Home Selling

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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Comments 54
Here I am again, on the precipice of another life changing event.  This time it is moving from my home to a smaller space.  Downsizing is emotionally difficult and getting the home ready for market and for the move is time-consuming and complex.  As a real estate agent, I know that my clients go ...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 18
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 Lynne Hart Herrera, St. Louis City Homes, Rehabs, Multifamilies
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Need or Want to sell your St. Louis home? Home need repairs or updates that that are too expensive or intrusive for you?  Sell it to an investor!  I have several investors looking for their next rehab project and honestly there's not alot of interesting property out there for them.  If you need t...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
 Equestrian Club of Wellington in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2016 When speaking of  Wellington real estate, we must say that Equestrian Club Of Wellington is one of the communities in the village we consider just one of the most wonderfully planned. You’ll surely be in...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 17
How to Sell Your Panorama Heights Home Cedaredge CO This Cedaredge, CO real estate market information is for February, 2016. If you want to sell your Panorama Heights home...then list it NOW. There are no homes for sale in this neighborhood. There's no competition. Inventory is down all over town...
By Beatrice M. Stambulski, Sherman Oaks Real Estate
(John Aaroe Group)
Comments 1
Stunning ocean views condominium on prestigious Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, in a desirable contemporary complex of 16 units. Overlooking Palisades Park, this corner front unit is move-in ready, offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 9 feet high ceilings with walls of windows that allow sunrise to sunset...
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 26
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 Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 15
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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 19
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 Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 7
"List with me and your house will be featured on more than 500 websites on the internet!"Well, it you have spoken with a real estate agent about selling your house, you've probably heard that line recently. But does massive exposure really matter?The Notorious House That Nobody Wants?If exposure ...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 5
Should I Hire a Neighborhood Expert When Selling?If you are selling a home in the community of Braemar, located in Bristow, VA, then there is a good chance you know who I am.  Braemar is a place I have called home since the start of 2005.  It is also a place where I have volunteered a lot of time...
By Winston Crosbie, Winston Crosbie PA - Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams Realty - Wellington)
Comments 0
It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year......... Now May Be The Right Time! Request You...