Home Selling

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By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Comments 36
I'll be taking a listing in a couple of weeks on a home that's been on the Hudson Valley, NY real estate market for three years. I'm pretty confident it will sell. Why this hubris on my part? Because I saw why it wasn't selling. The home has been lived in by the same family for thirty years. It s...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 58
10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold (Yet) It SEEMS like everyone else for sale is posting SOLD.  Yet your house sits on the market and the clock ticks.  Frustrating isn't it?  You just want to get on to the next chapter in your life, but you can't! So what's holding you back?   It can be any o...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 68
Fire A Client?  Why Would An Agent Fire A Home Buyer?? It's rare, thank Goodness!!  However, if an agent finds themselves experiencing discomfort with a prospective home buyer, a few questions have to be asked.  I've divorced a few home buyers over the years.  1.  Fair Housing Awareness.  The pro...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 5
Here is your opportunity to build your dream home without having to go through all of the time consuming details of drawing up a floor plan, finding the right builder, and finding the right lot to build on.   4315 E. 900 S-92 in Roanoke, Indiana is a custom built home by Star Homes is half way do...
By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(in Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
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Home staging in Vaughan and Toronto one of the first things we look at when we arrive at  property for a staging consultation is to decide whether the house needs a change in paint colour. With over 90 % of people finding their next home online it makes sense to paint the property a staging safe ...
By Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro, Your Success is My Focus!
(Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
Comments 40
Believe it or not some Texas HOAs are hurting their own residents' property values. It is not intentional or at least I don't think it is. In certain areas of Frisco and McKinney there are HOAs that have decided that real estate open house signs should not be used. They go around and will pull th...
By Keith Ritter, 602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor)
Comments 0
Corner Lot home 4 sale Tolleson AZ 85353 this 4 Bedroom Home for sale Tolleson High school AZ  85353 features 4 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms with 1711 Square Feet The front of this 4 Bedroom Home for sale Tolleson High school is in Tolleson  AZ 85353 features desert Landscaping and features a 2 car...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 3
  Some of Those Deck Boards Are Looking Pretty Bad     You may have some deck boards that need to be replaced, but the rest of the deck may be okay right now. It's hard to tell how bad your deck is without a thorough inspection. Each deck is unique and vary in the amount of water and dry rot dama...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 5
Homebuyer Turnoffs   Truila Tips, in an article by Katie Daire, provides an interesting summary of some of the major homebuyer turnoffs. This is good reading for home sellers and their listing agents. All of these turnoffs can be found in any local real estate market. Homebuyers are wary of dirty...
By Marie Graham, Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
(Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY)
Comments 47
Prosepctive buyers always talk about looking for a house, but could they be talking about your listing, literally? Problems with actually finding a listed property happens a lot more often than you might think, in both rural and urban settings. Many communities and HOAs do not allow broker signs,...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
374 Northwest Biltmore Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full Living Area Approx: 1896 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale What is Your Home Worth? See P...
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 Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 4
  This Siding Was Just Too Difficult to Fix By The Last Contractor     Some pieces of siding are clearly more difficult to replace then other pieces. It is the contractor's responsibility to replace all the pieces, even if it is more of a challenge. There are plenty of examples of this out there....
By Ellie McIntire, CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Comments 1
Has your Howard County home been sitting on the market with either no showings or lots of showings and no offers? You are probably over priced! That being said there are other reasons why your home is not getting to the top of the buyers list. Here are 10 great reasons why you are not enjoying a ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Attention Warminster Home Owners !  If you are curious about the market value of your home and would like a free market analysis of you home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors. 215-343-8200x124 or 2152758491 I will be glad to show you data of of recent home sales in the area and also giv...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
People sell their homes for many different reasons and sometimes timing is not an option. Obviously if you need to sell your home due to extenuating circumstances such as divorce, health issues, loss of income, etc. than you may not have a choice but many times the decision as to when to sell is...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 7
Attention Jamison Home Owners ! If you are curious about the market value of your home and would like a free market analysis of you home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors. 215-343-8200x124 or 2152758491 I will be glad to show you data of of recent home sales in the area and also give yo...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459)
Comments 8
$239,900, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 1380 sqft.     Tom Braatz | Re/Max | 262-377-1459 3320 N Silver Cedar Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Outstanding Summit Ranch on Large Park like yard 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House   $239,900 Year Built 1963 Sq Footage 1380 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Ba...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 37
  Home Sellers Should Know Mortgage Payoff Amount Prior to ListingListing a house for sale is more than putting a price tag, sticking a yard sign and entering the listing information into MLS(Multiple Listing System).When homeowners thinking about selling their Clermont FL home, they should be i...
By Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Valley Realty)
Comments 6
$425,000, 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 1216 sqft.     The HammersTeam | Keller Williams Valley Realty | 201-315-8618 234 Shaw Pl, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Peaceful Park Ridge NJ Ranch 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House   $425,000 Year Built 1959 Sq Footage 1216 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1 Bath Floors...