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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 62
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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 21
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 Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 20
©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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Can you fill in the blank?The home will sell quickly, provided the home is.....….A. Staged NicelyB. In a great neighborhoodC. Offers free washer, dryer, and refrigeratorD. Priced To SellTo find the correct answer, read this re-post from Patricia Kennedy.Listing From Hell? Not Necessarily Yesterda...

By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Comments 0
Targeting a home sale to the demographic most likely to buy the home is a best marketing practice.  A study by The National Association of Realtors conducted in 2016 states that 61 % of buyers right now were born between the years of 1965 and 2000. 35% of them are millennials.One of the most impo...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 0
Wanted to Buy: Mobile Homes in the Charleston Area!Attention Mobile Home Sellers:Sell Your Charleston Mobile Home in 7 Days or Less! If you have to sell your Charleston mobile home and you would like to sell it fast... We have the answer for you! We are looking to buy a few Mobile Homes in the Ch...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 4
“Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.”  - Lilly Pulitzer

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 2
    The above chart is a display of the closed single family resale homes in Franklin MA that have closed from January 1, 2017 to February 21, 2017.  There were 25 closed transactions, and that's the exact same number of single family resale homes that closed in 2016.  If the market in 2017 is si...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 12
St. Patrick's Day is approaching, and a Free Market Analysis in Franklin MA is being offered by The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty.  My efforts today were devoted to creating a postcard for my monthly direct mail marketing mailing.   St. Patrick's Day is a fun day, and folks from Boston a...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 4
 I've finally been able to re-blog this with the help of ActiveRain Support. There was a tech-glitch preventing Mimi Foster's post from being re-blogged. Another great reason to re-blog, we help others when they don't even know they needed the help! I'm focused lately on some "back to basics" blo...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty - Santa Cruz CA)
Comments 0
Are you looking for a Vacation Home with an Ocean View to fit your needs? How nice it would be to have your own vacation home, right? Just imagine how convenient it would be! If an event or planned getaway with the family or some friends comes up, you just have to drive them over to your home and...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 8
It cannot be stated too many times, and at the right time - before the seller's home hit the MLS and buyers see the photos. Sharon's discussion about making a positive first impression is right on target.  Pleaase stop by her post and share your thoughts there, too! One aspect of Home Staging tha...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 21
Curb Appeal & First Impressions - 5 Seller Tips to Keep Up with the Joneses Yes, the old saying about keeping up with the Joneses is not always frowned upon - especially when it comes to curb appeal!  “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” also rings true when it comes to curb...

By Julie Billeisen
(The Brian Petrelli Team MB)
Comments 1
  Stony Creek Littleton is finally starting to see more and more housing sales in the past couple of years.  For a while, there were little to no listings and movement in this neighborhood so data was difficult to accumulate.  In the past couple of years, the Housing list prices and sold prices h...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 25
Most sellers want to sell fast and be on the way to the closing table. These steps offered by Sondra Meyer: will increase the chances of a quick sale. How to sell a your home fast for the best price: Let people fall in love with it.      Do you want to sell your home fast for the best price possi...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 54
Sellers Checklist for Those Places that Get ForgottenIt happens over and over again. The house has closed and the seller is long gone. The buyer opens a cabinet door or sees that the top shelf in a closet has stuff that the seller left behind. The seller got in a hurry and failed to check one las...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Executive Real Estate Services)
Comments 5
My son said to me last night, "Well 2017 is 1/12 gone!"Oh my, he is so right!  And, three more lucky buyers purchased Coles Crossing homes during the month of January 2017!Prices were $209,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home in the cottage section, $260,000 for a 3 bedroom home with a study, and ...

By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
Comments 2
  Updated Ranch in Parkwood OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $214,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,615 sqftLot: 0.33 acre(s)Year Built: 1966MLS #: 2106888 Location 5606 Newhall RoadDurham, NC 27713USA Amy Shair ReMax United - Cary Durham ...

By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 141
Yesterday, I showed a house that was rather disturbing. If it was being sold because of a divorce, he didn't leave her for someone younger, thinner or prettier.  He left her for a Zen minimalist. The house, listed Friday night, is in one of Washington's most popular neighborhoods, and it has a pr...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 51
 We got an email...quite unexpectedly from a "by chance"....meeting with someone we did not know. (Who would think visiting someone in the hospital would mean a listing from an ambulance driver ?!)     Off we went ....two children and one on the way meant a larger house was in their future and t...