Home Selling

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By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 13
Why Should Sellers Have Their Home Inspected Before Listing?It’s very common for buyers to pay for a home inspection when purchasing a home. It allows the buyer to know of any issues with the home and make a decision on whether or not they want to proceed with the purchase. Why would a seller wan...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
You may not resell it readily without offering the buyer a "fantastic deal".  I took this photo sitting on the shoulder of a busy 4 lane highway.   OK, it's noisy and that doesn't bother you.That may be the least of the considerations a buyer will have when it's time for you to resell the home. W...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 14
SOLD in the Peach Blossom Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAIt is always fun to get a call from excited sellers who want to utilize your services and believe you can help them sell their home. After our first meeting I knew we would not have much difficulty finding a buyer for thei...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 21
SOLD in the Windsor Heights Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005SOLD in Bonaire GAMotivated sellers are always great because they are typically focused and ready to take advice to put their home in position to get seen and sold. That is exactly the case with my recent Bonaire GA sellers. The result is...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
   Address: 1101 Poplar Dr Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-5957 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1433622           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 ABR,e-PRO  R...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 30
   Our discussion with Sellers early in our listng consultation is that one of things that will determine the price of the propety is the condition.  Has the property been well maintained...the roof, the foundation, the mechanical parts been checked regularly and propertly repaired or replaced as...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 7
In a perfect world, Charlotte home sellers have plenty of time to prepare their home to list and SELL. This would include time to pre-inspect, make necessary repairs, thoroughly clean the home and properly stage it for showings.  However, as we all know, there are those cases when time is not on ...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
5669 Aspen Street, Cypress, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1660 SQUARE FEET Get the Final Sales Price! Cypress Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of F...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 1
Another Idabel OK Home Sale Under Contract.  111 Melissa Ln, Integrity Real Estate Services LLC Judi Barrett 580-212-5946 This Idabel Oklahoma Home For Sale 111 Melissa Ln has been offered with 5 to 42 acres.  It now has a contract on the home and 10 acres.  That leaves 32 acres available for bui...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 16
The Buyer wants to make the strongest offer possible to get the home of their dreams, so he might waive certain contingencies in the contract like the Home Inspection. However, a popular alternative approach to waiving the home inspection completely and going into negotiations blind is to have a ...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 0
1777 W Ocotillo Rd, Unit 49, Chandler AZ 85248.  3 bedrooms, den, 4.5 bathrooms, 3131 square feet.  MLS 5314808 Gorgeous former model in the prestigious gated community of the Villas at Ocotillo.  Quality inside and out with 2X8 construction, wood cased windows, Alder wood cabinets, stone floorin...
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 6
Providing Home Staging Consultations for sellers is a very large part of my business. Many Realtors offer a Home Staging Consultation with every listing because they know just how important it is to get the home in top selling condition. It will normally make their job easier in getting your home...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 33
After about 10 years or so, we're getting out of the staging business.  From a pure time management standpoint, we probably never should have been doing it at all. But Mary has training and a great eye, she enjoyed it, and it was an attractive free service to offer to our sellers. Over the years,...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 17
I got a call from a Manchester NH area Home Owner who asked if I could tell her how to tell if a home is Over priced. I asked her if her home was for sale and she said yes. I asked her the address and I looked it up in MLS. There it was plain as day with the gleaming picture of a room, not sure w...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 9
I recall a few years ago when some homeless squatters had broken into a home I had listed in Antelope and then refused to leave when the police showed up. They had changed the locks on the door and were sleeping on mattresses strewn about the living room. Crap and trash was littered from one end ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Collections of things that are meaningful are a wonderful thing to enjoy ...while you are living in your house. When you make the decision to become a Home SELLER and not just a Home OWNER, it is best that the collections be stored for safe keeping...pack them up to be moved to the next house or ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 35
When an offer is presented to a Seller, should the Buyer Agent be allowed to present when offers are gone over with the Seller? I just had a request from an agent they be there when i present the offers. The request was passed on to the Seller when teh seller asks "So you as the listing agent wor...
By Kate McQueen, REALTOR®, Houston Bay Area, League City-Bay Area Homes
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CLEAR LAKE NASA)
Comments 13
Most every homeowner preparing to put their home on the market has concerns about under pricing, and ultimately walking away with less than they could have.  It's a reasonable concern and one that your real estate agent should adequately address.Real estate agents utilize MLS market data and pric...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
1309 Neil Ave 1309 Neil Ave, Columbus OH 43209 Extensive renovation in Victorian style home! PROPERTY DETAILS $675,000 LISTING INFORMATION Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 0Style: 3 StoryGarage: 2.5 Car DeHeat Source: GasTaxes: $8216.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Extensively renovated Vi...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 20
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersTelling You the Truth Selling your Carlsbad home is a complicated, challenging process. It takes time and dedication, no matter how experienced you might be as a seller. Even though our inventory is low and favors sellers that does not ...