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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
It's been a whirlwind few weeks for our sellers of this Silver Spring, MD home for sale. It feels like that we just hauled our staging furniture into the home, just to remove it all again a little while later (catch a glimpse behind the scenes here). From Just Listed to Just Sold in 30 days. We put the home on the market just as the market was noticeably slowing down. Seemingly overnight, homes aren't all selling on the first weekend anymore, buyer competition has become (much) less, and we are seeing more price adjustments in Silver Spring, MD, and beyond. It's likely temporary - when rates finally trend downwards, things are poised to shift again. But, I digress. Regardless of market conditions, when a home is in the best showing condition, priced in the right ballpark, and marketed w...
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By Sam Thomas, When it's important; hire a professional.
(Providence Group Realty)
Mark your calendars for an exciting opportunity to tour a stunning modern home in the sought-after Mercer Crossing community. We're hosting an open house on Saturday, June 29th, 2024, from 1 PM to 3 PM and again on Sunday, June 30th, 2024, from 1 PM to 3 PM. Come see why this property could be your dream home!  Property Highlights:Address: 12766 Friar Street, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234Year Built: 2020Layout: Single-story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroomsSize: 1,800 sq. ft. of beautifully designed living space Step Inside:As you enter, you'll be greeted by the warmth of hardwood floors that flow seamlessly through the living, dining, and kitchen areas. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying quality time.Gourmet Kitchen:Prepare to be wowed by the gourmet ki...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market.Gilbert Arizona homes for sale today     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 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...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
🎈Check out our 2 Open Houses this weekend! 🏡🎈 Call the Rhonda Gustitus Team with any questions! 📲941-426-4394!Hope to see you there! 🌞
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Stunning Curb Appeal and ArchitectureIntroducing this stunning 2-story colonial home at 17904 Crestbrook Drive in the prestigious Steeplechase of Northville Subdivision. Boasting breathtaking curb appeal and impressive architecture, this residence perfectly blends elegance and modern comfort in the sought-after Northville Schools district.Discover the Features of 17904 Crestbrook Dr in Steeplechase of Northville Subdivision 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths | 2 Half Baths Northville Township Northville Schools Steeplechase of Northville Subdivision 3808 Square Feet Above Grade Professionally Finished Basement | 1352 Square Feet VIEW ALL PHOTOS, FLOORPLANS AND 3D TOUR HERE View Property on Blog Built-in 2012 by Toll Brothers Dual Staircases 3-Car Attached Side-Entrance Garage Spacious and Elegant ...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
This review wont even fit in our review template! I helped Chris and his wife Lana find their Winter Haven pool home after he was allowed to work remotely! Chris called me from my TerraLargo community Tour Video that I posted a while back and said "as soon as I watched it I knew you were our agent!"Check out his review:"Honestly, I'm not sure where to start with the praise for Ben and how much he has helped us with the purchase of our new home. From our first contact when I reached out because I found his YouTube channel, he was very knowledgeable and factual about the Winter Haven area. It was clear he wasn't just trying to sell something...he truly wanted to educate and make sure we found the right fit for us.We are in NC and moving to FL, so we needed Ben's help to navigate this proc...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog makes a compelling case for listing vacant land at a good price! Pricing it attractively can generate more interest and lead to a quicker sale, ultimately benefiting the seller. Thanks for the insightful advice on strategic land pricing!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Why would I list my vacant land at good price? Listing your vacant land at a good price can offer several advantages: Attracting Buyers: A well-priced property is more likely to attract serious buyers quickly. This can lead to a faster sale, reducing the time your property stays on the market. Competitive Edge: In a competitive market, pricing your land appropriately can give you an edge over other sellers. Buyers often compare similar properties, and a competitive price can make your land m...
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By Nelson Huggins, Local junk removal service. Real Estate clean outs
(Black Dog Junk Removal)
Real Estate agents….make sure you have this asset on speed dial. Have you ever walked into a property and instantly wanted to pick up the phone to haul away the clutter?A clutter-free and well-maintained property not only enhances its appeal but also increases the chances of a successful sale. Real estate agents frequently come across properties that need to be decluttered, cleaned, and have unwanted items removed before they can be listed on the market. Having a junk removal company on speed dial can ensure a smooth and efficient process. First off, Start the Process EarlyEncourage your clients to begin the decluttering process as soon as they decide to sell their property. Properties that are cluttered or filled with junk may take longer to sell, as buyers may be deterred by the amoun...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
This gorgeous and well cared property is now in pending sale.What are you waiting for? Get yourself the home you've ever dreamt and start making your dreams into reality!Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠®www.TheRealEstateMaven.net770.874.6200 x 6233678.929.2330
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By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri 314-775-2050)
42 Acres in Unincorporated Franklin County, MO with SelectAnn.comUnincorporated Franklin County, MO gem! Check out this gorgeous nearly 42-acres +/-. This acreage offers a beautiful mix of pastures and woods, making it an attractive location for those seeking a rural lifestyle. Build your dream home and/or have your own farm. With ample room for your vision, whether it's a private estate, agricultural pursuits, recreational activities, the possibilities are endless. The property is currently being used as a pasture for grazing cattle. There is a small pond on the property and fencing for cattle. Prime opportunity in sought-after location. Nearly 1/2 a mile of Highway O road frontage with 2 designated access points. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to own a piece of Franklin County...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
 Oconomowoc WI Condo Sales Market Report May 2024   Oconomowoc Condos For Sale, Oconomowoc Realtor Kristin Johnston RE/MAX My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Platinum.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in  Oconomowoc WI. Are you looking to buy a condo in Oconomowoc?  Wondering what your Oconomowoc condo is worth? Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with Oconomowoc Real Estate. Check out my website! Review my many happy client testimonials too! In the Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Real Estate market 8 condos sold; 2 were listed and sold by the same company, and 6 were sold by a co-broke. In Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Real Estate market...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR/E-Pro/C2EX . Customers are always #1
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
July Retreat: Optimizing Your Experience at Smith Mountain Lake  View from 1130 Deer Path Ln. Moneta, VA. 24121Photo byShows Great Photography To view a gorgeous custom home on over 10 acres with a point lot and this amazing view in a most desirable location -  1130 Deer Path Lane - Custom Dream Home on 10plus acres   Optimize your experience during your July retreat at Smith Mountain Lake. During the initial two weeks of July, noteworthy events unfolded at the captivating Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. July 7, 2024 Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. 1 p.m. Christian Q.: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m. Wood & Strings.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 2-4 p.m. July 8, 2024 Literary Lakers Book Club: Open...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
I was so hoping after putting this home on the market, it would see a good offer BEFORE  I left for vacation.  Didn't happen, so my trusty colleague who diligently watched my business negotiated the contract and inspection issues before I returned.Yesterday, my seller closed on this home, and will be moving to Florida in about a week.    She wants to get closer to the ocean (and we don't have much water around here).We had a discussion yesterday, she bought the first home 23 years ago, and have been good friends ever since.   It was such a pleasure watching her family grow into wonderful adults (some are still teenagers).Wishing the seller the BEST in her next chapter of life, and hope to come & visit you someday!
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
Nestled within the scenic surroundings of The Villages, this extraordinary property stands as a testament to refined living. Its strategic placement near the Mulberry Grove shopping district, VA Center, and a diverse array of amenities ensures not just a residence but a lifestyle of unparalleled convenience. With an array of pools right at your doorstep and situated between Glenview Champion Golf Country Club and the Nancy Lopez Legacy Country Club, this home is a haven for golf enthusiasts. Stepping into the impeccably updated 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom abode, an open floor plan unfolds, featuring stunning Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring installed at an elegant angle, blending sophistication with durability. The recent installation of a brand-new roof in August 2023 and the replacement of the H...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Whether you're looking to upgrade to a larger home or downsize to something cozier, I'm here to help you every step of the way! 🏡✨ Ready to make a move? Contact me today to explore your options! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #listreports #newhome #investment #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #happyhome #dreamhome
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Massive Price Reduction:  7260 Woodrow Wilson Dr Los Angeles CA 90068Directions: Cahuenga Blvd to Oakshire Dr. to Passmore Dr. to Woodrow Wilson Dr. Next door to 7270 Woodrow Wilson Dr.Remarks : Priced to sell! Huge Price Reduction! Seller is looking for your offer, a fantastic View Lot in the Hollywood Hills it is the best priced view lot on a paved road. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity & build a stunning Hollywood Hills view home on the world-famous Woodrow Wilson Dr. Panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley including Universal Studios. This land consists of two APN numbers on one of the most coveted streets, nestled in an exclusive enclave of the who is who of Hollywood. Perfect for a developer or owner user who would like to build a spectacular view home. Reach out to...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE140 Nina Celeste Lane Fayetteville, GA 302153 Beds & 3 Bath$359,900Welcome 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 separate dining room, accommodating up to 10 guests...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Discover Your Dream Home at 24426 Stanford StreetWelcome to 24426 Stanford Street, a charming bungalow-style single-family home nestled in the heart of Dearborn Heights, MI. This delightful property is located in Wayne County and is part of the esteemed Westwood School District. With its prime location, modern updates, and inviting features, this home is perfect for families seeking comfort and convenience.Here are the Features of 24426 Stanford Street in Dearborn Heights MI 48125 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Dearborn Heights | Wayne County Westwood School District 981 Square Feet VIEW ALL PHOTOS AND FEATURES HERE Kime Realty Blog Above-Ground Pool - 6 Benefits Public Sidewalks Inviting Living Spaces - Cozy Bungalow Home for Sale in Dearborn HeightsThe living room of this beautiful bungalow is...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
You want your house to sell fast. And you may be wondering how long the whole process is going to take. One way to get your answer? Work with a local real estate agent.They have the expertise to tell you how quickly homes are selling in your area and what’s impacting timelines for other sellers. That way you have realistic expectations and can work together to come up with a plan that’s based on today’s market.Here’s a high-level overview of just one of the factors a great agent will walk you through – the supply of homes for sale and how that impacts your process.The Growing Supply of Homes for SaleOver the past few months, the number of homes for sale has increased. This is good news when you move because it means you’ll have more options as you search for your next home. But it also ...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
For sellers, who continue to enjoy quick sales and bidding wars that are pushing up prices nationwide, the housing market is still hot. Even if it's the house of their dreams, there are still a lot of warning signs that could discourage buyers from making a purchase, regardless of how strong the market is.These are the worst offenders on the list so you can address serious issues in your house that could cause problems when it comes time to sell.1. Outdated HomesA fixer-upper may be welcomed by some buyers, but a major remodeling project is enough to turn off some buyers.Almost 2/3 of buyers stated they would postpone purchasing a home if it required renovation. If your house is dilapidated or has significant damage, potential buyers might be put off.According to Self Financial, the kit...
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