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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By Brenda Hanson
(Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners Inc.)
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A person who is educated on foundation repair definitely has the upper hand in the real estate market. So many people see a crack or a disclosure that says a home has gotten water in the basement and they RUN. Water in the basement can be from something simple like the slope of the dirt around th...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
Comments 5
 So, your home did not sell and you are wondering what to do now. It’s a fact that 27.8% of all listed homes are not selling the first time around, and the reasons why are very obvious to an experienced Realtor such as myself. Was your home really marketed? Did your agent know your micro market, ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
2109 Freeman RoadPRICE REDUCED!! SELLERS MOTIVATED!! BEAUTIFUL PARK SETTING WITH CASCADING WATERFALL! SPREAD OUT AND ENJOY CUSTOM, FULL BRICK HOME! LOTS OF PRIVACY, SUPERSIZED ROOMS. MASTER SUITE HAS PRIVATE DECK, JACUZZI TUB. GRANITE KITCHEN OPENS TO LIVING ROOM AND ENTERTAINING DECK. DINING RO...
By Debra Albert - Team Albert, Make The Most of Your Move with Ron and Debbie
(Keller Williams Realty)
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    JUST SOLD2351 SW Frisco TerraceHas a New Famly! 2351 SW Frisco Terrace has a happy new famly!  This home was on the market a short time.  One reason would be the beautiful fenced back yard that has privacy and is on an interior canal.It could also be the side load garage and huge back covered...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 11
Oconomowoc WI Real Estate, 8/1/15-9/1/15, Kristin Johnston, REMAX   By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center        Real Estate Report For Oconomowoc, By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor          My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My marketr...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 15
I bet you've never heard of Kirkland, Arizona. Kirkland is barely a speck on the map. If you blink while driving through downtown Kirkland you will miss the entire town. Located almost a two hour drive North of Phoenix, this is where the most expensive home sold in Arizona last week can be found....
By Ashley Kimble Slaughter
Comments 5
House Selling Tips: Making Your House More AppealingOnce you decide to sell your house, you may want to put it on the market right away. Before you move forward, take a good look at your house through the eyes of a potential home buyer. Taking an objective look at your property and house can bene...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 17
  Many Sellers...or "would be  Sellers" have a price in mind or profit that they have planned from the sale of  their home...that is human nature.    Sometimes that price is accurate....and other times...the Market says "no" to that price.  What is the reason for "NO"...?      It may be the loca...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 35
Should Sellers Let Showing Cards Build Up? I was out showing homes this weekend with a couple of first time home buyers.  In each home I showed, I noticed the designated spot where Realtors left their business card to let the seller know that they showed their home.   In the newer listings, the p...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
How to Hire a Mover- 7 TipsPeople will tell you that selling your house is the most stressful thing you can do, but right up there is the actual move itself.  How do you hire the right moving company? Let’s face it, they’re going to be transporting your household goods - clothes, furniture, art- ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 16
How good of an idea is it to let or make the Home Seller show their own home to the Buyer? Yesterday I had a unique Listing Meeting with a  Manchester NH Home Owner who was interviewing for a Listing Agent. They asked me if I would give them a discount if they showed their own home? My first ques...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
Real Estate Market Report, New Berlin,WI for 7/31/15-8/31/15, Remax  By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                       New Berlin Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Realtor                           ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 6
Over Priced Listing 101- 5 Steps to Prepare Your Home For Market Three or so months ago a couple called and asked me to visit with them about listing their home. Before meeting with them I did a thorough market search and clearly knew the home had been over-priced for a very long time. It had bee...
By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
Comments 0
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly.After all 15,315 houses sold yesterday, 15,315 will se...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 & 2015 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO...
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
Comments 0
SOLD! Closed Today 104 Highland Avenue, in the Park Section of Port Washington, NY. Congratulations to my Listing Clients, Home Sellers Jeremy & Andrice, on the Sale of this Home and as their Accredited Buyer's Representative, ABR the Purchase and Occupancy of their New Home.  My clients had spec...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 1
The Village At Country View Overview Maps Photos $284,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,270 sqftYear Built: 2013MLS #: 6520913 Location 4 Libby CtTelford, PA 18969USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108john@johnhandsch...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
Comments 2
 Price of homes for sale in Brownsville & East New York Brooklyn 9/1/15 4 Bedroom one family home for sale in Brownsville   As of Sepember 1st , 2015 there are 15 residential one family homes for sale in Brownsville & East New York Brooklyn and 39 Multi family  2-4 family homes for sale on the Br...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 3
Say what????  I know, I know, you just bought this house and have no intentions of EVER moving but if you do, it will be a long time coming.  Let me repeat myself, the time to get your house ready to sell is the day you buy it.Yes, you've just bought a home to keep your family comfortable but you...
By Geoffrey Jones, Sell my home fast - We buy houses
(Investorwize LLC)
Comments 20
 When it comes to selling your house fast, your success will usually match the amount of time and effort you place into it. Sellers who are receptive to learning new things about the process are often the most successful. This article has many tips to help you become smarter about real-estate sel...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 77
I've been a Home Stager in New Hampshire for many years now, and I'm surprised that the quality of MLS photos hasn't improved very much.  With the growth of the home staging industry and all the media attention I would expect to see a change. The majority of MLS pictures are still average, or bel...