Home Selling

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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Cenla Partners)
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PRICE JUST REDUCED ON THIS BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOUSE!!  151 Wardway Drive, Boyce, La Entertainers dream!!! Only minutes from Alexandria sits this well maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath lake house situated in a quiet cove. Amenities include a boathouse with lift, separate dock, decks and porch, irrigation...
By Linda Trevor, RE/MAX United, Cary, Raleigh
(Linda Trevor and Company)
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  5253 Linwick Dr, Fuquay-Varina, NC Welcome to this lovely home located in the Fuquay-Varina neighborhood of Marcom Place!  Plush landscaping leads to the covered front porch.  Enjoy your meals in the formal dining room that features a two-column entry, new paint, and a new light fixture.  Cooki...
By Rich Arnold, Realtor - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
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Sunrise Point - N. Scottsdale High Desert House w/spa & Mountain View          Built 2003, 2043 sf, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, Spa ~ $500,000 • Guard Gated Community • Mountain & City Views • Split Layout with Office This wonderful hill top house with 2 bedrooms + den/office is in Sunrise...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up.   I've heard this over and over through the years " We can always come down on our home's price" so we want to price it higher than what your comparative market analysis (CMA) indicates.     "We don...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Sellers-You Are Responsible for Your MLS Photos!   Your house is for sale and you’ve probably heard how important your MLS photos are.  They are!  90% of buyers will begin their search for their new home on the Internet.   Buyers are human and if your MLS photos don't look good when viewed o...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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  After the long spell of sitting tight in your existing home, you have finally been able to accumulate a little equity, and move up.  Or, your employment required that you relocate to another city.  If you have already vacated your old home, and moved into your new place there are things you sh...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
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My Home Isn't Selling, Should I Offer an Agent Bonus? This past Spring the Richmond VA real estate market was on FIRE! Sellers were finding themselves with the luxury of multiple bid situations thus garnering top dollar for their property. Buyers were pouncing on listings as they hit the mark...
By Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
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Home Staging is All About Balance   Being a Montgomery county PA home stager has its challenges. We're faced with the tough job of telling home owners that they need to change the home they've been living in for the past 10 or 15 years. All personal choices like paint colors, wallpaper, f...
By Linda Sabo, "Happy Client--Happy Realtor"
(Re/Max Preferred Associates, Toledo, OH)
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Amazing Listing on the Maumee River in Waterville, Ohio        Imagine living on the Maumee River in Waterville Ohio on 2.75 acres of manacured lawns with five bedrooms 4.5 baths, patios, a screened in porch, and a lower level family room that is one of a kind!                                    ...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 21, 2014   Last week’s economic news offered a variety of indications that the economic recovery continues, but some readings missed their expected levels. The Philadelphia and New York branches of the Federal Reserve Bank reported higher than anti...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 25
 Successful real estate transactions don't just happen....they are the result of a lot of hard work. Most sellers feel overwhelmed at the amount of mental and physical energy required to get their home sold.  Every listing, in every price range, in every location has it's own issues that ...
By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Laviano & Associates)
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Build your Dream Home on this Jensen Beach Lot Discover this building lot near Indian River in Jensen Beach! Conveniently located! Close to Langford & Indian Riverside Parks, Downtown Jensen Beach, shopping, entertainment, restaurants, the beaches & so much more! Search Thousands of List...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs As a Realtor in Huntsville Alabama I'm confronted with this topic all the time.  I hope the following will shed a little light on the topic of selling your home "As-Is". Selling My Home "As-Is" If you find yourself in the positi...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Search current inventory of Middletown NY Homes For Sale Listing Details Contemporary Home For Sale 10 Finchville Turnpike Middletown NY 10940Price: $374,900MLS number: 4425455Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3.5Square Footage: 3186 Call Debbie Walsh at 845-28-3036 to see if this property is still available...
By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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    It’s Always about Price! How many times do Real Estate Agents hear the question; “Why hasn’t my house sold?” Sellers who want to sell get frustrated when that offer doesn’t come along.  They question whether the agent is doing enough to market the home.  They question where the property is b...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing?   We all have different lives, responsibilities and things to do but we always have responsibility to our parents as they age.  In RI real estate it becomes clear all the time as I view homes on a market analysis when an adult chil...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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$610,000, 7Bd/6.5Ba Single Family House, 6901 sqft.   Marcus Rice | Equity First Realty | 804-247-8187 14325 Clemons Dr, Midlothian, VA 23114 Spacious home in Charter Colony for sale 7Bd/6.5Ba Single Family House   $610,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 6901 sqft. Bedrooms 7 Beds Bathrooms 6.5 Bath...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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How Do We Determine When it is Time to Reduce the Price on Your Home?   It is a delicate balance of knowledge and gut instinct.  The market is constantly changing.  Prior to listing, we use the latest sold homes that are comparable to pinpoint the asking price.  However, the market is always chan...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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The Neighbors Made the Buyers Run Away from Your Listing!     My buyers were diligent.  They had seen every home in their price range and school district.  There was a new listing in an area that they loved with one exception.  It was on a cul-de-sac at the bottom of a very steep hill.     I had ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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      Whenever we take a listing where one of the residents is a dog...we discuss what will happen to the dog when there are showings. Will he kenneled...take a trip to doggy daycare...a walk with the Seller or the dog sitter ?  The dog cannot be left to wander the house and be part of the tour w...