Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 15
As I was updating our database on listings in Tallahassee, I came across a house for sale with the same listing agent since November of 2012. I got to thinking ... what the heck do they talk about during their weekly phone calls?You know, when your listing agent calls you each week to give you an...
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 2
5927 NW Carefree St, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Home for Sale  Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE October 11, Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2303 SQUARE FEET ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 6
Listing Prices in Gilbert, Arizona September 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. September brought about an unexpected increase across the board in Active median prices, New Median list prices, and Sold median sales prices. Just when we thought th...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 12
The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week is representative of a typical Scottsdale luxury property. Located in Estancia, which is one of the most highly sought after subdivisions in the area, you will find no lack of custom touches and finishes here. The stonework inside and out cou...
By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
Comments 1
Practical What-if: Selling Your Hendersonville HomeIf you are at all typical, you probably won’t put even minimal thought into planning for selling your Hendersonville home until there’s a good reason to do so. One of the best parts of being a homeowner is the comfort you feel from having a stabl...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 1
Insist on a Home InspectionA professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defects.A home inspection usually covers the following: Plumbing conditions - if there is leakage or clogging Roofing condition...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 11
Dear Potential Seller: I noticed your home was on the market and has now expired without a successful sale. Almost twice as many Monroe NY homes sold this September compared to the same time period in 2014, so why wasn't your home included as one of the successful closings?  Here are a few reason...
By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
(Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765)
Comments 1
Desirable 10 Acre Flagstaff Wooded Lot with 3 Car Log Garage Ready to Build!   Quietly tucked away, yet not too far from town, this gorgeous 10 acre parcel is your fast track to luxurious Flagstaff living among towering pines and sunny meadows. This property has been partially developed and is wa...
By Ron Holborn, Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short
(Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate)
Comments 3
9742 Joyzelle Drive Garden Grove for SALE!  This fully renovated, luxurious single story beauty near Disneyland is sure to please. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, mega spacious living and dining areas and a gourmet kitchen, our lovely home can comfortably sleep 16-20 people.You'll find plent...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 10
Halloween Decorating Tips When Selling Your Home.  This post was inspired by a question asked by my Palm Beach County Realtor friend, Winston Heverly .  If your house is on the market during certain holidays, what should you do about the decorations that you and your family usually put up?We have...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
3300 Barkla, Mount Pleasant, SC Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2099 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Mount pleasant Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclos...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
There Are Far Too Many Bully Agents in the Real Estate Industry  I continue to be amazed, smacked right up alongside the head actually, by the number of difficult agents in the real estate industry.  This is my opinion and my opinion only. This post is inspired by a conversation I just had (meani...
By David Bracklow, GRI / Homes for Sale in Chandler Az
Comments 2
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By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 5
Kat nails it.  For the Monroe, NY market, she's clearly the agent to call.  Sellers in all markets should take note to this material, though.  If a home's not selling, there's a reason.  Sometimes it's price, sometimes it goes beyond that.  What I like most is what she points out about property c...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Hunters Run Subdivision is located on CR 15.  Hunters Run Subdivision  is located on the west side of the road in OsoloTownship, Elkhart Indiana. Children who live in Hunters Run Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools. 2015 2nd Quarter Homes for Sale, Hom...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 18
An angry Home Seller fired their agent. They called me wanting to know if all Listing Agents want, is for sellers to keep reducing their price for a quick sale.  Her Manchester NH area Home Listing was on the market for 6 months with a national company. My answer to her was that It was time for s...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Comments 0
Coco Plum, Neighborhood of Marathon and Key Colony Beach FloridaDo You Love where you Live?Wondering what your Property Could Sell in Today's Market?305-395-0814Lela Ashkarian, PA, CRS, GRI, e-PRoAnother one SOLD in Coco Plum   Coury Drive Unique Ocean Front LotSOLD! Get a Free Price Point Analys...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
1308 pleasant walk, mount pleasant, south carolina Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price Follow This Home! Mount pleasant Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Prese...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 19
This little gem from 2007 attracted many comments, several of which were directed at the "jailbird" photo.  Another blast from the past.  Enjoy - and here is a link to the original post:The Price of Fibbing! On Monday we heard from a Buyer's Agent that his Buyer was cancelling the contract based ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 53
When the Home Sellers Want More Money than the Buyers Offer Price Oh, it must be a low offer you say.  Truthfully it may not be.  An offer on a house in RI coastal real estate that is within a couple of thousand dollars from the asking price is considered a great offer.  It may be that you could ...