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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Within our content library you'll find more millions of articles, written by the pros, on home selling topics like how to choose a listing agent, the questions to ask before hiring one, how to stage the home and create curb appeal. What happens if the appraisal comes in lower than the amount the buyer has offered? Is an offer from a buyer with a conventional loan approval better than one from an FHA buyer?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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This one was news to me. The Wall Street Journal had it buried in a ‘spread sheet’ section of their online Real Estate section: “Why It’s Harder to Sell Your Home in an Election Year.” If you are like me—never having had an inkling that Henry County homes for sale have rough sledding in an electi...
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 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 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 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 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 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 Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
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What is my home worth - this is a constant question I get when people I run into realize that I am a Realtor. You can get your basic community trends on the website here. Type your own zip cod and get your local values. This is basic info, trends, listed vs sold values and volume of inventory, it...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller: This is an update to my post from a few weeks ago where I indicated available inventory was low. It's even lower now! Right now buyers in Monroe NY have little choice when it comes to finding the right home. As can be seen by the below, inventory has significan...
By Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
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106 Washington Heights Drive, Washington, MONew on the market!  Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in Washington, MO.Priced to sell at $189,900.  Nearly 2000 square feet of living space!  Open floor plan.Spectacular entry into this freshly painted, move in ready beauty.All Details and photos at:   w...
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 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 Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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@Can't I just look at your listing, is a pertinent Active Rain entry that is relevant to the Real Estate industry. Scroll down for therebloggedd content. Separating the Lookers from the Buyers        As a Lethbridge real estate professional who has helped move thousands of people and completed hu...
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 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 Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Falcon's Lea Home Sells in Davie!A great 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Falcon's Lea home sells in Davie!  There is plenty of room to roam in this, large 4 bedroom, open floor plan, home with HUGE yard at the end of a cul-de-sac.  This private backyard oasis with covered patio and large ...
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 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 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 ...