Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 54
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
Dont you love when people call to yell at you. This morning it was my turn as a Home Seller listed with another company called to demand to know why their home was not selling. Looking it up on MLS it was expired, so i could talk to them, but would they listen? I knew the home, i drive by it a fe...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 31
If you are preparing your home for sale, or planning to list your home for sale soon, here is a simple step you can take to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Create a notebook that includes household documents and photos .  If you are organized and have things saved in one place, thi...
By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
Comments 0
What is a First Time Seller Bob? A first time seller is someone that has hung in there through the tough times and worked hard to build equity in their home. It is someone who purchased at the right time and is now ready to buy up.  People that buy up generally purchase homes that are worth about...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
Remove These Two Things Before You Place Your Home on the Market.  If you are planning on selling your home, there are two things you need to remove before you put that For Sale sign in the front yard. There are 2 other “D’s” (besides the “declutter” word) that you need to address when preparing ...
By Albert and Katona Real Estate Group KW Port St. Lucie, Experience Makes The Difference
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
  Here are four best home improvement projects with a positive return on investment (ROI) the condition of your property has a big impact on the sale price.  Always keep it neat, clean and bright and there are some improvements you can make in order to sell for more.  Not every improvement is a g...
By Lori Blank, Lori Blank & Associates, LLC
Comments 0
   There are numerous steps that must be taken to properly stage a home, and some sellers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the tips and steps they have been told to follow. It may be acceptable to skip over some of the steps to save time or money when staging a home, but there are some mis...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 9
I know it sounds crazy, but, your House does talk to the Buyers!I always tell my clients to imagine that the Buyer cannot understand the local language. The only way they have to tell the Buyer about the features of their home is Visually. That's why it is so important to prepare your home for sa...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
SOLD in the Trotters Ridge Subdivision in Warner Robins GASOLD in Warner Robins GAPriced right, this home found a buyer quickly who wasted no time in getting it under contract. The result is another home SOLD in the Trotters Ridge Subdivision in Warner Robins GA 31088, courtesy of Anita Clark wit...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 2
New Listing: Move-In Ready 2 Bed Condo At Discovery at Daybreak!  3491 N Arizona AVE 52 Chandler, AZ 85225 $100,000 View Photos 5300435 Residential Apartment Style/Flat Active Beds/Baths: 2 / 1 Bedrooms Plus: 2 Approx SqFt: 798 / County Assessor Price/SqFt: $125.31 Year Built: 1985 Pool: Communit...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 7
 it is invisible There a few ways that a house is invisible, we will talk about a couple here and now. One would be that the listing agent did not input it into the MLS computer in the correct zip code. Now if the listing agent has a team, and someone else enters the listing it is STILL THE LISTI...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 0
DC Ranch is a highly prestigious and award winning luxury community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Silverleaf is an even more exclusive section of DC Ranch. This is where the Most Expensive Home sold in Arizona last week is located. The private entry gate and driveway are lined with beautiful desert sce...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 19
 Under Contract - Custom-Built Home in Summersville WV  This 1989 fabulous, custom-built Summersville home located in the Rosewood Estates is now under contract.This home was on the market for 51 days.    Home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathooms, 4,200 sq ft. of living space  on 5.725 acres.  A Sch...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
View the 3D Virtual Image Tour of this Fabulous Pool Home. 1474 SW Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953 Price Reduced! Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2572 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclose...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
Do we need a state law that listing agents must provide a CMA or BPO when listing a home? I was shocked to read in the Q and A section that some states do already have this law. Common sense states that if an agent is Listing a home, they need to provide a CMA or BPO to assist in setting the pric...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 2
 Heidi Herda Sells Another St. Louis Park, MN Home Above Asking Price!Heidi Herda of The Herda Home Team with Keller Williams Classic Realty Sold another St. Louis Park, MN Home for Top Dollar! This St. Louis Park Home Sold...Twice, in One Week!This St. Louis Park, MN home is situated in a quaint...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 6
Investors. I am really sick of them at the moment. If I never have to deal with another one ever, I will be happy. If you are not aware, there is a game that investors have been playing and I believe that someone is going to get sued over it.Here is how it works. You have a listing for sale and a...
By Cindy Allen Fekete, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
Comments 1
Keystone of Galvez Home Under Contract Before Active in the MLS We don't just put your home into the MLS, hoping it sells. From the moment you choose to work with us, marketing begins on your home. This marketing not only includes intense internet marking but it also ranges from door knocking and...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 19
FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR CLERMONT FL HOME DID NOT SELL AND BECAME AN EXPIRED LISTINGYou have finally made the decision to sell your Clermont FL home. You found the right Realtor®, you signed the listing agreement and you are excited beyond comprehension! You do everything your Realtor® suggests.   D...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 0
Idabel OK Home Sold Country Rural Acres Land Integrity Real Estate Services LLC 209 SE Avenue N, Idabel, OK 74745 187 Butler Pool Rd, Idabel OK 74745 is SOLD!  Another Rural Country Home with Rural Water and Acres has been sold by the Integrity Team, Judi and Don Barrett at Integrity Real Estate ...