Home Selling

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By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
(Realty One Group)
Comments 21
Jan Green offers  a refreshing approach in how to professionally capture listings. Done the 'Green Way', who can find any fault in putting the seller first before our persoanl accolades and triumphs? Thanks Jan for a post that should be FEATURED! Over the years I've found it best to uncover a sel...

By Filomena M. Thompson, Realtor, ABR, CDPE, CIPS, MRP, SRES, TRC
(REMAX Results)
Comments 0
Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.  Th...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 29
With the arrival of fall in the Manchester NH area, I am seeing a great deal of expired listings. What is an expired listing? It is a home that was listed but did not sell. How can a home not sell in this market? That is what a lot of people ask when there is a shortage of homes for sale and a st...

By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 3
There was a time when you could literally put a sign in your front yard and it would not be that long when you could have some buyers; somehow that cycle has a tendency to repeat itself every so number of years. Putting a sign in your front yard does not do it; it takes a lot of hard work and eff...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
Comments 0
 Home for Sale at Las Cimas in Austin, TX 5406 Pecan Brook Dr Austin, TX 78724 is offered at a REDUCED PRICE of $269,900!!! Directions: From IH 35 take 183 South, Exit Manor, Left on Springdale then Right on Pecan Brook Dr. House on Left across from LBJ High School.  Upgrades Galore! The stunning...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
Comments 15
Essential information for Sellers.  It is essential that you prepare your home properly before putting it on the market. It may be simpler than you think.   How Are You Greeting Your Buyers?   How often have you heard that you only get one chance to make a good first impression? Yes, it’s become ...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 1
Clayton NC homes for sale under $165,000 with 100% financing Clayton North Carolina has a variety of homes in all price ranges in all types of communities. From ranch style homes on acre lots to luxury homes in gated communities. Clayton has great schools, good infrastructure, access to Raleigh, ...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 0
159 Paraggi Court in Portofino Equestrian Center in Clayton  This is a magnificent home in Portofino on a beautiful landscaped lot with trees and a sodded front yard. The Custom built 2864sqft home has a beautiful stone and fiber cement front with an elegant covered entrance.      The grand foyer...

By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 13
On Fridays it's customary in Oconomowoc Wisconsin Real Estate and Lake Country Real Estate for sale for people to go out for a fish fry. This is done at local restaurants,bowling alleys, bars, and many other places. Traditionally, a fish fry consists of a few pieces of fish, some french fries or ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 8
San Jose Short Sales - Another Successful Short Sale The Brickyard in San Jose - Investors Dream Pending Litigation - All Cash Buyers Notice all of the lockboxes on the rail on the left. The Brickyard in San Jose is an investors dream. We closed another short sale on April 21, 2011.  Sale price $...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 12
San Jose Short Sales - Maybe Not Short in duration and ceratinly note easy - over one year later we are closing this month with Buyer #4.   Thank you Bank of America for not helping with the process and for making this transaction pure Hell.   We may not believe in Bank of America ... but we do ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 8
Blossom Valley Homes - HAFA SHORT SALE   LIST DATE: 1/21/2011 CONTRACT DATE: 1/31/2011 CLOSE OF ESCROW: 4/21/2011   SELLERS RECEIVE $3,000 FOR RELOCATION EXPENSES   HAFA HAPPENS BABY! Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $499,999 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. That headline might be a little aggressiv...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report 9/1/17 to 10/14/17New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report 9/1/17 to 10/14/17  My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in New Berlin, WI. Are you looking to buy a Condo in New Berlin?  ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 0
Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in San Tan Valley, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another San Tan Valley property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners ...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Executive Real Estate Services)
Comments 3
Welcome home to this spacious two-story home with a great layout for entertaining!! Seller says SELL and with a price of $279,900--you won't find a better deal in Coles Crossing!   Newer than most, this home in Coles Crossing was constructed in 2005 and is situated at a high point in the subdivis...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in Gold Canyon, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Gold Canyon property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners would ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 2
Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in Maricopa, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Maricopa property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners would allow ...

By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
411 Aurora Vista Trail Aurora, Texas  Beautiful 3,865 Sqft home Sitting on a little over a acre lot 5 bedroom 3 bath 3 car garage This beautiful home is in the perfect location! Lots of space - and also lots of yard space. Privacy, peaceful and quiet. Huge bedroom and bathrooms - lots of closet s...