Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Centrally Located Snoqualmie Ridge Home SOLD FOR: $600,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,829 sqftLot: 4,672 sqftYear Built: 2000MLS #: 1125895 Location 7811 Ingram Lane SESnoqualmie, WA 98065USA Description Rare Opportunity-Original Owner. ...

By Erika Albert, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire in Austin, Texas
(E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC)
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Are you thinking about selling your home and have no idea who the right agent for the job is?  Choosing the best agent to sell your home is not an easy decision.  I’m sure you are blown away by the pure number of agents working in your neighborhood.  After all there are a ton of people with a rea...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
Comments 1
 Home for Sale at Highlands/Mayfield Ranch in Round Rock, TX 4020 Darryl St Round Rock, TX 78681 is offered at $299,900!!!  Stunning 4 bedroom Round Rock home in Georgetown ISD! The open floor plan and spacious back yard with over-sized patio are perfect for entertaining. The master is on the mai...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Bay Sotheby's International)
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   It’s a Seller’s Market.NOW is The Perfect Time to Sell.Home sales activity continue to rise in June 2017. As housing inventory and new home construction levels remain low, home prices continue to rise due tobuyer demand.Spring is a great time to sell your home. The benefit to listing your home...

By Bev West, Serving Northern Colorado
(West Realty@Metro Brokers)
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Lindsey Buckingham lists Brentwood mansion

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Check your fence, gates, light fixtures for any repairs that you have put off making. Pressure clean areas for stains and to give your sidewalks and patio area a fresh look. Here Are 8 Things You Can Do to Help Your Backyard Appeal to Buyers.   Lately, many of my calls from investors have asked i...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Dear TZ,I'm trying to rent an apartment and we found one that's perfect but the owner said they won't rent to us because I have a child. Isn't that discrimination?Daddy Renter Dear Daddy,In most cases, owners can't determine the familial status of the renter. In most cases, it's also illegal for ...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
Comments 5
Staging in Vaughan and Toronto we create rooms that look like a magazine shot to attract our ideal target buyers.Quite frequently the buyers love the look of the house so much they purchase the furniture we stage with as well. This is niche marketing at its best.In this home all we did was mix wo...

By Maria M Sims R(B) 20474, Luxury Maui Real Estate
(Keller Williams Island Living)
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2661 Kekaa Dr, C102, Lahaina, HI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 1 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 960 SQUARE FEET AMAZING PRICE AND LOCATION! Very Heavily Booked with good Cash Flow! Located near the pool. ...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
Comments 1
 Home for Sale at Plum Creek in Kyle, TX 6241 Negley #B Kyle, TX 78640 is offered at $179,900!!!  Cute and well-kept 2 bedroom townhouse. End unit with laminate wood flooring on the main level. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Spacious master bedroom with balcony. Located near, Plum Creek Community Ce...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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All home sellers should read this post and learn from it. If you are selling your home in New Hampshire call Sharon Tara to stage your house. How your furniture is arranged greatly impacts the impression buyers will have of your house.  If you are preparing your house for sale and feel overwhelme...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 2
This blog makes lots of sense.  Selling and buying is confusing enough. Be sure to prepare to buy.  Getting preapproved, gathering all documents needed for your new loan is very important it it will be less stressful if you do this up front.  That will tell you what you need to sell your house fo...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
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John closed this Nampa home today 6/22/17.This home sold after multiple offers and over asking price! Are you interested in finding out the value of your Nampa home?  Call/text John Boles at 208-830-6185or email johnboles@boiserealtystore.com.We would be happy to sit down with you to find outyour...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
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Staging in the Vaughan and Toronto GTA area we come across the issue of scratched wood floors quite frequently.  Wood floors are the most popular flooring choice with home owners and they are hard to keep looking in good condition with daily living.We have found the pack of 3 furniture markets fr...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
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 Home for Sale at Mondales Estates in Hutto, TX 150 Mustang Hutto, TX 78634 is offered at $749,900!!! Stunning 5 bedroom home on almost 11 acres with pond. Island kitchen with granite counters and tons of cabinet and counter space! Kitchen overlooks main living and breakfast area with padded bay ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Here are some tips for Staging a small home to make it appear larger.:1. Dark colors make a room cozy but if the room is too small it will not work. You should use light colored paint for walls and ceiling. The carpet should also be of light color.2. A wall of mirrors makes the room look twice as...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 27
Step back and look at your fireplace objectively. Is it dated? In rooms that have fireplaces, the fireplace is normally the focal point of the room so ask yourself "Is my fireplace a good focal point?"If your fireplace has dated brick paint it....please! I know it is scary. I know you may like it...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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 When’s the Best Time to Sell Your Dallas Home?Here are some do's and don'ts for deciding when to sell: DO give serious thought to when would be ideal for you. Consider your family, your lifestyle and all the other happenings in your life. DON'T base your decision to sell strictly on the season. ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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When you selling your home every room in the home is important.There are inexpensive ways to make a bathroom look great.1. Clean it thoroughly including the mirror.2.Caulk around the tub.3.If it could use a fresh coat of paint, and you can do it yourself, you can paint it.4.If the bath rug is wor...

By Mike Litton, Realtor - 760-802-9500 - Homes For Sale Escondido
(Keller Williams Realty North County San Diego)
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Seven Secrets To Selling Your Home For Top DollarAs you have probably noticed, our local real estate market has improved in many aspects mostly values are increasing again! Here are some tips for you to maximize the sales price you receive for your home:1. Start with Curb Appeal.Your buyers' firs...