Home Selling

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By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 71
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
Staging Your House for a Summer Sale!Ninety-degree weather and the absence of snowbirds here in South Florida does not mean that home selling comes to a halt.  There are still buyers who are looking for the right property.  Some families are ready to make the move before the start of the next sch...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 2
Selling Your Home? How to Live in Staged Surroundings By Suzanne De Vita RISMEDIA, Friday, July 03, 2015— It’s no secret staging has become synonymous with selling a home. A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent, according to listing agents surveyed in the National Assoc...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 53
Remove These Two Things Before You Place Your Home on the Market.  If you are planning on selling your home, there are two things you need to remove before you put that For Sale sign in the front yard. There are 2 other “D’s” (besides the “declutter” word) that you need to address when preparing ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 11
If you are a Florida home seller, this is a blog post by Kathy Streib you must read. She provides excellent advice to ensure potential buyers feel welcomed and at home the minute they walk through your front door. It can get brutally hot in the summer months, be sure to read on and follow her tip...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 5
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Pending Sale     Muskego, WI Home for Sale!   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE       Muskego Homes For Sale   S68W13901 Bristlecone Lane Muskego, WI 53150-3205   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 1550 square fe...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, SFR, PMC and Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 8
Seller you been warned...To sell your house for the most money and for the shortest time, you must prepare  it so that there are no distractions nor any detractions. Your house might be the perfect fit for the buyers, however, detractions and distractions have been known to shy buyers away from s...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
Comments 5
When selling your home often the seller will over look many items. My most important tip is to never turn off utilities before the home is SOLD. Debbie Reynolds posted a complete list for Sellers to follow when moving from their unsold home. Seller Checklist When Leaving a Vacant Unsold House Sum...
By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Hometowne Realty Clayton East)
Comments 4
Like New Custom Built 4 Bedroom Home in Cassedale Subdivision Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $320,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,900 sqftLot: 1.14 acre(s)Year Built: 2013MLS #: 2015172 Location 244 Crestdale DrClayton,...
By Penny Brockway
(Brockway Realty)
Comments 1
 Penny Brockway of Brockway Realty was proud to represent the seller of 125 Bending Brook Lane in League City, Texas.For more information, please click here.
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
Comments 17
Room to roam in Beaverton School District! Built in 1972 this home features PER FHA appraisal 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1439 SqFt. Additional Beds/bath and square footage in lower level. Buyer to verify SqFt and bed/bath. Updated kitchen with newer appliances. Wood floors and spacious kitchen. G...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
Comments 2
According the National Association of Realtors in 2006, there are expected to be 14% of homes sold without representation of a Realtor®.What was the number one reason given by the homes sellers that they didn't want to use a Realtor®? The answer was they wanted to save the commission. In 2005 tho...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
Comments 2
Who knows more about your home than you?This is the reason that disclosure forms are so important to a real estate transaction. The name of the game when selling your home isDISCLOSE,DISCLOSE, DISCLOSEThe importance of this can be the difference between a smooth sale and a lawsuit. If a buyer lat...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 7
12136 Riverbend Trace, Port Saint Lucie, FL Bay St Lucie Price Reduced! Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score My Reviews $ Click for current price6 BEDROOMS | 7 (5 full, 2 half ) BATHROOMS | 7244 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work Po...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 6
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce their newest listing at 34 Ackerson Avenue in Pequannock.  This lovely split level home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath.  There's lots of room and the home is great for entertaining.  The fenced in yard features a large deck and an in ground swimm...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
107 SE Rio Palermo, Port Saint Lucie, FL Tesoro Golf and Country Club!  New home construction coming Soon! Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price Just Sold! Get the Info! CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 107 SE Rio Palermo, Port St Lucie, FL 34984 Se...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 3
848 SW Rocky Bayou Terrace, Saint Lucie West, FL 34986 Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1482 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
Comments 81
7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute ShowingIt’s been a crazy day, the house is a wreck; the phone rings, it’s an agent with clients in her car outside your home.  She asks if she can show the home. You ask her to give you 15 minutes.  Of course, you want to have her show it: These might be yo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 65
Seller Checklist When Leaving a Vacant Unsold HouseSummer is busy when it comes to moving and many homes in Clarksville TN will not be sold when the sellers move out. This poses a concern for sellers as to what they should do if they want to continue to keep it their homes on the market for sale....
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
133 SE Tramonto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price Just Sold! Get the Info! CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 133 SE Tramonto, Port St Lucie, FL 34984 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie West ...