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?

These are good questions and – lucky you – the answers are right here within the pages of ActiveRain, the top real estate social network on the planet.

Within our content library you'll find more millions of articles, written by the pros, on home selling topics like how to choose a listing agent, the questions to ask before hiring one, how to stage the home and create curb appeal. What happens if the appraisal comes in lower than the amount the buyer has offered? Is an offer from a buyer with a conventional loan approval better than one from an FHA buyer?

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By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
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Pam and Kent Temple exlain that today more than ever why having a "Marketing Specialist" is so crucial in today's market.   Are you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS?  Do you have a HOME TO SELL?The Temple Team is ready to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call anytime at ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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7 Easy Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home There’s a certain thrill and excitement once the decision is made to sell your home, and you start the process. And when you go live online, wow what a feeling when reality sets in that this is happening and the steady stream of interested buyers comi...

By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
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Recently,  an article in USA Today featured something that might be forgotten in a real estate sale.  The advent of Smart Home Technology is yet another item to disconnect when selling your home.  We know to disconnect utility company services when we sell our homes, but now we must also remember...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Coming Soon! Waukesha WI 53188 | House for SaleLive in this Waukesha home for sale where the sellers pride of ownership truly shows throughout.Just move in & enjoy this fully updated home!Newer furnace, Central Air Conditioning & Windows! Kitchen includes all Stainless steel appliances, built-in ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand is "first impression". You have heard it and read it time and time again....You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.  It's been said millions of times, so often that it's become background noise. It's like "...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha Home Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/26/17   Waukesha Homes For Sale, Waukesha Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX     Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 1/1/17- 2/26/17.  Waukesha Real Estate, Waukesha Homes For Sale   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  ...

By Melissa Jackson, REALTOR® Matching Buyers & Sellers
(United Country Real Estate FW)
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Why I Love My Job As A Fort Worth Realtor It's the end of February and time to complete another Active Rain contest.  What I love about my job is the perfect topic this month.   I've been told, "If your doing something you love it's not a job."  I agree!  This is my career, a lifestyle, one that ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha Condo Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/23/17Waukesha Condos For Sale, Waukesha Condos, Waukesha RE/MAX Realtor    Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI Condos, 1/1/17-2/23/17, RE/MAX Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha Condos For Sale My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty C...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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 A common thought in real estate is never list your Ocean County home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed ...

By Mark and Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Borah Realty Source)
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OPEN HOUSE, March 04, Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 307 Etheridge Rd., Auburn, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for current price 7 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS (4 full) 3914 Square Feet IMMACULATE TWO STORY - 7 BR & 4 FULL BA W/ BR ON MAIN, H...

By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Jefferson Ridge Home Values will change every time a home sells, that is comparable to yours.  Here are the latest sales that will affect Jefferson Ridge Home Values.Jefferson Ridge Subdivision is South of US 20 on SR 15 to CR 20 and then west. Jefferson Ridge Subdivision is located on the south ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: 20300 Terrace DR E Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045-3587 Taxed by: Brookfield MLS #: 1515074           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston  RE/MA...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Amen to this.  I know that it would turn buyers off to think that a home is smarter than they are. LOL  Recently,  an article in USA Today featured something that might be forgotten in a real estate sale.  The advent of Smart Home Technology is yet another item to disconnect when selling your hom...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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There was quite an irate caller who insisted on seeing a Manchester NH area home that I have listed For Sale. During 2 simple questions if they are working with another agent? NO and have they been pre-qualified? also NO, they were informed they could not see the home as one seller requirement i...

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com, Florida Space Coast Homes
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Indialantic Condo/Townhouse Fully Updated! 2485 Carriage Ct, Indialantic, FL 32903 View Map This is an amazing opportunity to get an updated condo/townhouse only 1 block from the ocean and beach! New kitchen, all three baths are remodeled, newer flooring throughout, huge master suite with privat...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Signs That Your Home Is Priced Too HighIf you’re selling your home it’s imperative to understand that pricing it correctly from the beginning is a critical step to get it sold – not only for the highest price possible but, also in the shortest time possible. The most common reason a home doesn’t ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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For those of you that sometimes question the value of this platform and the potential benefits of being here and contributing regularly, this post from Noah Seidenberg may answer your doubts:  Active Rain works if you let it and networking gives you a huge advantage. I got a call about a year ago...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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There are many traditional ways to sell your home, from the MLS listings to a sign in the front yard. However, the ease of the Internet and the utility of social media can make it easier than ever to find the right buyer. If you’re getting prepared to put your home on the market and are trying to...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I imagine some of you will take exception with my blog this morning, and that's OK. I don't mind a little disagreement when I know I am right, LOL. It's such a tight market in Sacramento right now that I have to slip listings into MLS on a staggered basis to keep my sanity. Plus, with Z&T removin...