Home Selling

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By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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For the most part, buyers are looking for a "Move In Ready" or "Turn Key" home that will allow them to be very happy with very little effort other than personal touches.  They are looking to get the most for their buck!Here are a list of things you can do ... Paint the walls and trim a neutral co...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
Comments 3
Staging in Vaughan and Toronto GTA we are asked by agents how to introduce staging to their occupied listing clients and how to incorporate it into their listing presentations.We ask the agent to explain to the seller that most people are unable to "see" their own home as others view it.Buyers wa...

By Steve Fox
(DFW Urban Realty)
Comments 0
Once we have marketed your Rockwall home successfully, there follows the delightful interlude during which the eager buyer awaits your response to his or her offer. It will be 100% delightful if, in evaluating the offer, all details are as you hoped and expected. But many times, evaluating an off...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 2
Sunday, January 15, 2017 Top Ten Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale    Top Ten Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale 1. Before you put your house on the market, even if you think it is in pristine condition, contact Real Estate agent Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  to walk ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
    We suspect every listing presentation, in part, explains how the price of a house is determined..."The Market"....evil spirit some feel it is....makes that choice.   Sellers expecting a greater return...because of their investment, financial position, pride of ownership, expectation....and th...

By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 8
According to the Real Estate law in Indiana, we as the Selling agent, must present ALL OFFERS.  Everyone is looking for a deal, so I expect to get some of these rediculous low offers.  It is our duty to explain to our seller that the offer is not an insult to his or her beautiful home. The blog b...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 2
If You are Selling Your Prospect CT Home in 2017, Now is the Time to PrepareFor Prospect CT Home owners that are looking to sell their home in 2017, it is essential to make the home as attractive as possible and to ensure that it gets its best exposure. While it is still too cold to do anything o...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 9
Pheasant Run has seen slow sales activity over the last three years, because there haven't been many homes on the market to sell. Like other neighborhoods in the area, Pheasant Run has also seen some price improvement.  In 2014 three homes sold with an average selling price of $139,933 and a medi...

By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 26
I used to set off burglar alarms on a weekly basis. I had a little phobia, and on more than one occasion, I had to root through my purse for my real estate license when Officer Friendly pulled up in her patrol car and I had to justify being at the scene of what she thought might be a crime.  But ...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 16
This is one of those neighborhoods where we don't see a lot of turnover. Sales numbers are normally low, because this is a neighborhood that people love to call home.  2016 was the best year for sales out of the last three years. There were three sales with an average selling price of $153,166. I...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 0
I think we've all encountered buyers that Katie Coleman refers to in this post as "Difficult", though I'm sure we all have some other names we may call them during the process.    Lawsuits by home buyers who have “buyer’s remorse” appear to be happening more and more with the increase in sales an...

By Ingrid Pierson, DRE 00560598 - 800-530-9421
(Pierson Real Estate and Investments)
Comments 1
What a wonderful reminder of what winter days yield and the positie steps for successful winter sales.  It could well read Selling a California Foothills Home in Winter...     Some folks live for our local winters. For them, the brisk air is a tonic; longer night times are invitations to enjoy th...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 4
West Ador is a Cedaredge neighborhood that has seen a lot of price improvement over the last year. In the past this neighborhood experienced a fairly high foreclosure rate that caused property values to drop. Those values are coming back. Let's take a look at that the sales history for the last t...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Finding a buyer for the home you’re selling can get frustrating at times. In fact, even when you’ve found a qualified buyer, the selling process might be painstakingly long. This useful information shares 7 home selling procedures that can help speed up the sale. See our recommendations here Inte...

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com, Florida Space Coast Homes
(airRErealty)
Comments 8
I listed and sold this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage home in the Heritage Isle 55+ gated neighborhood. It is located in the master planned community of Viera, FL.The community is gated with tons of amenities like pool, clubhouse, hot tub, shuffle board, tennis, pool table room, fitness ...

By Tracey Lavoll, Lavoll Real Estate Group serving Palm Beach County
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 4
660 Amador Lane #4, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 $170,000 Beautiful condo w/ granite counters, tiled flooring, volume ceilings, and one car garage.  The den is located on the first floor.  The second floor contains the kitchen, dining and living areas plus additional half bath.  The two master bedro...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
When I get to write a post like this one it reminds me of why I do what I do and why I love what I do.  In the end it all boils down to HELPING PEOPLE.  I truly love to help people.  It is true - I am paid for what I do. I certainly deserve to be paid for my work. I am a small business owner not ...

By Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 114
When is an offer an insult? An offer is never an insult..  an offer is...exactly that, it's an offer to purchase or buy your home or land or commercial property.   The person making the offer has indicated a desire to own your property, home, land.. that is a complement, not an insult.    The per...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 28
What Are The Biggest Issues Today With Appraisals on San Jose Homes?  Professionals in the real estate and appraisal industry know the number one issue today with appraisals on San Jose homes.  Many home buyers may not realize the impact of appraisals when they offer to purchase a San Jose home. ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
What I Thought Would Be My Last Closed San Jose Short Sale  I recently signed off my sellers on what I thought would be my last San Jose Short Sale. After the signing my clients and I stayed in the conference room at Chicago Title Company and chatted.  My seller expressed his gratitude and apprec...