Home Selling

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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 69
One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand is "first impression". You have heard it and read it time and time again....You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.  It's been said millions of times, so often that it's become background noise. It's like "...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 42
©Patricia Feager, 2/21/2017 I just finished reading, "Think About that First Impression," by Nick & Trudy Vandekar who wrote a great story after being inspired by a post written by Sharon Tara! They were both wonderful! As I read their stories and watched Nick's video I got that surge of happines...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 24
Did He Say How Many YEARS it would Take to Sell Your House?Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS asked a question in the Q&A section that spawned this post... Following a listing presentation, the seller said, "We both feel good about you listing our home but, _____ (agent) gave us a much better valuati...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Waukesha County 3 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report 1/1/17 to 2/18/17Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX   Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for 1/1/17-2/18/17.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is K...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
Comments 1
If you’re selling your home, your Realtor® has probably already told you that you’ll need to fix major issues (if there are any) before you list it.But what about problems with the foundation? How do you find them, and what do you do if your home has them?It’s important that you know that you’re ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
850 W. Adams, Near West Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 850 W. Adams 850 W. Adams is a 35 unit condo loft building built in the 1920's. 850 W. Adams is located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 850 W. Adams $7,991 Average association fees in 850 W. Adams $5...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 8
Phoenix Home Sellers. If you are thinking of selling your home at some point in the future I highly recommend you read this excellent article on preparing your home for sale.  On your mark, get set,  get READY to SELL your home! One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand ...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 13
Island Creek in Alexandria, Virginia 22315 – Market Update 2.21.17There are over 1200 homes in the Island Creek neighborhood in Alexandria Virginia. The neighborhood is home to single family homes, townhouses, and two styles of condos; garden and townhouse style. Island Creek is conveniently loca...

By Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
Comments 0
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, February 25th from 1:00-3:00pm Enjoy the lake without paying the taxes! Close to interstate & restaurants but with private living. 2 1/2 car heated garage, plus 1 1/2 car garage, great place to store the boat. Newer well! Master bedroom walks out to the deck. Lower level fam...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
Comments 2
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Cond...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 4
    The above chart is a display of the closed single family resale homes in Franklin MA that have closed from January 1, 2017 to February 21, 2017.  There were 25 closed transactions, and that's the exact same number of single family resale homes that closed in 2016.  If the market in 2017 is si...

By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
Comments 6
There are a lot of things that go into the successful sale of your home, but many people are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the contract. Whether you consult with your real estate agent or plan on diving in on your own, it's important to be clear on the terms. If you're wondering what you can...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 28
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 Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
Comments 1
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, February 26th from 1:00-3:00pm Beautiful one story home in a great neighborhood! Open concept floor plan, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Huge lower level family room, a great versatile space. Lower level bedrooms and family room only need floor coverings and...

By Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island
(Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes)
Comments 2
A Surprise Referral From a Recent Townhome Seller This morning, I met with a new prospective seller who had contacted me earlier in the week about listing his west suburban townhome (located about half an hour west of downtown Minneapolis). Last autumn, I procured the buyer in a townhome sale in ...

By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
Comments 5
Even though it is a bankers holiday; oh and those that put their time in government roles it became a busy day here.Having three showing appointments there was a call going out the door to see the property that had been shown as sold on FB! Doing due diligence the call was made and lo and behold ...

By The Myers Team | Las Vegas Top Real Estate Agents, Nobody Finds BUYERS Faster Than The MYERS
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
Comments 0
Las Vegas, Nevada – Almost a decade has passed since our country experienced the worst foreclosure crisis since the Great Depression.  Nevada was known as “ground zero” with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Many “real estate experts” claim the market has stabilized; however, a large nu...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 15
Atlanta Discount Commissions Sell Your Home for Less Atlanta Discount Commissions and Flat Fee services are often not what most homeowners envision when selling a home. The Atlanta home seller's idea of saving a few dollars on a commission is lost on the harsh reality that you are basically on yo...

By Greg Large, A Tradition of Trust
(ERA Real Solutions)
Comments 2
The Columbus Ohio Real Estate Market in review for December 2016 compared to the same period last year reflects:- A 7.2% increase in average sale price- A reduction of days on the market down from 56 to 45 days- A 1% increase in percent of List Price received at 97.9%December 2016 data predicts t...

By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 33
Should I Ask My Agent For a Portion of Their Commission? Part 1 I get this question a lot. Rather it's from buyer's or seller's asking me for money back at the close of escrow in exchange for their business, or agents debating amongst themselves, if lowering their costs exceptionally to get the b...