Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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An angry Home Seller fired their agent. They called me wanting to know if all Listing Agents want, is for sellers to keep reducing their price for a quick sale.  Her Manchester NH area Home Listing was on the market for 6 months with a national company. My answer to her was that It was time for s...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 18
This little gem from 2007 attracted many comments, several of which were directed at the "jailbird" photo.  Another blast from the past.  Enjoy - and here is a link to the original post:The Price of Fibbing! On Monday we heard from a Buyer's Agent that his Buyer was cancelling the contract based ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 3
As I was updating our database on listings in Tallahassee, I came across a house for sale with the same listing agent since November of 2012. I got to thinking ... what the heck do they talk about during their weekly phone calls?You know, when your listing agent calls you each week to give you an...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
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Coco Plum, Neighborhood of Marathon and Key Colony Beach FloridaDo You Love where you Live?Wondering what your Property Could Sell in Today's Market?305-395-0814Lela Ashkarian, PA, CRS, GRI, e-PRoAnother one SOLD in Coco Plum   Coury Drive Unique Ocean Front LotSOLD! Get a Free Price Point Analys...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 9/5/15-10/5/15, RE/MAX  My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Waukesha for the last 30 days. I love Waukesha, WI and have lived here for many years. I strongly encourage any seller th...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Listing Prices in Gilbert, Arizona September 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. September brought about an unexpected increase across the board in Active median prices, New Median list prices, and Sold median sales prices. Just when we thought th...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Practicing good seller's etiquette When your house goes on the market, your door is not only being opened to prospective buyers, but sometimes to unknown vendors or unqualified buyers. Like any business transaction, there is an expected protocol regarding how sellers, buyers and their agents inte...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 1
Chose Your Listing Agent WiselyA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of escorting a buyer of real estate around the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida area.  The homes we were looking at were in a specific budget and style so there was a narrow list of about six homes for sale that we would be tourin...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 2
SNEAK PEEK! 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Morrison Ranch Home w/ Designer Upgrades! Now who doesn't love Morrison Ranch? With its pecan tree-lined streets, catch and release fishing lake, tot play grounds, walking trails and free belts throughout, no wonder it's one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the seco...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 1
The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week is representative of a typical Scottsdale luxury property. Located in Estancia, which is one of the most highly sought after subdivisions in the area, you will find no lack of custom touches and finishes here. The stonework inside and out cou...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 40
One of the complaints home sellers have when I go to list an expired listing is that the agent put up the sign and then they never heard from the agent.Some complain that the agent does not return phone calls and they could not  leave a voice message on their answering machine most of the time as...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 19
Is Your Bathroom Confusing You?Is it a full bath, or a 3/4 bath? We are having the great bathroom size debate in my office today. It seems those that have been in the business since carbon paper was invented have one opinion and younger agents have another idea.Do you know what size your bathroom...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 8
Jenna Dixon, shared a post some time ago that still can be used today. There are many useful ideas that can & should be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for sharing....
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
A Local agent called to yell at me for writing "bad" about over priced listings. The said they will take every listing at any price and who am I to say otherwise. Yesterday I wrote a blog titled WHY do Real Estate Agents always want Sellers to REDUCE their price? This angry agent at least read my...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Indian Knoll Elementary School, West Chicago, IL - October 2015 About Indian Knoll Elementary School Indian Knoll Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 33, and is located at N645 Indian Knoll Rd in West Chicago, IL. It services homes in West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield. Single-Famil...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Pending Sale in Skyridge Valley Subdivision Clermont FLClermont FL buyers looking for a pool home, you've missed a great opportunity with 877 Woodvale Street Clermont FL as it is now a Pending Listing! If you start your search now, you too can find a pool home priced under $260,000. What a great ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 8
Manor Estates Subdivision is located off of  Bristol Street to Jeanwood (CR 13) south of CR 106.  Manor Estates Subdivision  is located on the east side of the road in OsoloTownship, Elkhart Indiana. Children who live in Manor Estates Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart...
By Irene Medina, PA GRI CRS CDPE SFR TRC, Official Member of GiveBackHomes
Comments 2
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Remodeled 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo!   Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools More       Tamarac Homes For Sale   5780 Rock Island Road Tamarac, FL 33319   Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 780 square feet     BUY THIS C...
By The Scott Loper Team Lansdale & Harleysville PA Homes
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Comments 1
4004 Sarah Court, Collegeville, PA 19426 Asking Price: $299,900 MLS#: 6654077 For a Virtual Tour of 4004 Sarah CtStunning 3 Br / 2.5 B End Unit Townhouse in CollegevilleMeticulously updated and upgraded end unit townhouse situated on a premium lot backing to wooded open space in the desirable com...
By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company)
Comments 4
Lovely Reno Home For Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $960,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,579 sqftLot: 1.02 acre(s)Year Built: 1996MLS #: 150010297 Location 5 Lake MeadowReno, NV 89704USA Terrie Leighton Ferrari-Lun...