Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
Address: 20300 Terrace DR E Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045-3587 Taxed by: Brookfield MLS #: 1515074           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston  RE/MA...

By Marianne Bandy, CRS, GRI, Certified Negotiation Specialist
(Parker Homes - The Bandy Team - Keller Williams Park Meadows)
Comments 3
The public perception, true or not, is that this is a total Seller’s Market. If you're not serious and well prepared for the market, and if you haven't hired an agent, you may not be prepared for what happens. Homes are selling and buyers are buying, but this is a serious game. To be a serious, c...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 8
OPEN HOUSE: NW Austin~Canyon Creek~Sunday, Feb.26th 1-3pm Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story home at our Open House this Sunday, Feb.26th from 1-3pm www.10512canyonvista.com 10512 Canyon Vista Way, Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of Canyon Cree...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 14
Deciding to sell your home is like jumping into a pool...It can't be done 'half-way'...But to take the plunge, there's only one way to do it:Get Ready, Arms Extended - Jump, then Swim...Get Ready (For Showings):You already know to clean every nook and cranny and you've been told that the counter ...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Oceanfront Enterprises 2016          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Conventional     2     $387,000     $193,500     $193,500     459          Analysis By Area                   Avon Oceansi...
Hagerstown, MD - First Time Buyers - Buying a House in Hagerstown, MD By Jim Curry Real Estate Agent with Re/ Max Achievers  Washington County - Hagerstown, MD - First Time Home Buyer ~ Information If you're considering moving / buying a home or re-locating to Washington County including Hagersto...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 7
     Bad neighbors!  You are trying to sell your house.  The sign is in the yard, the price is right, your real estate broker has put it in the MLS, it is showing up on the major real estate websites.  But your obnoxious, annoying neighbor is turning away potential Buyers.       Whether it's loud...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 10
Amberleigh in Alexandria Virginia 22315 - Market Update 2.24.17The Amberleigh neighborhood is located in Alexandria off of Beulah Road. The tree lined streets provide a peaceful setting and privacy all while being just 5 minutes from popular Kingstowne. Amberleigh consists of 502 townhomes; the h...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Kinnakeet Shore 2016          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Other     1     $327,500     $327,500     $327,500     678                   Conventional     16     $7,241,000     $452,563     ...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Hatteras Colony 2016          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Conventional     16     $3,897,380     $243,586     $235,000     387                   VA     1     $440,000     $440,000     $44...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Islander Condos 2016          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Conventional     3     $641,375     $213,792     $237,375     196                   Cash     1     $250,000     $250,000     $250...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Askins Creek 2016          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Conventional     5     $1,559,000     $311,800     $312,000     348                   FHA     1     $238,598     $238,598     $238,5...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
There is a myth that Home Sellers should avoid VA or FHA buyers. Here in the Manchester NH area Home, home owners are learning they can get a high price by selling to a VA buyer.    VA appraisals require extensive repairs. This is inaccurate. It is more accurate to say that the VA requires move-...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Avon 2016          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Other     1     $327,500     $327,500     $327,500     678                   Conventional     55     $19,379,859     $352,361     $272,500  ...

By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Comments 0
    Sold Market Windward Isle 2106          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Conventional     1     $487,104     $487,104     $487,104     255                   VA     1     $220,000     $220,000     $220,000...

By Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & personality!
(Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 5
For those of you that follow me on Facebook too, you know that I'm a "big fan" of first impressions.  Having just returned from a family vacation, this concept was reiterated time and time again as we relied upon many others for service, meals & entertainment.  But back to real estate, I can tell...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Higher inflation one more reason to buy a home now. Inflation hit a 2.5-year high in Dec., and while it lowers the value of Americans' money, it could push the value of each dollar invested in a home higher over time. Read more.        Are you pay...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Think of Home Staging as PREPARATION. It's really just the act of getting your house ready....making it look it's best so it's appealing to potential buyers. Home Staging is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home selling process.   Something that home stagers and real estate agents hea...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
The phone rings and a frantic caller asks why I send her a post card calling her "Expired"? You see her Manchester NH area home was listed and the contract to list it expired with her old agent. This is what Realtors call "an expired". Her next question was "why didn't all these agent bring buye...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 29
Typically (but not always) Expired Listings expire due to the market rejecting the list price. When inviting the owner(s) of an Expired Listing to use your services as their Listing Broker, once you have ruled out any other reason (except price) the Expired Listing did not sell the last time arou...