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By Joyce Thomas, Anthem Merrill Ranch AZ Real Estate
(REMAX Home Expert Realty)
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When clients ask me about home staging, I always tell them "less is more".  What I mean by that is being a minimalist.  This is when the look of the home is streamlined and orgnaized.  It creates a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Many people think by "less is more" that I want their home bare...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Sold and Closed in Widewater Village Subdivision in Stafford, Va 22554Sold: 52 Acadia St Stafford, Va 2255452 Acadia St in Widewater Village is now sold and closed courtesy of listing agent Amanda Davidson. This lovely home was on the market for just 4 days and settled in 15 days. My seller is th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
When selling your house, “Must Love Dogs” is not the movie you want to show.  If you ask any real estate agent for a top ten list of things that can derail the sale of your home, pets and pet odors are right up there.It’s not that buyers don’t like pets.  In fact many buyers have their own set of...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Door Knob Falling Off in My Hand Was Just My First Clue During a recent broker caravan, I walked into the house with cute curb appeal and drought tolerant landscaping.   It was a warm yet not oppressively hot day and the the door was slightly ajar.   I closed it behind me and the door knob fe...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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"Can I use their bathroom?" The answer from me has always been YES. You can use the home sellers toilet. Home sellers should be prepared for buyers, their agents, the home inspector, the appraiser and just about ANYONE else who enters the home to "use the bathroom."Home sellers should leave adequ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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8468 Elusive Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Vacant View Lot!  BACK ON THE MARKET!Buyer did not perform, here is your chance to buy this great view lot in the Sunset Strip area.  Nearby there is another larger parcel on the market. Please contact me directly for more details!  Fantastic View Lot...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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Real Estate professionals go through real estate school to learn the basics of the business. They are required to take a state test and to be licensed before they ever start working in this profession. Once they are through another 24 hours of school work (Post license) they begin studying the bu...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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While the goal is to get the highest possible closing price in a reasonable amount of time listing a property above market value often turns away prospects and decreases the likelihood of a successful sale (see chart A).  An overly aggressive price prevents a property from taking advantage of a k...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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1645 Mountcrest Ave Vacant Land : SOLD!!!Congratulations to the new owners and best wishes for them in building their dream home in the coveted Sunset Strip area of Los Angeles, CA!  One of the more challenging view lots that takes savvy buyers and builders to build a  new construction view home!...
By Realtor Ben Townsend, www.benhomes.com
(Acquire Homes)
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div class="mceTemp"> The Broadmoor Beautiful Walk Around the lake at The Broadmoor Hidden Play Ground. The Broadmoor The Broadmoor Hotel. Broadmoor Main The Broadmoor Golf Course Broadmoor Real Estate. Ben Townsend Realtor. The Broadmoor Area Beautiful flowers at The Broadmoor. Walking the Broadm...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
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Value of My Home in Florida Keys, 305-395-0814 You may not still be accepting that Fall is around the corner. Yet it's here because when September is here reality hits us. Here's what happens to Florida Keys real estate in the Fall...  The Autumn, Florida Keys Real Estate Market is in full swing ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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When you put your Henry County home on the market, your most effective marketing mechanism isn’t the front yard For Sale sign—although that sign is certainly one way to generate valuable neighborhood awareness. It’s not the well-designed ad your Realtor® publishes, even in the most well-read Henr...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  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 Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Catch 2 Amazing Homes w/ Tons Of Potential On Our Weekend OPEN HOUSE!Click on an image to view listing information for that home                          Click on an address caption to view the blog for that homeDid you know that Shanna Day has been in the Top 1.5 - 2% Of The 31,000 - 42,000 Real...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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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 Becky Bortzfield, Real Estate...It's what we do!
(North Florida Home Team)
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Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support  Jacksonville, Florida, August 31, 2015—Becky Bortzfield with Keller Williams First Coast Realty has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Ce...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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While a picture is worth a thousand words, certain words and phrases, when home selling, are clearly worth more than others. That word phenomenon has now been quantified by a study which concludes that positive words to accurately describe  a home increases its sales price, and the probability of...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 35
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 Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
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There are so many reasons to hire a prefessional to handle your Real Estate Transaction, it doesnt make sense not to. Hiring a Real Estate Professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house is one of the most 'educated' decisions you can make! A Real Estate Professional has the exper...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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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...