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 Scott Pierce, Founder & Chief Evangelist at Listings-to-Leads
(Listings-to-Leads)
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The average home for sale in Granite Bay is taking over 140 days to sell.   The L2L Realty team just sold this Granite Bay home in 14 days!   By combining great marketing both online and offline, we were able to get this home sold fast and at top dollar!   Find out more about how we got this hom...
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 4
848 SW Rocky Bayou Terrace, Saint Lucie West, FL 34986 Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1482 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work...
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)
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133 SE Tramonto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price Just Sold! Get the Info! CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 133 SE Tramonto, Port St Lucie, FL 34984 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie West ...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
Comments 82
7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute ShowingIt’s been a crazy day, the house is a wreck; the phone rings, it’s an agent with clients in her car outside your home.  She asks if she can show the home. You ask her to give you 15 minutes.  Of course, you want to have her show it: These might be yo...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 74
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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707 E Scorpio Pl, Chandler AZ 85249.  Paseo Crossing subdivision (Riggs & McQueen).  Built in 2002 by Meritage Homes.  4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, loft, home theater, formal living and dining, family room. Pool, 3 car garage.  3610 square feet.  MLS #5302032 This home is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Located i...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 1
16809 S 37th Way, Phoenix AZ 85048 in Wilton Commons subdivision.  5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2815 square feet, 3 car garage, pool.  Built in 1991 by Trammel Crow.  MLS #5299433 Near Chandler Blvd and 40th Street in the Ahwatukee area.  Great home, super nice neighborhood.  Three bedrooms and ...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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A rare find in this prestigious gated community!  Three bedroom split floor plan.  The master suite bathroom includes double sinks and separate tub and shower.  There is a balcony off the family room with a great view of the surrounding area.  The kitchen includes a refrigerator, panty, dishwashe...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 2
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649        brad@Century21.com CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center ~ 5 Star Rated Broker Brad ThomsenChoose to work with a full ...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Selling Your Home? How to Live in Staged Surroundings By Suzanne De Vita RISMEDIA, Friday, July 03, 2015— It’s no secret staging has become synonymous with selling a home. A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent, according to listing agents surveyed in the National Assoc...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
Staging Your House for a Summer Sale!Ninety-degree weather and the absence of snowbirds here in South Florida does not mean that home selling comes to a halt.  There are still buyers who are looking for the right property.  Some families are ready to make the move before the start of the next sch...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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  Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group 806-290-1920 Thinking Of Selling?  Just Had Multiple Offers On A Property on The Market Less Than A Week The property I told you about last week at 5611 Bailey now has two offers on it.  We turned one down so that is a total of 3 offers. Buyers are fighting...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 40
If you are preparing your home for sale, or planning to list your home for sale soon, here is a simple step you can take to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Create a notebook that includes household documents and photos .  If you are organized and have things saved in one place, thi...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 12
If you are a Florida home seller, this is a blog post by Kathy Streib you must read. She provides excellent advice to ensure potential buyers feel welcomed and at home the minute they walk through your front door. It can get brutally hot in the summer months, be sure to read on and follow her tip...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
Remove These Two Things Before You Place Your Home on the Market.  If you are planning on selling your home, there are two things you need to remove before you put that For Sale sign in the front yard. There are 2 other “D’s” (besides the “declutter” word) that you need to address when preparing ...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649        brad@Century21.com CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center ~ 5 Star Rated Broker Brad ThomsenChoose to work with a full ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 23
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersBroker Open Houses Selling your Carlsbad home is complex, and it takes time, no matter how experienced you might be in selling houses. Even in our busy market where inventory is low being a seller is a challenge, and there’s lots to kno...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 The new thing in listing is the "Coming Soon" pitch. The idea is to create hunger for your home in the minds of consumers who are facing a hot market. They will feel they need to act soon to lock down your home. Coming Soon signs have been popping up all over the nation. An agent in our communit...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 7
Another Gainesville, VA Townhouse in Carterwood SOLD!This Gainesville, VA garage townhouse in the subdivision of Carterwood, hit the market on April 10th (2015) priced at $319,500.  A townhouse very similar, with one less half bathroom, had just been sold by me for $318,000.   That was the ration...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649        brad@Century21.com CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center ~ 5 Star Rated Broker Brad ThomsenChoose to work with a full ...