Home Selling

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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
-LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE-OPEN HOUSE TOUR 1888 Peeler Road Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 4 Beds 3 Baths @ 615K Sunday, December 11, 2022 From 2-4pm Visit our property website 1888Peeler.IsNowForSale.com for you to see what this home could offerSee you there! Keller Williams Realty Cityside 770-874-6200 x 6233
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD!** Beautiful 1/3 acre lot in popular Bluffs on the Cape Fear, Leland NC! Need help selling your southeast NC property? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS!
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By Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Borah Realty Source)
Great opportunity conveniently located Copper Springs! Just 5 minutes to shopping centers including Sam's Club, Walmart, grocery stores, restaurants and more plus quick access to I-985. 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths home in private cul-de-sac street. The back yard is level with privacy fencing, and it backs up to a large common area extending "your" back yard with no homes backing up to it. Great storage room and large closets in all bedrooms and 2 hall closets. New roof 2021, New floors 2021, New A/C All the yard maintenance is done by the HOA, so you get all the benefits of a big yard with none of the work! There is a great community pool included in the low HOA fee. Great price on a nice home in a great location. Homes Close to Where You Work Follow This Home Search All Homes For Sale Fre...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Do you have a condo to sell and are starting to research what you need to do to make the process go smoother? Not a bad idea! Selling a condo is a bit different than selling a house.There are several things you need to know to ensure you'll maximize your success. Let's take a look at the essential things to sell a condo fast.What is a Condominium?Before covering the best tips for selling a condo, you should have an understanding of what a condo is and isn't.A condominium, commonly referred to as a condo, is a type of housing development in which individual units are privately owned. The term derives from Latin and has been traced back to a document from 1st century Babylon. In these developments, each unit may be owned by different individuals or entities.Condo owners are generally part...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
When you list your home, you want it to sell as quickly as possible. But in order for your home to sell quickly, it needs to appeal to buyers. One way to make your home more appealing to buyers is to clean it up. This will help to remove any potential distractions or negative associations that buyers may have with the property. Additionally, you can make sure that the exterior of your home is in good condition and that any necessary repairs have been made.A recent article from Redfin outlined quick DIY home improvement projects you can do to up your home’s appeal—and help it sell faster. Some of the quickest and easiest fixes include:   Upgrade your mailbox. Your mailbox is often the first thing people see when they turn into your driveway—and if your mailbox has seen better days, it ca...
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
Make Sure the Price is Right When Selling in Leisure World If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, where  home values are projected to appreciate at lower rates, homeowners will not be able to price their homes as aggressively as they were able to just last year. They will have to employ the same strategy: be the closest without going over! Pricing your home at or slightly below market value actually increases the number of buyers who will see your home in their search! Over the last six months, the months’ supply of inventory available has taken longer to ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 15, 2022, Daniel Portz published a very good interesting report on Realtor.com about list of factors to consider for the best time to sell a house.1. Spring isn’t always the best season to sell your house,2. Keep an eye on the local economy,3. Mortgage rates matter, too,4. Wait until your home’s in good shape,5. Your personal preparedness is a priority, too,Perhaps there are might be other helpful list of factors to consider for the best time to sell a house.For complete more detailed information about ’s report for list of factors to consider for the best time to sell a house, please click HERE
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By Sam Thomas, When it's important; hire a professional.
(Providence Group Realty)
Sometimes you get to know a professional in a business environment by working together with clients, referrals, projects, etc. When you get to work with a professional on a personal basis, stuff gets real. This became especially true when we had a family member pass away and we found out we needed an attorney, today. We had known Attorney Isaac Shutt prior and referred clients to him when needed for title work, estate planning, business planning, entity formation, etc. When we were personally facing the aspect of going through the probate process, it became daunting considering the legal protocol along with the emotional nature of the circumstances. He was organized, knowledgeable, understood the process, and how to get through the system quickly and empathetically.We work with Isaac an...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Augusta Ranch home for Sale - Home for Sale in Augusta RanchThis 3 bedroom home for sale in Augusta Ranch, has 2.5 bathrooms and nearly 1,500 square feet. The unique home style ensure a classy vibe when cruising through this neighborhood. Not stucco cookie cutters here! Augusta Ranch is one of the east valley's Golf Communities as well. This particular home in Augusta Ranch is a tri level with 3 bedrooms and a bonus room which can be used as a den/office. Near both freeways systems, the 202 and US 60 Freeway, this home also allows a short commute to the community park and the Augusta Ranch Golf course as well. A smoking hot buy just under $500k, call today, 602-321-6188 
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Greyhawk Property Just Listed!Another Greyhawk Property just listed! IMMEDIATE GOLF MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE! The very popular Pinnacle floorplan offers a spacious open living and kitchen areas with volume ceilings perfect for the entire family or entertaining friends.9431 Greyhawk Trl. Naples, FL 34120 – List Price $1,599,900Move right into this Turnkey beautifully furnished home which has barely been lived in. Enjoy the outdoor lanai with a fabulous pool heated by both solar and electric. The home is filled with numerous upgrades including custom closets, bult-in murphy bed with twin beds, camera system inside and out, and much more! The 3-car garage offers plenty of space for 2 cars plus a golf cart. 3 Bedrooms plus a den 3 Bathrooms 2,496 Square feet under air Built in 2017 Call us toda...
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
You want to get the best price for your house – and you want it to happen fast! But the competition out there can be stiff…especially if there are lots of great properties for sale in your area that don’t have bad smells. So how do you give your home the edge?When it comes to selling your home, you’ve got to think beyond how pretty it looks, how nice the shrubs are outside, and whether the paint color on the front door is a turn on, or a turn off.It’s no secret that you’ve got to appeal to their sense of sight – after all, we perceive up to 80% of our information through vision.If you want to sell your home fast (and at the best possible price, of course), you also need to pay attention to is smell.It’s true… stinky homes sell slowly. Sweet-smelling homes are much more desirable!Even th...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 OPEN SUN 10-22 2-4PM MOVE-IN READY 2-story home in CLINTONVILLE w/AMAZING LOCATION! You will LOVE this 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home w/ALL the older CHARM, but with MODERN UPDATES you DESIRE! BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD floors & ORIGINAL woodwork throughout PLUS a RENOVATED KITCHEN & BATH! Gorgeous kitchen has NEW cabinets, QUARTZ countertops, NEW flooring & STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES! LARGE living room has a decorative fireplace & adjoins a spacious dining room. Upstairs has the renovated bath, 3 very good sized bedrooms & a flex/3-season room in the back. The backyard is fully fenced, has a NEW paver patio & access to the 2.5 car garage. Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, library, Park of Roses, Clinton Elementary, farmer's market, Olentangy bike trail & COTA bus line. Quick access t...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 Are you looking for a Tiny House? Minimalist Alert!!! Leap into homeownership in this renovated one-floor home! Move-in ready, enjoy as this home has a NEW KITCHEN, UPDATED bath, and ALL APPLIANCES, including a WASHER and DRYER! Freshly painted interior! This all sits on an oversized lot of approx. .28 acres.Many special financing programs are available for a homeowner to make this cozy home an affordable option! Less than $5,000 down with payments under $950 a month for a qualified buyer!You will be glad you waited to see this one. Close to shopping and bus lines!   Listed by Joe JacksonThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
Winter Home Selling ChecklistSome Highlights As you get ready to sell your house, focus on tasks that make it inviting, show its cared for, and boost your curb appeal. This list will help you get started, but don't forget, a real estate professional will provide other helpful tips based on your specific situation. Let's connect so you have advice on what you may want to do to get your house ready to sell this season.     
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Studies show that it takes a buyer the first eight seconds upon entering the home to make a decision whether to buy the said home or not. First impression matters in the shift of the market. In this buyer-driven market, this means sellers would have to make an effort designing and decluttering the home one of the top priorities among other things.Finding the right agent who understands the local market and pricing the home right from day one are very important, too. These will give them the reason to view the home in the first place. Aside from that, the shorter daylight makes things a bit darker than usual, so make sure that the home is warm and lighted. With that said, being more flexible with the showing is important, too - you're on a timer for each day, so make sure to be at the ri...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Winter Home Selling Checklist Some Highlights As you get ready to sell your house, focus on tasks that make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal. This list will help you get started, but don’t forget, a real estate professional will provide other helpful tips based on your specific situation. Let’s connect so you have advice on what you may want to do to get your house ready to sell this season.
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By Michael St. Germain
(The St. Germain Group, LLC brokered by eXp Realty, LLC)
What is a home inspection, and why do you need one before you buy a home in Stanly County? Once you have an offer on your house, the buyer will arrange a home inspection on your property by a home inspector. I prepared this home inspection preparation guide for you. I want you to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” home.The St. Germain Group believes that knowledge is power, and so is preparation.1. Keep in Mind that the Home Inspection Process is Not PersonalHome inspection gets a bad reputation from most sellers. The idea that a stranger is inspecting every nook and cranny is uncomfortable. Remember that it is not a personal attack, even if it feels like one. Flaws may arise during the inspection. Most of these flaws may even be unknown to you before the inspection. A ...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions: visit www.annasellsrealestate.com or call/text  772-485-4188
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By Deborah Bly, Realtor
(eXp Realty, LLC)
As you get ready to sell your house, focus on tasks that make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal.Let’s connect so you have advice on what you may want to do to get your house ready to sell this season.#theblyteam #realestate #exprealty #leaguecityrealtor #LeagueCity #houston #homeselling #homesellingchecklist #hellodecember2022
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(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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