Home Selling

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By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 27
Why Should Sellers Have Their Home Inspected Before Listing?It’s very common for buyers to pay for a home inspection when purchasing a home. It allows the buyer to know of any issues with the home and make a decision on whether or not they want to proceed with the purchase. Why would a seller wan...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 28
I got a call from a Manchester NH area Home Owner who asked if I could tell her how to tell if a home is Over priced. I asked her if her home was for sale and she said yes. I asked her the address and I looked it up in MLS. There it was plain as day with the gleaming picture of a room, not sure w...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 11
In a perfect world, Charlotte home sellers have plenty of time to prepare their home to list and SELL. This would include time to pre-inspect, make necessary repairs, thoroughly clean the home and properly stage it for showings.  However, as we all know, there are those cases when time is not on ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 24
The Buyer wants to make the strongest offer possible to get the home of their dreams, so he might waive certain contingencies in the contract like the Home Inspection. However, a popular alternative approach to waiving the home inspection completely and going into negotiations blind is to have a ...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 0
Dealing with the Emotional Stress of Selling Your Childhood HomeSelling a childhood home can be emotionally stressful and even traumatizing. This is more than a house; it is a home where years and even decades of memories have been made and where lives have been lived. While selling a childhood h...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 1
Patty Blackwelder  my identical twin sister  went with me the other day to meet some homeowners who live in Clifton Virginia who called us about selling their five bedroom, three and a half bath home.home.  "What a pleasant surprise it was to not only see their home but to be asked to market and...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
  Some people believe that the only way to define "Fair Market Value" is the price paid by a willing buyer to a willing Seller.....that would be a good definition...IF that was the only definition for this term....but clearly....it is not. If you are a listing agent....and have been on any numbe...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 10
I recall a few years ago when some homeless squatters had broken into a home I had listed in Antelope and then refused to leave when the police showed up. They had changed the locks on the door and were sleeping on mattresses strewn about the living room. Crap and trash was littered from one end ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 6
Walden Woods Subdivision is located off of CR 29, just south of US 20 in Goshen, Indiana.  Walnden Woods Subdivision is located on the west side of the road in Jefferson Township.  Children who live here that attend public school will register with Middlebury Community Schools. 2015 1st Quarter G...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Sylvan Woods Subdivision is located on CR 26, north of CR 20 and east of CR 21 in Bristol, Indiana.  Sylvan Woods Subdivision is located on the north side of the road in Jefferson Township.  Children who live in Sylvan Woods Subdivision will attend Middlebury Community Schools2015 1st Quarter Bri...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
Receive A FREE Market Analysis On Your Home!CLICK HERE : http://dorriestutz.searchsocalhouses.com When you're looking for a partner to help you negotiate the complexities of selling a home, you've come to the right place. The experience, dedication and strong communication you'll receive here wil...
By Coral Gundlach
(Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia)
Comments 11
I just had a closing today for a wonderful home that sold after one showing and 0 days on market for full list price. This will not be a typical Realtor post where I brag about what a great job I did, but instead, I am sad. For this house was owned by some dear friends of mine who are moving to S...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
275 Mcgarity Dr.Beautiful Home in Beautiful Neighborhood! 4-side brick beauty; 3 BR 2.5 BA w/ finished bonus as 4th bedroom; Sunny open plan, Master on main, gorgeous dark wide plank hardwood floors complement dark beadboard chair rail in sep. dining room; High-ceilinged family room w/modern fla...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 4
Buena Vida in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report June 2014 Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You feel as tho...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
You may not resell it readily without offering the buyer a "fantastic deal".  I took this photo sitting on the shoulder of a busy 4 lane highway.   OK, it's noisy and that doesn't bother you.That may be the least of the considerations a buyer will have when it's time for you to resell the home. W...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 23
Let the next owner take care of it. I hear this occasionally from sellers. It usually has to do with something like cleaning the carpets when you leave, or keeping the yard looking nice up to closing. I cringe when I hear this.As a buyer, you expect to find your new home that you just closed on i...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 2
Listing Prices in Gilbert, Arizona July 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. July saw declines across the board in Sold, Active and New listing prices here in Gilbert, Arizona. The busy Summer housing market appears to be coming to an early end thi...
By Hank Ewing
(Bellator Real Estate & Development)
Comments 0
9387 Ottawa Drive, Daphne, AL Get Directions Click Here              Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score   $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 0 BATHROOMS 2512 Square Feet   Gorgeous home with convenience and a view. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Cynthia plan has an open, split floor p...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 21
SOLD in the Windsor Heights Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAMotivated sellers are always great because they are typically focused and ready to take advice to put their home in position to get seen and sold. That is exactly the case with my recent Bonaire GA sellers. The result is...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 19
SOLD in the Peach Blossom Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAIt is always fun to get a call from excited sellers who want to utilize your services and believe you can help them sell their home. After our first meeting I knew we would not have much difficulty finding a buyer for thei...