Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 40
A Couple of Gallons of Paint Cost the Seller a SaleWhen a home goes on the market a good agent tells the seller everything that needs to be done to make a good first impression and get the home sold. Not only does the price have to be competitive in the market but anything that will be an objecti...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 5
Top dollar, wanting the highest price in the shortest time possible is a goal of most Maine real estate property sellers. To get on with their life. To replace a place. To settle an estate. End a nasty divorce. Find a new job because of shutters over the windows or pink slips at the last one.Movi...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 11
There are those luxury homes that will blow you away with lavish features, extravagant architecture, and rare amenities reserved only for those who's expensive tastes have no boundaries. Then there are the luxury homes that are steep in price because of location, size, or exclusivity. The most ex...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 2
Selling your vacant home can be an opening for burglary or vandalism.  What can a home seller do to lessen the chance their vacant home will not be victimized? If you are selling then it is likely not a secret.   This assumes you have met and know your neighbors by the time you are moving! Let yo...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 6
Days on Market in Gilbert, Arizona June 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. It appears, at least for the moment, we've hit a bit of a plateau in the Gilbert, Arizona Real Estate Market when it comes to how quickly homes are selling. June saw a fla...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
Comments 0
 Listing DetailsProperty summary43654 PIERPOINT TERRACE, LEESBURG VA 20176 ~ Townhome in LansdownePrice: $578,000MLS #: LO8645356Bedrooms:  3Bathrooms:  4.5Interior: 3,167 sqftLot: 4,792 sqftYear Built: 2004Call or text Gina Tufano at 703-574-3478 for more info or to see if this property is still...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 19
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 7-What to Do With a Vacant Home! This is the 7th and final post in a series about Preparing Your Home for Sale. You have now:1. Committed to selling your home2. Learned to see your home as others see it3.Repaired,replaced and refreshed your property4. Edited, pa...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 3
OPEN HOUSE: Beautiful 4 Bed 2-Story Home In The Heart Of Ahwatukee!14858 S 46TH PL Phoenix, AZ 8504414858 S 46TH PL Phoenix, AZ 85044Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Resort-like backyard with pool, spa and citrus trees. Perfect location in the heart of Ahwatu...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersTelling You the Truth Selling your Carlsbad home is a complicated, challenging process. It takes time and dedication, no matter how experienced you might be as a seller. Even though our inventory is low and favors sellers that does not ...
By Debra B Albert, PA - Albert and Katona Real Estate Group - KW Port St. Lucie, FL, St Lucie MLS Home Search and Market Information
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
The single biggest issue on most homesellers' minds when selling their home is how to achieve the highest sale price. And yet most homeowners feel disadvantaged and ill-equipped to achieve this goal. Pricing a home is an imperfect science to begin with, and market factors can cause large swings. ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 7
525 Gender Rd 525 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 PROPERTY DETAILS $250,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 215026912Bedrooms: 0Full Baths: 0Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1998Lot Size: 401x521Taxes: $2378.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 5.05 acres zoned R-3 low density residential. 1920 historic brick home with...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 50
Why isn't my home selling?  Your home has been on the market for 3 months with little to no interest.Showings have been few and far between.Feedback was glowing about the condition of the home and how well it showed.There were no offers.The open house was a bust.Your agent is sending you informat...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
When an offer is presented on a property, what is the average time the Listing Agent should take to submit the offer to the Home Seller? Recently I was representing a buyer, we looked at a new owner occupied listing, wrote a strong offer and presented it. The listing agent replied he would wait a...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   JUST SOLD     Beautiful 4 bedroom home for sale in New Berlin, WI !   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE       Search All Homes For Sale   4220 S Regal Dr New Berlin, WI 53151-5920   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Cur...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 25
What is a Pocket Listing I keep Hearing about Mr. Katy TX Realtor This is an excellent and timely question for consumers to ask these days. The Pocket listing or Off-Mls listing is a situation which seems to have occurred with higher frequency the last couple of years in Katy and the whole Housto...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
You are pretty Lucky you SOLD THAT HOME so FAST. That is something another agent called to tell me. They have a couple of listings in that neighborhood and neither one has sold in what seems like FOREVER. I thought right away perhaps because at least I know they didn't call me back when i called ...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
Comments 2
How to Stage Your Home for a Really Quick SaleWhen you are ready to sell your home, you need to know how to stage your home for a really quick sale. Most real estate agents will all agree that staging your home will help you sell in a little faster than homes that are not staged. Home staging is ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 4
Data help demystify why some homes sell faster than others. It’s not just location, location, location — although location is certainly important. Lots of other factors make one house hot and another one not.  http://bit.ly/4-Ways-to-Tell-How-Fast-Home-will-Sell 
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 7
Is this a Monet?  No, it's a Palos Verdes photo by Norma Toering of Charlemagne Int'l Properties.Those of you who have followed my various real estate blogs for several years know I have no problems finding lots of lovely things to say about living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  When looking for...
By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Comments 2