Home Selling

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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 32
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 Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 8
 What angle are you using to take your pictures from? Are you getting the best pictures possible for your listings? You only have a few seconds to capture someone's attention so make sure you do it right!  Here are a few examples of some really bad Real Estate photos ... Are you LOOKING FOR THE H...
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 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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 20
You have decided to sell your home. You've seen the TV shows about Home Staging and you know that preparation and presentation of your home are very important.You want your home to look it's best, but you aren't exactly sure what "it's best " actually is. You aren't alone.Most sellers find the ex...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 18
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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 20
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 Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Zephyr Real Estate)
Comments 2
Establishing Cost Basis, Valuation and Equity for a Marital Home in DivorceWhen a couple calls it quits, they ultimately must ask “What’s mine?”  Assume this hypothetical couple bought their house in a community property state with no separate assets involved in the purchase of their primary resi...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 8
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 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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 16
Your family has just learned they must sell Granny's house, and it isn't the kind of place that will appeal to the current market.  You know!  All of the people who are learning all they know about real estate from HGTV? The decor is a combination of "That 70's Show" and Chippendale.  Since Grann...
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 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 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 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 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 Sheri Jones, Realtor Specializing in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(Prudential California Realty)
Comments 1
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 ...
By Nancy Robinson, #1 Century 21 Realtor in Michigan
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Comments 0
 This home has been lovingly maintained and upgraded as needed throughout the time this family has owned this home. It is much more spacious and charming by far than the typical bungalow. The full brick exterior (minus the family room which is done in new vinyl siding) is beautiful and gives the ...
By Nancy Robinson, #1 Century 21 Realtor in Michigan
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Comments 0
 Wonderful and spacious 3 bedroom 2 full bath brick bungalow in excellently located Woodwardside sub. Lovely living room boasts large picture window and beautiful fireplace; and opens to dining area. Kitchen is large; plus all appliances stay! Bedrooms are spacious with one full bath on the first...