Home Selling

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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 94
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 2
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!" Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.   And, oh,...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance FREE HUD Report: How to Buy FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale   Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Rea...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 78
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 15
I almost always recommend home owners considering selling their home have a pre-listing inspection.   I remember one seller (probably more) told me that a pre-listing property inspection is a waster of his money and time.   This seller was not alone in his opinion as many prospective sellers do ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 23
Last night while I was out at dinner I got a voice mail.  It was from a past customer.  She was a buyer and at the time of her purchase buyers were not yet represented in Georgia as clients.  All agents were either an agent or a sub-agent for the seller.  We were however required to treat them fa...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 55
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
  Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home in Nelliefield Plantation! This is only 4 bedroom available that can close quickly! Well maintained with an open, eat-in kitchen, large living room with a gas fireplace, hardwdood floors, and crown molding. Master bedroom is located downstairs with separate show...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Thinking Of Selling? Now May Be The Time                                It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a go...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 46
Let There Be Light and a Sold Sign May Appear A dark closed up house is a huge turnoff to buyers. Though it is not the only factor that makes or breaks a sale it does tend to create a negative impression of the home. It makes the rooms look smaller, the walls look dark and even shadowy and dirty....
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
Three iPhone and Android Apps That Make Managing Your Mortgage Payments Quick and Easy Your mortgage payment may be among the largest payments you make every month. While certainly an important part of your budget, this payment is also critical to helping you build equity in your home because it ...
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)
Comments 20
JUST LISTED 5888 NW Carovel Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All P...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
Comments 0
  2014 is over and with that, we’ve got some very valuable insight into what happened in the Real Estate Market last year. The year ended with 6% in sales over the fourth quarter in 2013, which is a pretty significant gain especially because the fourth quarter is considered one of the slowest. O...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
Ready to get confused? Look up the value of your home online? Each site may have a different value with no date to back up how or why they chose that number. These online evaluations cause mayhem and confusion for home owners, when it comes time to set a list price. So what is a person to do who ...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 4
Are You Ready For Some Real Feedback?  This is What the Buyer Thought.   At the time of the listing consultation, we talked about the importance of making your home sparkle.  The importance that buyers put on cleanliness and move in ready will ultimately determine the price that they are willing ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
Wellington Lakes in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report December 2014   Wellington Lakes in Wellington Fl is a lovely lake front community of single family homes.     Homes for sale in Wellington Lakes are a blend of one story, two story, and ranch-style homes.  These homes were built ...
By Christina Welch, St Johns County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty)
Comments 1
Mandarin Home for Sale in Jacksonville Florida OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Video $182,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,753 sqft Location 8494 Philrose Drive WestJacksonville, FL 32217USA Welch Team Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty(904) 476-5539ch...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here   Mark Boyland ASSOCIATE BROKER Keller Williams NY Realty 914-259-88...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 12
The old "bake a tin of brownies" real estate trick, hit them in the stomach as soon as they open the door to the property listing. Say honey, I'm home. Making the real estate buyer feel at home. Every time they set foot in your new real estate listing. But it is not always the mission to remove t...