Home Selling

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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 74
Selling a house requires quality photos of both the interior and exterior of a property.The majority of today's buyers start their home search looking at mls photos online.There have been a lot of articles and blog posts written regarding the value of quality photos.This post will not be one of t...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
Comments 2
It is thought among the real estate industry that nearly all home buyers make their buying decision before they even get out of the car. They either immediately fall in love or fall out of love. If they love it enough from first site they will walk through the home to validate their initial feeli...

By Winston Crosbie, Winston Crosbie PA - Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams Realty - Wellington)
Comments 1
Bottom Line:If you are thinking of selling, FSBOing may end up costing you money instead of saving you money.   More Here Let's get together and discuss the supply conditions in your neighborhood to be able to assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing and able to buy now! ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 1
Eagle WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for September 2017Live in the delightful community of Eagle WI!Eagle is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is situated in the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.The village got its name in 1836 when a group of travelers exploring the ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 0
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Anoth...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 2
Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING! There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide: Greater exposure to more buyers The skills of a professional negotiator A layer of protection from p...

By Dan Rochon, Top Realtor in Northern Virginia
(Greetings Virginia - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Come see this 5 Bedroom / 3.5 Baths Detached Colonial. Fresh Paint and carpet, with Bonus main level Master Bedroom! Fully finished, heated and improved basement. Lovely fully fenced yard with Deck, 2 car garage with automatic door opener.  MLS FX10082474,  7411BRIANRUNCOURT.IsForSale.com        ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 17
How to Prepare Your Home for Our Snowbird Buyers.  Inventory is still tight but if you plan on selling your house, you still need to make sure that it is market-ready and that the condition warrants the asking price! Some of the buyers are snowbirds-those who have their primary residence up north...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 7
OPEN HOUSE: Ranch at Brushy Creek~Cedar Park~Saturday, Oct. 21st 1-5pm Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this home at the Open House this Saturday, Oct. 21st from 1-5pm. www.4214zacharysrun.com 4214 Zacharys Run Cedar Park, TX 78613 is located in the community of The Ranch at Brushy ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 2
Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in Florence, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Florence property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners would allow ...

By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
Comments 1
28 Bell St, Belleville, NJ - SOLD! Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | GREAT STARTER HOME WITH FULL IN-LAW SUITE IN NICE PART OF BELLEVILLE, CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION AND BUS TO ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Residential, Referrals & Relocation REALTOR at PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 9
Overcoming Objections - Week 3: We want to try selling the home ourselves.  In an effort to get good feedback from experienced agents in our office, to help educate newbies on the selling process, an active participation training program has been established. An over-sized pad and marker is set u...

By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 1
We all are well aware that we live in an instant gratification world. From Snapchat to facebook we scroll through things. If you are a home seller in the Northern Virginia area here is a list of things you can do to grab a buyers attention for your home. 1. Hire a right Real Estate professional: ...

By Kristina Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(PC Homes Residential Real Estate)
Comments 1
  2 Important Forms You’ll Need To Sign When You Sell Your Home     Like practitioners in any profession, real estate agents and brokers have a unique vocabulary, they usher their clients through a distinct process and provide industry-exclusive legal paperwork. Because agents and brokers use th...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 71
How important is quality when it comes to the use of photos to sell real estate?What defines "quality" as far as mls photos go? There have been several posts written regarding mls photos... the benefit of professional photography, "bad" mls pics and how they reflect on the listing agent, the valu...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 5
There are so many reason to hire a Real Estate agent but here are 7 great ones. 7 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home The expense of hiring an agent to list your home for sale is always a hot topic. For sale by owner home sales remain an extremely low percentage of the total hom...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
Comments 0
 Home for Sale in Williamson North Area in Jarrell, TX 400 N 9th St Jarrell, TX 76537 is offered at $349,900!!!  Recently updated home with an open floor plan and wood burning fireplace sitting on almost 1/2 an acre! Beautiful open kitchen with dark wood cabinets, granite counters and loads of st...

By Zach Sikes, Buy | Sell | Invest
(Homestead & Co)
Comments 2
We had the amazing opportunity to place 4 SOLD signs in front yards within the past week! The Metro area is blowing up with Homestead & Co. signs and we could not be happier! Thank you for all of the support and kind words! This is a positive step for us! We placed SOLD signs in the following fro...

By the johns family team, inc., Your Johnson County Residential Specialist
(the johns family team, inc.)
Comments 0
Statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your pocket. According to the National Association of Realtor®'s 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 38
7 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your HomeThe expense of hiring an agent to list your home for sale is always a hot topic. For sale by owner home sales remain an extremely low percentage of the total home sales – only 8% in 2016 but, what makes hiring a real estate agent a better ide...