Can we list a FSBO house for sale on Trulia?

Asked by Carol Boos, Durham, NC Wed May 29, 2013

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Maggie Griff…, Agent, Berlin, CT
Wed May 29, 2013
Only a licensed Realtor can list a property for sale on Trulia. Also keep in mind the MLS, multiple listing service, is a valuable asset which feeds into trulia and other real estate related web sites.

I understand selling your home on your own is probably a way to save money. But in the long run, the conversation rate for a FSBO is it doesn't sell in a timely manner, and many of the times not listed at the accurate listing price per MLS data.

I have seen FSBO's list their homes based on quick home values they see on Zillow. Not the case. Zillow estimates a value based on all sales from land, foreclosures, single families, condos and multi families.

The bottom line is selling a home as a FSBO is more costly then hiring a Realtor because a Realtor will make sure your home is properly advertised and also will match potential buyers of your home looking to purchase in that location and in a specific price range.

The first step is know what your home is worth in this market, do not assume. Get a CMA from a Realtor - at no charge. Second is to look at the difference - know the required State of CT forms you will need regardless of being a FSBO or going to a Realtor. Third is how will you advertise and what type of advertising your home for sale will draw in buyers of your home.

You may be surprised that the difference may profit you more money then you expect when going with a Realtor because you will be educated along the way with facts and information along with service.

Maggie Griffin
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Jessica Tracy, Agent, North Windham, CT
Wed May 29, 2013
You can list your FSBO on Zillow.

If you have no luck, I would be happy to assist you.

Good luck!

Jessica Tracy
CG Real Estate
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Wed May 29, 2013
No, trulia doesn't allow fsbo listings.

Only agent listed homes may be posted here.

Best wishes....
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