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Mon Oct 10, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Jack Ramone answered:
I recommend you just sell it as is - a "fixer upper." Doing renovations is a waste of time. The cost won't be in public records. Buyers will see the last public recorded sale price, not the $100 you poured into renovations. I would let the next owner worry about that!With that said, make sure you understand what closing costs are before you even begin (http://www.hauseit.com/closing-costs-nyc/) .. for example if it's a co-op you'll have to pay over 10% in closing costs .. make sure you can stomach that before you make a move. There are other ways of course to lower the broker fees (i.e. flat fee RLS, FSBO etc) .. but that's another story ... ... more
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Sun Nov 8, 2015
Arvind.viswanathan answered:
This blog can provide insights when trying to sell home starting from staging to pricing
https://homeblogwordpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/steps-to-sell-home/
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Thu Nov 5, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Garden,
You need to have a great local agent come in and see what you are working with and advise you on what will bring the best result for the least expense and work.
Kitchens & bathrooms are popular, but they are also the most expensive rooms to do. Most will not return 100% of the cost, so unless yours have functionality issues, think hard before you do much. ... more
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Wed Jan 21, 2015
Joe Sheehan answered:
Is your contractor willing to put his expertise on paper? Will he provide a report disputing the claims of the home inspector with proper evidence that the report is incorrect?

If not, and if you strongly dispute the findings of the original inspector, perhaps you should have your own home inspection done by an inspector of your choice. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
It needs to appraise for at least the sales price. Yes it is common for delays in getting appraisals back, they give them ample time and then some to complete. Normally you hear quicker if there is a problem than if it is all set. Have the buyer keep calling their loan officer to ask, ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Kimberly Collins answered:
Karen,
I handle quite a few short sales in the area.
Please feel free to contact me directly.
Have a great day!
Kimberly

Best regards,

Kimberly Collins, Realtor, ABR, GREEN, SFR
Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council for 2011 & 2012
PA License # RS303924

"A Refreshing Real Estate Experience"

Keller Williams Realty Group
Cell: 610-476-7519
Office: 610-792-5900 Ext 8177
Fax: 610-792-8131
Email: kimberly.collins@kw.com

Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Sheila Yeary answered:
The best time to put your home on the market is now! Spring Market officially starts right after the superbowl ends.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Sheila Yeary answered:
I would recommend staging the home using my furniture if it is nice. You don't want it to look abandoned. You want it to look appealing. Staging is a product used to improve the saleability of a home. Use that information to your benefit. ... more
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Fri May 25, 2012
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I have seen buyers who dont like stucco? Go figure. If you were my seller client I would council you to do no work, price it right and let the buyer decide how to change appearance of home! ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Scott Nowling answered:
Soon2-

Chances are you already know some Realtors. It's certain that you know people who know Realtors. I'd reach out to people you know and see if they have had positive or negative experiences with agents or brokerages. I'd then start interviewing them and in addition to the comments from Scott below, I'd listen to my gut. Does this person command my respect? Do I enjoy them? Can I trust them? Do they treat me like I think the buyer of my home would like to be treated? What is their follow up like between now and when you're prepared to list you home? You have a two month tryout phase here-I'd make the most of it by starting now! Best wishes! ... more
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Tim Kellerman, CDPE answered:
A couple of things you should think about. Price is the #1 reason a person chooses a home, but not the only one. Second is the condition. When selling a home, you have to be the best house AND the best value. If your Realtor looks at what has sold with the same criteria and condition, the best value always wins. Rule of thumb....10 showings or 2 weeks with no showings (especially this time of year) you are priced too high. Keep an eye in the area what is selling and the price ranges and that will also help. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Lori Murtaugh answered:
If you have a willing property owner , a willing buyer with the ability to pay cash, bal...er...courage to buy without the benefit of a title search and don't mind if it turns into aroyal nightmare.... I beleive it's doable. :) ... more
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Sat Jan 10, 2009
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
The contract between the listing broker and the seller typically dictates how much commission the seller owes. A seller could see what they can negotiate with the listing broker, but the listing broker would have to agree.

You will have to take a close look at your contract.
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Wed Aug 20, 2008
Christopher Carroll answered:
First I need to commend you for choosing Chris James-Hector; she is a consummate professional. My family's independent real estate company has cooperated in numerous transactions over many years with her. That being said, you are selling in a very difficult market. If the property is marketed and prices correctly, then it should sell. However, given the current climate of uncertainty (e.g. inflation, general election, war, consumer confidence, etc) you should not count on a quick sale of your house ... more
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