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Sat Sep 2, 2017
Mike Bobbins asked:
We have a contract on our house and in the TRR, the buyer is asking us to replace the roof. Their inspector included some pictures and said the roof has 2-5 years of life left. The home…
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Tue Aug 29, 2017
Shaneking03 answered:
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Starwarsfans98 answered:
I hope you get an answer, because I am wondering this same thing! We are under contract with a pending closing date and I updated that fact on Zillow. However, it's not updating here on Trulia and I keep getting requests. It's aggrevating since I can't login here and change it. ... more
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Your listing agent can easily edit the pictures when they post your home for sale. If you are selling on your own, you do not have that option.
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! http://www.upnest.com

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here: http://www.upnest.com/re/realtor-commissions/
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! http://www.upnest.com

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here: http://www.upnest.com/re/realtor-commissions/"
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Nikki asked:
Tue Jan 17, 2017
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Selecting a list price based on what you need vs actual market value doesn't work, as you are finding out.

You are comparing your home to NEW construction in the same development, and your home is a resale (i.e. used) home.

Try professionally staging your home so it competes with the model homes. Touch up any minor imperfections to give the impression of "newness."

Has your builder home warranty expired? Perhaps offer an alternative warranty from one of the various home warranty companies.

Competing with new construction will be difficult, but it can be done.
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Here are the two types of contractors that are most common:

Number One:

"I will be glad to do your job for peanuts and a six pack of beer, but I don't have a pick up truck or tools, so I need you to pick up the materials and have them delivered to the house, buy my tools and give me a small advance so I have gas money to drive back and forth to the property."

Number Two:

"How did you hear about us? Oh! I'm glad you found my $10,000 dollar yellow pages ad and fancy billboard off the highway!" And while they are full service, they pass the cost of advertising onto YOU.

The secret is to find a contractor that is right in the middle of these two. That is your sweet spot. Someone who has a pick up truck, their own tools and a credit line to buy the materials who doesn't spend an arm and a leg on advertising (which makes them harder to find)

Angies List is a good resource, but you can get away with checking out service postings on Craigslist. Just make sure the contractor has their own tools, pick up truck and lots of references. The especially talented and proud ones keep pictures of their work in a portfolio.

Hope this helps.

Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
It depends on what your neighbors have that have similar square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, year built, etc.

One of the worst things I see sellers do is upgrade beyond what the neighborhood calls for. Brand new windows as opposed to the old fashioned, pulley kind is a prime example. I fixed a house in Central Park (NW 30th and Shartel) that had the old fashioned, pulley kind windows and found that none of the houses that sold over there had updated windows, so I wasn't going to spend $8,000 dollars updating mine (There were over 34 windows in the house)

However, it is my understanding that Edgemere Heights is rather cheeky. I would go to Realtor.com and pull up interior pics of homes in your neighborhood and see what they have before you make a decision to upgrade.

Thanks,
Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Kitchen and bathrooms, always.

I buy houses in as-is condition.

Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
I buy houses in Oklahoma City and have over 10 years in the business.

Thanks,
Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
We buy houses and condos, especially in Edmond.

Thanks,
Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Hi,

I am not a Realtor, but a real estate investor in Oklahoma City. This sort of thing happens all of the time. Technically, "yes" a buyer can walk away at any time until the final paperwork is signed at the title company. If the earnest money deposit was made to a real estate company or a title company, then the buyer has to sign an earnest money release stating that they are o.k. with not receiving their earnest money back. If they refuse to sign the release, it just sits in the real estate broker or title companies account until both seller and buyer sign the release. There have been many times where I have had to negotiate with the buyer to give them half of their money back so they would sign the release.

In some cases, you can sue the buyer if they back out of a contract with no contingencies. But generally, an earnest money deposit is considered liquidated damages incurred by the seller, should the buyer back out.

Hope this helps.

Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Hello,

Go to www.Postlets.com - it is owned by Zillow (Who now owns Trulia) and it will automatically post your house to both of these sites plus 3 other high traffic real estate websites. Hope this helps.

Rose Wilkinson
www.RozBuysHomes.com
405-881-5958
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