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?


These are good questions and – lucky you – the answers are right here within the pages of ActiveRain, the top real estate social network on the planet.


Within our content library you'll find more millions of articles, written by the pros, on home selling topics like how to choose a listing agent, the questions to ask before hiring one, how to stage the home and create curb appeal. What happens if the appraisal comes in lower than the amount the buyer has offered? Is an offer from a buyer with a conventional loan approval better than one from an FHA buyer?


We have the answers here at ActiveRain and chances are great that if you can't find them now (which is hard to imagine!) you will find them tomorrow or the next day because our experts add hundreds of new posts every day.


Only ActiveRain gives you the chance to read news and advice from professionals who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk – the boots on the ground every day in the real estate industry.


Expert real estate advice, free for the reading – you gotta love that!

Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
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 30
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 8
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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 15
It's been quite a while since time did not permit me to get this weekly post out but last week was just too much of a whirlwind for me to write it. However, this week has been much more manageable. In this week's edition of Animals of the MLS we have a curious and inquisitive little guy who has b...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 16
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 Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 2
Look who wants in . . . And check out the clutter.  Would your buyers be interested in looking further?  Suggestions?Thanks Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert  It's been quite a while since time did not permit me to get this weekly post out but last week was just too much of a whirlwind for...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 16
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 Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 1
The Celtic Connection Realty Team - We Take the High RoadSolutions Real Estate - Multi-Million Dollar Producers 2004-2015 Direct: 480-987-9322 Cell: 480-612-7968 Fax: 800-410-9607  To search for homes go to our web sites:http://www.QueenCreekRealEstateSolution.com   (includes San Tan Valley)http:...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 9
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 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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 19
It's been a crazy busy last few weeks for me and I know I'm a few days late in getting this weekly blog post out but it's better late than never! The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week is so enormous that I had to select one of the aerial pictures to be able to showcase the entire...
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 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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 11
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 Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 19
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 Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Achieve your dream of home ownership FREE Pre-Approval 100% Financing Available Credit Problems? Not a Problem! Call today. Let your dreams take flight! Call or email today to see how I can help you own a home of your own. Cell 602-421-4300 Cappy.Capozzoli@snmc.com For more information visit: Sec...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 4
Is it possible that a Home is "Too Hard" to sell? What factors would keep a home from Selling? Are any of them too big to over come? This question was asked to me by a MANCHESTER NH area home Seller who could not sell his home. I sold his neighbors home and they told him to call me. Last summer,...
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 Sheri Jones, Realtor Specializing in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(Prudential California Realty)
Comments 0
Three Critical Steps in the Home Appraisal Between applying for a home loan and the close of escrow comes a most crucial step: the home appraisal. Since the transaction that got you to this point is one in which a buyer and seller agreed on a price, the appraisal is more likely than not to match ...