Home Selling

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By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 58
BY PATRICIA FEAGER, 12/8/17REALTOR® with DFW FINE PROPERTIES ATTITUDESelling a home is really more about "attitude", as so many things in life are. It all begins with cleanliness, functionality, and making your home comfortable enough so others see themselves having what you have now. ACCESSORIES...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 19
Six Reasons to List Your House During the HolidaysSome say listing a house for sale is not a good idea because most home buyers are busy with holiday activities and not looking at homes..Really? Who made that up?Keep in mind that real estate is very local, what works in Florida may not work in ot...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 5
I've seen many sales fall through because the owner starts second-guessing a quick offer. In the end, it is more likely to cost you money than to put more in your pocket.  A Fast Sale, at a Good Price Is the Goal There is a tendency when a contract comes in and sale happens quickly that a seller ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 13
I wanted to share these great tips from Debe Maxwell, CRS , as I think they likely apply in any market. How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make Are you thinking about selling your Charlotte home? If this is your first time going through the home-selling process, you may be won...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 15
I just read an article that stated the market was turning in 2018 (if you can believe such forecasts) to one that is balanced if not shifting to favor buyers. Another article I read suggested sellers move their home (get contract signed in 2017) this year because the new tax bill in process addre...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 23
A Buyer calls and states "they want to purchase the best style home I have." I proceed to narrow down what they are asking for. I ask, What type of home are you looking to see? "The best one". What is the best one I ask, "you know, the most popular one." Well, how much do you want to spend? "Wha...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 28
  The New Year is upon us and time to review my listing presentation to be sure it is up to-date and ready for the current market.      I always want the most current information in my listing presentation to reflect the times and the services I give to my Sellers. There are things that come to m...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, What 20-year-olds should know before buying a homeWhat would new 20-something homeowners tell their 20-something friends? Sweat the details, don't lie to your Realtor and pay close attention to HOA requirements. Read more.  Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & A...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 11
10 Things to do to have Your Home SHOW-READY!More great blogging fodder can be found in the Q&A section here in the Rain - thanks today to Sharon Altier, SFR!  Sharon's question had to do with what we instruct our sellers to do in preparation for each and every showing.  Here are 10 tips that I h...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 0
▐►For Charleston 4bd-2ba Rent to Own Home (The Woodlands of West Ashley) ★ ★ We invite all real estate agents to go to the MLS listing to sell this property:9 Woodleaf listing  Follow this link to see the page: Click to view listing ★ ★ For Sale Charleston  Renovated 4bd-2ba Rent to Own Home West...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
Brookfield WI Homes for Sale | Market Report November 2017Get to know more about the “Edge City” of Brookfield WI!The City of Brookfield, Wisconsin, is in the heart of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. It is 10 miles west of Downtown Milwaukee along Interstate 94, within the third largest county i...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 11
Lessons Learned #1,576 - Do Not Leave Spare Keys Behind when You Move I think the reason all of us who sell real estate that love what we do, are drawn to the challenges that we face each day. Managing the daily issues that arise, makes for a never-a-dull-moment profession!  Lesson #1,576Sellers ...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 11
www.10616chestnutridge.com Buyers, act decisively and you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home that is BACK ON THE MARKET as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek! Click on the link above to view the exclusive website of this stately white stone home that is BACK ON THE MARKET in Canyo...

By Mark Baker, Serving Palm Beach County FL
(United Realty Group Wellington)
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 Black Diamond is located in Wellington Florida, this Market Report will cover one of the premier gated communities in the area. The detailed report by FL licensed Realtor Mark Baker will cover the current Black Diamond homes on the market, their prices, and the recent maret activity on them. Als...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 25
  The two minute "do overs", the sage advice given by all the real estate experts on TV....are things that Sellers sometimes take note of and greet you with their list from the television gospel of "do's and don'ts."    The "instant fixes and upgrades" that happen in minutes because the show is o...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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    Part of our preparation for the sale of a home is an inside out examination of the property. We  tell the Sellers that while  David  is not an  inspector, he has a background in construction....and  we look at the interior to "de-personalize", de-clutter,  suggest some other details that give...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 3
For those that are selling their homes during the holidays, don't be afraid to decorate, just don't go overboard.  Here are some very good tips from Kathy Streib who is a professional home stager:  Holiday Decorations and Selling Your Home.   It wasn’t hard to notice that holiday decorations have...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On December 4, 2017, Jeanne Sager published the fallowing valuable helpful report on Realtor.com about list of tips to sale home fast.1. Tidy ,up to make your house stand out2. Have your house staged,3. Hire a professional photographer to take listing photos,4. Make your home available for showin...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (877)507-2006
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
Comments 1
Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let’s ...

By Carey Frankel, Carey Frankel, ABR, SFR, CDPE, GRI
(Phyllis Frankel Realty Group | Ponte Vedra Real Estate)
Comments 3
The real estate process is stressful. No matter if you are the buyer or the seller you will run into some issues. You are going to have negotiate with the other side.Read the full article and see the infographic by clicking here: How to Handle the 3 Most Common Real Estate Negotiating Tactics at ...