Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 45
If you have been scanning the MLS, there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listin...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Brookfield WI Real Estate 1/7/16-2/7/16, Brookfield WI Home Sales   Re-blogged by 0 agents   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Brookfield,WI For the Last 30 Days:Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report giv...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 60
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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 91
Listing your home for sale?  Let the judging begin!   You can't sell a house without it being judged...prepare to be judged by anyone and everyone who see your MLS pictures. Home buyers begin their search online,  clicking through photos at lightening speed. Judgment is cast within seconds...if a...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 11
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 Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
Comments 30
Sellers Showing Tips We suggest whether selling a single-family, condo or townhouse keeping your home in top condition and making it ready for showings is essential to get offers and possibly multi-offers.  Buyer’s notice everything and what they don’t notice their agent is sure to point out so i...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 16
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 Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 1
When you are selling a property, like Port St. Lucie homes for sale, you want to get the most you can for the investment. One way of doing that is to create a stylish interior that is often experienced in the most lavish of homes. This is easy to do when money is no object. But it can be done eve...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
It’s time you...kiss your landlord goodbye Your timing couldn’t be better-historically low interest rates PLUS rock-bottom home prices means... YOU COULD OWN A HOME FOR AS MUCH AS YOU PAY IN RENT! • AVAILABLE FIRST-TIME BUYER DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE • ZERO-DOWN LOAN OPTIONS • CREDIT PROBLEMS OK C...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 12
When is it time to LOWER an asking price of a home for sale? A Home Owner who is listed with one of those big national companies called me to say they have not had a showing since listing 2 months ago. I asked why they were calling me, but before i could finish the woman told me that her neighbo...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 7
Should I Hire a Neighborhood Expert When Selling?If you are selling a home in the community of Braemar, located in Bristow, VA, then there is a good chance you know who I am.  Braemar is a place I have called home since the start of 2005.  It is also a place where I have volunteered a lot of time...
By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Comments 4
Putting your home up for sale can seem like an endless list of to-dos. By focusing on these five things, you will only put time and energy into projects that will bring you the most profit.1. Make sure your house is meticulously clean both inside AND outsideGet all of the bulky, unnecessary furni...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
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 Marc Jablon
(New Harbor Realty)
Comments 2
Despite the hype that surrounds the idea of holding an open house, Boca Raton houses for sale are vastly underrepresented in that particular area.According to the MLS, within the next seven days there are 23 open houses scheduled in Boca Raton. That’s out of 2,709 current properties for sale.That...
By Brian Dunshie, Realtor - Arizona Biltmore,Arcadia,Paradise Valley
(Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 2
Oakwood Hills is often referred to al the "Beverly Hills" of Chandler Arizona. This gated lakefront enclave of super luxury custom homes is absolutely enchanting. COMING SOON | 21 E Oakwood Hills Drive Chandler AZ 85248 Never before on the market, this 8000sf luxury estate was built to exacting s...
By Brian Dunshie, Realtor - Arizona Biltmore,Arcadia,Paradise Valley
(Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 1
 Introducing 3914 East Omega Circle Mesa AZ 85215 located in "Somerset Estates" a custom home community within the N.E. Mesa Val Vista Groves area.  Featuring total living space of 7339sf.The main house is 4759sf, with a separate guest casita, and entertainment room that is an additional 2580sf.T...
By Beatrice M. Stambulski, Sherman Oaks Real Estate
(John Aaroe Group)
Comments 1
Stunning ocean views condominium on prestigious Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, in a desirable contemporary complex of 16 units. Overlooking Palisades Park, this corner front unit is move-in ready, offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 9 feet high ceilings with walls of windows that allow sunrise to sunset...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 10
One of the keys to a successful home sale is pricing the house properly from the get-go. The following explains the process that real estate agents follow to decide what to sell your house for.... "RRRRRrrrrrr" as the brakes are applied to that type of reasoning. The right listing price for your ...
By Beatrice M. Stambulski, Sherman Oaks Real Estate
(John Aaroe Group)
Comments 2
Fantastic opportunity on coveted Benefit St, S. of Ventura Blvd, in prime Sherman Oaks. This lovely property is a corner unit on 3rd fl, faces south with views of the hills, above tree lines. Enter the formal double door entry, featuring woods floors with steps down to the living room level. Livi...