Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 1
Somerton Rancher Overview Maps Photos Features $229,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,097 sqftLot: 00 sqftYear Built: 1959MLS #: 6934004 Location 15118 Carter RdPhiladelphia, PA 19116USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108[email prote...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Comments 5
A New Listing at 27202 Pueblonuevo Dr. Mission Viejo$714,900This property is open today from 11AM to 4PMCome by and check out this 1954sf home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  It is priced to sell at $714,900.  The views are from the front and the rear yards.  If you want a spacious home this is i...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 19
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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 9
 Sometimes during home purchase negotiations the buyer will say "This is my best offer".  The buyer is indicating they have no intention of going any higher, a take it or leave it proposition to the seller.And our sellers wonder "Is this a bluff?  Or can a bit more money be made from the buyers?"...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 33
When we came upon this Concord NH area home, another buyer came running out with their agent saying :you do not want to go in there." My buyer looks at me, and walks faster.... toward the building. His motto is the dirtier the better. Less offers to compete with.   Have you ever seen a Home Buye...

By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
27202 Pueblonuevo Dr. Mission ViejoOpen today 11 to 4$714,900Yes we are open now and would like to see you here.  This a spacious home 1954 sf 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, with a fabulous view of the mountains and the Saddleback Valley.             Kitchen             Living room and Dining room.Come on b...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 10
     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...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 31
Typically (but not always) Expired Listings expire due to the market rejecting the list price. When inviting the owner(s) of an Expired Listing to use your services as their Listing Broker, once you have ruled out any other reason (except price) the Expired Listing did not sell the last time arou...

By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 0
Most homeowners know the basic tenets of spring-cleaning: Remove dust, vacuum, and generally rid your home of the previous season’s mess. This year, however, usher in springtime by going a little deeper: These 10 tips will get your hardworking appliances, linens, and surfaces in tip-top shape, ke...

By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
Comments 10
Selling A Home FSBO Has Its ChallengesThe main reason home owners look to sell their home For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is to keep from having to pay a commission to the real estate agent. As an example, on the sale of a $200,000 home, the real estate commission could be as much as $12,000 or more in ...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Realty, Million Guild Member Cert Luxury Home Mkting Spec
(Keller Williams Lake Nona Advantage III Realty)
Comments 2
                    5807 NW Dooley Circle, Port St Lucie, Florida 34986 Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Print Brochure Our Reviews Follow This Home! CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
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 Heather Paul, Realtor,Top Selling Real Estate Agent
(Expert 1 Realty)
Comments 1
Are you thinking of selling your Santa Monica Home, Condo, or Property now or in the very near future? Are you wondering how the Santa Monica Real Estate Market is doing? Well, NOW may possibly be one of the BEST times to sell your property. 4 Reasons Why NOW is the Perfect time to sell your Sant...

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 59
Active Rain works if you let it and networking gives you a huge advantage.I got a call about a year ago from a woman asking me to discuss the possibility of selling a single family home and a two flat in Evanston. The property belonged to her sister who had passed away suddenly and it was now an ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
How to Stage Your Bookcase When Selling Your Home.If you are selling your home, what you’ve read about staging and preparing it for sale holds true for the shelves and bookcases within it. Perception is key. Your buyer needs to see space. As they take in a room, make sure their eyes aren’t bounci...

By Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, #10 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Comments 0
 Fantastic opportunity awaits you! Outstanding archetypal Craftsman-style 4 bedroom 2.1 bath home completely renovated in 2003. Amazing downtown location, directly across the street from Barton Park North. Stunning living room with gleaming hardwood floors; anchored by gorgeous stone surround fir...

By Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, #10 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Comments 0
This is a car lover's dream home - nothing else like it exists within 25 miles! Poised on a picturesque setting with 5.5 flat manicured, and beautifully maintained acres - this home has excellent views of the land; a wonderful layout that boasts an open floor plan, soaring cathedral ceilings, a f...

By Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, #10 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World
(Century 21 Town and Country)
Comments 0
Adorable and turn key brick ranch in great Beverly Hills location - easy walk to downtown Birmingham! Lovely and large new kitchen in 2015 was expanded and offers great space to use as a work space or breakfast nook - complete with door wall that opens to large fully fenced backyard. Newer stainl...

By George Fotion, Hi Tech Marketing Utilizing Internet Platforms
(Call Realty Company)
Comments 5
I'm sure the answer is different for different parts of the country, but for Palos Verdes Estates, CA (a community on the coast South of Los Angeles International Airport by about 13 or 14 miles), this OBJECTIVE study helps to answer the questionRemember, knowledge is power!  Go here now: 

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 1
Preparing Your Home for a Physical Property Inspection in San Diego, CA The evaluation of your home’s systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, solar, sprinklers, (limited) appliances, etc.) and structural components (roof, foundation, walls, windows, etc.) of your home and its general condition as it...