Home Selling

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By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
Comments 1
 Home for Sale at Cross Country Estates in Georgetown, TX 2 Alberto Dumont Cv Georgetown, TX 78626 is offered at $324,900!!!  This beautiful home with Texas native stone accent sits on a .69 acre corner lot. The interior features Bamboo flooring in kitchen, family, dining, and study with carpet b...

By Nic Petrossi, NIC PETROSSI
(TNG Real Estate Consultants)
Comments 2
The Difficulty in Pricing a Home Accurately How Realtors Price Homes, A Quick Scenario with John, Rob & Judy  Realtor John Doe walks into 123 Main St. and sits down with Rob and Judy Brown.  Realtor John does a walkthrough of the home with the sellers, where he assesses the home for condition, up...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 43
For Sale By Owner - Hang On It’s Going To Be A Bumpy RideSelling your home without hiring a Realtor® is not something I’d ever recommend – even before I became an agent I would never attempt to buy or sell a home on my own. There are far too many details that go into selling a home and while you ...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Comments 0
Landmark Greenwood Village Condos are receiving a great deal of interest from potential buyers this month. The number of Greenwood Village Condos for sale active and on the market remains lower than the current demand from Buyers. One of clients is preparing to make on offer on a home in the area...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 17
I would like home buyers to think of my listings as their dream home and make an offer on the house.  Do You Know What the Keywords Of Your Home Are? Bloggers, advertisers, and others involved in digital marketing know what keywords are.  They  “facilitate an online search for information.”  They...

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 6
North Port FL Updated Home for Sale1739 Mackinaw St North Port FL 34286      New Listing by REALTOR® Kwee Huset of  Kwee Huset Realty!                        Call 941-716-3090 for more informationPrice: US $154,900 - SOLD  Welcome to 1739 Mackinaw Street - a lovely updated home nestled in a quiet...

By Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 3
A closet can be and also it can be a deterrent when a buyer is looking to purchase a property. The blog below has given up plenty of reasons how and why a closet can be the focal point of one's home. Organized and staged closet can go a long way. I would add a cedar scent to the closet to make it...

By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 2
Overview Maps Photos $295,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,679 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 1956MLS #: 6968377 Location 16 Rorer AveHatboro, PA 19040USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108[email protected]// http://www.johnhandsc...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
6 SUREFIRE SIGNS IT'S TIME TO SELL YOUR HOMEMost people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. In fact, it can feel k... CHECK OUT MORE   Your Real Estate Update     FROM CH...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 51
An April 2017 ActiveRain Challenge hosted by the Real Debbie Reynolds asks us to share 3 strategies, tips or ideas that increase the chances your offers are noticed and accepted. Number One:  Follow the Listing Agent's Instructions.  Do not ignore them ... follow them to the letter!  Provide ever...

By Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate, 27 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner)
Comments 0
Flowers for instant curb appeal to your homeThe experts all agree that curb appeal is one of the most important aspects to consider when selling your home. When selling, it's the appearance from the street that will often determine whether potential buyers come in to see the inside, or never get ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 39
How much would you pay for this? This home in Oakland, California is a one bed, two bath bungalow built in 1905. It went on the market in March and was listed for $495,000. It hasn't been lived in for decades. It has no kitchen. In other words, it's basically sold as a tear-down.  The first open ...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 1
Have you ever seen a blue porch ceiling? Maybe looking up and thinking "well that's pretty". It is pretty but there is a history behind them.When I designed this farmhouse style house I wanted to do some unique things and you don't see the blue ceilings much in the north as it was originated in t...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
2001 E 21st Street #228, Signal Hill, CA Pending Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Market Update Video Get the Closing Price! Signal Hill Homes for Sale Signal Hill Homes for Sale How Much is your Signal Hill home worth? Search All Homes For Sale Free List o...

By WallyLABS LLC, Smart Home Water and Temperature Technology
Comments 15
 Furniture, paint, flowers and the plate of cookies have been a mainstay of staging a home for many years, but in the last couple of years smart home technology has become more prevalent and a great way to add real( not just perceived) value to a residential offering. Behind all of this is a new ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 28
Home Staging Tips- 7 Tips Before You Head North for the SummerIf your home will be on the market while you are up north for the summer there are 7 things you need to do to make sure your home will be sold.  These same things hold true even if you’re just going away for a summer vacation. Even if ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
Five Fields Home Sales Market Report 3/1/17 to 4/19/17 My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Homes in Five Fields Subdivision in Pewaukee, WI. Are you looking to buy a home in Five Fields Subdivision in Pewaukee?  Wondering...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 6
That Was Fast:  Gainesville 3 Bedroom Home Under Contract in 1 DaySeems like just yesterday I was telling you about 14346 Broadwinged Drive in Gainesville, listed for $385,000.  Actually, it was two days ago...April 20th (2017) to be exact.  That was the day this three bedroom carriage home in Mo...

By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 0
Woodfield Estates Home Values will change every time a home sells that is comparable to your home.  Here are the most recent sales that will affect Woodfield Estates Home Values.Woodfield Estates Subdivision is located off of Bristol Strett at Evergreen and north to Woodland Drive in Elkhart Indi...

By John Neal, Real Estate Team Serving Palm Beach County
(Keller Williams Realty Palm Beaches)
Comments 3
Tips for selling a house As IsMany home sellers want to learn how to sell a house as is. Depending on the status of the property, you may find you need to repaint, caulk, remove, and generally repair. I often get asked what items that may have been neglected during your ownership  should now be b...