Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 35
Feedback:  Careful What You Take From ItReading a post by Scott Godzyk today talking about when an offer isn't an offer, there seemed to be a misread on the part of the For Sale By Owner seller who thought feedback was the beginning of an offer.  If a buyer said, "We would buy the house if it wer...
By Tara Winfield
(Amerivest Realty)
Comments 2
9:51am  Good thing I got here early, because it took me forever to turn on all the lights in this house (the same house that I’m building down the street).  Some switches work 4-6 lights, some work a single can light, some don’t seem to do anything.  There is Christmas music coming through the bu...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 41
WHY do some home sell while other seem to stay on the market for ever? This is one of the most asked questions by home owners who have listed their homes for sale, but they have not sold. Here in the Manchester NH area over all there is a shortage of homes for sale. Many of our new listings sell ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 6
 Agent Sells Her Trainer's 10 Acre Horse Property in Eastern Pennsylvania This two bedroom, two bath home on 10 acres in Bangor Area School District of Northampton County, Pennsylvania was recently sold.  This property had brought back such memories when I listed it. The horse property was origin...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 17
The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week is a pretty traditional luxury property. At just under 7,500 square feet and located in the Collina E Vista subdivision of Scottsdale the architecture and building design style is quintessential to the area. Situated on over 2-acres the new o...
By Nathan Watanabe
Comments 0
Las Vegas Real Estate Trends and Area Housing Market Report, October 2015   The medium price for Single Family Homes for September 2015 was $220,000 unchanged from last month, August 2015 of $220,000 and up 8.6 percent from September 2014 which was $202,500. Sales volume for Single Family Homes w...
By David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale, Your local Expert
Comments 61
Why anyone would not protect themselves from future liability is beyond me.  Here in the state of Arizona, it is the law that a seller must disclose material (important) facts about the property. Every day I do searches for clients in our local MLS.  There are generally several homes I come acros...
By Patty Clark, Helping Families Make the Right Move
(Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes, LLC)
Comments 0
 An Automated Valuation Model, AVM, is a computer approach that looks at public records to make a determination based on square footage, comparable sales and other elements. It is as easy as putting your address in a blank but unfortunately, AVM results may only be accurate about 20% of the time....
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
1981 125th Ave NE Lake Stevens, WA 98258 Price: $273,9003 Bedroom2.5 Bathroom1994 Sq. Feet2006 Year BuiltLarge immaculate 3 bedroom townhome (1994 sq ft) open floorplan with granite kitchen, pantry, ss appliances, 2 french doors, gas fireplace, and upgraded trim package. Quiet downtown location,...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 83
When listing your home for sale, it's important to understand that price is determined by your local market. The most you will receive for your house is the price that someone is willing to pay....the price that someone believes your house is worth. Perception is key.This is why Home Stagers go o...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Comments 0
Factors to Selling a  Home Quickly You need to sell your home in LA or Ventura County and you need to do so quickly. For whatever reason it is you put your home for sale on the traditional market and you’re hoping to get it sold as fast as possible, but you may quickly realize that selling tradit...
By Kimberly Davis, Plano, Frisco & The Colony, TX Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Some Highlights: The annual adjusted sales are currently at a 5.36 million pace. 14,684 homes sell every day in the United States. October marked the 44th consecutive month of price gains.  Like us on Facebook: The Kimberly Davis GroupWant to know the value of your home?  Click here: Find Your Ho...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Comments 0
We've Listed and Sold many homes in La Porte County Indiana before. Recently, we came across a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) Property that we ended up listing for sale after meeting with the Northwest Indiana Home Sellers and providing them with our marketing plan.In just a few days on the MLS, multip...
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 13
 Listing a Home - Don't leave a Buyer Wondering  Have you looked for homes for a buyer, only to find a partial listing?      Your buyer has specified certain criteria, and the home that LOOKS great on line even with only a few photos, has no measurements, or even descriptions?   Leaves out what i...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
Comments 0
My team at Nancy Benson and Associates received great news in the latest sales rankings from Keller Williams Canada, thanks again of course to the support of our clients. I can’t thank them enough for their trust and confidence in our work.In a recent newsletter, Keller Williams Canada reported s...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Comments 0
Cypress Grove Intermediate School Information & Homes for Sale Near Cypress Grove Intermediate School in College Station TXFind homes for sale near Cypress Grove Intermediate School in College Station TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multi...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Comments 0
Creek View Elementary School Information & Homes for Sale Near Creek View Elementary School in College Station TXFind homes for sale near Creek View Elementary School in College Station TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per d...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 7
Westport, Ridgefield and Wilton Home SalesThe past two weeks have been a time for giving thanks.  We just celebrated my mother-in-law's 100th birthday, we had our whole family together and we had three home closings in short succession.   So much to be thankful for!Take a look at these 3 fabulous...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Comments 2
Garden Oaks Court Homes for Sale in Houston TX 77018Interested in finding Garden Oaks Court Homes for Sale in Houston TX? Is it time to sell your Garden Oaks Court Homes? Affordable Freestanding HomesGarden Oaks Court is a small community of 61 freestanding homes. The resale price value that rang...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 24
We've got a two for one in this weeks Animals of the MLS. Who doesn't enjoy watching dogs splash around in water whether that be at the lake or in a backyard swimming pool? I think it would be a pretty safe bet to say these two friends spend many hours cooling off and making waves together in thi...