Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 97
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
4 Bed Home For Sale in Johnson Ranch - Golf Course Lot Home For Sale Johnson Ranch is located just off Hunt Hiway and Golf Course Drive in San Tan Valley, AZ. This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Johnson Ranch is located on the Johnson Ranch Golf Course, that's right, its actually a Golf Course Lot! T...
By Joy Baker, So NH RE & Short Sale Specialist
(RE/MAX Insight)
Comments 6
According to a top HUD Executive, "It's between US Bank and us".  This was the response upon, once again, being presented with documentation of US Bank's repeated mishandling of, first, the modification application and then, much later,  the short sale request on the FHA loan for distressed homeo...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 1
I often go to listing appointments and just like a buyer, by the time they open the front door, I have an idea of what the house is going to look like.  Sometimes my stomach churns and sometimes I start to shake cuz I'm so excited!! I wish I could say that the latter occurs more than the churning...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 29
What are the BIGGEST Mistakes Wellington Home Flippers Make? Growing up I'll never forget the "creepy dilapidated house" down the block, the one where the imaginary witch lived, the one you told ghost stories about. I never thought anyone would actually buy that vacant rundown home, but someone d...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
200+ Reasons Why Sellers Need a Realtor® We all do it. We go to a listing appointment as prepared as can be and armed with statistics and data that shows we know what we are doing. We have done our homework, have a good price range in mind for this home, and know exactly how we will market the pr...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 80
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 60
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Chris Eckert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  2014 was another STELLAR YEAR  for the Mid-Peninsula Real Estate.  Average prices have been on the rise for the past 3 years now.  Single Family Homes & Condo's have risen by $394,232 since 2011!    
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 2
No matter what market you are in, these are some great tips to help get your home sold.   There is nothing I hate more than reading in the comments that a listing is easy to show, then calling the showing service only to find that the home can only be seen on Thursdays between 2 and 4pm or Saturd...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 6
  Sneak Preview ~ 11601 Sweet Basil Ct. ~ Canyon Creek NW Austin TX   Here is a sneak preview of my new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek.  The home should be on the market and in the MLS on February 3, 2015.  Wow...here is the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
Comments 0
Thinking of putting your home on the market this spring?   Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the snow has melted and the crocuses are coming up before you get around to contacting an agent to begin the process. For many reasons, it’s a good idea to make that call now, to get an idea of aski...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
Thinking Of Selling? Now May Be The Time                                It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a go...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 19
What's my Fox Hollow Delta, CO Home Worth? The real estate market in Fox Hollow Subdivision is holding fairly steady with only a slight increase in price from 2013 to 2014.  Here's a breakdown of the year to year market information: In 2013 there were three homes sold in Fox Hollow. The average s...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 49
Let There Be Light and a Sold Sign May Appear A dark closed up house is a huge turnoff to buyers. Though it is not the only factor that makes or breaks a sale it does tend to create a negative impression of the home. It makes the rooms look smaller, the walls look dark and even shadowy and dirty....
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 10
5 Cardinal Sins of Home Selling! We see a lot of homes over the course of a year and there are some big reasons  buyers will spin on their heels, look at us and say "NEXT!".   As a general rule, home buyers expect to see what was advertised, and the only surprises they want to see involve a home ...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(SUPER BOWL 2015 -Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 2
Beautiful Custom Home on 1 Acre Lot w/ Amazing Views of Superstition Mountains! 5871 E 10TH AVE Apache Junction, AZ 85119   Not everyone can say that they wake up each day to amazing mountain views, let alone views of Superstition Mountain. In addition to being a popular hiking area, this rugged ...
By Chris Eckert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  2014 was another STELLAR YEAR for the Mid-Peninsula Real Estate!  Averagae prices have been on the rise for the past 3 years  now.  Single Family Homes & Condo's have risent by $394,232 since 2011!
By Kristine Ginsberg, Morris County, NJ Stager
(Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 106
Is Virtual Staging Bait and Switch? I’m not looking to stir up controversy, but wrote this post to open up a dialogue on how Realtors, buyers and NJ home stagers feel about virtual staging vs. hands on staging. This topic came up when a local Realtor and builder hired us to stage their 3 million ...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 3
SOLD ~ 320 NW 87th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 Listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties          SOLD Lake Front Home in Pembroke Pines FL Highlights:   3 Bedroom and 2 Bath  An upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and double sinks.  Open floor plan w...