Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Selling Process,IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/IL/home-selling-selling-process/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How do you list a home on zillow and is there a cost involved? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-list-a-home-on-zillow-and-is-there-a-cost-involved/580533/ 5 replies Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-list-a-home-on-zillow-and-is-there-a-cost-involved/580533/ 2015-03-27T15:35:00Z If we find the buyer for our house before it lists can we pay less in commission to the agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-we-find-the-buyer-for-our-house-before-it-lists-can-we-pay-less-in-commission-to-the-agent/580419/ 15 replies Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-we-find-the-buyer-for-our-house-before-it-lists-can-we-pay-less-in-commission-to-the-agent/580419/ 2015-03-26T17:15:00Z Is seller required to deposit funds in to escrow account? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-seller-required-to-deposit-funds-in-to-escrow-account/567075/ Hi, <br/>Friend of mine is selling a house located in Chicago.<br/>He, the seller is located in Poland.<br/>He signed representation with one of the Chicago brokers.<br/>They located the buyer, signed contract and closing date was set.<br/> Recently the Seller was asked to send a deposit money.<br/>Is this standard procedure for seller to provide any money towards the closing etc?<br/>I was under impression that only buyer was required to deposit funds in to escrow account.<br/>Thanks for the advice.<br \><br \>16 replies Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-seller-required-to-deposit-funds-in-to-escrow-account/567075/ 2014-11-18T13:39:00Z where is underwriting in the steps of loan approval? What does it mean/ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-is-underwriting-in-the-steps-of-loan-approval-What-does-it-mean/577518/ 4 replies Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-is-underwriting-in-the-steps-of-loan-approval-What-does-it-mean/577518/ 2015-03-02T22:02:00Z what are deciding factors to change realtors when time is up http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-deciding-factors-to-change-realtors-when-time-is-up/576569/ 14 replies Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-deciding-factors-to-change-realtors-when-time-is-up/576569/ 2015-02-22T15:39:00Z what are deciding factors to change realtors when time is up http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-deciding-factors-to-change-realtors-when-time-is-up/576569/ 9 replies Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-are-deciding-factors-to-change-realtors-when-time-is-up/576569/ 2015-02-22T15:39:00Z How much longer should I wait for a buyer who is on their third lender since the contract began http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-longer-should-I-wait-for-a-buyer-who-is-on-their-third-lender-since-the-contract-began/576410/ <p>I have been told different stories from week to week.</p><p>.</p><br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-longer-should-I-wait-for-a-buyer-who-is-on-their-third-lender-since-the-contract-began/576410/ 2015-02-20T22:08:00Z How much longer should I wait for a buyer who is on their third lender since the contract began http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-longer-should-I-wait-for-a-buyer-who-is-on-their-third-lender-since-the-contract-began/576410/ <p>I have been told different stories from week to week.</p><p>.</p><br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-longer-should-I-wait-for-a-buyer-who-is-on-their-third-lender-since-the-contract-began/576410/ 2015-02-20T22:08:00Z Is it possible to display my contact info (name & phone Numbers) on my Zillow listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-display-my-contact-info-name-phone-Numbers-on-my-Zillow-listing/535192/ Hi everyone,<br/><br/>I am currently trying to sell my property but I don't want go with a full service agent, who in my opinion take too much money for what they really do.<br/>I am considering several flat fee brokers who could assist/support me and ask my questions when needed.<br/>But the thing is, even if I am paying a broker just in case, I would like to be contacted directly by the potential buyers/buyer's agent. Because no one else knows my home better than me &amp; I want deal and negotiate myself!<br/>I saw on the web that it's called mere posting in canada...<br/>Anyone to help me on that? Many Thanks&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-display-my-contact-info-name-phone-Numbers-on-my-Zillow-listing/535192/ 2014-04-04T22:14:00Z Is it possible to display my contact info (name & phone Numbers) on my Zillow listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-display-my-contact-info-name-phone-Numbers-on-my-Zillow-listing/535192/ Hi everyone,<br/><br/>I am currently trying to sell my property but I don't want go with a full service agent, who in my opinion take too much money for what they really do.<br/>I am considering several flat fee brokers who could assist/support me and ask my questions when needed.<br/>But the thing is, even if I am paying a broker just in case, I would like to be contacted directly by the potential buyers/buyer's agent. Because no one else knows my home better than me &amp; I want deal and negotiate myself!<br/>I saw on the web that it's called mere posting in canada...<br/>Anyone to help me on that? Many Thanks&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-display-my-contact-info-name-phone-Numbers-on-my-Zillow-listing/535192/ 2014-04-04T22:14:00Z What does the market look like for selling high end homes with a long term rent back of 4+ yrs? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-market-look-like-for-selling-high-end-homes-with-a-long-term-rent-back-of-4-yrs/573554/ 9 replies Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-market-look-like-for-selling-high-end-homes-with-a-long-term-rent-back-of-4-yrs/573554/ 2015-01-27T04:36:00Z What does the market look like for selling high end homes with a long term rent back of 4+ yrs? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-market-look-like-for-selling-high-end-homes-with-a-long-term-rent-back-of-4-yrs/573554/ 9 replies Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-market-look-like-for-selling-high-end-homes-with-a-long-term-rent-back-of-4-yrs/573554/ 2015-01-27T04:36:00Z I want to sell my home but do not know where to start! Any suggestions? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-sell-my-home-but-do-not-know-where-to-start-Any-suggestions/254439/ Hi, I am wondering if anyone has advice on selling a newly purchased home. I have been there since November of last year and since then have gone through life changes that makes paying the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">mortgage</a> a huge burden. I purchased the home as a foreclosed, bank-owned property which enabled me to get it at a great price. The only problem is that I don't know where to start. Since money is tight I am going to try to do this the cheapest way. Any advice!?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-sell-my-home-but-do-not-know-where-to-start-Any-suggestions/254439/ 2009-07-09T18:46:00Z Is seller required to deposit funds in to escrow account? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-seller-required-to-deposit-funds-in-to-escrow-account/567075/ Hi, <br/>Friend of mine is selling a house located in Chicago.<br/>He, the seller is located in Poland.<br/>He signed representation with one of the Chicago brokers.<br/>They located the buyer, signed contract and closing date was set.<br/> Recently the Seller was asked to send a deposit money.<br/>Is this standard procedure for seller to provide any money towards the closing etc?<br/>I was under impression that only buyer was required to deposit funds in to escrow account.<br/>Thanks for the advice.<br \><br \>15 replies Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-seller-required-to-deposit-funds-in-to-escrow-account/567075/ 2014-11-18T13:39:00Z Home Staging Cost Is A Taxable Deduction http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Staging-Cost-Is-A-Taxable-Deduction/343579/ <p class="MsoNormal"><img height="103" width="95" src="http://images2.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i2/i4517/ISr1bx4te42en7.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;" imageid="X1-IAr1bx4te5gz2p_cu4za" imagetype="8" uploadtype="new"/>The cost of hiring a Certified Home Stager can be used as a tax deduction. In today's economy, we need every deduction we can find to recoup from our 2009 losses. After researching the IRS Publication 523 for an exact statement explaining this question, I found that home sellers can write off selling expenses such as (commissions, advertising, which would includes home staging, legal fees and loan charges or points). With that said, a staging consultation is not a taxable deduction. You must advertise the fact either through your Real Estate Agent or by publicly announcing that your home has been Professionally staged.&nbsp;<br/><br/> The cost of staging your home to sell varies due to your homes&nbsp;sq footage and if your home stager is hired for 1/2 a day or a full day.&nbsp; Color consultations for&nbsp;painting, sugggested&nbsp;hardware and light fixtures to full remodeling can be included in your service. No matter what your selling price is, the current real estate market demands a move-in ready home to entice buyers and increase the overall appeal of your home.<br/><br/>For more information on home selling tax deductions go to: <a href="http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf" rel="nofollow" title=" (Full address: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf)">http://www.irs.gov/pub/ir ... /p523.pdf</a><br/><br/> </p><br \><br \>16 replies Tue, 13 Apr 2010 02:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Staging-Cost-Is-A-Taxable-Deduction/343579/ 2010-04-13T02:56:00Z How do I go about listing a home on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-go-about-listing-a-home-on-Zillow/565550/ <p>I am the Marketing Director for&nbsp;a Continuum of Care Retirement Community in Princeton, IL.&nbsp; I am wanting to upload a photo and share our lakeview property. Please advise on how I can do this.&nbsp; Our sister facility in Clinton has listed with your company and I would like to do the same.<br/>Thank you,<br/>Lori Frick<br/>Director of Marketing<br/>Liberty Village of Princeton, IL<br/></p><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-go-about-listing-a-home-on-Zillow/565550/ 2014-11-05T22:16:00Z Help with selling a mid-renovation. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Help-with-selling-a-mid-renovation/563991/ Basically, its a Shell of a house. Since I've bought it, I've repaired the damaged seal plates and foundation,squared the house and exterior walls with jacks, and blocks, replaced the floors, and sub-floor and weatherproofed the exterior, for the winter, and strengthened the structure with new headers, and solid rafters, solid exterior walls. &nbsp;<br/><br/>I bought it with 4-30 yard rolloffs worth of crap and demo inside of it, gutted the house completely, floors, ceilings, and removed all of the small interior walls and replaced any load bearing walls with a support header, effectively opening up the floor plan.&nbsp;<br/><br/>I'd like to try and make enough money off of this partial renovation to put money down on a house for a family that we don't need to spend so much on.&nbsp;<br/><br/>My specific questions are:<br/><br/>Are there any legalities that would stop me from selling this house?&nbsp;<br/>Should i seek a lower price and ask for cash?<br/>Are there any auction companies that buy up these types of places?<br/>Should I, or can I get a Realtor?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Any advice would be awesome. Thanks for reading!&nbsp;<br/><br/><br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Help-with-selling-a-mid-renovation/563991/ 2014-10-23T14:46:00Z How do i list my home on zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-list-my-home-on-zillow/556628/ 3 replies Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-i-list-my-home-on-zillow/556628/ 2014-08-26T17:48:00Z Can I list the house for sale or does it have to be listed by a Realator? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-list-the-house-for-sale-or-does-it-have-to-be-listed-by-a-Realator/556466/ 4 replies Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-list-the-house-for-sale-or-does-it-have-to-be-listed-by-a-Realator/556466/ 2014-08-25T20:30:00Z WHERE DO I FIND CONTRACTOR/REHABER INTEREST IN BUYING? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHERE-DO-I-FIND-CONTRACTOR-REHABER-INTEREST-IN-BUYING/336244/ HAVE MOM'S 1283 SQ. FT. BRICK HOUSE IN BAD SHAPE. WAS&nbsp; NOT KEEPT UP. CORNER LOT 45X165.&nbsp; GUT &amp;&nbsp; RESTORE, OR RAISE THE ROOF OR EVER POPULAR TEAR &amp; NEW BUILD. SELL AS IS. HAVE ATTY FOR CLOSING. NO INTEREST IN REALATOR.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 22 Mar 2010 09:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHERE-DO-I-FIND-CONTRACTOR-REHABER-INTEREST-IN-BUYING/336244/ 2010-03-22T09:18:00Z