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By Joyce Thomas, Anthem Merrill Ranch AZ Real Estate
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
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When clients ask me about home staging, I always tell them "less is more".  What I mean by that is being a minimalist.  This is when the look of the home is streamlined and orgnaized.  It creates a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Many people think by "less is more" that I want their home bare...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 51
The Door Knob Falling Off in My Hand Was Just My First Clue During a recent broker caravan, I walked into the house with cute curb appeal and drought tolerant landscaping.   It was a warm yet not oppressively hot day and the the door was slightly ajar.   I closed it behind me and the door knob fe...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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"Can I use their bathroom?" The answer from me has always been YES. You can use the home sellers toilet. Home sellers should be prepared for buyers, their agents, the home inspector, the appraiser and just about ANYONE else who enters the home to "use the bathroom."Home sellers should leave adequ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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When selling your house, “Must Love Dogs” is not the movie you want to show.  If you ask any real estate agent for a top ten list of things that can derail the sale of your home, pets and pet odors are right up there.It’s not that buyers don’t like pets.  In fact many buyers have their own set of...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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8468 Elusive Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Vacant View Lot!  BACK ON THE MARKET!Buyer did not perform, here is your chance to buy this great view lot in the Sunset Strip area.  Nearby there is another larger parcel on the market. Please contact me directly for more details!  Fantastic View Lot...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 In  "four season states" like Wisconsin....there is a belief among some Sellers and  potential Sellers that Spring is the very best time to put a house on the market. The weather is beginning to warm up and the thinking is that the housing market  does that as well.   What we know as seasoned R...
By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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   Open House Today, 09/05/2015748 Caminito Francisco Unit (Call Agent)Chula Vista, Ca. 91913www.1stprimerealty.com
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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While the goal is to get the highest possible closing price in a reasonable amount of time listing a property above market value often turns away prospects and decreases the likelihood of a successful sale (see chart A).  An overly aggressive price prevents a property from taking advantage of a k...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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If You Can't Get the Buyer in the Front Door, You Can't Sell the HouseI attended an agent open house the other day and the curb appeal was a little lacking. Then upon seeing the front door I was shocked at the sign I saw. No wonder this house hadn't sold yet with that type of warning.Though it ma...
By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
(Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765)
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3 Bedroom Flagstaff Pinnacle Pine End Unit Town House for Sale!       Gorgeous, turn-key Pinnacle Pine end unit 3 bedroom Town home!  This home offers a great floor plan--a family room/dining room and a living room to spread out in. The kitchen is open with a breakfast bar and easy access to the...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Price Improvement 85 Pheasant Run N.Kingstown RI Luxury Home This standout luxury Quail Hollow home built by one of RI's premier builders, Rocco Sammartino, at 85 Pheasant Run in the Saunderstown neighborhood of North Kingstown RI is improving on its price for buyers. It is upgraded and outstandi...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Empty Walls...Sad Houses Recently on a broker tour of a newly listed home, I noticed many empty walls. As someone who has been called a minimalist on more than one occasion, I don’t necessarily have an issue with sparsely decorated spaces.   I’m sure someone told these homeowners to take down the...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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In August 2015 there were 143 sales in the Williamsburg, James City County and York County area of Virginia Click here to view these listingsThe lowest price sale was $68,000.  The highest price sale was $960,000.  These homes ranges in size from 736 square feet to 4781 square feet. For informati...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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  SOLD by Jill MurtyA Home in 'The Village' Neighborhood of Coto de Caza Several weeks ago, a nice couple walked into an open house I was hosting at one of my listings.  Just yesterday, escrow closed on the fantastic home they will soon be moving into in The Village neighborhood of Coto de Caza. ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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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. - Someone showing the house asked if renters lived there...
By Wayne Bennett, Real Estate...As It Should Be
(One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931)
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    Get Your House In Tip-Top Shape For Listing Photos!"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" and "What You See Is What You Get" are two well known phrases that you need to focus on when getting your house ready to put on the market. More and more buyers house hunt online, which means that the im...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Buena Vida in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report June 2014 Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You feel as tho...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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 Sugar Pond Manor in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report June 2015  Sugar Pond Manor in Wellington Fl is a wonderful and serene residential community. You’ll certainly admire its lush and lovely trees, interesting interweaving paths, and winding walkways which make strolling around the...