Home Selling

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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 8
 When someone considers selling their home, their initial interests are how much, how soon and what will it cost? Outside of the commissions and seller closing costs, there is much more to consider. The age of  a property typically provides many simple answers before you list your home.  Here’s a...
By Jake DaRosa, Top performing real estate broker and teacher.
(The DaRosa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Search current inventory of American River Canyon Homes for Sale in FolsomListing DetailsAmerican River Canyon Homes for Sale in Folsom7635 Baldwin Dam Rd, Folsom CA 95630 Price: $1,950,000 MLS number: 15024630 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Square Footage: 2320Call Jake DaRosa at 916-402-5786 to see i...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
Comments 5
18201 Sharon Lane, Huntington Beach 92648                                               $749,000               Great condition and well located near Main St. and Beach Blvd.2,077 sq. ft. (A) of living space. 4,356 sq. (A) ft. lot size.This can be shown with only a 1 hour notice. This is a team li...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Isn't this a beautiful picture of a home?Isn't it inviting enough to buyers - to stop by and show interest in the home?Yes, pictures are worth thousands of dollars in our business.As Andrea Swiedler says in this re-blog, think these pictures as your head-shots!   Stiff competition still exists fo...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 1
Kathy Streib always has a succinct way of getting her point across and this one is no exception! This is a perfect blog to share with sellers that you meet with! It is always easier to have someone else tell them the hard facts - and this is great.  Thanks Kathy! And if you are planning on Sellin...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 8
 Active Members of the Big Canoe CommunityWhen Ray and Margie Bowyer moved to Big Canoe, Georgia from New Jersey thirty years ago, the community would never be the same! Ray and Margie poured their hearts and souls into Big Canoe. They did not just move here to retire. They moved to Big Canoe to ...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 0
For Sellers, Summer 2015 Listing Presentation:Aloha All Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) with LUVA Real Estate. We wanted to introduce ourselves to you, and what better way, than to put together a listing presentation on-line - (lets stay green and save some trees).So please, take a minut...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 67
A Couple of Gallons of Paint Cost the Seller a SaleWhen a home goes on the market a good agent tells the seller everything that needs to be done to make a good first impression and get the home sold. Not only does the price have to be competitive in the market but anything that will be an objecti...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 27
There are those luxury homes that will blow you away with lavish features, extravagant architecture, and rare amenities reserved only for those who's expensive tastes have no boundaries. Then there are the luxury homes that are steep in price because of location, size, or exclusivity. The most ex...
By Laura Staude Flood
(Century 21 Affiliated Crossroads)
Comments 0
$95,000, 2Bd/2Ba Condo, 1357 sqft.    Laura Staude Flood | Century 21 Affiliated Crossroads | 920-699-8121laura@laurasrealestate.com | 611 Reena Ave #4, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 Why rent when you can own this affordable 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom spacious condo 2Bd/2Ba Condo   $95,000 Year Built ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 8
We Listed 7 of the Last 8 Luxury Homes Sold on Madeline Island Madeline Island Realty is definitely on a roll.  Call it a trend or merely an indicator, but the fact remains that over the past four and one-half years, we listed seven of the eight Madeline Island homes which sold at over $500,000. ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 14
                     If It Is Not A Historic House in Wickford Tear It Down That seems to be the word lately along the waterfront in Wickford RI where most of the historic homes are.  If you are not classified as an historic home by the Preservation Commission, you can tear the home down.  From c...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 23
After about 10 years or so, we're getting out of the staging business.  From a pure time management standpoint, we probably never should have been doing it at all. But Mary has training and a great eye, she enjoyed it, and it was an attractive free service to offer to our sellers. Over the years,...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 82
     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 Stanley Stepak, Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,
(Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH)
Comments 0
  Current reports from Multiple Listing Service and TeleGraphics suggest a very strong sellers market over that of this time last year.   Curnt vs. Prev Month Curnt vs. Same Month 1 Yr Ago Curnt vs. Same Qtr 1 Yr Ago   Jun. 15 May. 15 % Change Jun. 15 Jun. 14 % Change Apr. 15 to Jun. 15 Apr. 14 t...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 4
804 E Bellerive Pl, Chandler AZ 85249. 3 bedrooms, den, 3 bathrooms, single level, 2780 square feet, 3 car garage, pool and spa.  Built in 2003 by Pulte Homes in Lagos Vistoso , a gated lake community near Riggs and McQueen.  Waterfront cul-de-sac lot with North/South exposure.  MLS 5313425 WOW! ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 6
Selling your vacant home can be an opening for burglary or vandalism.  What can a home seller do to lessen the chance their vacant home will not be victimized? If you are selling then it is likely not a secret.   This assumes you have met and know your neighbors by the time you are moving! Let yo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 33
When an offer is presented to a Seller, should the Buyer Agent be allowed to present when offers are gone over with the Seller? I just had a request from an agent they be there when i present the offers. The request was passed on to the Seller when teh seller asks "So you as the listing agent wor...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 7-What to Do With a Vacant Home! This is the 7th and final post in a series about Preparing Your Home for Sale. You have now:1. Committed to selling your home2. Learned to see your home as others see it3.Repaired,replaced and refreshed your property4. Edited, pa...
By Laura Kelley, Your Home, Your Lifestyle, Your Goals
(LK Real Estate)
Comments 0
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   2015 is a Stellar Time to Sell a Home for Many U.S. Home Owners Across the country       3 Reasons Why It's a Great Time for Sellers     http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2015/07/24/3-reasons-why-its-great-time-for-sellers   Rising home prices, demand from home b...