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Home Selling in Okaloosa County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Jennifer Ziev asked:
Our home is active in the MLS but has been showing off the market for over a week now on your site (and Zillows), we've emailed and called without any resolution. Please help get this corrected.
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Garry Tuggle asked:
Can you please add my home to your site?

My Realtor is:

Denise Fountain
Broker Associate
Beachy Beach Destin Real Estate
cell: 850-598-0780
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Sat Sep 3, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Fri Aug 5, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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

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:


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Mon Jul 11, 2016
mimimac1 asked:
Owner. If do I list my phone number as the home owner on Trulia or is this possible?
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Sat Apr 30, 2016
Tlwtsw asked:
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
In general, the more taste specific your colors, the smaller your pool of buyers. Curb appeal is very important. If you are questioning your current paint colors, then yes, you probably should go more neutral. ... more
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Tue May 12, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
All listings featured on Trulia were originally posted by the Realtor who input the data into their respective MLS data base. Contact your Realtor and make the correction there; Trulia will pick up the new data within 72 hours and adjust their listing information. ... more
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Todd Weber answered:
Weekends! Creating a buzz with phone calls and street signs to drive traffic is important to get the ball rolling..
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Don Tepper answered:
Talk to your agent about your concerns. If you decide (or if you've already decided) you want to terminate the agreement, tell your agent that. If he/she is reluctant to do so, ask to speak to the agent's managing broker.

Incidentally, I believe a 6 month contract is WAY too long. Next time, go with a 3 month contract. Tell whatever agent is looking for your business that if you're happy with their activity--even if the house hasn't sold yet--you'll be glad to re-list.

If you concern simply is that the property hasn't sold--but you're overall happy with your agent--ask your agent to run a new CMA to determine market value. As the others say, if you haven't seen any action on the property, most likely it's overpriced.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Call an Appraiser and have the property appraised or the best suggestion will
Be to call the many fine agents responding to your email, and getting a CMA.

You can also get a Zestimate or a value through Trulia.

But the right thing will be call an agent.

Good luck.

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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Karen Butler answered:
As a seller you will think your house is worth more, and as a buyer you like the idea that Zillow says the house is worth less. Your local Realtors know the difference. Sometimes relying on numbers from Zillow is like depending on a real estate agent from Miami to price a property in NWFL. Neither are familiar with this area. And remember no one at Zillow has a license to practice real estate. They crunch numbers from for example all of 32536 to determine value. Well the homes on Antioch have not the same values as those in Liberty Oaks for example. But both are in the same zip code and those numbers crunched. The properties on Wilson may be valued at $80k and 3 miles away are at $280k. A local realtor can make that distinction. If you owned a property at the higher end, you would be absolutely offended if someone told you your home might be compared with " that other property" according to Zillow. Now to be fair to Zillow, sometimes they do get it right. I

I recently closed on a property where I told an out of state buyer that the area they were buying in was going up in value. They said buy Zillow said it was going down in value. The week after they closed, they called and said, Zillow has just reported that the property was projected to be going up in value.

Just like a local Realtor knows that there are short sales on the street that are affecting value, Zillow cannot make that distinction.

I know this was a pretty lengthy explanation Chris, but it was actually a very good question. Thanks for asking, and giving me the opportunity to explain as I'm asked that question very often.
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Jennifer Dodge answered:
Hi Homesearch, I believe the best way to answer that question would be after seeing what you have to offer. Niceville as a whole is a very viable market at this time. We are seeing steady increases in buyers as well as prices in Blue Water Bay. The thing buyers like most are pretty consistent, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. However, it may not always be necessary to make major changes to a home before selling as some buyers are more willing to personalize the home upon moving in. Scheduling an in home market analysis will be the best way to make the most amount of money in the shortest time during your sell. I am available 7 days a week at no charge. ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Peter Mohylsky answered:
These town homes are appreciating. Currently there are four units on the market @72K. Recent sales were @68. They are still fairly new and in a very good area for rental or owner occupant properties. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Ed Sweeney asked:
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
No. Trulia does not allow individual to list properties. Only your agent is able to, and is done via their MLS or via syndication on most cases.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Myke Atwater answered:
Hello Ann,
Closing costs for the seller generally are the documentary stamps and the real estate commission. Commissions traditionally are negotiated between the listing agent and the seller. When the agent visits your home you can discuss what the rate will be--you determine the rate, and the amount depends on what the sale price ends up being. For example, if you sell the property for 150,000 at a 6% sales commission (typical), your real estate commission would be 8,000 to be split between listing and selling brokerage. Other closing costs that are usually born by the buyer have been highly negotiable in the recent market conditions. Many times the buyer will ask for a contribution toward their closing costs as a part of their offer on your home. This is something you can negotiate at that time, along with the closing date, sales price, home warranty, and other considerations.

I hope this helps.

Myke Triebold, GRI, SFR, ABR, LMC
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Fri Nov 4, 2011
Terry Bell answered:
Sounds like the buyer's agent approached you with the deal, and if I were you, would wonder why that agent didn't contact your original listing agent! Sounds like a great way to double end the deal! I would check your listing agreement and I would bet that there is a 90 day clause that says your agent should get a commission on any buyer that was looking at the house while it was listed by your agent, if it is sold to them within 90 days of the end of the listing agreement. But let's look at some of the other issues. Who is better to represent your side of the the deal. Your own agent, or the buyer's agent? There is nothing wrong with double ending a transaction, it happens all the time, but under the circumstances that you have outlined here, I would recommend and think it fair that you call your original listing agent who can just as easily represent you for this one transaction. Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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