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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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 83
As a Home Stager in New Hampshire I help sellers prepare their homes for sale.  I educate home sellers and listing agents on the power and importance of preparation.  Preparing a home for sale is imortant because most buyers can't see potential. They determine a home's value based on what is pres...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 3
JUST LISTED 112 SE Rio Casarano, Port Saint Lucie, FL Must see lot!   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home worth? Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale CLICK HERE ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 9
The way that people use to buy a home has changed, and that means your home selling plan must change if you want to get top dollar when it comes time to sell. This change is not exactly recent, it crept into the Tallahassee housing market as homebuyers switched to the internet (from using real es...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 7
Lise Howe  makes an amazing and correct point about what it means to be a nun represented FSBO seller.    Good points here for all sellers before they try to sell without representation.   Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% o...
By Mark Wagner Jr.
(Zion Realty)
Comments 2
SOLD! Chandler Home for sale with NO HOA!  This Chandler Home for sale has No HOA and features 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms with 2147 Square Feet and a lot size of 5802 sq ft. The front of  this Chandler Home for sale with No HOA has desert landscape and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of t...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
Choose the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Clintonville Home When you’re ready to hire a real estate team to sell your Clintonville home, look for a team that knows the Clintonville market. We’ve been helping buyers and sellers in the Clintonville and Central Ohio area connect for over 30 ye...
By Kasey & John Boles - Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise ID)
Comments 1
Holiday Tip For 7 Days and Counting:  Assign a wrapping paper to each family member to ease the choas of Christmas morning.  Let each family member pick their paper for added fun.  i.e.  Child #1 has his gifts wrapped in blue snowman paper, child #2's gifts are all wrapped in red reindeer paper. ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 19
Choosing Your Real Estate Agent Shouldn't Be Charity Work We hear it time and again:  We have to use our relative (or friend or church member) as our agent because they need help with their business!  But should choosing your agent be an act of charity? And while we appreciate the feeling of obli...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 22
Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% or 6 % if you sell your home yourself.  You may save a portion of the commissions, but since over 90% of the For Sale By Owner homes are sold by Realtors, you may very well end up paying the...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info 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 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
FOMC Statement: No Year-End Surprises The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said in its last statement for 2014 that although economic conditions have improved at a moderate pace, the Fed believes that the target federal funds rate of between 0.00 and 0.25 percent remains “appropriate.” While ...
By Jennifer Ricco, Ricco Sells Homes
(REMAX of Santa Clarita)
Comments 0
JUST SOLD 29031 Flowerpark Drive Canyon Country, CA 91387! This wonderful four bedroom three bathroom Pinetree Tract home closed, December 16, 2014 in part due to our personal service, extensive marketing, our savvy negotiating skills, attention to detail and of course our amazing sellers! Anothe...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Search All 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 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
Open House: December 21, Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Somers 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 he...
By Judy C. Jennings, Broker Associate in Plymouth County MA
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Comments 3
Are you planning on placing your home on the market this spring? If so, you are not alone. It's a common belief among home sellers that the spring market is the best time of year to sell. If you are planning on putting your home on the market this spring, make sure you are ready to go when the ti...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 9
Question: Why won't agents show my house even when I am willing to pay a commission? Don't they HAVE to show my house? Answer:  I can't speak for all agents and Realtors, but here is why I do not show For Sale By Owner properties to my buyers - unless I have previewed the property and met and got...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 6
Woodbury Heights is 18 story highrise condominium located at 1301 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. Woodbury Heights has a great location for contractors, nonprofit employees, federal employees, and other workers commuting to DC (it’s just 7 minutes away). Also Woodbury Heights is 2.5 blocks ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 2
Joe makes a very important statement in his post below. "We’ve been helping buyers and sellers in the Clintonville and Central Ohio area connect for over 30 years."   Agents who have been active in the real estate business for 30 years, yes that includes me, have gained a working knowledge of jus...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 3
Well, as usual, good news comes with bad news aattached. Since the average short sale forgiveness was over $70,000.00, sellers not having to count that $70,000.00 as income and pay taxes on it is good news.  However, I am showing some short sales now, so any contracts won't close until 2015. Will...
By Shelby DiBiase, Investing In Your Future
(REMAX Professionals)
Comments 2
Beautiful 4 bed 3 bath home will take your breath away with an accent stone front, plush grass/desert landscaping, and large corner lot. Once you walk in you will be welcomed into a spacious 3,813SF open floor plan home that features neutral 18’ tile, plush carpet, and large windows thru-out for ...