Home Selling

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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 11
SOLD in the Houston Springs Subdivision in Perry GASOLD in Perry GAHelping sellers market their home and find the right buyer is what I love to do. Fortunately, this home in a 55+ community was exactly what the out-of-state buyer was looking for. The result is another home SOLD in the Houston Spr...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 10
 Simple Home Showing Flexibility Tips How flexible do I need to be about showing my home on the market? Well, in a nutshell...do you want to sell your home?  If yes, then the answer is, be as flexible as humanly possible about showing times. The whole idea is to get your home shown as often as po...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
Comments 4
When selling your home often the seller will over look many items. My most important tip is to never turn off utilities before the home is SOLD. Debbie Reynolds posted a complete list for Sellers to follow when moving from their unsold home. Seller Checklist When Leaving a Vacant Unsold House Sum...
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 11
SOLD - Rowley Downs - Parker, CO  80138       This home was not on the market long before there were multiple offers received.    It was a bumpy ride all the way to the closing table, but it did finally close.   Rowley Downs is a popular neighborhood due to most homes are in cul-de-sacs and all ...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 1
Considering OffersWhen reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer.Some terms that may work in your favor: higher-than-market-interest in a seco...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 55
Seller Checklist When Leaving a Vacant Unsold HouseSummer is busy when it comes to moving and many homes in Clarksville TN will not be sold when the sellers move out. This poses a concern for sellers as to what they should do if they want to continue to keep it their homes on the market for sale....
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
Comments 79
7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute ShowingIt’s been a crazy day, the house is a wreck; the phone rings, it’s an agent with clients in her car outside your home.  She asks if she can show the home. You ask her to give you 15 minutes.  Of course, you want to have her show it: These might be yo...
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 3
1226 Southwest San Esteban Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1512 SQUARE FEET Just Sold! Get the Info! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Homes for Sale ...
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 4
2001 SW Akorot Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953 Pool Home Pending Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2132 SQUARE FEET Get the Sales Price! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Port Saint Luc...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 61
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 13
Dont you love when people call to yell at you. This morning it was my turn as a Home Seller listed with another company called to demand to know why their home was not selling. Looking it up on MLS it was expired, so i could talk to them, but would they listen? I knew the home, i drive by it a fe...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 18
DC Ranch is a highly prestigious and award winning luxury community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Silverleaf is an even more exclusive section of DC Ranch. This is where the Most Expensive Home sold in Arizona last week is located. The private entry gate and driveway are lined with beautiful desert sce...
By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Comments 0
In June of 2015 there were 21 homes that closed within the month for Westwood, MA. This represents a decrease of 2, as there were 23 homes that closed in June 2014.The average list price for the homes that closed in Westwood for June 2015 was $832,590.The average list price for the homes that clo...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 35
If you are preparing your home for sale, or planning to list your home for sale soon, here is a simple step you can take to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Create a notebook that includes household documents and photos .  If you are organized and have things saved in one place, thi...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
 Today’s Henry County real estate market is an alien landscape compared with what it was ten years ago, when it seemed as if a seller could just plant a sign in the front yard and wait for competing offers to roll in. This summer’s real estate scene is equally unlike that of five years ago, when ...
By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
Comments 0
The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize the major challenge a hot real estate market creates.Each house must be sold twice; ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 53
Remove These Two Things Before You Place Your Home on the Market.  If you are planning on selling your home, there are two things you need to remove before you put that For Sale sign in the front yard. There are 2 other “D’s” (besides the “declutter” word) that you need to address when preparing ...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 23
I know it sounds crazy, but, your House does talk to the Buyers!I always tell my clients to imagine that the Buyer cannot understand the local language. The only way they have to tell the Buyer about the features of their home is Visually. That's why it is so important to prepare your home for sa...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
STUNNING CLASSIC DESIGN HOME ON 14.3 ACRESSTUNNING CLASSIC DESIGN HOME ON 14.3 ACRES. THERE ARE TWO HOMES ON THE PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY HAS A 3 STALL BARN THAT IS ATTACHED TO A 20X40 WORK SHOP. THE MAIN HOME WAS BUILT IN 2008 WITH EXTRAORDINARY TRIM DETAIL/WINDOW DESIGN, OFFICE ON THE MAIN LEVEL...
By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Comments 0
In June of 2015 there were 31 homes that closedwithin the month for Dedham, MA This represents a decrease of 5, as there were 36 homes that closed in June 2014.The average list price for the homes that closed in Dedham for June 2015 was $543,326.The average list price for the homes that closed in...