Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?

These are good questions and – lucky you – the answers are right here within the pages of ActiveRain, the top real estate social network on the planet.

Within our content library you'll find more millions of articles, written by the pros, on home selling topics like how to choose a listing agent, the questions to ask before hiring one, how to stage the home and create curb appeal. What happens if the appraisal comes in lower than the amount the buyer has offered? Is an offer from a buyer with a conventional loan approval better than one from an FHA buyer?

We have the answers here at ActiveRain and chances are great that if you can't find them now (which is hard to imagine!) you will find them tomorrow or the next day because our experts add hundreds of new posts every day.

Only ActiveRain gives you the chance to read news and advice from professionals who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk – the boots on the ground every day in the real estate industry.

Expert real estate advice, free for the reading – you gotta love that!

Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 64
Sorry.  The house went under contract late last evening.  It's gone. It's tough for a buyer's agent to have to tell their buyer/client "Sorry, the listing agent just called and they accepted an offer late last evening.  The house is gone." The prospective buyer's first i...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 71
We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up.   I've heard this over and over through the years " We can always come down on our home's price" so we want to price it higher than what your comparative market analysis (CMA) indicates.     "We don...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 20
Price Reduced in Quail Run North Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia Quail Run North Home for Sale This just reduced Quail Run North home for sale has 2,187 heated square feet and is move-in-ready for new owners! Built in 1989, you will need to act quickly if this Warner Robins Georgia home suit...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 25
Days Are Filled with Flood Plains    This is a broad statement but remember I live, work and market in the ocean state, Rhode Island.  So yes, my days are filled with flood zones and their impact upon the RI coastal real estate properties I list, sell and that my home buyers want to buy.   It is ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
Want to know why I do not want to stage this house? The last thing anyone in business wants to do is turn business away, but I made the above statement to an agent recently. “Want to know why I do not want to stage this house.” Home staging isn’t just about moving furniture around; bringing in a ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Delafield Real Estate Report 6/27/14-7/27/14, Kristin Johnston, Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center July 24, 2014 07:46 AM   Delafield Real Estate Report 6/27/14-7/27/14, Kristin Johnston, Remax                                Re...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Price Reduction in the Vinings Place Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia Buyers in middle GA who are looking for an upscale place to call home have found what they are looking for! This fabulous just had a price reduction in the Vinings Place Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia. Built in 2006, ...
By Teral McDowell, I am a Texas Realtor selling homes on land I love.
(Keller Williams Central)
Comments 21
Ever wonder who makes the choice of title company on a purchase contract for the sale of a house? It's a choice that both the buyer and the seller make at two different points of interest. The listing agent and the seller will select a title company and escrow agent at the time of the listing...
By DAdrea Davie, Stanislaus & San Joaquin Short Sale Agent
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  Just 5 days of being on the market this lovely home in Weston Ranch went off the market! Many may say...that this isn't impressive in this sellers' market and I say...Yes, it is. Homes are beginning to sit on the market a little longer in the Weston Ranch Community.  The difference in ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 2
The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie is so proud to finally announce after months of negotiation that we have a NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION custom builder coming back to Port St Lucie that has been one of the America's premier builders for over 30 years. The Kevin ...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
Comments 0
Selling your Leisure World MD home? Barbara Michaluk, Realtor and Top Producer Authorized Leisure World Specialist   Seniors in Maryland are searching for quality independent housing in Montgomery County. Leisure World of Maryland offers an array of housing choices for the most discriminating sen...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 2
Today’s rising equity has some owners thinking of cashing out and upgrading their home The recession that plagued the housing market is fast receding and home prices and values are not just resurfacing. They are shooting up. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20 ­city home price index jumped ...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
(Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 agentandersen@gmail.com)
Comments 0
Search current inventory of Towne Lake Hills West, Towne Lake Hills East, Towne Lake Hills North, The Estates at Towne Lake Listing Details OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2pm - 5pm 2001 Towne Lake Hills West Price: $289,900Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.1Square Footage per tax: 2963 sf Full Daylight Basement 3-Sided...
By Jill Winchel, Your Middle TN Realtor, Specializing in Brentwood
(SilverPointe Properties 615-504-1185)
Comments 6
1369 Holly Tree Gap Rd, Brentwood TN 37027 Home for Sale 1369 Holly Tree Gap Rd, Brentwood TN 37027  Click for Current Price MLS #: 1562281 Bedrooms: 4          Baths: 4.5        Square footage: 3,889 1369 Holly Tree Gap Rd, Brentwood TN 37027 Home for Sale A bright, two-story foyer with hardwood...
By John Kirch, Northern Colorado Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
Just sold! 1403 Cranberry Court Fort Collins, CO 80524 This home was under contract and sold within 7 days of hitting the market! This beautiful 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home in North Fort Collins didn't last long. Considering its great location with proximity to downtown Fort Collins and just a ...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Property Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
Comments 0
  Who chooses your Door County title company?   I chose to re-post this excellent article because I've had a lot of questions on this very subject recently, and have one client who is dealing with this situation in buying a foreclosure.  Here is some great information on how the process works...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 23
   What are the top three questions to ask a Realtor when deciding to list with them ?  Our interview process would focus on their experience and knowing that the past reflects the future, we would ask these questions and MLS printouts would verify these statistics:      - How many price reductio...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 12
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info 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?   Kevin B Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie 772-834-0099 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:FL Li...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 2
Featured Realtor JOANNE CANEDO of Keller Williams Realty Port Saint Lucie West at PGA Village.   The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of  Keller Williams Realty Port Saint Lucie West at PGA Village is now located in our brand new home located in Keller Williams Realty Port Saint Lucie West at PGA Village ...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company Realtors)
Comments 4
Coming soon in Burtonsville, MD: a 5 bedroom home for under $430,000! Here's is a little sneak peak of a few special features this property has to offer:  ... a back yard oasis, 3-season sun room, deck, gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace, 2-car attached garage and more. Off Route 198 this ho...