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Home Selling in Portland : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Mainecollector asked:
Tue Aug 2, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
I get what you were going for here, but there's a major "ick" factor for me in the notion that a real estate agent should be telling me as a buyer what I want and "educating" me about what my perspective should be. What you see go down on HGTV househunting shows is a bunch of coached garbage.

A house isn't Mary Kay or some other random product you can talk a person into buying. Someone has to be looking for a house like yours and above all else, it has to be at a price they're willing to pay.

Unless you're in an usually slow market, not having sold after a number of months is usually a good sign your price is too high.

I sincerely hope your agent has been providing continual feedback on what needs to change to sell this house.
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Tue Aug 18, 2015
Oldcharlie28 answered:
Hi Catladie11.I've been doing multiple searches online browsing around for little houses in the South Portland area,and came across your question here in this Trulia forum.I am just an interested browsing buyer...not a realter or an investor.I may be interested in your lil' house...perhaps! I love living over here in the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth area! i also noticed that it says that you are also familiar with the Hallowell area?I used to live,many years ago,in Farmingdale(between Hallowell and Gardiner)...beautiful area as well.Anywho,if you feel like dropping me an email and maybe giving me first dibs on a look at your lil' home...(even though I probably wouldn't be able to afford it;)...)feel free to drop me a line.I guess I had better register or set up an account with Trulia first..?;)I'll leave my info in another reply once I get registered.Thanks!:) ... more
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Wed May 6, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Trulia is an agent only platform at this time, all listings must be through a broker. Zillow allows for sale by owner.

Christopher Pagli

100 Congress St
Portland Maine
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Veronica Schneider answered:
Hi Nick, I would be more than happy to help you locate recently sold listings! Please feel free to visit our website:
We have a widget at the bottom of our website that you can use to search! ... more
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Mon May 26, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
They only way to get your home marketed on Trulia is to have listed with a licensed Realtor.
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Probably the best way for you to determine how the sit works is to contact Trulia directly at 888-568-6487. They will be able to tell you if there is a way for you to enter your property on the site. ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
John Mack answered:
I'm no expert on roofing, but I'm sure the bankruptcy branch can tell you about the details. I found

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to be very helpful. They know their stuff if you have questions about bankruptcy. ... more
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Tue Dec 27, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
As Bill pointed out....Entry door replacement seems to be a biggie on that website...over 100% nearly $160% return in Tampa. Wow!
This is way out of alignment with every other component listed and very, very difficult to rationalize. Wonder where these numbers come from and just how they are calculated?
ThermaTru doors has a great big ad on the website.

Regarding roofs, every home sold is expected to have a good one. Value can be added for 100 year metal roofs or cooper roofs but only if the community averages provide the head room AND the 'value' can be communicated to the buyer. Create the tangible value and benefit and you can influence the result.

The only investment in a traditional home sale that will yield greater than 100% return is paint.
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Brockmajor- Feel free to contact me as I have some thought and ideas that could help. I am not a realtor, if that makes a difference.
You could try if you want. That used to be a very good resource; I think it still is pretty good. But- it does cost some $$.
Also- there are flat-fee MLS listing services available- but that only gets the property listed on MLS; it does nothing else. Obviously realtors do plenty more than place it on MLS.
Hope that might help. Thank you and good luck,

Ken L.
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