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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 25
You never know what you will find when you view a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) home. The seller let us in and went out on the deck to give us space. As I viewed the home with my buyer, my buyers spoke freely about the "mess" this home was. It showed horrible. Never mind the lack of staging, declutte...

By JIM E. CHARLTON - FURLONG, "Exceeding Expectations"
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This is an important topic.   When discussing with a client the steps that should be considered when bringing a home to market, a few words I often use are "A CLEAN, BLANK CANVAS". Surely not every home that comes to market can be, however i believe its the benchmark to work towards.As a Buyer pu...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 1
Selling a condo is not like selling a single-family home. Condo living is very different from home living, so these homes offer their own unique selling points and challenges. If you want to find a serious buyer, it's important to understand when to sell, how to stage, how to price and how to mar...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 9
Only 4 Weeks to Spring  The holidays are over and the snow and cold have made their winter arrival. Now that we are past Groundhog Day, thoughts are turning to spring and a restlessness is stirring in the hearts of many homeowners.The thoughts are selling are astir and thoughts about whether this...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Comments 0
La decision de listar su casa de la bella ciudad de Corona CA, para la venta no se toma de una dia para el otro. Ya sea que usted ha estado en su casa de , durante tres años o 30, los primeros vendedores deben tener en cuenta algunos puntos importantes antes de empezar.En lo que prepara su casa d...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 1
Sell My House in MD | 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home Most real estate brokers and agents don’t really have all the tools needed to provide 100% selling services to sellers that need to sell their houses  quick, for cash and at a fair price.  This is why we have integrated...

By Royal Goodman, "We Treat You Like a King"
(Royalty Home Solutions)
Comments 0
Now that you have worked hard to restore and re-build your credit, it’s important that you keep it that way. Follow these tips to make sure your credit stays on track in the future. Pay your bills on time. Setting up on-line payments for your bills is any easy, secure and convenient way to simpli...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 10
We are asked to share a transaction that was special to us - what we LOVED about it and share what we learned from the transaction without compromising confidentiality.  When I read the contest rules there were several transactions that came immediately to my mind. The first transaction I shared ...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 11
This single story gem was re-priced and one very lucky buyer has scooped this up Valentines week! Congratulations to another Austin buyer on their way to owning their own home because they were ready to make an offer when their Realtor® found the right property for them.  The one constant in the ...

By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Comments 0
Spring is one of the busiest times in the real estate biz. The weather warms up. Families search for new homes so that they can get settled into their new place during the summer break. You want to put your home on the market soon. With the beginning of spring less than a month away, you need to ...

By The Roman Lopez Real Estate Team, "Making dreams come true, one home at a time!"
(The Roman Lopez Real Estate Team)
Comments 2
Just Sold 1127 Thurman Bluff DR, Spicewood, TX Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3104 SQUARE FEET Beautiful gated lakefront community home, thoughtfully positioned on a large...

By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
Comments 3
The true answer is that commissions are negotiable.  However just because they can be negotiated does not mean they will be negotiated.Many agents and brokerages have policies that will not allow the agents to charge any less than a certain percentage.  Several years ago I was interviewing differ...

By Jim Starwalt, Expect Better
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Comments 0
#1 Reason to Sell Your Grayslake Home Now Before Spring The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.    According to the National A...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
Comments 0
  How Much Is My Co-op At 3310 Ave H in The Mansfield Garden Complex in Flatbush Worth? - Free Market Analysis For My Flatbush Co-op Want To Sell Your Co-op At Mansfield Gardens in  Flatbush Brooklyn3310 Avenue H3320 Avenue H3420 Avenue H3510 Avenue H  Mansfield GardensAvenue H, Flatbush Brooklyn...

By Cheryl Benjamin, Associate Broker
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 1
Verrado | 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.      The developers of Ver...

By ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
(Chucktown Homes)
Comments 0
24 hour recorded information on this property: 1-888-210-3348 X. 2688Fantastic home on Johns Island!! Conveniently located 1 minute to Savannah highway and minutes to the Stono River. This is prime real estate as there’s no getting caught in the daily rush hour traffic! As you enter the home, you...

By Michael Binder, Real Estate Brokerage Serving Southwest Florida
(100 Pro Realty)
Comments 0
Now is the time to invest in Southwest Florida real estate! Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, invest in rental properties or sell real estate in Southwest Florida, you must know how strong the market is and how homes are maintaining or inceasing in value. For real estate investors, t...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
Pensacola Homes and Real Estate: Pensacola Realtor saysNAR: Dec. pending home sales manage to rise 0.5%Despite a lack of inventory, U.S. pending home sales still moved a bit higher, though NAR expects tax law changes to impact higher-cost areas in 2018. Read more. Upcoming Events in Pensacola, FL...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 8
Distressed properties - those that are "under water" where more is owed on the property than will be available from the proceeds of a sale of the property - are thankfully far fewer than during the crash during the latter years of the previous decade. Still - some do exist - and Short Sales are s...

By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
Comments 1
  Townhouse for sale in Wake Forest, NC OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $224,900 Townhouse Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,866 sqftLot: 0.09 acre(s)Year Built: 2013MLS #: 2164950 Location 3833 Crimson Clover AvenueWake Forest, NC 27587USA Amy Shair ReMax U...