Home Selling

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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 47
I am tall. Well, not super tall, just a bit taller then average. The problem is that I can also see higher then average. And I have quite a few buyer clients who are way taller then me and obviously they can see even higher. For some reason many home sellers expect their potential home buyers to ...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 34
In response to all the homeowners who routinely overprice their homes, refusing to give weight to carefully prepared market reports and hoping to be paid extra for all the good times that transpired between their four walls, I say this: As you already know or may have heard, moving is one of the ...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 9
 What angle are you using to take your pictures from? Are you getting the best pictures possible for your listings? You only have a few seconds to capture someone's attention so make sure you do it right!  Here are a few examples of some really bad Real Estate photos ... Are you LOOKING FOR THE H...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 21
You have decided to sell your home. You've seen the TV shows about Home Staging and you know that preparation and presentation of your home are very important.You want your home to look it's best, but you aren't exactly sure what "it's best " actually is. You aren't alone.Most sellers find the ex...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 21
It's been quite a while since time did not permit me to get this weekly post out but last week was just too much of a whirlwind for me to write it. However, this week has been much more manageable. In this week's edition of Animals of the MLS we have a curious and inquisitive little guy who has b...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 19
Why You Should Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your House?Most home buyers hire a licensed inspector to have their future home inspected. Home inspectors may be able to uncover existing problems as well as those who may cause problems in the future.It is always a good idea for sellers to get...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 27
With foreclosures there is usually very little property information available except what a prospective buyer can glean from public records.  Additionally, a good property inspector can likely provide some other very useful information.   Perhaps the neighbors may know something about the propert...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 19
Your family has just learned they must sell Granny's house, and it isn't the kind of place that will appeal to the current market.  You know!  All of the people who are learning all they know about real estate from HGTV? The decor is a combination of "That 70's Show" and Chippendale.  Since Grann...
By Cathy Perry
(RedKey Realty Leaders)
Comments 4
If you are placing your home on the market, or perhaps having an influx of workmen in your home for a major remodeling project, it's a wise idea to secure your valuables. If your home is for sale, t can be a challenge for an agent (even with help) to keep an eye on every attendee at a crowded ope...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 0
 ►►SELL NOW for a Fair Cash Offer!! We Buy Charleston Houses for Cash (Summerville) > ►Do you have a House to SELL to us? We Buy Mobile Homes and Houses for Cash! End The Search and Start the Process Today! Any Price Range Or Location in Charleston County South Carolina See How Our Process Works ...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 1
Putting your home on the market may be the last thing you have on your mind.But as you know, life happens. Things change. You might unexpectedly find yourself in the position of wanting or having to quickly sell your home.It happens more often than you might think. In fact, according to studies i...
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 2
Even though agents explain how we arrived at a sales price, or at least that's how this Sacramento Realtor operates, I justify the numbers I present and don't just pull them from thin air, I find that some sellers don't really care and don't really listen. They just want that bottom-line number a...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 10
Heritage Creek Estates  in Warminster Bucks county is a 55plus, active adult community . The community has an indoor pool as well as outdoor pool, tennis courts, social room, game room, exercise room, card room and lots of activities. It is located close to the Heritage Creek   public golf course...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 1
Woodfield Villa's Home Values change whenever a home sells that is comparable to yours. Here are the most current sales that will affect Woodfield Villa's Home Values. Have you considered building your next home? New Home Construction  in Woodfield Villas is ongoing, and there are currently sever...
By Romy Campbell, REALTOR
(Pacific Union Christie's International Real Estate)
Comments 1
   While you know that you need to present your Santa Rosa  home at its finest when you want to sell, it can hurt your feelings just a little to spend money on improvements for someone else to enjoy.  Here are 8 ways you can make your home look more appealing to potential buyers - with purchases ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 16
All over the country, the inventory in the real estate market is tight.  More people want to buy houses and condos than there are sellers.  And even when there are sellers, those sellers then become buyers once again - often in the same area in a different price range.So let's say there is a move...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Oconomowoc for the last 30 days.  Are you looking to buy a house in Oconomowoc?  Wondering what your Oconomowoc Home is worth?  Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at kjohnston@rem...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
The Celtic Connection Realty Team - We Take the High RoadSolutions Real Estate - Multi-Million Dollar Producers 2004-2015 Direct: 480-987-9322 Cell: 480-612-7968 Fax: 800-410-9607  To search for homes go to our web sites:http://www.QueenCreekRealEstateSolution.com   (includes San Tan Valley)http:...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 8
Look who wants in . . . And check out the clutter.  Would your buyers be interested in looking further?  Suggestions?Thanks Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert  It's been quite a while since time did not permit me to get this weekly post out but last week was just too much of a whirlwind for...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Zephyr Real Estate)
Comments 2
Establishing Cost Basis, Valuation and Equity for a Marital Home in DivorceWhen a couple calls it quits, they ultimately must ask “What’s mine?”  Assume this hypothetical couple bought their house in a community property state with no separate assets involved in the purchase of their primary resi...