Home Selling

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By Jean Rogers, Pete Psareas & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
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I thought I would try Twitters new live video platform Periscope. I THOUGHT I was doing a 10 minute video tour of a new listing. But when I was switching the camera from rear facing to front facing I actually turned it OFF! I left the house before checking the "Scope" as they are called.  When I ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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This weeks featured guest on Animals of the MLS is exhausted! After a long day of chasing birds in the backyard it looks like our feline friend hit a little cat nip then headed for their favorite sleeping spot. By the looks of things I'm not sure anything less than a stampeding herd of buffalo wo...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  New Berlin Eisenhower Homeowners...NOW IS the time to sell your home.  Sally K. & David L. Hanson have buyers who come to us daily....looking to move into a home in the New Berlin Eisenhower School district.  Whether it is because your children have graduated from the New Berlin Eisenhower sch...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
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Rhode-Island-Home.com reports Market Trends for 02852 (North Kingstown, RI)  where home prices appreciated across North Kingstown in Washington County and less listings are on the market from last month.So where do North Kingstown homeowners stand when it comes to the 02852 Zipcode in RI if they ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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  Couple Going To Jail Over Sinkhole  This is a little bit more complicated than just not writing information on a disclosure, but it does make the larger point that disclosures are important. A Florida couple will spend the next 20 years in jail for not disclosing that there is a sinkhole under ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Home Owners Associations can be a very positive and necessary component to a neighborhood. They ensure cleanliness of the streets and sidewalks. In some subdivisions that have common green belt areas, parks, and playgrounds, they are in charge of trimming trees, grass, bushes, and the upkeep of t...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, SearchNewOrleansRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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I thought I would try Twitters new live video platform Periscope.   I THOUGHT I was doing a 10 minute video tour of a new listing. But when I was switching the camera from rear facing to front facing I actually turned it OFF! I left the house before checking the "Scope" as they are called.   Whe...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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I read an article today about a couple who sold their Florida home but failed to disclose a defect.  In this case it was a previous sink hole problem.  The story explains the couple apparently had received an insurance payment of $153,000 years earlier but failed to address the problem. This situ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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What do these 4 NW Austin Homes have in common? They are all listed by Dorie Dillard with Coldwell Banker United Realtors and went under contract in an average of 2 days!11112 Brista Way11105 Calavar Drive9824 Lavera Drive2700 Giacomo CV If you’re looking for these kinds of results in selling you...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When you are preparing your house for sale, it’s important to remember that your potential buyers will be looking in those places you’d hoped they wouldn’t look. Home Staging: The Forgotten Areas If your home is for sale, you’ve done all of the things your real estate agent or home stager has sug...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Do you believe that LUCK is involved when Selling ones home? First, I do not think I would want to find out by being saddled with the BAD LUCK of a home that does not sell. I think the key is that a home seller should not leave their sell up to luck. They hold their fate in their own homes with t...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
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100′ deep water beauty, southern exposure in backyard; no fixed bridges; sought after Coral Ridge community; Bring your boat and enjoy the Fort Lauderdale life style at it’s finest.  Minutes from the beach,  Michelin Star Restaurants, Broward Center of the Performing Arts, world class shopping an...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Restaurant/Coffee Shop For Sale, Cedaredge, CO...Business OpportunityLocation, location, location...this restaurant and coffee shop business has a high traffic Main Street location, and it's a very well established business. This is a turn key operation. Step right in...all the equipment is inclu...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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5 Good Reasons Fall May Be the Best Time to Sell Your Clarksville HomeWinter weather is around the corner and several of the recent mornings have given us a taste of what cold weather feels like again. Clarksville sellers start questioning if they have missed the opportunity window to sell their ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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 Sell Your Home In Any SeasonAs we head into the autumn season in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama,  we see many homeowner take their homes of the market thinking their home will not sell because of weather, the holidays or that traditionally it's not the prime home selling season. It is true that...
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
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 Selling Your Home During the HolidaysConventional wisdom used to be that trying to sell your home during the holiday season was a terrible idea. Real estate agents often counseled clients to take their homes off the market between Thanksgiving and New Year’s! Luckily, we know better now. By foll...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Folks in McCurtain County and Choctaw County Oklahoma, Listen up!  Pay attention!  This will help you sell your home.  Curb appeal, one of the items that should be high on every seller's must-do list before they put their home on the market. There are a number of things that can be done to - at t...
By Fred Carver, Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
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THE BEST PART OF SELLING A HOME Happy Home Buyers.Yesterday was home inspection time for my Buyers Keith & Allison.The Home inspection went well, only a few minor issues which were addressed.Keith and Allison have been coming to Victoria for a day for the last month looking for their next dream h...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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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...