Home Selling

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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 16
How much is bad advice worth? I got a call a while back from a home seller whose deal fell through because the home inspection failed. Not once, but twice over the few months before. My first question was did they have their home listed with an agent? Not any longer, it expired, the seller said....

By RUBEN MENDOZA, I am committed providing professional service
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices)
Comments 2
It's a Seller's Market! Should I Downsize Now? A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the coun...

By John Neal, Real Estate Team Serving Palm Beach County
(Keller Williams Realty Palm Beaches)
Comments 3
Most everyone who is looking to sell their property will then need a new place to call home. Some are fortunate enough to be able to carry two mortgages for a short time. Others will need the proceeds of the sale to purchase their new home. While possible to close on both the sale of your old hom...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 4
Too often we see home sellers decide to sell their home and they undergo a flurry of home updating.  Lots of time, lots of dollars and then they put their home on the market.  The good news?  Those updates make their home VERY appealing to the buyers.  What buyer doesn't love buying a move in rea...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Executive Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
Nine NEW homes have entered the COLES CROSSING market within the last week, THREE of which are already under contract! The total number of active listings has risen to 31, and SEVENTEEN homes are currently under contract!  If you are thinking of selling your Coles Crossing home, call me!!  I will...

By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 1
It's rare that I suggest that my seller accept a BOA approval letter, but when you have a listing with extenuating circumstances you have to do what you can sometimes to get the home sold. Yesterday the lender called & asked me to "dodge the appraiser for a few days." Someones not telling the tru...

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 1
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Burr Ridge, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you hav...

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Addison, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you have a...

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Naperville, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you hav...

By Ron Trzcinski
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre)
Comments 3
Save Thousands of Dollars by Not Paying a Commission? This is the line that some investors use. They will approach you about buying your house with cash, in as is condition, and with no commissions or fees. They usually take it a step further by suggesting that a commission would be 7% of the pur...

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Downers Grove, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you ...

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Woodridge, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you have...

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Bensenville, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you ha...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 13
How To Prepare Your Home For Sale on a Budget All homes typically sell for more money when they are properly prepared for the market. That said, don’t let a small budget dissuade you from preparing your home for sale. There are a lot of ways you can make your home shine without breaking the bank....

By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
Comments 0
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Wood Dale IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.Should you have ...

By Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
Comments 1
JUST LISTED! 2645 230th Ct NW St. Francis, MN 55070 Just one look at this sun-filled, end unit townhome and you'll fall in love! This move-in ready 2 bedroom,2 bath home backs up to a peaceful, natural setting. It has been well cared for with nice updates throughout. Kitchen has additional storag...

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com, Florida Space Coast Homes
(airRErealty)
Comments 11
Indialantic Condo/Townhouse Fully Updated! 2485 Carriage Ct, Indialantic, FL 32903 View Map This is an amazing opportunity to get an updated condo/townhouse only 1 block from the ocean and beach! New kitchen, all three baths are remodeled, newer flooring throughout, huge master suite with privat...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
Comments 0
  Another Midwood  Brooklyn  4 Bedroom Home Sold $915,000  East 9th & Ave P  Brooklyn New York  Fillmore Real Estate Ave J office just sold and closed this detached  Midwood Brooklyn 4 bedroom , 2.5 bath Midwood Brooklyn Home.  Asking $950,000Sold $915,000Lot 20 x 100Bldg 17 x 29Des:  2 / 2 over ...

By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
Comments 0
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Check out some of these wonderful tips and ideas for those of you who want to attempt to stage your home.  And, after you fail, give Kristine Ginsberg a call for some help and advice.  We’ve all heard how important it is to create emotional connections with buyers when your selling your home. But...