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Home Selling in Saint Louis : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 17, 2017
Kellie Ayers Brown answered:
Looking for a Infependent company we believe the mans last name is polish first name John he's out of St Louis County and we are contractors I'm Kellie Brown my husband is Bob Brown I work for my husband he's my boss lol we live in corn country il you can try calling but text is better 618-520-4324 or 618-660-8958 that's me
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Sat Aug 5, 2017
Mary Valloni asked:
Do you have the same feature as Zillow to track your owned home and see views and saves?
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Mattsch1978 answered:
I bought a house before I was married I want to sell to my husband and take the equity to open a business is that possible
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Sat Jul 16, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Why aren't you calling him??
I don't know how long ago you sent the email, but email is a slow and non-urgent form of communication.
Personally, I'm much better answering the phone and returning calls and therefore suggest you call for a faster response.

Best of luck!
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To post a for sale by owner property on Trulia, you will be redirected to Zillow. Once you are done posting your property on Zillow, the listing will appear on Trulia after 24 hours. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To post a for sale by owner property on Trulia, you will be redirected to Zillow. Once you are done posting your property on Zillow, the listing will appear on Trulia after 24 hours. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed May 18, 2016
Chriscoovert2015 asked:
advertisement and the deposit to be paid back if they purchase the home. But when they backed out i kept the deposit. Am I within legal rights
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Fri Apr 1, 2016
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
Mark Wilson answered:
The commission is not always split 50/50. Although that is the most common structure, it is up to the Listing Agent to make that determination. To find the traditional or average realtor fees in St. Louis or in the state of Missouri at large, we find the best way is to put the commission fees out on the open market and let the real estate agents bid their commission rate. Commission fees are negotiable and can vary by zip. The best way to compare commission fees is to reverse-auction them. That's why we created; a free service for Sellers who can invite agents to submit their marketing plan and commission structure. It is a patent pending process that is saving Sellers thousands.

It is completely FREE to the Seller and there is NO OBLIGATION for the Seller to pick the lowest bid or any bid. The whole time the Seller remains ANONYMOUS as we never publish your street address or contact information. Sellers can sit back and review marketing plans, commission bids, ratings and reviews. A big win for the Seller. Agents are not charged to register or bid. Give it a try:
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Torres1066 answered:
Are you trying to leave for actual hardship reasons? For example, loss of job. Leaving a house because your underwater is not a valid excuse. If you need repairs or need "legitimate help" then look at some programs like hardest hit or other local goverment programs in the area. Some bank will be willing to reduce the balance and do a modification of it fits your situation. That will show on your credit and underwriter interpretation of this varies when looking into future loans. Now if you just abused your credit or used up equity in a secound lien, then pay it, you signed and need to follow through. ... more
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Eric Bickel asked:
I Specifically asked my Lender for a 30 YR Conventional on many Occasions and now I cannot Refinance since it will put the HELOC in the First Position and the 4 Lenders I talked to will…
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Sat May 23, 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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Wed Apr 1, 2015
lp7077 answered:
I put one of my rental property which already passed the City Inspection for sale in January 2015, and I got an offer few weeks later. Per contract, if the house does not appraise to the loan value (it was 100 % VA loan), then the seller (myself) is willing to pay half of the appraisal fee. When the building inspection from the buyer came to inspect the house, he discovered there are a few areas in the basement which have termite damage. I did not know about the termite damage because I rented out this property in the past 10 years. I asked a termite inspector to come out to do the inspection to see if the termite is active or not. The termite inspector which I hired provided me a inspection report indicated that there were termite damage in the front beam, and he indicated on the report that he could not inspect a certain areas because the walls were coved by a fixed drywalls. I did not want to fix the damage instead I agreed to issue credit to the buyer, and they agreed. On the closing date, the buyer agent and buyer already did the final work through, and getting ready to close, the buyer agent contacted my agent that they need a contractor to submit a letter which indicated the damage beam and joint from the termite would not affect the structurally of the house and it is safe to live in to the VA loan otherwise they could NOT close. The buyer agent went back to my house in the late afternoon on the same day, and contacted my agent that she disclosed more termite damage and a new termite tunel on the other site of the wall in the basement, and she was positive sure the termite is active. So my agent went there to meet her, and my agent said the damage area was dried, andshe did not beleive it is active termite. The buyer agent said her buyer wanted to back out the contrac, and she will have the mutual release email to my agent later. On the mutual release the buyer wants me to reimbruse him all the appraisal, inspection and survey fees because they discovered a new termite damage which did not show on the termite report. I looked the termite report, and the inspector indicated that he could not access because of the fixed drywall. Please if anyone know what I need to do. I am not going to sign the mutual release to agree to pay all the fees. Shoud I consult an attorney? Thanks. ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Steve answered:
Good luck finding the right buyer quickly. It can be a slow and painful process!

If you manage to or have already found one, you'll need a purchase agreement. We ended up using a form we found online:
We opted for the Standard Legal option for piece of mind but there are also free versions available.

It can be done without a realtor...
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Debby Buffa answered:
There are many things to think about when renting a property. If you are relocating to another area, who will be available to take care of any problems that come up...and believe me, they do. You can always hire a reputable property management company, they are extremely helpful. Since there is still a low inventory in the St. Louis market, you may really think about placing your home for sale. ... more
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Sat Jan 24, 2015
Dale Weir answered:
The first thing you need to understand is that the valuation section of the national online home search programs (Trulia, Zillow, etc), start out by telling you in their small print, that they don't have good data in the Greater St Louis market (read their small print about their valuation programs and there is a link to how "accurate" they are in different markets.)

Second, understand that there are a lot of homes in the Creve Coeur area. Are you talking about a fairly new home or one that is 60+ years old? What is the sq footage of the home? How well has it been updated and maintained? Is it a slab home or does it have a finished walkout basement? The factors that influence a home's value are still present, whether a home is being sold as a FSBO or through a Real Estate Company. Often we see FSBO homes that are priced higher than their true market value because they bought them at the high end of the market and are trying to get all their money back. They figure the buyer won't be using an agent and will accept their price point, thinking it's a great deal.

Keep in mind as well that the tax records for the greater St Louis area don't show true values unless the home has sold recently, and even then the values are based on sales price, so if you bought a home with a really motivated seller or underpriced themself to get the home sold, or the home was a foreclosure or short sale and the bank sold it on the lower end, that value is what becomes the next taxing value. Likewise, if you have someone who has been in the home for 30 years, the municipalities don't necessarily have information in their system on updates to the home - they may think it's still a 1960 original. Then there were the driveby valuations by St Louis County, where the county assessors office based the value of a home on the neighborhood and location, rather than on the home. Currently they use a computer program, but if they know nothing about the home, they are guessing when they input the initial data concerning the homes condition and updates.

If you are seriously looking at a FSBO, consider seeing if the seller will allow you to use a Realtor to be your advocate. In some cases, the FSBO owner will pay the Realtor's commission, in other cases you may need to pay it if the owner won't. The Realtor can then do the comps for you based on current local info and the homes condition and updates to help you determine if the home is correctly priced or not. They will also be there to write and negotiate the offer for you, to guide you through inspections, to ensure that you get to a smooth closing, and so much more. (I did this recently for a couple who found a home through a woman at work who lived next to the sellers in the Creve Coeur area)

One last comment, Creve Coeur doesn't have a municipal occupancy inspection.

Please let me know if you have any other questions
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
As with most items on the request for repairs, radon mitigation is negotiable between you and the buyer. However if you decide not to do it and your buyer walks, you must be sure to disclose this issue going forward to future buyers. ... more
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
Matt Booth answered:
Real Estate Investors like myself are EVERYWHERE in St. Louis! This is one of the most competitive markets in the country for a city of this size, in my opinion.

An internet search will turn up plenty of prospects. Be sure to do due diligence. Look at the investor's experience and I would recommend selling to an investor who is more rehab oriented if your house needs work as MOST of the time we will pay more. There are tons of wholesalers in our market who are looking to get your house under contract at the very lowest price then "flip" the contract to someone like me who will then rehab it. In short, we mostly work off the same formulas that have been around for many years to ensure that we don't lose money on a project but wholesalers will take the formula then and add their fees which ultimately come out of your pocket as the seller.

The agents and brokers below may be a resource if you have time to sell, the house is in good condition and there is no rush or pressing need to sell. I recommend to any seller who calls me that agents sometimes are your best route. If time is of the essence or the house needs lots of work then that is when the investor route is the way to go. Hope that helps.
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Fri May 23, 2014
Lewisjm30 answered:
My partners and I are interested. Please send us more information about this property. We are not realtors. Email me the information to

Thank you,

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