Home Selling

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By Shanta Jackson, ShantaSells
(Carolina MaxRealty)
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In this multiple offer/ low inventory universe, sometimes sellers overlook a few staging details that can get their home sold quicker and for more money.    Hardwood floors have become the standard feature that most buyers want. Buyers tend to prefer hardwood floors because of its added value to ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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 Sales summary for the Surrey Woods Townhome community in Streamwood IL near 59 and Bode Rds. Very popular area surrounded by the Cook County Forest Preserve with wonderfully maintained walking, jogging and bike paths.  Not to mention the great old oak trees in the area.  There is also a pond and...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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Full Service with Variable Commission in Tredyffrin Easttown This week we left Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors and began a new adventure with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. in Devon.  Why change companies you may ask?  Good question. The answer is each company has their own way of doing business....

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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Getting your Tredyffrin Easttown home ready for an Open HouseWhether the market for selling is hot or cold you need to prepare your Tredyffrin Easttown home correctly to sell it fast.  These 17 tips from Realtor Magazine might help.  17 Steps to Prepare your Tredyffrin Easttown home for an Open H...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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©Patricia Feager, 3/18/2017 WHY WON'T MY HOUSE SELL?Whether it's a new listing or not, sellers want to know why the Agent hasn't sold their house? To be clear, the Listing Agent represents the Seller and is responsible for marketing the property, consulting, communicating, facilitating, negotiati...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Should I or should I not offer a commission bonus to the buyer's agent when selling my Silver Spring, MD home? That is a question & discussion that pops up regularly. My answer is:Sellers, don't waste your money on a commission bonus. Do this [pick one] instead! Hire a professional organizer befo...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Brookfield WI Condo Sales Market Report 2/1/17 to 3/19/17Brookfield WI Condo Sales Market Report 2/1/17 to 3/19/17   Brookfield Condos For Sale, Brookfield Real Estate, Kristin Johnston My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: S67W32548 Ashton Way E Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149-9757 Taxed by: Mukwonago MLS #: 1517196  PRICE REDUCED $10K!!!         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: Kr...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive)
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Neighbor's Home Upkeep Can and WILL Affect Your Home's Value.  What's In It for You, As a Neighbor?There are neighbors that you just can't do anything about (power plants, landfills, etc.) -- when purchasing a home, your concern is how their very existence will impact your home value.   Then, the...

By The Ryan-Whyte Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Bringing Valley Families Home
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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This extremely open floorplan offers vaulted ceilings, granite countertops in kitchen, huge kitchen island, and stainless steel appliances.  The master bedroom suite offers a walk-in closet, double sinks, separate shower/ tub, upgraded tile floors, and is split from the other bedrooms. Don't miss...

By Cindy Allen, Baton Rouge Internet Marketing Specialist
(Louisiana Homes and Land Group at Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners )
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Call today for your appointment!  225-366-8656For all homes available, visit BatonRougeRealEstateDeals.com    About Oak Alley EstatesOak Alley Estates is a Kevin Nguyen development in Geismar, Louisiana. The neighborhood is located at the intersection of Bluff Road and LA Hwy 74. Oak Alley Estate...

(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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From Long & Foster and RISMedia, comes these Top 5 Weekend Projects that get you the highest resale value for your home!  Now that the weather in Richmond this weekend is finally reaching the 70s and the Spring Real Estate season is getting underway, we know home beautification is on many homeown...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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Spring is the season of hope realized as dormancy erupts and breaks forth in glorious splendor...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Governors Grove Alexandria, Virginia 22310 Market Update 3.22.17Governors Grove in Alexandria is home to 157 luxury townhomes built by Carr Homes between 1999 and 2000. All of the townhomes in Governors Grove have beautiful brick fronts and two car garages. The square footage in the homes ranges ...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Some bloggers have a great way of writing and Maria Sapio is one of the best of the best.  They a look at this one. 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 Sw...

By The Ryan-Whyte Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Bringing Valley Families Home
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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Looking for that custom single level home in a Cul-De-Sac, located in a wonderful gated community in Ocotillo? You've found it! As you enter you'll find a private office to your right and a formal living/dining room, with wood floors, straight ahead. This split floor plan features a large master ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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Kristine Ginsberg is an award-winning home stager and this articledemonstrates her expertise in the field.Be sure to follow her blog for more great tips! Top Staging Tips From Top Stager USA 2017 This year NJ’s Elite Staging was again awarded Top Professional Home Stager USA 2017 by RESA (Real Es...

By John Neal, Real Estate Team Serving Palm Beach County
(Keller Williams Realty Palm Beaches)
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Most everyone who is looking to sell their property will then need a new place to call home. Some are fortunate enough to be able to carry two mortgages for a short time. Others will need the proceeds of the sale to purchase their new home. While possible to close on both the sale of your old hom...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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How much is bad advice worth? I got a call a while back from a home seller whose deal fell through because the home inspection failed. Not once, but twice over the few months before. My first question was did they have their home listed with an agent? Not any longer, it expired, the seller said....

By RUBEN MENDOZA, I am committed providing professional service
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It's a Seller's Market! Should I Downsize Now? A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the coun...