Home Selling

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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 5
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 Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 3
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 Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 17
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 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 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 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 DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 0
  Located just east of University Dr. & north of Broward Blvd in Plantation, Fl., is the 71 unit villa community of Alpine Woods of Jacaranda. Built by Alpine Woods of Jacaranda, Inc. & Marketect Development of Jacaranda between 1982 and 1987,  this attractive community consists of 10 buildings,...
By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(RE/MAX Realty Center)
Comments 2
FOUR homes SOLD in Coles Crossing during the month of November 2014.       Last year, there were 12 homes which sold for November 2013, so activity is slowing somewhat as we approach the busy holiday season, however the GREAT news for COLES CROSSING residents is...     ... that prices have increa...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 82
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 Michael Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.)
Comments 0
As 2014 comes to a close it is a good time to reflect on the past year. As a resident of Hampton Place and the # 1 listing agent I like to keep my fellow home owners up to date on recent sales and trends. See All Hampton Place Homes For Sale at www.HamptonPlaceHomeListings.com Hampton Place conti...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Curious of your home's value in today's marketplace?     As your Arlington and Mansfield Texas real estate expert and neighbor, I am more than farmiliar with the current market conditions, home sales and real estate opportunities.   If you, or someone you know, is considering buying, selling, r...
By Bill Irwin, "Where Luxury Living Meets Luxury Hospitality"
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Comments 2
  IN THE HEART OF PONTE VEDRA BEACH!   Have you dreamed of living near the beach?  Now is your chance with this spectacular pool home in the highly sought after neighborhood of Old Ponte Vedra Beach!  Located east of A1A at 558 Le Master Drive, this immaculate home is just a short stroll or golf...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 9
233 Chatham Rd, Columbus, OH 43214 $329900.00 The Jackson Team Chris Meekins Phone: (614) 406-0345       Single Family Status:SOLD!   Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Sqft: 2022 MLS#: Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description:     Schools Nearest Public Schools Name Distance Students...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 7
89 Riverview Park Drive, Columbus, Ohio. Sold by Erik Hiss of the Jackson Team. Olde Beechwold estate on a deep treed lot. Natural woodwork and hardwood floors. Crown moldings, french doors and a private screened porch of the living room. Built-in china cabinet, sun room, formal dining room and ...
By Rick Schuster
(Jaycee Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Market Update for Boca Isles North as of December 2014 Real estate market data for Boca Isles North, Boca Raton, FL provided by  Rick Schuster of Jaycee Realty.Boca Isles North Market Update Over the past 90 days, Boca Isles North has seen 13 Multiple Listing Service home closings with an average...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
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 Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
Comments 0
603 SE Harbor View, Port St Lucie, FL, 34983 Priced at $190,000.00 Take boat to the ocean from your own backyard! Panoramic view of the canal (seawall, dock and boat lift included). CBS construction and hurricane shutters—Low homeowner insurance and upkeep; Big value. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 C...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home worth? Port Saint Lucie Homes For Sale Tradition Homes for Sale   Kevin...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
The holidays are a busy time. Maybe that's what's holding you back from deciding to sell your home. Homeowners worry that people won't have time to buy a house during the holidays because of everything that's going on. Is that really the case though? Watch the video below and find out why you sho...