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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 65
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 Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 1
Waukesha County 3 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/18/17Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX   Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for 1/1/17-2/18/17.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is K...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 22
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 Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
Hello! If you have buyers who are looking for a great condo, in a super convenient location, please contact me!  I have an upcoming listing located in Brookfield, WI.  The condo has 2 bedrooms, plus a den.  The master suite is HUGE!  There are 2 full baths and a 2.5 attached garage.   The kitchen...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 28
©Patricia Feager, 2/21/2017 I just finished reading, "Think About that First Impression," by Nick & Trudy Vandekar who wrote a great story after being inspired by a post written by Sharon Tara! They were both wonderful! As I read their stories and watched Nick's video I got that surge of happines...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Can you fill in the blank?The home will sell quickly, provided the home is.....….A. Staged NicelyB. In a great neighborhoodC. Offers free washer, dryer, and refrigeratorD. Priced To SellTo find the correct answer, read this re-post from Patricia Kennedy.Listing From Hell? Not Necessarily Yesterda...

By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Comments 0
Targeting a home sale to the demographic most likely to buy the home is a best marketing practice.  A study by The National Association of Realtors conducted in 2016 states that 61 % of buyers right now were born between the years of 1965 and 2000. 35% of them are millennials.One of the most impo...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 0
Wanted to Buy: Mobile Homes in the Charleston Area!Attention Mobile Home Sellers:Sell Your Charleston Mobile Home in 7 Days or Less! If you have to sell your Charleston mobile home and you would like to sell it fast... We have the answer for you! We are looking to buy a few Mobile Homes in the Ch...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 10
Island Creek in Alexandria, Virginia 22315 – Market Update 2.21.17There are over 1200 homes in the Island Creek neighborhood in Alexandria Virginia. The neighborhood is home to single family homes, townhouses, and two styles of condos; garden and townhouse style. Island Creek is conveniently loca...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 8
“Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.”  - Lilly Pulitzer

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 37
Bill Spear, the man with two jobs, is hosting a contest in February (the month of Love and Romance).  Bill's challenge is to write a post about what we love about our job.  The term "Job" to me means what I do for someone else in exchange for a wage, salary, and/or benefits such as health insuran...

By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 2
Getting a DivorceWhat to do with your Woodbridge Area Home Divorce can be quite stressful, especially if the individuals involved in a divorce are not on the same page. There is no such thing as an easy divorce, but you can make it easier on yourself if you and your ex can agree on certain things...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 3
    The above chart is a display of the closed single family resale homes in Franklin MA that have closed from January 1, 2017 to February 21, 2017.  There were 25 closed transactions, and that's the exact same number of single family resale homes that closed in 2016.  If the market in 2017 is si...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 13
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 Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 4
 I've finally been able to re-blog this with the help of ActiveRain Support. There was a tech-glitch preventing Mimi Foster's post from being re-blogged. Another great reason to re-blog, we help others when they don't even know they needed the help! I'm focused lately on some "back to basics" blo...

By Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager
(Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC )
Comments 10
Welcome to 9301 Old Gold Mine Ct. in Mint Hill NC! This home is inside I485 and offers country living in the city. Nestled in the town of Mint Hill you have easy access to uptown, Ballantyne or Southpark, not to mention the amenities of Mint Hill. With great schools, lots of parks, low Mint Hill ...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty - Santa Cruz CA)
Comments 0
Are you looking for a Vacation Home with an Ocean View to fit your needs? How nice it would be to have your own vacation home, right? Just imagine how convenient it would be! If an event or planned getaway with the family or some friends comes up, you just have to drive them over to your home and...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 8
It cannot be stated too many times, and at the right time - before the seller's home hit the MLS and buyers see the photos. Sharon's discussion about making a positive first impression is right on target.  Pleaase stop by her post and share your thoughts there, too! One aspect of Home Staging tha...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 8
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 Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
Comments 14
Last year about this time at a listing presentation we got to the range in pricing. The owners decided the numbers were incorrect and would be going with another agent. The price because it "is" a seller's market was going to be about $30,000 over the high end of the range.The property in the mea...