Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
    Address: 32601 Yahnke RD Burlington, Wisconsin 53105-8738 Taxed by: Burlington MLS #: 1412137           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com   http://www.kristinjohnston.com       Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston A...
By Bruce Hicks, CRS- Your Friend/Helper for Lifetime! 808.9551577
(Best Homes Hawaii)
Comments 7
Search the inventory of Lowest Priced Condos in Waikiki for Sale 2442 Tusitala St #209, Honolulu 96815 PRICE: $154,800 MLS Number: 20150279300 Square Foot Studio, no parking 2442 Tusitala St #103, Honolulu 96815 PRICE: $199,800 MLS Number: 201502795300 Square Foot Studio, WITH parking Call Bruce ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 7
Sold in Spring Hill Florida 34606 - Three Bedroom Home Short Sale by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores Realty   This well maintained three bedroom, one bath Spring Hill home located in a quiet Spring Hill neighborhood successfully closed today as a short sale!  The home has an o...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 34
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...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 2
  Don't Expect That Handshake Easement to Transfer at Closing   I'm not an attorney and I don't give legal advice to clients, but I do  suggest they contact a competent real estate attorney when this situation arises.  Some time ago, a seller proudly informed me that he has had this "handshake" a...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 11
What is My Oakbrook Springs Home Worth? 2014 4th Quarter Homes Sold Properties currently active on the market: 0 Single-family properties closed: 1 Average sales price:  $103,000 Average list price:  $100,000 Sales price to list price ratio:  103% Average days on the market: 69 Sales currently pe...
By Jennifer Shenbaum
(The Shenbaum Group, Inc. dba Jennifer Buys Houses)
Comments 1
The Seller's Responsibilities If you are going to sell your house in Carson, there is one very important thing you must know.  You need to know about Carson's Residential Property Report (RPR).  You, the seller of the house (or an authorized agent) MUST do the following: complete and submit the a...
By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(RE/MAX Realty Center)
Comments 2
One home SOLD for Willowbridge during the months of January and February 2015.   This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home with both formals AND a study sold for $273,500--above the asking price!!       There is a demand for Willowbridge homes with its close-proximity to town and its affordability!  No wonde...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
Comments 0
Increases Of North Atlanta Home Prices Metro Atlanta home prices continue to rise with an increase of 4.9% in January as stated in recent article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Increases Of North Atlanta Home Prices  This means its a great time to sell your home. But how to price your home ...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Champlin Real Estate & Homes For Sale March 23rd-29th, 2015 Courtesy of Heidi Herda ~ Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858 Thank you for visiting! This is a weekly blog post geared to letting Champlin residents get a feel for the current Real Estate market right here in their own community. This page i...
By Yuri Ramirez-Villanueva, Sacramento Realtor, (Hablo Español)
(Keller Williams Realty Elk Grove)
Comments 3
     The economy is improving but unfortunately not everyone is doing better. I just finished a short sale for my clients who were going through one heck of a time. Both unemployed for over a year, they were depleting their savings in an effort to stay current on their mortgage…they wanted to kee...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 37
 I am sure you are familiar with the phrase "Do you want fries with that?" Well, there's a new phrase in real estate marketing that I'm guessing you aren't familiar with....   "Do you want a bride with that?"   Sellers often throw a little something extra in with the house to entice buyers, but t...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 2
  What Are the Busiest Months for Home Sales on Madeline Island?              [Sales statistics supplied by Madeline Island Realty. Graphic prepared by Marquette Research LLC, Lakeville, MN.]     The above graph shows average residential dwelling sales by month for Madeline Island (LaPointe, Wisc...
By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Hometowne Realty Clayton East)
Comments 0
136 Bradford Circle 3 Bedroom Ranch on Over an Acre Lot. OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhood $160,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,560 sqftLot: 1.07 acre(s) Location 136 Bradford CircleClayton, NC 27527USA Our recent listings 136 Bradford Circle 3 Bedro...
By Luke Constantino, Remax New York
Comments 3
What does a Realtor do? I was called to list a property recently, and the owner was on the fence, thinking about selling it himself. He said “Why do I need a real estate agent? The lawyer is the one who closes on the deal, no?” I started to laugh. “There’s a whole process that goes on to get you ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 27
    SOLD in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX 11601 Sweet Basil CT 78726   Homes located in the Enclave gated section in the Canyon Creek Subdivision are sought after because there are very few that come on market. I was the listing agent when my sellers purchased the home and they cam...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 24
The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week was a unique property in the sense that it's not your traditional luxury home. This house was built in 1967 and by all accounts needs some pretty major updates to bring it in to the modern age. Selling this home for $3.3 million dollars might...
By Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 5
Poop Scoopin' Boogie   When you are selling your home, don't forget that buyers may be offended by the smell of a litter box.  You live in the home, you love your kitties, and somehow... you have become "immune" to the smell.    As a cat owner myself, I can teach you a little move called the "Poo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 27
How do you keep people from commenting on your blog posts? Easy, write a Market Report. A shocking thing happened when i started my latest series of Market Reports. My comments went form 20 to 5. A couple of posts are at a lonely ZERO.  As i buried my head in sorrow the phone rang, not an hour af...
By Scott Webster
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 3
New Listing: 32 Wolfpit Ave in Norwalk, CT!   Move right in to this beautiful, meticulously cared-for home close to everything in Norwalk. Great natural light, and lots of new features and freshly painted throughout - even the basement floors!  Huge, level, fenced-in yard with patio and gardens, ...