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By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 151
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
Comments 24
In most cases the decision to sell a home has to do with a life event and sometimes, especially in a market down turn, your home may not have enough equity to allow you to sell. It might make sense to wait for the market to recover, but in some cases waiting may compound the problem. Let's take a...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 57
My Attorneys Said I Have Too Much Faith In Humanity! I did not know it was even possible to have too much faith in humanity however that is exactly what my risk management attorney said to me the other day. I called to see if I maybe missed something. What's happening in my Silicon Valley real es...
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 38
OK You've Done It Now, The Alarm is Going Off. It has happened more than once and it is one of the most dreaded outcomes of a showing. You the agent listened very carefully and even wrote down on paper the instructions for showing but for some reason the sequence or a detail for disarming the sec...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 21
Baptism by Fire - My First Real Estate Deal Green as the summer grass I was standing by the administrators desk in my newly joined real estate office when a lawyer came flying in the office saying I need a Realtor!  I'm a Realtor I said.  So we pow wowed about this  RI real estate property that n...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 11
Just Listed in Bonaire GA in Windsor Heights Subdivision Windsor Heights Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,963 heated square feet and was just listed in Bonaire GA in Windsor Heights Subdivision. Built in 2012, this home has plenty of space and a large fenced ya...
By Debra Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
This home shows extreme pride of ownership.  Central air, wall to wall carpet, walk-in closets in each bedroom, garden tub and so much more!  The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and room for a small breakfast table and chairs.  Located on a very low traffic street and just minutes fr...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
Hope This Is Not A Recording   Answered my phone, as usual with a "Hi, this is Margaret." The caller said:  "Hope this is not a recording."   Repeating my name and asking how I could help, he was  pleased how willing I was to answer his specific questions including the price, layout and a more de...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
SOLD 2104 Woodland Ct,Waukesha,WI 53186. Waukesha Realtor, Buyer Agent     Congrats Patrick and Anne!                   Address: 2104 Woodland CT Waukesha, WI 53186-1262 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1347130       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohn...
By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Comments 2
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By Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area
(Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
Comments 2
Would it surprise you to know that a Million Dollar Home went under contract is 11 Days in the 22192 zip code area? What if I shared with you that 52 Homes went under contract in the 22192 zip code area since April 1st, 2014.   So when you hear a REALTOR® say the spring market is BRISK. Please re...
By Robin Fraser, "Your Home Is My Business"
(Keller Williams Realty The Market Place 1)
Comments 0
Here are the most recent home sales numbers for this area for the month of March 2014. We know it is helpful to know what is going on in our market. Contact the Fraser Team today (702)622-0601, Your home is our business! March 2014 Current Market Report For Las Vegas Zip Code 89107.              ...
By Robin Fraser, "Your Home Is My Business"
(Keller Williams Realty The Market Place 1)
Comments 0
Yes The Fraser Team Does It Again!   Imagine being underwater / upside down on your home and finally deciding that it is not worth all of the stress and struggle any longer and making the move to list it as a short sale. Well that is what our clients did starting back in October of 2011 (with ano...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
OPEN HOUSE, April 19, Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7222 Watkins Ct, Ruther Glen, Virginia Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS (3 full, 1 half) 3780 Square Feet   Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Forec...
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
This is the promised follow up to:  "I want Beth Witt to list my home". Yesterday at 2:30 I met John and John met me!  We instantly felt comfortable with each other and after a little rapport building we got down to business. When I spoke to John on the phone before the appointment he told me he...
By Alexander- Slocum, REMAX Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(RE/MAX equity group - Vancouver Washington)
Comments 3
Cute Waterfront Condo at Northwynd OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Video Tour (4/10)NeighborhoodMarket Stats $185,000 Condominium Main Features 1 Bedroom1 BathroomInterior: 947 sqft Location 1735 SE Cutter LnVancouver, WA 98661USA John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander RE/MAX equity group(360) 25...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 1
Current Inventory stats for week 16, Alum Rock area, San Jose, CA (95127, 95148)… once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   3 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 35 Single family homes current...
By Charles McDonald
(Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions)
Comments 0
Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas. You’ve decided on a house and everything is moving smoothly towards settlement, so the next logical step is to break all of the moving parts into easy to follow steps to make it a success. Here are some tips to help you avoid, or mini...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction Builder Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 4
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes for Sale Search All PGA Village Homes for Sale Port Saint Lucie Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home worth? Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie What is ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 13
4211 Eastlea Drive, Columbus, OH 43214 $220000.00 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: Active   Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Sqft: 1347.00 MLS#: 214019013 Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Two owner, well constructed sprawli...