Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: 20300 Terrace DR E Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045-3587 Taxed by: Brookfield MLS #: 1515074           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/MA...

By Marianne Bandy, CRS, GRI, Certified Negotiation Specialist
(Parker Homes - The Bandy Team - Keller Williams Park Meadows)
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The public perception, true or not, is that this is a total Seller’s Market. If you're not serious and well prepared for the market, and if you haven't hired an agent, you may not be prepared for what happens. Homes are selling and buyers are buying, but this is a serious game. To be a serious, c...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
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OPEN HOUSE: NW Austin~Canyon Creek~Sunday, Feb.26th 1-3pm Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story home at our Open House this Sunday, Feb.26th from 1-3pm www.10512canyonvista.com 10512 Canyon Vista Way, Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of Canyon Cree...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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Deciding to sell your home is like jumping into a pool...It can't be done 'half-way'...But to take the plunge, there's only one way to do it:Get Ready, Arms Extended - Jump, then Swim...Get Ready (For Showings):You already know to clean every nook and cranny and you've been told that the counter ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
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     Bad neighbors!  You are trying to sell your house.  The sign is in the yard, the price is right, your real estate broker has put it in the MLS, it is showing up on the major real estate websites.  But your obnoxious, annoying neighbor is turning away potential Buyers.       Whether it's loud...
Hagerstown, MD - First Time Buyers - Buying a House in Hagerstown, MD By Jim Curry Real Estate Agent with Re/ Max Achievers  Washington County - Hagerstown, MD - First Time Home Buyer ~ Information If you're considering moving / buying a home or re-locating to Washington County including Hagersto...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Amberleigh in Alexandria Virginia 22315 - Market Update 2.24.17The Amberleigh neighborhood is located in Alexandria off of Beulah Road. The tree lined streets provide a peaceful setting and privacy all while being just 5 minutes from popular Kingstowne. Amberleigh consists of 502 townhomes; the h...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Higher inflation one more reason to buy a home now. Inflation hit a 2.5-year high in Dec., and while it lowers the value of Americans' money, it could push the value of each dollar invested in a home higher over time. Read more.        Are you pay...

By Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & personality!
(Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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For those of you that follow me on Facebook too, you know that I'm a "big fan" of first impressions.  Having just returned from a family vacation, this concept was reiterated time and time again as we relied upon many others for service, meals & entertainment.  But back to real estate, I can tell...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Think of Home Staging as PREPARATION. It's really just the act of getting your house ready....making it look it's best so it's appealing to potential buyers. Home Staging is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home selling process.   Something that home stagers and real estate agents hea...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
The phone rings and a frantic caller asks why I send her a post card calling her "Expired"? You see her Manchester NH area home was listed and the contract to list it expired with her old agent. This is what Realtors call "an expired". Her next question was "why didn't all these agent bring buye...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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There is a myth that Home Sellers should avoid VA or FHA buyers. Here in the Manchester NH area Home, home owners are learning they can get a high price by selling to a VA buyer.    VA appraisals require extensive repairs. This is inaccurate. It is more accurate to say that the VA requires move-...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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 I've finally been able to re-blog this with the help of ActiveRain Support. There was a tech-glitch preventing Mimi Foster's post from being re-blogged. Another great reason to re-blog, we help others when they don't even know they needed the help! I'm focused lately on some "back to basics" blo...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Home Staging-Sometimes It Takes a Little Focus Home staging involves so much more than placing furnishings in a vacant property.  Helping homeowners who are currently occupying their home stage their home for sale is what I love to do most.  After the extras have been edited, stagers can repositi...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
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At the beginning of every month I review in detail the market activity in Southern Palms and the summary of the real estate market activity in Southern Palms is published on my blog.Southern Palms Subdivision is the area between Baseline Rd and Southern Avenue and on both sides of Hardy Rd. in Te...

By Shanna Day Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Looking For AZ Horse Properties And/Or Lots w/ Horse Privileges?Click on an image or address caption to open the blog post for that home on another window Love raising horses and other animals? Or do you simply need all the space you can get? Why not take a look at some Arizona horse properties f...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Free Real Estate CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) For Your Home                        Free CMA   http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/request-cma-report                          Thinking of Selling  http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/selling-your-home             Thinking of selling y...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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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 The Ryan-Whyte Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Bringing Valley Families Home
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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Lightly lived in 2 bedroom, 2 bath home nestled in one of Chandler's award-winning golf course communities. Home has been immaculately maintained; A/C & heating unit replaced last year, newer water heater (2 years ago). With extras including the south facing front porch area to enjoy morning coff...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Just Listed: Fantastic Opportunity to build 4300+ sq ft home south of the Boulevard (aka Ventura Blvd), north of Mullhollan Dr (historic Mullholland Dr.)  The price includes not just the land, but the design and ALL required reports (survey, soils, grading, structural, etc.) for a LEED-certified,...