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By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
Comments 19
In most cases the decision to sell a home has to do with a life event and sometimes, especially in a market down turn, your home may not have enough equity to allow you to sell. It might make sense to wait for the market to recover, but in some cases waiting may compound the problem. Let's take a...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 51
My Attorneys Said I Have Too Much Faith In Humanity! I did not know it was even possible to have too much faith in humanity however that is exactly what my risk management attorney said to me the other day. I called to see if I maybe missed something. What's happening in my Silicon Valley real es...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
Comments 42
Homes in Cherokee County You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below.  I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is.  The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED!  The vast majority of homes built in this area were constructed...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 59
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
SOLD 2104 Woodland Ct,Waukesha,WI 53186. Waukesha Realtor, Buyer Agent     Congrats Patrick and Anne!                   Address: 2104 Woodland CT Waukesha, WI 53186-1262 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1347130       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohn...
By Debra Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
This home shows extreme pride of ownership.  Central air, wall to wall carpet, walk-in closets in each bedroom, garden tub and so much more!  The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and room for a small breakfast table and chairs.  Located on a very low traffic street and just minutes fr...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 7
Baptism by Fire - My First Real Estate Deal Green as the summer grass I was standing by the administrators desk in my newly joined real estate office when a lawyer came flying in the office saying I need a Realtor!  I'm a Realtor I said.  So we pow wowed about this  RI real estate property that n...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
Just Listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision Creekside Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,481 heated square feet, and was just listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision. Built in 1994, this home is spacious, with a large yard for kids, pets,...
By Neil Coleman
(First Midwest Bank NMLS#143306)
Comments 3
When it comes to selling your home and getting the full selling price you want, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality. Avoiding the commonly made mistakes that end up lowering the value of your home and discouraging people from viewing it ...
By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Comments 0
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By Margaret Gehr
(Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors)
Comments 3
Because Chicagoland Home Staging does a lot of work in vacant homes we do a lot of setting or decorating dining room tables.While we almost never actually "set" the table, we do pay careful attention to the way the dining room, or other eating areas, are presented. We know that while the dining r...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
                        Real Estate Market Report,New Berlin,WI for 3/17/14-4/17/14,Remax               New Berlin Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Realtor                                                               Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Est...
By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
Comments 53
  I'm a professional home stager but I still remember gettting a wee bit offended when I was told I needed to make some changes to my own home by a realtor.   You may not be surprised, but that realtor did not get the listing!   It's rare I run into someone else giving staging advice but those fe...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 28
Just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision in Warner Robins GA  SOLD in Warner Robins GA You have to be quick on your feet in this community or the home you like may be under contract before you know it. Such is the case here as this very nice starter home just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision ...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 2
  18180 17th St Princeton, MN 55371 Charming County Home! Description   Inside the home has 5 Total bedrooms, including 4 bedrooms on the upper level.  Good news is there is one good sized bedroom on the main level. One of the upper level bedrooms currently being used as design room.  Upstairs al...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
  But Two Other Agents Will Do It For Less..   I have been protecting my commission since my very first listing. There is a Floyd Wickman audio tape that I was part of way back in 1996. My position has not changed.                                                                 I choose not to ne...
By David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
Comments 2
Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Roseville Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? David Vandermyden Keller Williams Realty 916-749-5577 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 14022304     L2L Virtual Tours AR    
By Wendy Smith, Real Estate Advisor
(Wendy Smith Real Estate)
Comments 0
Statistically 79% of home sellers will enlist the services of a Real Estate professional to sell their home.   The other 21% typically include builders, rehabbers, speculators, attorneys and those that have experience selling real estate. This 21% also includes those sellers who just don't want ...
By Teral McDowell, Residential Sales in Collin County, Texas
(Keller Williams Central)
Comments 6
Staging a Home - It Really Works!    Homes that have been staged to sell typically sell faster and for more of the asking price or better. Please don't be surprised when your listing agent suggests home staging as part of the market readiness prior to local listing. It works - home staging sells.
By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 8
      Listen up, Home Buyers and New Home Owners!  Margaret Rome will discuss "What you MUST do on Moving Day" on her live radio show.  The impetus for this topic came from Tallahassee, Florida Real Estate Broker Fred Griffin's blog titled, "24 Things Every New Homeowner Absolutely Must Do on Mov...