Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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How is An Acceptable Offer Prepared for a Short Sale   Any offer prepared for submission,  ultimately to a bank, needs to be written as free of contingencies  as possible. Even though the seller still needs to accept the offer the bank will be the party that accepts or rejects the offer and possi...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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571 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085 $185000.00 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: For Sale Under Contract   Bed: 2 Bath: 1 Sqft: 1158.00 MLS#: 215002449 Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Wonderful Worth...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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The number of homes for sale in Tallahassee has hit an eight year low, but appears to be starting the normal seasonal rise that begins in late January or early February of most years. 2015 is shaping up to be quite different than previous years, when high inventory levels weighed the market down ...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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Looking to Sell a home in Village of Idlewild in 2015? Interested in finding out how much your home is worth in the Village of Idlewild Neighborhood of Fredericksburg VA?  Click the link to receive a list of all homes that have sold in the community.     What's the Neighborhood Like? The homes yo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When a potential buyer walks through your home, they need to envision their belongings and decor without being distracted by yours. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Getting Your Home Ready to Sell   You would never dream of inviting guests to your house without making...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Price Reduction: 1012 6th Ave SW Isanti, MN 55040 Now: $164,900 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1469 sq. ft. Built in 2007 3 stall garage Check out more information on this newer built home for sale in Isanti, MN on MNHomeShop! This stunning home built in 2007 in Isanti Mn is for sale and priced to sell. Large...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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I bought a lottery ticket once.  Thank God it was only once.  Actually, I went out on a limb and bought 20 lottery tickets.  One dollar each.  All the same number.  I was so positive that I had the winning number that I was certain I was going to hit it big time!!  I stupidly made the mistake of ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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  Port St Lucie 4 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Home JUST LISTED in Becker Road Area of Port Saint Lucie FL. Here is an opportunity to purchase one of Port St Lucie's hottest models, the Ascott Bay IV 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car from Mercedes Homes. This home features an expansive open floor plan with diagonal til...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
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What are the BIGGEST Mistakes Wellington Home Flippers Make? Growing up I'll never forget the "creepy dilapidated house" down the block, the one where the imaginary witch lived, the one you told ghost stories about. I never thought anyone would actually buy that vacant rundown home, but someone d...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  SOLD IN TEN DAYS! Call Lewis & Beth to learn more about how their innovative and aggressive marketing program will work for you, too! 165 Notch Road, Granby, CT, 06035 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half Living Area Approx: 1716 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Hom...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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Let's face it: Selling a home is stressful. The longer it's on the market, the more stress it brings and the more it typically costs sellers. Having to lower the sales price, sometimes multiple times, carry two mortgages, or delay the purchase of a new home if an existing home won't sell - stinks...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
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Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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    Because it is against our MLS rules that we can't use identifying photos of other listings, I did call the listing agent to ask if I could use this photo.  Surprisingly, he asked that he NOT be named as the listing agent - I wonder why?   I thought I'd seen it all but this one topped just ab...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO BPOR SFR LRS
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, 1/31/2015 from 2pm to 4pm at 24 Tappentown Lane, Brookville, NY 11545. Meet Stacy O'Halpin, Luxury Listing Specialist with Laffey Fine Homes for a tour of this beautiful home.  This Sprawling 5000 square foot 5 bedroom, 3.5 Bath Center Hall Colonial is prominently set atop 2...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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To get the best deal when buying or selling a home, you have to work with a specialist. You should be looking for someone who knows your area well and can guide you through the entire process smoothly. And that's exactly why your real estate team of choice in Arlington and Mansfield is the Marla ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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200+ Reasons Why Sellers Need a Realtor® We all do it. We go to a listing appointment as prepared as can be and armed with statistics and data that shows we know what we are doing. We have done our homework, have a good price range in mind for this home, and know exactly how we will market the pr...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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705 Lake Ave Unit: 16, Bristol, Connecticut Location! Impeccable townhouse close to ESPN. Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half Living Area Approx: 1290 List Price: $Get Current Price Perfect Bristol Location! Lakeside Commons is within close proximity to ESPN making this townhouse your best cho...