Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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If you are a Florida home seller, this is a blog post by Kathy Streib you must read. She provides excellent advice to ensure potential buyers feel welcomed and at home the minute they walk through your front door. It can get brutally hot in the summer months, be sure to read on and follow her tip...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 8
Staging Your House for a Summer Sale!Ninety-degree weather and the absence of snowbirds here in South Florida does not mean that home selling comes to a halt.  There are still buyers who are looking for the right property.  Some families are ready to make the move before the start of the next sch...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 1
Another Gainesville, VA Townhouse in Carterwood SOLD!This Gainesville, VA garage townhouse in the subdivision of Carterwood, hit the market on April 10th (2015) priced at $319,500.  A townhouse very similar, with one less half bathroom, had just been sold by me for $318,000.   That was the ration...
By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Hometowne Realty Clayton East)
Comments 4
Like New Custom Built 4 Bedroom Home in Cassedale Subdivision Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $320,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,900 sqftLot: 1.14 acre(s)Year Built: 2013MLS #: 2015172 Location 244 Crestdale DrClayton,...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Although I recommend Pre-sale home inspection, in the absence of the pre-sale home inspection, this is a great way to prepare the sellers for the sale of the home.Thanks a lot Fred Griffin for these tips.       Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and ...
By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Comments 1
Super Happy we have our previous format !!!Thanks Gary DiGiorgio303 898 GARY
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 62
Seller Checklist When Leaving a Vacant Unsold HouseSummer is busy when it comes to moving and many homes in Clarksville TN will not be sold when the sellers move out. This poses a concern for sellers as to what they should do if they want to continue to keep it their homes on the market for sale....
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 68
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 2
Rain Silverhawk had 3 sales this week.Congratulations to the Currys for their new property in Sandpoint Idaho This 20 acre parcel backs up to USFS land has no near neighbors in sight, Has a 55x50 2750 sqft shop with 5 roll up doors, 4 hydraulic lifts, drilled well and installed septic. The bonus ...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 0
Congratulations BJ and Samantha on your new home in Clark Fork Idaho!  Cozy & rustic two bedroom cabin located inthe small, close-knit community of ClarkFork. This home is situated in the heart oftown with all the local conveniences just afew blocks away… parks, churches, postoffice, middle schoo...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®                         Your Moorpark Neighborhood Specialists Buying a Home This Summer                     Selling Your Home This SummerThe trail to a recovery in home sales volume is blazed by auto sales. Willingness to purchase a car is historically indicative of the...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
SOLD in the Houston Springs Subdivision in Perry GASOLD in Perry GAHelping sellers market their home and find the right buyer is what I love to do. Fortunately, this home in a 55+ community was exactly what the out-of-state buyer was looking for. The result is another home SOLD in the Houston Spr...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
1503 Oak #213 Evanston IL Pending Sale Oak CourtThis property was listed by Realtor Noah Seidenberg for only 13 days and is now under contract. A nice 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in an elevator building in downtown Evanston will get a happy new owner. It had previously been on the market with a differ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 19
DC Ranch is a highly prestigious and award winning luxury community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Silverleaf is an even more exclusive section of DC Ranch. This is where the Most Expensive Home sold in Arizona last week is located. The private entry gate and driveway are lined with beautiful desert sce...
By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor - Greenville SC Homes for S
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
Comments 3
14 E Birkhall Circle, Greenville, SC - This Gorgeous Home was Sold in Just 26 Days by PRODUCER Realty!! Property VIDEO Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2400-2599 SQUARE FEET Beautiful Open Floor Plan Home with Lots of Natural Light! ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 39
If you are preparing your home for sale, or planning to list your home for sale soon, here is a simple step you can take to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Create a notebook that includes household documents and photos .  If you are organized and have things saved in one place, thi...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 0
Rain Silverhawk had 3 sales this week.Congratulations to the Droz family for their new home in Bonners Ferry IdahoOff grid potential but has electric too! 2 homes on 19.75 acres with views of Moyie River with US forest service land in the back yard. 3 bedroom 2 bath built in 1989 overlooks River,...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Did you know there are qualified buyers looking in the Arlington , Texas area?It`s A Great Time To Be A Seller. Now`s The Time To Sell !*Interest rates are ticking up.*Inventory of homes for sale are low.*Homes in Arlington , Texas are in high demand. Are you thinking of selling? Now is the best ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 19
 Simple Home Showing Flexibility Tips How flexible do I need to be about showing my home on the market? Well, in a nutshell...do you want to sell your home?  If yes, then the answer is, be as flexible as humanly possible about showing times. The whole idea is to get your home shown as often as po...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 26
I know it sounds crazy, but, your House does talk to the Buyers!I always tell my clients to imagine that the Buyer cannot understand the local language. The only way they have to tell the Buyer about the features of their home is Visually. That's why it is so important to prepare your home for sa...