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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Maricris A answered:

This data is gathered by a third-party data collector and only updates on Trulia when discrepancies are identified from your county at the next data collection cycle. Unfortunately, we are unable to expedite this process.


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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact the agent who listed the home for sale, and ask them to remove the photos.
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
Smith.briane answered:
There apparently is no answer to this question that many have but get no response or no valid response. I too have several aspects of my home are not correct, square footage, lot size, etc. There is an edit button which does nothing.

To Karen and other agents, we're not trying to sell our home, just want the information correct.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Kelli,

You would have to pay for what's called a flat fee listing service for your home to be on Trulia. You can easily post on Zillow, though.

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us out at all, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Wed Sep 9, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Trulia does not accept FSBO listings. There are sites that do, but if you posted here and on every other site that allows you to, you won't get the level of exposure that listing with a great local agent and appearing on your local MLS will get you.

A great agent is worth more than their commission, but a bad one or none at all can cost you way more than just a commission. Consider discussing your options with someone worth working with and then do whatever you feel is in your best interest. Best of luck however you proceed.
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
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Thu Apr 16, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
I don't understand if you're asking about placing a roommate ad on Trulia, or if getting a roommate is a good idea...
No roommate ad on Trulia.
A roommate to share your present expenses to allow you to save money for a down payment is a good financial plan. Whether or not it will "work" in the real life day-to-day may be tricky if you can't find the perfect match.
Best of luck!
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
I saw this question late, so you already have a wealth of advice. I hope by now you have curtailed your buying business with this agent. He is very much your competitor! The fact that you are even thinking it is enough to justify making a change. There are many agents who are nice people, and ethical in representing your interests first on top of it. If you told your agent you didn't want to buy the house in question, then it wouldn't be an issue. Since you were considering it, that is a problem.

You must have a trusting relationship with your agent. It will pay off to make a switch if you have not already done it.

Best of luck!

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Duane Wrobel answered:
If you are not a risk taker the answer is no. If you are a risk taker the answer is maybe as you will now become a lender just as a bank is when you carry a mortgage. Many factors can and will affect and/ or influence whether or not you get your money back. Only you can decide if the reward is worth the risk and effort to foreclose if it becomes necessary. ... more
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Michael Shiner, MBA answered:
All very good points, but look at the glass as half full instead of empty. Was he/she able to negotiate a better price and net you a higher return? There are so many factors that I could list. I would suggest you taking a stab at it yourself and then contacting a Realtor that will do more for you so that you can have a great ROI. ... more
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
There are many different opinions. As to the price range: The over $300 market is slower than the under $300 market but it still comes down to location, condition, and price. After 3 weeks on the market, it is not time to panic but you do need feed back on the showings from your agent. What are the agents and buyers saying? This will be a big clue as to what to do.
2. There is no minimum, just feedback and seeing how your home stacks up against all others in the area. If it is updated and in good condition, it should sell in under 60 days. If not it may need some adjustments.
3. Labor Day is sometimes good and sometimes Bad. The last holiday of the summer , in my opinion, tends to be very slow unless the buyers are very motivated. Remember it takes only one buyer.
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Michael Shiner, MBA answered:

If you are not getting good service and have a feeling that your agent is not representing your best interested I would highly suggest interviewing other Realtors. Having confidence in your representation is the single most important thing you can control. ... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Shawn Ryan Rosa answered:
I'm sure a couple of local realtors will jump all over this
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Jim Simms answered:
Most buyers that object to paying PMI are usually not well informed about how it actually works. Make sure your lender explains the options. Past that point, the seller can pay closing cost and pre-paids on most mortgage which will run more than 2% and that will free up enough to get to the 20% required to skip PMI. Lender paid PMI alluded to below is not one of my favorite tools if you plan on living in the home for very long. ... more
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Rob & Catherine Hallberg answered:
As an agent I can check online for permits, however if you are dealing with an older home that was built in the 1930's it's very unlikely that a permit would have been recorded. You can go down to the county and look on the microfiche which will might reveal something. Many times I have accompanied a potential homeowner to the county office, but experience has taught me that my interpretation of the answer I get and yours could be different. If a permit is important to you, go yourself and take notes on whom you spoke with and what was said. The employees are helpful and you may even find out some other useful information about the home. ... more
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Thomas Weddingfeld answered:
This market is changing too rapidly to lock into a Zip Code. May have worked a few months ago but not today. You are buying. Are you holding and/or selling? If you are holding, are you managing or hiring it done? How far away from your daily activities are you comfortable owning? Really need lots more information on your long term strategy to answer this question.

Make it a great week!
Thomas Weddingfeld, ABR, CNE, DAD, GRI, SFR, REALTOR
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Ric Mills answered:
Auctions are for the very savvy buyers that does all of their investigations and inspections before attending. You have to know the rules and have all of your financing in hand and ready to close. You will also put more eatnest money up and it is at risk if you default. There can be some bargains but the Bank already has determined the minimum they will accept so don't think this is a half price sale or a sale at any bid. They will get their appraisal amount or pull it. You as a buyer will also have to pay closing costs and a 5% fee to purchase. I have not seen a lot of real bargains after you add up the costs and risks. We traditionaly get the seller(Bank) to pay closing costs and there is no fee charged to the buyer. We arrange inspections and the earnest money is protected if the buyer decides to end the deal. I think this is a much better deal. If you want ot discuss further call me at 520-548-8940, rmills@ ... more
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Alex Aunon answered:
Under my listings, highlight on the field of input and place your MLS# of your listing and do a search. If your property does not show up, then chances are its a brand new listing. Just recheck it again after a while. And Re-try ... more
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Alex Aunon answered:
One of the most important factors to look at, is what you can completely overlook, and end up with just that. An unsold home. problem # 1: a flat fee can be a deterrent to an agent bringing in a buyer. It is a common practice to look at what we call a Co-op fee. Thats what in the MLS discloses what you are going to bring in a "selling agent "who brings in a buyer. Many Realtors get motivated with a % that is reasonable. If you see a flat fee, it just might get overlooked ,over and over again costing you time in this market with a flip. A Good Realtor knows how to attract buyers. Realtor persuasion is key! Now you can negotiate a flat fee on lisitng side and a Co-op % on selling side. On a cash foreclosure purchase from a cryer at the courthouse, yes its reasonable to charge a flat fee to an investor, then when you use there same services to "List" yes it is common practice for a fee on lisitng side. But remember "Relationship and loyalty" will only get you that from a good Realtor if you follow those principles. ... more
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