Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 38
Just Why Aren’t You Staging Your House?  Agents are often asked if they suggest staging when listing a home.  And, as a Home Stager, my ears perk up because I am interested in their opinion and perception of Home Staging. Some have never worked with a stager and don’t suggest it unless their clie...
By Michael Ackerman, CRS, Top Producer, 19+ Years Experience!
(Zephyr Real Estate)
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Selling - during  Super Bowl 50  Celebrations... Strategy + Synchronicity = Success    This year started with a challenge to sell a superlative property concurrent to San Francisco's hosting of Super Bowl 50!  We welcomed over a hundred buyers coming to view this home in less than 2 weeks.   Muse...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Condos, Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report 1/5/16 to 2/5/16, Kristin Johnston, Pewaukee Realtor                       Re-blogged by 0 agents   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in Pewaukee, WI for the la...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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Recently I accompanied my son when he purchased a new car.  As a general rule I really do not like anything having to do with the car buying process!  This particular time was more tolerable for several reasons. He was dealing with someone I had recommended and trusted. The salesman's reputation ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Considering selling your Scottsdale home but not sure how to go about it? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven process that has resulted in the SALE of every listing we have taken, both Traditional and Short Sale since June 2011. No hy...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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 Curious To Find Out What Your Port St Lucie Home Is Worth? 
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Kathy Streib "Staging alone will not get a home sold.  But, in conjunction with the right pricing, location, the local market conditions and the marketing efforts of a professional real estate agent, it will help place a home on the top of a very short list. "  Agreed - and - re-blog! Just Why Ar...
What you and many Realtors don't know about Seller Property Disclosure All too many investors are leaving themselves wide open to a lawsuit when not providing Seller Property Disclosure Statements in Arizona.  In Arizona, it is REQUIRED that sellers provide the disclosure statements, EVEN IF THEY...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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How to Sell Your Panorama Heights Home Cedaredge CO This Cedaredge, CO real estate market information is for February, 2016. If you want to sell your Panorama Heights home...then list it NOW. There are no homes for sale in this neighborhood. There's no competition. Inventory is down all over town...
By Property Gal, Lisa Brown, Realtor® Servicing CT Home Buyers & Sellers
(The Brokerage of New England)
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House For Sale - Private 3 Bedroom Colonial sited on secluded wooded lot with mature plantings/trees, walking trail and a short walk to pond (King Street Neighborhood). Style: Colonial Built: 1977 Acres: .97 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 SqFt: 1720 Taxes: $5,703 Paved Driveway 2 Car Garage Deck Cul-de-s...
By Tamara Elliott-Deering
(Central Metro Realty)
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  I found this quiz in an article:  Growing Pains: Should you Add on or Move Out? written by Lankarge/Nahorney for HomeInsight and wanted to share it with you because it helps sellers understand the impact of the condition of their home on the likely sales price of their home. It is also a good t...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 29
Why Can’t You Find that Home Showing on Another Website in MLS?It is a well known fact that most buyers start their home search online. While it’s convenient to look at homes from the comfort of your seat, as a buyer, it is beneficial to work with a local Realtor who has access to local Multiple ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 3
Is the First Offer the BEST Offer?   The real estate market is on FIRE,  inventory is very low and there are buyers scouring every listing the moment they hit the market.     Many times you will find multiple offers on a property within the first day or two. Seller asks -  “If the market is so ho...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 5
When is it time to LOWER an asking price of a home for sale? A Home Owner who is listed with one of those big national companies called me to say they have not had a showing since listing 2 months ago. I asked why they were calling me, but before i could finish the woman told me that her neighbo...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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OPEN HOUSE~Austin~10509 Canyon Vista Way ~ Canyon Creek Feb. 7 1-3pm www.10509canyonvista.comBuyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story brick home with a front porch elevation at this weekend’s open house, Sunday, Feb. 7th from 1-3pm. 10509 Canyon Vista Way Austin, TX 78726 is lo...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Walnut Trails Home Values change every time a home sells that is comparable to your home. Here are the latest sales that affect Walnut Trails Home Values.Walnut Trails Subdivision is located off of  Jeanwood North of Bristol Street, to Eastlake Drive, East to Walnut Trails Subdivision  is located...
By Manish Chanda, Albuquerque and Santa Fe Area Real Estate
(Everest Peak Realty @ Keller Williams)
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 When buyers search for homes online, they typically type in a few criteria such as the required number of bedrooms and bathrooms.The resulting search results are invariably grouped in price brackets, often displayed in $10,000 or $25,000 increments.What's crucial to understand here is that these...
By Kelley Ward, Real Estate Professional serving Owasso and More!
(Chinowth and Cohen REALTORS)
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  Willow Tree Homes, owned and operated by Melissa Penner and Maggie Reed, offers a variety of services from interior decoration to staging in Owasso, Collinsville, Tulsa and surrounding areas. I interviewed Melissa about her passion for decorating and her unique style. Melissa: "Interior decorat...
By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Comments 51
Here I am again, on the precipice of another life changing event.  This time it is moving from my home to a smaller space.  Downsizing is emotionally difficult and getting the home ready for market and for the move is time-consuming and complex.  As a real estate agent, I know that my clients go ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 34
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...