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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 40
 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 Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 17
SOLD! Another set of happy buyers on Fishhawk Lake!    These buyers were my sellers just a couple of months ago. I sold their last lakefront home and they turned around and purchased this one so that they can be steps away from the water, with sunshine flowing in their windows in all seasons. We...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 9
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 12
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...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
Comments 1
New Home listed, 152 Cir at the Traditions in Kahului MauiNew home in Kahului Maui on the market.  Traditions is a fairly new neighborhood in Kahului Maui.  If you're looking to buy a home on Maui that represents a great value, close to shopping, schools and many different beaches.  152 Meheu Cir...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 51
Serious sellers understand the importance of marketing. Strategic marketing is key to any sales business. Real estate is no exception.When you list a house for sale you are placing a product on the market, and your product will sell at it's highest price only...if buyers feel it's priced fairly,i...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
Address: 813 S 101st St West Allis, Wisconsin 53214-2506 Taxed by: West Allis MLS #: 1512828           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 Re...

By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Comments 0
 Here is a quick look at what it going on in the real estate market in our area... Winterwood, Lake Winterwood and Remington. There are currently 3 homes for sale ranging from $399,900 - $609,000 Winterwood - 1 Lake Winterwood - 0 Remington - 2  There are currently 2 homes under contract for sale...

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 3
The most exciting day of the week for me is generally Friday mornings. It's when the bulk of my new listings tend to go "live" in MLS. I often enter my listings prior to our "on market" date. I want to see what they look like when published, rearrange the photos, if necessary; double check the in...

By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
Comments 5
Last year about this time at a listing presentation we got to the range in pricing. The owners decided the numbers were incorrect and would be going with another agent. The price because it "is" a seller's market was going to be about $30,000 over the high end of the range.The property in the mea...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 11
Curb Appeal & First Impressions - 5 Seller Tips to Keep Up with the Joneses Yes, the old saying about keeping up with the Joneses is not always frowned upon - especially when it comes to curb appeal!  “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” also rings true when it comes to curb...

By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE
(RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 0
Fair Market Value Sherman homes for saleWhat is the best price for a piece of  Sherman Homes for sale real estate ? Fair Market Value Sherman homes for sale ,Mortgage lenders, appraisers, and real estate brokers use what is called the “fair market value” (FMV). FMV has been defined as “the price ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 27
Staging Tips to Sell Your Parent’s Home Many of my calls are concerning the staging of an older parent’s home before they sell it.  Here in Palm Beach County, we are blessed to have many seniors who have chosen our beaches and community to fit their retirement lifestyle. When it’s time to make a ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 15
 There can only be one “trump card” held by the listing agent.  Is that card the Seller or the Buyer’s Agent?  The Seller/Builder was always my Trump Card.  He always won.  I think it’s a “no brainer” but not all brains work identically.  There was a question posed by Kathleen Daniels on the Q & ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(Preferred St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 7
Ready. Set. SELL!  All documents are signed, photos taken plus a 3-D technology tour to best show off the property's assets, the listing has been uploaded to the Multiple Listing Service and distributed to local agents. Now what? Reaching a targeted market segment to get feet through the door on ...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 10
My buyers wish was to find a small condo, close to work to live in for the next two - three years and then maybe use it for a rental. I’ve listed their home and it is under contract so we found this little gem to write an offer on. It’s been accepted, inspections scheduled and we are off to a sta...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 26
I recently had a conversation with a friend that had been conducting interviews to hire for a particular position with his company.  He shared that every applicant that had been invited for an interview had a very strong resume and on the surface, each was well qualified for the job.  He shared t...

By Lisa Hicks, Serving Central and Southern Maine
(Hoang Realty)
Comments 4
According to the 2017 National Association of Realtors Animal House: Remodeling Impact report, in 2016 61% of households owned a pet or planned to own a pet in the future.We do love our pets!  Personally, I'm a dog lover.  I have a Chocolate Lab named Lexi who loves the snow.There are some featur...