Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
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)
Comments 1
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie West FL   5888 NW Car...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 45
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 Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 7
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 Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 6
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 Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 21
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...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 7
What's My Fox Hollow Delta CO Home Worth? March 2015 Market Update The market hasn't changed too much since last month's report. The inventory is still down, and one listing expired. There is still one property on the market and it's under contract. The listing price is $214,900.  Here's a look a...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
Comments 6
There is a good point here. yes, sometimes feedback is just a courtesy gesture. The NO answer has already been decided by the Buyer. The Buyer has moved on. The Buyer's Ahent is simply the messenger. It is not an argument waiting to happen. In most conversations, it is the end of the conversation...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 3
Westwood Estates Subdivision is located on Ash Road south of CR 6 to Amber on the  east side of the road in Cleveland Township, Elkhart Indiana. Children who live in Westwood Estates Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools. 2014 3rd Quarter Elkhart Homes f...
By Susan Jacobsen, WOW Service locating your lowcountry dream home
(Carolina Realty Group)
Comments 3
Of mice and men and leaky commodes I absolutely couldn't resist with a creative introduction. My topic though is anything but humorous. If you're a home seller and want to get the best price walk around and listen, lift lids, look up, and know your home as a buyer not as a homeowner. 1.   Kitchen...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 6
What a difference! A 'winding path' to your front door says,  "BUY ME"! A nice winding path to the front door says "Come on in" Forcing a buyer to enter your front door by first walking up your driveway is harsh! The driveway entrance says, go away, this is not a friendly home. Even with a nice h...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 0
PROPERTY DETAILS $230,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 214019388Bedrooms: 4Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 2Sq ft: 2852Lot Size: 163x239Style: Cape CodGarage: 2 CarHeat Source: ElectricTaxes: $4779.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Lots of living space in this Cape Cod home near Grove City. Large eat-in kitchen w...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 118
Listing agents have long pleaded with sellers to vacate the premises during showings.  Agents have agreed to accompany all showings in an effort to placate their seller clients, agents have purchased expensive electronic key boxes and subscribed to monthly access services to open said key boxes, ...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 67
     One of the last things I want my customers to ever say to me is, “That was creepy.”  But, it happened last weekend.        In preparation of a new listing, I like my clients to view the competition to really get a good feel for showing and pricing.   After all, the hard numbers don’t always...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 5
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)
Comments 2
  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 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)
Comments 0
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price REDUCED     Beautiful lot located only moments from I-95 for the commuter and very close to NEW CONSTRUCTION currently underway or upcoming or newer homes already   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 What is Your ...
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)
Comments 1
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Gorgeous Mercedes Ascott Bay 3 Pool home on oversized corner lot. Call us today. This will not last long!   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie W...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
Comments 18
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)
Comments 1
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...