Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 17
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 56
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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
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 48
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 Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 3
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 Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
  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 Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
Comments 1
  You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of t...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
Comments 9
The Reserve at Lake Washington, the incredible new development of 2/3 to 1+ acre lots in the Melbourne/Lake Washington area (located in Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast) is off to a very fast start. The list of builders who have signed up to build is extensive. As a buyer you will have a c...
By Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert
(ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team)
Comments 4
You're thinking of putting your house on the market for sale and chances are you've been doing some research on a sales price. Many of our clients look on zillow and other websites to see what their home is worth. But is that an accurate value? Can you trust those sites as the gospel in contempla...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
  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 Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info South Salem Homes for Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Search All 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 Wi...
By Connie Webb, | Cheyenne Real Estate
(Century 21 Bell Real Estate)
Comments 2
    Four Ways You Can Enhance Your Home's Value Before You List It for Sale   Whether you've decided it's time for an upgrade in Cheyenne, WY or you're moving on to a new city, if you're selling your home you may be wondering how you can boost its value before listing it up for sale. In today's b...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 0
Setting the Price The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home. Several factors ...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
Comments 0
Thinking of putting your home on the market this spring?   Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the snow has melted and the crocuses are coming up before you get around to contacting an agent to begin the process. For many reasons, it’s a good idea to make that call now, to get an idea of aski...
By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 2
☎☎☎ SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM HOME ON AN ACRE LOT, DRY PRONG, LOUISIANA ☎☎☎ 113 Kaylie Lane, Dry Prong, LA Call David Beckham...318.528.7171! 'Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection' Listing is courtesy of David Beckham, Keller Williams Realty Cenla Partners   David Beckham is licensed by The Louisiana R...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 3
Graydale Subdivision is located off of US 33 and CR 113, north of  CR 26,  Graydale Subdivision in on the east and west side of the CR 113.    Children who live in Graydale Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Concord Community Schools.   2014 3rd Quarter Elkhart Homes for Sale,...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 2
  Asbury Circle Real Estate   2014 Year In Review   Fourteen* homes sold in Asbury Circle in 2014. Address BR/Bath List Price Sold $/SqFt DOM** Sold 3900 Amberwood 3/3 ½ $339,900 $137.78 31 5/30/14 3940 Amberwood 3/3 ½ $355,000 $127.40 51 12/1/14 3904 Amberwood 4/3 ½ $324,000 $120.87 61 2/4/14 39...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 0
I was fortunate enough to play for a Hall of Fame football coach at West Point, and he had numerous catch phrases that many of his players remember even decades after playing the game. Whenever somebody went down during a drill, we knew the question the coach would have, and thirty years later I ...
By Tamara Inzunza, Homes for Sale In Alexandria VA & South County
(RE/MAX Executives / www.MovingToNova.com / 703-623-8759)
Comments 2
Just SOLD in Country Club Estates in Alexandria VA6711 Tahalla Drive Alexandria VA Homes For Sale - We've just helped another homeowner make a Monumental Move going from 'For Sale' to 'SOLD'.  This brick split level home at 6711 Tahalla Drive has sold for $463,000.  Anyone who is actively looking...