Home Selling

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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 31
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 Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 20
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 Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk
(Keller Williams ~ Ottawa Realty Ltd)
Comments 0
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By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 3
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 Susan Jacobsen, WOW Service locating your lowcountry dream home
(Carolina Realty Group)
Comments 2
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)
Comments 2
    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...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
  Pensacola Florida 32514:  Study finds most college grads can afford a home RealtyTrac: Even with student loan debt, U.S. grads can buy homes in 96% of markets. But their incomes must rise 34% to compete with buyers without student debt. Read more.     Click Here to Sign up for our Newsletter, r...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 111
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...
4 Bed Home For Sale in Johnson Ranch - Golf Course Lot Home For Sale Johnson Ranch is located just off Hunt Hiway and Golf Course Drive in San Tan Valley, AZ. This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Johnson Ranch is located on the Johnson Ranch Golf Course, that's right, its actually a Golf Course Lot! T...
By Joy Baker, So NH RE & Short Sale Specialist
(RE/MAX Insight)
Comments 6
According to a top HUD Executive, "It's between US Bank and us".  This was the response upon, once again, being presented with documentation of US Bank's repeated mishandling of, first, the modification application and then, much later,  the short sale request on the FHA loan for distressed homeo...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 1
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 Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 81
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
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 Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 60
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 Chris Eckert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  2014 was another STELLAR YEAR  for the Mid-Peninsula Real Estate.  Average prices have been on the rise for the past 3 years now.  Single Family Homes & Condo's have risen by $394,232 since 2011!    
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 2
No matter what market you are in, these are some great tips to help get your home sold.   There is nothing I hate more than reading in the comments that a listing is easy to show, then calling the showing service only to find that the home can only be seen on Thursdays between 2 and 4pm or Saturd...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
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 Kristine Ginsberg, Morris County, NJ Stager
(Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 106
Is Virtual Staging Bait and Switch? I’m not looking to stir up controversy, but wrote this post to open up a dialogue on how Realtors, buyers and NJ home stagers feel about virtual staging vs. hands on staging. This topic came up when a local Realtor and builder hired us to stage their 3 million ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 6
  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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 49
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....