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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 50
A Home Seller called saying their home has not sold with their "other Realtor". They said how they hardly had any showings the last 6 months. How much they remodeled the home and how it was worth every penny. They added, how they were not paying any of the buyers closing costs and wanted every bu...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
  Nashotah WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for March 2019Live in the heart of Wisconsin’s stunning Lake Country landscape!Nashotah is a quaint village in Waukesha County, in the Lake Country area of Wisconsin. It is bordered by Delafield to the south, east, and west.The village got its name fr...

By Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164, Relentless, Reliable, Premier Personal Service
(Revelation Real Estate)
Comments 0
Amazing cul-de-sac home with resort-like backyard! 27K gal. Pebbletec pool with a swim-up bar & LED lights. Pool area has sunken bbq pit, ramada that is 40' w/ceiling fans, lovely landscaping - all great for entertaining. The RV garage is huge -52 ft - room for 6 cars, cabinets for storage. Bonus...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 14
You prepared your home for sale and allowed the photographer to come in and take photos. Your agent put together the listing, reviewed it with you and put it in MLS. There is a sign on your yard and your home is showing up on all the major home search sites. Now there is nothing left for you to d...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
Comments 1
A Large and Updated 4/2.5 Shenandoah Pool Home SOLD in Davie!A Large and Updated 4/2.5 Shenandoah Pool Home SOLD in Davie!  This home has EVERYTHING a buyer wants, including 4 BIG bedrooms, large living areas and a spacious layout. The home has more than $120,000 in upgrades including a gourmet k...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Comments 1
I can feel a Tina Turner remix coming...but seriously, I do believe that a home's lighting creates a certain feel about the property.  Clean well, declutter thoroughly, and stage appropriately. * Note: Home staging still taking place! Fluorescent lighting leaves many buyers with a "sterile-hospit...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 10
SOLD in NoDa!  SOLD OVER LIST PRICE in NoDa18! We worked with our seller to prep this adorable condo and when it hit the market, it was gone! Top dollar in no time and sold at the highest price per square foot in the neighborhood. Want the same results? Call or text (704) 491-3310 today! © Debe M...

By Lisa DiNoto Group, The Key To Unlocking Your Dream Home
(Mainstreet Realty)
Comments 3
JUST LISTED!!!!Beautiful Single Story Pool Home Home! Circle driveway and farmhouse feel curb appeal! Upon entry, you will walk straight into an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is large and open for entertaining, tile flooring, granite countertops, cente...

By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 3
Single Family Home for sale in Franklin, MA Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Market Stats $675,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,716 sqftLot: 21,000 sqftYear Built: 1992MLS #: 72486938 Location 6 Wampanoag DriveFrankli...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 20
Staging an Occupied Home Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult! Most people think of vacant homes when the topic of Home staging comes up. While I don’t know current statistics, I’d imagine that there are as many occupied homes on the market as there are vacant homes. Any home that is on the market needs ...

By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 3
Meticulous Single Family Home For Sale in Franklin, MA    Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Market Stats $719,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,950 sqftLot: 73,311 sqftYear Built: 2003MLS #: 72486942 Location 117 Fall L...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 2
5 Easy Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast So you’ve made the decision to sell your home and you’re getting your house prepared for the next buyer who will become the new owner. Follow along with these easy staging tips to get your place ready to sell. My general rule of thumb is to make your hom...

By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
Come see this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home on a full finished basement in top- rated Marietta school district! Be greeted by the new hardwood floors that run from entry foyer throughout the kitchen. Separate formal living and dining rooms. The kitchen opens up to a family room with fireplace and...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
3244 N. Kilbourn Ave., Irving Park, Chicago, Illinois - April 20193244 N. Kilbourn Avenue is a 12 unit condominium building built in 2007. 3244 N. Kilbourn Avenue is located in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 3244 N. Kilbourn Ave. $3,004 Average association fees in 3244...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
Comments 0
 Home for Sale at Ryan's Crossing in Round Rock, TX 3855 Willie Mays LN Round Rock, TX 78664 is offered at $245,000!!!  Highly desirable Ryan's Crossing is adjacent to Old Settlers park and walking distance to Dell Diamond! This 3 bedroom/2 bath home offers an open floor plan with add'l flex room...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 0
This is too funny...and NO....a buyer will not take you serious if this is what he sees first.  (I wonder what the inside of the house looks like?) A Home Seller called saying their home has not sold with their "other Realtor". They said how they hardly had any showings the last 6 months. How muc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Regal Lofts, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019Regal Lofts is a 107 unit condo building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Regal Lofts is located in Lincoln Park on Diversey just west of Paulina at 1735 W. Diversey. Average taxes in Regal Lofts $4,596 Average association fees...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
Comments 2
104 Borrego, Irvine, CA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE Sat, 12:00PM to 3:00PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews More $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 1694 SqFt Once you experience Portola Springs you won’t ever want to leave. This hom...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
Comments 0
 Multi Family2 -4 family  Homes Sold Brooklyn 1st Quarter 2019    Multifamily  2-4 family homes sold  In Brooklyn  13 East Flatbush - Flatbush Brooklyn Real Estate Multi   Family homes sold priced $400,000 - $1,500,000 6 Brownville & East New York Brooklyn Real estate  Multi Family   homes sold  ...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 0
 Milestone Germantown MD | Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs LessAt a local level in Germantown Maryland, buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that varies on the price level and whit type of houses they are looking for. Particularly in and around Milestone 20876 zi...