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Home Selling in Olathe : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 19, 2017
homecoin answered:
While you do need an agent to list you on the MLS, you do not need to pay that agent a big commission. You can get a flat fee MLS listing, which is basically paying an upfront fee to an agent to list you on the MLS, where you can offer a commission to buyer agents.

For example, instead of paying a 6% commission to a typical full-service agent to list you on the MLS, you would pay a flat fee agent $100 and then offer 3% commission to buyer agents. The savings are big and this is something the U.S. Department of Justice advocates.

In general, the big things you want to look for in a flat fee MLS listing are:

1. The listing MUST be on the local MLS.
There are dozens of MLSs in California alone. Sellers want to be on the MLS that covers the area where their home is located, so they can offer a commission to LOCAL buyer agents.

2. Cost to list + changes to listing.
Can range from $100-$400 for the exact same listing on the MLS. Watch out for fine print that requires an additional fee at closing. Make sure you are able to make changes to the listing after it has been posted for a nominal fee.

3. Photos on MLS.
Make sure you can upload at least a dozen photos. Some services offer a great price, but it is only for 1 photo - which is not useful for most properties.

4. Length of Listing.
Get at least a six month listing and be sure that there is no charge for cancellation.

5. Fine print.
You should never be required to use any closing service (e.g. escrow) provided by the flat fee service agent. This is a violation of federal law.

Ultimately, we have found that the three most important things when listing a home are 1) price, 2) pro photos, and 3) offering a fair buyer agent commission on the MLS (typically 2.5%). Also, always check the reviews of any flat fee agent you work with.
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Allison Carson answered:
My family and I are looking for a rental or a rent to own home in Olathe in the Olathe Northwest High school district. If your home fits this district and you are interested in looking into us renting from you for at least a year I would love to chat:)
913-636-8140 - Allison
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Olivia_raider asked:
FSBO and it's been 2 days since inspection report has been received. The buyers realtor is refusing to answer calls/emails asking for list. Per through comtract, the resolution period…
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Fri Jun 12, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Julie,

Trulia doesn't allow FSBO homes listed manually. You would have to pay a premium for a flat fee listing service. The NAR states that FSBO homes typically sell for an average of $184,000 compared to agent assisted homes at $230,000. That's a big difference! So selling with an agent will usually get you more money in the end, and it will sell faster with less hassle on you.

We created our service for home sellers looking for the best deal possible. Agents will compete against each other to earn your listing, so you're more likely to receive a great commission rate. You'll also be able to compare agents so you can select the best agent possible! There's no risk to try us out, and it's completely free for you!

http://www.upnest.com

Good luck!
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Fri Jun 12, 2015
Megan Sulek answered:
If you are wanting the most exposure possible to your home working with a professional real estate agent is the way to go! If you are not already working with someone I would love to talk to you about what we can do to get your home sold. I am a realtor with Reece Nichols on The Red Door Group in the College Blvd. Office.
I hope to talk to you soon!
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Sun Apr 26, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Steve Hulme answered:
Do you have copies of the closing documents you signed at closing? If so I would be happy to meet with you to review your original documents to help answer your question. Give me a call at 913-707-3800 and we can set something up. ... more
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Betty Simmons answered:
If you are in the KC metro area I can look it up in MLS and let you know....If it was listed on MLS in 2009. I would just need the address to look it up.
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Betty Simmons answered:
I live and sell real estate in Olathe,KS...I would be more than happy to check out your house and give you staging tips and what it would take to get your home ready for sell. I also know professional stagers if you need that much help.

All the best,
Betty Simmons
Remax Best Associates
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Stephen Day answered:
I use Jim Kolich with WIN Home Inspections. He is completely thorough and even uses termite sniffing dogs! You won't find a more professional inspector out there! Call me and I'll get you his contact information. Thanks! ... more
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Sarah Boston answered:
Yes,
If you would like I can send you that information.
Send me the address of the home you are interested in and I can send you that information,
Sarah Boston
Realtor Professional
(913)-424-0427
sarahboston@kw.com
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Sarah Boston answered:
In a certain neighborhood, I can send you a spreadsheet that will show you what it sold for 10 or more years ago.
Let me know if you would like this info.
Sarah Boston
Realtor
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Sarah Boston answered:
You could also call a reputable realty office and ask who their top sales agent was for the month. That means they are usually great at closing their sales!
You can also ask a broker who they would suggest, if you want an agent who will spend more quality time with you, you may want an agent who is just starting out because they will have the answers and the time to help and if they do not know they will ask!
I can always get you some agents with great reputaions and have been in the business for a while! Personalities are always what I like to match up and compare!
If you have any questions you can always call or text me.
Sarah Boston
Realtor Professional
(913)-424-0427
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