Home Selling

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By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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 Active Members of the Big Canoe CommunityWhen Ray and Margie Bowyer moved to Big Canoe, Georgia from New Jersey thirty years ago, the community would never be the same! Ray and Margie poured their hearts and souls into Big Canoe. They did not just move here to retire. They moved to Big Canoe to ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 10
 When someone considers selling their home, their initial interests are how much, how soon and what will it cost? Outside of the commissions and seller closing costs, there is much more to consider. The age of  a property typically provides many simple answers before you list your home.  Here’s a...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Home Sales,Pewaukee Remax Here is the Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report for the last 30 days by Kristin Johnston, REMAX, Buyer's Agent                                              Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, ...
By Debra B Albert, PA - Team Albert - Ron and Debbie Make The Most of Your Move, St Lucie MLS Home Search and Market Information
(Keller Williams Realty)
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If You Price It Right, They Will Come My Team, Team Albert at  Keller Williams in Port St. Lucie FL set a record yesterday.  We put a home on the market in our MLS.  We then had 4 showing requests.  By the end of the day we had a signed contract.That is not happened before to me.  It all has to d...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 69
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)
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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 John Herman, Licensed Illinois Managing Broker- Property up Inc
(Property Up Inc.)
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Enjoy living on Bangs Lake with your own beach and dock in this 2 story home at 300 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084. $349,900 Almost 3000 square feet Two story on Bangs Lake Dock and Beach Skylights and vaulted ceilings New Paint New carpet Newer roof and siding Nice deck with beautiful vies of t...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 2
RYAN ESTATES CHANDLER!  2363 S Eileen Place, Chandler AZ 85286.  4 bedrooms + den + exercise room + bonus room.  BASEMENT HOME!  5488 Square Feet, 3.5 bathrooms, 4 car garage, pool and spa.  MLS 5313543.Absolutely incredible Ryan Estates basement home! This custom Tuscan creation is waiting for y...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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I Just Sold: Fabulous 2BD/2.5BTH townhome in the rarely available, well maintained community of Camelot Gardens (Rock Creek), Cooper City, Fl. ; large living room, well-designed, bright kitchen, two master suites upstairs each with a small balcony; spacious, private courtyard entry, ideal for ent...
By Kim Higgins & Associates, www.KimHiggins.com ABR, CRS, ePRO
(REALTY EXECUTIVES, SELA Northshore/Southshore Offices: (985) 778-0657 - (504) 468-7979)
Comments 6
Curb appeal is a word that we hear thrown around by the likes of realtors, landscapers, and potential homebuyers. But what does the word entail? Curb appeal can be found in the houses that make you take a second look, the houses that wow you. Basically, it means how appealing the home's exterior ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 26
After about 10 years or so, we're getting out of the staging business.  From a pure time management standpoint, we probably never should have been doing it at all. But Mary has training and a great eye, she enjoyed it, and it was an attractive free service to offer to our sellers. Over the years,...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 JUST SOLD!!!Fantastic corner / cul-de-sac lot. One of the few acreage communities with a neighborhood pool and playground!Great Dripping Springs ISD schools.125 Polly’s Point Dripping Springs, TX. 786201.001 AcresFor more details on how to SELL your Dripping Springs area property contact:Jeremy ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 22
A Home Seller is saying they want to be there for all showings so they feed the Buyers when they look at the home. She wants to be able have them sit down, she can serve up some homemade food and discuss her home for sale. This is surely an unique way to promote ones homes, but will she get more ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 34
When an offer is presented to a Seller, should the Buyer Agent be allowed to present when offers are gone over with the Seller? I just had a request from an agent they be there when i present the offers. The request was passed on to the Seller when teh seller asks "So you as the listing agent wor...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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804 E Bellerive Pl, Chandler AZ 85249. 3 bedrooms, den, 3 bathrooms, single level, 2780 square feet, 3 car garage, pool and spa.  Built in 2003 by Pulte Homes in Lagos Vistoso , a gated lake community near Riggs and McQueen.  Waterfront cul-de-sac lot with North/South exposure.  MLS 5313425 WOW! ...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 80
Unlocking the Property DoorYou would think unlocking a door would not require an instruction manual.  A key and door locks are both uncomplicated instruments often made complicated by not changing locks on listed properties so that agents can show a property with ease as expected.While sellers ma...
By Keith Ritter, 602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor)
Comments 0
  Contact: David Bacon Phone: 6237766625     3 Bed 2 bath home in El Mirage, AZ Listed at 155000       Send To   Subdivision Sundial 3 Category Homes Type Single Family Re-Sale Sq Footage 1832 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms 0 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year Built 2001 Home Address 12614 W P...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Kathy Streib always has a succinct way of getting her point across and this one is no exception! This is a perfect blog to share with sellers that you meet with! It is always easier to have someone else tell them the hard facts - and this is great.  Thanks Kathy! And if you are planning on Sellin...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 8
Walk to Water North Kingstown RI Ranch Soon to MarketMount View neighborhood They say a picture is worth a thousand words in North Kingstown waterfront communities so here it goes but what you do not see is the depth, height, and backyard of this two to three bedroom ranch home!  A home raised up...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Isn't this a beautiful picture of a home?Isn't it inviting enough to buyers - to stop by and show interest in the home?Yes, pictures are worth thousands of dollars in our business.As Andrea Swiedler says in this re-blog, think these pictures as your head-shots!   Stiff competition still exists fo...