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Home Selling in Tucson : Real Estate Advice

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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Thu Dec 15, 2016
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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June Buerkle, Home Buyer in Chattanooga, TN
Thu Jul 21, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
What is your reason for wanting to sell it to your son?

It may be cheaper for you and him to keep it in your name and just have him pay the note with you still as the owner of record. (You avoid closing and sales costs). When you have the note paid off, you can transfer it into his name ) ... more
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Thu Jun 2, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Suggest to your Dad that he contacts the agent who represented him in the sale. His agent knows best the contracts signed and the full terms of the agreement. If you're Dad sold the home himself, it's time for him to visit an attorney for legal advice.

So nice you want to help your father!

Good luck!
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 Bbgold232, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Sun May 8, 2016
Bbgold232 answered:
I am an agent who gives 110% to my clients. i have sold the properties of several friends who have recommended me to others because of the job I did- getting best price, staging, marketing, open houses, complete communication, working with attorneys, inspectors, lenders, repair folks- hand-holding from start to closing. A good friend of mine has been discussing selling property for about a year and I have done comprehensive CMAs etc. i was then lied to and the friend ending up listing with a totally obscure agency for a way too high price. Did not review with me. It is your property; you can market it through whomever you choose but be fully prepared to lose the friendship- this one is toast. ... more
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Tahitinini2, Home Buyer in Tucson, AZ
Tue Apr 19, 2016
Tahitinini2 asked:
I wrote a very long review of my agent and submitted it and now Trulia is asking again. What happened?
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Tue Feb 16, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
No. Trulia does not accept FSBO listings, however you can try posting on Zillow.
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Anna Carillo, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Thu Dec 24, 2015
Anna Carillo asked:
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Sun Dec 20, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
The agent that has sold the most in a specific timeframe doesn't necessarily make them the best agent. You have to decide whether you like them, respect their practice, and are impressed by their marketing efforts on and offline.

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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Wed Dec 2, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
As Sally said, you should speak with your agent. Page 1, paragraph 1c, line 9 speaks to the amount of earnest money you are proposing to the Seller in "good faith." Page 8, paragraph 8n, lines 379-383 addresses the "form" of earnest money and disposition of the funds upon the Seller's acceptance. Since it's now three days after asking your question, I hope you have resolved your issue the BEFORE the Seller signed and your contractual obligation began.

If you are truly the Seller as it says (but this is not a question a Seller usually asks) again seek the advice of your agent.

No agents? Contracts are enforceable. See an attorney.

Good luck!
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danelson, Home Buyer in Florence, OR
Fri Oct 23, 2015
danelson answered:
Don't turn down open houses. You have no idea what people can afford. Remove all personal photos, collections (any sort), pets, childrens toys, period furniture, large furniture items such as armoires and curios, if you have 3 dressers in your bedrooms move out 2 of them, also any oversized sofas (you want your rooms to look large and they won't if they are full), clear off your walls (people want to invision their things on your walls and can not if they have your things covering them), if you have fake plants draped over the tops of your cabinets take them down paint your front door and install new handles, cut back over grown shrubs, trim trees so buyers can see your house from the street, people see the front of your house first and if they see items in disrepair they will assume the rest of the house has slso been neglected. Are ads being placed in the local newspapers? Are the photos on the web clear and do "you" like what you see in them? If not ask your agent to take new photos. If you don't think your agent is proactive then when your listing expires find a new agent. Ask for references!!! Good luck! ... more
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UpNest Top R…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
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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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
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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Sierra Hardy, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Mon Aug 17, 2015
Sierra Hardy answered:
Trulia makes an evaluation on your home based on the information available to them. However, Trulia doesn't always have the full MLS information that a qualified real estate professional has access to. Also, they are making evaluations based off of similar sales in the area and looking at primarily a price per square foot value. Different factors such as upgrades, location, and size of your home effect the value- so to get the most accurate value for your home it is best to seek the assistance of a qualified real estate professional who can evaluate your home and tell you what it may sell for on the current market. I personally like to see my client's home before I provide a value for their home. ... more
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Javier Monti…, Real Estate Pro in Covina, CA
Fri Jul 3, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Sat Apr 25, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Hi Lea,

Your best bet is to get in touch with a local agent in Tucson who can provided FMV for the address shown and similar properties in the area.

You can find an agent using the tab at the top (left) of this page.

Best of luck!

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Mark's Of Ex…, Real Estate Pro in Chagrin Falls, OH
Sun Mar 15, 2015
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sun Mar 15, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
All offers and counter offers should be in writing. Any changes after signed would require initials. For what is legal, check with your lawyer
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Kat Tyree, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Sun Mar 15, 2015
Kat Tyree answered:
If you have a current listing that is for sale, please contact your realtor. Trulia feeds from the Multiple Listing System when the listing is initially input. Once the listing is live on Trulia, any changes necessary can be made directly on Trulia by your agent. ... more
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Kat Tyree, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Sun Mar 15, 2015
Kat Tyree answered:
True market value is established by what a willing buyer will pay, and what a willing seller will accept. If we assume you'd like to know a good price to list your home for, you can contact a good Realtor via the Agent Directory on Trulia. Just check in your zip code. ... more
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Kat Tyree, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Sun Mar 15, 2015
Kat Tyree answered:
I'm sorry it does not allow for sale by owner listings. If you search online, you will find other avenues to try.

Trulia does have access to many wonderful agents who can help you get the very best price in the shortest time for your home, however. If you have tried selling on your own and not been successful, please go to the agent directory on Trulia and select an agent with excellent reviews who works in your zipcode.

Good luck, and I hope you are successful!
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