Home Selling

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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 22
One simple and inexpensive way to brighten your garden: get a Colorful Wind Spinner!How do you overcome the Winter Blahs?  Some people get the Winter Blahs, my suggestion is: Go to your Garden Center and enjoy the vibrant colors of the flowers. Now if you want something low maintenance that will ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 0
Unreal Estate, by Michael Gross a book recommendation for all to read….Those of you, who are intrigued or at least interested in reading about the owners and the history of their Mansions in Beverly Hills, Bel Air and the Platinum Triangle  and want to see behind the curtain a glimpse of their li...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 43
 We got an email...quite unexpectedly from a "by chance"....meeting with someone we did not know. (Who would think visiting someone in the hospital would mean a listing from an ambulance driver ?!)     Off we went ....two children and one on the way meant a larger house was in their future and t...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 58
Active Rain works if you let it and networking gives you a huge advantage.I got a call about a year ago from a woman asking me to discuss the possibility of selling a single family home and a two flat in Evanston. The property belonged to her sister who had passed away suddenly and it was now an ...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Realty, Million Guild Certified Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Nona Advantage III)
Comments 0
The 2016 Year in Review for PGA Village Port St Lucie, FL Real Estate sales according to the Realtors Association of St Lucie County.When a Real Estate Professional gets his seller the highest price in the neighborhood in years, that is a great feeling for the agent and more importantly a very ex...

By Dimitri Zubrich, Friendly real estate agent in Westerville
(RE/MAX Impact)
Comments 2
Are you looking to sell your house fast in Westerville, OH?Selling a house quickly often requires doing some renovation. If you are planning on selling your property you already know the importance of curb appeal. Other than putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls and doing some clean up not m...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 2
Because I'm regularly Blogging on ActiveRain,this  PODCAST  became my opportunity!Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show! This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain co...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 2/17/17   We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing. That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 2/17/17.  I hope you all had a great week, and...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 10
OPEN HOUSE TODAY AT THE YACHTSMAN!Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM14021 Queens Harbor Road, Charlotte NCExpansive views of the lake--arguably the BEST VIEWS IN THE COMPLEX!  Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this stunning, WATERFRONT townhome that boasts all the conveniences you could p...

By Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager
(Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC )
Comments 5
Welcome to 9301 Old Gold Mine Ct. in Mint Hill NC! This home is inside I485 and offers country living in the city. Nestled in the town of Mint Hill you have easy access to uptown, Ballantyne or Southpark, not to mention the amenities of Mint Hill. With great schools, lots of parks, low Mint Hill ...

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 8
The most exciting day of the week for me is generally Friday mornings. It's when the bulk of my new listings tend to go "live" in MLS. I often enter my listings prior to our "on market" date. I want to see what they look like when published, rearrange the photos, if necessary; double check the in...

By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
Comments 9
Last year about this time at a listing presentation we got to the range in pricing. The owners decided the numbers were incorrect and would be going with another agent. The price because it "is" a seller's market was going to be about $30,000 over the high end of the range.The property in the mea...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 20
Curb Appeal & First Impressions - 5 Seller Tips to Keep Up with the Joneses Yes, the old saying about keeping up with the Joneses is not always frowned upon - especially when it comes to curb appeal!  “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” also rings true when it comes to curb...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(Preferred St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 10
Ready. Set. SELL!  All documents are signed, photos taken plus a 3-D technology tour to best show off the property's assets, the listing has been uploaded to the Multiple Listing Service and distributed to local agents. Now what? Reaching a targeted market segment to get feet through the door on ...

By Lisa Hicks, Serving Central and Southern Maine
(Hoang Realty)
Comments 5
According to the 2017 National Association of Realtors Animal House: Remodeling Impact report, in 2016 61% of households owned a pet or planned to own a pet in the future.We do love our pets!  Personally, I'm a dog lover.  I have a Chocolate Lab named Lexi who loves the snow.There are some featur...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 6
Another One Bites the Dust in Villa Heights!Charlotte, NC - Location, Location in Villa Heights - New Buyers to Build Their Dream Home!  SOLD IN HOURS!  Oh, this cute, cute, cute bungalow, located only minutes away from Uptown Charlotte, is about to be renovated and crafted into someone's dream h...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 6
For those Realtors and sellers that are still on the fence about staging, here's some photos to see and then think what your property ca=ouls look like if professionally staged:  Staging is different than the way we live. Most of us have taste specific décor and more furnishings than what you’d f...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 14
If you are thinking of selling your West Ador home, or any home in the Cedaredge area, there are some things you need to take into consideration. Of course market conditions are a factor, but even if the market is great for sellers...are you ready to sell your home?Ask yourself what you will do w...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 17
SOLD! Another set of happy buyers on Fishhawk Lake!    These buyers were my sellers just a couple of months ago. I sold their last lakefront home and they turned around and purchased this one so that they can be steps away from the water, with sunshine flowing in their windows in all seasons. We...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/12/17Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX    Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for 1/1/17-2/12/17.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Homes ...