Home Selling

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By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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Michael Sorensen represented the sellers of this home.  *SOLD* 4323 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com MICHAEL SORENSEN - REMAX CITY CHICAGO TEL: (773) 987-8224 - TEL: (847) 696-1664 I SOLD 160+ LISTINGS CLOSED SINCE 2009www.msorensen.illinoisproperty.com ...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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*SOLD* 2120 Oak Leaf Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home.  VIRTUAL TOUR: www.tourfactory.com/998686  OUTSTANDING! HIGHLY UPGRADED. MOVE-IN CONDITION. 3 BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS PLUS 1 IN FINISHED BASEMENT OR OFFICE, 2.5 BATHS. HUGE FAMILY ROOM. VAULTED CEILING...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
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My first open house with the Empire Realty Group will be held &/27/14 form 1pm to 3pm at 203 Woodsmoke Lane Greece Gorgeous!! Totally Professionally Redone!!3Bdrm W/Mstr Bath,Fam Rm w/Fireplce,First Floor Laundry!! ALL NEW: Thermo Windows,Roof,Seemless Gutters,Alum/Vinyl Soffits,Ext/Int Paint...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Real Estate Market Time Lowest in Years The Evanston IL Real Estate Market time is the lowest in years. So far in 2014 the time on the market until a home or condo sells is an average of 79 days down 43% from last year, 2013 when it was 140 days and 2012 when it was 168 days.  If you ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Want to know why I do not want to stage this house? The last thing anyone in business wants to do is turn business away, but I made the above statement to an agent recently. “Want to know why I do not want to stage this house.” Home staging isn’t just about moving furniture around; bringing in a ...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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The Henry County listings aren’t dominated by any particular kind of seller—like local listings everywhere, all kinds of homeowners are represented. One attribute they generally have in common is the motivation to make their sale happen quickly. Sometimes that’s because they have settled on a new...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Wisconsin 2014 June Home Sales Report     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center               2014 June Home Sales Report State Home Sales Increase in June as Prices Stabilize Downloadable 2014 June Home Sales Report Downloadable 2014 June ...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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The 7 Most Unaffordable Cities for Real Estate in the USA (And 3 Affordable Gems!)   As prices continue to rise across the board with everything from food to gas, it’s no wonder that real estate prices are high in many cities across the USA. While this is the case for a large number of cities, th...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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140 Erie Road, Columbus, OH 43214 $220000.00 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: Active   Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Sqft: 1744.00 MLS#: 214033073 Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Own a historic home on a quiet Clintonvi...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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Hire the Agent Who Thinks Like a Buyer When Marketing Your Franklin TN Home You've decided to sell your Franklin TN home. The next step is hiring an agent for the job. You know your neighbor is a real estate agent and your sister's husband Joe knows an agent but how do you decide to find ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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 Successful real estate transactions don't just happen....they are the result of a lot of hard work. Most sellers feel overwhelmed at the amount of mental and physical energy required to get their home sold.  Every listing, in every price range, in every location has it's own issues that ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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First Impressions Start Outside the Home with Curb Appeal!              CURB APPEAL is the primary piece of advice I give my sellers. When buyers approach a home, they will form an immediate opinion about it, which means they probably have an opinion on it before they get inside.   If the "c...
    So, you have your house on the market.. And it's just not selling! Buyers flood your home for showings, but no offers have come through. That can get frustrating quickly..    Remember-- it may not be the price that drives them away! Sometimes, people just can't see past the little th...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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Open House: July 26, Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Somers Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here...
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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Every agent operates differently under his or her own way of doing business, but this Sacramento real estate agent takes her listings under defined criteria that some will find odd. Not every listing has to sell if the seller isn't eager to sell it, and not every seller wants to sell a listin...
By Denise Dimares, Realtor, Investor Serving DC and MD
(Exit Bennett Realty)
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  It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Upper Marlboro.  Although you can make a case for doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise and even licensure are recommended.   At the end of the day, selling an Upper Marlboro home is a true team ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~11612 Sweet Basil Ct. 7/27/14 2-4p www.11612sweetbasil.com Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 11612 Sweet Basil Ct. Austin, TX 78726, during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, July 27th from 2-4pm.   11612 Sweet Basil Ct. Austin, TX 78726  is located ...
By David Raesz, Your Key To Results in Your Next Move
(Keller Williams Raesz Team)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth? Austin Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale For Sellers For Buyers Get Your Homes Value Here Sign Up For Free Email Updates Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale   David Raesz David Raesz and The Raesz Team 512-794-6635 Questions?Sc...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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I need you to be present at every listing. When taking a listing, part of our job requires us to explain to sellers how each demand they make affects a buyer trying to see the house. As was commented in another post by Beth Atalay shoes off is common, and in our area we provide booties to wear ov...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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Here's a handy dandy tip for buyers and sellers of real estate. Don't discuss the offer and negotiation you're going through, real time, on social media. You'd be surprised to know that the buyer, the seller and each of their real estate agents actually are reading and gauging the...