Zillow Advice: Moving - Are real estate "trades" good options and do brokers/agents typical have inter-state access to help? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate there is some good info about ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ there is some good info about permanent home swapping on&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://tradehomes.org">TradeHomes.org</a> Sat, 07 Mar 2009 02:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ 2009-03-07T02:56:00Z It is easy you can get a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ It is easy you can get a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">Realtor</a> to refer you to another Realtor in the City of your choice. Then search for comparably priced homes with "trade" in the search criteria. Also be sure to mention "trade" in a few fields when listing down here. Be sure to mention the City you wish to trade to in the public remarks to avoid unproductive calls. It could happen fast. You better start packing. Trading has its advantages!!!! Thu, 05 Mar 2009 06:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ 2009-03-05T06:05:00Z Trading is a very tough proposition ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ Trading is a very tough proposition because:<br/><br/>1.&nbsp; One must identify a home you like in the other location with the seller wanting to move to your location and who likes your house.&nbsp; <br/><br/>2.&nbsp; Usually trades are done on fair market value, so if your area is down 50% and theirs is down 5%, you might not be saving yourself from "taking the loss".&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Often money exchanges hands because one house has a higher value than the other. <br/><br/>A <a href="http://www.zillow.com">real estate</a> lawyer is a good idea, but agents are not required.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>There are some organizations who help make matches (with a fee) but because of item #1, there really aren't that many happening. <br/><br/>So, if you are relocating for job related reasons, the probabilities involved may be so complicated and time consuming that they hamper your move.<br/><br/> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-real-estate-trades-good-options-and-do-brokers-agents-typical-have-inter-state-access-to-help/189329/ 2009-01-17T16:39:00Z