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?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 9
  You just got the call.  He's coming at 9 am tomorrow just after the kids go off to school! He will only be here for 15 minutes.   Here comes that damned gurgly belly again.  Oh no, oh no, oh no, what do I do?? Remember when you ratified your contract and your mother said to you, "Well, Honey, n...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 2
3275 SE Pinto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 3179 SQUARE FEET GREEN HOME, Hurricane Impact Glass, GE SS Kitchen, Granite and more. Gourmet kitchen, moen...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 14
I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 7
   In what seems like another lifetime,  I owned a marketing agency and had the honor and pleasure of working with many businesses of different sizes and nature...from retail and consumer services to business to business products and services. I spent time in other agencies writing copy, doing ac...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 17
Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 19
I think this is a great letter or email to send to FSBOs. It is respectful of them and yet very helpful. Some agents go in to a FSBO appointment and almost bully the homeowner as the agents explain why they home owner can't sell the home alone. This sets a much more positive tone! Real estate age...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 14
Austin white stone RE-PRICED TO SELL! in Canyon Creekwww.11125comisopala.com Buyers who act decisively have the best opportunity to purchase this re-priced property at 11125 Comiso Pala Path in Austin, TX 78726 … as quality deals sell fast in the Canyon Creek - NW Austin Real Estate Market! This ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 18
The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week comes to us from prestigious Paradise Valley. This luxury property can only be described as regal, elegant, and almost presidential. Grand features abound with this home such as soaring ceilings, large chandeliers, custom stone and woodwork, ...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ))
Comments 1
Why Would You Enjoy Downtown Salt Lake City? Well, we can think of a few reasons why...Wikimedia CommonsWorld Class Shopping: The Gateway Trolley Square Garnder Village   Museums: Church History Museum Natural History Museum of Utah       Parks: Red Butte Garden Tracy Aviary Hogle Zoo Lagoon Amus...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 19
What is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is that  "image" when your brain waves tell you to keep staring at it and then--- have a second or third glance-- because it looks delicious and delightful to the eyes.Kathy Streib has written this article which can benefit not only the sellers but also the homeow...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 7
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersThe Written Marketing Plan Selling a Carlsbad home is complex, and time consuming, no matter how experienced you might be. This is true even in our busy market where inventory is low. My “How to Sell a Home” tips and advice video series...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 11
So the Home Buyers' Agent Can't Get It Done What Then? The scenario is that in the house buy the buyers' agent can not seem to get the offer right, understand multiple offer situations, deadlines and what is required from the buyer.  Can you tell it is another part time real estate agent that doe...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 6
As real estate professionals we see homes day in and day out.  We take note of the overall condition of the home, cleanliness, up keep, amenities, layout, extra features, etc.  One of the areas that I see that is typically neglected somewhat is the home exterior. Many times I will tour a home and...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 1
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce a new price for the property at 1231 Cooper Road in Scotch Plains.  The news price is now $1,999,000!!!This home features 6 bedrooms, 6 full and one half baths.  Custom and stylish, this home has it all! Beautiful fenced in yard, pool, 3 fireplaces, finished baseme...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 8
215 Cumberland Rd Warwick RI Open House Sat. 12-2  5/23More information can be found here by clicking the link.  Or just call me today at 401.529.7849 or email me at ginny@RIHouseHunt.com. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with renovated kitchen and baths, dining room, living room, great room, garage and fa...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 12
Selling My Home.  But, What To Do With The STUFF!! Everything in my home has a history, some going back 50 years.  Or, it will have a "story", like why or where I purchased it or for or with whom.  Now that I'm ridding myself of almost everything and I have a very patient real estate agent, Jeff ...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 6
For Sale ~ Alpine Woods of Rolling Hills Davie Home 8411 SW 41 Ct, Davie, FL, 33328by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties   Awesome 3 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Davie at the Alpine Woods of Rolling Hills community features: an updated kitchen stainless steel appliances gorgeous floori...
By Gary Frimann, California Broker and REALTOR
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
2480 Club Drive, Gilroy, CA  EAGLE RIDGE REALTY will be holding an open house for this impressive golf course property this Saturday and Sunday.    Eagle Ridge Home on Golf Course Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats IDX Search $999,888 Single Family Home Main Fea...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Comments 1
Laura Welch Bush Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Laura Welch Bush Elementary School in Houston TX Find homes for sale near Laura Welch Bush Elementary School in Houston TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
10881 Tucker Rd, Mount Vernon 3BR, 2BA with in-ground pool PROPERTY DETAILS $159,999 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 214042624Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Sq ft: 1616Lot Size: 1.26Style: 1 storyGarage: 2Heat Source: PropaneTaxes: $2476.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Beautiful country living at its best in Knox Cou...