Home Selling

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By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 9
Sold and Closed in Widewater Village Subdivision in Stafford, Va 22554Sold: 52 Acadia St Stafford, Va 2255452 Acadia St in Widewater Village is now sold and closed courtesy of listing agent Amanda Davidson. This lovely home was on the market for just 4 days and settled in 15 days. My seller is th...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 32
"Can I use their bathroom?" The answer from me has always been YES. You can use the home sellers toilet. Home sellers should be prepared for buyers, their agents, the home inspector, the appraiser and just about ANYONE else who enters the home to "use the bathroom."Home sellers should leave adequ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 35
When selling your house, “Must Love Dogs” is not the movie you want to show.  If you ask any real estate agent for a top ten list of things that can derail the sale of your home, pets and pet odors are right up there.It’s not that buyers don’t like pets.  In fact many buyers have their own set of...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 3
Real Estate professionals go through real estate school to learn the basics of the business. They are required to take a state test and to be licensed before they ever start working in this profession. Once they are through another 24 hours of school work (Post license) they begin studying the bu...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
When you put your Henry County home on the market, your most effective marketing mechanism isn’t the front yard For Sale sign—although that sign is certainly one way to generate valuable neighborhood awareness. It’s not the well-designed ad your Realtor® publishes, even in the most well-read Henr...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 39
Should Sellers Let Showing Cards Build Up? I was out showing homes this weekend with a couple of first time home buyers.  In each home I showed, I noticed the designated spot where Realtors left their business card to let the seller know that they showed their home.   In the newer listings, the p...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 28
Over Priced Listing 101- 5 Steps to Prepare Your Home For Market Three or so months ago a couple called and asked me to visit with them about listing their home. Before meeting with them I did a thorough market search and clearly knew the home had been over-priced for a very long time. It had bee...
By Becky Bortzfield, Real Estate...It's what we do!
(North Florida Home Team)
Comments 0
Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support  Jacksonville, Florida, August 31, 2015—Becky Bortzfield with Keller Williams First Coast Realty has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Ce...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 13
The Door Knob Falling Off in My Hand Was Just My First Clue During a recent broker caravan, I walked into the house with cute curb appeal and drought tolerant landscaping.   It was a warm yet not oppressively hot day and the the door was slightly ajar.   I closed it behind me and the door knob fe...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 0
While a picture is worth a thousand words, certain words and phrases, when home selling, are clearly worth more than others. That word phenomenon has now been quantified by a study which concludes that positive words to accurately describe  a home increases its sales price, and the probability of...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 4
Should a Home Buyer List Before Labor Day or wait until after the Holiday to put their home on the market? I had this conversation with a Manchester NH area Home Owner just yesterday. Today a feature Blog by Belinda Spillman asked if buyers have an advantage by looking at homes during a Holiday W...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 30
Talk about a transformation - this one is definitely miraculous!Clients of mine from New York City, inherited the family home after the husband's father passed away.  The house is the same one that my client grew up in,  and let me tell you, he was definitely attached.  His dad, who passed away a...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 13
 Pending Sale 11220 Crossland DR.NW Austin TX 78726 in Canyon Creek Congrats to another buyer who is on their way to owning a home in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.  Our new listing came on market and they found themselves in a multiple offer situation. Their agent made sure their offer was most a...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 0
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty http://myamarillohomes.com What is a condo? In other parts of the country there are many condos.  In Amarillo we have very few so unless you have lived in one, you may only have a vague understanding of what they are.  You may also have...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
First of 3 Supermoons on August 29, 2015...SpectacularThe world saw the first of three supermoons in a row, starting on August 29,  and the second one will be on September 27, and finally the third on October 27.The moon was officially full at 6:26 p.m. on the night of August 29, just 30 minutes ...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 24
Nobody wants negative feedback ... especially when they are selling their home.As a Burlington Stager, my job is to help clients prevent negative feedback about their home. Sometimes, I'm called in because of the negative feedback and I address the issues. Issues of late: Unique features - metal ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 7
Depersonalizing is one thing - stripping a home of any feeling that people lived here is another.  I learned this lesson years ago when my clients painted (beige) their home in Chevy Chase, MD and did not hang any pictures back on the wall. - Someone showing the house asked if renters lived there...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 5
Price Improvement 85 Pheasant Run N.Kingstown RI Luxury Home This standout luxury Quail Hollow home built by one of RI's premier builders, Rocco Sammartino, at 85 Pheasant Run in the Saunderstown neighborhood of North Kingstown RI is improving on its price for buyers. It is upgraded and outstandi...
By Liane Thomas - Corona & Riverside Real Estate, Bringing you Home!
(The Jet Team, Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 3
 When you are selling a home, hiring the right real estate agent is crucial! Getting to know your agent is important, as he/she will play a main role in your home transaction. Below is a list of questions you should plan to ask any real estate agent you are considering.  How do you plan on advert...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 13
Advice for Sellers – They Are Looking Behind Every Door! When listing your home to sell, you should take some time to make sure your home will show in its best light.  De-cluttering is the biggest task at hand and is very important to getting your home sold fast and for the right price. As you ar...