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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, you’re likely feeling a little frustrated. Not to mention, you're also probably wondering what went wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next. Did You Limit Access to Your House? One of the biggest mistakes you can make when selling your house is restricting the days and times when potential buyers can tour it. Being flexible with your schedule is important when you're selling your house, even though it might feel a bit stressful to drop everything and leave when buyers want to see it. After all, minimal access means minimal exposure to buyers. ShowingTime advises: “. . . do your best to be as flexible as possible when granting access to your house for showings.” Sometimes, the most determined bu...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
Welcome to this charming Lantana model home located in Mallory Square. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac street just minutes away from Lake-Sumter Square, this home offers a desirable location. The expansive floor plan boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. As you enter, you'll notice the impressive 10-foot high hip ceilings with a knockdown finish, creating a spacious and open atmosphere. The kitchen is a true delight for any cook, featuring stainless steel appliances and an electric stove. It is one of the largest in the Designer Series and offers plenty of cabinets with pullouts, counters everywhere, island, nook, and breakfast bar. The laundry room has space for a workstation and a utility sink. Roof replaced 2014 Ceramic tile floors grace the dining room, providing ample ...
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(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Unlocking the Door to Your Belmont Dream Home: Exclusive Open House Event This Weekend!SATURDAY, 9/30 1:00 - 3:00PM1617 Allen Street | Charlotte, NC 28205  Open House Alert: We Have Found Your Dream Home in Belmont, Charlotte! If you've been on the hunt for your dream home, we've got some exciting news for you. We're hosting an Open House for a property that is nothing short of a slice of paradise, right in the heart of Belmont—one of Charlotte's most charming neighborhoods! Why Is This Home is a Must-See?From the moment you step onto the rocking chair front porch, you'll feel a sense of warmth and welcome that's hard to find. But that's just the beginning! Venture inside, and you'll be greeted by impeccable craftsmanship at every turn. From the box-beam ceilings to the site-finished ha...
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(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
COMING SOON IN CHARLOTTE'S HOT, HISTORIC COMMUNITY - BELMONT Welcome to a slice of paradise right in the heart of Belmont—arguably one of the most charming neighborhoods around! From the moment you step onto the cozy rocking chair porch, you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. The exterior is a storybook craftsman, radiating warmth and curb appeal you have to see to believe.Step inside to experience craftsmanship that's second to none. Check out those box-beam ceilings and the hardwood floors that run seamlessly throughout! This home is a feast for the eyes, but it's also fabulously functional. The open-concept kitchen is a chef's dream—decked out with stainless steel appliances, a large granite island for casual dining, and a spacious area for more formal feasts. Looking for conv...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Just sold in the exclusive community of The Aramore.   The seller received multiple offers for the stellar 1 bedroom unit with views of the Buckhead Atlanta skyline. Situated over fine dining choices and walkability to local hangouts and shopping, this unit was a winner in the market. There are other opportunities in Buckhead to live the life that you deserve.   #BuckheadGA #AtlantaGARealEstate #MoveToATL #TheRealEstateMaven #JackyeMumphreyTheMaven
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By Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Southington CT Open House      Sunday Oct 1, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM           29 Sun Valley Drive, Southington CT 06489                    MLS# 170598102 An Open House event on a home with space galore and a yard offering privacy and room to play. 2 full baths, and 2 half baths. Plenty of closet and storage space; central air. New roofing and siding within the past 3 years. Solar panels for electrical economy. A Special Home OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesNeighborhood $410,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms2 Half Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,418 sq ftLot: 0.63 acre(s)Year Built: 1978MLS #: 170598102 Location 29 Sun Valley DrSouthington, CT 06489USA     Edward A Silva Mapleridge Real Estate(203) 2060754easilva48@comcast.nethttp://www.edsilvactrealtor.com   Listed by: ...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Sale…Repair, Replace, Refresh (Part 3) This post is the Third in a series of 7 on How to Prepare Your Home for Sale.  Now that you’re committed to selling your house, it’s time to take action to ensure that buyers will see all of the possibilities it has to offer. REPAIR, REPLACE, REFRESH!  REPAIRNow is the time to address all of those items you’ve put off repairing…the broken gutter or things that don’t work. Deferred repairs become distractions to potential buyers.  They’re easy to overlook as we go through our daily lives.  However, your buyers will see them as an indication of how well the house has been maintained. The calculator in their head will also tally up how much these repairs will cost them and when they do, REPLACEIf your carpet or other floor...
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How To Sell My Port Charlotte House Fast?Are you looking to sell your house in Port Charlotte and wondering how to expedite the process? Selling a house quickly can be a challenging task, but with the right strategies and approach, you can significantly enhance your chances of a swift and successful sale. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through effective steps and tips on how to sell your Port Charlotte house fast.1. Enhance Curb AppealFirst impressions matter. Improving the curb appeal of your house is crucial to attracting potential buyers. Consider simple upgrades like repainting the front door, maintaining a well-manicured lawn, and adding attractive landscaping elements. A visually appealing exterior will entice buyers to explore the inside.2. Set the Right PricePricing...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate Services
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The process of selling a probate home is explained by Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of Probate Real Estate Services and CPRES serving Santa Clara County, California.  The process is part of the legal process to administer an estate and is managed by the probate court. Selling a Probate Home | The ProcessThe process of selling a probate home is among the duties of an estate representative. Ideally, the executor or administrator will exercise prudence and hire a CPRES to list the home for sale. A CPRES holds a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist Designation. Specialized Knowledge | Selling a Probate HomeWhile many aspects of selling a probate home may be like a non-probate sale, an estate representative is wise to hire a CPRES. However, not just any real estate agent with a CPRES De...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
Introducing the Chandler floorplan crafted by Meritage Homes. For those searching for new construction homes for sale in Greenville SC, this impressive dwelling spans 1,648 square feet and encompasses three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, all designed with a split bedroom layout to ensure privacy. The expansive kitchen, complete with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an attractive tile backsplash, is a culinary enthusiast's paradise. A gas log fireplace graces the living area, bestowing it with both warmth and charm. Plank flooring, a conveniently located walk-in pantry, and a generously sized laundry room enhance the practicality of everyday living. The master suite is a sanctuary unto itself, complete with an en-suite bathroom.If you're in the market for new construct...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Incredible Development Opportunity in the Heart of Downtown MabletonWelcome to an unparalleled investment opportunity in the thriving heart of Downtown Mableton! This prime lot boasts a coveted zoning classification, featuring a T4 overlay over R20, making it ripe for development. Savvy investors, take note – the potential here is astounding. Investment Potential: The savvy investor can seize the chance to construct single-family residences or duplexes, with comparable properties in the area already commanding prices in the mid-$400s range. The demand for housing in this area is soaring, and this property is ideally situated to meet that demand. Location Highlights: Location is key, and this lot doesn't disappoint. Situated in the midst of rapid development, it offers the convenience of...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but it can also be a daunting task, especially when it comes to packing up your closet. Your wardrobe likely contains a mix of clothing, shoes, and accessories, making it a challenging area to organize for a move. However, with the right approach, you can efficiently pack up your closet and ensure your clothes arrive at your new home in great condition. In this article, we'll explore the best way to pack up your closet for a move, including tips for working with out-of-state movers. 1. Plan AheadPacking up your closet starts with careful planning. Before you begin, assess your wardrobe and determine which items you want to keep, donate, or discard. This is an excellent opportunity to declutter and lighten your load, so you're not moving ite...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Sarasota National Home Listed!A spectacular Sarasota National home listed today!  This 2020 built Angelina model comes with a FULL GOLF MEMBERSHIP FOR TWO PEOPLE included in the purchase price.23447 Waverly Cir. Venice, FL 34293 – List Price $899,999More About this Sarasota National Home Listed:This spacious single-family home is truly ONE OF A KIND with TOO MANY UPGRADES TO LIST. It is for the distinguished buyer who appreciates HIGH END FINISHES. From a MARBLE PATIO with a HEATED, SALT WATER POOL/SPA & OUTDOOR KITCHEN, to the GOLF COURSE VIEW, ALL 8’ SOLID WOOD DOORS, HURRICANE IMPACT WINDOWS & A STORM SMART HURRICANE SCREEN ON THE BACK, WHOLE HOUSE DEHUMIDIFIER & MORE, this home is MOVE IN READY! You can be in before WINTER!Walking into the home you will be greeted with the STUNNING ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Selling your home can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. Everyone wants to get the best possible price for their property, and with the right strategies, you can often achieve more than you initially imagined. Here are some tips to help you sell your home for more money than you thought possible:1. Enhance Curb AppealFirst impressions matter. Improving your home's curb appeal can significantly impact its perceived value. Consider freshening up the exterior with a new coat of paint, maintaining the garden, and upgrading the front door and porch area.2. Clean and Declutter  READ MORE: https://www.maxusrealtygroup.com/blog/5803/How+To+Sell+Your+Home+For+More+Money+Than+You+Thought+Possible???Thinking of selling your home? Let Fernando take over the marketing of your property wit...
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Selling your home can be a significant milestone, and it's essential to maximize its potential for financial gain. In this competitive real estate market, having a skilled and proactive listing agent by your side can make all the difference. A listing agent with extensive experience possesses deep market knowledge, allowing them to accurately evaluate your property's value based on current market trends. They can determine the ideal listing price that attracts potential buyers while ensuring you get the best possible return on your investment. As I often tell sellers at a listing appointment, there is no amount of marketing that any agent can do (myself included) that will ever be more powerful and more important than the price of their home.Negotiation is another attribute that a seaso...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
  599 Scenic Gulf Drive Unit 101, Miramar Beach, FL Click here to Get Directions          Photos Maps & Local Schools Print $ CLICK FOR CURRENT PRICE 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS Breathtaking Gulf Front Oasis with Stunning Views of Pool and Beach! Welcome to your dream coastal retreat in the heart of Miramar Beach, Florida! This captivating four-bedroom condo on the first floor offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the ultimate beachfront lifestyle. With recent renovations adding a touch of modern luxury, this sun-kissed gem is sure to leave you enchanted. Key Features: Gulf Front Living: Embrace the soothing sounds of waves and the gentle sea breeze from the comfort of your own home. This condo sits right on the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico, ensuring unobstructed views of the shimmering w...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Moving Tip #6…Almost Home   You’re almost ready to settle into your new home.  The first 5 moving tips included tips on how to edit your treasures and pack for your move.    If you’ve followed the tips outlined in the posts, you’ve taken pictures of items you’re moving as well as how to reconnect your computer and television cables. You’ve marked your boxes and made lists so that you know what’s in them.    Moving day has arrived!  You’re almost done but there are a few more items to complete your smooth move!!           LAST MINUTE ITEMS _Don’t rely on your memory; have a checklist _Make sure to leave behind such as garage door openers, etc. _If you’re coming back to clean, make sure that you set aside cleaning supplies and tools. If you have a professional crew coming in, ensure the ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Preparing your home for staging is an essential step in the selling process, and this blog provides fantastic tips on achieving just that. Creating a visually appealing and welcoming space can make all the difference in attracting potential buyers.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Selling a home can be a daunting task, and it involves more than just putting a "For Sale" sign in front of the property. To attract potential buyers, you must ensure your home looks its very best. Home staging is a popular technique for preparing a house for sale. It involves an intentional and strategic arrangement of furniture, accessories, and decor to showcase a home's best features. Here are some tips on how to make your home look its best for home staging: 1. Declutter Your Home Clut...
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