Home Selling

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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 53
Staging FAQ’s: Does My Home Have to be Perfect to Sell It? Often when I see Home Staging photos, the homes look like a model home. Get real!  No one lives like that! When I’m providing a staging consultation, I sense when the homeowner is concerned that they will have to turn their home into a “s...
By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
Comments 39
The other week, a colleague and I were talking about how challenging it can be to find a way to repurpose and recycle household items. Once you've outgrown an appliance or a dated electronic, it's time to consider where to put them besides out by the curb.   As a home stager, I run into this ques...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 29
I came across an article about the use of pocket listings by real estate agents that could very well shed some light on why closed home sales continue to increase, all the while new contracts continually post lower numbers. In case you missed our first article in this series, please see the start...
By Charles McDonald
(Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions)
Comments 19
Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas. You’ve decided on a house and everything is moving smoothly towards settlement, so the next logical step is to break all of the moving parts into easy to follow steps to make it a success. Here are some tips to help you avoid, or mini...
By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Comments 3
Last night I was checking in with the seller of a new listing I have coming up about how they are doing with their home preparation.  They had decided to add some hardwood to areas but needed to replace some old wood in the kitchen as well to tie it all in.  I asked how it looked and he couldn't ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 11
Stylish home with a backyard paradise JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek   www.9705cinnabar.com     Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek!   9705 Cinnabar Trail,  Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned communit...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
Pewaukee Real Estate Market 3/23/14 to 4/23/14, Kristin Johnston, Remax   Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Home Sales,Pewaukee Remax                                                                      Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, Remax Realto...
Homes for Sale in Central Park in Lakewood RanchFind homes for sale in Central Park in Lakewood Ranch.  If you are considering selling your home in Central Park, find out how much your home is worth in today’s market. Neal Communities has created six distinctive, family and budget friendly neighb...
By Walter Abolsky, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate
(OCEANFRONT REALTY)
Comments 0
Carlton Terrace condos for Sale,1 New Listings-1 Recently Reduced, 10245 Collins Av - FL 33154     New Listings in Carlton Terrace Condo Bal Harbour Miami Unit 6G For Sale at $255,000 listed 20 day(s) ago. Recently Reduced Listings - Take Advantage of these Deals Unit 7G For Sale at $234,000 Pric...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 12
FAQ Should I submit an offer before my house is on the market?   This past week I received a phone call from an agent whose clients have an interest in a home going on the market next week. They were in a hurry to see the home this week and wanted to set up a viewing time before it went on the ma...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale Green REALTOR
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
Comments 9
The Nosy Neighbor Last weekend I had the privilege of showing homes to the future son-in-law and daughter of an existing client. They are a wonderful couple and we had a lot of fun driving together, cracking jokes, and naming houses we had seen as we went along.   They have a good amount of money...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 13
For SALE ~ 771 SW 148th Ave #1311 Sunrise FL 33325 by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties       Click HERE to see the virtual tour of this fabulous home.   KEY FEATURES:   Lovable and a perfect location, sitting between Weston & Davie. Completely new kitchen cabinets and counters. New stain...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 14
  Selling Your Home? Don't Play the Role of a REALTOR®...   With so much online information there are some sellers entertaining the idea of listing their home for sale without a REALTOR®. They think they can play the role of REALTOR® and sell their home easily.   Although, when it comes down to s...
By Jill Winchel, Your Middle TN Realtor, Specializing in Brentwood
(SilverPointe Properties 615-504-1185)
Comments 5
Garage Sale Tips  It’s that time of year when spring cleaning begins and everyone ends up with a pile of stuff that they don’t use or need. Or you may be moving soon and don’t want to pack extra items that you don’t use or need. You could certainly donate those items to a worthy cause but if you ...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Comments 10
  Pocono Lakefront Living at an Affordable Price on Stillwater Lake!     Owning a Lakefront Home on Stillwater Lake is Pure Pleasure.  All the views are phenomenal. When you live on a 330 acre Lake the possibilities are endless.   Pocono Lakefront Living at an Affordable Price on Stillwater Lake...
By Gary & Melynda Wolter, Wolter Team Realtors, CRS 319-350-7901
(Iowa Realty)
Comments 0
Top 10 Facts (no opinions here) that the For Sale By Owner company doesn't want you to know. Fact #1- Realtors sell your house for more money in less time. (Don't spend 5-10 months on mortgage payments trying to save a commission.) You may also lose your low interest rate waiting to sell, costing...
By Walter Abolsky, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate
(OCEANFRONT REALTY)
Comments 1
Kenilworth condos for Sale,0 New Listings-1 Recently Reduced, 10205 Collins Av - FL 33154   New Listings in Kenilworth Condo Bal Harbour Miami   Recently Reduced Listings - Take Advantage of these Deals Unit 602 For Sale at $1,195,000 Price Reduced By (-9.6%)     Arlen House condo Sunny Isles Bea...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 13
If you truly loved me, you would buy a (New Home) to raise our family   Old homes & New homes, which ones are your favorite? The price of resale homes has risen in Las Vegas over the last couple years. And with the jump in Spring prices it's become worse. There are New Homes being built all over ...
By Saul Mendoza, Real Estate Agent, Investor & Marketing Rockstar
Comments 0
Types of Listing Contracts A listing contract is an agreement between you and a licensed real estate broker that authorizes the broker to represent you in the process of selling your home. There are several different types of listing contracts, but very few of them are used. The most common one u...
By Walter Abolsky, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate
(OCEANFRONT REALTY)
Comments 0
One Bal Harbour condos for Sale,3 New Listings-1 Recently Reduced, 10185 Collins Av - FL 33154   New Listings in The Plaza Condo Bal Harbour Miami Unit 1112 For Sale at $355,500 listed 16 day(s) ago.Unit 923 For Sale at $375,000 listed 20 day(s) ago.Unit 1211 For Sale at $580,000 listed 2 day(s) ...