Home Selling

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By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 8
 Active Members of the Big Canoe CommunityWhen Ray and Margie Bowyer moved to Big Canoe, Georgia from New Jersey thirty years ago, the community would never be the same! Ray and Margie poured their hearts and souls into Big Canoe. They did not just move here to retire. They moved to Big Canoe to ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 65
A Couple of Gallons of Paint Cost the Seller a SaleWhen a home goes on the market a good agent tells the seller everything that needs to be done to make a good first impression and get the home sold. Not only does the price have to be competitive in the market but anything that will be an objecti...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 25
There are those luxury homes that will blow you away with lavish features, extravagant architecture, and rare amenities reserved only for those who's expensive tastes have no boundaries. Then there are the luxury homes that are steep in price because of location, size, or exclusivity. The most ex...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 12
                     If It Is Not A Historic House in Wickford Tear It Down That seems to be the word lately along the waterfront in Wickford RI where most of the historic homes are.  If you are not classified as an historic home by the Preservation Commission, you can tear the home down.  From c...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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We Listed 7 of the Last 8 Luxury Homes Sold on Madeline Island Madeline Island Realty is definitely on a roll.  Call it a trend or merely an indicator, but the fact remains that over the past four and one-half years, we listed seven of the eight Madeline Island homes which sold at over $500,000. ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 6
Selling your vacant home can be an opening for burglary or vandalism.  What can a home seller do to lessen the chance their vacant home will not be victimized? If you are selling then it is likely not a secret.   This assumes you have met and know your neighbors by the time you are moving! Let yo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 31
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 7-What to Do With a Vacant Home! This is the 7th and final post in a series about Preparing Your Home for Sale. You have now:1. Committed to selling your home2. Learned to see your home as others see it3.Repaired,replaced and refreshed your property4. Edited, pa...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 82
     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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
When an offer is presented to a Seller, should the Buyer Agent be allowed to present when offers are gone over with the Seller? I just had a request from an agent they be there when i present the offers. The request was passed on to the Seller when teh seller asks "So you as the listing agent wor...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 10
This is a fantastic email to share with your clients before a home inspection! It will make the whole inspection go more smoothly and reduce the risk that the inspector will have to come back for a second look. If you are planning on selling a home in the DC metro area, call the Lise Howe Group t...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
Comments 1
 Looking to see if updating your kitchen will increase the value of your home in a sale?  Take a look at Los Altos Homes For Sale and see the following features: Los Altos Luxury Bathrooms Los Altos Pool & Spas Los Altos Updated Kitchens To discuss your specific needs, we are happy to provide you...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, F.C. Tucker/Malcom & Schlueter, Realtors
(Malcom & Schlueter, Realtors (260)704-0843)
Comments 12
It was Friday night at 10:30 pm when we got an accepted offer for our most recent seller.  Usually we don't work that late, but in a market like this one sometimes it's a must.  I thought about waiting until the morning to let them know, but decided that they would probably want to know right the...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 9
After about 10 years or so, we're getting out of the staging business.  From a pure time management standpoint, we probably never should have been doing it at all. But Mary has training and a great eye, she enjoyed it, and it was an attractive free service to offer to our sellers. Over the years,...
By Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island
(Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes)
Comments 0
Our northwest Wisconsin affiliate real estate company, Madeline Island Realty LLC, is pleased to see this post re-blogged. In late May, we began researching statistics on luxury homes sold during the past five years on Madeline Island.  The results were eye-opening. In the past four and one-half ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
When an offer is presented on a property, what is the average time the Listing Agent should take to submit the offer to the Home Seller? Recently I was representing a buyer, we looked at a new owner occupied listing, wrote a strong offer and presented it. The listing agent replied he would wait a...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 0
In an ideal situation, a seller will have ample time to prepare a home to list for sale. This may include time to make necessary repairs, to thoroughly clean the home from top to bottom and to properly stage it. However, in those cases when time is not available to complete all of these steps, th...
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 10
There are some agents in Sacramento who don't respect sellers of short sales and treat them like tenants or squatters, which I've never really understood. When you're selling your home as a short sale, it means you are taking responsibility for the situation and not running away like a dog with y...
By Jessica Hood - Team Leader & ASP, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX Leading Edge)
Comments 2
 Pristine three level townhome with loads of updates and upgrades situated on premium lot that backs to trees in the Piney Orchard subdivision of Odenton.  This home features bump-outs on all three levels that add a sunroom on the main level, a luxury master bath on the upper level and an expande...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 8
For Sale ~ Waterview Pool Home in Cooper City South Florida5136 SW 90th Ave, Cooper City, FL 33328by Broker Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties   Amazing home in the heart of Cooper City, property sits on a really beautiful lot on the golf course with a brilliant pool and a canal. This home...
By Kate McQueen, REALTOR®, Houston Bay Area, League City-Bay Area Homes
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CLEAR LAKE NASA)
Comments 9
Yesterday I posted about the benefits of using a showing service to coordinate showing appointments and how it works. (Link to "How will your agent make sure buyers see your home") Since the feedback tool provided by most showing services is such an important part of marketing your home, I though...