Home Selling

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By Pat McCormick
(Long and Foster Gainesville)
Comments 49
They're Not Buying Your Masterpiece   You’ve spent years making your home perfect.  The room colors are just what you wanted.  You found exactly the right artwork and furniture to make the office your own.  You spent hours on the decorative painting in the recreation room, and every time you go d...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
Your Henry County home listing is, hands-down, the most likely place prospective buyers will get their first glimpse of the home you are selling. Most serious prospects will go online as an early step in the process of winnowing candidate properties by area, asking price, number of bedrooms, etc....
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
SOLD Home in Perry Georgia in Brendale Subdivision Sorry buyers, any delay when you find a home you love will cost you in the Perry real estate market at the moment. Such is the case here as a beautiful property was quickly nabbed by my buyers and is now a SOLD home in Perry Georgia in Brendale S...
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Comments 2
SOLD! It's great to see....we Rank 4th in Dutchess County in sales. It's an amazing feat given the amount of agents in my office....whereas some of the higher ranking offices are made up of 4x's the agents and have 2-3 office locations spread around Dutchess County NY and some in Westchester Coun...
By Lynn Pineda, Coral Springs REALTOR- Promises Delivered
(Imagine Your House)
Comments 9
8 Easy Ways for a Home Seller to love their REALTOR®   Satisfaction with the home selling process is what all Sellers hope to experience.  Home Seller’s Asher and Penelope recently sold their Coral Springs Florida home and wanted to share the reasons why they thought their Realtor did a bang up j...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 2
    Another successful PENDING! Here is your chance for a 1/2 ac 3 Bed 2 Bath Florida Room, Corner Lot in Oak Hammock area.     Description Photos Maps & Local Schools     Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 2210 SW Matheson Terr, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Ossining Homes for Sale 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...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 17
1498 SE Buckingham Ter Pool Home Reduced   This Port St. Lucie Pool Home on a cul-de-sac with private preserve views has been reduced to a new price of $163,000. Well maintained home with convenient location. Newer windows and both baths remodeled. Kitchen has newer cabinets and pass through wind...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 4
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info North Salem Homes for Sale 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 ...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 1
Good News! Existing Home Sales Up And FHFA Home Prices Rise After months of reports of slowing home price momentum and forecasts of a lagging housing market, we are pleased to report an increased volume of existing home sales as reported by the National Association of REALTORS®. The Federal Housi...
By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 2
If you are looking for one floor living and a great move-in condition home schedule a showing today for 32 Roy St, Enfield CT!  This 3 BR 2BA Cape has 2 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry all on the first floor offering one floor living in this great neighborhood.      This fantastic home offers ...
By Kathleen Cooper, EXIT Realty Partners - Broker, REALTOR®
(Kathleen Cooper, Best Option-EXIT Realty Partners, REALTOR®)
Comments 1
1 Pioneer Road Worcester, MA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour WELCOME HOME! LOCATION & VALUE! Beautifully maintained home in a sought after neighborhood. Recently updated kitchen w/lots of cabinet space, recessed lighting, gas stove & dishwasher! Gleaming hardwood floors th...
By Barbara Gregus, Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes
(CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
Edgewood NM home for sale - 18 Chamisa Loop   Serene mountain living that's just over 2 miles to I-40/Shopping! Nestled in a forested area, enjoy pristine views of the Eastern plains with star-filled night skies & twinkling city lights. Fully fenced. Large rooms & multiple living areas. Master ha...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 26
Why Fall Can be the Best Time to Sell Your Home Winter weather is approaching and I get questions from prospective sellers as to whether they should wait until spring to put their homes on the market. I have even had some Clarksville TN sellers that are currently listed ask whether they should p...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 9
Every morning I check the "hot sheet" from the Tallahassee MLS, and I then compare it with hot sheets from the past. Invariably (meaning about every week or so), I catch a home seller who has chosen to raise the asking price on the home they are trying to sell. Now long-time readers of the Tallah...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - )
Comments 9
As of October 22, 2014, the real estate market in Sharon MA continues to be a seller's market. The price ranges that show the most significant rates of sale are those between $300,000 to $349,999; $450,000 to $499,999 followed by homes that sell between $500,000 and $599,999. If market conditions...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 6
As you get ready for an open house, you make sure that your directional signs are clean and straight, your balloons are bright and perky, your cookies are warm and crisp and your bottles of water properly branded and cold. What is missing? The scent in the house that makes buyers bond with their ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
THANK YOU HOME BUYER!!! I've shown many homes wherein the buyer knows after entering the living room that they would never buy that property. Yet, they insist on touring the entire house, room by room.  Sometimes, they even want to walk the back yard. I ask them if they would be interested.  NO! ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 11
I call them the Good Old Days The Good Old Days when we paid an Ad Agency to promote our listings The Good Old Days when sellers were happy because they saw their homes in the newspapers and or the home magazines The Good Old Days when buyers called into the office all day long to see the houses ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 5
North Kingstown Waterfront Condo Open House Sat. 10/25 207 Seabreeze Dr. - Cedarhurst Condos Noon - 2 pm Saturday October 25     Waterfront North Kingstown Condo for Sale | Cedarhurst OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesNeighborhoodOpen House $270,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 ...