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By Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 66
My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them!As a Listing Agent, I am constantly looking at new listings to stay informed about the local markets, compare prices and features as I discuss pricing with my Seller Clients or evaluate them for prospective Buyers.Sometimes, real est...
 If you have ever bought or sold property and dealt with the real estate market, you probably understand just how complicated and stressful the process can be. There are legal requirements that have to be met by both parties involved, paperwork that has to be filled out and fees that must be paid...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 4
Highlands Ranch, CO is a very popular family friendly master planned community in Douglas County.  It was first planned out in 1978 when The Mission Viejo Company purchased a large parcel of land in this area which was then called Littleton.  The first homes were constructed in 1981.Now Highlands...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 1
Great post, worth reading again. Experience does matter.  Recently, I received three offers on Destin Florida area real estate listings that were quite low. In each case, the buyer’s agent attached a comparative market analysis, called a CMA. The only problem was that these so-called analyses onl...

By The Harris Group, Your Kansas City North Real Estate Experts
(The Harris Group)
Comments 3
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you put your home on the market and in one (1) day, you received a full-price offer?Can a house really be listed and sold the same day? Absolutely! This happens more often than you might think, especially when a professional Realtor is involved. Many of these techniques ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
For those thinking of getting into home flipping, you might want to read and study this post from Will Nesbitt.  Home flipping is not as easy as it looks on the TV:  1. Money is made at the buy, not the sell of your flip. When flipping a house your money is made at the purchase not at the sell of...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 1
Last week’s economic releases included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Finance Committee and consumer spending and core consumer spending reports ...
Nominated for National Blue Ribbon School AwardsBrewster and Hamlin Elementary schools, and Rochester Adams High School have been nominated for the  National Blue Ribbon Schools award.  Rochester Adams is the first high school in Michigan nominated by the Michigan Department of Education for the ...

By Jay Cash, THE Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker
(James R. Cash II Auctions & Real Estate #5802)
Comments 0
SELLER BENEFITS AT AUCTION •Assurance that property will be sold at true market value•Bidding creates competition among buyers-- auction price can exceed the price of a negotiated sale•Property is sold in “As-Is” condition, Seller sets Terms & Conditions of Sale•The seller knows exactly when the ...

By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Comments 1
Stargazers Village in West Bradford Township, Downingtown PA 19335.  Stargazers Village is a new construction community by Ryan Homes that will be built off Strasburg Road in West Bradford.  The community will consist of 95 single family homes and 39 townhomes.  No information is currently availa...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 5
You are seeing it here first, A BANK OWNED Home coming soon in Derry NH 03038. Exclusively listed by the Godzyk Real Estate Services. This home features 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  It will be sold AS IS and is a "cash only" sale. The price is coming soon. Previews and Showings are by appoin...

By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 16
Bonners Ferry Idaho Soon To Be But a MemoryWith temperatures turning warmer in North Idaho the snow filled days will soon be but a memory.  Looking almost as if a Norman Rockwell cover for Post Magazine I captured late night Old Main Street Bonners Ferry, with people having long deserted the stor...

By Shawn McNeal, Shawn McNeal
(Remax Acorn Properties)
Comments 0
  Homes For Salein the MedinaNeighborhoodBellevue WA     Credit to Photo Owner  Why do you want to live here?  Medina is just a small city located in Washington but Medina real estate is consistently in  a ranks among the most expensive in America, the homes are one of the most expensive in Washi...

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 15
Thankful for Reaching my GoalsIt's the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day and time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  Today, I am thankful for Reaching my Goals Goal setting is not only a must-do element in my business but also an important part in my personal life.  Typically, t...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Comments 13
Living off the land in Haiku Maui - wild pig for dinner Sometimes when we visit our cattle ranch on the north shore of Maui, we find some wild pigs running loose and tearing up the pastures. They are such a nuisance really, destroying the nice level ground and digging holes as they root for food....

By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Recently, I received three offers on Destin Florida area real estate listings that were quite low. In each case, the buyer’s agent attached a comparative market analysis, called a CMA. The only problem was that these so-called analyses only used “price per square foot” as a value determinant. The...

By Laura Testa
(Nationwide Homes)
Comments 3
JUST SOLD! 7 Elena Dr, New Milford, CT  $327,000 We just closed on this 5 Bedroom, 3 ½ Bath with Inlaw. Set back from the street on a Gorgeous Culdesac this Home has it all!  Kitchen features Granite Countertops, Newer Appliances, Breakfast Bar & Dining Area. Formal Dining Room & Formal Living R...

By Carrie Hughes, REI
(TEAM Hughes Real Estate School)
Comments 0
As a new agent in 1983, I began my real estate career with Century 21.  Some of the training offered was ahead of its time and I still use it.  One word, however, was foreign to me, and I didn’t understand the concept until I began understanding healthy competition.  That word was “synergistic.” ...

By Jeremy Williams, Building Businesses Worth Owning
(Keller Williams Realty Northeast)
Comments 0
Kingwood Texas Real Estate Brokerage Seeking Talent to Join the Team Keller Williams Realty Northeast located in Kingwood, Texas is currently seeking new and experienced real estate agents to join their dynamic team. Keller Williams Realty Northeast is the driver in the real estate industry in th...

By The Myers Team | Las Vegas Top Real Estate Agents, Nobody Finds BUYERS Faster Than The MYERS
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
Comments 0
Las Vegas, Nevada -- Experienced real estate agents know that cold calling doesn’t work and is an ineffective way to generate leads.  Many won’t answer calls from numbers they don’t recognize.  Others have discontinued their land lines and rely exclusively on cell phones.   Direct mail is a waste...