Home Selling

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By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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I often go to listing appointments and just like a buyer, by the time they open the front door, I have an idea of what the house is going to look like.  Sometimes my stomach churns and sometimes I start to shake cuz I'm so excited!! I wish I could say that the latter occurs more than the churning...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just got a call that an agent wants to show your house in 20 minutes.  The kids are off school today and you have been slacking on the housework.  You are in no way, shape, or form ready to have someone see your house in its current state.  And you can hear Susan Nealey's voice in your head s...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
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What are the BIGGEST Mistakes Wellington Home Flippers Make? Growing up I'll never forget the "creepy dilapidated house" down the block, the one where the imaginary witch lived, the one you told ghost stories about. I never thought anyone would actually buy that vacant rundown home, but someone d...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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200+ Reasons Why Sellers Need a Realtor® We all do it. We go to a listing appointment as prepared as can be and armed with statistics and data that shows we know what we are doing. We have done our homework, have a good price range in mind for this home, and know exactly how we will market the pr...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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Buying a New Home in the City? The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Busy Street Finding the perfect property is an exciting feeling, but its relative location can leave a lot of room for worry. Buying a home in the city is a venture that comes with an entire assortment of advantages and disadv...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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  Sneak Preview ~ 11601 Sweet Basil Ct. ~ Canyon Creek NW Austin TX   Here is a sneak preview of my new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek.  The home should be on the market and in the MLS on February 3, 2015.  Wow...here is the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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5 Cardinal Sins of Home Selling! We see a lot of homes over the course of a year and there are some big reasons  buyers will spin on their heels, look at us and say "NEXT!".   As a general rule, home buyers expect to see what was advertised, and the only surprises they want to see involve a home ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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What's my Fox Hollow Delta, CO Home Worth? The real estate market in Fox Hollow Subdivision is holding fairly steady with only a slight increase in price from 2013 to 2014.  Here's a breakdown of the year to year market information: In 2013 there were three homes sold in Fox Hollow. The average s...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(SUPER BOWL 2015 -Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Beautiful Custom Home on 1 Acre Lot w/ Amazing Views of Superstition Mountains! 5871 E 10TH AVE Apache Junction, AZ 85119   Not everyone can say that they wake up each day to amazing mountain views, let alone views of Superstition Mountain. In addition to being a popular hiking area, this rugged ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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A SPECK OF DIRT DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE!! I once had a buyer/seller client who spent every Saturday deep cleaning their home.  Needless to say, we had no concern about the coming home inspection. The owner had built the home 28 years earlier and the property was in new home condition. Pride of owne...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
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When selling your home clean, clean, clean is the condition your home should be in.  Or when doing your spring cleaning, Kathy Streib with Room Service! Home Staging provides us with a great list of commonly missed or forgotten places and spaces. Put this list with your bucket of cleaning supplie...
By Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk
(Keller Williams ~ Ottawa Realty Ltd)
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By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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Rural Estate for Sale in Escondido OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $1,295,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 1,983 sqftLot: 10.00 acre(s) Location 24360 Old Wagon RoadEscondido, CA 92027USA Melissa Zavala Broadpoint Properties(760) 839-3838mrzavala@gmail.comhttp:/...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
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Appraised value may not be the same as PERCEIVED value.  It's a difficult concept for homeowners to comprehend when it comes time to list their home for sale. Yes, being able to predict the appraised value with a high degree of certainty is very important when it's time to sell your home.  Apprai...
By Roby Thomas, Quality Real Estate for Real.
(RE Realty Experts)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Fremont Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Roby Thomas RE REALTY EXPERTS 510-374-2264 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 40684396   Licensed ...
By Susan Jacobsen, WOW Service locating your lowcountry dream home
(Carolina Realty Group)
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January 2015 Market Stats Pinecrest, Bluffton, SC Pinecrest is a wonderful community located in Bluffton, SC off Bluffton Parkway with another entrance off of H.E. McCracken Circle. Built by Centex there are 495 homes, a community center, community swimming pool, and playground. It is also close ...
By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
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    3615 NE 49th St, Vancouver, WA 98661 $172,500 Now Pending!Single Family Home3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,320 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)More Photos and Additional Info HUD HOME! Excellent value HUD Home with amazing shop! Cozy ranch with sunken living room, laminate floors, toasty wood stove. F...