Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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          List My Home in Shubenacadie       Hello my name is Larry Matthews and I've been selling real estate in Shubenacadie Nova Scotia now for almost 40 years.This delightful bungalow pictured above is only 3 years old and next door to the golf course. I do a lot of marketing directed toward...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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"Can I forbid a Specific Agent from showing my home?" asked the Seller.    There may be reasons why a Seller distrusts or dislikes specific Realtors ....a family member with whom there has been a falling out...a bad experience...whatever the reason.  Indeed, it is the Seller's home and they may ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Just Listed in Warner Robins GA in Harvest Pointe Subdivision Harvest Pointe Property and Community Information Cheaper than renting! This home for sale has 1,478 heated square feet and was just listed in Warner Robins GA in Harvest Pointe Subdivision. Built in 2007, this property is show ready a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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These defects may make a home for sale less desireable to many home buyers, the bottom line is: Is this home PRICED for condition? If the home is priced for condition, it's competitive. Value of a property for sale is a combination of price, location and condition when compared to other homes in ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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My guess is some people just don't want to to do the necessary work when it is time to to sell their home.  The reason homes are not "at their best" when they go on the market vary by seller. Still, if a home is listed for sale by a competent real estate agent, the reason will likely not be becau...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Home Security -While it is Listed   When a Seller has made the decision to list their home, it is time to review security of the home.    Who will be coming through?     Are my things safe?    Do I need a safe for my jewelery?    Will the buyers go through the drawers?   In reviewing security at...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Homes for Sale in the PGA Village area of Saint Lucie West, FL Why Do People Live here? PGA Village is a private community with 2,511 homes and approximate 3,000 acres. PGA Village features thirty-six distinctive upscale neighborhoods situated for privacy with scenic panoramic water and golf cou...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Janice Ankrett wrote this great post describing how and why a Home Staging Consult is of value to home sellers. As a Home Staging professional in New Hampshire, I can confirm that a consult transforms what was once an overwhelming process into a completely manageable one.  "Beacon of hope" or "gu...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Plantation House Condo Indian River Plantation Sold Suite 309 in Plantation House has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater realty team for $362,500. Enjoy the beach casual lifestyle at Indian River Plantation from this 3rd floor 2 bedroom – 2 bath oceanfront condominium on Hutchinson Island. T...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Chappaqua Homes for Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Search All 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   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 91...
By Ron and Kat Becker, #1 Top Selling Team in our Market
(The Becker Group ~ Real Estate Agents)
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Click here -> Antioch Waterfront Home to see this more details on this great buy being offered by The Becker Group 2 lakefront homes for price of 1! Live in 1, rent out other or make it a family get away. 100'+ on Lake Marie & the Chain o' Lakes. Main home features 2 bedrooms, 2 remodeled ceramic...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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  Avoid these ways of being tricked as a home seller... Real estate professional Scott Godzyk has some good advice for home sellers. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Will you get a Treat or a Trick when it comes time to List your home For Sale. With Halloween right ar...
By Jorge Martinez, Fairfax County Realtor
(Long & Foster)
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 Don't let a HELOC loan ruin your home selling plans.    Not too long ago, I've heard the story of a friend of the family who's house had no more equity and was unable to sell it. She borrowed against her house to help her three children to college.  I also read in the Washington Post, you can re...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Short Sales are the one part of Real Estate you may find more TRICKS than Treats if it is not done right7 form the start. Here in The Manchester NH area as well as across the country Home Owners who make a classic mistake, can skip the "Treat" of an approval and get Rejected. Short Sales have dec...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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                  Sell Your House For Free with Our Zero Percent Listing Fee! Save Your Equity! Doesn’t that sound like a great option to have when you sell your home? Wouldn’t you like to have extra money from the sale of your home for your vacation, retirement, investment portfolio or even new...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Greenleaf Manor Subdivision is located on Bristol Street east of Osolo Road.  Greenleaf Manor Subdivision  is located on the north side of the road in OsoloTownship, Elkhart Indiana. Children who live in Greenleaf Manor Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Scho...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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Closed on 8/15/14 for $212,000 OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionMarket Stats $212,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,140 sqft Location 8036 Twin Oaks Dr.Broadview Heights, OH 44147USA Barb Szabo ReMax Trinity(440) 263-7496barbmszabo@gmail.comhttp://www.barbaraszabo...
By Tammy Adams, Are You Looking to Sell or Buy in Maricopa?
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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One Good Tip for Selling Your Home   If you are like most folks, you come home after a long day, pull into your driveway, hit the magic button, garage door opens, you pull in and head into the house via the garage.  Day in day out this is what you do. Like most homeowners. After all, one of our f...
By Tammy Adams, Are You Looking to Sell or Buy in Maricopa?
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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White Walls vs Painted Walls   So you’ve decided you want to sell your home and now you are faced with the question of whether or not to paint the walls you are so proud of. You know, the mustard yellow kitchen, the bright pink princess room you did for your daughter or maybe the turquoise bathro...
By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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Showing homes yesterday, I ran across a listing my clients wanted to see. The owner has had a homemade sign on the highway since the Korean War, so he obviously needs some help here. I called about showing. The agent, who is excellent, told me it would probably be fine but she would check. She fu...