Home Selling

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By Angeles Jonske
(Jonske Rinehart Group w/ Keller Williams Realty St Louis)
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1969 Shetland Path, High Ridge, MO Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE October 11, Sunday 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2356 SQUARE FEET OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER ...
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 in the 02852 Zipcode in RI if they are looking to...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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2349 Avon St, Los Angeles, CA. 90026, Vacant Land: SOLD! Here is a fantastic opportunity to build in a very hip and trendy neighborhood a home that would be at the end of the Cul-de-Sac!Congratulations go out to the new owners from the Land Man, Endre Barath, Jr.!   If you are considering buying ...
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 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 Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Selling a House- 10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor Know whether or not your agent practices full time. By asking he/she if they are a full-time professional real estate agent, you can determine his or her commitment to your transaction. While this rings true with any profession, the number of year...
By Ken Patterson, Roseville Real Estate, TOP Rocklin Realtor
(TPR Properties)
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Ok.  So, I have been looking around the last few days for my buyers and seem to be running across an abnormally large number of just terrible pictures of listings.  It really is incredible to me for a couple big reasons....  #1 - As a listing agent, shouldn't we all be taking pride in our work an...
By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Specific Advantages of working with a Real Estate Agent/Consultant First there is a difference between an agent and a consultant.  In any sales profession, only 20% of the people sell 80% of the property.  Most of these 20% people are consultants meaning that they engage the customer in an in dep...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Bryker Woods Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Bryker Woods Elementary School in Austin TXFind homes for sale near Bryker Woods Elementary School in Austin TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day.   Scho...
By Debra Albert - Team Albert, Performance Not Promises
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Selling a home in 3 Simple StepsChoose the right realtor!  -  Price it right  -  See how to improve marketability -                       MLS Search, Community Information                          Visit our Web Page                Visit St Lucie - Area Attractions and Info                       D...
By Rob Kinnon
(BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors)
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 What was once a tiny fishing village on a beach dotted with coconut trees has exploded into one of the hottest tourist destination in the world. This magical little city on the Mexican Caribbean renowned for its incredible beauty is at once cosmopolitan and bohemian, has been attracting all kind...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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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 Keith Ritter, 602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor)
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Home for sale Sandra Day O'Connor High School 27502 N 64th Lane Phoenix, AZ 85083 4 Bedrooms3 Baths2,702 Sq FtBuilt in 2003       Offered at $260,000 This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Sandra Day O'Connor High School features 5 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms with 2702 Square Feet and the lot size is 9228 SQF...
By Denise Dimares, Realtor, Investor Serving DC and MD
(Exit Bennett Realty)
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Not every home sold gets a shiny new for sale sign out front. Some change hands quickly and quietly without any public advertising whatsoever. In the industry, these are known as “pocket listings.” Pocket listings are sometimes referred to as “coming soon” listings or “whisper” listings. Pocket l...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When selling your home you need to make sure your front door is inviting and fresh and if you have any postings on the door remove them. If You Can't Get the Buyer in the Front Door, You Can't Sell the House I attended an agent open house the other day and the curb appeal was a little lacking. Th...
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 Lynne Hart Herrera, St. Louis City Homes, Rehabs, Multifamilies
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Considering Selling your Home FSBO (For Sale By Owner)?  Think Twice!A client of my was recently encountered an offer to list their home on the MLS for a flat fee, which they initially perceived as a sexy way to make more money in the sale of their home.  The following is a summary of what I coll...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Is Your Bathroom Confusing You?Is it a full bath, or a 3/4 bath? We are having the great bathroom size debate in my office today. It seems those that have been in the business since carbon paper was invented have one opinion and younger agents have another idea.Do you know what size your bathroom...
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...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Making a Good First ImpressionIf you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of wh...