Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 35
I am tall. Well, not super tall, just a bit taller then average. The problem is that I can also see higher then average. And I have quite a few buyer clients who are way taller then me and obviously they can see even higher. For some reason many home sellers expect their potential home buyers to ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Oconomowoc for the last 30 days.  Are you looking to buy a house in Oconomowoc?  Wondering what your Oconomowoc Home is worth?  Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at kjohnston@rem...
By Sasanna Strozier, Realtor serving the Atlanta Metro area.
(Keller Williams Realty - First Atlanta)
Comments 2
If you are ready to sell your Atlanta area home, pay special attention to your master suite, both the bedroom and bathroom. When it comes to staging your master suite, think of it as a luxury hotel room and potential buyers will be invited right in. A sense of clean, comfortable amenities is easi...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
    Are you thinking of Selling your home in Waukesha                                          County ?         Right now in many neighborhoods in Waukesha County, we are experiencing what we call "Thin-Ventory"...many Buyers and not as many Sellers as are needed to fill the demand for housing in...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 1
If your Northern Virginia home is on the market and home inspection or the HOA inspection cited a violation for you as a home seller to paint the exterior of your home. With the winter temperatures, we had in Jan/Feb of 2016 it is impossible to paint the exterior or caulk the exterior. As a North...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 12
You have decided to sell your home. You've seen the TV shows about Home Staging and you know that preparation and presentation of your home are very important.You want your home to look it's best, but you aren't exactly sure what "it's best " actually is. You aren't alone.Most sellers find the ex...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 64
I recently received a call from a woman who wanted more information on home staging. Her home had been on the market for 3 months with very little interest. Her agent suggested "decluttering" but didn't provide any specifics on what should be done.When she asked her agent for more advice she got ...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 3
VIDEO SNEAK PEEK: Upcoming $900K Listing In Kensington Groves Mesa, AZ3010 E Glencove Cir Mesa AZ 85213 Phenomenal backyard w/ pool, BBQ, outdoor kitchen and huge patio on large cul-de-sac lot. Completely rebuilt in 2014 with w/ top of the line granite countertops, gorgeous flooring and designer ...
By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Keller Williams Benchmark Properties)
Comments 2
The J-Team just listed this beautiful Heritage Pointe home in Union City, CA 94587. This light, bright and airy home has a very spacious floor plan of 3,020 sq ft and lot size of 6,404 sq ft.Featuring vaulted ceilings upon entry, hardwood floors run throughout main living areas. The naturally bri...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 1
Baugo Acres Home Values change when a home sells that is comparable to yours. Here are the most recent sales that affect Baugo Acres Home Values. Baugo Acres Subdivision is located between CR 1, and CR 3 on CR 16 in Baugo Township, Elkhart Indiana.  Baugo Acres Subdivision is located ont he south...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 18
It's been a crazy busy last few weeks for me and I know I'm a few days late in getting this weekly blog post out but it's better late than never! The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week is so enormous that I had to select one of the aerial pictures to be able to showcase the entire...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 13
How Quickly Can You List My Home?It is always nice when your phone rings with a referral.  An agent in Richmond, VA was trying to find a Bristow, VA agent to sell his brother's home in Braemar.  When I connected with the agent making the referral he told me that his brother was really wanting to ...
By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Comments 0
3 Reasons You’re Struggling to Sell Your Home If you are ready to sell your home, it’s not uncommon to run into a few roadblocks in the process. From decor to location to your inner hoarder taking full reign, the possible problems you could run into are endless and unique to each property. In sev...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 7
What's the Most Reliable Way to Search for Homes On-lineThe Internet is where 95% of all potential home buyers start their search. It may be a focused search if they know where they want to be, or of relocating, they want to get a feel for what's available while maintaining some type of anonymity...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 24
How to Prepare for a Spring Sale When Snow is on the GroundIf the idea of moving in the spring is on your mind you may be feeling a little bogged down with all the snow we have had. You may be thinking this will delay your plans for moving but it doesn't have to. You can be making preparations no...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 1
Selling a house can be a stressful process for the entire family. You need to keep the place clean and looking its best. You need to stay away during viewings. You may even need to look for a new home at the same time.Although you won’t be able to eliminate all the anxiety, good advanced planning...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 6
"10. Online Picture Perfect: Oh yes, Millennials, like most buyers, are beginning their search on the Internet.  Make sure that your home is camera ready before it goes on the MLS. "  A real key!  Thanks Kathy Streib and re-blog! A Boomer’s Guide to Selling Your Home-  14 Tips You Can Use Baby Bo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
 Sugar Pond Manor in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report December 2015  Sugar Pond Manor in Wellington Fl is a wonderful and serene residential community. You’ll certainly admire its lush and lovely trees, interesting interweaving paths, and winding walkways which make strolling around...
By Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your next Realtor ® in VA, MD or DC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
For the month of January, Arlington and DC have the highest average sales prices above $600,000. Though, Fairfax County sold was where the most homes sold. Prince Georges County, MD and Washington DC have the lowest amount of homes on the market and homes are selling rather quickly due to low inv...
By Barb Goerss, Helping You with All 14 Moves You'll Make
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  5811 216TH STREET N FOREST LAKE MN 55025 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14TH 1PM TO 3PMJoin Barb Goerss for an Open House this Sunday February 14th from 1PM to 3PM at this 4 bedroom/4bath beautiful home located on Clear Lake in Forest Lake has a 4 season porch, a large wooded lot with lake frontage...