Home Selling

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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 65
Sorry.  The house went under contract late last evening.  It's gone. It's tough for a buyer's agent to have to tell their buyer/client "Sorry, the listing agent just called and they accepted an offer late last evening.  The house is gone." The prospective buyer's first i...
By John Kirch, Northern Colorado Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
Just sold! 1403 Cranberry Court Fort Collins, CO 80524 This home was under contract and sold within 7 days of hitting the market! This beautiful 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home in North Fort Collins didn't last long. Considering its great location with proximity to downtown Fort Collins and just a ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 2
There are days I get a little bit tired of defending my expertise against the naysayers of the world, but we have to continually put up the fight to prove how all listing agents in Sacramento are not the same because that's the way our business is structured. I much prefer to work with seller...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
Comments 10
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Dallas Multi-Million $ Homes Search All Homes For Sale Dallas Luxury Homes for Sale Information For Home Sellers Information For Home Buyers Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Lisa Von Domek Lisa Von Domek & Associates...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Dallas Multi-Million $ Homes Search All Homes For Sale Dallas Luxury Homes for Sale Information For Home Sellers Information For Home Buyers Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Lisa Von Domek Lisa Von Domek & Associates...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 0
Fast Funds HomeBuyers_We Buy Houses Fast  We Buy Houses.See: http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net/ 843-883-3319   Fast Cash Buyers_We Buy Houses Fast (Tri-County Charleston)We Buy Houses.See: http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net/ 843-883-3319We Will List, Buy, Sell,orRent Out Your House For You as a Rent to Own Sa...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 4
Beautiful Longwood pool home for sale: 207 Palmetto Concourse, 4BR/2BA...2,368 s/f...$325,000      Beautiful Longwood pool home for sale: 207 Palmetto Concourse, 4BR/2BA...2,368 s/f...$325,000Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I'm in the area and available often- so give me...
By Don Wenner
(DLP Realty)
Comments 2
$192,000, 3Bd/1.5Ba Townhouse, 1512 sqft.     Don Wenner | DLP Realty | 610-421-4610 2625 Middle Way, Easton, PA 18040 Fabulous 3 BD, 2.5 BA End Unit Townhouse! 3Bd/1.5Ba Townhouse   $192,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 1512 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1.5 Baths Parking 1 Garage Laundry In Un...
By Janice Ankrett, Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 12
Just like Dorothy and Toto, you may feel you have landed in OZ after you stage your house.  That is because it will feel less like HOME after you make the changes.  I had an e-mail from a client telling me she had placed a plant in the corner of her dining room because it was so empty after she r...
By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
Comments 1
Just Listed for Sale -- Solera -- Active Adult Living at its Finest! Just Listed for Sale in Solera Premier Active Adult Living in Chandler, Arizona $255,000   Solera -- Active Adult Living in Chandler, Arizona   3881 E. Gleneagle Place, Chandler, AZ 85249 Arizona Regional MLS: 5149176 * 2 Bedroo...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 0
Rocky Point Pool Home With New Price The price for 5478 SE Major Way in Rocky Point, Stuart, FL has been reduced to $388,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom 3 full bath over sized 2 car garage home on a huge lot in Rocky Point. Home has recently been remodeled. Kitchen has new cabinets, counters and stainles...
By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 71
As home stagers in Portland, Oregon we often see homes that linger on the market, homes that aren't professionally staged but that could use a stager's help to improve their appeal to potential buyers.  We've noticed that Portland homes that were built about 20 years are showing their...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 71
We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up.   I've heard this over and over through the years " We can always come down on our home's price" so we want to price it higher than what your comparative market analysis (CMA) indicates.     "We don...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
Want to know why I do not want to stage this house? The last thing anyone in business wants to do is turn business away, but I made the above statement to an agent recently. “Want to know why I do not want to stage this house.” Home staging isn’t just about moving furniture around; bringing in a ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 25
Days Are Filled with Flood Plains    This is a broad statement but remember I live, work and market in the ocean state, Rhode Island.  So yes, my days are filled with flood zones and their impact upon the RI coastal real estate properties I list, sell and that my home buyers want to buy.   It is ...
By Teral McDowell, I am a Texas Realtor selling homes on land I love.
(Keller Williams Central)
Comments 21
Ever wonder who makes the choice of title company on a purchase contract for the sale of a house? It's a choice that both the buyer and the seller make at two different points of interest. The listing agent and the seller will select a title company and escrow agent at the time of the listing...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Price Reduction in the Vinings Place Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia Buyers in middle GA who are looking for an upscale place to call home have found what they are looking for! This fabulous just had a price reduction in the Vinings Place Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia. Built in 2006, ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 20
Price Reduced in Quail Run North Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia Quail Run North Home for Sale This just reduced Quail Run North home for sale has 2,187 heated square feet and is move-in-ready for new owners! Built in 1989, you will need to act quickly if this Warner Robins Georgia home suit...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 2
The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie is so proud to finally announce after months of negotiation that we have a NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION custom builder coming back to Port St Lucie that has been one of the America's premier builders for over 30 years. The Kevin ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Delafield Real Estate Report 6/27/14-7/27/14, Kristin Johnston, Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center July 24, 2014 07:46 AM   Delafield Real Estate Report 6/27/14-7/27/14, Kristin Johnston, Remax                                Re...