Home Selling

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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 44
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 5
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
Just Why Aren’t You Staging Your House?  Agents are often asked if they suggest staging when listing a home.  And, as a Home Stager, my ears perk up because I am interested in their opinion and perception of Home Staging. Some have never worked with a stager and don’t suggest it unless their clie...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 2
Built into the way an Henry County home changes ownership is the institution of the appraisal report—the document which attempts to place a dollar value on the property in question. That word “attempts” is the key when it comes to appraisals. Although it would make life easier if Henry County app...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 18
  Address: 1203 Evergreen Dr Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-2319 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1454322           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston  RE/MAX Re...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 17
OPEN HOUSE~Austin~10509 Canyon Vista Way ~ Canyon Creek Feb. 7 1-3pm www.10509canyonvista.comBuyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story brick home with a front porch elevation at this weekend’s open house, Sunday, Feb. 7th from 1-3pm. 10509 Canyon Vista Way Austin, TX 78726 is lo...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 10
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 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 25
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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 18
Is the First Offer the BEST Offer?   The real estate market is on FIRE,  inventory is very low and there are buyers scouring every listing the moment they hit the market.     Many times you will find multiple offers on a property within the first day or two. Seller asks -  “If the market is so ho...
By Tamara Elliott-Deering
(Central Metro Realty)
Comments 2
  I found this quiz in an article:  Growing Pains: Should you Add on or Move Out? written by Lankarge/Nahorney for HomeInsight and wanted to share it with you because it helps sellers understand the impact of the condition of their home on the likely sales price of their home. It is also a good t...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
 Black Diamond in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2016 Black Diamond in Wellington Fl is a tranquil haven where modern living meets a wonderful nature preserve. It’s among the perfect choices there are in Wellington Fl for an abode. Black Diamond is a secure guard-gated pla...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
  Black Diamond de Wellington FL | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Enero 2016 Black Diamond en Wellington Florida, es un paraíso muy tranquilo donde vivir modernamente, se mezcla maravillosamente con la naturaleza. Esta entre una de las opciones perfectas que hay en Wellington Florida p...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 9
There is not a Sacramento Realtor among us who has not at one time or another had this experience in the housing market. One might cross her fingers when it comes time to appraise a particular home, suspecting she sold that home for way more than it will ever appraise for and, voila, it appraises...
By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 1
 Not only have the home prices in Goose Wing gone up, sales are booming. 2015 saw an increase in the median price and a huge increase in the number of sales. There was only 1 home sold in Goose Wing in 2014 but in 2015 there was an increase and 7 homes were sold. If you are thinking of selling yo...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
An attractive outdoor space, even if it’s just big enough to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or evening cocktail, can be a major selling point for potential buyers. Here are a few suggestions for maximizing your small outdoor living space.  Get tips here
By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
 Not only are home prices in Ocean Acres going up, the sales activity is also picking up. From 2014 to 2015 the medial price of a home in Ocean Acres went up from $234,000 to $255,000 and the average price went up from $221,290 to $243,848. At the same time, the number of homes sold went up from ...
By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 1
 Even though home prices in Carolina Dunes are still stagnant, the sales activity has really taken off. The number of homes sold has double over the number of sales in 2014 from 7 to 14 homes sold in 2015. The median price dropped a little but if you are contemplating selling your house in Caroli...
By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 1
 The number of home sales in Old Nags Head Place has really picked up but the prices are still on the decline. If you have enough equity built up in your home then and you want to sell, there are plenty of buyers, but not for overpriced homes. If you are contemplating selling your Old Nags Head P...
By Bruce Swedal, Denver Real Estate
Comments 0
 When you put your home on the market, you want to make sure that you are getting the best price you can for your home. Here are some update ideas that give your home a better selling price.The first thing that you should do is take a good look around your home and make a list of things that you ...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 2
If you plan on selling your Olympia home in 2016 it might become very overwhelming, but we have put together a checklist with the top 8 things you will need to consider, decide on and prepare for.   OLYMPIA HOME SELLER CHECKLIST 1. Where are you going?Before even listing your Olympia home for sal...