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Home Selling in Topeka : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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

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:


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Fri May 29, 2015
Cathy Conn answered:
Is your home located in Topeka, KS? Your question says you are in NY, and sorry but we can't tell the market in NY.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Michael Huffman answered:
Before you decide to go it alone, ask yourself these questions:
Do you understand Fair Market Value and how to price your home?
Do you understand all the legal paperwork involved in selling a home?
Do you know the best ways to market your home?
Will you be available to show your home every day when buyers are ready to see it?

Most homes that are sold FSBO end up listing with an agent after months of trying on their own. can you afford to wait 3 to 6 months before listing with an agent. The National Association of Realtors statistics show that homes sold by real estate agents sell for 16% more then those that sell FSBO. It appears in your best interest to list with an agent. Good luck
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Ken Schmidt answered:
Winterization would be the safest answer. If the heat is on low and the house is empty, you can find the main water shutoff, generally in the basement, and turn the water off yourself. You can then "bleed" the lines by opening a sink faucet on the lowest level and near the shutoff and let the residual water run out.

Good luck!

-Ken Schmidt
McGrew Real Estate
Lawrence, KS
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
brian.grayhawk answered:
Hi Marcia, as a water mitigation specialist the "moldy odor's" can be a difficult situation. First thing to do is look for evidence of water damage around water sources i.e. kitchen vanities, bathroom vanities and around showers and tubs. Don't confuse mildew with mold, mildew is the black slimy stuff found in showers and bathtubs and can be cleaned with Clorox. If you find vanities that have swollen particle underneath the water valves, there is a strong likelihood that underneath the vanity will have microbial growth. If all areas around water sources appear to be unaffected, try looking around exterior doors and windows. If it looks like the drywall is damaged, you could have issues inside the wall. Exterior walls will contain insulation and insulation loves to hold on to moister for a long period of time. Lastly if all doors and windows look fine then you can look to the attic but typically if there's a leak in the attic you will see water staining on the ceiling from inside the home. I hope this helps. ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Becky S. Burghart answered:
True buyers aren't focused on Thanksgiving and Christmas or bothered by the weather!!
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Sun Oct 13, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Marcia

Move the Sign down the street pointing to your listing and
Have a sign at your listing.

Trying to fight the city will be mute.

Good luck.
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Sun Oct 13, 2013
Marcia Kelly answered:
Thanks, Sally, I placed bright yellow mums around the garden, added new mulch & pumpkins--curb appeal much improved!
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Debbie Gillum answered:
did you ever get your home listed
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Very valuable, if home is priced right or slightly over.

Good luck
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