Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 30
Should Sellers Let Showing Cards Build Up? I was out showing homes this weekend with a couple of first time home buyers.  In each home I showed, I noticed the designated spot where Realtors left their business card to let the seller know that they showed their home.   In the newer listings, the p...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 11
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-71461 Fishhawk Rd Birkenfeld OR in sale pending!After walking in the door the first time to view this property and later taking my listing photos, I had a STRONG feeling that this wouldn't be on the market long as this is EXACTLY the type of "cabiny feel" many are lookin...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Is your House ready to be 'Viewed'? 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...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
Comments 1
 So, your home did not sell and you are wondering what to do now. It’s a fact that 27.8% of all listed homes are not selling the first time around, and the reasons why are very obvious to an experienced Realtor such as myself. Was your home really marketed? Did your agent know your micro market, ...
By Ashley Kimble Slaughter
Comments 4
House Selling Tips: Making Your House More AppealingOnce you decide to sell your house, you may want to put it on the market right away. Before you move forward, take a good look at your house through the eyes of a potential home buyer. Taking an objective look at your property and house can bene...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 20
29153 Crags, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 a beautiful Malibou Lake area lot a little over two acres of flat land tucked in among lush mature foliage with fantastic mountain views is in Escrow! My client understood the value of having easy access to Malibu Beaches and the fact that the property falls in...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
How to Hire a Mover- 7 TipsPeople will tell you that selling your house is the most stressful thing you can do, but right up there is the actual move itself.  How do you hire the right moving company? Let’s face it, they’re going to be transporting your household goods - clothes, furniture, art- ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 7/30/15-8/30/15 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Milwaukee County, WI My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the real estate a...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 1
Real Estate Market Report, New Berlin,WI for 7/31/15-8/31/15, Remax  By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                       New Berlin Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Realtor                           ...
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
1217 Nw Sun Terrace Circle, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Price Reduced! Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1152 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All PGA...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 51
How to Unpack After You’ve Moved!I’ve moved about 9 times and have learned something with each move.  Having your house on the market and selling it are stressful enough, however, it doesn’t stop there. Now comes the fun part! It’s time to unpack and settle into your new home. The key to making u...
By Geoffrey Jones, Sell my home fast - We buy houses
(Investorwize LLC)
Comments 17
 When it comes to selling your house fast, your success will usually match the amount of time and effort you place into it. Sellers who are receptive to learning new things about the process are often the most successful. This article has many tips to help you become smarter about real-estate sel...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 75
I've been a Home Stager in New Hampshire for many years now, and I'm surprised that the quality of MLS photos hasn't improved very much.  With the growth of the home staging industry and all the media attention I would expect to see a change. The majority of MLS pictures are still average, or bel...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 & 2015 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO...
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
Comments 0
SOLD!! 27 Homewood Drive, Manhasset, NY, 11030. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY LISTING CLIENTS, LESLIE & ANDY, NOW MY LIFE-TIME FRIENDS!  Thank you for your continued confidence & friendship from our first meeting on March 23, 2014 to Today! It was easy! If all of my clients were as wonderful as both of y...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 & 2015 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO...
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
Comments 0
GLEN COVE, NY $449,000, INCREDIBLY RARE INVESTMENT or HOME BUYER OPPORTUNITY! 21 Mechanic Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Contact Top Producing Listing Broker William Bodouva, Jr., at Laffey Fine Homes to discuss this Unique 203K Opportunity. This Large, 2,630 square foot, Brick Cape Cod style house...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
Last week was a head-swiveling version of a follow-the-dots puzzle for those who keep tabs national news related to on Henry County real estate. Children like following the numbered dots to reveal a picture. You can’t be sure what it will turn out to look like until the end. The week was a lot li...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
1152 Euclid, Charleston, SC Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1645 SQUARE FEET Get the Final Sales Price! Charleston Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid F...
By Liane Thomas - Corona & Riverside Real Estate, Bringing you Home!
(The Jet Team, Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 1
 When you are selling a home, hiring the right real estate agent is crucial! Getting to know your agent is important, as he/she will play a main role in your home transaction. Below is a list of questions you should plan to ask any real estate agent you are considering.  How do you plan on advert...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 0
When it comes to business cards left at your house by showing real estate agents treat them like a poker hand.  Would you show your hand to the other side? And prospective buyers are the other side of your future transaction. Should Sellers Let Showing Cards Build Up?   I was out showing homes th...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
     KRISTIN JOHNSTON FOUND THE BUYERS!   Address: 9715 W Meadow Park Dr Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130-2258 Taxed by: Hales Corners MLS #: 1420977           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Pr...