Home Selling

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By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 5
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 Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 24
"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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
If you will be selling your house this fall, an early decision will be whether to team with a Henry County Realtor® or go the “For Sale by Owner” route. One thing to consider is messaging.“Messaging” is one of those words that Henry County homeowners began to hear a lot after Madison Avenue decid...
By Nathan Tutas, Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Sunset Ridge Davenport Market Update Sunset Ridge in Davenport is a well maintained and gated community located near to the intersection of US 27 and I-4. This provides easy access to much of Central Florida, with Disney World, Orlando International Airport, and Legoland only about half an hour a...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 34
  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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 19
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 38
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 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))
Comments 2
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 Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 25
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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 18
Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 7/30/15-8/30/15 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Milwaukee County, WI My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the real estate a...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
 Black Diamond in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report July 2015 Black Diamond in Wellington Fl is a tranquil haven where modern living meets a wonderful nature preserve. It’s among the perfect choices there are in Wellington Fl for an abode. Black Diamond is a secure guard-gated place ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 24
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 Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
Comments 0
At one time the owner raised Buffalo on this 36 acre property with a custom home.  As the market changed he returned it to just his private home with a 3.5 acre lake, 4 horse stall barn with workshop and storage area.  Located in Buda, IL this is a wonderful place to live!It's unassuming exterior...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 1
 Selling Your Home in Long Beach, California This Fall?   Are you planning to sell your home this Fall in Long Beach, California? Selling your home is a very big event in your life. And sometimes you don’t have a say in the matter when you sell your home. Conventional wisdom says the best time to...
By Mario A. Reyes, Your real estate friend at San Francisco Bay Area
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 0
  This townhouse, a beautiful 2-story, 1,050 sq.ft. LA, 3 Rooms, 1 Full Bath, 2 Half baths, 2 Carports and off-street parking. It has a big Courtyard and located  near Golf course, Shoreline and Walking trails of Marina Park. This park is popular for those who want to have a picnic or daily walki...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 10
I just had a closing where the owner needed every penny to get to his new home.  His life savings had been wiped out keeping his 90+year old mother in law in the assisted  living facility.  He barely had money to move, but he bought the paint to paint the insides of his closet because he wanted t...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 13
A Home Seller on a Rant said "What does it matter who I list my home with, aren't all Real Estate Agents the same?" The sad truth is that many Manchester NH area Home Owners will find the answer the hard way. There is certainly a difference between one agent and another and those that read my blo...
By Connie Lou Barnett, GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC
(Real Living/Home Realty)
Comments 0
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
 Equestrian Club de Wellington FL | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Julio 2015 Cuando se habla de bienes raíces en Wellington, debemos decir que El Equestrian Club de Wellington es una de las más maravillosas comunidades en el área. Definitivamente se sentirá inspirado al entrar a esta ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 4
Depersonalizing is one thing - stripping a home of any feeling that people lived here is another.  I learned this lesson years ago when my clients painted (beige) their home in Chevy Chase, MD and did not hang any pictures back on the wall. - Someone showing the house asked if renters lived there...