Home Selling

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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 41
One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand is "first impression". You have heard it and read it time and time again....You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.  It's been said millions of times, so often that it's become background noise. It's like "...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 49
 We got an email...quite unexpectedly from a "by chance"....meeting with someone we did not know. (Who would think visiting someone in the hospital would mean a listing from an ambulance driver ?!)     Off we went ....two children and one on the way meant a larger house was in their future and t...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
5000 E Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Just Sold! Get the Info! Long Beach Homes for Sale El Dorado Park Estates Homes for Sale Long Beach Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Forecl...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
2260 Ohio Avenue, Signal Hill, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Just Sold! Get the Info! Signal Hill Homes for Sale Signal Hill Homes for Sale How Much is your Signal Hill home worth? Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Forecl...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
2250 Ohio Avenue, Signal Hill, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Just Sold! Get the Info! Signal Hill Homes for Sale Signal Hill Homes for Sale How Much is your Signal Hill home worth? Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Forecl...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 10
Unreal Estate, by Michael Gross a book recommendation for all to read….Those of you, who are intrigued or at least interested in reading about the owners and the history of their Mansions in Beverly Hills, Bel Air and the Platinum Triangle  and want to see behind the curtain a glimpse of their li...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 11
OPEN HOUSE TODAY AT THE YACHTSMAN!Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM14021 Queens Harbor Road, Charlotte NCExpansive views of the lake--arguably the BEST VIEWS IN THE COMPLEX!  Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this stunning, WATERFRONT townhome that boasts all the conveniences you could p...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 21
Have you ever stepped inside the rolling barrel at the end of a Fun house that can spin you upside down never letting you out as a clown laughs at you? Well that is what a Manchester NH area Home Owner described it as when they tried a Limited Service Listing. They paid a flat fee up front where...

By Karen Jones- NMLS 307015 Licensed Sr. Mortgage Home Loan Officer -Home Loan Specialist-Home Loan Advisor & Strategist, FHA, VA, USDA, Conventinal and Jumbo Loan Officer
(AmeriFirst Financial, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer, Marketing Coach, #homeloans, #homebuyers)
Comments 0
Karen Jones, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, is happy to introduce REALTOR, Todd Deacon located in Arizona.Todd Deacon, Real Estate Agent from DPR Realty, LLC is showcasing this beautiful Best Priced Luxury 2 Bedroom Designer Condo for Sale in Tempe with Lake Views.  For your private showing, pleas...

By Joe Lattanzio
(Russell Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
It’s often so exciting to think of buying a new home that homeowners forget about the sale, but there are a lot of details involved in putting a home on the market. Whether you’re just considering selling or are readying to put your home up, here are some things you might not know about the proce...

By LINDA SABO, Use my years of EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
(Re/Max Preferred Associates, Toledo, OH)
Comments 1
POPULAR SELLER NEGOTIATING TRICKS THAT ARE DOOMED TO FAIL --THE SLIGHT OR NO COUNTER OFFER AT ALL--You could risk alienating the buyer altogether.  Even if it is a low offer, it is better to come back with a decent counter.--INSIST ON SELLING THE HOME "AS IS" AS A CONDITION UP FRONT UNLESS YOU RE...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Wellington Commons Alexandria, Virginia 22310 – Market Update 2.20.17Wellington Commons is located at the intersection of Franconia Road and South Van Dorn Street in Alexandria. The neighborhood is home to 140 three level townhomes that were constructed by Carr. There are garage and non-garage to...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 2
Did He Say How Many YEARS it would Take to Sell Your House?Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS asked a question in the Q&A section that spawned this post... Following a listing presentation, the seller said, "We both feel good about you listing our home but, _____ (agent) gave us a much better valuati...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 3
St. Patrick's Day is approaching, and a Free Market Analysis in Franklin MA is being offered by The Todaro Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty.  My efforts today were devoted to creating a postcard for my monthly direct mail marketing mailing.   St. Patrick's Day is a fun day, and folks from Boston a...

By Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
Comments 2
JUST LISTED!Fabulous acreage setting with tons of privacy from mature trees and a huge yard! Spacious open concept layout, all 4 levels are finished, beautiful built-ins, a walk out to a relaxing 2 tier patio. Lower level has a built in bar, perfect for entertaining! Detached 4 car garage w/ bonu...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 11
My buyers wish was to find a small condo, close to work to live in for the next two - three years and then maybe use it for a rental. I’ve listed their home and it is under contract so we found this little gem to write an offer on. It’s been accepted, inspections scheduled and we are off to a sta...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 44
Have you ever heard you shouldn't poop where you eat? It is important for a bathroom to be convenient, however this is a little crazy. Check out this Manchester NH area home. It was a multi family building, all apartments were occupied. I just had to take and share this photo or no one may have ...

By Kate Fomina, Your most creative Realtor in Alameda and SF
(Princeton Real Estate)
Comments 2
5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. H...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 3
Fanwood is one of the most desirable towns in Union County. Here we take a look at what's been going on in the Fanwood Market. Homes Sold:  In 2016, 125 homes were sold in Fanwood, this is up 76% from the 71 homes that sold in 2013.  Even though sales are up, the inventory has remained consisten...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Can you guess when was this post written originally?In 2009 - where Multiple offers perhaps were not the norm.We all know Bill Gassett is always ahead of the time, isn't it?Here is the re-post -Handling Multiple Offers for a seller in Real Estate                                                   ...