Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 61
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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 37
A shortage of available homes for sale these last couple years has certainly made it easier to currently sell a vacant home.  However, the same pitfalls that relate to selling empty houses more quickly, and at best price remain. For sellers who have experienced a job change or other event which r...
By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 9
Five Things That Will Help Your Home Sell Fast There are a lot of factors that will determine how quickly your house is sold, and it's important to tackle the factors you can control. If you're still living in your home while trying to sell it, these are a few simple ideas that can help speed up ...
By Jeri & Henri Gutner, CRS,GRI
(Long and Foster Real Estate)
Comments 0
How Does Having a Pet Impact Your Home's Value and Saleability? by The Gutner Team              Everyone loves pets – except the prospective buyer who is looking at your home. One of the fastest ways to decrease your home’s resale value is to have a pet. Does this mean you need to get rid of tha...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 46
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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 1/8/16-2/8/16 by Kristin Johnston, Milwaukee Realtor My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Milwaukee, WI for the last 30 days.  Are you looking to buy a condo in Milwaukee?  Wondering what ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Brookfield WI Real Estate 1/7/16-2/7/16, Brookfield WI Home Sales   Re-blogged by 0 agents   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Brookfield,WI For the Last 30 Days:Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report giv...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 3
Divorce is supposed to happen to other people.  Then one day, it’s you who is standing at the edge of a precipice.  Divorce, an emotional path littered with misunderstandings, broken promises, tears and ultimately, hard decisions, is tough to recover from.  Children, friends and family are caught...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 91
Listing your home for sale?  Let the judging begin!   You can't sell a house without it being judged...prepare to be judged by anyone and everyone who see your MLS pictures. Home buyers begin their search online,  clicking through photos at lightening speed. Judgment is cast within seconds...if a...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 1
Make sure gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burningEnsure pets won't hinder inspection. Replace any burned out light bulbsTest all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if neededClean or replace dirty HVAC Air Filters. Move wood, stored items, debr...
By James Muhammad, JM Realty Group
(Keller Williams, RC)
Comments 1
 Affordable things to do for Valentine’s Day Part 1 of 5I think many, if not all would agree that one day out of the year is not enough to show or tell someone you care about how much you Love them. Love is an action word and should be displayed consistently throughout the year. Now if you haven’...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 39
Is there a minimum number of showings a home should have before the seller accepts a home? Most reasonable people will tel you it only takes 1 showing if the buyer is ready, willing and able to purchase and makes an acceptable answer. Not all sellers or listing agents think that though, take a M...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 16
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 The Myers Team | Las Vegas Top Real Estate Agents, Nobody Finds BUYERS Faster Than The MYERS
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
Comments 0
Las Vegas, Nevada -- Hiring an attorney to Short Sale your home can be costly, and does NOT guarantee any better outcome.  While some attorneys have capitalized on the distressed housing market these past few years, there is absolutely no need to pay anyone to Short Sale your home, and this inclu...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 1
This is truly one of the most beautiful homes in Chandler's Ryan Estates. The best part? All you need to bring is your toothbrush and PJ's... it's fully furnished and turnkey! This custom estate has everything you could possibly imagine. When you step through the majestic front doors, your heart ...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
Comments 31
Sellers Showing Tips We suggest whether selling a single-family, condo or townhouse keeping your home in top condition and making it ready for showings is essential to get offers and possibly multi-offers.  Buyer’s notice everything and what they don’t notice their agent is sure to point out so i...
By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Comments 4
Putting your home up for sale can seem like an endless list of to-dos. By focusing on these five things, you will only put time and energy into projects that will bring you the most profit.1. Make sure your house is meticulously clean both inside AND outsideGet all of the bulky, unnecessary furni...
By Manish Chanda, Albuquerque and Santa Fe Area Real Estate
(Everest Peak Realty @ Keller Williams)
Comments 0
With energy bills becoming even more expensive, the importance of energy efficiency has grown exponentially, as a key component of many home buyer's wish lists.​This is indeed part of a global trend. In Britain, for example, every home that comes onto the market is required to have its "carbon fo...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 14
Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller: This is an update to my post from a few weeks ago where I indicated available inventory was low. It's even lower now! Right now buyers in Monroe NY have little choice when it comes to finding the right home. As can be seen by the below, inventory has significan...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
Comments 0
Are looking to accentuate your high rise? Your unit may be surrounded by other high rise condos or apartments. Add some "depth" and some fun and appeal. Looking directly at a wall outside your condo's window can be limiting and boring.  How about some 3-D art on floors, walls or the driveway to i...