Home Selling

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By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 14
I read an article recently about a new wave in Staging that focuses on selling a 'lifestyle'  as well as the features of the house. Lifestyle Staging included setting up games, setting tables, leaving a book by a chair, trays on beds etc. They wanted the buyer to feel that the seller had just lef...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 48
One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
    THINKING OF SELLING?   Best Tip's so Your Home Shows WellMany buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 42
Explaining your Worth at a Listing Opportunity  In Denver, homes are selling very quickly and typically seeing multiple offers.   With this knowledge, Sellers are beginning to think it is very easy to get a home sold, so they are trying very hard to negotiate your commission. They need us even mo...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 20
   Address: 615 Elk Ln Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-4671 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1405945           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 ABR,e-PRO  RE/MA...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 21
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11125 Comiso Pala Path ~Canyon Creek~Sunday April 19th 1-3pm www.11125comisopala.comBuyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11125 Comiso Pala Path, Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, April 19th ...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
Comments 0
  Here are five ways to get your house ready to sell.   Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up wit...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 71
Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
                                         The market has changed.......Has Your Home Value changed.                                                   Are you wondering how much your home is worth ?                                                             Having an agent walk through the home an...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 0
Freddie Mac Predicts Brisk Spring Home Sales If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, there’s good news from Freddie Mac. The mortgage market giant is predicting 2015 will be a terrific year for home sales.“Between now and the end of June, we'll see about 40 percent of all home sale...
The business of real estate is a cut throat business filled with complicated twists and turns, and veterans of the field will attest to that. For ordinary people like you and me, trying to understand the business is as greek as the salad you had for lunch.  ;)Simple Fact 1: There are only 2 facto...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 46
Space- The Final Frontier- Or What Not to Forget When Selling Your House. The key to staging your house is not how it’s decorated.  It’s all about the SPACE.  Even a home that has been impeccably decorated can be too taste specific when it’s time to sell. Remember... you’re selling a lifestyle, n...
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)
Comments 2
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Build you dream home today! No MANDATORY MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED with THIS LOT!   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS       CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 108 SE Rio Palermo, Port St Lucie, FL 34984   108 SE Rio Palermo P...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
 Accepted Offer, MLS 1412137Owner of 50+ years offers this 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch, on almost an acre, in the town of Burlington! Backyard has fruit bearing trees including apple, plum and cherry! Lot is adjacent to a cul de sac and wetlands too! Great location, very private, yet convenient as we...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 1
When the first spring day comes along (as opposed to the first day of spring), a goodly proportion of Henry County’s residents feel the annual pull toward the garden store aisles. Even those who’ve stoutly resisted ordering seeds, gardening tools, or any of the other back yard paraphernalia the c...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 45
A couple of years ago I wrote a post, Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Don't Sabotage Your Own Sale.  Although they tend to blame the market and/or their agent, the failure to sell a home is often at the hands of the sellers....something I like to call Seller Sabotage.Sellers sabotage their sale...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
Don’t Be Scared Away By What You See on Reality TV.  I love the home and garden shows that can be seen on television. It is a good way to bring the topics of home improvement and updating as well as home staging to the public. However, as with most reality shows, there has to be a certain amount ...
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.comMarket Insider - Get the Real Estate data to put you in controlHave you ever asked yourself, w...
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)
Comments 1
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   JUST SOLD     ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CLOSING! Beautiful lot on street in hottest area of Port St Lucie with prices now rising dramatically once again.   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS       What is Your Home Worth?   972 SW Jasper Aven...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 7
This week's edition of the most expensive home sold in Arizona comes to us from Paradise Valley. Built in the exclusive neighborhood of Mummy Mountain Park this modern and stylish luxury home is over 12,000 square feet in size and is situated on over 2 acres! The straight lines and huge glass doo...