Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Sellers~ the Marketing Consultation Conversation ~ Selling a Carlsbad home takes time and commitment. It’s serious business with lots of important decisions, and a challenge whether you have done it before or are a first time seller.  My “How ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 18
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11125 Comiso Pala Path ~Canyon Creek~Sunday April 19th 1-3pm www.11125comisopala.comBuyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11125 Comiso Pala Path, Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, April 19th ...
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
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  Lafayette Indiana Real Estate Market homes for sale $75,000 to $110,000 are selling fast this Spring !  ACCEPTED  OFFER !!! Congratulations to our buyers, Justin and Jackie on their accepted offer on this Lafayette, Indiana 3 bedroom ranch with finished basement!Buyers need to understand that h...
By Chuck Willman
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Charlie and Billy were excited to join their father on the first fishing trip of their life.They attached the worm to the hook ("gross", said Billy) and they cast their lines.Within 15 minutes Billy's bobber sunk below the water.Charlie, Billy and Dad assisted in landing the fish.Dad said, "this ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I am feeling motivated today to write an article for About.com on how to turn a short sale bank rejection into a short sale approval, if I haven't already composed such a piece. It's not like I can instantly remember everything I've done. I've got about 150 short sale articles as the Home Buying ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Past Stats Don't Always Predict Future Real Estate PerformanceWe track our local market closely and convert that knowledge into monthly market reports.  From past performance we can project what SHOULD happen in the upcoming months.  Certain trends tend to be cyclical.  Months to expect higher sa...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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Are you Enthusiastic? No really, have you ever thought about it? How do you show enthusiasm when you are on a listing presentation? Obviously you don't do back flips when you go into a particularly nice listing but how do you show the seller your enthusiasm? I recently did not get a listing becau...
The business of real estate is a cut throat business filled with complicated twists and turns, and veterans of the field will attest to that. For ordinary people like you and me, trying to understand the business is as greek as the salad you had for lunch.  ;)Simple Fact 1: There are only 2 facto...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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NOT too long ago...    Don't miss this Beautiful home on a large corner lot!Tucked away on the southern part of Pawleys, is the sought after community of Allston Plantation. Dramatically grand double door entry w/ a foyer leads tolarge great room, dining area & kitchen. An open floor plan burstin...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 28
A couple of years ago I wrote a post, Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Don't Sabotage Your Own Sale.  Although they tend to blame the market and/or their agent, the failure to sell a home is often at the hands of the sellers....something I like to call Seller Sabotage.Sellers sabotage their sale...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 11
 Stately Austin white stone JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek NW Austin www.11125comisopala.com Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek! 11125 Comiso Pala Path Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 12
One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 Is your property worth the number you want to hear?When you are thinking of selling your multi family property will you like the number the real estate broker tells you? Or will you list with the broker who tells you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear?When it comes to listing your ...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Just Sold in Gainesville:  Virginia Oaks Townhouse for $322,000When you have a buyer that knows exactly what they want, it can be a blessing and a curse.  The blessing is that they are ready to pull the trigger and write an offer when they see IT.  The curse comes when you have no inventory in th...
By Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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Please join me for an open house to the public at 3489 E Via Guadalupe, Tucson  AZ  85716 Sunday 4/19/15 from 1pm - 4pm.   Recently lowered the price to $499K, which is $112K below the Zillow.com "Zestimate".Registered Historic property in prestigious Historic Colonia Solana (est.1928), ambience ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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1618 SW Bayshore Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL Business Center with 5 long term tenants. Built in 2005 and great ROI. Call for Details.   One of your tenants would be a VERY POPULAR Italian Market and Bakery. Just ask the locals. Bella Roma has been a staple to Port St Lucie since     .  Exper...
By Mike Kelly, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"
(The Kelly Norman Team-Keller Williams Realty)
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                 In my 38 years as a Realtor exclusively here in "The Wine Country" ,Sonoma County, Califirona,  I have viewed homes which can only be characterized as being “overly personal” to the owner. These “personalized” homes can present certain traits which can be a white elephant in any ...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
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Homes for Sale in Tall Timbers Subdivision Mandeville, La. 70471Tall Timbers is a desirable neighborhood that is located in Mandeville, La. It offers all city ammenties. Locate near to shopping and entertainment. Looking for a Home in Tall Timbers?Interested in a Home in Tall Timbers Click here t...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Morgan Hill, CA (95037)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.  More Real Estate and Less Hype;       0 Single family home currently listed as bank owned.8 Single family homes currently listed as short...