Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

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 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 Temple Schneider Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
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  Excellent news for Short Sale candidates in 2015... For homeowners who qualify for a HAFA Short Sale, as of February 1, 2015 the relocation incentive available to the occupant/borrower increased from $3,000.00... to $10,000.00!!   Yes - you may be elligible for $10,000.00 at escrow closing, for...
By Teresa Cooper, SC Lowcountry - Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley
(Home Solution Real Estate Services)
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What HOME BUYERS want to know  -  What every home buyer wants to know can't be found in the MLS.   Our MLS databases are FULL of all sorts of wonderful information! Square feet, prior real estate taxes, how many bedrooms/bathrooms, what school district, who provides water / sewer / electricity, a...
By Mark Baker
(United Realty Group)
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Bank Foreclosure Sale in La Mancha Royal Palm Beach, FL   We closed on this lovely Single family home in a No HOA community of La Mancha in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.   Lovely 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms single family house. Features an open and spacious floor-plan with lots of natural light, larg...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
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What is My Home Worth Right Now?     Jay & Michelle Lieberman | Keller Williams Realty | (818) 665-5306 | info@teamjaymichelle.com             Keeping track of the value of your home, your most important investment, is extremely important and commendable.  We like to continually provide our past,...
By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal & Puget Sound-WA-Real Est
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
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WANTED ! SELLERS!   LETS TALK!    WE NEED YOU!   We have a SHORTAGE of LISTINGS!!!      NOW is the time to BE ON THE MARKET AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL! A great time to acquire  top dollar for your home!     Where are you?   We have buyers LOOKING AND WAITING in line to purchase homes!   Seriously, inv...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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2 GoldenField, Aliso Viejo   Aliso Viejo Executive Home On Premium Lot. 4 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths! Huge yard with private pool oasis!  Aliso Viejo is one of the best locations in Orange County. This home is in the desirable Audubon area and backs to the open hills. Nestled in the center of a cul-de-s...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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The Median Sold Price by Month in Century City/Westwood is up 15%! I find this fascinating in January 2014 the Median Sold Price was $675,000. There were many buyers on the fence not wanting to buy. We kept telling them that the only direction we see prices and interest rates going is up. Well I ...
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Equestrian Club Estates in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2015   The Equestrian Club Estates in Wellington Fl is the perfect location for your Winter Equestrian Festival stays here in Wellington each year, and all the more reason to call it home if your an equestrian lover...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.  This is about one home showing and what we, as Realtors° have to endure before and after just to SHOW a home.   A client was coming into town in preparation for a relocation to the area.  He had previously seen ...
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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Many agents follow the principle of asking a Sacramento home seller how much the seller desires to receive from selling a home. It's a natural question in many people's minds but it doesn't belong there. Of course, good luck trying to pry that question out of their heads. Real estate agents are t...
By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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I just read an article in "Consumer Reports" that was very disappointing to me. For a magazine that is supposed to rely on credibility to attract readers, this article was all bad advice and hyperbole. It encourages sellers to spend thousands of dollars getting a home ready to sell, promising the...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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Just Listed for Sale or Lease:  3967 E Morning Dove Trail, Phoenix AZ   85050     Spacious 4 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath home with three car garage and salt water pool. Beautiful hardwood flooring on first floor level. Gas fireplace for cool evenings will warm you in the family room. The island ki...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha, WI Condos for 1/26/15-2/26/15     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                                Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI Condos Waukesha WI Condo Real Estate Ma...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
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Are you getting your home ready to sell? Here are some suggestions I make to my clients when they are about to put their house on the market: Consult a stager Get a home warranty with seller's coverage Call a licensed inspector for a pre-listing inspection Sellers often prefer to let the buyer's ...
By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Today Open House 1-4 at 11 Pomegranate, Ladera Ranch In just a few hours we will be holding an open house here at 11 Pomegranate St., Ladera Ranch.  We would like to see all of you who would like to stop by.  Lets meet and get a chance to talk. This home is on the market at $849,900 it is a 4 bed...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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1-4 PM Today Open House at 11 Pomegranate, Ladera Ranch $849,900 This home is a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home on a cul-de-sac on a very quiet street here in Ladera Ranch.  Come by and view this beautiful home.  The home also has a large island in the kitchen that opens into the family room.  This home ...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Home owners who say this to their real estate agent usually are trying to pursuade their real estate agent to put a price on the home that is more than the market will bear. If the real estate agent has done a creditable CPM, finding what sold in the neighborhood and what is on the market, this s...