Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Butler WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for May 2018Come and see what this charming village has to offer!Butler is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin which was established in 1913. This charming village owes it very existence to the railroad.In the Fall of 1909, representatives from the Mil...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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by Patricia Feager, 6/20/2018 "Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are cheese." --- Luis Bunuel A home is made of material things, i.e., bricks, mortar, wood, cement, sealants, chalking, glass windows, brass, metal hardware, etc. It is not cheese. It doesn't have feelings. However, l...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Smells Can Offend a Buyer, Even Perceived Good SmellsWhen listing a property, listing agents want the seller to put the home into the best shape possible to attract the biggest pool of buyers. Agents have to be bold and share news that some sellers don't want to hear. It is our responsibility and...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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▐►Mobile Home Sales  - SELL or  BUY 4bd, 3bd, 2bd, 2 ba Mobile Homes w/Land /Parks Charleston - Summerville Mobile Home Parks ▐►FSBO 4 Rent to Own 4bd, 3bd, 2bd, 2 ba Mobile Homes Some w/ Land / Some in Parks. Summerville Rent to Own Mobile Homes - UpScale Summerville - North Charleston Mobile Ho...

By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
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As agents, we see a lot of houses. Day in and day out. Showing buyers. Meeting sellers. Going on tour to see all of the new listings. Most of the time, we wander in and wander out, mentally noting which clients a house might be good for, but generally forgetting the places we've discarded for our...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Just Listed in Shirley Hills Subdivision106 Tina DriveShirley Hills Property and Community InformationWhy rent when you can own? This move-in ready and freshly painted home is for sale in Warner Robins GA in Shirley Hills and has 2,132 heated square feet. Listed at $114,900, this home is located ...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 The VERY High Cost Of Overpricing A Charlotte Area HomeIt may be a seller's market in the Charlotte region, but that doesn't mean that overpricing a home doesn't come with serious consequences. Sellers understandably want to cash in.  But one thing we're seeing in the data is a STEEP drop from t...

By Jeanne Feenick, Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert
(NextHome Premier)
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Inventory levels are low across all New Jersey markets and price points I service.  This is working to the favor of sellers and challenging buyers. As in other parts of the country, multiple offers are not uncommon on well priced homes that present themselves well.All of my 2018 listings are sold...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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This home has been listed and sold by me three times! We are now onto our 4th new owner and I couldn't be happier....along with the sellers. Only 25 days on the market! Great turn-around for out here at Fishhawk Lake!   I am representing both sellers and buyers as I've had the pleasure of doing e...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Home Seller Guide: Summer 2018   Summer 2018 has officially arrived today. And just in time, so has our Summer 2018 Home Seller Guide. Are you thinking about selling your home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this summer? Before you put your house on the market, check out Carolinas Realty Partner...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Are You Sure You Can’t Afford to Stage Your House?This is a statement I was accustomed to getting several years ago when everyone’s wallet was thinner but am often a bit surprised when I hear this today. A few months ago I had a seller referred to me by an agent. They’d been in their home for abo...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker)
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Pets are man’s best friend, but when it comes to selling a house, these best friends may not mesh well with potential buyers. Some people could have allergies, while others might just be afraid of animals. Best-case scenario? Even if potential buyers love pets, your house might still smell like t...

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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North Kingstown Condo You Are Too Late To - Cedarhurst Waterfront Complex Happy sellers and smart buyers brought together by my online marketing that highlighted the stunning waterfront location of this town home at 136 Fishing Cove Road outside of Wickford Village in North Kingstown.  In agreeme...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Throwback Thursday...My First StagingFor months I have been going through photos, personal and work, to delete what I can as well as reorganize them.  It’s kind of fun going into the “Way Back” machine looking at old photos, deleting the ones that I don’t need or whose quality is questionable. An...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Hartwood Reserve Subdivision in Clermont FLHartwood Reserve Subdivision in Clermont FL  is a gated community located on Hartwood Marsh Road, within close proximity to Winter Garden. Hartwood Reserve mostly attracts step-up buyers looking for a place to call a home in Clermont but yet have easy ac...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Great advice from Beth if you find yourself in this difficult situation:  What Happens if Your House Doesn’t Appraise For the Contract Price?If there’s financing, it’s common to have an appraisal contingency in the contract. In most cases, the appraisals come in just fine but then, there are thos...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Attention home sellers! If you are going on vacation and your home is on the market for sale, please read this post.  Tips for Your Home When Leaving on Vacation Life goes on even when selling your home. That very important summer vacation may have been booked months or years ago so there is no n...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
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You put your Westfield home on the market weeks ago. Buyers stopped by in the beginning. But the steady stream of visitors has dwindled down to a slow trickle. This shouldn't happen. You've got a great house that buyers should love. So, why hasn't it sold yet?Westfield Home Sale "Don'ts"Pricing B...

By Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, REALTOR® - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty - www.WesleyChapel4u.com)
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Wesley Chapel Florida Homes for Sale June 22nd 2018 In Wesley Chapel today, there are 391 single family homes FOR SALE 192 single family homes HAVE SOLD in the last 30 days in Wesley Chapel, Florida   Hello -My name is Jeff Miller. I have been a Realtor for 19 years and have extensive local conta...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 1% Of 155,000+ KW Agents Worldwide!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Our 10-Home OPEN HOUSE Features SNEAK PEEK Of Our Next Mesa, AZ Listing!Click on an address caption to open the blog post for that home on another windowClick on an image to open the listing info for that home on another window 604 N Reseda Cir Mesa, AZ 85205OPEN HOUSE: 6/23, Saturday 12:00 P.M. ...