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Home Selling in Pierce County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
If you or a prior owner listed the house, and that listing was somehow fed to Trulia, then someone did effectively give permission to use the photos. Trulia apparently has a way to remove those. Also, as to the photos, I wouldn't assume they are yours. Ownership is more likely that of a real estate agentor the photos of a professional photographer.

The rest of the information comes from public records and I don't believe there is a way to remove that.
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Maricris A answered:

You have the ability to edit your home facts that appear in the Owner Information section. Please follow these instructions on how to edit your home facts. This includes editing the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, home features, description and more.

Sign into your Trulia account. If you do not have an account, you must first register in order to update your home facts.
If you haven't already claimed your home, navigate to the property page, go to the "Edit Home Facts " button and verify ownership.
If you have claimed your home, click on the same "Edit Home Facts" button to update your home facts.
Make sure to select Publish Updates at the bottom of the page.


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Fri Apr 1, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
The first step is to find a broker. They will then guide you from there, but . . ..

They will first arrange to get a title report and have pictures taken.
Prior to listing they should discuss with you the various methods of listing (e.g. review date for offers, allow pre-inspection or not, etc.).
Once the listing is active you hopefully will start receiving offers. You can negotiate with a buyer as soon as you get an offer in.
Once you accept an offer the buyer will most likely conduct an inspection if they have not done so already (I'd advise against an offer where the buyer has no right to inspect).
They will arrange the appraisal, because it will be the buyer's lender conducting the appraisal.
Assuming everything goes smoothly, a few days before closing you will sign the paperwork for the transfer of title.
Once the escrow has funds from the buyer, and all documents necessary, the escrow will close the transaction--hopefully on the date originally scheduled for closing.
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Sun Jan 31, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
To my knowledge there is no law against selling a home with an uncertified wood stove. I do believe it's illegal to sell a stove itself, but not a home with one in it.
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Thu May 7, 2015
Kevin Zellmer answered:
You may have got the answer but if not please let me know and I can help you. Most of the auctions may not take place because the trustee is still in process and other delays.

However, if you still need assistance please contact me
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Alex Foraker answered:
Hi Elsie, did you ever sell your home? Prices have appreciated significantly since you've posted, I'd be happy to provide a market analysis or answer any questions of market conditions in Puyallup if you're entertaining the idea of moving. You can even use my website to search sold listings to obtain a general idea of value. ... more
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Kary Krismer answered:
Although their are some neighborhoods where open houses don't work, the bottom line is that agents who down-talk open houses are either too lazy to do them or too busy to do them (have too many listings).

Yes, open houses can be done for the wrong reason--for the listing agent to find clients. That is bad for the seller, and means the seller needs a new agent--one who is representing their interests. And yes, you can have open houses that don't find a buyer. That is more likely than not, but I've had open houses that have generated multiple offer situations.

But the odds shouldn't really matter to a seller that much. There's probably less than a 10% chance that a buyer making an offer first saw the house on Trulia. Does that mean houses shouldn't be listed on Trulia? No, because the seller only cares that a buyer who has an interest and ability to buy their house actually sees their house. So if that's on Trulia or at an open house, they don't care about the odds. They want those things to happen, because doing each of those things will make it more likely the house will sell faster.

Finally, I'll state the obvious. For occupied homes an open house hopefully means getting multiple people into the house with the owner only having to vacate once. Open houses are probably less important for vacant houses where agents can easily get in and out, but they can still be worth doing just to attract that one buyer who is going to buy the house at the earliest point in time.
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Sat Nov 8, 2014
find12buy answered:
If you are interested in a cash option and quick closing, please contact me. There are investors ready to cash you out now, or they have a few other options that may really interest you a lot. ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Jeremy Locke answered:
Contact a broker directly to get updated information for the average time a home is on the market for Frederickson.
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Gavin Shnieder answered:
Hi Catrina, just checking to see if your home is South Hill ever sold. If so, great and Congrats! If not, let's talk, I'm a broker in Puyallup and I'll look at the previous listing and do my best to pin point why your home didn't sell, and more importantly, give you a game plan to get the house sold. VR - Gavin ... more
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
Kary Krismer answered:
Generally no. Property can be sold "as-is."

The one exception might be if the repair item makes the property dangerous to go into. Then it would be in the interest of both the seller and the listing agent (and their firm) to have the repairs made first, assuming warning signs alone would not be sufficient. ... more
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Jackman Hayes Realty answered:
If I may, I would love the opportunity to earn your aunt's business. I'm not sure if you have chosen an agent to take care of her or not.

I must tell you- I'm not a seasoned professional. I AM however, professional. I have extensive real estate marketing experience, and was tired of making money for others. I am paired with Century 21 North Homes, in Tacoma- with some of the best marketing tools available.

I am full of energy, enthusiam, honesty and ethics. I am not afraid to knock on doors, and call expired listings. I go the extra mile, because I can. I do the things other agents don't have time to.

Please consider me.
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Realtors of course will help you with the upkeep
As they know that if home shows well, it sells for more and faster.

Good luck
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
The Robert Stoeck Team answered:
Looks like the property owner owes $100k more than assessed value. I would be happy to pay a referral and handle the short sale.
Robert Stoeck
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
You have several answers and none are quite accurate to my understanding. First, Trulia is not connected to Northwest Multiple Listing Services, our local MLS that all licensed brokers in this market uses. To appear in Trulia a local broker may load it individually or syndicate it through a number of sources. I upload my listings to which in turn sends them to Trulia, Zillow and many other sites so that my listings have the greatest possible exposure.
If your previous broker loaded it up, but your current broker hasn't replaced it, the old information will stick around a while. You can suggest your new agent load it directly or syndicate it through their office or by other means.
Some homes appear here that are not for sale. This data is pulled from county records and may not be up to date. I hope this helps.
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
David Thompson Sr. answered:
Material Facts have to be disclosed by law. So to answer your question yes it does have to be disclosed
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Anna Matsunaga answered:
Your closing costs as a seller would include title insurance policy as well as your portion of escrow expenses. You also will have just under 2% in taxes you must pay on the sale of the home ( not on your profit, on the sales price) There also may be prorations of taxes, HOA dues and so on which may either mean money back or money out depending upon when you sell.

Then of course you will also have commissions and these are not fixed. You will be paying for representation and marketing from your own agent and you will also pay for the buyer to have representation in the sale as well.

In our current market many buyers will also ask for up to 3% seller assisted closing costs. Before you thing that you just don't want to pay that, realize you will rule out many buyers is you are unwilling, you can negotiate and add it on top of the selling price you offer your home at so long as that total will be supported by the appraisal and realize it is likely you will be asked to pay some or all of the closing for your buyer.

In all, be prepared to pay between 9-10% if you do not contribute to buyer's closing costs in cost of sale and if you do contribute to buyer's closing costs be prepared to do between 11.75-13% of total sales price as your cost of sale.
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