Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Ken Patterson, Roseville Real Estate, TOP Rocklin Realtor
(TPR Properties)
Comments 4
Ok.  So, I have been looking around the last few days for my buyers and seem to be running across an abnormally large number of just terrible pictures of listings.  It really is incredible to me for a couple big reasons....  #1 - As a listing agent, shouldn't we all be taking pride in our work an...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Comments 0
Bryker Woods Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Bryker Woods Elementary School in Austin TXFind homes for sale near Bryker Woods Elementary School in Austin TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day.   Scho...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 34
Is Your Bathroom Confusing You?Is it a full bath, or a 3/4 bath? We are having the great bathroom size debate in my office today. It seems those that have been in the business since carbon paper was invented have one opinion and younger agents have another idea.Do you know what size your bathroom...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 4
Folks in McCurtain County and Choctaw County Oklahoma, Listen up!  Pay attention!  This will help you sell your home.  Curb appeal, one of the items that should be high on every seller's must-do list before they put their home on the market. There are a number of things that can be done to - at t...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 57
Curb appeal, one of the items that should be high on every seller's must-do list before they put their home on the market. There are a number of things that can be done to - at the very least - spruce up the front of the home.Curb appeal, or better, the lack thereof, is one of the top 5 reasons w...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 10
Manor Estates Subdivision is located off of  Bristol Street to Jeanwood (CR 13) south of CR 106.  Manor Estates Subdivision  is located on the east side of the road in OsoloTownship, Elkhart Indiana. Children who live in Manor Estates Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 0
Making a Good First ImpressionIf you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of wh...
By David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale, Your local Expert
Comments 1
How is this Laveen Realtor different from the other realtors in the Laveen Az area?Well let me give you a bullit point list and then we can discuss:        S.W.O.T analysis       Written aggressive marketing strategy that works       Proven and consistent method to determine homes value       Liv...
By Laura Kelley, Your Home, Your Lifestyle, Your Goals
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
  4418 Berwick San Diego, CA 92117 3bd | 2ba $575,000     LINK: 4418 Berwick San Diego, Ca 92117 Search for a Home for Sale from your Phone See More-http://app.kw.com/KW1DNWU8H/       Laura KelleyYour Home, Your Lifestyle, Your Goals DIRECT: 619.985.3362  Search the MLS Home Value Report Keller W...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
The third quarter of the year is over with now.  The Orlando real estate market is booming.  The sizzling summer has slowed down a little but not very much.  Take a look at some of these great deals we sold in September.                       Lawndale                                              ...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 1
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty http://pinkhouseteam.com 4839 Farmers For Sale in Hollywood/Scottman 4839 FARMERS AMARILLO TEXAS Once in a life time opportunity.  You won't find a 2000 sq ft house for only $145,000.  The inside has been updated and the outside is permanent siding.  Maintenan...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 1
Hidden Lake Reserve Subdivision  is located on CR 11 north of CR 4, Hidden Lake Reserve Subdivision  is located on the east side of the road in OsoloTownship, Elkhart Indiana. Children who live in Hidden Lake Reserve Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
When selling your home you need to make sure your front door is inviting and fresh and if you have any postings on the door remove them. If You Can't Get the Buyer in the Front Door, You Can't Sell the House I attended an agent open house the other day and the curb appeal was a little lacking. Th...
By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 0
Specific Advantages of working with a Real Estate Agent/Consultant First there is a difference between an agent and a consultant.  In any sales profession, only 20% of the people sell 80% of the property.  Most of these 20% people are consultants meaning that they engage the customer in an in dep...
By Dale Weir
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker)
Comments 4
  Both as a friend and as a Realtor, I end up taking care of vacant homes for people. Often I get asked for my “checklist” of what to look for and how to take care of a home. When someone is asked to care for a home, it’s often a simple, “will you watch over my home for me” with no real guidance ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 3
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce a new price on the property at 50 Cedarville Road in Blairstown.  The new price is $189,000!!!  This lovely 3 bedroom, 1.1 bath ranch house is situated on a lovely wooded acre lot.  Minutes from I-80.  The home is for sale as a short sale.  Contact Team Zuhl for mo...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 26
As I was updating our database on listings in Tallahassee, I came across a house for sale with the same listing agent since November of 2012. I got to thinking ... what the heck do they talk about during their weekly phone calls?You know, when your listing agent calls you each week to give you an...
By Summer Robertson, Gillette, WY Agent
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 2
5 American Lane in Gillette WY is a wonderful spacious home featuring a beautiful home with a small shot attached to the Garage! Take a Listen!Don't Forget to Look at the video tour too!  Tell Us What Your Looking For!Click Here For More Pictures!
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
2349 Avon St, Los Angeles, CA. 90026, Vacant Land: SOLD! Here is a fantastic opportunity to build in a very hip and trendy neighborhood a home that would be at the end of the Cul-de-Sac!Congratulations go out to the new owners from the Land Man, Endre Barath, Jr.!   If you are considering buying ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 24
SOLD! Designer Tree House at Fishhawk Lake!I've said goodbye to four owners and HELLO! to new neighbors!(The buyers are very excited and will pick up their keys tonite. They said they've already got a truck packed with a load to bring to the lake!)- Now that we are hitting the fall/closer-to-wint...