Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Condos, Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report 1/5/16 to 2/5/16, Kristin Johnston, Pewaukee Realtor                       Re-blogged by 0 agents   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in Pewaukee, WI for the la...
By Michael Ackerman, CRS, Top Producer, 19+ Years Experience!
(Zephyr Real Estate)
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Selling - during  Super Bowl 50  Celebrations... Strategy + Synchronicity = Success    This year started with a challenge to sell a superlative property concurrent to San Francisco's hosting of Super Bowl 50!  We welcomed over a hundred buyers coming to view this home in less than 2 weeks.   Muse...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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Recently I accompanied my son when he purchased a new car.  As a general rule I really do not like anything having to do with the car buying process!  This particular time was more tolerable for several reasons. He was dealing with someone I had recommended and trusted. The salesman's reputation ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Considering selling your Scottsdale home but not sure how to go about it? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven process that has resulted in the SALE of every listing we have taken, both Traditional and Short Sale since June 2011. No hy...
What you and many Realtors don't know about Seller Property Disclosure All too many investors are leaving themselves wide open to a lawsuit when not providing Seller Property Disclosure Statements in Arizona.  In Arizona, it is REQUIRED that sellers provide the disclosure statements, EVEN IF THEY...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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How to Sell Your Panorama Heights Home Cedaredge CO This Cedaredge, CO real estate market information is for February, 2016. If you want to sell your Panorama Heights home...then list it NOW. There are no homes for sale in this neighborhood. There's no competition. Inventory is down all over town...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Walnut Trails Home Values change every time a home sells that is comparable to your home. Here are the latest sales that affect Walnut Trails Home Values.Walnut Trails Subdivision is located off of  Jeanwood North of Bristol Street, to Eastlake Drive, East to Walnut Trails Subdivision  is located...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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When is it time to LOWER an asking price of a home for sale? A Home Owner who is listed with one of those big national companies called me to say they have not had a showing since listing 2 months ago. I asked why they were calling me, but before i could finish the woman told me that her neighbo...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Is the First Offer the BEST Offer?   The real estate market is on FIRE,  inventory is very low and there are buyers scouring every listing the moment they hit the market.     Many times you will find multiple offers on a property within the first day or two. Seller asks -  “If the market is so ho...
By Kelley Ward, Real Estate Professional serving Owasso and More!
(Chinowth and Cohen REALTORS)
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  Willow Tree Homes, owned and operated by Melissa Penner and Maggie Reed, offers a variety of services from interior decoration to staging in Owasso, Collinsville, Tulsa and surrounding areas. I interviewed Melissa about her passion for decorating and her unique style. Melissa: "Interior decorat...
By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Here I am again, on the precipice of another life changing event.  This time it is moving from my home to a smaller space.  Downsizing is emotionally difficult and getting the home ready for market and for the move is time-consuming and complex.  As a real estate agent, I know that my clients go ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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If you have been scanning the MLS, there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listin...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Just Why Aren’t You Staging Your House?  Agents are often asked if they suggest staging when listing a home.  And, as a Home Stager, my ears perk up because I am interested in their opinion and perception of Home Staging. Some have never worked with a stager and don’t suggest it unless their clie...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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 After listing this home on Saturday afternoon, we scheduled 10 showings and had 3 GREAT offers in less than 48 hours.  New Berlin Real Estate is HOTTTTT!!!!!! Address: 14100 W Crestview DR New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151-2434 Taxed by: New Berlin MLS #: 1458391           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOcono...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   What is that expression ...When everything Old is New Again ?  Hmmmmm...   What we are seeing in our market of late in the "Luxury Home Category"  (Our Market that is $500,000 plus...yes we know that is not a luxury level on either coast.) are five figure bonuses to Selling Agents and Over the...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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  Address: 1203 Evergreen Dr Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-2319 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1454322           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/MAX Re...
By John Wiley, Your Lee County, FL Real Estate Agent, REDS,SFR
(Jones & Co. Realty)
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5 Important things to do Before Putting Your House on the Market. 1. Have a Pre Sale Home Inspection    Be proactive by arranging for a pre sale home inspection.    An Inspector will be able to give you a good indication of    the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers,       and y...
By James Muhammad, JM Realty Group
(Keller Williams, RC)
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Staying fit with a Busy Lifestyle!With New Year Resolutions slowly coming to a lull, the reasons why we wanted to work out are falling further and further from our mind. And reasons why not to work out seem to start piling up. We have put together a list of reasons why we don’t work out, and adde...
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))
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Why I'm Crazy Excited About My Upcoming $900K Listing In Mesa, AZ... Yes, we came up with a list on everything we love about this 4350 sqft Kensington Groves home! If you need a sneak peek of what its front entry and walkway looks like plus more things to love about this Mesa, AZ home, just click...