Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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    Waukesha County Real Estate, Homes Under $200K, Kristin Johnston, RE/MAX    Waukesha Home Sales Under $200,000 From 10/26/15-11/26/15                         The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Days By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor, Real Estate In Waukesha County...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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My Wallpaper is a Reflection of My Love of Nature I really liked to change my wallpaper around constantly but about 6 months ago I just got it perfect and have not changed it since. Here is the photo on my Computer. Here is the photo taken in Alaska at a salmon hatchery and it is on my iPad. My l...
By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
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 Home for Sale in Whispering Hollow Buda, TX 210 Mystic Shadow Ln Buda, TX 78610 offered at $249,900 Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath home in Buda! Home features an amazing floor plan with bonus room upstairs, huge living space with plenty of natural lighting, and wired for surround sound great for enterta...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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A day to Reflect on and give thanks for all our Blessings from God... Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 
By Judith Sinnard, The SMARTePLAN Lady
(SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas)
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Let’s do the math on this $2.7 million dollar home that may not have gotten the highest sale value … because of Paint? Staging?   Hmmm let’s take a look. This was a GORGEOUS listing on a corner lot in a highly desirable neighborhood .. immaculately maintained with large rooms, rear courtyard with...
By Tina Parker, CNE, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax, NS
(Century21 Trident Realty)
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The kitchen is one of the primary areas of a house expected to be great.  It should be updated, stylish, spacious, practical and absolutely spotless.  The buyer needs to be able to imagine preparing meals; you are selling a lifestyle in the kitchen. Removing everyday items from counters will prev...
By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
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 Home for Sale in Hometown Kyle Kyle, TX 112 Mistflower Ln Kyle, TX 78640 offered at $259,900 Spectacular home sitting in a quiet neighborhood features covered front porch, amazing open floor plan, the spacious living space give a bright airy feel and plenty of natural lighting! Island kitchen bo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Is there such thing as an EASY sale? Some days it is easier to find a Buyer than it is to get a home to close these days. As we approach Thanksgiving in the Manchester NH area you will be Thankful if you do not get a call with the following issues before your Real Estate transaction closes. Some ...
By Carey Frankel, Carey Frankel, ABR, SFR, CDPE, GRI
(Phyllis Frankel Realty Group | Ponte Vedra Real Estate)
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In today's day and age you need to put your best foot forward when selling your home. Here are 5 cheap home improvements which will help you sell your home for more:1. Clean/Declutter2. Let there be LIght3. Stage Your Home4. Fix Up Your Curb Appeal5. Do Minor Fix UpStart with cleaning and declutt...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 18
Under Contract in Widewater Village Subdivision in Stafford, Va 22554Under Contract: 52 Acadia St Stafford, Va 22554On the market for just 4 days 52 Acadia St in Widewater Village in now under contract courtesy of listing agent Amanda Davidson. Both buyer and seller are looking forward to a smoot...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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I recently posed some questions regarding the age old difference of opinion as to who pays the commission - the Buyer or the Seller.For your easy reference, here are links to the questions:1. Is the total commission truly paid by the Seller, or is it paid by the Buyer because it's built into the ...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 11
5735 W. Asbury Place in Lakewood, Co. is now under contract.  All it took was a fresh coat of paint and new carpet by Carpet-Connection and it was under contract in one day.  I suggested this to the own before we put it on the market but he wanted to see if we could sell it without doing painting...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
Comments 23
I recently read an article by Sabine Schoenberg about how millennials are accounting for 32 percent of all real estate buyers (as reported by the National Association of Realtors), and I am sure that number will be increasing over the next several years. Times have certainly changed, and what the...
By Shawn Bhakta
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Thinking of Selling? Or, just curious to know value of your home. Get a report in 30 Sec. Go to FreeHomeAnalysisReport.com
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 94
Explaining your Worth at a Listing Opportunity  In Denver, homes are selling very quickly and typically seeing multiple offers.   With this knowledge, Sellers are beginning to think it is very easy to get a home sold, so they are trying very hard to negotiate your commission. They need us even mo...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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There is in Arizona an animal known as a "split" escrow where the Seller can insist on using ABC Title for Escrow and the Title Insurance the Seller purchases, and the Buyer is free to use any Title company they choose to purchase the Title Insurance that they need to purchase.  Since there is a ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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A well staged front entry in a home can set the stage for the whole house. Here are some tips to create a good first inside impression and lead the way to a home sale. It is vital that this area of the house allow for a memorable impression; it could make or break your potential buyer’s decision....
By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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Baby boomers finding freedom in retirement - Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why…In a recent Merrill...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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 Grand Isles de Wellington Fl | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado para Agosto 2015 Grand Isles en Wellington, Florida, es tambien conocida como Grand Isles de Wellington, es una privada y cerrada comunidad en el suroeste de Palm Beach County. Es una comunidad de 611 casas construidas entr...
By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
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176 LAKESHORE DR, Starkville, MS 39759 176 LAKESHORE DR, Starkville, MS 39759 Address:176 LAKESHORE DR, Starkville, MS 39759 Price: 291,375 Property Type: ResidentialArea: 24 - Starkville NE County (Alexander School Dist.)Total Bedrooms: 4Total Bathrooms: 2.50Total SqFt.: 2542Garage Stall: 2Garag...