Home Selling

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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 41
If you have been scanning the MLS, there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listin...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
  Address: 1203 Evergreen Dr Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-2319 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1454322           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/MAX Re...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 17
OPEN HOUSE~Austin~10509 Canyon Vista Way ~ Canyon Creek Feb. 7 1-3pm www.10509canyonvista.comBuyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story brick home with a front porch elevation at this weekend’s open house, Sunday, Feb. 7th from 1-3pm. 10509 Canyon Vista Way Austin, TX 78726 is lo...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
Comments 21
Sellers Showing Tips We suggest whether selling a single-family, condo or townhouse keeping your home in top condition and making it ready for showings is essential to get offers and possibly multi-offers.  Buyer’s notice everything and what they don’t notice their agent is sure to point out so i...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 18
Is the First Offer the BEST Offer?   The real estate market is on FIRE,  inventory is very low and there are buyers scouring every listing the moment they hit the market.     Many times you will find multiple offers on a property within the first day or two. Seller asks -  “If the market is so ho...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
 Black Diamond in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2016 Black Diamond in Wellington Fl is a tranquil haven where modern living meets a wonderful nature preserve. It’s among the perfect choices there are in Wellington Fl for an abode. Black Diamond is a secure guard-gated pla...
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
There is not a Sacramento Realtor among us who has not at one time or another had this experience in the housing market. One might cross her fingers when it comes time to appraise a particular home, suspecting she sold that home for way more than it will ever appraise for and, voila, it appraises...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
  Black Diamond de Wellington FL | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Enero 2016 Black Diamond en Wellington Florida, es un paraíso muy tranquilo donde vivir modernamente, se mezcla maravillosamente con la naturaleza. Esta entre una de las opciones perfectas que hay en Wellington Florida p...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 5
Lise is a fantastic agent who makes herself available and always makes you feel like she cares. We had a complicated short sell with multiple set backs and Lise was there and helping every step of the way. I would highly recommend her as she is very knowledgeable and responsive/proactive in ensur...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 2
If you plan on selling your Olympia home in 2016 it might become very overwhelming, but we have put together a checklist with the top 8 things you will need to consider, decide on and prepare for.   OLYMPIA HOME SELLER CHECKLIST 1. Where are you going?Before even listing your Olympia home for sal...
By Bruce Swedal, Denver Real Estate
Comments 0
 When you put your home on the market, you want to make sure that you are getting the best price you can for your home. Here are some update ideas that give your home a better selling price.The first thing that you should do is take a good look around your home and make a list of things that you ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
 Equestrian Club of Wellington in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2016 When speaking of  Wellington real estate, we must say that Equestrian Club Of Wellington is one of the communities in the village we consider just one of the most wonderfully planned. You’ll surely be in...
By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 1
 The number of home sales in Old Nags Head Place has really picked up but the prices are still on the decline. If you have enough equity built up in your home then and you want to sell, there are plenty of buyers, but not for overpriced homes. If you are contemplating selling your Old Nags Head P...
By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
 Yes, home prices in Kitty Hawk Landing are going up. The median price rose from $355,000 to $404,750 over the past year and the average price went up from $332,571 to $393,075. Good news for home owners in Kitty Hawk Landing. If you are thinking of selling your house, give me a call or click one...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
Just Why Aren’t You Staging Your House?  Agents are often asked if they suggest staging when listing a home.  And, as a Home Stager, my ears perk up because I am interested in their opinion and perception of Home Staging. Some have never worked with a stager and don’t suggest it unless their clie...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
Pewaukee Condos, Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report 1/5/16 to 2/5/16, Kristin Johnston, Pewaukee Realtor                       Re-blogged by 0 agents   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in Pewaukee, WI for the la...
By Michael Ackerman, CRS, Top Producer, 19+ Years Experience!
(Zephyr Real Estate)
Comments 0
Selling - during  Super Bowl 50  Celebrations... Strategy + Synchronicity = Success    This year started with a challenge to sell a superlative property concurrent to San Francisco's hosting of Super Bowl 50!  We welcomed over a hundred buyers coming to view this home in less than 2 weeks.   Muse...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 26
 After listing this home on Saturday afternoon, we scheduled 10 showings and had 3 GREAT offers in less than 48 hours.  New Berlin Real Estate is HOTTTTT!!!!!! Address: 14100 W Crestview DR New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151-2434 Taxed by: New Berlin MLS #: 1458391           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOcono...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 15
Recently I accompanied my son when he purchased a new car.  As a general rule I really do not like anything having to do with the car buying process!  This particular time was more tolerable for several reasons. He was dealing with someone I had recommended and trusted. The salesman's reputation ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
Considering selling your Scottsdale home but not sure how to go about it? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven process that has resulted in the SALE of every listing we have taken, both Traditional and Short Sale since June 2011. No hy...