Home Selling

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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Just Listed: Fantastic Opportunity to build 4300+ sq ft home south of the Boulevard (aka Ventura Blvd), north of Mullhollan Dr (historic Mullholland Dr.)  The price includes not just the land, but the design and ALL required reports (survey, soils, grading, structural, etc.) for a LEED-certified,...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 45
©Patricia Feager, 2/21/2017 I just finished reading, "Think About that First Impression," by Nick & Trudy Vandekar who wrote a great story after being inspired by a post written by Sharon Tara! They were both wonderful! As I read their stories and watched Nick's video I got that surge of happines...

By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Comments 3
Answer: No. A few "flourishes" here and there will not increase the probability of a quick sale at full asking price."Vignette" Staging is not even staging, by ANY definition. In fact, it's a misnomer. When you boil down the definition of the word vignette, it basically means "a little flourish."...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
How to Stage Your Bookcase When Selling Your Home.If you are selling your home, what you’ve read about staging and preparing it for sale holds true for the shelves and bookcases within it. Perception is key. Your buyer needs to see space. As they take in a room, make sure their eyes aren’t bounci...

By Deborah Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Weichert Realtors-Jenkintown Pa)
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Many markets are seeing so few new listings that they may not be able to meet the strong buyer demand heading into real estate’s traditionally busiest season. Listings are down more than 7 percent compared to a year ago across the country, according to the latest data by the National Association ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 6
Another Yachtsman Townhome (Lake Wylie)UNDER CONTRACT Popular Lake Wylie Community - The Yachtsman  Expansive views of the lake--arguably the BEST VIEWS IN THE COMPLEX - brought us multiple Offers in no time!  The new buyers are excited about enjoying breathtaking sunsets from this stunning, WATE...

By JIM E. CHARLTON - FURLONG, "Exceeding Expectations"
(BAILEY PROPERTIES)
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 This question could have many answers.  It really depends on what kind of price the owner expects when looking to list their property . Is the differed maintenance going to be very costly?  I always recommend that the seller gets a Home inspection and Pest inspection.  We then sit down and revie...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 8
Pending Sale February 2017 in Villas at Canyon Creek Austin TX 78726Congratulations to another Austin buyer who is on their way to owning their own home because they were ready to make a firm cash offer when their Realtor found the right property for them. Buyers who act decisively have the best ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 9
Phoenix Home Sellers. If you are thinking of selling your home at some point in the future I highly recommend you read this excellent article on preparing your home for sale.  On your mark, get set,  get READY to SELL your home! One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand ...

By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
$259,900VIRTUAL TOURRanch style home on 2.23 acres zoned agriculture. The main home features 3 bedrooms 2 bath with a detached In-Law Apt or rental. With an agriculture zoning, the opportunities are endless, bring your horses and farm animals or work from home. The property has a workshop 12 X 20...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Think of Home Staging as PREPARATION. It's really just the act of getting your house ready....making it look it's best so it's appealing to potential buyers. Home Staging is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home selling process.   Something that home stagers and real estate agents hea...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 45
Home Staging is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home selling process.  Something that home stagers and real estate agents hear every day..."There's no budget for home staging. ""We can't afford to stage our home. "Unfortunately most people perceive staging as expensive...far more exp...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 16
“Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.”  - Lilly Pulitzer

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Staying a step ahead on the Delray Beach real estate market takes more than luck. A real estate professional in South Florida must have time and commitment to his or her work. After all, it is a competitive industry. If you do not supply to best service to go along with your products, impatient c...

By Chris Dunham, "The Real Estate Guy!"®
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Phoenix - 4545 N 67th Ave Phx AZLooking for a move in Ready Home? This 3 Bedroom Home for Sale is located within a Gated Community. It features nearly 1,400 square feet. All the bedrooms in this Home for Sale in Phoenix, are large and can accommodate a full size bed. Th...

By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 2
Love at first sight happens every day in Arlington real estate. So, what is the best house color to make a potential buyer become a love struck buyer?We all know that when you put the house on the market in Arlington, you need to make it look good for potential buyers. The color of your house can...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Comments 1
It's been a busy week for our team with several clients interested in The Hearth Highlands Ranch Homes for sale. Demand for Highlands Ranch Homes for sale remains very high as Buyers continue to work to find homes on the market. We know the challenging market is creating a rough time for many buy...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty - Santa Cruz CA)
Comments 0
Are you looking for a Vacation Home with an Ocean View to fit your needs? How nice it would be to have your own vacation home, right? Just imagine how convenient it would be! If an event or planned getaway with the family or some friends comes up, you just have to drive them over to your home and...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
Comments 1
Stigmatized properties are those properties that have unfavorable conditions that make them less attractive for selling. Under this group are homes where murders or suicides are committed, where there are previous owners with serious medical conditions, or those homes believed to be haunted. Wha...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Most sellers want to sell fast and be on the way to the closing table. These steps offered by Sondra Meyer: will increase the chances of a quick sale. How to sell a your home fast for the best price: Let people fall in love with it.      Do you want to sell your home fast for the best price possi...