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By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
Comments 12
Comment #14 by anonymous Tom from Phoenix is worth the read and what may or may not be a blanket sentiment of today's homeowners wanting to sell their homes. I would have responded to Tom, but didn't want to hijack Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose post, Low Commiss...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 20
Sellers Flipping Buyers The Bird Doesn't Lead To A SaleI get it.  You didn't like the offer.  Your house is something special and worth EVERY penny you're asking and probably a whole lot more, right?And yet.....you're still on the market for months and months.  You haven't achieved your goal, sel...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 22
I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 24
Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 24
I think this is a great letter or email to send to FSBOs. It is respectful of them and yet very helpful. Some agents go in to a FSBO appointment and almost bully the homeowner as the agents explain why they home owner can't sell the home alone. This sets a much more positive tone! Real estate age...
By Bill Cobb, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Comments 0
Baton Rouge Home Listing Price Appraisals Include Professional Sketch With Room Size Dimensions Baton Rouge Pre-List Price House Appraisals The room sizes are important to local REALTORS® because MLS sheets require room sizes to be listed. Bill Cobb providing room sizes on his pre-lisitng sketche...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 5
552 E Draper St, Mesa AZ 85203.  4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single level home with 2574 square feet in Fillmore Place subdivision near University and Mesa Dr.  Pool, spa, 2 car garage.  Large lot is over 16,000 square feet!  MLS #5284011.  No HOA.  Mesa Unified School District:  Edison Elementary School...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 8
Nice People and Other Unexpected Things in Real Estate   As I'm about to close on a condo listing on 128 Sandpiper Lane in Aliso Viejo, I reflected back to when my client bought the  condo in 2008.  There was a great series of events that happened that wouldn't have happened if the people involve...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 6
Can You Price the House Higher I Don't Like that Price?   In the world of real estate the seller can price a home to sell at any price they want.  Yes, really but that does not mean it will sell and it probably will not at a sellers' mindful imagining price.      It is all about the real estate ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 11
What's My Pioneer Place Home Worth May 2015 Delta, COThere hasn't been a lot of real estate sales in Pioneer Place over the last year and a half. To determine a value, we want to look at past sold properties. So far this year, no homes have sold in your neighborhood. In 2014 two homes sold. We al...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 5
Fieldstone Crossing Subdivision is located on the corner of CR 18 and CR 19, and is accessable from CR 19 also.  Fieldstone Crossing Subdivision  is located on the east side of the road in Jefferson Township,Goshen Indiana. Children who live in Fieldstone Crossing Subdivision who attend public sc...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
Comments 3
Tips To Help Your PhotographerAlright, Alright, Alright! You have decided to sell your home. You have chosen an experienced agent such as myself, who has been selling in your area for years, and who uses the latest technological tools to get your home sold. The papers are signed: what’s next?Phot...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 19
Why Craigslist's FREE section is so awesome The FREE section of Craigslist is kind of awesome.  Why is that?  When you want to get rid of stuff and have someone pick it up, the Craigslist FREE section is for you.   Just list your item(s) with photos and a description including flaws, damage, etc....
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
The FREE section of Craigslist is kind of awesome.  Why is that?  When you want to get rid of stuff and have someone pick it up, the Craigslist FREE section is for you.   Why Craigslist's FREE section is so awesome   The FREE section of Craigslist is kind of awesome.  Why is that?  When you want ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
9 Reasons a Great Agent is Vital to a SellerSelling your home without hiring a real estate agent might be tempting, especially if you're in an area where buyers are clamoring for properties. It's not uncommon for sellers to think (even for a split-second) "How hard can it be to sell on my own?" B...
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 2
2279 SW Plymouth Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 10000 SQUARE FEET Just like back in 2004, prices once again in Port St Lucie are setting new record levels each and every day. Vacant land is...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 24
  You just got the call.  He's coming at 9 am tomorrow just after the kids go off to school! He will only be here for 15 minutes.   Here comes that damned gurgly belly again.  Oh no, oh no, oh no, what do I do?? Remember when you ratified your contract and your mother said to you, "Well, Honey, n...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 29
Forget about fifteen minutes of fame. The average home showing takes less than ten minutes.  If your home captures the heart and soul of the prospective buyers they may stay longer.  If not, they are gone in under five minutes.  Yes, your house is staged whether you know it or not. The image of y...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 16
   In what seems like another lifetime,  I owned a marketing agency and had the honor and pleasure of working with many businesses of different sizes and nature...from retail and consumer services to business to business products and services. I spent time in other agencies writing copy, doing ac...
By Emily Medvec, Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
(Keller Williams Santa Fe)
Comments 3
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Santa Fe Style Condo w/Garage 129,900!!!     Just Sold       Get the Final Sales Price! What is Your Home Worth? Emily Medvec Reviews See All Santa Fe Properties      PRESENTED BY         Emily Medvec Keller Williams Santa Fe 505-660-4541 MLS#: 201501028             ...