Home Selling

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By Coral Gundlach
(Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia)
Comments 15
I just had a closing today for a wonderful home that sold after one showing and 0 days on market for full list price. This will not be a typical Realtor post where I brag about what a great job I did, but instead, I am sad. For this house was owned by some dear friends of mine who are moving to S...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 2
275 Mcgarity Dr.Beautiful Home in Beautiful Neighborhood! 4-side brick beauty; 3 BR 2.5 BA w/ finished bonus as 4th bedroom; Sunny open plan, Master on main, gorgeous dark wide plank hardwood floors complement dark beadboard chair rail in sep. dining room; High-ceilinged family room w/modern fla...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 32
Why Should Sellers Have Their Home Inspected Before Listing?It’s very common for buyers to pay for a home inspection when purchasing a home. It allows the buyer to know of any issues with the home and make a decision on whether or not they want to proceed with the purchase. Why would a seller wan...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Oconomowoc WI Real Estate, 7/4/15-8/4/15, Kristin Johnston, REMAX   By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center        Real Estate Report For Oconomowoc, By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor          My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My marketr...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 29
I got a call from a Manchester NH area Home Owner who asked if I could tell her how to tell if a home is Over priced. I asked her if her home was for sale and she said yes. I asked her the address and I looked it up in MLS. There it was plain as day with the gleaming picture of a room, not sure w...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 7
When you list your home for sale the focus should be on preparing and presenting it to appeal to the most people possible.  It's not about YOU....your taste, your style, your comfort or your convenience.  It's about THEM, potential buyers, and what will be visually and emotionally appealing to TH...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 6
You'll need to pass through your own private gated entry and travel down a unique reclaimed cobblestone driveway to get to the most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week. A spectacularly large front door made of glass and iron is your gateway into this massive luxury home located in the h...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
Comments 1
Fort Myers * Cape Coral * Pine Island *Bonita Springs * Sanibel Island * Lehigh Acres * Port Charlotte. Specializing in Waterfront, Gulf Access, Luxury, New Construction . Home Valuations . Free Home Valuations*My Home Buyers benefit from over 14 years of experience in contract negotiating, revie...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 3
Listing Prices in Gilbert, Arizona July 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. July saw declines across the board in Sold, Active and New listing prices here in Gilbert, Arizona. The busy Summer housing market appears to be coming to an early end thi...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
Yet another month is behind us.  We had 32 closings in Central Florida in July 2015.  Here is a sampling of some of the properties we sold for customers last month.                               Red Oak                                                                       Ottawa  1.  Red Oak Cour...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 14
  Sold in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin 78726  My motivated seller wasted no time in preparing his home for the NW Austin housing market and the result is exactly what he anticipated: Another home SOLD in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin 78726, courtesy of Dorie Dillard with ...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
Comments 7
August 2015 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5  Waterway Estates, Satellite Beach  -  We invite everyone to visit our open house at 450 Nautilus Dr on August 9 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.Property infor...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 26
The Buyer wants to make the strongest offer possible to get the home of their dreams, so he might waive certain contingencies in the contract like the Home Inspection. However, a popular alternative approach to waiving the home inspection completely and going into negotiations blind is to have a ...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 11
In a perfect world, Charlotte home sellers have plenty of time to prepare their home to list and SELL. This would include time to pre-inspect, make necessary repairs, thoroughly clean the home and properly stage it for showings.  However, as we all know, there are those cases when time is not on ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 6
Depersonalizing a home for sale is a common strategy that most home sellers have either read about or seen promoted on HGTV. There are certain aspects of depersonalizing that matter & others that simply do not. To me, depersonalizing a home means to quite simply, create and offer an appeal to the...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 0
Dealing with the Emotional Stress of Selling Your Childhood HomeSelling a childhood home can be emotionally stressful and even traumatizing. This is more than a house; it is a home where years and even decades of memories have been made and where lives have been lived. While selling a childhood h...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 1
Patty Blackwelder  my identical twin sister  went with me the other day to meet some homeowners who live in Clifton Virginia who called us about selling their five bedroom, three and a half bath home.home.  "What a pleasant surprise it was to not only see their home but to be asked to market and...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
Comments 0
 SOLD!     Large Four Bedroom House For Sale in Southwest Springfield! With 2700 Square Feet, this Home Offers 2 Living Areas, and an Office that could be a 5th Bedroom. The Living Room Has Gorgeous Hardwood Floors, and a Floor to Ceiling Fireplace. The Hardwood Floors extend into the Kitchen and...
By Evan Ryan
(Buy and Sell Group)
Comments 0
 SOLD!  All Brick House For Sale! Large Kitchen and Dining Area with Peninsula for Extra Seating. Check out the Beautifully Updated Bathrooms. Big, Fenced in Backyard with Covered Patio. Well taken care of, Move In Ready Home.    Congratulations to Our SellersOf This Springfield MOHouse!   NOW IS...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
  Some people believe that the only way to define "Fair Market Value" is the price paid by a willing buyer to a willing Seller.....that would be a good definition...IF that was the only definition for this term....but clearly....it is not. If you are a listing agent....and have been on any numbe...