Home Selling

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By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Wellington Lakes in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report December 2014   Wellington Lakes in Wellington Fl is a lovely lake front community of single family homes.     Homes for sale in Wellington Lakes are a blend of one story, two story, and ranch-style homes.  These homes were built ...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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January in Pembroke Pines, Fl is synonymous with one epic event: country music radio station WKIS' Chili Cook-off extravaganza! Held the last Sunday of the month, this annual Chili competition brings together 140 chili recipe contestants/teams and awesome concerts by some of the leading singers ...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
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Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  Another HomeRome Teaser   If you have been following me, you know I love to sell unusual or older homes. The more unique, the more fun and I love a challenge.  Last week I went out to interview for a listing. They were 100% sure they wanted to sell their house but needed to check out one more a...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Rhonda Hollifield, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this co...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 1
6AM HotList _$675 Monthly No Bank Qualifying 4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home    Available for Occupancy January 30, 2015 -    Reserve Now For Rent Discounts! $675 Monthly / 4br - 1317ft2 - ▐► RED HOT LISTING!! Lease Option Home Special in Summerville 4-2.5(Park Hill Subdivision)  **  2014 Earl...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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I have heard a lot of questions while listing and selling real estate, however yesterday a home seller in the Manchester NH area whose home I took my Buyer through, said NO to a second showing when we made the request to see the home again on Thursday.   To set the scene I was representing a buye...
By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
Comments 3
    11808 NE 202nd Ave, Brush Prairie, WA 98606 $427,200 Now Pending!Single Family Home4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,514 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s)More Photos and Additional Info Auction Property - Classy Home on 1 Acre Auction bargain - dates TBD on Homesearch.com! Hockinson home...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Gordon Park Subdivision is located off of East Jackson Blvd just west of Middleton Run Road in Elkhart, Indiana. Gordon Park Subdivision is located on the North Side of the Road in Concord Township.  Children who live here, that attend public schools, will register with Elkhart Community Schools....
By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Sunday Open House At 8 Galora Ln., Ladera Ranch Open From Noon to 4 PM Offered at $1,499,900 Come by and see this wonderful 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 3710 sf home. This home is perfect for entertaining note the out door kitchen and fireplace. Note the large Family Room Come by and see this home Sunday 1...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
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Aspen Village (San Antonio) Condo is Now Under Contract   I wrote about a condo unit in the Aspen Village complex going on the market in October 2014. It is now under contract and scheduled to Close on January 14, 2015.   Many condo units in San Antonio are very desirable due to their relative lo...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
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  Park Slope Brooklyn Multi family home for sale just sold and Closed by Fillmore Real Estate Ave Js office   6th Ave in Park Slope Brooklyn is where you'll find this lovely 2 family home sold   When you are ready to buy or sell a home for sale in Park Slope Brooklyn call ust at 718-253-9600   Fi...
By Carmela Pereira, Sales Associate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
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The roads are fine! Don't let the weather preventing you from viewing this home tomorrow from 1-3 PM. This spacious colonial sits on almost a 1/2 acre of property on a quiet cul-de-sac in scenic Sparta. Only minutes away from Lake Mohawk and major highways.     JUST REDUCED $355,000! MOTIVATED SE...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 14
Last night while I was out at dinner I got a voice mail.  It was from a past customer.  She was a buyer and at the time of her purchase buyers were not yet represented in Georgia as clients.  All agents were either an agent or a sub-agent for the seller.  We were however required to treat them fa...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 31
What Do Buyer Agents Know About Selling Homes   Turns out-quite a lot!  As Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge, we tour lots and lots of houses. We walk to Metro with our clients to understand their daily commute. We visit farmers markets and local restaurants to get the feel of the communit...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 49
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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What is the best thing to do in order to sell a home? What would you do?Make it "SMILE"! A baby's smile is inviting, your home should be also You heard right! Same as a cute baby, or in an interview. Smile, sparkle, make the interviewer like you. Same thing with your home, to attract a buyer....m...