Home Selling

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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 24
What Does  A Seller Reveal When They  Want A Negotiation Cushion on the Listing? I have been busy this past week with listing presentations.  That's a good thing.  The sellers have been attentive, have understood the comparables and the analysis, and have been reasonably receptive to the value of...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 38
A couple of years ago I wrote a post, Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Don't Sabotage Your Own Sale.  Although they tend to blame the market and/or their agent, the failure to sell a home is often at the hands of the sellers....something I like to call Seller Sabotage.Sellers sabotage their sale...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 32
Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 18
One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program provides additional options to avoid costly foreclosures and offers incentives to borrowers, servicers and investors who utilize a short sale or deed-in-lieu (DIL) to avoid foreclosures.HAFA alternatives are available to all HAMP-eligib...
By Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Comments 3
Please join me for an open house to the public at 3489 E Via Guadalupe, Tucson  AZ  85716 Sunday 4/19/15 from 1pm - 4pm.   Recently lowered the price to $499K, which is $112K below the Zillow.com "Zestimate".Registered Historic property in prestigious Historic Colonia Solana (est.1928), ambience ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 11
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Sellers~ the Marketing Consultation Conversation ~ Selling a Carlsbad home takes time and commitment. It’s serious business with lots of important decisions, and a challenge whether you have done it before or are a first time seller.  My “How ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 13
Explaining your Worth at a Listing Opportunity  In Denver, homes are selling very quickly and typically seeing multiple offers.   With this knowledge, Sellers are beginning to think it is very easy to get a home sold, so they are trying very hard to negotiate your commission. They need us even mo...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 19
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11125 Comiso Pala Path ~Canyon Creek~Sunday April 19th 1-3pm www.11125comisopala.comBuyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11125 Comiso Pala Path, Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, April 19th ...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@Century21.comHow do you find the Good Deals when looking for a home in Lynnwood?Lynnwood is characterized ...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
Comments 5
Homes for Sale in Tall Timbers Subdivision Mandeville, La. 70471Tall Timbers is a desirable neighborhood that is located in Mandeville, La. It offers all city ammenties. Locate near to shopping and entertainment. Looking for a Home in Tall Timbers?Interested in a Home in Tall Timbers Click here t...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 24
I was recently called by my favorite Realtor to help her with a listing.  The house, located high on a hill, has incredible views of the Hudson River.  But walk through the door and this midcentury modern and what you saw was tired and dated.  The homeowner spent many an evening gazing at the sta...
By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Comments 0
Its best to anticipate any issues that may arise before list a home for sale. Educate the Home Seller why its in their best intrest to take care of issues now. If you know ahead you can get estimates of the cost of the repairs.  Come up with the a plan with the Seller by listing the cost of repai...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Buena Vida de Wellington FL | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Marzo 2015 Buena Vida en Wellington Fl es una comunidad para adultos de 55+ años de edad. Bienvenido a esta comunidad con estilo Europeo y seguridad privada en la entrada! usted se sentirá como en la alfombra roja! Dentro de ...
By Chuck Willman
Comments 8
Charlie and Billy were excited to join their father on the first fishing trip of their life.They attached the worm to the hook ("gross", said Billy) and they cast their lines.Within 15 minutes Billy's bobber sunk below the water.Charlie, Billy and Dad assisted in landing the fish.Dad said, "this ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
  Saddle Trail Park in Wellington FL | Equestrian Homes for Sale | Market Report March 2015  Saddle Trail Park is an equestrian community which can be found in the heart of Wellington Fl. Saddle Trail Park in Wellington Fl mixes outstanding home sites with an equestrian community’s serene landsca...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Saddle Trail Park en Wellington FL | Casas Ecuestres para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Marzo 2015 Saddle Trail Park es una comunidad ecuestre que se encuentra en el centro de Wellington Fl, Saddle Trail Park in Wellington, Florida es una mezcla de casas con la comunidad ecuestre en lindos paisa...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Aero Club in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report February 2015  Aero Club of Wellington Florida is more than the only fly in community in Wellington Florida! Imagine waking up in the morning to the sun rising and you see it is a clear day for a ride today.  You stroll out of your large...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
VillageWalk in Wellington Fl  | Homes for Sale | Market Report for February 2015 Villagewalk in Wellington Florida  is a beautiful waterfront and guard gated community. It is a self contained neighborhood and is located on the eastern border of Wellington Florida.VillageWalk in Wellington Fl is m...
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
Comments 10
  Lafayette Indiana Real Estate Market homes for sale $75,000 to $110,000 are selling fast this Spring !  ACCEPTED  OFFER !!! Congratulations to our buyers, Justin and Jackie on their accepted offer on this Lafayette, Indiana 3 bedroom ranch with finished basement!Buyers need to understand that h...