Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Ashley Hauf
(Keller Williams Classic Realty NW)
Comments 14
With many holidays around the corner, sometimes selling your home may seem like a headache! Actually, this is a great time to list your home...and here's why: 1. Serious Buyers- People who are looking to buy a home now usually have a real need to. Perhaps they are relocating, enrolled the kids in...
By Jean Rogers & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
Comments 0
Open House November 30, Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Address 360 Green Oak Drive, Roswell, GA   Click for Directions!   Price Click For Current Price3 beds 4 BATHROOMS ( 3 full, 1 half ) 2200 Square Feet   View Property Website for more information,pictures, current price, maps, schools and more! De...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Are you thinking over whether you should sell your home now or later? Well, if it's any help at all, about 24 hours ago, 19 homes in Arlington just got sold!     Yes, 19 homes just got sold in Arlington alone! The lowest sold price was $86,000 and the highest was $435,000 with an average of $192,...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 114
When reviewing Listings in the MLS there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listing...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 37
Do You Want To Sit At My Open House?       That was the subject of a mass email I received last week.   Sitting an open house.   Have you heard the term?   I don’t know about you but it’s one of my pet peeves.   Sitting an open house.  I cringe just writing the term.   I know open houses may not ...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 21
I was reading another excellent blog by Sally K. & David L. Hanson about closing costs.  Some buyer's agents automatically include closing costs in every offer that is made.  I wonder if they realize that they have diminished the value of their clients property by the closing costs amount.  How i...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 4
Home owners thinking about selling their Melbourne, Florida house or condo are very often nervous about committing to a real estate agent for a potentially long time.   I can understand their concern when it comes to a long listing agreement to sell their home.What happens if there is no activity...
By Josh Gillum, Broker/Owner
Comments 0
1.  Less Competition Most people choose to list their home in spring or summer when the weather is nicer.  So listing it in the winter gives you far less competition versus the months ahead - which means a quicker sale!   2. Fewer Showings Yes, there are fewer buyers in the winter months but the ...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
Comments 3
Upgraded Home for Sale in Solivita Community FL | 213 Grand Canal Dr Seated within one of Florida’s most prestigious 55+ communities, this upgraded home for sale in Solivita Community FL offers the best of living for active adults. This beautiful 1 story, single family home is located at 213 Gran...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 18
Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Pool Home Sold This Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Custom Home on 2484 SW Bridgeview Terrace has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater realty Team.  The sales price was $584,000.  Plus we managed to secure the new owners am ocean access dock for a 50′ deep water ves...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 4
  Blue Jacket Run in Fallen timbers Subdivision (Northeast Allen County).   This 34 year old home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,728 square feet above ground, and a has a partial finished basement.  It sold for $239,900, was originally listed for $239,900, and was on the market for 18 days...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 28
My New Purpose For Open Houses   I read a post this morning by Mike Cooper asking if "The Open House" is dead. I don't know. I know some agents whose entire clientele comes from working open houses. I don't think I'm aggressive enough to "capture" buyers at open houses...but as we all know, every...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 27
Palm City Waterfront Pool Home Pending The Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team has brought the buyer to this Palm City Waterfront Home that is listed for $585,000. This beautiful home is nestled in a small 7 home waterfront community. Features include genuine wood plank floors, ceramic tile, two s...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 19
9 Moving Day Tips to Keep You Sane! If you’ve followed my previous Moving Tips posts then you’ve already edited what you have, decided what’s going and hired a professional mover. However, you’re job is not done yet.  When moving day arrives, you want to make sure that you’re ready! Here are 9  M...
By Barbara Gregus, Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes
(CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Albuquerque Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Barbara Gregus Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services 505-559-4480 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 827954   Information valid for...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
Did you ever wonder how a home is priced? Who sets the value? Some may think they draw a number out of a hat, maybe flip a coin and some choose the highest priced neighbors home that sold and then price theirs higher because their home is much better than the neighbors. Although it does bring a c...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 2
1814 W Mission Drive, Chandler AZ 85224.  MLS #5204076.  Located in Cameo East subdivision, near Dobson and Elliot.  1041 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great room floor plan, 2 car carport.  Built in 1994.   Great location!  This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has tile in the main living are...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 4
567 W Ironwood Dr, Chandler Arizona 85225. MLS #5203814. Located in Thunderbird Estates near Alma School and Knox. Semi-custom home built by Peden in 1973 with slump block construction, 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bathrooms, 2129 square feet and a 2 car garage. Private pool, block fence, covered patio, des...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 6
The property listing in Maine gets a visit from the real estate agent, broker. For the what do you think of the place, how about suggesting a price to pin on the property. But as the tour through the home for sale in Maine progresses, it is easy to see one job is not done before the next is start...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 13
What I love about Newport Shores is how different the views are from one side to another. Newport Shores is surrounded by a canal and there are Canal front homes on Canal Street, Canal Circle and 62nd Street. There are a few homes on 61st Street which also have a view and you can see that below. ...