Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 31
Inheriting a home that is in rough shape "What do you do? Who do you call?" Today's blog post just an example of what kind of calls we field in a day. It is a success story about a caller that called used Google to find a local real estate agent who could sell their home fast in i Virginia. They ...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 11
 Active Members of the Big Canoe CommunityWhen Ray and Margie Bowyer moved to Big Canoe, Georgia from New Jersey thirty years ago, the community would never be the same! Ray and Margie poured their hearts and souls into Big Canoe. They did not just move here to retire. They moved to Big Canoe to ...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 19
Let the next owner take care of it. I hear this occasionally from sellers. It usually has to do with something like cleaning the carpets when you leave, or keeping the yard looking nice up to closing. I cringe when I hear this.As a buyer, you expect to find your new home that you just closed on i...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
   Our discussion with Sellers early in our listng consultation is that one of things that will determine the price of the propety is the condition.  Has the property been well maintained...the roof, the foundation, the mechanical parts been checked regularly and propertly repaired or replaced as...
By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner ; Antonelli Realty
(ANTONELLI Realty)
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You.After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June, and the same is happening in July – the highest number of pending home sales in over nine years, according to the National Assoc...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 13
 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 Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 8
COME TAKE A LOOK!!$485,000120 PROSPECT STREETUNIT 23RIDGEFIELD, CT BEAUTIFUL, LIGHT OPEN CONCEPTBRAND NEW SUPER CLEAN AND BRIGHT KITCHENThe WOW FACTOR is here, right in the center of beautiful Ridgefield. A turn key, move right in condo with absolutely nothing to do...Gorgeous hardwood floors, am...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 31
 Staging Stories- What Are You Waiting For? Home Stagers like to come in at the beginning, BEFORE the property goes on the market. However, it doesn't always turn out that way.Such was the case a few months ago. A caller contacted Room Service Home Staging to inquire about staging his occupied ho...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®                              Time To Buy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtorThousand Oaks Home Market Trends    Thousand Oaks Condo-TownHome Market TrendsWestLake Home Market Trends               WestLake Condo-TownHome Market Trends    Oak Park Home Market Trends                 Oak ...
By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(in Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
Comments 5
Staging in Vaughan and Toronto we work with agents that have a unique approach to listing homes.During the listing presentation they outline how the work with sellers in preparing their homes for listing photos and showings. If the seller would like to have that particular agent list their home a...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
I got a call from a Manchester NH area Home Owner who asked if I could tell her how to tell if a home is Over priced. I asked her if her home was for sale and she said yes. I asked her the address and I looked it up in MLS. There it was plain as day with the gleaming picture of a room, not sure w...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 6/24/15-7/24/15, RE/MAX  My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Waukesha for the last 30 days. I love Waukesha, WI and have lived here for many years. I strongly encourage any seller t...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 9
3809 Harvest Ridge Dr. Clarksville TN Now PendingIt is always a good feeling for the seller and buyer when a home goes under contract. This is one of the new cottages located in Villas at Meriwether. Don't let the small size fool you because this is laid out well and has a main floor master bedro...
By The Harris Group, Your Kansas City North Real Estate Experts
(The Harris Group)
Comments 0
Beautifully maintained home just waiting for you to move right in. Great sized kitchen with an abundance of kitchen cabinets, counter space and pantry space. Kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. Good sized rooms, vaulted ceilings and wood trim throughout. Beautiful fireplace in livi...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 4
Six Hard Truths About Selling Your Vacation Home Here are six important truths that many sellers overlook in their quest to sell a second home.  Ignore these at your own risk, but remember that you've been warned! The more time your home spends on the market, the worse it looks to prospective buy...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
You can't sit back and expect the agent to sell your home for top dollar if you are not providing him/her with the canvass they need to market your home effectively, then complain when it does not sell! Selling your home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make... and it inv...
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
Comments 1
                                   Lake Forest Park – Sheridan Beach’s real estate market still a bit sideways This Week: The median List prices  for the  Lake Forest Park/Sheridan Beach area  is $429,950 down slightly from last week’s  $459,444.  With inventory trending up but the days-on-marke...
By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Comments 0
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By Dan Spencer, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
Comments 0
 Open House today from 11-3pm  Come by and see this charming 3 bedroom 2 Bath ranch home in Westminster Colorado.   Great location with easy access to I36 for travel to Boulder, Denver or the Metro Area. Covered Patio with mature trees in the backyard make for a perfect BBQ, Entertaining and kids...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 6
Hidden Meadow Goshen Indiana Home Values are bringing Home Owner's 98% of List Price when selling their home.  Pricing your home correctly brings in plenty of serious Buyers.Hidden Meadow Subdivision is located on the corner of CR 18 and CR 19, and is accessable from CR 19 also.  Hidden Meadow Su...