Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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What a great way to start off the year.  This year was very active with buyers flocking in to find their dream properties.  I put in 1.7 million in escrow in January alone and most of them I am on both the listing and the selling side.  I am so excited and what a bunch of really  nice clients tha...
So today was a big day in Denver, Colorado, we had the Super Bowl World Champion Parade.  They said at least a million people where there for the parade.  No Peyton did not make a statement for his future.  The Mayor and Governor this there good job but the person that I think put the whole thing...
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Comments 7
Mid Winter and I am ready for a bit of color.  Right now the landscape is dreary and I can understand why some sellers prefer to wait until Spring to put there home on the market.  There is no denying it, a colorful landscape will certainly lead to more potential buyers taking a look.Now is a gre...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 116
Expired Listings - Bottom Feeder? I think Not!For those of you who do not know, Real Estate Agents that call on expired listings are many times referred to as 'Bottom Feeders' by their fellow agents.  Such an ugly term.  Let's get this stated up front...I do call expired listings as part of my le...
By Robert May, Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Comments 37
Separating the Lookers from the Buyers      As a Lethbridge real estate professional who has helped move thousands of people and completed hundreds of successful transactions over 23 year, I have developed some particular tools and techniques that make the way I do business much more efficient.  ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
This one was news to me. The Wall Street Journal had it buried in a ‘spread sheet’ section of their online Real Estate section: “Why It’s Harder to Sell Your Home in an Election Year.” If you are like me—never having had an inkling that Henry County homes for sale have rough sledding in an electi...
By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Comments 55
Here I am again, on the precipice of another life changing event.  This time it is moving from my home to a smaller space.  Downsizing is emotionally difficult and getting the home ready for market and for the move is time-consuming and complex.  As a real estate agent, I know that my clients go ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 1/8/16-2/8/16 by Kristin Johnston, Milwaukee Realtor My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Milwaukee, WI for the last 30 days.  Are you looking to buy a condo in Milwaukee?  Wondering what ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 1
Fixer Uppers Wanted I have several Investor clients buying properties in need of love.  Have you inherited a home that needs work and don't know what to do with it?  Do you own a vacant property that you can't afford to repair?  Are you behind on your mortgage but have some equity and can't affor...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 62
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 Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 3
Make sure gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burningEnsure pets won't hinder inspection. Replace any burned out light bulbsTest all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if neededClean or replace dirty HVAC Air Filters. Move wood, stored items, debr...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 4
Divorce is supposed to happen to other people.  Then one day, it’s you who is standing at the edge of a precipice.  Divorce, an emotional path littered with misunderstandings, broken promises, tears and ultimately, hard decisions, is tough to recover from.  Children, friends and family are caught...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®, CDPE®, CHS®Moorpark Short Sale HELP!!                                              California May Pay You To Short SaleOxnard REO Coming To Market                                        What Is My Home Worth?A California homeowner whose home was underwater asked h...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 4
 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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
  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 Debra B Albert PA - "Ron and Debbie Albert" KW Port St Lucie, FL 34986, Ron and Debbie Make The Most of Your Move
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Are you an "Empty Nester" who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or to move into another home more suitable for your glorious retirement years? Avoid the 7 most common and costly mistakes most Empty Nesters make.Like thousands of others, you may be discovering that after years ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 15
Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller: This is an update to my post from a few weeks ago where I indicated available inventory was low. It's even lower now! Right now buyers in Monroe NY have little choice when it comes to finding the right home. As can be seen by the below, inventory has significan...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 3
Jamestown Estates Home Values change every time a home sells that is comparable to yours. Here are the most recent sales that affect Jamestown Estates Home Values.Jamestown Estates Subdivision is located on CR 118, off of CR 1 south of CR 16  in Baugo Township, Elkhart Indiana.    Children who li...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 17
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 Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
Comments 0
What is my home worth - this is a constant question I get when people I run into realize that I am a Realtor. You can get your basic community trends on the website here. Type your own zip cod and get your local values. This is basic info, trends, listed vs sold values and volume of inventory, it...