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Kelly Garrison wrote:

Can I change the photos if my Realtor has posted my house on zillow?

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Because your Realtor "claimed" the property on Zillow, only your Realtor has access to the Zillow account on your home.  This is YOUR home and the Realtor is working for you... so, if you are not happy with the photographs or would like to simply change out the photographs, your Realtor should happily do this for you.  Zillow makes adding and changing of photographs very user friendly and it only takes seconds to do so.
6 hours ago
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Seller Repairs

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Was your agreement to repair in writing?  Unfortunately, it does not matter how the refrigerator was conveyed to you and your intentions in leaving as a gift to the buyers; if you put it in writing that the refrigerator stays in normal working order and agreed to repair if not... then that is what you are contractual obligated to do.  If you disclosed that the refrigerator stays but adds no value to the sale of the home and is exempt from inspections.... than you are not obligated to make repairs.  Deals fall through over which may seem like trivial things, but it might be a big deal to that particular person.  I would try talking with the buyers, they may be understanding of the situation and accept it in its as-is condition.
7 hours ago
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for sale by owner

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On Zillow... there is a box you can click on that is only for: "For Sale By Owner."  Check CraigsList, your local paper or google "for sale by owner (your city's name) - there are several FSBO sites that sellers use.  Another good way is drive the neighborhood areas you are interested in and look for the typical Red & White FSBO signs.  Not every FSBO puts their home on-line.
23 hours ago
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can you list your house as sale by owner

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Yes!  Create an account with Zillow and advertise it in the For Sale By Owner section.  My suggestion is to price it right, take quality photographs and add a nice advertising description of your home... to maximize your audience, consider being open to: "Seller will work with Realtors."  Be knowledgeable in qualifying buyers.  You would be surprised at how many "buyers" that come for a private showing that are not even qualified!  Have you entertained the idea of a local flat fee service?  Google (your city's name) flat fee listings.  Best of luck!
23 hours ago
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What is an average realtor commission?

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Even though you are inquiring about an "average," which may seem like a simple question for Realtors to answer....   I agree with an earlier post by Robert & Jani:  "Commissions are individually set by each Brokerage firm. Call the Company that you are interested in or ask the Realtor what their Brokerage charges. Because of Standards that Realtors are held to, there should be no discussion of "average" commissions."    Professionally and profoundly stated!  
1 day ago
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Incompetent agent?

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I hear your frustration and am sorry for the "horrible" experience but I agree with wetdawgs, although a Realtor should have general knowledge of the lender process, Realtors are not trained in loans, nor should we act as if we are!  Sit down face-to-face with the lender you hired, the lender that you are paying to work for you and have them explain the process and why the delays.
1 day ago
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How can i find out what my house is worth?

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If you want to know the value of your home, hire a licensed appraiser that is qualified and familiar with your market area; if you would like an opinion as to what your home could be worth, you can ask a qualified Realtor that works in your market area.  Any Realtor can generate a comparative market analysis and arrive at a number but, talk with an experienced Realtor or one that is certified in performing BPO's (broker price opinions), those Realtors usually arrive at a more accurate and realistic number.
1 day ago
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I have a realtor, but I found a " For Sale By Owner" property that I'm really interested in .

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Your scenario happens every now and then..... your loyalty and showing appreciation to your Realtor is applauded!  Inform your Realtor and have him approach the FSBO.  Most FSBO will entertain a one-time showing agreement and negogiate a commission with the selling broker; if not, you, as the buyer can negogiate a commission or a flat fee with your Realtor.  My philosphy is that I want you, your family and your friends as clients for "life," not just a one-sale client - -so, tell the Realtor this is what YOU want and I think your Realtor would go the extra mile for you!
July 18
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What do I legally tell others buyers?

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Since you used the word "legally,"  I would contact an attorney.  From a Realtor's opinion... a seller does not have to mention anything about offers on the table to the other showings or other Realtors, I think it would be your advantage to though.  Keep in mind that right now, you have a "decent" offer versus just showings.  Is it possible that the decent offer will go away if you delay in acceptance or negogiating?  There is only one way to find out, are you willing to take that chance?
July 17
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I BOUGHT MY HOME AT 250K HOW MUCH IT WORTH NOW

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If you want to know the value of your home, hire a licensed appraisal that knows your specific market as an appraisal can only tell you the value of your home.  If you want to know the worth of your home, you can ask a REALTOR for their opinion.  Ask a REALTOR that has performed BPO's in your market area.  Any one who has permissible access to MLS can generate a comparative market analysis but you want  REALTOR that knows your market area and how to come to a price opinion based on the CMA. 
July 16
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