Home Selling

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By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 20
Why Should Sellers Have Their Home Inspected Before Listing?It’s very common for buyers to pay for a home inspection when purchasing a home. It allows the buyer to know of any issues with the home and make a decision on whether or not they want to proceed with the purchase. Why would a seller wan...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
You may not resell it readily without offering the buyer a "fantastic deal".  I took this photo sitting on the shoulder of a busy 4 lane highway.   OK, it's noisy and that doesn't bother you.That may be the least of the considerations a buyer will have when it's time for you to resell the home. W...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 0
Listing Prices in Gilbert, Arizona July 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. July saw declines across the board in Sold, Active and New listing prices here in Gilbert, Arizona. The busy Summer housing market appears to be coming to an early end thi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 14
SOLD in the Peach Blossom Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAIt is always fun to get a call from excited sellers who want to utilize your services and believe you can help them sell their home. After our first meeting I knew we would not have much difficulty finding a buyer for thei...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 21
SOLD in the Windsor Heights Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAMotivated sellers are always great because they are typically focused and ready to take advice to put their home in position to get seen and sold. That is exactly the case with my recent Bonaire GA sellers. The result is...
By Hank Ewing
(Bellator Real Estate & Development)
Comments 0
9387 Ottawa Drive, Daphne, AL Get Directions Click Here              Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score   $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 0 BATHROOMS 2512 Square Feet   Gorgeous home with convenience and a view. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Cynthia plan has an open, split floor p...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 4
1777 W Ocotillo Rd, Unit 49, Chandler AZ 85248.  3 bedrooms, den, 4.5 bathrooms, 3131 square feet.  MLS 5314808 Gorgeous former model in the prestigious gated community of the Villas at Ocotillo.  Quality inside and out with 2X8 construction, wood cased windows, Alder wood cabinets, stone floorin...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 23
Let the next owner take care of it. I hear this occasionally from sellers. It usually has to do with something like cleaning the carpets when you leave, or keeping the yard looking nice up to closing. I cringe when I hear this.As a buyer, you expect to find your new home that you just closed on i...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
   Address: 1101 Poplar Dr Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-5957 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1433622           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 ABR,e-PRO  R...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 30
   Our discussion with Sellers early in our listng consultation is that one of things that will determine the price of the propety is the condition.  Has the property been well maintained...the roof, the foundation, the mechanical parts been checked regularly and propertly repaired or replaced as...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 20
The Buyer wants to make the strongest offer possible to get the home of their dreams, so he might waive certain contingencies in the contract like the Home Inspection. However, a popular alternative approach to waiving the home inspection completely and going into negotiations blind is to have a ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 18
I got a call from a Manchester NH area Home Owner who asked if I could tell her how to tell if a home is Over priced. I asked her if her home was for sale and she said yes. I asked her the address and I looked it up in MLS. There it was plain as day with the gleaming picture of a room, not sure w...
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 6
Providing Home Staging Consultations for sellers is a very large part of my business. Many Realtors offer a Home Staging Consultation with every listing because they know just how important it is to get the home in top selling condition. It will normally make their job easier in getting your home...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 7
In a perfect world, Charlotte home sellers have plenty of time to prepare their home to list and SELL. This would include time to pre-inspect, make necessary repairs, thoroughly clean the home and properly stage it for showings.  However, as we all know, there are those cases when time is not on ...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
5669 Aspen Street, Cypress, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1660 SQUARE FEET Get the Final Sales Price! Cypress Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of F...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 1
Another Idabel OK Home Sale Under Contract.  111 Melissa Ln, Integrity Real Estate Services LLC Judi Barrett 580-212-5946 This Idabel Oklahoma Home For Sale 111 Melissa Ln has been offered with 5 to 42 acres.  It now has a contract on the home and 10 acres.  That leaves 32 acres available for bui...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 2
Beaufort, SC Real Estate InformationDear Mr. and Mrs. Property Seller,Do you have an interested buyer who has been circling your property for days or weeks?  These prospective  buyers are asking all the right questions -- they have requested plats, disclosures, tax and insurance information, but,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 73
A Couple of Gallons of Paint Cost the Seller a SaleWhen a home goes on the market a good agent tells the seller everything that needs to be done to make a good first impression and get the home sold. Not only does the price have to be competitive in the market but anything that will be an objecti...
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 28
  Have some Homeowner Associations gotten out of control?    Most communities only have one association, but what happens when there are two or three?   When there are three associations for one community, is it fair to collect over $400.00 for each status letter?     This is pretty difficult to ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
1309 Neil Ave 1309 Neil Ave, Columbus OH 43209 Extensive renovation in Victorian style home! PROPERTY DETAILS $690,000 LISTING INFORMATION Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 0Style: 3 StoryGarage: 2.5 Car DeHeat Source: GasTaxes: $8216.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Extensively renovated Vi...