Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?

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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 39
One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand is "first impression". You have heard it and read it time and time again....You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.  It's been said millions of times, so often that it's become background noise. It's like "...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
One simple and inexpensive way to brighten your garden: get a Colorful Wind Spinner!How do you overcome the Winter Blahs?  Some people get the Winter Blahs, my suggestion is: Go to your Garden Center and enjoy the vibrant colors of the flowers. Now if you want something low maintenance that will ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 1
Waukesha County 4 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/18/17Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX   Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for 1/1/17-2/18/17.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is K...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Realty, Million Guild Certified Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Nona Advantage III)
Comments 0
The 2016 Year in Review for PGA Village Port St Lucie, FL Real Estate sales according to the Realtors Association of St Lucie County.When a Real Estate Professional gets his seller the highest price in the neighborhood in years, that is a great feeling for the agent and more importantly a very ex...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Realty, Million Guild Certified Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Nona Advantage III)
Comments 2
The Kevin B. Tolbert Florida Real Estate NetworkDid It Again!SOLD in 22 DaysHighest Price per Square Ft in 2 Years7234 Mystic WayWho Do You Know Who is Thinking About SELLING or BUYING?Call 772-834-0099The Kevin B Tolbert Florida Real Estate NetworkPGA Village * Treasure Coast/Stuart * Orlando 96...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 7
Unreal Estate, by Michael Gross a book recommendation for all to read….Those of you, who are intrigued or at least interested in reading about the owners and the history of their Mansions in Beverly Hills, Bel Air and the Platinum Triangle  and want to see behind the curtain a glimpse of their li...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 46
 We got an email...quite unexpectedly from a "by chance"....meeting with someone we did not know. (Who would think visiting someone in the hospital would mean a listing from an ambulance driver ?!)     Off we went ....two children and one on the way meant a larger house was in their future and t...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/12/17Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX    Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for 1/1/17-2/12/17.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Homes ...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 58
Active Rain works if you let it and networking gives you a huge advantage.I got a call about a year ago from a woman asking me to discuss the possibility of selling a single family home and a two flat in Evanston. The property belonged to her sister who had passed away suddenly and it was now an ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
4138 Iroquois Avenue, Lakewood, CA Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Just Sold! Get the Info! Lakewood Homes for Sale Lakewood Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Hom...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 1
So your selling a home. Of course you want to sell high. Who doesn't? Sometimes, though, we need a realty check and re-think our asking price.  As much as we don't want to acknoweldge it, there are times when the price should come down. Here are six points to consider written by attorney G. M Fil...

By Dimitri Zubrich, Friendly real estate agent in Westerville
(RE/MAX Impact)
Comments 2
Are you looking to sell your house fast in Westerville, OH?Selling a house quickly often requires doing some renovation. If you are planning on selling your property you already know the importance of curb appeal. Other than putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls and doing some clean up not m...

By Treasure Coast Real Estate- Homes & News, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292
(BEX Realty Treasure Coast)
Comments 3
How to Sell a House that Didn't SellWhy Most Homes Listed for Sale Don't Sell and What to Do About It Get FREE Instant Access by completing the form on this page. (Intended For Home Buyers/Sellers). If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your h...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 3
Because I'm regularly Blogging on ActiveRain,this  PODCAST  became my opportunity!Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show! This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain co...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 17
Have you ever stepped inside the rolling barrel at the end of a Fun house that can spin you upside down never letting you out as a clown laughs at you? Well that is what a Manchester NH area Home Owner described it as when they tried a Limited Service Listing. They paid a flat fee up front where...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson ""No...we don't have that "part" in our presentation," we told him.  We will go back to our office and do our home work and show him the reason we are suggesting $X as a price based on our unique Total Market Overview analysis."Right on target - and - re-blog!  We got a...

By Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager
(Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC )
Comments 8
Welcome to 9301 Old Gold Mine Ct. in Mint Hill NC! This home is inside I485 and offers country living in the city. Nestled in the town of Mint Hill you have easy access to uptown, Ballantyne or Southpark, not to mention the amenities of Mint Hill. With great schools, lots of parks, low Mint Hill ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 2/17/17   We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing. That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 2/17/17.  I hope you all had a great week, and...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 10
OPEN HOUSE TODAY AT THE YACHTSMAN!Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM14021 Queens Harbor Road, Charlotte NCExpansive views of the lake--arguably the BEST VIEWS IN THE COMPLEX!  Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this stunning, WATERFRONT townhome that boasts all the conveniences you could p...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
Address: 211 Chestnut Ridge Dr Hartland, Wisconsin 53029-1303 Taxed by: Hartland MLS #: 1511545           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/MAX...