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Home Selling in Waukesha County : Real Estate Advice

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Mtmt, Home Buyer in Whitewater, WI
Wed Jun 22, 2016
Mtmt asked:
I put my house up for sail on Zillow and it is now automatically listed on Trulia but there are thing posted that are not correct. How do I fix that?
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Mon Apr 4, 2016
Alan May answered:
Not an attorney, so this isn't legal advice.

No... you cannot fire your agent, now that they've brought you a buyer. But you do have the right to simply respond with a resounding 'no', when the buyer asks for you to pay more than you want to for repairs, or 'whatever the buyer wants'.

If you want to contact the buyer on your own, I suppose you could do that (no rules against it), but you will still owe your real estate agent/agency the commission that you signed for on your exclusive marketing agreement.

Yes, the buyer has their own agent... that's the way it normally works. The buyer found your home and photos online, and scheduled a showing through the efforts of your agent.
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Sun Dec 6, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
There are risks both ways and my answer would depend on knowing a lot more about you, your goals, your market and risk tolerance.
If you sell first, you would need to move twice, once to temporary housing and then to your final purchase. The advantage is you can be less stressed about timing and be confident in what you have to work with for your purchase.
If you do buy first, you can empty your home out, have it available for showings without scheduling appointments, needing to leave on short notice and keep it show ready all the time.
Finding a very experienced and successful agent in your area can help you work through the variables and create a strategy that makes sense. It's never too early to start the conversation.
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Kristenonthe…, Home Buyer in Schofield, WI
Fri Sep 18, 2015
Kristenontheroad asked:
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Tue Sep 8, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
You cannot. Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Maryrusch1, Home Buyer in New Berlin, WI
Mon Aug 17, 2015
Maryrusch1 asked:
porch. I do plan to move in about five years, so would like to speak with an experienced broker in my area who can give me some guidance.
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Thu Jul 2, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Call your agent and ask them, your agent is being paid to market your home.
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Thu May 14, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Trulia only permits for sale listings to be posted by real estate professionals. If you want your home to appear here you will have to find an agent or broker to work with.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Fri May 1, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Sun Mar 1, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Tue Dec 23, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Ask your agent to show you other active listings to verify if your competition rooms compare with yours. This requires you to put on your buyers hat and try to see their homes and yours through buyers eyes. Also try to find out if their are any other factors about your home or location that are preventing an offer from coming in. Buyers are telling you something is not right if you are not getting offers. Ask your agent to provide you with feedback from showings to help find out. Normally when showings are up but no offers come in it is the price that is the problem. All the best. ... more
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Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Thomas Moser answered:
If they brought you the buyer they did not do "absolutely nothing". You wouldn't have sold the home without them.
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Michelle Yoo, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Sat May 31, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
For anyone who wants a more current answer:

1) Trulia and Zillow have reaped dividends for my team.

2) And truly, leads by referral. This is based off of keeping in touch with a structured drip campaign and of course doing actual good work for your clients. ... more
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Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in Overland Park, KS
Thu May 8, 2014
Kim Benedict answered:
There are so many factors that can determine the answer to this question... location, price, condition, are just to name a few.
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Mark Person,…, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Thu Jan 30, 2014
Mark Person, MBA answered:
Carpeting or floor covering does depend on which group of buyer you are trying to attract. If you have a home that needs many updates it your biggest source of interest will be thru investors and you can expecta lower sales price compared to similar but updated homes. If you are looking to attract turn key (move in ready) home buyers it will be worth the investment to install a neutral color carpeting to Marley type home to the best audience. ... more
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Lisa Packard, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
Fri Sep 20, 2013
Lisa Packard answered:
I'd add that there are a lot of really great apps you can download onto your smart phone to search for homes. If you are out and about and happen past something you are interested in, these apps track where you are and bring the information right to you. Pictures, descriptions, lots of good information. My brokerage First Weber has one, as does Shorewest. You can also download trulia or zillow apps.

What an amazing age we live in! :)
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Dan Grunwaldt, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
Tue Sep 17, 2013
Dan Grunwaldt answered:
Well priced homes typically sell for within about 3% of list price. If it's had reasonable exposure to the market and buyers are not making offers, it suggests they are saying the price should come down or the property should be improved to entice them to make an offer. 3% would be a bare minimum, 5% or 10% would be better. As Annette mentions, pricing a property below the market often causes bidding that just pushes it back up. ... more
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Cindy  Lehrer, Real Estate Pro in Waukesha, WI
Tue Sep 17, 2013
Cindy Lehrer answered:
I think it is a great idea to get investors interested in buying your property....the description in the MLS listing should suggest this.( example: Great for Investors.....easy to rent!) It can be done in the property description and in the private remarks to other realtors. ... more
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