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Home Selling in Schenectady County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your realtor is Diane Van Alstyne with Coldwell Banker. You need to have your realtor make the change. Trulia is just a marketing website that allows realtors, property managers, etc. to post listings and rentals. Trulia and Zillow have no control over the content and cannot make a change per your request.

If your realtor (Diane) can't do it, speak to the Broker in charge or the Office Manager.
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Mon Sep 7, 2015
Dennis Evans answered:
Sat Jun 27, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Kari, only your real estate agent can submit a home for sale on Trulia.
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Tue May 12, 2015
Dennis Evans answered:
Whats the address? I can help you?
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Tue Apr 7, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Eric,

You would have to look up what's called a flat fee listing service in order to get your home on Trulia. So yes there is a fee, but not through Trulia necessarily.

For sale by owner usually isn't the best idea, though. Working with a top local agent in New York will give you more money in hand at the end of the transaction.

We created our service,, for home sellers looking for the best deal possible. You just submit a few details about your home, and multiple top listing agents will submit proposals to you for review. Since agents are competing, they bring out their best rates and services, ensuring you the best value possible. There's no obligation as you do not have to choose an agent that submits to you if you're not satisfied.

Good luck!
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Dennis Evans answered:
I am always here to help anyone looking to sell their home, No matter if they are for sale by owner, But it may make sense to check out what will put more money in your pocket after the sale... When buyers see "for sale by owner" then they want a very discounted price and when you reach a smaller pool of people, the odds that you are getting the best price is not very good, so, Im always here, but if you want to end up with the most money, A realtor may make sense for you! ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Dennis Evans answered:
I realize this is from 2014, I just wondered if you ever sold the place? I actually had the Island for sale in the middle of the lake for 1.8 Million in 2014....
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Dennis Evans answered:
Rotterdam has been very hot lately, The weather has not been great, but homes are selling in under 91 days currently in the area. It will get much better as this snow melts!
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Thu Sep 18, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Trulia only allows listings represented by a licensed real estate agent. However they are a number of good For Sale By Owner sites out there that you might consider.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
What did you ever do? Its a great time to sell now!
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Sun May 19, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
I looked up the MLS history and found that sale.... Very interesting... This is public information and this should be available for everyone to see. I certainly can see why you want this corrected.... This question was back in January, so, I'm sure it is probably been corrected... But I have to add, That is a wonderful street! Love the houses there and hope all went well as it sold again in 2012! Congrats! ... more
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Jeffrey Horn answered:
The best month to list your house is the month you decide you want to sell.

This past December I had 6 closed transactions. While the cold weather and snow may lower the number of potential buyers, but rest assured that homes are still selling. If your competitor decides to take their home off the market for the winter you have less competition.

Important! Buyers who are shopping during this time show a higher motivation to purchase because their home just sold or they just moved into the area or their current living space is not enough. They want to buy now.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Jeffrey Horn answered:
Some areas have a longer sales cycle than others. Typically as the price increases the sales cycle increases. Locations have higher and lower demands, for example, property in mid-town Manhattan commands a higher value due to higher demand. Property value in Machias NY, a rural community by comparison, will command a lower value. Areas in and around cities commonly have shorter sales cycles than areas in rural or less densely populated areas. It all comes down to market value.

Market Value: The highest a buyer will pay and the lowest the seller will accept. Sellers always want the highest and buyers always want the lowest.

The best suggestion I have is if you are looking to solve the problem in selling a home is to talk to a Realtor. Call me.
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Deborah Conti-Pinnacle Realty answered:
Hello Liz,

Contact an attorney. Please! Relatives or not, disagreements can happen as well as "Issues" with what you want to do. Yes, you can do the proces yourself, but I would strongly advise you against it and would strongly advise you to obtain and attorney to do the paperwork. You will then have the legal protection and the attorney will make sure that all parties are made aware of the process in writing. I have had clients do the very same thing for a minimal fee. Good luck!

Deborah Conti, Associate Broker, CSR, CBR, SRES, CIREB
Re/Max Park Place - Re/Max Multi-Millions Top Producer - Hundreds SOLD!
Phone: 448-9101
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Thu May 28, 2009
Christine Serafini answered:

If you are interested in seeing what your home is worth and what other homes in your area are selling for now I can do a Home Market Analysis. This is always a free service that I provide. You may call me personally to tell me where your home is located, type of home, bedrooms, baths, recent improvements or call me to schedule a time for you to give me a tour of your home and I can bring an area market analysis with me. My direct number is 518-514-8830 or my personal email is

Look forward to speaking with you.
Christine Serafini
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Thu Jan 8, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

The present owner's name is a matter of public record and can be found by using the accurate address for the property on

Good luck
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Tue Aug 5, 2008
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
I think it's O.K. to have the listing agent buy the house form the seller, as long as the two agreed on the terms and conditions. If the seller is happy with what he is getting, then it should be O.K. However, if the seller has any doubt, then it is best not to pursue the sale to avoid further complication. But again, if both sides are happy, then that's a deal made.

On the second issue, I wonder why the listing agent wants the seller to carry the loan. Was that something the seller already offered to any buyers, or is it because the listing agent can not get a regular loan otherwise? If the seller agrees with this (along with the interest rate, the payment plan, etc) of the loan, it should be drawn up by an attorney to make sure the seller is protected should the listing agent default on the loan for whatever reason (same as if it's purchased by any other buyer asking the seller to carry back).

Basically if all is out in the open, agreed upon, with real estate attorney advise. then I would think it's O.K.

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Fri Apr 25, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
Call in several Realtors to provide you with a complimentary market analysis. At the same time, they will all provide their marketing plans...get the plans in writing.

If you will put it on the market in the fall, you will need to meet with various Realtors before hiring anyone. Also, you will need to get this analysis done again in the fall...Banks only allow appraisers to go back 3 months in recent sales to do this analysis.

When thinking of hiring a Realtor, make sure it is someone who is a marketing agent, not only a selling agent. Marketing agents market to all the Realtors, not just buyers.
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