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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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
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YES, it can be done! You can stop foreclosure in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Fort Lauderdale,  Florida.   If you are a homeowner who is is struggling to pay your mortgage because of a long term job loss, divorce, decreased income or any other type of hardship then you can stop foreclosure.  ...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 40
The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615,000 I received a call from a client who asked me "Are you following the news? Do you know the average price of a home in San Jose is $615,000.00?"  He went on to say that he only wants $ [price intentionally omitted] whi...
By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Comments 5
Top Five Reasons You May Not Get Top Dollar For Your Home     For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them! Selling At The Wro...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 26
Be Alert for Thieves at Open Houses   Northern Virginia agents have received a notice that a couple is making it a practice to steal personal property at open houses. This couple enters an open house and tells the agent that they are in a hurry. They split and then steal items. Listing agents and...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 12
What Did The Agent Really Say??? A post on ActiveRain (no reblog possible) this morning reminded me of an experience when I was a new agent, licensed for about 6 months . The home was listed for sale in Bowie, in Prince George's County MD.  I met the seller through phone duty.  I was selling ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 14
Conquistador Condo Stuart Under Contract Conquistador Condo Building 12 Unit 305 is now pending.  Thank you to the many agents that have shown this unit. Exceptionally well maintained condo in a vibrant 55+ community with multiple pools, active clubhouse and a 2 acre waterfront plaza on the banks...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 2
Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL. Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL.   Million Dollar homes for sale in Weston FL... $500K to 1000K homes for sale in Weston FL...   Right now Weston-FL, is all of a sudden turning into a haven for the rich and the famous. Many of t...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 8
    Oversized Hernando Beach Waterfront Lot with Gulf Access for Sale! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Here is another great opportunity to own a piece of the Sunshine State and enjoy waterfront living in a great community! This Hernando Beach waterfront lot ...
By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Comments 2
Your house is under contract – and scheduled to close in the middle of the month.  A common questions sellers ask is:  "Should I make the mortgage payment?" My answer to any Seller is, yes.  “Why?”, Sellers tend to respond. Because you still own the home.  And, why not? That always lead...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Comments 1
New Lot for sale OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $89,900 Single Family Home Main Features Interior: 03 sqft Location 0 Pine StManvel, TX 77578USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.thehomesourceonline.com          Listed by: Maggie ...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
Comments 3
JUST REDUCED to $234,900 | 4 bd, 3ba home in Bloomington, St George UT 1416 W Monticello Dr. St George UT 84790 FOR SALE Very comfortable 2045 s.f. home located in desirable Bloomington Country Club neighborhood. 4 bedrooms or 3+ den, 3 baths, 2 car garage, tile & wood floors, lots of storage...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
Does the time of year affect how busy the Real Estate market is? There may be no simple answer as the area you are in may be affected differently by what season it is.  In NH, Summer usually does experience a slow down in the market. This year is no ordinary year as we are not in an ordinary Real...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
 Sometimes, after a home inspection, the buyer will advance a list of items that they would like fixed according to what the inspection revealed.  It can be BIG things that could be considered defects...things like health and safety concerns ...the furnace that unknowingly spews cardon monoxide, ...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 2
Amazing 4 bed Chandler, AZ home w/ Great Location and Lots of Space!520 N ASH DR Chandler, AZ 85224         Searching for a home with a great location and plenty of space? Well this 4 bed, 2.5 bath Southern Meadows home in Chandler, AZ got you covered and more!View Larger Map                     ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 0
Hurricane Sandy. The recession. Short sales and foreclosures. With all of the changes in the real estate market in Cranford over the past several years, do you even know what your home would sell for in today's market?     We do!     Call us today for a free comparative market analysis. We...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
Why are pre-inspections important??? Because they will, in a large part, determine how close the written offers will come in when compared with the list price. I believe that a huge percentage of home buyers are looking for a home that is "move in ready".  Every single defect in conditi...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 17
Camas Home Sellers -  It’s a good time to list your home!    It’s a good time to sell a home in Camas, Washington. There’s just under four months of inventory, which indicates a sellers market. That means if your home is priced well, and in good condition, chances are it will sell at or near the ...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 1
The 5-Minute Guide To Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, And Whether You Need It   You’ve got house insurance, and assume your property is covered for any type of detrimental occurrence that can possibly take place. However, not all homeowners are aware that home insurance policies don’t ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
Charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on quiet street with hardwood floors, neutral colors, and inviting Living Room with wood burning fireplace that has open flow to dining room and kitchen. Lower level rec room with wood burning fireplace and separate utility room. Screened porch on rear and Immac...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 2
Priced now at $299,900 -13324 Ranch Road in Elk River MN offers a great location for someone with a home business. The 40x50 Outbuilding has an office area, and the home has a seperate living quarters on the upper level!   Beautifully updated home!  Open main level with 3 BRs, hardwood floors and...