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 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 Advertising my property on your website? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advertising-my-property-on-your-website/555112/ My property has been on the market since June 2014, but it is listed as "off market " on your website. I have a selling agent working for me, I have asked him to request that you list my property on your website, he claims that he requested my property to be listed, but that you have not done that. Please check to see if he did ask you to list my property. The address is 1516 South Littlefield Court, Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045.<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advertising-my-property-on-your-website/555112/ 2014-08-17T06:16:00Z How do I list my house on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-house-on-Zillow/554673/ 2 replies Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-house-on-Zillow/554673/ 2014-08-13T20:37:00Z I am a realtor with a very hard house to show because of a medical condition. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-realtor-with-a-very-hard-house-to-show-because-of-a-medical-condition/530898/ <em>I and seller does not want it in multiple listing service at this time.market have it listed as an exempt exclusive and need to market it on other websites as carefully as I can. This is not a short sale,but can only sell it AS IS. ALL OFFERS MUST BE CASH WITH NO CONTINGENCIES, NO PLAT. NO WARRANTY AND PROOF OF FUNDING, NOT PREQUALIFY LETTER, BUT ACTUAL LENDER APPROVAL WITH CONTRACT. AT THIS PRICE THAT SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM&nbsp; [deleted by Zillow&nbsp; moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]<br/><br/></em><br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-realtor-with-a-very-hard-house-to-show-because-of-a-medical-condition/530898/ 2014-03-04T17:41:00Z I'm about 21k underwater, should I short-sell? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-about-21k-underwater-should-I-short-sell/551817/ I purchased a home in 2005 for 235k, and I have 201k left on the principal. Today in 2014 its market value is approx. 180k. So I'm about 21k underwater. We now have a 2 year old and we want to move to a better neighborhood into a bigger house.&nbsp;<br/><br/>What would be the wisest thing to do?<br/>*Short sell the property?&nbsp;<br/>*Sell it for 180k and pay the 21k difference? (ouch)<br/>*Invest upgrades into the house and wait it out for another year?<br/>*Other?<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-about-21k-underwater-should-I-short-sell/551817/ 2014-07-28T18:38:00Z Can I change the photos if my Realtor has posted my house on zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-change-the-photos-if-my-Realtor-has-posted-my-house-on-zillow/551234/ 5 replies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-change-the-photos-if-my-Realtor-has-posted-my-house-on-zillow/551234/ 2014-07-25T02:20:00Z can I list my home directly without a realtor? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-list-my-home-directly-without-a-realtor/552597/ 6 replies Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-list-my-home-directly-without-a-realtor/552597/ 2014-08-01T14:47:00Z I SEE YOU HAVE HOMES FOR SALE BY OWNER. WE HAVE A HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER. HOW DO WE LIST IT WITH U http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-SEE-YOU-HAVE-HOMES-FOR-SALE-BY-OWNER-WE-HAVE-A-HOUSE-FOR-SALE-BY-OWNER-HOW-DO-WE-LIST-IT-WITH-U/553600/ 2 replies Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-SEE-YOU-HAVE-HOMES-FOR-SALE-BY-OWNER-WE-HAVE-A-HOUSE-FOR-SALE-BY-OWNER-HOW-DO-WE-LIST-IT-WITH-U/553600/ 2014-08-07T16:20:00Z Are homes listed 'For Sale' in Zillow by Private party or only MLS listings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-homes-listed-%27For-Sale%27-in-Zillow-by-Private-party-or-only-MLS-listings/539801/ 7 replies Thu, 08 May 2014 03:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-homes-listed-%27For-Sale%27-in-Zillow-by-Private-party-or-only-MLS-listings/539801/ 2014-05-08T03:33:00Z How do I put a listing on zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-put-a-listing-on-zillow/545966/ 1 reply Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-put-a-listing-on-zillow/545966/ 2014-06-18T01:48:00Z I have listed a home for sale on Zillow. How do I get it to show up The Patch? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-listed-a-home-for-sale-on-Zillow-How-do-I-get-it-to-show-up-The-Patch/542384/ 0 replies Sun, 25 May 2014 00:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-listed-a-home-for-sale-on-Zillow-How-do-I-get-it-to-show-up-The-Patch/542384/ 2014-05-25T00:23:00Z Is there a way to indicate my house is "pending"? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-indicate-my-house-is-pending/539224/ 1 reply Sun, 04 May 2014 16:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-way-to-indicate-my-house-is-pending/539224/ 2014-05-04T16:45:00Z 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 \>15 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 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 \>4 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 Agent selection http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-selection/495376/ Are public records available of which agency and agent sell most homes in a specific zip code/timeframe? &nbsp;<br/><br/>Also, how should you know when to switch agencies if you are not getting the traffic or results you'd expect? Are there risks in doing this?<br \><br \>9 replies Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-selection/495376/ 2013-06-04T18:20:00Z how do i handle it when there are two parties interested in purchasing my house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-handle-it-when-there-are-two-parties-interested-in-purchasing-my-house/528956/ 7 replies Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-handle-it-when-there-are-two-parties-interested-in-purchasing-my-house/528956/ 2014-02-18T21:53:00Z Buyers' Lender asking for home repair http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers%27-Lender-asking-for-home-repair/524481/ The Buyers' lender is asking for a small patch of chipped paint to be fixed. &nbsp;The buyer has a conventional loan. &nbsp;The inspection brought up the issue but we pushed back stating this is a maintenance issue and we were not going to fix. &nbsp;Plus it's freezing outside and paint won't dry in this weather. &nbsp;The home was built in '51. &nbsp;<br/><br/>Does the lender have the authority to stop a loan if this condition is not meant? &nbsp;Do we have any grounds to push back on this?<br \><br \>10 replies Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers%27-Lender-asking-for-home-repair/524481/ 2014-01-14T21:27:00Z My house is listed in the MLS, can I get it added to Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-is-listed-in-the-MLS-can-I-get-it-added-to-Zillow/526634/ My realtor knows nothing about Zillow and I would like it posted on your web site as well. The listing number is 08519944 the adress is 16823 Hilltop Ave. Orland hills Il. 60487 I am trying to do it myself but can,t figure out how to get the pictures over. My pone number is 630-252-3451 Thanks, Neil MacDonald<br \><br \>9 replies Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-house-is-listed-in-the-MLS-can-I-get-it-added-to-Zillow/526634/ 2014-01-31T15:30:00Z