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Home Selling in Pennsylvania : Real Estate Advice

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Darobison1 answered:
Thu Apr 27, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Yes, your listing on Zillow will automatically syndicate to Trulia after 24 to 48 hours of activation. Please also note that once you post this as For Sale By Owner, you will receive an email to verify your ownership of the property. This is Trulia's way to keep the site safe. I am requesting you to please kindly extend your patience.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Bustpinky answered:
As a home owner home seller, first I would interview the realtor asking questions that a buyer would ask. Second, ask if they are the seller or buyer how would they address the seller and buying process. Thirdly, always try to find a professional that is not greed..... ... more
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is your home listed for sale by owner on Zillow? Zillow owns Trulia and Trulia will pull listings from Zillow. Another issue is check the map. Make sure your home is shown on the map. ... more
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Ltlflower asked:
a lot of the information you have on my home for sale have the wrong information listed and I would like to have the answers corrected and need to know how you can change them for me.
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
318830besten answered:
We recently sold our house on two lots through a realtor. Before we hired the realtor we had it appraised. On the appraisal it states that the adjacent lots are not included in the appraisal. We agreed to sell those two lots to our neighbors of 30 years. We sold them the lots for the same price we paid for them over 10 years ago. We were not out to make money on the lots. When we hired the realtor we specifically told him the two lot were not included in the sale. The house sold within 2 months. AFTER we signed the agreement our realtor hand wrote the two adjacent lots in the agreement with pencil without our knowledge. On that exact agreement, we even initialed next to an error. 5 weeks before the closing of the house we sold the two adjacent parcels to our neighbors. During the inspection of the house, the buyer and their realtor asked if the two adjacent parcels were included. My husband said absolutely not. He pointed out the exact border in footage. Showing them their property lines. There were two individuals from the title company at the closing who supposedly did a title search, the seller and buyer realtors, the couple buying the house, and my husband and me. Neither party had an attorney at the closing. At the closing, or before hand, no one informed us of the change in the agreement. 5 days later we get a call from our lawyer that we had a problem. The buyers wanted the two lots that our realtor penciled in on the contract. We were shocked to say the least. First, we could not have sold property that did not belong to us. Second, our realtor admitted to a clerical error. Third, the title company should have picked up on the mistake during the title search, especially if it was the same title company that filed the deed to the two lots 6 weeks earlier. I don't even think they did a title search. The buyers are the only party that initialed next to the penciled in lots. We did not! We have the original agreement without the penciled in lots and with our signatures. We have a copy of the agreement with the penciled in lots with no initials next to them by anyone. Then we have the third copy that only has the buyers initials next to them. We also have text messages between our realtor and the buyer's realtor where the buyer realtor is requesting our realtor to have us initial next to the added lots on the agreement. Our realtor never brought this up to us. I think he was afaraid he would loose the sale because he knew we would never had agreed to the change in agreement. If this was so important that we initial next to the change, why didn't anyone bring this up to us at the closing? We believe they were trying to sneak the mistake by us, afraid the sale would not go through. Now the sellers are refusing to file the deed without the two lots. They have been in the house now for 5 months and have made changes. My husband and I are receiving the taxes for the property which they refuse to pay. Lastly the title company has filed a suit because they can't file the deed. this is just the beginning. We are having a hard time finding an attorney. They want so much money and we only sold the two lots out of good faith to our neighbors of 30 years for 15,000. Lawyers want a 10,000 retainer to start. Someone told us that attorneys are charging so much because they want nothing to do with the suit because its such a mess and they won't make much. By the way, the buyers paid cash for the house because they won a malpractice lawsuit so no bank was involved. They seem to be making a career out of sueing, since neither of them have a job. We truly believe there if entrapment, fraud, negligence, bad faith, malicious intent, etc.. Any suggestions or advice? ... more
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Carlos Herrera answered:
You may be able to contract with a Realtor for a flat fee or a %age of the purchase price, to assist you with only a certain portion of your sale process. The fee you can expect would be dependent upon how much you need from the Realtor.
Best bet is to call a local Realtor and discuss your needs. You can also google for limited service brokerages that offer options like the one you need already in their menu of services.

Best of luck with your sale.

P.S.
Consider a Realtor for your sale, it's well worth it! ;)
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Jeff2000 answered:
Yes. If you are open to selling your house for cash at a discount or willing to allow the buyer to take over the mortgage this is a good strategy to sell your house fast. Make sure you go with a reputable company though. I'd recommend http://www.wanttosellnow.com they have an A+ rating with the BBB and lots of testimonials to back them up. ... more
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Jaden answered:
There are companies in Minnesota, like www.homebuyersmn.com that will buy your house as-is, meaning they don't require you to make any repairs and may not even require inspections. It makes the process of selling, simple and it can be as quick as 7 days if you want.

-Jaden
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Alan May answered:
not unless they're licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, too.
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Valsa Seg answered:
My friend was an excellent realtor for years and personally advised me to find the top agency for the area you're looking to buy or sell and then go by reputation and reviews and do some interviewing. Ask how many houses they sold in a month and what was the asking price vs the sold price etc. Do some research on what type of questions you'll want to ask. ... more
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Wed Apr 5, 2017
UpNest answered:
Usually there is a contract involved. If you're not happy with your agent, I would utilize www.UpNest.com. You can compare realtor fees, rebates and services in the local Pittsburgh area until you find the best match for you. Plus, it's free to sign up. ... more
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