Home Selling

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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 63
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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 73
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 Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 21
I read an article recently about a new wave in Staging that focuses on selling a 'lifestyle'  as well as the features of the house. Lifestyle Staging included setting up games, setting tables, leaving a book by a chair, trays on beds etc. They wanted the buyer to feel that the seller had just lef...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
    THINKING OF SELLING?   Best Tip's so Your Home Shows WellMany buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 48
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...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 1
The Sequoyah Condominiums in Edmonds WAFind these and similar condos for sale to The Sequoyah Condominiums in Edmonds WA. Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Northwest Multiple Listing Service and is updated several times daily.The Sequoyah Condos have a super convenient locat...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
Space- The Final Frontier- Or What Not to Forget When Selling Your House. The key to staging your house is not how it’s decorated.  It’s all about the SPACE.  Even a home that has been impeccably decorated can be too taste specific when it’s time to sell. Remember... you’re selling a lifestyle, n...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 48
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 Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 8
This week's edition of the most expensive home sold in Arizona comes to us from Paradise Valley. Built in the exclusive neighborhood of Mummy Mountain Park this modern and stylish luxury home is over 12,000 square feet in size and is situated on over 2 acres! The straight lines and huge glass doo...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 10
 Enhance Your Homes Curb Appeal    When selling your home, it’s not only what’s on the inside that counts, but what’s on the outside counts, too! Birds chirping, and flowers blooming signals winter has passed and spring has arrived. Spring also marks the high season for real estate. And if you ar...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 The Internet and Real Estate Professionals are the top two resources most buyers and sellers turn to when searching for a home. As a Trulia Pro combined with my being with the CENTURY 21 brand, can help improve your overall real estate buying and selling needs. Click here search ALL homes for sa...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 20
   Address: 615 Elk Ln Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-4671 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1405945           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PRO  RE/MA...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 21
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 Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 2
The Pamela Madore Group Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty http://pinkhouseteam.com 7410 Alexandria---New Listing in City View Want an amazing house?  You asked for it and you got it with this 2015 built home.  Ceramic Tile Wood Look Who wants a split bedroom plan?  Got it.  Three bedrooms on...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 33
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 DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 4
 Just Listed!   Available and ready for its new family; newly painted inside and out; corner home in quiet, Silver Lakes community of Coconut Bay in Miramar, Fl.; vaulted ceilings in main living space & bedrooms, walk-in closet; dual sinks in master bath; fenced backyard perfect for entertaining;...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
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 Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 10
A Successful Ice Cream Open House  This weekend we had one of our ice cream open houses for a Costa Mesa condo for sale. We had over 50 people through the Costa Mesa condo in two hours, and we hope to have it in escrow tomorrow. Looking to sell your Costa Mesa home and interested in having use ou...
By Jeff Bunnell Realtor serving Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Altos, Campbell, Santa Clara County Realtor, Luxury Real Estate
(Realty World Dominion)
Comments 1
A chimney inspection?  Will I need one and what level of inspection will I need?   As a Santa Clara County Real Estate Agent, I can tell you that, homes are selling in every condition imaginable.  However, inspections are still advised to protect sellers against litigation.  In addition to a thor...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 6
                                      North Kingstown RI Waterfront Homes Wanted It may be the long winter or the desire to pass a home onto the next generation that makes the availability of North Kingstown waterfront homes so limited.  Especially under $1 million it is nearly non-existent and I...