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By Robin Fraser, "Your Home Is My Business"
(Keller Williams Realty The Market Place 1)
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Here are the most recent home sales numbers for this area for the month of March 2014. We know it is helpful to know what is going on in our market. Contact the Fraser Team today (702)622-0601, Your home is our business! March 2014 Current Market Report For Las Vegas Zip Code 89107.              ...
By Robin Fraser, "Your Home Is My Business"
(Keller Williams Realty The Market Place 1)
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Yes The Fraser Team Does It Again!   Imagine being underwater / upside down on your home and finally deciding that it is not worth all of the stress and struggle any longer and making the move to list it as a short sale. Well that is what our clients did starting back in October of 2011 (with ano...
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, Alum Rock area, San Jose, CA (95127, 95148)… once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   3 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 35 Single family homes current...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 148
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
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In most cases the decision to sell a home has to do with a life event and sometimes, especially in a market down turn, your home may not have enough equity to allow you to sell. It might make sense to wait for the market to recover, but in some cases waiting may compound the problem. Let's take a...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 56
My Attorneys Said I Have Too Much Faith In Humanity! I did not know it was even possible to have too much faith in humanity however that is exactly what my risk management attorney said to me the other day. I called to see if I maybe missed something. What's happening in my Silicon Valley real es...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 59
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
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Homes in Cherokee County You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below.  I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is.  The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED!  The vast majority of homes built in this area were constructed...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Baptism by Fire - My First Real Estate Deal Green as the summer grass I was standing by the administrators desk in my newly joined real estate office when a lawyer came flying in the office saying I need a Realtor!  I'm a Realtor I said.  So we pow wowed about this  RI real estate property that n...
By Neil Coleman
(First Midwest Bank NMLS#143306)
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When it comes to selling your home and getting the full selling price you want, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality. Avoiding the commonly made mistakes that end up lowering the value of your home and discouraging people from viewing it ...
By Debra Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This home shows extreme pride of ownership.  Central air, wall to wall carpet, walk-in closets in each bedroom, garden tub and so much more!  The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and room for a small breakfast table and chairs.  Located on a very low traffic street and just minutes fr...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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SOLD 2104 Woodland Ct,Waukesha,WI 53186. Waukesha Realtor, Buyer Agent     Congrats Patrick and Anne!                   Address: 2104 Woodland CT Waukesha, WI 53186-1262 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1347130       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohn...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
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Hope This Is Not A Recording   Answered my phone, as usual with a "Hi, this is Margaret." The caller said:  "Hope this is not a recording."   Repeating my name and asking how I could help, he was  pleased how willing I was to answer his specific questions including the price, layout and a more de...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Just Listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision Creekside Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,481 heated square feet, and was just listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision. Built in 1994, this home is spacious, with a large yard for kids, pets,...
By William N. Bodouva, Jr., BUYER'S REP ABR* SFR SRES E-PRO RSPS RETC
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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Many Homeowners or Home Sellers are “on the fence” about listing their Homes for Sale. Where are Home Prices & Interest Rates headed; can Home Buyers qualify for a mortgage? These are all valid concerns; however, here are the Top 5 Reasons to List & Sell Your Home Sooner rather than later. 1. The...
By Margaret Gehr
(Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors)
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Because Chicagoland Home Staging does a lot of work in vacant homes we do a lot of setting or decorating dining room tables.While we almost never actually "set" the table, we do pay careful attention to the way the dining room, or other eating areas, are presented. We know that while the dining r...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
                        Real Estate Market Report,New Berlin,WI for 3/17/14-4/17/14,Remax               New Berlin Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Realtor                                                               Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Est...
By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
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  I'm a professional home stager but I still remember gettting a wee bit offended when I was told I needed to make some changes to my own home by a realtor.   You may not be surprised, but that realtor did not get the listing!   It's rare I run into someone else giving staging advice but those fe...
By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
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By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
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  But Two Other Agents Will Do It For Less..   I have been protecting my commission since my very first listing. There is a Floyd Wickman audio tape that I was part of way back in 1996. My position has not changed.                                                                 I choose not to ne...