me it would be 2016 since that's when the property will actually sell. Contract date really means nothing in this situation.
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Regarding your home's listing -- it should be updated here eventually...but your agent should be able to edit the info now.

Regarding your question about SF and why Trulia only shows finished SF --- there's no getting around this. Except don't use TRULIA!!!! Rely on your MLS ONLY. Some MLSs only show "above ground" SF, and some show all SF (and break it down for you). So some sites, like Trulia, don't have the capability of differentiating between the two, so they show one or the other.

No need for you to "verify" between SF between Trulia, Zillow, MLS and public records. Simply go by MLS and/or public records. DO NOT use Zillow or Trulia! These are merely marketing websites and their info isn't necessarily accurate. Plus these sites charge us agents to "feature" our listings -- so you're really not seeing everything that's on the market.

I know in this internet age it's very tempting to use these sites to shop for homes, but please DON'T. Your agent should be able to give you access to the MLS. Good luck to you!
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Mark Rudolph answered:
Hi Rich,

I live in the Monument area and know a lot about Real Estate values there. Each home is different and some are priced well (at market value) and others are not (above or below Market Value). Only a Real Estate Professional can provide you with the appropriate comparable information to help answer your question.

Please contact me with the exact address of the home and I'll be happy to help.

Mark Rudolph
ERA Shields Real Estate
(719) 492-3974
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Mark Rudolph answered:
Price per square foot is not as relevant in Residential sales as it is in Commercial sales, but it can be a good place to start. Of course, age, condition, floor plan and even what you owe on the home are all considerations of the "sale-ability" of a home.

In the last 6 months, homes in Jackson Creek have sold for as little as $82 to as much as $131 per sq. ft.

I am happy to put together a Market Analysis for your specific home so we can arrive at a listing price that will cause your home to sell in a reasonable length of time.

I live in Gleneagle and do a ton of work in Jackson Creek. I know and live in the area. In fact, I am in the top 10% of all listing agents in the Pikes Peak region and have been selling Real Estate for the past 13 years!

Mark Rudolph
ERA Shields
(719) 492-3974
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
DG answered:
It's pretty much north of 105 goes to PR South goes to LP. Quite a few kiddos just choice in to their preferred school though since the district is so narrow.
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Laurie Clark answered:
Consider the range of $89 - $135 a square foot. That range encompasses tract homes to custom home builds.
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
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Sat Mar 17, 2012
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
Sally said it best. Hire a professional realtor in your area, they will know the best ways to market you home.
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Brooke Hengst answered:
If you are looking for something for your own use to screen tenants I would probably google some documents and get a feel for some others as a template and then create your own.

Hope this helps and if you found something that works well, would you mind sharing it with me?

I've got a couple on file but have never felt all that satisfied with either one of them. :-)

Brooke Hengst
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Team
Your Castle Real Estate
(720) 988-5952
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
This data is subjective since there are Short Sales and Foreclosures. They sell at lower prices but it might have sold simply because a great agent was in control. Also, agents that don't take on the challenge of short sales are going to have a higher success rate.

I would recommend Jean Wheaton (yes, not myself) from my office (RE/MAX Properties, Inc.). She does a great deal of business north of Colorado Springs, and each time we show a property she has listed sellers seem to be very pleased with her. If you would like to contact her, you can contact us for her number, or look up her profile on Trulia.

Best Wishes,

Kevin & Jessica
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Alan Lovitt answered:
What does your real estate professional say?
In a market where there are fewer properties on the market a comprehensive marketing strategy is very imortant. I would schedule a meeting with my agent and ask what are you doing to find the right buyer for my home. What marketing and advertising strategies do you have in place? How are you generating buyer activity? You should be confident your agent is creating activity. Activity breeds more activity.
The maketing and advertising must be comprehensive. We need to go find buyers. We should not rest our real estate fate on buyers finding our properties.
Is the property priced right? The price must be adjusted to reflect todays values. The price value of six months ago while important is old news. Sometimes a small adjustment in price can reach a new pool of buyers.
What is the condition of the property? How does it show to potential buyers compared to the competition? Sometimes agents are not assertive with their clients. You show your home differently than you live in it!
I hope this helps.
Alan Lovitt
REMAX Advantage
719 338 0004
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Dan Donivan answered:
Attach your Short Sale Addendum as part of your contract. All the language you need is in the addendum. Language in additional provisions is not necessary and redundant to the addendum. ... more
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Shawn,

Welcome to Trulia Voices and thank you for your question. To update the price of your manually submitted listing, access the link below to navigate to the My Listings section of your account. Once you're there, select 'Edit listing details' for the property you wish to update. Next select 'Listing information' from the dropdown menu. You'll then be able to update the list price and that price will update on our site within 24 hours.

Please let us know if you experience any difficulties with this process or if you have any other questions or feedback for us.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
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