Home Selling

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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 45
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 26
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 14
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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
    Are you thinking of Selling your home in Waukesha                                          County ?         Right now in many neighborhoods in Waukesha County, we are experiencing what we call "Thin-Ventory"...many Buyers and not as many Sellers as are needed to fill the demand for housing in...
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 8
I know you've heard it before and probably don't believe it, but an agent who is incapable of defending her commission is very unlikely to possess the negotiation skills that are necessary to adequately protect her seller during contract discussions or even escrow, for that matter. When I made an...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
The first offer is the best offer - most of the time.Experience has taught me this.However, what does the sellers think of the first offer?Well, they hope that the next offer will be even better - and wait for something that may never happen!In this post, Laurie Murray shares this trap along with...
By Kyle Hiscock, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Realtor®, e-PRO®
(Nothnagle Realtors)
Comments 3
A divorce is not something that anyone looks forward too nor expects when they tie the knot.  The reality is that divorce happens.  A divorce can be emotionally draining, frustrating, tricky, and many other things.When you add into the picture a marital home, it can get downright crazy.  Homeowne...
By Robert May, Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Comments 53
Separating the Lookers from the Buyers      As a Lethbridge real estate professional who has helped move thousands of people and completed hundreds of successful transactions over 23 year, I have developed some particular tools and techniques that make the way I do business much more efficient.  ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 49
A Boomer’s Guide to Selling Your Home-  14 Tips You Can UseBaby Boomers in Palm Beach County who plan on selling their home may be facing a new generation of buyers...The Millennials. They were born somewhere in the early 1980s to the early 2000s.  Much has been written about this generation … wh...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 18
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 Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Keller Williams Benchmark Properties)
Comments 2
The J-Team just listed this beautiful Heritage Pointe home in Union City, CA 94587. This light, bright and airy home has a very spacious floor plan of 3,020 sq ft and lot size of 6,404 sq ft.Featuring vaulted ceilings upon entry, hardwood floors run throughout main living areas. The naturally bri...
By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Comments 0
3 Reasons You’re Struggling to Sell Your Home If you are ready to sell your home, it’s not uncommon to run into a few roadblocks in the process. From decor to location to your inner hoarder taking full reign, the possible problems you could run into are endless and unique to each property. In sev...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 1
If your Northern Virginia home is on the market and home inspection or the HOA inspection cited a violation for you as a home seller to paint the exterior of your home. With the winter temperatures, we had in Jan/Feb of 2016 it is impossible to paint the exterior or caulk the exterior. As a North...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 64
I recently received a call from a woman who wanted more information on home staging. Her home had been on the market for 3 months with very little interest. Her agent suggested "decluttering" but didn't provide any specifics on what should be done.When she asked her agent for more advice she got ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 12
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 63
The phone rings and the lady tells me "no one will list my home as they say it is too messy". I list and sell Bank Owned homes, messy does not scare me. I headed over to this Manchester NH area home. Looking back it was listed for a year and went unsold. I arrived and the exterior was over grown...
By Sasanna Strozier, Realtor serving the Atlanta Metro area.
(Keller Williams Realty - First Atlanta)
Comments 2
If you are ready to sell your Atlanta area home, pay special attention to your master suite, both the bedroom and bathroom. When it comes to staging your master suite, think of it as a luxury hotel room and potential buyers will be invited right in. A sense of clean, comfortable amenities is easi...
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 3
VIDEO SNEAK PEEK: Upcoming $900K Listing In Kensington Groves Mesa, AZ3010 E Glencove Cir Mesa AZ 85213 Phenomenal backyard w/ pool, BBQ, outdoor kitchen and huge patio on large cul-de-sac lot. Completely rebuilt in 2014 with w/ top of the line granite countertops, gorgeous flooring and designer ...
By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Reilly Realtors)
Comments 0
Marriage can be a beautiful, loving union and some marriages seem to go the distance while others crash and burn.   No one expects to one day be divorced and back on their own but unfortunately it can happen. Here are some tips for getting through a divorce.    1.   Lean on your friends and loved...