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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
                                                             2023                                               2024New Listings                                    1,523                                                1,708  (+12%) Closed properties                           1,098                                                1,115 (+2%) Average Sales Price                        $449,412                                         $498,379  (+10%) Days on Market                                34                                                         31 https://michaelelliott.fathomrealty.com/ As you can clearly see, these are great times to be a home seller in Mercer County, New Jersey.  Please contact me if you would like to know the current value of your house.   (609) 864-8164
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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 )
If you're looking to own a condo in Washington, DC, the Capitol, Navy Yard, and Nationals Stadium area is top-notch. It's packed with urban excitement, easy to get around, and a great chance to grow your finances in the capital.This spot offers everything at your doorstep. You can easily see DC's big sites, government offices, and find lots of fun. Plus, the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro helps you move around the city fast.But, there's more to love than the location and handiness. Condos here tend to rise in value, boosting your investment. That's why it's a smart pick for those securing their financial future in such a sought-after property market.Also, this area is buzzing with life and people. There are always events, festivals, and things to do outdoors. The waterfront is lively, and the...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Considering selling your home? Be cautious of seller fatigue, a prevalent problem that can diminish the success of your sale in the modern digital market. Discover six expensive consequences of seller fatigue and learn strategies to dodge these setbacks for a more seamless and lucrative sale.Avoid Fatigue & Pocket More Money  Please remember to "like" the post and the video on YouTube too! Thank you. 🏡  Link to all homes for sale in Tallahassee 📺 Subscribe To The Joe Manausa Real Estate Channel and Get More Housing Market Reports, Listings, Real Estate Marketing Tips, and answers to your frequently asked questions. 📘 Get the DIGITAL MARKETING BOOK Written by a Realtor for Realtors!
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By Anne Edwards Johnson, Austin Realtor | HookemhomesATX (512)917-5260
(All City Real Estate)
 In fact, I'll share more than one secret! 🤫✨ Even in a seller's market, selling a home involves more than just putting up a 'For Sale' sign. 🏡✨ Here's why: you can't know what you don't know! So, if you're thinking about selling, remember these realtor secrets: 📸 Hire a pro photographer and videographer—first impressions matter! 💲 Price it right to attract maximum offers—crunch those numbers! 🏠 Host a packed open house with postcard mailers and online ads. 📞 Vet multiple offers by calling lenders to confirm buyer qualifications. 🤝 Negotiate terms, inspections, and contingencies to protect yourself. 🔒 Secure a backup offer in case the first one falls through. 📑 Open escrow and ensure the EMD is deposited on time. 📝 Disclose everything about the property. 🔍 Double-check the title. 🔧 Revi...
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By The Chris Fritch Team ~ eXp Realty, chrisfritchteam.com 763-746-3997
(Chris Fritch Team eXp Realty)
🙌 Showings begin Thursday at our newest listing in #BrooklynParkMN3 🛏 bed / 2 🚽 bath / 2 🚗 stall garageListed at: $385,000The details ⤵️Welcome to this charming retreat nestled in the heart of Brooklyn Park. This inviting residence offers a perfect blend of comfort, style, and convenience. Meticulously maintained exterior, featuring lush landscaping and a welcoming facade. Step inside to discover a thoughtfully designed interior boasting an abundance of natural light and modern finishes throughout. The main level welcomes you with a spacious living area, ideal for entertaining guests or simply relaxing with loved ones. The well-appointed kitchen is a chef's delight, equipped with sleek, brand new appliances, ample cabinetry, and a convenient breakfast bar. Adjacent to the kitchen, the d...
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In today’s digital age, your online listing is the grand entrance to your home. It’s where potential buyers form their first impressions. And guess what? First impressions stick.   Picture this: You’re scrolling through online home listings, sipping your morning coffee, and suddenly, a property catches your eye. The photos are like a magnet, pulling you in. You can almost feel the cozy ambiance, envision yourself hosting dinner parties, and imagine lazy Sunday mornings in that sun-drenched living room. What’s the secret behind these captivating listings? Home staging! Why First Impressions Matter in Online Home Listings In today’s digital age, your online listing is the grand entrance to your home. It’s where potential buyers form their first impressions. And guess what? First impressio...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
This post is addressed to all "unrealistic" future sellers.   I just saw a new listing on the MLS, which should be listed in its own category as "Future Expired Listing".  The price is so high and unrealistic that it actually bothers me that not only a seller would ask so much, but they actually found a willing agent who would spend their time on the paperwork.The only advice I can give is this (Because I am certain the agent did not suggest the list price):   Get an appraisal done, which is obviously an independent third party opinion. https://michaelelliott.fathomrealty.com/ 
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
I think I know how to negotiate a great sale price do you? Negotiating a great sale price, especially in real estate, involves a combination of preparation, strategy, and understanding the market. Here are some key tips:Preparation Research the Market: Understand current market conditions, comparable sales, and trends in the area. Know the Property: Gather detailed information about the property, including its history, condition, and any potential issues. Set a Budget: Determine your maximum offer based on your financial situation and stick to it. Strategy Start Low, But Reasonable: Begin with a lower offer than the asking price but not so low that it offends the seller. Be Ready to Walk Away: Show that you're willing to walk away if the terms aren't favorable. This can give you leverag...
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On May 22, 2024, Cathie Ericson published a very good interesting report on Realtor.com about how sellers can spark a bidding war for a home .1. Price your home to move,2. Set a deadline for offers,3. Focus on curb appeal,4. Take a different view of listing photos,5. Fuel buyers’ interest ahead of time,6. Stage an over-the-top open house,Perhaps there might be other helpful list of how sellers can spark a bidding war for a home.For complete more detailed information about Cathie Ericson’s report for the list of how sellers can spark a bidding war for a home, please click HERE
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Welcome to Woodworth Woods Condominium - Your Perfect Westland HomeDiscover this beautifully updated ranch condo nestled in a quaint, private complex. The entire home is freshly painted in neutral tones, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The bedrooms feature brand-new neutral carpeting for added comfort.Analyze the Features of 33110 Woodworth Ct in Woodworth Woods Condominium 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Westland Wayne-Westland Schools 950 Square Feet Full Basement VIEW ALL PHOTOS HERE Immaculate and Move-in Ready - Immediate OccupancyThe living room boasts a cathedral ceiling and a skylight, filling the space with natural light. It also includes wood laminate flooring, which extends into the dining room, providing a cohesive and stylish look.Woodworth Woods Condo For Sale - Prime Loca...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
BUY - SELL - RENT to OWN - INVESTOur  21st  Year in Business!   BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST SCSC Mobile Home Sales ★★ Always Available Local Homes (Summerville)Our 21st Year in Business  ★ ★ SELL HERE:See Our SELLER Below to SELL for Cash Your House - Mobile Home or Land Sell Us Your Property(s):   ✴️▐►GetFairCashOfferSC.com★ ★ SELL Get Fair Cash Offer LAND HOUSES MOBILE HOMES Summerville★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST  ★We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ★ ★✴️ ▐►SC Mobile Home Sales ★★ Always Available Local Homes (Summerville) FSBO NO BANK RENT to OWN House  Summerville See Our BUYER Website Below to BUY Your Next House - Mobile Home or Land  Create Your Own Terms OR  Buy Cash for Huge Discount! NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
BUY - SELL - RENT to OWN - INVESTOur  21st  Year in Business!   BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST SCSC Mobile Home Sales ★★ Always Available Local Homes (Summerville)Our 21st Year in Business  ★ ★ SELL HERE:See Our SELLER Below to SELL for Cash Your House - Mobile Home or Land Sell Us Your Property(s):   ✴️▐►GetFairCashOfferSC.com★ ★ SELL Get Fair Cash Offer LAND HOUSES MOBILE HOMES Summerville★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST  ★We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ★ ★✴️ ▐►SC Mobile Home Sales ★★ Always Available Local Homes (Summerville) FSBO NO BANK RENT to OWN House  Summerville See Our BUYER Website Below to BUY Your Next House - Mobile Home or Land  Create Your Own Terms OR  Buy Cash for Huge Discount! NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House...
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By April Swenson, CRS and Managing Broker - Ocean Shores Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers)
OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATEJust SoldSOLD 6/6/24: Park Place, unit 1S-Week A, #OceanShores, WA.This Timeshare is located on the Ocean and has views of the Jetty as well. This south-side, ground floor unit features 2 BD, 1.75 BA, 950 sq.ft. and Rear Deck. Use up to 5 weeks/year on a set schedule. Deeded Shares.Sold for $3,000 cash.Congratulations to my Sellers and Buyer! My Buyer is so excited to get to enjoy this timeshare. :-)I praise God for His blessings!
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
OPEN HOUSE TOUR140 Nina Celeste Lane Fayetteville, Georgia 302153 Beds & 3 Bath$359,900See you tomorrow!June 8, 2024Saturday1 to 3 PMWelcome home to your new sanctuary in Fayetteville, GA!This exquisite 4-side brick ranch home, nestled on a sprawling lot with a fully finished basement, invites you to indulge in comfort and serenity. Surrounded by lush woodlands, this property offers the ultimate blend of natural beauty and privacy, making it an idyllic retreat. Step onto the expansive rear deck, tailor-made for summer gatherings and BBQs, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of your own wooded oasis. Inside, the main floor welcomes you with a spacious layout, boasting a large kitchen complete with a breakfast bar and an inviting eat-in area. Host memorable dinner parties in the separ...
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By Paul Dougherty Associate Real Estate Broker, Trusted, Tested & True. Our Results are Better!
(Howard Hanna / Coach Realtors)
2 Harold RoadPlainview NY 11803www.2HaroldRoad.comJust Listed in Plainview, a wonderful expanded front to back split level home, sunny and spacious and brimming with potential. Inviting den with fireplace (gas), great room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace and windows galore overlooking your covered patio and private fenced backyard. The great room is open to the dining area offering the perfect entertaining floor Plan. Large eat-in kitchen with gas cooking. Upstairs the Primary bedroom with full bath, plus 2 bedrooms and hall bathroom. The den on the main level can also be a 4th bedroom. Big partly finished basement, perfect for recreation, game room or hobbyist. The 2 car garage with entry into home. Central air conditioning, in-ground sprinklers, hardwood floors, natural g...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
Welcome to your new home sweet home! Nestled in a serene neighborhood, this gem is waiting to embrace you with its charm and comfort. Step into a world of tranquility as you enter this impeccably maintained 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom haven. With 2-car garage parking, your vehicles will be sheltered in style. Picture yourself under the brand-new roof (Aug. 2022), ensuring years of worry-free living. Breathe in the fresh air provided by the new A/C unit, which was added in November 2023.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
8 Foundation Plants to Boost Your Home’s Curb AppealWant to elevate your home’s curb appeal? The secret lies in foundation plants—trees, shrubs, grasses, and ground covers that frame your home and create a lush landscape. Here are eight top picks to enhance your yard:BoxwoodBoxwoods are hardy, classic, and versatile. They form a dense backdrop for other plants and can be shaped to fit your landscape design.AzaleaAzaleas are known for their vibrant blooms that come in various colors. They start blooming in spring and some varieties continue through summer and fall.SpireaSpirea is easy to grow, pest-resistant, and offers a long bloom time. This fast-growing shrub adds beauty without much hassle.SalviaSalvia, resembling lavender, brings bright color and attracts pollinators like hummingbir...
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By Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva, Top Listing Broker
( Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
✨ A Huge Thank You to Mary! ✨ We're thrilled to have helped you sell your beautiful home in Tamarac. Your kind words mean the world to us. 🏡💖 www.PattyDaSilva.com
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE1161 Bingham Road Douglasville, Georgia 301344 Beds & 2 Bath$269,900Welcome home to Douglasville, where comfort meets charm!This delightful property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the added bonus of a double lot for future expansion. Nestled in Douglas County, this home provides a serene small-town atmosphere with easy access to major shopping at Arbor Place Mall, just 10 minutes away. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the rural feel of Douglasville and proximity to Hiram, offering additional shopping and dining options. Downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and the upscale delights of Buckhead are all within a 30-45 minute drive. Sports enthusiasts will love the quick 25-minute drive to The Braves Stadium for world-class entertainment. Purchase this h...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
6 Red Flags That Can Scare Off Potential HomebuyersThe housing market is hot for sellers, but certain red flags can still turn off potential buyers, even for their dream homes. Here’s what to watch out for and how to fix these issues to ensure a smooth sale.Major Renovations NeededWhile some buyers love a fixer-upper, most are put off by homes requiring significant renovations. According to Self Financial, 62.7% of buyers avoid homes needing major repairs. Ensure your home is in good condition to attract more interest.Water and Mold IssuesMold and water damage are major concerns, with 47.9% of buyers wary of damp homes. Mold can lead to health risks, structural damage, and higher insurance costs. Make sure your home is mold-free and address any water issues promptly.Problematic Location...
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