Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 49
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 30
If you are preparing your home for sale, or planning to list your home for sale soon, here is a simple step you can take to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Create a notebook that includes household documents and photos .  If you are organized and have things saved in one place, thi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 49
Remove These Two Things Before You Place Your Home on the Market.  If you are planning on selling your home, there are two things you need to remove before you put that For Sale sign in the front yard. There are 2 other “D’s” (besides the “declutter” word) that you need to address when preparing ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
Dont you love when people call to yell at you. This morning it was my turn as a Home Seller listed with another company called to demand to know why their home was not selling. Looking it up on MLS it was expired, so i could talk to them, but would they listen? I knew the home, i drive by it a fe...
By Albert and Katona Real Estate Group KW Port St. Lucie, Experience Makes The Difference
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
  Here are four best home improvement projects with a positive return on investment (ROI) the condition of your property has a big impact on the sale price.  Always keep it neat, clean and bright and there are some improvements you can make in order to sell for more.  Not every improvement is a g...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
SOLD in the Trotters Ridge Subdivision in Warner Robins GASOLD in Warner Robins GAPriced right, this home found a buyer quickly who wasted no time in getting it under contract. The result is another home SOLD in the Trotters Ridge Subdivision in Warner Robins GA 31088, courtesy of Anita Clark wit...
By Lori Blank, Lori Blank & Associates, LLC
Comments 0
   There are numerous steps that must be taken to properly stage a home, and some sellers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the tips and steps they have been told to follow. It may be acceptable to skip over some of the steps to save time or money when staging a home, but there are some mis...
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
New Listing: Move-In Ready 2 Bed Condo At Discovery at Daybreak!  3491 N Arizona AVE 52 Chandler, AZ 85225 $100,000 View Photos 5300435 Residential Apartment Style/Flat Active Beds/Baths: 2 / 1 Bedrooms Plus: 2 Approx SqFt: 798 / County Assessor Price/SqFt: $125.31 Year Built: 1985 Pool: Communit...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 19
 Under Contract - Custom-Built Home in Summersville WV  This 1989 fabulous, custom-built Summersville home located in the Rosewood Estates is now under contract.This home was on the market for 51 days.    Home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathooms, 4,200 sq ft. of living space  on 5.725 acres.  A Sch...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 6
Investors. I am really sick of them at the moment. If I never have to deal with another one ever, I will be happy. If you are not aware, there is a game that investors have been playing and I believe that someone is going to get sued over it.Here is how it works. You have a listing for sale and a...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 12
Do we need a state law that listing agents must provide a CMA or BPO when listing a home? I was shocked to read in the Q and A section that some states do already have this law. Common sense states that if an agent is Listing a home, they need to provide a CMA or BPO to assist in setting the pric...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 19
FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR CLERMONT FL HOME DID NOT SELL AND BECAME AN EXPIRED LISTINGYou have finally made the decision to sell your Clermont FL home. You found the right Realtor®, you signed the listing agreement and you are excited beyond comprehension! You do everything your Realtor® suggests.   D...
By Cindy Allen Fekete, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
Comments 1
Keystone of Galvez Home Under Contract Before Active in the MLS We don't just put your home into the MLS, hoping it sells. From the moment you choose to work with us, marketing begins on your home. This marketing not only includes intense internet marking but it also ranges from door knocking and...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 0
Idabel OK Home Sold Country Rural Acres Land Integrity Real Estate Services LLC 209 SE Avenue N, Idabel, OK 74745 187 Butler Pool Rd, Idabel OK 74745 is SOLD!  Another Rural Country Home with Rural Water and Acres has been sold by the Integrity Team, Judi and Don Barrett at Integrity Real Estate ...
By Marcia Goodman, A Realtor that meets your needs!
Comments 3
The 5 Best Staging Projects for Sellers to Net the Most Money The 5 Biggest Bang for the Buck Projects to Gain the Highest Return on Your Investment are outlined below. 1 The Kitchen - Update it Adding a few classic and inexpensive changes can make a difference in how your home will stand out! A ...
By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
Comments 3
Get the snake before it bites you.   What snake am I referring to?  The Home Inspection Report "Snake" of course.  The sneaky little critter that can come up behind you and bite you on the butt before you ever know it is there.   Now mind you I am not referring to the home inspectors themselves,...
By Angela Clark, CRS, Realtor since 1997.
(Tony Clark Realtors, LLC)
Comments 2
Residential Home Available for Purchase 2568 Arbor Terrace, Owensboro Kentucky 42303 The Area's BEST BUY!  Hidden on quiet court. Enjoy the peace & quiet in this easy to maintain Patio Home. One-level living offers a step-free environment. Home features Suites Concept: Each bedroom offers its own...
By Tammy Todaro, ABR
(RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Ma.)
Comments 5
Another Home Closed by Tammy TodaroAnother successful closing today!  12 Ashbury Dr. Frankin, MA.  Listed and sold in 1 day for $600,000.  Call me for a free market analysis so we can succesfully close on yor home as well!    
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 7
Prairieview Farm Subdivision is located on CR 5 north of CR 4 on the east side of the road in Cleveland Township, Elkhart Indiana.    Children who live in Prairieview Farm Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools. 2015 1st Quarter Elkhart Homes for Sale, Ho...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 2
Not every Sacramento Realtor will cancel a listing upon request. It's always been my policy because, let's face it, the door swings both ways. Sometimes I discover off-kilter sellers I don't want to work with, and maybe their quirks, let's call them, were not evident in the beginning. Besides, wh...