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Home Selling in Murfreesboro : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Beth Boudreaux asked:
I need the list date changed to the correct date. Trulia wont let me edit it on my end. Please tell me how or Can you please change the list date on 2818 Craythorne Drive Murfreesboro to…
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Beth Boudreaux asked:
I need the list date changed to the correct date. Trulia wont let me edit it on my end. Please tell me how or Can you please change the list date on 2818 Craythorne Drive Murfreesboro to…
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Beth Boudreaux asked:
I need the list date changed to the correct date. Trulia wont let me edit it on my end. Please tell me how or Can you please change the list date on 2818 Craythorne Drive Murfreesboro to…
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
If you aren't successful claiming your home on the website, try contacting the help department directly:
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Tue May 17, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Here's what I'd do:

1) I wouldn't use price per square foot as a guide because it's a pretty meaningless number. I'd fire any agent who suggested that as a good pricing strategy.

2) I'd have my agent give me a CMA showing me what comparable properties have sold for recently and ask that they explain in detail what makes those properties comparable to mine. I'd expect my agent to be able to pretty accurately guess the market value of my home.

3) I'd realize that most home improvements cost more than they add in value. If they're too specific or too trendy, they can actually detract from the home's value and make it take longer to sell. I'd be asking my agent to weigh in on what I've done to find out what to expect.

4) Also, I'd keep in mind that no buyer gives a hoot how much you've spent on anything. they only care about what they're willing to pay.

5) I'd realize that cash offers are nearly always a trade-off. They provide a fast closing without a financing contingency but that usually means taking a lower price.
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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Will Johnson answered:
Unfortunately, Trulia is specifically for realtors and agents, not FSBO homes. They are typically not allowed on the site. You may be able to get it listed through your listing agent, however, but I would suggest you get in touch with the Trulia Help Desk.

If you do decide to go a different route, feel free to get in touch. The selling process is proven to be much easier and cost-effective in the end to use an agent.
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Sat Apr 11, 2015
Will Johnson answered:
Well, going to auction certainly does have its benefits. As you mentioned, it will reduce the need for open houses, which sounds like you prefer (I don't blame you). Since potential buyers must be pre-qualified to bid, everyone is a serious buyer; you don't have to sort through them or hope that they're qualified. A bidding war could result, which could drive the price up, resulting in a higher sale than you originally anticipated. Plus, the sales process is generally a little quicker, since there is a set bidding date.

On the other side, there are always extra costs by using an auction company. These might balance out with potential higher sales price, but they might not. Make sure you're aware of any fees/costs involved. And there is always the risk of selling your property at a price that you believe is too low, since the bidders essentially set the value.

I would say, if you decide to go this route, make sure you do your research and talk to an expert. Best of luck to you!
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Vincent Paige, P.A . answered:
A bridge loan is a short-term loan with a high interest rate. Its term is usually just for six months although there can be the opportunity to renew it for another six months. This loan is just supposed to carry you over until you get an expected payment or are able to secure a more permanent loan. A bridge loan is typically paid off in one lump sum. Prior to paying it off, you only make payments on the interest.

A bridge loan can add some stress to an already stressful time. To avoid it, you have a couple of options. First, make an offer on a home with the contingency that you have to sell your own home first. Or, simply have your current home sold or under contract prior to looking for a new home. The risk here is that you will sell your house but not find a new home that you want to buy yet. Finding an apartment with a short-term lease or staying with family or friends can solve that problem.

If you find a house that you just have to buy, but cannot sell your own first or the sellers will not accept a contingency, a bridge loan is an option that you can use.

Lending Tree, or a few lenders still do this.

Good Luck

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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Jana Smith-Dotson answered:
I'd love to help you. Feel free to contact me through my Trulia profile.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Brian Clark answered:
I agree with Anna Brocco 100% This method will cover the two main challenges a seller faces. What price will my home realistically sell for in today's market and what real estate professional should I hire.

Brian Clark
Keller Willliams Realty
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Ralph Howard answered:
RDH Services, LLC has provided Flat Fee MLS listing services in Tennessee including Murfreesboro since 1999. They have the experience, the dedication and a courteous professional team that vital when choosing a real estate agent. You can go to for more details on their services. Visit their site at for more details. ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Fred Bugg answered:
This condo is listed in our Multiple Listing Service and therefore listed for sale. Call me with your questions and I will be happy to assist you. I can also schedule a showing for you. Call me, Fred Bugg at 615-300-6175. ... more
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Richard Brody answered:
A lot would have to do with how the house was originally owned and titled, debt, taxes, etc. Consult a tax or preferably an Estate/ Elder Care Attorney, as well as your accountant/ financial adviser. Where the property was located may also have an impact. ... more
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:
Have all your documents that shows that you own that house handy, contact the police department and tell them that you have a person trespassing in your property and you need help. Trespassing is a serious crime that involved both, criminal and civil laws.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

Century 21 Tenace
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Marshall Sparkman answered:
Call a local realtor (i can refer you to the best, most active realtors in town whom i trust if needed) and ask them. OR -- call a real estate attorney and ask them for a preliminary settlement statement. They will be able to walk you through the process if you are doing a for sale by owner. Blessings,
Marshall Sparkman
Loan Officer - First Community Mortgage
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
NonRealtor answered:
Hi Chris,
Maybe just keep your job in TN then you don't have to relocate to IN. Good Luck
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Mon May 23, 2011
Dave DeVos answered:
From up here on the Plateau, your problem is simple. You are fishin in a pond that ain't got no fish. Gettin a new fishin pole won't help. Ya got to stock the pond and be patient.

Get a renter. There are quality renters in this market who have walked away from a mortgage and can't get a new loan because of it; but they have the income to rent. Offer a lease option to buy.

Don't get frustrated and quit. A short sale or walking away is credit suicide. Your future in medicine is too promising to stick beans up your nose. Hang in there and getter done. DAVE
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Sat Mar 12, 2011
Dave DeVos answered:
Marci, Do you have an outstanding internet presence? 80% of home buyers find their home on the internet. Photos and a virtual tour are essential to get attention. I suggested earlier that you spruce up the curb appeal with flowers, etc. Be sure to get these photos on your MLS. Review how you describe the home; use words like "upscale remodeling, interior newly painted, immediate occupancy, priced under tax appraisal, custom interior, bonus room/entertainment area, family friendly neighborhood, oversized lot, garage, pantry or whatever, best price/quality bargain in the area." Sprucing up the front lawn, flowers with color, will encourage drive byes to stop and get a brochure from the box on your sign - do you have one? Do you have fact sheets and your printed description of the extras inside the home for the prospect and the showing agent?
Priced "pretty" competitively doesn't cut it. You have to be a best buy, a bargain; you have to beat the competition on every aspect to win in this economy. Be patient! It only takes one. And I like the master upstairs.(NO negativity, please) Good Luck!
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Wed May 5, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
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