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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Buy a house on eBay?

    Has anybody here purchased, sold, or knows anybody who has on eBay before? My grandparents are trying to sell their house to buy a much smaller condo. It's much less to maintain, they really are not capable of doing all of it anymore since it's 2 acres of land. So buying a condo means less to worry about and money left over to have fun with. ANyways, I was wondering if anybody has any comments about house listings on ebay? Positive or negative experiences? I believe they've already got a realtor on it, but I thought extra exposure that I know ebay offers might not hurt.
    I don't know if ebay house sales targets the high or the low end market, but their estate was appraised before being listed and 375k was the value.
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    If they have a realtor on the job, I would skip e-bay. If exposure is your intent, CraigsList would be a better bet (with no fees, either!). Their best bet, exposure-wise, would probably be a multiple listing.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Senior Member cinco's Avatar
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    Geez, I'd imagine the shipping would KILL you.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Not to mention the insurance & all that packing!

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    Caustic Soccer Mom apclassic9's Avatar
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    If you read the fine print on e-bay fees, you would run away screaming!!!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    If you read the fine print on e-bay fees, you would run away screaming!!!
    Thats the first thing I thought of. I didn't read up but I'm sure ebay will get more than their fair share.

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    Caustic Soccer Mom apclassic9's Avatar
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    E-bay fees:

    Insertion Fees $500.00 or more $4.80
    Final Value Fees Closing Price Final Value Fee Item not sold No Fee,
    Equal to or Over $1000.01
    5.25% of the initial $25.00 ($1.31), plus 3.25% of the initial $25.01 - $1,000.00 ($31.69), plus 1.50% of the remaining closing value balance ($1000.01 - closing value)
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    E-bay fees:

    Insertion Fees $500.00 or more $4.80
    Final Value Fees Closing Price Final Value Fee Item not sold No Fee,
    Equal to or Over $1000.01
    5.25% of the initial $25.00 ($1.31), plus 3.25% of the initial $25.01 - $1,000.00 ($31.69), plus 1.50% of the remaining closing value balance ($1000.01 - closing value)
    arent typical fees for a realtor between 5-10% of the selling price?

    ebay doesnt seem that bad.

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    A lot goes into selling a house. Stick with the realtor.

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