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By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
“Homes don’t sell in the Wintertime” We Realtors hear this all the time and it is so untrue! Don’t believe us? Look at the statistics. Statistics do not lie. Wintertime is a Great Time to sell your home in the Poconos. November of 2012 was the month that had the most sold homes ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
I TAKE ALL INQUIRIES SERIOUSLY. I received a phone call one day from a gentleman calling from Georgia. He and his wife were interested in buying a home in my area. Could I help them?? "Of course I can. That's what I do", I told him. His family had two sons ready for college and they were...
WhySelling your home whether you live in Frisco Texas or Seattle Washington, is a big decision. The first question is why: Why do you want to sell your home? There could be number of reasons both good and bad: relocation, laid off, retiring, divorce, won the lottery, ill parents, etc.. It is impo...
By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000)
What will tempt buyers looking for a luxury home in Hawaii to purchase a particular property on a particular island? Most likely these buyers are not residents, their primary residence is somewhere else, and possibly have other homes scattered around the globe. They spend a few weeks every y...
Come see this New Port Richey, FL - Colonial Hills Home For Sale. Well-maintained 2 Bedroom home for sale with that rare item in Colonial Hills - a two car garage! A spacious living room and dining or family room, updated kitchen, generous master bedroom, and fenced backyard; all add to the ap...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
SOLD in the Wellston Hills Subdivision in Bonaire Georgia December 2013 Jon's Custom Homes (Jon Gausche) has been building beautiful properties in middle GA for many years and is well respected for putting quality first in his new construction homes. Working together, we have been blessed to put ...
By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Performance)
35 acres, gentle terrain, views and trees! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $110,000 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 37.88 acre(s) Location TBD High Peaks Ranch RoadCoaldale, CO 81222USA Paula Sue Bradfield Keller Williams Colorado Performance Realty(719) 221-6108Paula@Insoutherncolorado.comhttp://ww...
I wrote a post last week about things buyers use to justify a low offer. As one example I listed kitchens and bathrooms that need updating. Jeff Fritzson inspired me to write more on the subject when he left a comment saying "Getting a seller to upgrade their kitchen or bathroom might be ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
The Chicago Illinois Housing market is continuing to make a great recovery. housing prices are up 9.7% as compared with September of 2012. The market is going to get even better as reports suggest. Realtors are continuing to stay busy even as the holiday season starts. Curious? Click search and s...
I'm Sorry, My Crystal Ball is on the Fritz I was waiting in line at the grocery store yesterday when I ran into a past client of mine. As we talked about the recent Thanksgiving holiday and the upcoming Christmas season, it was inevitable that real estate would come up. The dear lady asked...
By Christine Pappas, Ohio RE/MAX REALTOR - Willoughby Oh Real Estate
Buyer Comments on Mayfield Heights Condo for Sale I received this comment yesterday from a showing on our Condo Listing in Mayfield Heights Ohio Did not like the small size of the 2nd bedroom once they were on location At First Glance, the buyer comment's on the Mayfield Heights Condo...
Recently I heard an agent say that they take the photos for their listing while their customers fill out the property disclosure form. Excuse me? Is this really the best time to take the BEST photos of the home to entire potential buyers to want to view and make an offer? No. Definitely not! Im...
One of the most difficult issues home owners have to deal with when selling their home is the best way to prepare the house for sale. Do they really need to paint the outside of the house, or paint all the rooms inside, or replace the carpets, or upgrade the kitchen and bathroom, or landscape...
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
I know what you are thinking, I am going to wait till after the first of the year or the spring to sell my San Jose home. It would be stupid to list a home during the holidays, no one does that. Or no one is looking for a home during the holidays. I need to respectfully disagree with those sent...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Now Pending is this Huge, Entertaining Delight Home in Pocono Summit PA. Yeah! 3120 Wintergreen Lane, Pocono Summit PA This Lovely home with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms has so much to offer a growing family or those who love to entertain and this Buyer saw all the potential. Now under Contract a...
You have a choice when selling yoru home in Phoenix/Scottsdale Arizona Choice 1 Choose from literally thousands of real estate agents who have two months to nine years in the business who have sold 17 or 32 homes in a hot abnormal market and in a extremely down turned market and are good people...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Charlotte Luxury Home Seller Tips | The Importance of Professional Photography Are Your Photos Hurting the Sale of Your Charlotte Luxury Home? “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Frederick R. Barnard One photograph can have a greater impact on the sale of the home than the entire prese...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Temecula Valley California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
Google is My Friend, but Doesn’t Perform Home Inspections I saved $300 today because of google. I have a problem, need to know something, I ask the oracle: google. Do you google? I google because google is my friend: I can find almost any answer on google. You’re probably wondering how I save...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, We vigorously persue results!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Debbie Reynolds came up with this cool challenge for December: A Really Big Deal or No Big Deal- An ActiveRain Challenge. She asked us to talk about A NOT SO BIG DEAL! This is easy for me and I am going to give 2 great examples from this year in real estate in the Port St Lucie, FL real estate ...
By Patricia Feager, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
On December 1, 2013, the weather was very warm in Flower Mound, Texas. Out of the clear blue, my very first client, an elderly lady who I listed and sold her house called me. She was in the neighborhood and wanted to see me. I agreed to have lunch with her. When I arrived at the place we...