Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 8
 When someone considers selling their home, their initial interests are how much, how soon and what will it cost? Outside of the commissions and seller closing costs, there is much more to consider. The age of  a property typically provides many simple answers before you list your home.  Here’s a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 68
A Couple of Gallons of Paint Cost the Seller a SaleWhen a home goes on the market a good agent tells the seller everything that needs to be done to make a good first impression and get the home sold. Not only does the price have to be competitive in the market but anything that will be an objecti...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 28
There are those luxury homes that will blow you away with lavish features, extravagant architecture, and rare amenities reserved only for those who's expensive tastes have no boundaries. Then there are the luxury homes that are steep in price because of location, size, or exclusivity. The most ex...
By John Herman, Licensed Illinois Managing Broker- Property up Inc
(Property Up Inc.)
Comments 0
Enjoy living on Bangs Lake with your own beach and dock in this 2 story home at 300 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084. $349,900 Almost 3000 square feet Two story on Bangs Lake Dock and Beach Skylights and vaulted ceilings New Paint New carpet Newer roof and siding Nice deck with beautiful vies of t...
By Debra B Albert, PA - Team Albert - Ron and Debbie Make The Most of Your Move, St Lucie MLS Home Search and Market Information
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
If You Price It Right, They Will Come My Team, Team Albert at  Keller Williams in Port St. Lucie FL set a record yesterday.  We put a home on the market in our MLS.  We then had 4 showing requests.  By the end of the day we had a signed contract.That is not happened before to me.  It all has to d...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 5
804 E Bellerive Pl, Chandler AZ 85249. 3 bedrooms, den, 3 bathrooms, single level, 2780 square feet, 3 car garage, pool and spa.  Built in 2003 by Pulte Homes in Lagos Vistoso , a gated lake community near Riggs and McQueen.  Waterfront cul-de-sac lot with North/South exposure.  MLS 5313425 WOW! ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 34
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 Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 9
Kathy Streib always has a succinct way of getting her point across and this one is no exception! This is a perfect blog to share with sellers that you meet with! It is always easier to have someone else tell them the hard facts - and this is great.  Thanks Kathy! And if you are planning on Sellin...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
 At the end of each year, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must decide to either take their house off the market (OTM), For Sale by Owner (FSBO) or list it again wi...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
Comments 1
Listing DetailsProperty summary24376 TROMBONE COURT, ALDIE, VA 20105Price: $785,000MLS #: LO8623675Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms:  4.5Interior: 5,834 sqftLot: 80,586Year Built: 2003 Call or text Gina Tufano at 703-574-3478 for more info or to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing....
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 8
A Home Seller is saying they want to be there for all showings so they feed the Buyers when they look at the home. She wants to be able have them sit down, she can serve up some homemade food and discuss her home for sale. This is surely an unique way to promote ones homes, but will she get more ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
Isn't this a beautiful picture of a home?Isn't it inviting enough to buyers - to stop by and show interest in the home?Yes, pictures are worth thousands of dollars in our business.As Andrea Swiedler says in this re-blog, think these pictures as your head-shots!   Stiff competition still exists fo...
By Jake DaRosa, Top performing real estate broker and teacher.
(The DaRosa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
Search current inventory of American River Canyon Homes for Sale in FolsomListing DetailsAmerican River Canyon Homes for Sale in Folsom7635 Baldwin Dam Rd, Folsom CA 95630 Price: $1,950,000 MLS number: 15024630 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Square Footage: 2320Call Jake DaRosa at 916-402-5786 to see i...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 7
Walk to Water North Kingstown RI Ranch Soon to MarketMount View neighborhood They say a picture is worth a thousand words in North Kingstown waterfront communities so here it goes but what you do not see is the depth, height, and backyard of this two to three bedroom ranch home!  A home raised up...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 27
 Stiff competition still exists for homes on the market in Litchfield County CT. The photos I use are so important when we are selling your home, they draw potential buyers in, or send them screaming and running in the other direction. I am one that disagrees with using my phone or iPad for photo...
By Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR , Wisconsin Short Sale Specialist Realto
(*ROCK REALTY|Broker|Realtor|Real Estate|WI Short Sale Agent*)
Comments 1
Just Sold! 665 Windsor Ln, Evansville WI 53536We are happy to announce another Rock Realty home closing! This cute ranch home had a great yard and a large 2 car garage. Congratulations to the new home owners and to Michael Collins, home buyer agent and broker for Rock Realty!If you are thinking o...
By Susy Thomas, The Road to Your Dream Home in San Diego
(Route 56 Realty)
Comments 6
    Between buyers and sellers, a home's real property and even fixtures can sometimes be negotiable. Who gets the bird bath? What about the appliances and electronic accessories? What one party assumes is theirs, the other party may not—and that's where you come in. To avoid any awkward misunde...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report.  Inventory Levels & DemandSales of existing homes rose 3.2% from May, outpacing year-over-year figures for ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 9
There are days set aside for special events, celebrations of past events, tributes to persons that have sacrificed... I would like to deem July 24th as an Electrical Holiday! I did a Pre-Listing Inspection the other day here in beautiful Albuquerque in the north valley. House was built in 1963, t...
By Ray A. Lopez, Helping you find your Dream Home
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
21199 San Jose Road, Tracy, CA Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2007 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Tracy Homes For Sale Tracy, California Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Presente...