Home Selling

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By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 5
Top dollar, wanting the highest price in the shortest time possible is a goal of most Maine real estate property sellers. To get on with their life. To replace a place. To settle an estate. End a nasty divorce. Find a new job because of shutters over the windows or pink slips at the last one.Movi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 24
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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 4
Days on Market in Gilbert, Arizona June 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. It appears, at least for the moment, we've hit a bit of a plateau in the Gilbert, Arizona Real Estate Market when it comes to how quickly homes are selling. June saw a fla...
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
OPEN HOUSE: Beautiful 4 Bed 2-Story Home In The Heart Of Ahwatukee!14858 S 46TH PL Phoenix, AZ 8504414858 S 46TH PL Phoenix, AZ 85044Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Resort-like backyard with pool, spa and citrus trees. Perfect location in the heart of Ahwatu...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 49
Why isn't my home selling?  Your home has been on the market for 3 months with little to no interest.Showings have been few and far between.Feedback was glowing about the condition of the home and how well it showed.There were no offers.The open house was a bust.Your agent is sending you informat...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   JUST SOLD     Beautiful 4 bedroom home for sale in New Berlin, WI !   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE       Search All Homes For Sale   4220 S Regal Dr New Berlin, WI 53151-5920   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Cur...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
You are pretty Lucky you SOLD THAT HOME so FAST. That is something another agent called to tell me. They have a couple of listings in that neighborhood and neither one has sold in what seems like FOREVER. I thought right away perhaps because at least I know they didn't call me back when i called ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 12
Do You Have All The Tools You Need To Sell Your Home?  Some tasks appear easier from the outside than they actually are.  With repetition comes expertise and efficiency.  This morning on my To Do list was replacing our kitchen faucet.  The spray head supply coil had cracked and was leaking.  Now...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 4
When an offer is presented on a property, what is the average time the Listing Agent should take to submit the offer to the Home Seller? Recently I was representing a buyer, we looked at a new owner occupied listing, wrote a strong offer and presented it. The listing agent replied he would wait a...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 5
There are some agents in Sacramento who don't respect sellers of short sales and treat them like tenants or squatters, which I've never really understood. When you're selling your home as a short sale, it means you are taking responsibility for the situation and not running away like a dog with y...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 4
There are days set aside for special events, celebrations of past events, tributes to persons that have sacrificed... I would like to deem July 24th as an Electrical Holiday! I did a Pre-Listing Inspection the other day here in beautiful Albuquerque in the north valley. House was built in 1963, t...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 16
You're thinking of selling your Franklin home and not sure the best way to choose an agent. A friend told you to choose the agent based upon their commission rate. The lower the rate, the better for you.On the surface that sounds like a good idea. However, what if the guy who offers the lowest co...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
 As the temperature continues to rise, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Here are five reasons that you should list your house for sale now. 1. Strong Buyer Demand Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest fo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 6
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 7-What to Do With a Vacant Home! This is the 7th and final post in a series about Preparing Your Home for Sale. You have now:1. Committed to selling your home2. Learned to see your home as others see it3.Repaired,replaced and refreshed your property4. Edited, pa...
By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
Comments 0
Time to Switch Realtors? Or Not...It’s true of any commercial offering: sometimes a perfectly sellable item doesn’t move off the shelves as rapidly as predicted. Real estate is no exception—not every Hendersonville home is sold as quickly as its owner and the property’s Realtor® wish. When that h...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 5
Jefferson Colonial Village Subdivision is located on CR 18 just west of SR 15, in Goshen, Indiana.  Jefferson Colonial Village Subdivision is located on the south side of the road.  Children who attend public schools that live in this subdivision will attend Middlebury Community Schools.Jefferson...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
Data help demystify why some homes sell faster than others. It’s not just location, location, location — although location is certainly important. Lots of other factors make one house hot and another one not.  http://bit.ly/4-Ways-to-Tell-How-Fast-Home-will-Sell 
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Hidden Meadow Goshen Indiana Home Values are bringing Home Owner's 98% of List Price when selling their home.  Pricing your home correctly brings in plenty of serious Buyers.Hidden Meadow Subdivision is located on the corner of CR 18 and CR 19, and is accessable from CR 19 also.  Hidden Meadow Su...
By Mark Wagner Jr.
(Zion Realty)
Comments 1
 This 3 Bed 2 Bath in Villages of Eastridge features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1403 Square Feet and a lot size of 5500 sq ft. The front of  this 3 Bed 2 Bath in Villages of Eastridge has desert landscape and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 3 Bed 2 Bath in Villages of Eastridge...
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
Comments 1
 Northwest Seattle’s real estate inventory down as  demand remains high market  This Week:  The median list price in northwest Seattle is $825,000 down from last week’s $830,475. Inventory has been lightening lately and the  Market Action Index (see below MAI chart) has been trending up.  Though ...