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Home Selling in Troy : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 11, 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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Mon Mar 7, 2016 asked:
I bought a house back at the market peak in 2004 and now it is in lease. Now the market price is similar to 2004. If the market will go down within next five years, I would sell my house…
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Gregory Young answered:
Yes. the best source for selling your Michigan property on your own.
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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Ronald Yemmans II answered:

I recently sold a nice home that was decorated retro. Many people that came to my open houses commented on how OLD the home looked, The home did need some updates, but I believe that the retro look added to the comments. ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Danielle Nicholl answered:
Be very careful about stating your square footage (it does not necessarily go by the outside measurements). There have been many lawsuits in the real estate industry over miscalculated or disclosed square footage.
I'm not sure what you mean by disclosing with the board, but usually a tax assessor has the square footage from when the home was built (and any additions if there were permits).
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
eyousif answered:
But Trulia allow listing props for rent?
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
Nash Khraishi answered:
Hi Aris,

You have a great question. To answer it properly, I feel it is better through a face to face consultation with a knowledgeable Real Estate Broker like myself that will walk you through the ins and out of this process. You are considering an important move, and you should invest the time.

So, give me a call at your earliest convenience and we can setup a time that works for you and your wife to discuss the process at my office in Troy.


Nash Khraishi
Associate Broker/Realtor©
(248) 247-5000 Direct
(248) 247-2449 Fax
(248) 250-1192 Cell

Keller Williams Troy Market Center
1700 W. Big Beaver, Suite 100
Troy, MI. 48084
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Mark Mergener answered:
In my perfect world I prefer to wait and sell my home with a closing date to take place several days after closing on the new home purchase next year. This would prevent a need to move into temporary housing while waiting for the new home to be finished.
No one can predict future home values but the trend has certainly been that homes are beginning to appreciate and there is a lack of inventory to satisfy buyer demand. Should that trend continue into next year, you will be ok. If the market reverses that trend, then selling now would be the thing to do, and take up temporary housing.
My instincts suggest to me that waiting to sell is a better bet.
If I can be of any further service, please feel free to give me a call.
Best regards,
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
A. Edwards answered:
My experience tells me your problem is your house isn't priced properly. A good realtor, sounds like there are a handful that have chimed in, can list your house at a price-point that will jive with realistic appraised values, i.e.- current market value of your home. ... more
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
William Shamoun answered:
The answer depends on your personal experiences, like and dislikes. Do you think that you can get a better return on your money leasing your home or investing in another investment vehicle? Another factor to consider is what are your skill sets. Do you want to manage and maintain the home yourself or hire a management company to do it? As the price of the home goes up, there are fewer buyers and lower rates paid for rentals. All of these questions factor in your decisions. Sitting down with a qualified realtor and running the numbers is the best way to reach a sound decision. I manage many properties for others in several price ranges and different cities. I would be happy to give you my opinion on what your property will sell at and also what it will rent for.


William Shamoun
Real Estate One Troy
Cell (248) 882-5966
Office (248) 813-4900
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Slp answered:
Please provide additional information regarding the home; i.e; square footage, style of home, yearly taxes, age of home, exterior brick or siding ? or partial brick? How long have you lived in the home? Approx. location in Troy i.e., southeast/southwest area or northeast/northwest area. It is very easy to determine what houses sold for and what are the current listings to determine the price a buyer would pay for your home. - Have you tried home for sale by owner? Worked very well for person who lived in Troy in the "Ermald Lakes Sub Division" He certainly didn't pay any realestate fees which can run 7% of selling price for home. ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Bruce Berton, Leslie Lawson answered:
Good Morning Diana! This truly is your neighborhood realtor, who also lives in the Laurelwood subdivision and knows what our values are! Bruce and I currently have a home listed down the street, and no one knows our sub like us. We have had the priveledge of selling more homes in the sub than any other realtor! We would love the opportunity to talk with you and give you a complete market analysis. Right now is a fantastic time to list your home, or I can just drop in and provide some helpful hints on what you can do to get the house ready for sale! I look forward to talking with you soon,
Leslie Lawson
Real Estate One
70 W Long Lake
Troy, MI 48085
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Mon Feb 8, 2010
Gita Bantwal answered:
Did you by directly from owner or had a buyers agent. If you had a good agent the agent would have made certain you recieved the documents . Contact an attorney if you have problems.
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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Nash Khraishi answered:
There is a long Price history behind it. This bank owned property has finally SOLD on 8/12/09 for $261,000 on an Ask Price of $257,000.

I have couple of similar properties. Feel free to contact me if you are in the market. ... more
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Mon Jun 1, 2009
smith3gary answered:

Is this your primary or a second home? I believe they may be treated differently. You can review the Sale of Home publication from the IRS online at This may provide some of the information you're looking for in your question.

Only a tax professional can advise you whether you have to pay Federal or State taxes on the sale of your home.

When interviewing agents, ask them to provide a net sale worksheet with their presentation. This will estimate all the fees and taxes (other than Federal and possibly State) you will pay at closing. Note: this is only an estimate.
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Wed Aug 27, 2008
Ken answered:
how do you find out how long a particular house took to sell, aka DOM, specifically for New York City? I am a regular person not an agent seeking to learn how to find this out
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Thu Jan 3, 2008
Carlo Gobba answered:
Websites DO NOT sell properties. Realtors do. Buyers DO love to window shop the web. It's a great tool for buyers to get a feel for what is out there. In the end however, (And especially because Michigan real estate is so volitile) a buyer gets to use a Realtors gas, expertise, negotiating skills, etc... and it doesn't cost the buyer a dime for all this... They are looking at homes (In person) that are provided on the list of properties that their Realtor has generated for them which has already been sifted and sorted based upon the detailed criteria that they have layed out. *This list comes from the Multi-List database which your property is not on currently so you are excluding 90% of the buyers and are only visable to the 10% of buyers that specifically shop FSBO for one reason... To save 15 -20%. These are investors and experienced buyers and there is a reson why they shop FSBO. (To save the comission themselves.) The national average last year was that the FSBO negitiated 16% LESS in their home sales than those of their agent assisted counterparts. You reduced your asking price by $10,000. Where was your initial price? (Was it copetitive, High, or low?) Something tells me that is it was low it would be gone already. If it was competitive, you would have activity and if it is too high, you would see hits but no actual lookers or traffic.

A Realtor only charges a "Success fee." Homesby Owner may have gotten you for a few hundred dollars to list on their system, but again, if you are exluding 90% of the market, how much will your price be impacted by that lack of serious activity and exposure?
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