Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 5
Top dollar, wanting the highest price in the shortest time possible is a goal of most Maine real estate property sellers. To get on with their life. To replace a place. To settle an estate. End a nasty divorce. Find a new job because of shutters over the windows or pink slips at the last one.Movi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 36
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 4
Days on Market in Gilbert, Arizona June 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. It appears, at least for the moment, we've hit a bit of a plateau in the Gilbert, Arizona Real Estate Market when it comes to how quickly homes are selling. June saw a fla...
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 3
OPEN HOUSE: Beautiful 4 Bed 2-Story Home In The Heart Of Ahwatukee!14858 S 46TH PL Phoenix, AZ 8504414858 S 46TH PL Phoenix, AZ 85044Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Resort-like backyard with pool, spa and citrus trees. Perfect location in the heart of Ahwatu...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersTelling You the Truth Selling your Carlsbad home is a complicated, challenging process. It takes time and dedication, no matter how experienced you might be as a seller. Even though our inventory is low and favors sellers that does not ...
By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway)
Comments 0
 Listing DetailsProperty summary43654 PIERPOINT TERRACE, LEESBURG VA 20176 ~ Townhome in LansdownePrice: $578,000MLS #: LO8645356Bedrooms:  3Bathrooms:  4.5Interior: 3,167 sqftLot: 4,792 sqftYear Built: 2004Call or text Gina Tufano at 703-574-3478 for more info or to see if this property is still...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 16
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 Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 50
Why isn't my home selling?  Your home has been on the market for 3 months with little to no interest.Showings have been few and far between.Feedback was glowing about the condition of the home and how well it showed.There were no offers.The open house was a bust.Your agent is sending you informat...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 7
525 Gender Rd 525 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 PROPERTY DETAILS $250,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 215026912Bedrooms: 0Full Baths: 0Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1998Lot Size: 401x521Taxes: $2378.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 5.05 acres zoned R-3 low density residential. 1920 historic brick home with...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 3
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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   JUST SOLD     Beautiful 4 bedroom home for sale in New Berlin, WI !   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE       Search All Homes For Sale   4220 S Regal Dr New Berlin, WI 53151-5920   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Cur...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
You are pretty Lucky you SOLD THAT HOME so FAST. That is something another agent called to tell me. They have a couple of listings in that neighborhood and neither one has sold in what seems like FOREVER. I thought right away perhaps because at least I know they didn't call me back when i called ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 4
When an offer is presented on a property, what is the average time the Listing Agent should take to submit the offer to the Home Seller? Recently I was representing a buyer, we looked at a new owner occupied listing, wrote a strong offer and presented it. The listing agent replied he would wait a...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 7
Is this a Monet?  No, it's a Palos Verdes photo by Norma Toering of Charlemagne Int'l Properties.Those of you who have followed my various real estate blogs for several years know I have no problems finding lots of lovely things to say about living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  When looking for...
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 6
There are some agents in Sacramento who don't respect sellers of short sales and treat them like tenants or squatters, which I've never really understood. When you're selling your home as a short sale, it means you are taking responsibility for the situation and not running away like a dog with y...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 4
Data help demystify why some homes sell faster than others. It’s not just location, location, location — although location is certainly important. Lots of other factors make one house hot and another one not.  http://bit.ly/4-Ways-to-Tell-How-Fast-Home-will-Sell 
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 5
There are days set aside for special events, celebrations of past events, tributes to persons that have sacrificed... I would like to deem July 24th as an Electrical Holiday! I did a Pre-Listing Inspection the other day here in beautiful Albuquerque in the north valley. House was built in 1963, t...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 7
For Sale ~ Waterview Pool Home in Cooper City South Florida5136 SW 90th Ave, Cooper City, FL 33328by Broker Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties   Amazing home in the heart of Cooper City, property sits on a really beautiful lot on the golf course with a brilliant pool and a canal. This home...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 12
Do You Have All The Tools You Need To Sell Your Home?  Some tasks appear easier from the outside than they actually are.  With repetition comes expertise and efficiency.  This morning on my To Do list was replacing our kitchen faucet.  The spray head supply coil had cracked and was leaking.  Now...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
 As the temperature continues to rise, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Here are five reasons that you should list your house for sale now. 1. Strong Buyer Demand Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest fo...