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By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 23
Feedback:  Careful What You Take From ItReading a post by Scott Godzyk today talking about when an offer isn't an offer, there seemed to be a misread on the part of the For Sale By Owner seller who thought feedback was the beginning of an offer.  If a buyer said, "We would buy the house if it wer...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 30
WHY do some home sell while other seem to stay on the market for ever? This is one of the most asked questions by home owners who have listed their homes for sale, but they have not sold. Here in the Manchester NH area over all there is a shortage of homes for sale. Many of our new listings sell ...
By Emily Medvec, Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
(Keller Williams Santa Fe)
Comments 0
In Santa Fe NM and everywhere else today, every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize the financial reward when selling their home. But, how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to insuring you get the highest price possible.1. Price it a LITTLE L...
By David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale, Your local Expert
Comments 54
Why anyone would not protect themselves from future liability is beyond me.  Here in the state of Arizona, it is the law that a seller must disclose material (important) facts about the property. Every day I do searches for clients in our local MLS.  There are generally several homes I come acros...
By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
Comments 0
3951 Wellington Street, Port Coquitlam, BC 3 Bedroom 1/2 Duplex Oxford Heights HomeFor Sale FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/   FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/ FULL LISTING DETAILS http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/3951 Wellington Street, Port Coquitlam...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 17
 I received another wonderful client testimonial today.  I thought I would share it with all of you.  "Kristin was a referral to my husband and I from my brother and we could not be more pleased with her work and commitment to helping us find and purchase our first home! Her response time was fas...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 4
Westport, Ridgefield and Wilton Home SalesThe past two weeks have been a time for giving thanks.  We just celebrated my mother-in-law's 100th birthday, we had our whole family together and we had three home closings in short succession.   So much to be thankful for!Take a look at these 3 fabulous...
By Richard L. McKinney P.A., For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
Comments 1
 True story....
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 Lynnwood Condominiums are selling faster - Is it time to sell?How fast are local condominiums in our area selling? Alot faster than we have seen over the past several years. As the economy has improved and lending criteria have relaxed, more consumers are once again making moves into nice condit...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 8
                     Thank You Saint Joseph You Do Rule in Real Estate  It has to be the smiles and chuckles that make a real estate agent like me enjoy the day when a potential seller is preparing their home for market.  Now we are planning months in advance and this seller likes to be totally p...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 17
  Address: N19W26734 Milkweed Ln A Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072-5658 Taxed by: Pewaukee MLS #: 1451596           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston  RE/...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 22
We've got a two for one in this weeks Animals of the MLS. Who doesn't enjoy watching dogs splash around in water whether that be at the lake or in a backyard swimming pool? I think it would be a pretty safe bet to say these two friends spend many hours cooling off and making waves together in thi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
Are Reality shows causing confusion in Real Estate? There is NO doubt that Home Buyers, Sellers and even some agents are confused with TODAY'S Real Estate Market. Who to believe? Who to listen to? There are conflicting stories not only in the MANCHESTER NH area market but with the national news m...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
We buy houses Sumter County Florida   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com  .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole,...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 18
 With divorce as a part of our practice...short sales are part ot it as well.  The people who financed with 80/20 loans or those with little money down are now finding themselves upside down in divorce.In many areas the market has improved...But it has not improved to the extent that no money or...
By Bob Taylor
(Bob Taylor Properties, Inc.)
Comments 0
958 Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, Offered for lease at: $1,350.00 per monthComfortable 1 bedroom 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, room with stack washer and dryer, bathroom with tub and shower, hardwood floors, window a/c in the living room, portable a/c in the b...
By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
  11336 County Road 742, Almont is a unique and rare opportunity to own a piece of the Taylor Canyon. A year round vacation property on ten acres of untouched Coloradan wilderness, this property is as beautiful as it is pristine. The main cabin, which was recently remodeled offers a clean, bright...
By Patti Irwin, No Pressure, No Sales Pitch, Just Expert Advice!
(HomeSmart Premier-Fountain Hills AZ Real Estate)
Comments 1
I work with HomeSmart Premier and I am developing a niche for selling homes that other Realtors couldn't sell. It came quite by accident as I was not prospecting for expired listings. I was hired this year by 5 different home owners who actually found me online, to sell their homes. All the homes...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 22
Your Left Behind Treasures May Be Someone Else's Trash There have been several situations this year where the sellers have left behind some unwanted items that were not requested in the sales contract. Unfortunately the buyers didn't want these gifts and interpreted it as junk left behind by the ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 18
How do you know if an offer is a GOOD offer when it comes to buying a home? How do you know the Buyer is Serious? How about Real? These are all questions Manchester NH area Home Sellers ask.  A local home owner was selling his home himself. The phone rings... A buyer came through the home and sai...