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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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 73
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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 10
Just Listed: Fantastic Opportunity to build 4300+ sq ft home south of the Boulevard (aka Ventura Blvd), north of Mullhollan Dr (historic Mullholland Dr.)  The price includes not just the land, but the design and ALL required reports (survey, soils, grading, structural, etc.) for a LEED-certified,...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 1
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 Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Comments 3
Answer: No. A few "flourishes" here and there will not increase the probability of a quick sale at full asking price."Vignette" Staging is not even staging, by ANY definition. In fact, it's a misnomer. When you boil down the definition of the word vignette, it basically means "a little flourish."...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 45
©Patricia Feager, 2/21/2017 I just finished reading, "Think About that First Impression," by Nick & Trudy Vandekar who wrote a great story after being inspired by a post written by Sharon Tara! They were both wonderful! As I read their stories and watched Nick's video I got that surge of happines...

By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
Comments 5
      Overview Maps Photos IDX Search $94,900 Residential (Attach/Row Hse) Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,392 sqftLot: 1,968 sqftYear Built: 1949MLS #: AA9849703 Location 214 RIVERVIEW RD WBALTIMORE, MD 21225USA David & Lisa Webber RE/MAX Executive(410) 320-024...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 26
Did He Say How Many YEARS it would Take to Sell Your House?Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS asked a question in the Q&A section that spawned this post... Following a listing presentation, the seller said, "We both feel good about you listing our home but, _____ (agent) gave us a much better valuati...

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 3
Stunning Contemp Open House Sat. 2/25 at Chalburn Road, Redding,CT 06896,  1-3PM              Welcome to 36 Chalburn Road in Redding, CT- An exceptional home in West Redding location. You'll be delighted with the Chef's kitchen and its beautiful cherry cabinets, professional grade appliances and ...

By Deborah Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Weichert Realtors-Jenkintown Pa)
Comments 1
Many markets are seeing so few new listings that they may not be able to meet the strong buyer demand heading into real estate’s traditionally busiest season. Listings are down more than 7 percent compared to a year ago across the country, according to the latest data by the National Association ...

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 3
Amazing!! 4 Bedroom/3.5 bath Colonial at 40 Granite Drive, Wilton CT just reduced to $700K!  You will be thrilled by the location and all of the space in this wonderful home!  It's in a desirable Nod Hill area neighborhood with easy access to the Metro North train station.  Many updates including...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
How to Stage Your Bookcase When Selling Your Home.If you are selling your home, what you’ve read about staging and preparing it for sale holds true for the shelves and bookcases within it. Perception is key. Your buyer needs to see space. As they take in a room, make sure their eyes aren’t bounci...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 9
Another Yachtsman Townhome (Lake Wylie)UNDER CONTRACT Popular Lake Wylie Community - The Yachtsman  Expansive views of the lake--arguably the BEST VIEWS IN THE COMPLEX - brought us multiple Offers in no time!  The new buyers are excited about enjoying breathtaking sunsets from this stunning, WATE...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 9
Pending Sale February 2017 in Villas at Canyon Creek Austin TX 78726Congratulations to another Austin buyer who is on their way to owning their own home because they were ready to make a firm cash offer when their Realtor found the right property for them. Buyers who act decisively have the best ...

By JIM E. CHARLTON - FURLONG, "Exceeding Expectations"
(BAILEY PROPERTIES)
Comments 0
 This question could have many answers.  It really depends on what kind of price the owner expects when looking to list their property . Is the differed maintenance going to be very costly?  I always recommend that the seller gets a Home inspection and Pest inspection.  We then sit down and revie...

By Rob Rosa, Personal Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway)
Comments 0
Hartford County, Connecticut:  Selling a home can be complex, confusing, and costly for many people. In fact, deciding on the best price is only one of the factors in your home selling strategy.  To help you avoid the most common costly mistakes most homesellers make, a new report has just been r...

By Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & personality!
(Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 4
For those of you that follow me on Facebook too, you know that I'm a "big fan" of first impressions.  Having just returned from a family vacation, this concept was reiterated time and time again as we relied upon many others for service, meals & entertainment.  But back to real estate, I can tell...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Think of Home Staging as PREPARATION. It's really just the act of getting your house ready....making it look it's best so it's appealing to potential buyers. Home Staging is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home selling process.   Something that home stagers and real estate agents hea...

By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
$259,900VIRTUAL TOURRanch style home on 2.23 acres zoned agriculture. The main home features 3 bedrooms 2 bath with a detached In-Law Apt or rental. With an agriculture zoning, the opportunities are endless, bring your horses and farm animals or work from home. The property has a workshop 12 X 20...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 9
Phoenix Home Sellers. If you are thinking of selling your home at some point in the future I highly recommend you read this excellent article on preparing your home for sale.  On your mark, get set,  get READY to SELL your home! One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand ...

By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 0
What is an expired listing is a published blog in Active Rain that is relevant to the Real Estate industry. To see the entire blog, scroll down. The phone rings and a frantic caller asks why I send her a post card calling her "Expired"? You see her Manchester NH area home was listed and the contr...