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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Six Reasons to List Your House During the HolidaysSome say listing a house for sale is not a good idea because most home buyers are busy with holiday activities and not looking at homes..Really? Who made that up?Keep in mind that real estate is very local, what works in Florida may not work in ot...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 0
While the numbers of Short Sales and REOs in Florence are way down from the staggering levels following the market crash about 10 years ago, there are still some properties "under water" and some that have received a Notice of Default, the first step in the process that will result in the Trustee...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission #ListYourHomeandPayNoCommissionYour home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy ...

By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Comments 0
Leisure World of MD / 7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after t...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Comments 0
We are constantly watching the housing market in Falcon Hills Highlands Ranch Homes. The number of Highlands Ranch Homes active and on the market remains lower than the current demand from Buyers. We know the challenging market is creating a rough time for many buyers. We wanted to share some of ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 13
I wanted to share these great tips from Debe Maxwell, CRS , as I think they likely apply in any market. How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make Are you thinking about selling your Charlotte home? If this is your first time going through the home-selling process, you may be won...

By Jim Starwalt, Expect Better
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Comments 0
  #1 Reason to List Your Grayslake House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 23
A Buyer calls and states "they want to purchase the best style home I have." I proceed to narrow down what they are asking for. I ask, What type of home are you looking to see? "The best one". What is the best one I ask, "you know, the most popular one." Well, how much do you want to spend? "Wha...

By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 0
Every wonder why your FSBO listing isn't selling? Check out the Carstensen Team's latest video series of the most common FSBO mistakes. This is video 1 and we hope you will find it useful in your for sale by owner quest. For more real estate information, contact Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Resul...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 7
Sally clearly describes the importance of removing personal photos that very often influence buying decisions....      Part of our preparation for the sale of a home is an inside out examination of the property. We  tell the Sellers that while  David  is not an  inspector, he has a background in ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Buyers may relate or feel more connected to a tastefully decorated home. Remember emotions buy!   The Best Time to List Could Be Right Now  The holidays are here and some people think that is at cross purposes with selling a home. The good news is that is could be an even better time to sell your...

By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
A couple of years back,  I was in competition for a listing against an agent in a BIG NAME company.   For some insane reason, the sellers decided to have us present our case to them at the same time.  I have no idea why, and if I had known about it ahead of time, I would have told them I needed t...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Comments 0
The #1 Reason to List Your House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher...

By Karen Rice, Keller Williams Alliance Charlottesville VA
(Keller Williams Alliance)
Comments 7
Never Underestimate the Power of A Great First Impression In real estate, as in all things, you never have a second chance to make a great first impression.  When selling a home, that first impression is usually online.  If a home doesn't have the online presence it deserves, like the example sho...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Gulf Breeze Homes and Real Estate, What 20-year-olds should know before buying a homeWhat would new 20-something homeowners tell their 20-something friends? Sweat the details, don't lie to your Realtor and pay close attention to HOA requirements. Read more.  Gulf Breeze Florida - Things to Do & A...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
¡La Razón #1 para poner su casa a la venta hoy!   Muchas personas creen que es mejor vender su casa durante “el mercado de los compradores de la primavera”. El razonamiento es que habrá más compradores que durante los meses del invierno y por lo tanto usted podría vender su casa más rápido y por...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Los precios de las casas subieron 7 % con respecto al año pasado   Según el último Índice de los precios de las casas de CoreLogic, los precios nacionales de las casas han apreciado un 7.0 % desde octubre 2016 a octubre 2017. Esto marca el segundo mes consecutivo con un aumento del 7.0 % año tra...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
Comments 3
Welcome To:  112 Peyton Road, Williamsburg VA 23185 By J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Traditions If you love Colonial Williamsburg then you will love this home! The home is located in the much sought after Kingsmill on the James subdivision which is like being on vacation a...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
Comments 1
Welcome To:  1221 Colony Trail, Lanexa VA 23089 By J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Traditions Gorgeous Colonial home on 7+ ac. on a private wooded lot in the beautiful water front community of The Colonies in New Kent. The home features 3262 sq. ft. which has 4BR, 2.5BA, har...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 11
10 Things to do to have Your Home SHOW-READY!More great blogging fodder can be found in the Q&A section here in the Rain - thanks today to Sharon Altier, SFR!  Sharon's question had to do with what we instruct our sellers to do in preparation for each and every showing.  Here are 10 tips that I h...