Home Selling

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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Money Making Tips for Preparing Your Lancaster House for Sale ! Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list o...
If you are thinking of selling your house, you'll probably want start by doing some research to get an idea of how much your house is worth. However, the valuation of your house is not an automated fixed process as even the professional appraisers sometimes may differ on the monetary value of a h...

By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
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What is my Home Worth?     Have you ever relied on your Tax Assesement to know your Home's value?     Maybe you've searched online Ads or Home Listing Websites for House Values?   A client recently asked me why Zillow had her home listed as being worth only $228k; she paid $379k 9yrs ago.  She we...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer to accept, the closing da...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Clients ask me all the time what they should and should not do when a buyer's agent shows up to view their home. 1) Each day when you get up just assume somebody is going to come over and look at your house. Make the beds Clean the kitchen and put the dishes out of sight Straighten and fluff the ...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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 Is the prospect of FORECLOSURE looming over you?Did you know you have options? Did you know?·         The bank pays all closing costs and commissions for you when you short sale.           Some banks will give you $3000 or more to short sale your home.·         You can short sale investment prop...

By Christina Swanson, Tierra Antigua
(Tierra Antigua)
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How Much is Your Home Worth in Today's Market? Three Key Tips for Assessing Value   If you're thinking about putting the house on the market, or are simply curious about its value in the current economic atmosphere, it's essential to get an honest assessment of its value. An overly inflated figu...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Sure, it's a legitimate question: Can you sell your home without the representation of a professional real estate agent?  The legitimate answer is, Of course you can - but that begs the next question of whether it makes sense to do so. One assumes that sellers want to obtain the highest price pos...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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You know that it takes planning and preparation to sell your home, and the same applies to making a purchase.  But whether buying or selling, you'll also have to put a lot of thought into Moving Day.  After you've gotten three in-home estimates from professional moving companies and made your cho...

By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
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A long time ago when I was a newer agent, I had a young couple looking for a home and they had a list of questions.  In my mind, the only stupid question is one that a person has but doesn't ask.  We all start somewhere and the only way to learn is to ask.  One of their questions, amusingly, was ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Is your first 6 weeks of 2018 as hot as 2017 was? 

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Million $ Guild Member Cert Luxury Home Mkting Spc
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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6898 New Hope Road, Orlando, Florida Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Print Brochure Just Sold! Get the Info! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Search Homes for Sale in Laureate Park Laureate Park at Lake Nona Homes for Sale Free Home Values Search All...

By Corinne Fitzgerald, Realtor/Broker/Owner, FITZGERALD Real Estate
(FITZGERALD Real Estate)
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Staging 103- No Tricks - Just Tips I've been asked on occasion, "Isn't staging a home just a TRICK to get a Buyer to buy their home? You know like the Chevy Chase movie.... "Funny Farm" when he was having a hard time selling their house so they hired everyone in town to pretend it was a quaint Ne...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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Benefits of Using a Rent to Own Agreement to Sell Your House in CharlestonGet The Price You WantWhen you set up a rent to own agreement, you can think about it this way. Consider the price you want for the house. Subtract a good amount for a deposit, (this varies sale to sale and is always negoti...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Contra Costa County CA – If homeowner's have a bill of rights, then bankers must have one as well. We decided to put together the Banker's Bill of Rights. That way they wouldn't feel left out.Let me know if we should put this together and petition congress to add it to the constitution.1. All Ban...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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  Free Market Analysis For Your Home in  Brownsville Brooklyn Available homes for sale in Brooklyn are needed   Inventory Of Available Homes For Sale In Brooklyn Is Quite LowHomes For Sale Are In Demand  If You Are Thinking Of Selling Your Home Now Is A Good TimeCall Michele Cadogan917-861-9166Fo...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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SOLD!   JUST 12 HOURS ON THE MARKETCongratulations to my client, Eileen for a quick sale.. and to the Buyer, who are first time Buyers!  My client was initially a little hesitant to list yesterday and wanted to wait for the "Spring" market in March.  It was my recommendation, since there were no ...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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Si esta pensando en vender su casa de la bella ciudad de Riverside CA, y quiere tener una venta exitosa existen una serie de puntos  que se deben de tomar en cuenta al momento de listar su casa de Riverside CA, para la venta. Mencionare algunos que  serian:La Ubicación: Este factor es importante ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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    Brookfield, WI  Luxury Home Wih an Offer        In 24 HOURS with the Hansons !     Under Contract     View the Property Details, Photos, Map & School information here!   1560 Brian Ct Brookfield, WI 53045-2200   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 6419 ...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
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Leawood Lakes Investment Property Pending SaleMy sellers just went to contract on their Investment Property! This affordable single family Leawood Lakes home is centrally located in Naples FL.  The home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and an attached garage with plenty of space.  Also, a new AC syste...