Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Geoffrey Jones, Sell my home fast - We buy houses
(Investorwize LLC)
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 When it comes to selling your house fast, your success will usually match the amount of time and effort you place into it. Sellers who are receptive to learning new things about the process are often the most successful. This article has many tips to help you become smarter about real-estate sel...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 49
How to Unpack After You’ve Moved!I’ve moved about 9 times and have learned something with each move.  Having your house on the market and selling it are stressful enough, however, it doesn’t stop there. Now comes the fun part! It’s time to unpack and settle into your new home. The key to making u...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 50
I've been a Home Stager in New Hampshire for many years now, and I'm surprised that the quality of MLS photos hasn't improved very much.  With the growth of the home staging industry and all the media attention I would expect to see a change. The majority of MLS pictures are still average, or bel...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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81929 Sun Cactus Lane, La Quinta, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 1835 SQUARE FEET Get the Final Sales Price! Search All Homes For Sale Signal Hill Homes for Sale Free...
By Wandanna Melliphant, " Wandanna Sells Pickering, Ontario Homes!"
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What Not To Renovate Before Selling Your Home!!Renovating and updating ones home is a task that most homeowners either avoid like the plague or unfortunately become renovating or updating happy and overdo!! What does renovating or updating overdo really mean?This typically means renovating or upd...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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Not every home sells quickly.Sometimes the real work in the sale of a property occurs after the purchase agreement has been accepted.Issues may arise with the home inspection, the appraisal, the title work, underwriting conditions to be met, city permits for work to be done on the property,  all ...
By Marvin Beninson, Grtr Danbury/Ridgefield, CT + Grtr Orlando. FL.
(Keller Williams Classic III)
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If you are looking for an affordable Pool home with no rear neighbors then please come to our: PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 8/30/15 1-4 PM$199,899 16542 GOLDEN EAGLE BLVD CLERMONT FL. 34711This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers a #FirstFloorMaster Bedoom plus three additional bedrooms on the second floor.  It ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
I have been seated at the closing table with clients who couldn't hold it together when they had to sign off on the sale of the home they had loved for so many years.    In the past few years, I have had many clients who were faced with selling the family home they grew up in. For some it was a h...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 16
Today we closed a sale on a nice 3 bed 3 bath town house in Schaumburg IL. This property was a for sale by owner but I convinced the seller to cooperate with Coldwell Banker and do a sale. It ended up as a great situation for all. My clients were able to move here from St Louis and believe it or ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 22
There was a great debate when the Seller must be out of a home when it is sold. Is is before it closes? After it closes? How many days before or how many days after is alright? The legal answer to the question is "When ever it states on the Purchase Agreement that the buyer and seller have signed...
By Michael Brown
(Keller Williams Ballantyne)
Comments 2
Beautiful custom built, 2 Story, full brick home for sale in Wyndham Hall in Waxhaw, NC 28173 Loaded with upgrades. Remodeled master bath, with custom built cabinets, and shower. Large kitchen with tons of cabinets that overlooks the family room, and custom built stone fireplace. Another beautifu...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 11
Now Sold 3439 Hickory Glen, Clarksville TNThis fine looking home caught the eye of some first time home buyers and they wanted to make it their own. This Meadows of Hearthstone home went under contract and less than a month later it is closed. The home at 3439 Hickory Glen is in really good condi...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 13
Talk about a transformation - this one is definitely miraculous!Clients of mine from New York City, inherited the family home after the husband's father passed away.  The house is the same one that my client grew up in,  and let me tell you, he was definitely attached.  His dad, who passed away a...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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  The Fall market as we all know can be a very busy time in the world of real estate. That’s when there are usually an abundance of homes for buyers to choose from, making the choice difficult at times.   The Fall market in my area typically begins about mid September, after Labour day and when t...
By Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island
(Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes)
Comments 1
Testimonial From a Bloomington, Minnesota Home Seller We're proud to display all our testimonials, but this one is significant because it addresses an important point. Client Bob Ronning, wrote, "Not only did Eric Kodner get us the price we wanted for our home in Bloomington, but he also took the...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Don't Wear Your Feelings on Your Sleeve, Mr. SellerSelling a home can be brutal, especially from a seller's perspective. I can seem that the cards are stacked against you when in fact with the right representation the situation can be very much in the favor of the seller. Keep emotions out of it ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hillcrest Elementary School, Elgin, IL - August 2015 About Hillcrest Elementary School Hillcrest Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 80 N Airlite St in Elgin, IL. It services homes in Elgin and Streamwood. Single-FamilyHomes8 Condos &Townhomes5 Foreclosuresfor S...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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1354 Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown RI Home In AgreementThis custom built North Kingstown RI real estate property in the highly desired Saunderstown neighborhood has found the right buyers.  Situated on 2 acres with stone walls, 2 car gambrel garage, paved driveway and specimen tree plantings.  S...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
What is FSBO?The acronym stands for For Sale By Owner.And as a business person, this acronym stands for.....Free (or Fastest)Source ofBusinessOpportunityHere's an excellent way to earn the business from FSBO, thanks to Pamela Madore for the idea in this re-blog. Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Gr...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 6
Another North Kingstown RI Home Sold | Quidnessett Area596 Potter Rd North Kingstown Home Sold It took just 2 weeks to get a full price offer for this Quidnessett neighborhood home at 596 Potter Road in North Kingstown RI real estate.  Happy sellers and contented buyers is what makes a great real...