Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 21
  You just got the call.  He's coming at 9 am tomorrow just after the kids go off to school! He will only be here for 15 minutes.   Here comes that damned gurgly belly again.  Oh no, oh no, oh no, what do I do?? Remember when you ratified your contract and your mother said to you, "Well, Honey, n...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 2
The message my good friend Loan Officer Vincent Redd sent me reminded me to share the difference between a market evaluation and an appraisal. Appraisals can be done before procuring a Buyer to help a Seller to determine the value of  a home, but they won't be accepted by a Buyer's Lender if pai...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 52
 Three times in the last two weeks I have entered homes with buyers who were almost immediately turned off by the darkness within.  In all cases, it was just a matter of shades, blinds or drapes being drawn in combination with a lack of sufficient lighting to begin with.  All the buyers made comm...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comHomes and Condominiums For Sale near Olympic Beach in EdmondsThe Olympic Beach area of Edmonds is ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
   In what seems like another lifetime,  I owned a marketing agency and had the honor and pleasure of working with many businesses of different sizes and nature...from retail and consumer services to business to business products and services. I spent time in other agencies writing copy, doing ac...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 15
From Ramschackle Roost to Yowzer Wowzer! I have had a few homes that I have been asked to come out and evaluate prior to listing the home.  One in particular came to mind.  I arrived at the home and everything looked OK on the outside.  The minute that I stepped into the home however, I knew that...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 19
   Address: 2508 N Dousman ST 2510 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212-3017 Taxed by: Milwaukee MLS #: 1407586           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 AB...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 20
Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 19
So the Home Buyers' Agent Can't Get It Done What Then? The scenario is that in the house buy the buyers' agent can not seem to get the offer right, understand multiple offer situations, deadlines and what is required from the buyer.  Can you tell it is another part time real estate agent that doe...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 13
2 Elm Street #202, San Carlos 94070 - SOLD and closed escrowLottie Kendall, of Today Sotheby's International Realty, listed and effectively marketed 2 Elm Street, #202, San Carlos, setting a new price record for the Spring Valley Homeowner Association.3 strong offers were received after only 5 da...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 21
Three of our new greenbelt listings went under contract this past week! They are located off Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222.  These prestigious communities are minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum and the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residen...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 9
SUPER SPACIOUS CONTEMPORARYCome Take A Look!!115 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton, CT 06897$850,000   High Ceilings...Huge AtriumTons of Natural Light with these cool contemporary skylights!!Need a South west Wilton address for the commute? A wonderful contemporary with so much space. A HUGE atrium whic...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 1
Looking to sell your house in Washington DC or even Bowie MD,Upper Marlboro MD or even Fort Washington MD,you definitely want to hire a professional home stager who will make the house appealing to ready,willing and able home buyers who are looking to buy a home for sale in Washington DC or other...
By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
Very pleased to announce the successful sale of Homestead #11 at Eagle Ridge Ranch in the beautiful Ohio Creek Valley just north of Gunnison Colorado. Homestead #11 aka 2200 Eagle Hill Road features an exquisite 4,000 sq. ft. three-level modern mountain home with outstanding unobstructed views in...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 3
How much do you need to know about me as your real estate agent?  Do you know my religion?  Do you know my political party affiliation?Do you know the things I hate about our local government?  Am I racist?  Am I gay?  Am I straight?You don't need to know any of those things about me.  Because no...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 2
OPEN HOUSE For New Listing: 5 Bed Country Charmer w/ Pool & Horse Stalls! OPEN HOUSE!May 23, Saturday - 1-4 PM  717 S Pandora DR Gilbert, AZ 85296 $500,000 Photos Coming Soon 5283771 Residential Single Family - Detached Active Beds/Baths: 5 / 2.75 Bedrooms Plus: 5 Approx SqFt: 3,155 / Owner Price...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 15
Selling your Charlotte area home? Thinking about selling your Charlotte area home? Then you need to think about curb appeal! Buyers often make up their minds about your home in the 30-60 seconds it takes them to walk up to your front door. There's truth to the expression that you never get a seco...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 3
Are their any benefits to Inspecting your home Before you list it for sale? There is a Manchester NH area Agent who a seller reported is making home owners do this. I may not agree with making every home owner go through a full blown inspection before listing. There are certainly some benefits Io...
By Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties)
Comments 2
202 Fontainebleau, O'Fallon, IL - SOLD!Congratulations to the new home owners of this full brick ranch on full basementin the heart of O'Fallon, Illinois!A lovely home perfect for a family who wishes to be in a community with small town feel, yet conveniently located to city amenities and feature...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 2
Everyone is welcome to my open house! Bring in your family and friends. Amazing Opportunity For First Time Home Buyers - Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Semi In The Highly Desirable, Family Friendly Neighborhood Of Etobicoke West Mall. Close To Schools, Centennial Park, Etobicoke Olympium Newly Re...