Home Selling

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By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHomeandPayNoCommissionYour 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 ...

By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Every wonder why your FSBO listing isn't selling? Check out the Carstensen Team's latest video series of the most common FSBO mistakes. This is video 1 and we hope you will find it useful in your for sale by owner quest. For more real estate information, contact Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Resul...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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I wanted to share these great tips from Debe Maxwell, CRS , as I think they likely apply in any market. How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make Are you thinking about selling your Charlotte home? If this is your first time going through the home-selling process, you may be won...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Sally clearly describes the importance of removing personal photos that very often influence buying decisions....      Part of our preparation for the sale of a home is an inside out examination of the property. We  tell the Sellers that while  David  is not an  inspector, he has a background in ...

By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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A couple of years back,  I was in competition for a listing against an agent in a BIG NAME company.   For some insane reason, the sellers decided to have us present our case to them at the same time.  I have no idea why, and if I had known about it ahead of time, I would have told them I needed t...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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A Buyer calls and states "they want to purchase the best style home I have." I proceed to narrow down what they are asking for. I ask, What type of home are you looking to see? "The best one". What is the best one I ask, "you know, the most popular one." Well, how much do you want to spend? "Wha...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  The New Year is upon us and time to review my listing presentation to be sure it is up to-date and ready for the current market.      I always want the most current information in my listing presentation to reflect the times and the services I give to my Sellers. There are things that come to m...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Buyers may relate or feel more connected to a tastefully decorated home. Remember emotions buy!   The Best Time to List Could Be Right Now  The holidays are here and some people think that is at cross purposes with selling a home. The good news is that is could be an even better time to sell your...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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The #1 Reason to List Your House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher...

By Karen Rice, Keller Williams Alliance Charlottesville VA
(Keller Williams Alliance)
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Never Underestimate the Power of A Great First Impression In real estate, as in all things, you never have a second chance to make a great first impression.  When selling a home, that first impression is usually online.  If a home doesn't have the online presence it deserves, like the example sho...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, What 20-year-olds should know before buying a homeWhat would new 20-something homeowners tell their 20-something friends? Sweat the details, don't lie to your Realtor and pay close attention to HOA requirements. Read more.  Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & A...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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¡La Razón #1 para poner su casa a la venta hoy!   Muchas personas creen que es mejor vender su casa durante “el mercado de los compradores de la primavera”. El razonamiento es que habrá más compradores que durante los meses del invierno y por lo tanto usted podría vender su casa más rápido y por...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Los precios de las casas subieron 7 % con respecto al año pasado   Según el último Índice de los precios de las casas de CoreLogic, los precios nacionales de las casas han apreciado un 7.0 % desde octubre 2016 a octubre 2017. Esto marca el segundo mes consecutivo con un aumento del 7.0 % año tra...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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Welcome To:  112 Peyton Road, Williamsburg VA 23185 By J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Traditions If you love Colonial Williamsburg then you will love this home! The home is located in the much sought after Kingsmill on the James subdivision which is like being on vacation a...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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Welcome To:  1221 Colony Trail, Lanexa VA 23089 By J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Traditions Gorgeous Colonial home on 7+ ac. on a private wooded lot in the beautiful water front community of The Colonies in New Kent. The home features 3262 sq. ft. which has 4BR, 2.5BA, har...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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10 Things to do to have Your Home SHOW-READY!More great blogging fodder can be found in the Q&A section here in the Rain - thanks today to Sharon Altier, SFR!  Sharon's question had to do with what we instruct our sellers to do in preparation for each and every showing.  Here are 10 tips that I h...

By Joe Kendall, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Realty )
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 2018 Market Values for my home located Fort Myers * Cape Coral * Pine Island *Bonita Springs * Sanibel Island * Lehigh Acres * Port Charlotte. Specializing in Waterfront, Gulf Access, Luxury, New Construction . Home Valuations . Free Home Valuations. It's not about me, it's all about You! Joe Ke...

By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
Comments 120
I'll admit I love my flannel  jammie  pants, they are very comfy; but when I'm going out, they certainly stay at home and I am dressed. Yesterday, when I went grocery shopping, I was amazed at how many people wear their flannel jammie pants to the store!   There were jammie pants people in the ce...

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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If you are a homeowner who can no longer make your monthly mortgage payments, you still have opportunities to avoid foreclosure and the damage it would do to your credit.  Although more complicated and more challenging, a "short sale" may prove to be the best alternative.If you are unfamiliar wit...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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▐►For Charleston 4bd-2ba Rent to Own Home (The Woodlands of West Ashley) ★ ★ We invite all real estate agents to go to the MLS listing to sell this property:9 Woodleaf listing  Follow this link to see the page: Click to view listing ★ ★ For Sale Charleston  Renovated 4bd-2ba Rent to Own Home West...