Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 46
Big Mistakes Home Sellers Make Have a Costly Price to PaySome things just don't change and sellers tend to keep making the same mistakes over and over. Based on a survey done by over a thousand real estate professionals a couple of years ago, these 10 big mistakes are still the big offenders by s...
By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
Comments 1
This Union City home is located on Stone St and was built in 2004. "This is a lovely home in Union City that is only 12 years old,” said Janki Patel, team leader and CEO of The J-Team. “Our team worked hard as always and are so happy for our clients that we went pending in less than 7 days.”  Thi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
Returning Palm Beach County Snowbirds...How to Prepare Your Home for SaleIf you are one of our returning snowbirds and thinking of selling your home, there are a few things you can do to make sure you make the most of the coming selling season. If your home has been shuttered and vacant all summe...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 4
Meadow Creek Acres Home Values in Elkhart In, change every time a home sells that is like yours. Here are the latest sales that affect Meadow Creek Acres Home Values. Meadow Creek Acres  Subdivision is located on CR 4, just east of CR 7.  Meadow Creek Acres Subdivision  is located on the north si...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Maplewood Shores Home Values in Elkhart In 2016 2nd Quarter change every time a home sells that is like yours. Here are the most current sales that will affect your Maplewood Shores Home Values. Maplewood Shores Subdivision is located off of SR 19 north to Lake Drive, in Elkhart, Indiana. Maplewo...
By Garreth Wilcock, Homes at Mueller
(Sherlock Homes Austin)
Comments 1
  New Homes in Vista Point Commuter friendly; easy access to IH-35 and Hwy. 183 Ten miles to downtown Austin Close to Del Valle Independent School District, Hillcrest Elementary School, Ojeda Middle School and Del Valle High School Close to McKinney Falls State Park for camping, swimming, hiking,...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 7
     California Real Estate Broker Karen Fiddler advises us of the many reasons why houses "linger on the market" and do not sell.     Broker Karen says, "Avoid having your home sit on the market by understanding the components of a lingering listing.  By knowing the reasons which reduce the chan...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 41
Adopt a Lockbox for the Fall Selling Season  Have you been thinking of selling your Bristow home?  If you have, perhaps you would like to consider adopting one of these lockboxes.   These guys and gals are not used to being spending time in their box, sitting on a shelf in my office closet.  They...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Waukesha Home Sales Market Report 7/1/16 to 8/23/16   Waukesha Homes For Sale, Waukesha Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX     Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 7/1/16- 8/23/16.  Waukesha Real Estate, Waukesha Homes For Sale   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
Waukesha Condo Sales Market Report 7/1/16 to 8/21/16Waukesha Condos For Sale, Waukesha Condos, Waukesha RE/MAX Realtor    Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI Condos, 7/1/16-8/21/16, RE/MAX Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha Condos For Sale My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty C...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
          Another PGA Village Home in Contract in 51 Days.                Are Your Thinking About Selling Your Home? Click Here                  7408 Laurels Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 In Contract Description Photos Maps & Local Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 6 (5 fu...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 22
This week I met with four different home owners who had just terminated their relationship with their previous broker. In each of these situations I noticed one strange component with the terms of their previous listing agreement...the length of the contract. The length of the agreement between t...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 4
The Real Estate World turns FAST...Only those that are proactive and prepared can handle the SPIN without getting their client DIZZY...The Key is to be Proactive and Prepared...Proactive - Each client deserves to be heard and as an excellent agent, we must offer our best listening ears to underst...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 3
 Aim Too High “or” Take Selling Your Home Lightly & it Can Cost You!  Are you turning buyers away? Selling a home shouldn’t be taken lightly nor should pricing a home to sell. Unfortunately – pricing a home to sell, isn’t exact science, rather pricing a home to sell is more of an art form which t...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
Comments 0
 Tired of Evil Tenants ~ Is it Time to Sell Your Duplex or Triplex Property?The demand for multi family properties has increased over the past few years. With a robust local economy and limited available housing, investors have been active in our market area.Rental rates are strong with low vacan...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 17
Sold and Closed in Groveland FLOwner Occupants as well as investors looking for a home priced under $130,000 in Groveland FL missed this great opportunity to own an affordable home as 410 E Waldo St Groveland FL is now a closed sale, home sold for $120,000. It was an honor to work with the seller...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 6
As a Realtor, I receive MANY marketing calls - sometimes SEVERAL throughout the course of a day...I am never rude.  I tell EACH one the same thing..."Send me the information in an email and I WILL read it and consider it...  And then I follow by asking, "Do you need my email address...??"I think ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 13
How can you get my home to sell asked a Manchester NH area Home Owner. Their house was for sale since early spring with another agency. They had no offers and their listing just expired. They interviewed many different agents they said, a big agents, a small agent, a franchise agent and an indepe...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 12
Is having multiple offers on a property a good thing or bad thing? It could depend on who you are, for a buyer it is not so good. For a seller it can definitely be good. However for one Manchester NH area Home Seller it was a disaster. Their listing expired and they called me to interview to list...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 2
Many years ago, I showed a condo that was listed in the MLS to a buyer.  The photos depicted the unit as it was when the seller lived there, before he began his "remodeling" project. The price shown in MLS was fair based on the condition shown in the photos.Upon opening the door, the first thing ...