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By Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
Comments 9
Do you need to sell your home in Orlando before you can buy? If so, you naturally need to know what a new home will cost and whether you'll qualify for the payments. You don't want to let go of your present home only find that you can't purchase a new one! That said, you should do a little lookin...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 8
Shar Sitter "Plain and simple.....buyers do not like dark houses...you could look at hundreds of feedback comments on homes and...see..."The house was so dark." or "Boy there just wasn't any natural light.""Right on target - and re-blog!This is one of our posts for the "Official 2017 Blog JUMPSTA...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 1
10 Ways To Protect Your Home And Family While Your Luxury Home Is On The Market Listing your luxury home for sale is a big step. Most homeowners in the higher-priced brackets also own higher valued possessions. They have a higher net worth and must take safety and security even more seriously tha...

By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 4
Elcona Acres Subdivision is located off the US 20 Bypass on CR 19 north, in Bristol, Indiana.  Elcona Acres Subdivision is on the east side of the road at the 15 hole of Elcona Golf Course in Jefferson Township.  Children who live here that attend public schools would register with Middlebury Com...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 24
When a Showing Takes Longer Than Was Scheduled With The SellerAs I was standing over my cooktop, preparing a homemade cup of cocoa, my phone rang.  With snow approaching the Bristow area, I thought perhaps it would be my mother asking if I was in for the night.  Even though I'm a grown, middle ag...

By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
 I am very excited to announce the new listing at 450 Oversteeg Gulch, Crested Butte. This incredible property is located just minutes from downtown Crested Butte in the beautiful Red Mountain Ranch community. This rural Crested Butte property is nestled in an aspen grove on 35+ acres in a pristi...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 11
These Mistakes Could Cost You a Forest Land Sale A story about why a potentially valuable chunk of Forestland did not Sell, or nearly did not sell. One thing that we have learned over the years is that some agents know how to sell forestland and others just don’t get it. Those who don’t get it w...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
Comments 8
Staging in Vaughan and Toronto GTA we are asked this question frequently by real estate agents and the children of the estate home in question,Is it really worth it to stage the property or just sell it "as is" for whatever the sellers can get for it.We ask if they want to attract their ideal buy...

By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 2
So you’re thinking of selling your Auburn or Opelika home, and you want it to be presented in its best possible light to potential buyers.  You’re probably heard this before, but the way you live when your house is for sale is NOT the way you normally live.  I mean, who do you know that has zero ...

By Carol Pease, CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320
( Pacesetter Properties )
Comments 1
  Some folks live for our local winters. For them, the brisk air is a tonic; longer night times are invitations to enjoy the warmth and cheer of fireside camaraderie; the prospect of winter sports is something they look forward to all year long. For everyone else it may be more of a drag—particul...

By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 0
It's that time to make the big move!Chances are you have lived in your home for five, ten or even fifteen plus years. There has probably been a lot of changes over the years...maybe even some wear and tear along the way.With a quick guide of ten easy tips, you could drastically help increase the ...

By Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA
(Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage)
Comments 3
Beach Front Home for sale on S Puget Sound in Woodmont with Mt view  27031 7th Pl.S.Seattle, WA.98198 Call Jirius Isaac at 206-841-9976 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing This Beach Front Home for sale on South Puget Sound with mountain view in Woodmont is ready for ...

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
Comments 1
  If you're thinking of selling this is a good time! Contact me!  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  Prices Rose 7.1% Year-Over-Year [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: CoreLogic’s lates...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 12
If you aren't yet convinced about the importance that first impressions can make, then read this post from Sharon Tara and if your still not convinced, I don't know what to say.  You've heard it a thousand times.... " You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression." But just how im...

By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 4
Cute Cape Cod Overview Maps Photos $249,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,346 sqftLot: 8,250 sqftYear Built: 1958MLS #: 6911586 Location 344 Fir St Fir StWarminster, PA 18974USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 20
There is a long list for the Seller when time comes to putting the home on the market!   Some homeowners know "the drill", some need a few pointers.    Rachel has listed so many things that need to be addressed, and especially the guns and the oven.  Great job for potential Sellers Rachel!      Y...

By Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale
(Exit Bennett Realty )
Comments 12
 Seller Strategies for Success   If you are planning to put your home on the market now or in the near future, here are some strategies to help you prepare. 1.  Declutter.  Before you put your home on the market, clear the clutter that has accumulated over the years.  The most effective way may b...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
Comments 9
I was out with buyers again today.Not much on the market to show anyone.Especially 1st time buyers.2nd time buyers are also having a hard time finding what they want.Homes need to be in somewhat move in condition, but not perfect.Although, the nicer the home the more likely it will sell fast.If y...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 22
Did you know 'overpricing' can sell a listing?Don't believe it?You must read this re-post from Andrea Swiedler:When does overpricing a home for sale work? When it's the neighbors house. Bada bing, bada boom. Joke time is over. Agents see these homes come on the market, those eye roll listings. Wh...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 6
I listed a property several years ago in a very high end neighbourhood, close to $1,000,000.. (in today's market it would be about $1,3000,000 - $1,400,000). The home was beautifully, and tastefully deocrated with warm neutral tones, a very harmonious atmosphere.  The home had many quality upgrad...