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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 50
I saw an infographic recently which was titled "How Did Home Sellers Handle Multiple Offers?" that was published by the California Association of Realtors, and it makes for a timely article for people who are selling a home in Tallahassee. While our market is not "on fire" like many markets in Ca...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 73
OK You've Done It Now, The Alarm is Going Off. It has happened more than once and it is one of the most dreaded outcomes of a showing. You the agent listened very carefully and even wrote down on paper the instructions for showing but for some reason the sequence or a detail for disarming the sec...
By Aaron Browning, Your Home Sold In 60 Days Guaranteed!
(Browning Homes Group)
Comments 0
The Browning Homes Group is breaking records in the sought after Shannon Station neighborhood in West Springfield, VA. We just sold 9007 Kerrydale Ct in 2 days for $22,100 over list price. It sold for $412,000 which is the highest price in Shannon Station in over 7 years. Call us today at 571-234...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 6
   Showing Property Etiquettes for Sellers & Buyers.   It’s 1 pm on Friday. A buyer’s agent phones up a listing agent and says “I have a client that wants to see one of his listed properties at 3 pm.   However, the listing agent explains, the sellers of the property have three small children in t...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 5
Last week a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) told me that he wanted/needed to save money on the sale of his home so he wasn't going to use a Realtor and that if he needed any help or questions answered that he'd simply have the title company help him. FSBO's or anyone else can get help from their local t...
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 33
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 Robert Hulme, Utah County Real Estate
(Home Buyer Realty Utah, LLC)
Comments 1
Salt Lake City Horse Property in Riverton, Utah Riverton, Utah - 1 Acre Horse Property - Salt Lake Real Estate Utah Real Estate Listing on the WFRMLS $449,900 13423 S. Lovers Lane  Riverton, Utah 840654096 Sq. Ft., 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, 1 Acre Horse Property Country Setting in Salt Lake City, Gr...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 58
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 Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
(Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
Comments 4
Are Open Houses a Waste of Time? As I was sitting in a coffee shop on Easter Sunday, I looked out the window and saw an open house sign.   My initial thought was who in their right mind would host an open house on Easter weekend?  The debate regarding the value of open houses has been discussed f...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction Builder Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
The Kevin B Tolbert Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie is excited to present you with the year to date market report for the Port St Lucie, FL 34952 area. Not very many areas in the country if any are matching the incredible growth rate of this incredible area of Port St Lucie, FL 34...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Your Home, Family, & Investment. We Understand.
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
Comments 0
Morrison Ranch Highlands Resort Style Home for Sale Agoura Hills CA This home is pristine Morrison Ranch Highlands at its best and on one of the most sought after streets in the development. You will enter a slice of serene paradise as you walk up the front steps and into the vaulted entry with g...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 70
When it comes to looking at houses For Sale, no day seems to be sacred any longer. A buyer called and asked to see a Home Listed For Sale on Easter Sunday. I asked if they realized it was Easter and they told me "Of course, that is when our parents are visiting from out of town, and seeing they a...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Comments 8
  Homes for sale in Stroudsburg PA, Beautiful Home in Northgate Estates!     SOPHISTICATED BEAUTY IN NORTHGATE ESTATES!   Highly sought after neighborhood! Close to town and like new condition all describe the allure of this Lovely home in Stroudsburg. Come home to relax in style.   Curl up in y...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Just Listed in Bonaire GA in Windsor Heights Subdivision Windsor Heights Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,963 heated square feet and was just listed in Bonaire GA in Windsor Heights Subdivision. Built in 2012, this home has plenty of space and a large fenced ya...
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 166
     Bad neighbors can be more than a nuisance - they can kill your chances of selling your house.  Obnoxious neighbors can wreck the value of nearby houses, dropping comparable prices by 10% or more.        10 of the worst offenders: Barking or vicious dogs. Cars on blocks, abandoned vehicles, ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 11
Menomonee Falls Real Estate Report 3/18/14-4/18/14,Kristin Johnston             Menomonee Falls Real Estate Report By Kristin Johnston, Remax, ABR        Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Menomonee Falls, WI For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI   My name ...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 10
Easter Sunday Showings A lot of people in my market were planning on having a day off today, agents, buyers and sellers.  After all, it is a major Christian holiday, akin to Christmas.  I personally think Christmas gets more weight because it's become a secular holiday as well.  Nonetheless, expe...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 10
Spring is a Time for Change Spring is definitely in the air in Clarksville TN. I know it is so because the tree pollen has decided to let loose all at once and the trees have budded almost overnight. The flowers are in bloom and the grass is greening up. Everything is taking on a new look with a ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 0
  Don't Expect Anyone to Rely on an Outdated Appraisal   Every so often, a real estate client comes to me with an old, out-of-date appraisal.  They point to that stale appraisal and say, "this will give you a good idea of what my house is worth".  And some of the appraisals handed to me by client...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 3
  Home Sales in Timber Pines, Spring Hill Florida for March 2014 Real estate market data for the Timber Pines community in Spring Hill, Florida provided by  Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty    Homes Sales in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida The Timber Pines real estate market currently is ...