Home Selling

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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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What Does Your Agent Owe You? This blog is for people considering selling their home and looking for the best agent to represent them. 1.  Communication:  This does not mean they have to be your best friend or that you really like them (but that helps).  It does mean they have the time and energy...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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SOLD! 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High Home!  $300K Over Asking! by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe Happy News! 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High Home is SOLD! 20% Above Asking Price! That's nearly $300K Over Asking! Did you see 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose? This Beautiful Move-...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Located in the Bay Tree are of Mt. Pleasant, this great townhome Located 5 minutes to Historic Downtown Charleston, Sullivans Island Beach and plenty of Shopping!  This is a true hidden gem within Mt. Pleasant because of its location and price point.  Homes in this area do not stay on the mark...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Last week's most expensive home sold in Arizona was located in Paradise Valley which is one of the highest priced areas to live. This home was a rare multi-million dollar short sale and took almost an entire year to negotiate. Originally priced at $4.9 Million dollars the bank accepted almost a m...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Discovering Unusual Features in Homes for Sale in Spring Hill, Florida   This morning, I met the appraiser at one of the homes that I have listed for sale in Spring Hill.  The buyer's agent also showed up to meet her buyer's  inspector from the Pest Control company for the WDO (wood destroying or...
By Mary Crane, Realtor
(Century 21 Commonwealth)
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"Buyers want to see your house, not your stuff."   When buyers look at your home, you want them to focus on the features and upgrades.  You don't want to distract them with items that might offend or puzzle them.  It's amazing how many times we show homes and the buyers will refer to one as "the...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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So the bachelor pad that I wrote about last week has now been transformed.  His mainly brown decor has now been spruced up with some spring green!  The little hints of green here and there truly made a difference!   The staging budget was minimal for accent items only.  I also creatively staged h...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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868 Stonegate Drive, South San Francisco This 3-bedroom, 2-bath end unit townhouse at 868 Stonegate Drive in South San Francisco will soon have a new owner. Here's the time-line of success: 2/20/15 - showings began 2/21/15 - first open house - we attracted about 36 groups through in the 3 hours 2...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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A home seller in the Sacramento area told me yesterday that she has concluded you get what you pay for when you hire a Sacramento REALTOR. She had been trying to sell her home without any success through some discount agent, and she doesn't feel that her former agent had her best interests at hea...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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It feels like it's been a long, cold winter in Franklin TN but temps are projected to be in the mid-60's tomorrow and buyers are calling to get in to see houses. There's only one problem--our housing inventory is extremely low. There are only 455 homes currently available in Franklin. One of the ...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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Virtual Showings are all the clicks and views and forwards we can tract online. Physical Showing is actual foot traffic that cross the sellers threshold to take a look at the home in person. Real estate agents with systems in place can tract this information and help the seller decide how best to...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  PROPERTY DETAILS $140,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 215002223Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 1382Lot Size: 50 105Style: Split - 3 LevelGarage: 2 Car AttaHeat Source: Forced Air, GasTaxes: $3255.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Features fenced in yard with nice deck and great landscaping. ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  PROPERTY DETAILS $229,000 LISTING INFORMATION Bedrooms: 4Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 2172Style: 2 StoryGarage: 2 Car  AttachedHeat Source: Electric, Forced AirTaxes: $5054.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Double front doors invite you to live large in this picture perfect four bedroom, two and ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Buena Vida in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report October 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You feel a...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Homes for Sale in Buena Vida of Wellington Fl  | Market Report For January 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Homes for Sale in Buena Vida of Wellington Fl  | Market Report for September 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! Yo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Buena Vida of Wellington Fl Homes for Sale | Market Report for August 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You feel ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Buena Vida of Wellington Fl  | Market Report for July 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You fee...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
 Buena Vida of Wellington Fl | Market Report For February 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You feel as though yo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Buena Vida of Wellington Fl | Market Report for June 2014   Buena Vida in Wellington Fl is an active and outstanding adult 55+ community. You are welcomed upon entering this wonderful neighborhood by an upscale European style gatehouse which is quite the grand entrance! You feel...