Home Selling

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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 47
I am tall. Well, not super tall, just a bit taller then average. The problem is that I can also see higher then average. And I have quite a few buyer clients who are way taller then me and obviously they can see even higher. For some reason many home sellers expect their potential home buyers to ...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 28
In response to all the homeowners who routinely overprice their homes, refusing to give weight to carefully prepared market reports and hoping to be paid extra for all the good times that transpired between their four walls, I say this: As you already know or may have heard, moving is one of the ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Oconomowoc for the last 30 days.  Are you looking to buy a house in Oconomowoc?  Wondering what your Oconomowoc Home is worth?  Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at kjohnston@rem...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 15
All over the country, the inventory in the real estate market is tight.  More people want to buy houses and condos than there are sellers.  And even when there are sellers, those sellers then become buyers once again - often in the same area in a different price range.So let's say there is a move...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 13
Why You Should Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your House?Most home buyers hire a licensed inspector to have their future home inspected. Home inspectors may be able to uncover existing problems as well as those who may cause problems in the future.It is always a good idea for sellers to get...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 8
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~10208 Tenava Ct. in Canyon Creek Feb. 14th 2-4pm www.10208tenava.comBuyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story brick nestled in a cul-de-sac behind mature trees at this weekend’s open house Sunday, Feb.14th from 2-4pm.Click on the link above to view the exclu...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 13
    Are you thinking of Selling your home in Waukesha                                          County ?         Right now in many neighborhoods in Waukesha County, we are experiencing what we call "Thin-Ventory"...many Buyers and not as many Sellers as are needed to fill the demand for housing in...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 3
Just Sold in Crest Ridge Estates, Woodbridge, VAOn October 4th (2015,) I had the pleasure of listing 11648 Crest Maple Drive in the community of Crest Ridge Estates in Woodbridge.   The market analysis I had run at the listing appointment just a month prior revealed not too many comparable sales ...
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 10
I know you've heard it before and probably don't believe it, but an agent who is incapable of defending her commission is very unlikely to possess the negotiation skills that are necessary to adequately protect her seller during contract discussions or even escrow, for that matter. When I made an...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 11
What's the Most Reliable Way to Search for Homes On-lineThe Internet is where 95% of all potential home buyers start their search. It may be a focused search if they know where they want to be, or of relocating, they want to get a feel for what's available while maintaining some type of anonymity...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 18
Recently I accompanied my son when he purchased a new car.  As a general rule I really do not like anything having to do with the car buying process!  This particular time was more tolerable for several reasons. He was dealing with someone I had recommended and trusted. The salesman's reputation ...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
Comments 0
Review For Barbara Michaluk Sold 14800 Pennfield Cir 304 Leisure World of MD5 Stars“After my initial meeting with Barbara, I knew I had found the agent I wanted to work with to sell my condo. Barbara clearly laid out the process and guided me along the way. She gave me great advice on how to pres...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 16
Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller: This is an update to my post from a few weeks ago where I indicated available inventory was low. It's even lower now! Right now buyers in Monroe NY have little choice when it comes to finding the right home. As can be seen by the below, inventory has significan...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 8
Have you wondered how long it takes to List a home? A Home Owner called on Saturday night, his home had been for sale for 6 months. He has already relocated out of state and the home sits empty ready for a new buyer. He demanded to know how fast i could I list and Sell his Manchester NH area Hom...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
The first offer is the best offer - most of the time.Experience has taught me this.However, what does the sellers think of the first offer?Well, they hope that the next offer will be even better - and wait for something that may never happen!In this post, Laurie Murray shares this trap along with...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 0
SELL NOW    We Buy Charleston area Houses and Mobile Homes   ►►SELL NOW!! Mobile Homes.Please Contact us today!Mobile Home Values:       http://www.CharlestonSCMobileHomes.com We are the  real estate company based in Mt Pleasant, SC. Do you have a House or Mobile Home to SELL to us?  End Your Sea...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
Comments 0
►►We Buy Mobile Homes - Fair Cash Offer (Summerville) > ►►SELL NOW!! Mobile Homes. Do you have a House to SELL to us? We Buy Mobile Homes and Houses for Cash! End The Search and Start the Process Today! Any Price Range Or Location in Charleston County South Carolina See How Our Process Works And ...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434, Weichert Office 301-681-0550)
Comments 2
Client Review For Sale of 2901 Leisure World Blvd 432 Leisure World5 Stars“Barbara sold our Condo in a very unfavorable market. She is very good at marketing and especially recommending and scheduling contractor repair work. She is a great communicator and keeps on top of all details. We worked w...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
Comments 1
 This one was news to me. The Wall Street Journal had it buried in a ‘spread sheet’ section of their online Real Estate section: “Why It’s Harder to Sell Your Home in an Election Year.” If you are like me—never having had an inkling that Olympia homes for sale have rough sledding in an election y...