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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Pewaukee WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for April 2023A small town appeal with great amenities!What makes Pewaukee different from other places that claim they’re a “big city with a small-town appeal”?Owning one of the homes for sale in Pewaukee WI allows you to adore the rolling green hills or the sparkling lake.Pewaukee Lake is the largest among the 77 lakes in Waukesha County. It is almost 2,500 acres and is known as the heart of Pewaukee.Not only that, it offers a wide range of water activities such as swimming, sailing, and water skiing. It is also the best place for musky fishing in southeastern Wisconsin.From boat shows to ski shows, marathons to river runs, golfing to museum hopping, there are many activities that will keep you busy in Pewaukee. This is the village where fun a...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Nashotah WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for April 2023Live 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 from the nearby Nashotah Lakes, a pair of lakes consisting of Upper Nashotah Lake and Lower Nashotah Lake. Nashotah is a name derived from the Native American language meaning “twins”.The village has a total area of 1.70 square miles, of which 1.67 square miles is land and 0.03 is water. Residents enjoy a rural and peaceful atmosphere. It is no surprise then that many buyers prefer homes for sale in Nashotah.Railroads have been instrumental in the development of the village. Before, Nashotah was an u...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
When we get a new listing ready for the market, it's the details that matter the most. It's the carefully arranged display on the coffee table, the cozy fireplace enhanced with a few accessories on its mantel, and the throw draped over the reading chair. It's the color on the walls emphasizing the crown molding, bathing supplies displayed in glass jars, the baskets for pillows, the organized closets, and the curtains framing a lovely view. It's a bowl of lemons on the kitchen counter, a vase with fresh flowers on the dining room table, and colorful planters on the patio. Staging is the art of turning a house into a home. It's the details that create an inviting space, that translate beautifully in photographs and that tell buyers that this is a home that has been loved. A home properly ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
As a mobile home owner in Charleston, South Carolina, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to sell your property quickly. Whether it's due to relocation, financial constraints, or simply wanting to move on, selling your mobile home fast requires some specific knowledge and strategies. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore five essential things every mobile home seller needs to know in Charleston, SC, with a focus on attracting real estate investors for a quick sale. Understand the market before diving into the selling process. It's crucial to have a clear understanding of the mobile home market in Charleston. Research recent sales, pricing trends, and market demand. Assess the condition of your mobile home objectively and identify any unique selling points it may hav...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
You are getting ready to sell your home and of course you hope you can sell if for the highest price possible, the time to start helping yourself achieve the price you want happens before the home goes on the market.  Staging a home is very important so potential buyers can see the value and mentally start picturing your home their home.Yesterday 5 members of The Betts Team showed up at a gorgeous large home to stage before the professional photographer and drone pilot arrived.  I am not the stager, I’m the guy they tell to help move furniture, go hide something.  The transformation of the home is very impressive and the feedback we get when done is so rewarding.  Yesterday was one of those HGTV moments when the photographer left and I called the owners to come home.  They walked in and...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Exciting news for all you potential home sellers out there! The current housing market is experiencing a low number of homes for sale. Why, you ask? Well, it's because this season, there are fewer sellers listing their houses for sale than usual. So, if you're considering selling your house, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Don't miss out on the chance to sell your home in less time with a higher price potential. Get ready to say goodbye to your old home and hello to a new adventure! CLICK BELOW to find out for yourself   So, if we take a trip down memory lane and look at every April since 2017, we can see that the only year w...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
We want your house to look its best. So when people see it, online or in person, they'll be wowed and need to see more. The money you invest in professional listing photos and improving your curb appeal leads to a great return on investment. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #houseforsale #homeforsale #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #icanhelp #themoreyouknow #realtornearme #realtorspartanburg #realtorboilingsprings #realtorspartanburgsc #realtorboilingspringssc
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
What Is My Homes Value Thinking of SELLING, YOU PAY US $2995. Flat Fee and 2.5% for the agent or agents selling your home, not the average 6 or 7% charged by others, saving the average homeowner $12077.00. We use a 106 Step Selling System with 28 that are specific to the marketing of your home. If you’re ready to sell your home, you need a marketing expert you need Charles Stallions with over 28 years of experience who will advise you and guide you through the hundreds of things that come up after you go under contract for a smooth closing. Call Charles NOW for a 7-minute phone analysis of your home's value at 850-476-4494. At Charles Stallions Real Estate Services we use our TRI-merge System and its accuracy is beyond reproach. We use the MLS, Zillow, Tax Rolls, and the appraisal eval...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Staying informed about the local real estate market is essential for anyone looking to buy, sell, or invest in property. Keeping up with the latest market updates can help you make smarter decisions and get the most out of your investment. To begin with, call Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® at 678.929.8330⁠ or reach out through www.TheRealEstateMaven.net
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By Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
You have decided to sell your home, and dream of it immediately becoming a highly desired property with a bidding war that drives up your asking price and closing in thirty days dance in your head. Dream on! These seven tips can help bring you back to earth:  While you love your home, not everyone else will. Sellers must detach their emotions about the house while it is on the market. Think of it as a financial transaction or see it from the expectant house hunters’ point of view.   Major issues with your house should be repaired before the For Sale sign goes in the front yard, and if repairs are not possible, a repair credit will have to be offered to the buyer. Be prepared to do some painting and patching, at the very least. If you want the best sale price, you should do your best to ...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
1 Acre Horse Property for Sale in Glendale - Glendale Horse PropertyLooking for a house with land? This full acre of irrigated horse property in Glendale is priced under $1M and is ready for you to call home. The home itself is a 3 bedroom, two bath, single level structure. The backyard is fenced off with a swimming pool, ramada and outdoor BBQ area. The land houses several different structures, including a pass through 3 car commercial grade garage, with an attached 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house/apartment,Other buildings include a single car, detached tandem (fit two vehicles) garage, another separate structure for storage and of course, the Huge Workshop. All in all, you can store 9 vehicles inside. Main house has a 2 car attached garage. This place is a gearheads dream! Building cars...
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By Francis Johnson, We buy houses fast and in cash.
(Simple Homebuyers)
Selling a house that has been damaged by fire can be a challenging endeavor. Fire damage not only affects the structural integrity of the property but also raises concerns about safety, aesthetics, and potential legal implications. However, with proper planning, expert guidance, and a proactive approach, it is possible to sell a fire-damaged house at a fair price. This article will guide you through the essential steps to successfully navigate the process and maximize your chances of selling your fire-damaged house. Assessing the Damage: The first step in selling a fire-damaged house is to conduct a thorough assessment of the damage. Engage a professional inspector who specializes in fire damage to evaluate the structural integrity, electrical systems, plumbing, and other critical compo...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Facing foreclosure can be an incredibly distressing experience, but it's important to remember that you are not alone. There is help available to guide you through this challenging situation and provide you with options to protect your home.Whether you're struggling with mortgage payments, dealing with overwhelming debt, or facing financial hardships, numerous resources and professionals are dedicated to assisting homeowners in foreclosure.Financial institutions understand that foreclosure is not an ideal outcome for either party involved. Many lenders are willing to work with homeowners to find viable solutions that can help prevent foreclosure.By reaching out to your lender as soon as possible, you can open the lines of communication and explore options such as loan modifications, rep...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On May 9, 2023, Stephanie Booth published a very good interesting report on Realtor.com about the weekly guide what to expect when selling a home.Week 1 What to expect: A flurry of initial buzz (hopefully), What to do: Ensure your home is ready to impress would-be buyers,Week 2 What to expect: More showings—and maybe some anxiety as you wait for an offer, What to do: Keep your home clean and your schedule flexible,Week 3 What to expect: A potential offer (or start getting used to the idea of a price adjustment), What to do: Prep for a home inspection,Week 4 What to expect: A possible marketing or price adjustment, What to do: Check in with your agent—and stay positive,Perhaps there might be other helpful list of weekly guide what to expect when selling a home.For complete more detailed ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
TOO LATE! Just Closed 10604 Marbury Court in Canyon Creek today.  Listed by Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker.In your home search are you looking for:♦ A two story with an open floorplan?♦ A cul-de-sac-lot?♦ A 3-car garage?♦ A home in the prestigious RISD?You’re Too Late for this one but I’m sure I could find you a similar one!    Buyers loved this quiet, tree covered, cul-de-sac lot, backing to a lush greenbelt and of course the 3-car garage. They listened when they heard this home was gorgeous and qualified as a "dream alert home" and made appointments immediately!   Agents and buyers were wowed with the extensive tile and wood flooring, along with interior stonework, and numerous other custom touches throughout. Who doesn’t love wide-open spaces bringing in the natural rays of sun, espe...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the marketHomes for sale in Mesa Arizona    YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 20 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor   Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilbert Realtor...
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t Selling In ConnecticutIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know the number of homes for sale right now is low. That’s because, this season, there are fewer sellers listing their houses for sale than the norm.Looking back at every April since 2017, the only year when fewer sellers listed their homes was in April 2020, when the pandemic hit and stalled the housing market (shown in red in the graph below). In more typical years, roughly 500,000 sellers add their homes to the market in April. This year, we saw fewer than 400,000 sellers entering the market in April (see graph below):While there are a number of factors contributing to this trend, one thing keeping inventory low right now is that some homeowners are rel...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Florida Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
Even though home prices have moderated over the last year, many homeowners still have an incredible amount of equity. But what is equity? In the simplest terms, equity is the difference between the market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains how your equity grows over time:“Housing wealth (home equity or net worth) gains are built up through price appreciation and by paying off the mortgage.”How Your Equity Can Help You Achieve Your GoalsThe equity you build up over the years can be used to your advantage when you sell your current house and buy your next home. If you no longer have the space you need, it might be time to move into a larger home. Or it’s possible you have too much space and need something smaller...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Despite the recent moderation in home prices, most Delaware homeowners still possess a substantial amount of equity. However, what exactly is equity? In its most basic form, equity refers to the difference between the market value of your Delaware home and the outstanding balance(s) on your mortgage(s). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) provides a comprehensive explanation of how equity increases over time.“Housing wealth (home equity or net worth) gains are built up through price appreciation and by paying off the mortgage.”CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT YOUR HOME'S VALUE How Your Number One Asset Can Help You With Your Financial GoalsAs a Delaware homeowner, you have the opportunity to build equity over time. This equity can be a valuable asset when it comes time to sell your curren...
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