Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 4
Sold and Closed in Widewater Village Subdivision in Stafford, Va 22554Sold: 52 Acadia St Stafford, Va 2255452 Acadia St in Widewater Village is now sold and closed courtesy of listing agent Amanda Davidson. This lovely home was on the market for just 4 days and settled in 15 days. My seller is th...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 33
  Many Sellers...or "would be  Sellers" have a price in mind or profit that they have planned from the sale of  their home...that is human nature.    Sometimes that price is accurate....and other times...the Market says "no" to that price.  What is the reason for "NO"...?      It may be the loca...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 38
Should Sellers Let Showing Cards Build Up? I was out showing homes this weekend with a couple of first time home buyers.  In each home I showed, I noticed the designated spot where Realtors left their business card to let the seller know that they showed their home.   In the newer listings, the p...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 18
I bet you've never heard of Kirkland, Arizona. Kirkland is barely a speck on the map. If you blink while driving through downtown Kirkland you will miss the entire town. Located almost a two hour drive North of Phoenix, this is where the most expensive home sold in Arizona last week can be found....
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 18
Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 7/30/15-8/30/15 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Milwaukee County, WI My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the real estate a...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 24
How good of an idea is it to let or make the Home Seller show their own home to the Buyer? Yesterday I had a unique Listing Meeting with a  Manchester NH Home Owner who was interviewing for a Listing Agent. They asked me if I would give them a discount if they showed their own home? My first ques...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 24
Over Priced Listing 101- 5 Steps to Prepare Your Home For Market Three or so months ago a couple called and asked me to visit with them about listing their home. Before meeting with them I did a thorough market search and clearly knew the home had been over-priced for a very long time. It had bee...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 10
I just had a closing where the owner needed every penny to get to his new home.  His life savings had been wiped out keeping his 90+year old mother in law in the assisted  living facility.  He barely had money to move, but he bought the paint to paint the insides of his closet because he wanted t...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 24
Kristin Johnston Found The Buyers!    Address: 422 S Hine Ave Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-4948 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1439044           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 11
 Pending Sale 11220 Crossland DR.NW Austin TX 78726 in Canyon Creek Congrats to another buyer who is on their way to owning a home in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.  Our new listing came on market and they found themselves in a multiple offer situation. Their agent made sure their offer was most a...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
A Home Seller on a Rant said "What does it matter who I list my home with, aren't all Real Estate Agents the same?" The sad truth is that many Manchester NH area Home Owners will find the answer the hard way. There is certainly a difference between one agent and another and those that read my blo...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 12
Advice for Sellers – They Are Looking Behind Every Door! When listing your home to sell, you should take some time to make sure your home will show in its best light.  De-cluttering is the biggest task at hand and is very important to getting your home sold fast and for the right price. As you ar...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 0
With all of the time and money that can go into moving, spending money on one more thing can seem like a bank account drain. However, when it comes to selling your home, investing in a professional photographer can mean the difference between getting a buyer and making a sale you’ll be proud of. ...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
First of 3 Supermoons on August 29, 2015...SpectacularThe world saw the first of three supermoons in a row, starting on August 29,  and the second one will be on September 27, and finally the third on October 27.The moon was officially full at 6:26 p.m. on the night of August 29, just 30 minutes ...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 29
Let the next owner take care of it. I hear this occasionally from sellers. It usually has to do with something like cleaning the carpets when you leave, or keeping the yard looking nice up to closing. I cringe when I hear this.As a buyer, you expect to find your new home that you just closed on i...
By Belinda Johns, Northern Virginia "Hometown" Realtor
(Exit Realty)
Comments 1
The most important thing you can do to speed a sale is to price your home right. After all, buyers have access to the same market data you do. If your asking price is out of whack for the neighborhood, they’ll move on to the house next door.After that, it’s important to make your home shine. That...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 2
This is a great blog to share with your sellers!  Depersonalizing is one thing - stripping a home of any feeling that people lived here is another.  I learned this lesson years ago when my clients painted (beige) their home in Chevy Chase, MD and did not hang any pictures back on the wall. - Some...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 3
Songbird Creek Subdivision is located on CR 8 east of CR 19. Songbird Creek Subdivision  is located on the north side of the road. Washington Township, Bristol, Indiana. Children who live in Songbird Creek Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools. 2015 1st ...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
One Owner Pulte Custom in Desirable High Pointe of Dripping Springs w/ RARE Amazing Heated Pool & Spa too! Exemplary Dripping Springs Schools, Amenities Galore, and ideally Located in Southwest Austin Minutes from US290, Hwy. 71 , Shopping, Restaurants & SO Much More. ~30 Mins. to Lake Travis Or ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Riverwatch Subdivision is located on CR 8 east of CR 17. Riverwatch Subdivision  is located on the north side of the road. Washington Township, Bristol, Indiana. Children who live in Riverwatch Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools.2015 1st Quarter Brist...