Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Fixer Uppers Wanted I have several Investor clients buying properties in need of love.  Have you inherited a home that needs work and don't know what to do with it?  Do you own a vacant property that you can't afford to repair?  Are you behind on your mortgage but have some equity and can't affor...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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I recently received a call from a woman who wanted more information on home staging. Her home had been on the market for 3 months with very little interest. Her agent suggested "decluttering" but didn't provide any specifics on what should be done.When she asked her agent for more advice she got ...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Make sure gas, water and electricity are turned on and gas pilot lights are burningEnsure pets won't hinder inspection. Replace any burned out light bulbsTest all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if neededClean or replace dirty HVAC Air Filters. Move wood, stored items, debr...
By Robert May, Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Separating the Lookers from the Buyers      As a Lethbridge real estate professional who has helped move thousands of people and completed hundreds of successful transactions over 23 year, I have developed some particular tools and techniques that make the way I do business much more efficient.  ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Lise is a fantastic agent who makes herself available and always makes you feel like she cares. We had a complicated short sell with multiple set backs and Lise was there and helping every step of the way. I would highly recommend her as she is very knowledgeable and responsive/proactive in ensur...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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A shortage of available homes for sale these last couple years has certainly made it easier to currently sell a vacant home.  However, the same pitfalls that relate to selling empty houses more quickly, and at best price remain. For sellers who have experienced a job change or other event which r...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Why is it taking so long for my house to sell? Many factors make a home sell quickly. It’s a process that’s almost like going to a job interview. One of the key dynamics to determine the amount of time it spends on the market is Presentation. In the world of real estate, presentation is a way of ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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"One of the things I do extremely different than most agents is that I do not waste my time or my clients time with unqualified buyers. "  We always use a Buyer Broker Agreement Robert May . Re-blog of the day! Separating the Lookers from the Buyers        As a Lethbridge real estate professional...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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►►FAIR CASH OFFER!! SELL NOW!! We Buy Houses and Mobile Homes (Ladson) >    ** Do you have a House to SELL to us? We Buy Houses and Mobile Homes for Cash! End The Search and Start the Process Today. Any Price Range Or Location in Charleston Tri-County South Carolina, See How Our Process Works And...
By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
(The Cummings Company)
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Five Things That Will Help Your Home Sell Fast There are a lot of factors that will determine how quickly your house is sold, and it's important to tackle the factors you can control. If you're still living in your home while trying to sell it, these are a few simple ideas that can help speed up ...
By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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  Gorgeous Vancouver Cul-de-sac home! - $390,000.00 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Parking Spaces: 3 Year Built: 2006 Lot Size: 5K-6,999SF Square Footage: 2494 Agent Name: Dawn Workman Broker: Veracity Real Estate MLS #: 15033958 Price: $390,000.00 10607 NE 41ST CT   Vancouver, WA 98686 View Map Vie...
By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
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Homeowners Recover in Equity “Bailout”Looked at from one perspective, there has been a “bailout” of enormous magnitude. Okay—maybe you have to expand the meaning of “bailout” just a bit, but if you do, many Hendersonville homeowners can be counted among the most prominent beneficiaries. We Hender...
By Jeri & Henri Gutner, CRS,GRI
(Long and Foster Real Estate)
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How Does Having a Pet Impact Your Home's Value and Saleability? by The Gutner Team              Everyone loves pets – except the prospective buyer who is looking at your home. One of the fastest ways to decrease your home’s resale value is to have a pet. Does this mean you need to get rid of tha...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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If you have been scanning the MLS, there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listin...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 1/8/16-2/8/16 by Kristin Johnston, Milwaukee Realtor My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Milwaukee, WI for the last 30 days.  Are you looking to buy a condo in Milwaukee?  Wondering what ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Brookfield WI Real Estate 1/7/16-2/7/16, Brookfield WI Home Sales   Re-blogged by 0 agents   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Brookfield,WI For the Last 30 Days:Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report giv...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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Divorce is supposed to happen to other people.  Then one day, it’s you who is standing at the edge of a precipice.  Divorce, an emotional path littered with misunderstandings, broken promises, tears and ultimately, hard decisions, is tough to recover from.  Children, friends and family are caught...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Listing your home for sale?  Let the judging begin!   You can't sell a house without it being judged...prepare to be judged by anyone and everyone who see your MLS pictures. Home buyers begin their search online,  clicking through photos at lightening speed. Judgment is cast within seconds...if a...
By James Muhammad, JM Realty Group
(Keller Williams, RC)
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 Affordable things to do for Valentine’s Day Part 1 of 5I think many, if not all would agree that one day out of the year is not enough to show or tell someone you care about how much you Love them. Love is an action word and should be displayed consistently throughout the year. Now if you haven’...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Is there a minimum number of showings a home should have before the seller accepts a home? Most reasonable people will tel you it only takes 1 showing if the buyer is ready, willing and able to purchase and makes an acceptable answer. Not all sellers or listing agents think that though, take a M...