Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 92
Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% or 6 % if you sell your home yourself.  You may save a portion of the commissions, but since over 90% of the For Sale By Owner homes are sold by Realtors, you may very well end up paying the...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 4
PRICE REDUCED! 18604 Mach One Drive, Fort Pierce, FL Aero Acres, 3150 ft runway, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car on 2.66 acres Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full Living Area Approx: 2199 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS on this property Search All Port Saint Lucie, F...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 5
JUST SOLD 457 SE Guava Terrace, Port Saint Lucie, FL Another Success SOLD: Perfect site to build your dream home!   Living Area Approx: 10000 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 457 SE GUAVA TER, Port St Lucie, FL 34983 Search All Vacant Land in Port ...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 2
Thinking about selling a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this winter? Before you put your house on the market, check out our Winter 2014/15 Seller's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Selling A Home."   The Winter 2014/15 Seller's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Selling A Ho...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
For Sale Purcellville.  Agent Preview for Relocating Buyers Reveals The Best and The Worst.   There are about 15 homes listed for sale in the price range.   Narrowing them down to the best of the best means previewing the exteriors.  That was the task yesterday.      Many of the homes in the targ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 6
JUST LISTED 112 SE Rio Casarano, Port Saint Lucie, FL Must see lot!   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home worth? Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale CLICK HERE ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 22
SOLD - Paired Home in Stanford Hills - Aurora, CO  80015       Beautiful listing in Stanford Hills (also known as Trail Ridge) within Saddle Rock Ridge is now sold.     This paired home is stunning, which updates done, and tastefully decorated, and the buyer knew this was THE ONE right away.    T...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 8
With just five days until Christmas, Franklin TN listings are slim pickins. That's right, our housing inventory is extremely low. We could really use an infusion of new homes coming on the market.  Today while out with buyers to view a few new listings, there were people lined up to get into one ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 13
    6181 Temple Hill Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068 a View Lot in Escrow! Representing the Buyer can be a challenge. We need to educate them about the neighborhood if they are out of area. Need to show the Future Value once the project is done. Need to have a savvy architect who can bring the project ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
What are Home owners asking for this Christmas? Some Home Sellers are wishing Santa will bring them a Home buyer for Christmas, but the reality is that many of these homes may not sell. Some homes listed Listed For Sale will have their dreams come true, but to be sure, sellers should not leave It...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ))
Comments 1
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 2
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 6
Choose the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Clintonville Home When you’re ready to hire a real estate team to sell your Clintonville home, look for a team that knows the Clintonville market. We’ve been helping buyers and sellers in the Clintonville and Central Ohio area connect for over 30 ye...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 30
Music?  Is it OK to play music while my home is on the market?   Normally I suggest to home sellers that 'if' they have music it should be soothing and playing at a low volume while the home is being shown.  It also depends on what is customary in your area as to the type of music to be played (s...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 6
Serious Buyers are Looking Before Christmas  Over the last few weeks I have had this conversation many times with my Clarksville TN sellers. If you want to sell, now is a good time to be on the market. During the holidays there are still showings and these are generally serious buyers. Homes look...
By Chris Benson, Real Estate Broker in Queen Creek Arizona
(Estate Realty & Management)
Comments 2
Sossaman Estates Amazing 5 Bed 3 Bath 3 Car & Diving Pool! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $399,900 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 4,325 sqftLot: 10,193 sqft Location 18518 E ASHRIDGE DRQUEEN CREEK, AZ 85142USA Chris Benson Estate Realty & Management(480) 225-71...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 1
Fantastic Home w/ Diving Pool & Backyard Plus More Mesa AZ Homes w/ Pool! Click here if the page doesn't load correctly   Looking for Mesa, AZ Home w/ Pool?   Call Shanna Day's Dream Home Team!   480-415-7616  (8am - 8pm M-Sa) Featured Mesa, AZ Home w/ Pool: View Photos 2736 E Kael Street Mesa, A...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 5
This is such an interesting concept.  Many thought that we were past the bad times and on to much better times.    I see your point and I think we still have to move forward. The way that people use to buy a home has changed, and that means your home selling plan must change if you want to get to...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 7
Should an Actual Home Inspection Be Done for Educational Purposes? At issue here in this question is not whether a buyer should have an inspection for informational purposes.  No.  What I'm talking about is whether a home inspection, from top to bottom in a listing, should be performed to train n...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 0
Pensacola Florida 32514:  Alternative mortgages making a comeback Adjustable-rate, jumbo, piggyback and interest-only mortgages disappeared during the real estate slowdown - but about 10% of recent U.S. mortgages were ARMs. Read more.       Click Here to Sign up for our Newsletter, request aa App...