Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 24
Conquistador Condo Stuart Under Contract Conquistador Condo Building 12 Unit 305 is now pending.  Thank you to the many agents that have shown this unit. Exceptionally well maintained condo in a vibrant 55+ community with multiple pools, active clubhouse and a 2 acre waterfront plaza on the banks...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Join me this weekend, August 2nd & 3rd, 2014 for an Open House in San Elijo Hills in the city of San Marcos, CA from 1pm - 4pm.Hosted by Jazmin Tamayo at Solutions Real Estate 619-822-5772  Address: 1460 Clearview Way, San Marcos CA 92078   DONT MISS THIS RARE 4 BEDROOM UNIT IN WESTRIDGE!  ...
By Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
Comments 4
YES, it can be done! You can stop foreclosure in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Fort Lauderdale,  Florida.   If you are a homeowner who is is struggling to pay your mortgage because of a long term job loss, divorce, decreased income or any other type of hardship then you can stop foreclosure.  ...
By Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
Comments 3
YES, it can be done! You can stop foreclosure in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Fort Lauderdale,  Florida.   If you are a homeowner who is is struggling to pay your mortgage because of a long term job loss, divorce, decreased income or any other type of hardship then you can stop foreclosure.  ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 89
Sorry.  The house went under contract late last evening.  It's gone. It's tough for a buyer's agent to have to tell their buyer/client "Sorry, the listing agent just called and they accepted an offer late last evening.  The house is gone." The prospective buyer's first i...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 42
The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615,000 I received a call from a client who asked me "Are you following the news? Do you know the average price of a home in San Jose is $615,000.00?"  He went on to say that he only wants $ [price intentionally omitted] whi...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 5
Over 95% of home buyers start their home search online.  When they see a home that Amanda and I  have listed, here's what they see:     *  Professional Photography - This is incredibly important.  Quality pictures are key to showcasing your home in the best and most accurate light.     Here a...
By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Comments 6
Top Five Reasons You May Not Get Top Dollar For Your Home     For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them! Selling At The Wro...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 27
Be Alert for Thieves at Open Houses   Northern Virginia agents have received a notice that a couple is making it a practice to steal personal property at open houses. This couple enters an open house and tells the agent that they are in a hurry. They split and then steal items. Listing agents and...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie is so proud to finally announce after months of negotiation that we have a NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION custom builder coming back to Port St Lucie that has been one of the America's premier builders for over 30 years. The Kevin ...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 20
The Naked Truth about Selling Your Own Home – Don't Expose Yourself! A man in Texas decided he did not need a REALTOR to help him sell is home. He went around to take pictures of the home, of course being in the privacy of his own home he did this naked. What he did not realize is that he was...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 18
What Did The Agent Really Say??? A post on ActiveRain (no reblog possible) this morning reminded me of an experience when I was a new agent, licensed for about 6 months . The home was listed for sale in Bowie, in Prince George's County MD.  I met the seller through phone duty.  I was selling ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 4
Average Selling Price in Southeast Katy is up 27.2% from last Year   REAL ESTATE MARKET QUICK NEWS FOR SOUTHEAST KATY OR PART OF MLS AREA 36.   This is certainly great news for home sellers in Southeast section of MLS area 36 in Katy. The dividing line for east and west Katy is highway 99.   The ...
By Jennifer Fitze, CDPE, ABR, SFR
(Keller Williams American Premier Realty)
Comments 1
Jennifer Fitze, Realtor, CDPE, ABR, SFR, Keller Williams American Premier Realty   Direct: 443-504-7830, Office: 443-512-0090, Website: www.JensMDhomesearch.com   Just SOLD in 5 Days OVER list price!!   114 Leslie Avenue, Nottingham, MD 21236     114 Leslie Avenue, Nottingham, MD 21236   This gre...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 12
A Creepy Crawling Feeling While Walking Through a San Jose Home In preparing to list a San Jose home for sale today I visited the property to assess the work that needs to be done. I had a pretty good idea because the house has been vacant for over 10 months. It is in the low 90's in San Jose...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 11
    Oversized Hernando Beach Waterfront Lot with Gulf Access for Sale! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Here is another great opportunity to own a piece of the Sunshine State and enjoy waterfront living in a great community! This Hernando Beach waterfront lot ...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 2
Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL. Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL.   Million Dollar homes for sale in Weston FL... $500K to 1000K homes for sale in Weston FL...   Right now Weston-FL, is all of a sudden turning into a haven for the rich and the famous. Many of t...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
Comments 3
JUST REDUCED to $234,900 | 4 bd, 3ba home in Bloomington, St George UT 1416 W Monticello Dr. St George UT 84790 FOR SALE Very comfortable 2045 s.f. home located in desirable Bloomington Country Club neighborhood. 4 bedrooms or 3+ den, 3 baths, 2 car garage, tile & wood floors, lots of storage...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
Comments 2
  9634 Shannon Lane Manassas 20110   Open   Sunday August 3, 2014   1:00 PM to 4:00 PM       ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with more than 30 years experience as real estate professionals serving Woodbridge, Manassas, Du...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 17
 Sometimes, after a home inspection, the buyer will advance a list of items that they would like fixed according to what the inspection revealed.  It can be BIG things that could be considered defects...things like health and safety concerns ...the furnace that unknowingly spews cardon monoxide, ...