Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Ashley Hauf
(Keller Williams Classic Realty NW)
Comments 14
With many holidays around the corner, sometimes selling your home may seem like a headache! Actually, this is a great time to list your home...and here's why: 1. Serious Buyers- People who are looking to buy a home now usually have a real need to. Perhaps they are relocating, enrolled the kids in...
By Jean Rogers & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
Comments 0
Open House November 30, Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Address 360 Green Oak Drive, Roswell, GA   Click for Directions!   Price Click For Current Price3 beds 4 BATHROOMS ( 3 full, 1 half ) 2200 Square Feet   View Property Website for more information,pictures, current price, maps, schools and more! De...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 4
Home owners thinking about selling their Melbourne, Florida house or condo are very often nervous about committing to a real estate agent for a potentially long time.   I can understand their concern when it comes to a long listing agreement to sell their home.What happens if there is no activity...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 20
I was reading another excellent blog by Sally K. & David L. Hanson about closing costs.  Some buyer's agents automatically include closing costs in every offer that is made.  I wonder if they realize that they have diminished the value of their clients property by the closing costs amount.  How i...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 35
Do You Want To Sit At My Open House?       That was the subject of a mass email I received last week.   Sitting an open house.   Have you heard the term?   I don’t know about you but it’s one of my pet peeves.   Sitting an open house.  I cringe just writing the term.   I know open houses may not ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 27
Palm City Waterfront Pool Home Pending The Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team has brought the buyer to this Palm City Waterfront Home that is listed for $585,000. This beautiful home is nestled in a small 7 home waterfront community. Features include genuine wood plank floors, ceramic tile, two s...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 18
9 Moving Day Tips to Keep You Sane! If you’ve followed my previous Moving Tips posts then you’ve already edited what you have, decided what’s going and hired a professional mover. However, you’re job is not done yet.  When moving day arrives, you want to make sure that you’re ready! Here are 9  M...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 15
Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Pool Home Sold This Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Custom Home on 2484 SW Bridgeview Terrace has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater realty Team.  The sales price was $584,000.  Plus we managed to secure the new owners am ocean access dock for a 50′ deep water ves...
By Barbara Gregus, Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes
(CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Albuquerque Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Barbara Gregus Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services 505-559-4480 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 827954   Information valid for...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 24
My New Purpose For Open Houses   I read a post this morning by Mike Cooper asking if "The Open House" is dead. I don't know. I know some agents whose entire clientele comes from working open houses. I don't think I'm aggressive enough to "capture" buyers at open houses...but as we all know, every...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 5
The property listing in Maine gets a visit from the real estate agent, broker. For the what do you think of the place, how about suggesting a price to pin on the property. But as the tour through the home for sale in Maine progresses, it is easy to see one job is not done before the next is start...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 13
What I love about Newport Shores is how different the views are from one side to another. Newport Shores is surrounded by a canal and there are Canal front homes on Canal Street, Canal Circle and 62nd Street. There are a few homes on 61st Street which also have a view and you can see that below. ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 3
Did you ever wonder how a home is priced? Who sets the value? Some may think they draw a number out of a hat, maybe flip a coin and some choose the highest priced neighbors home that sold and then price theirs higher because their home is much better than the neighbors. Although it does bring a c...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 6
       Working in divorce as part of our practice in a marital property state..property is divided. This can mean that one spouse buys the other out of the property by refinancing it or it can mean the house is sold and proceeds...or sometimes, the shortfall is divided if the couple elects not t...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 4
Incredible Historic Remodel Of 3 Bed, 2 Bath Phoenix, AZ Home! Click here if the page doesn't load correctly View Photos 1625 N Laurel Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007 $280,000 3 bds 2 ba 1358 sq ft Status: Active Listing #: 5202181 BE THE FIRST TO SEE THIS.... Incredible Historic Remodel by Emily Day Ye...
By Karen Jones- Licensed Sr. Mortgage Home Loan Officer -Home Loan Specialist-Home Loan Advisor & Strategist, FHA, VA, USDA, Conventinal and Jumbo Loan Officer
(AmeriFirst Financial, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer, Marketing Coach, #homeloans, #homebuyers)
Comments 3
Karen Jones, Licensed Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer is happy to introduce Sandra Lena.  Sandra Lena is a real estate professional in Arizona and is featuring this 3 Bedroom Arrowhead Ranch Golf Course Home for Sale in Arizona Attention Real Estate Professionals- You Are Invited to View this 3 Bedroom...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 4
Sandpoint home and acreage SOLD just in time for Thanksgiving Congratulations to sellers and buyers alike of this wonderful 3 bedroom home with detached shop in Sandpoint, Idaho.  As I have stated a few times, this year has brought some very satisfying transactions.  The recording of this Sandpoi...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 4
Spring Valley Subdivision is located before CR 20 turns south and meets SR 13. Spring Valley Subdivision  is located on the south side of the road. Middlebury Township, Middlebury Indiana. Children who live in Spring Valley Subdivision that attend public school will be attending Middlebury Commun...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 22
Leaving The Heat On In Vacant Listings Yesterday our high was 28 and with the wind chill it was 18. I was out touring with one of my investors and 3 of the 4 houses we went to see were vacant. Of those 3 only one had the heat on. It wasn’t set high, only at 65 but, it made a big difference. In on...
By David Landau, RE/MAX Right Choice
Comments 1
Price Reduction. $449,900 5 Bed 3.5 Bath Center Hall Colonial in a great King St location. Finished basement with In law apt. 2 Fire places. 1.14 Acres. Easy commute