Home Selling

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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 78
Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% or 6 % if you sell your home yourself.  You may save a portion of the commissions, but since over 90% of the For Sale By Owner homes are sold by Realtors, you may very well end up paying the...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 87
As a Home Stager in New Hampshire I help sellers prepare their homes for sale.  I educate home sellers and listing agents on the power and importance of preparation.  Preparing a home for sale is imortant because most buyers can't see potential. They determine a home's value based on what is pres...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 26
The way that people use to buy a home has changed, and that means your home selling plan must change if you want to get top dollar when it comes time to sell. This change is not exactly recent, it crept into the Tallahassee housing market as homebuyers switched to the internet (from using real es...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
JUST SOLD 457 SE Guava Terrace, Port Saint Lucie, FL Another Success SOLD: Perfect site to build your dream home!   Living Area Approx: 10000 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 457 SE GUAVA TER, Port St Lucie, FL 34983 Search All Vacant Land in Port ...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 1
2014 has been one roller coaster ride for the housing market in the Northern Virginia. Some month you call the Northern Virginia Realtor® they are super busy while other months we were scratching our head wondering, "What the heck is going on with the market?" If you are planning to sell your Nor...
By Coral Gundlach
(Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia)
Comments 4
When I meet with a seller, I look at the house the way a buyer would see it. Often sellers meet with me the way they really live, the way a lot of us live - clutter, dim lights, pets, kids' stuff everywhere, etc - most people don't live in a staged home.   My job is to see the potential in your h...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 13
For Sale Purcellville.  Agent Preview for Relocating Buyers Reveals The Best and The Worst.   There are about 15 homes listed for sale in the price range.   Narrowing them down to the best of the best means previewing the exteriors.  That was the task yesterday.      Many of the homes in the targ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 0
JUST SOLD 119 SE Via Marbella, Port Saint Lucie, FL ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SOLD! Beautiful pond front lot with access to 120 acre lake.   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale FREE List of HUD Homes fo...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51, Berryessa area, San Jose, CA (95116, 95131, 95132, 95133)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.                    More Real Estate and Less Hype;   3 Single family homes currently listed as bank owne...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 5
JUST LISTED 3275 SE Pinto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL Come grab a beautiful lot in Southbend only walking distance from Jessica Clinton Park and only 2 minutes from turnpike at Becker Road or s   Living Area Approx: 10000 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for COMPLETE...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51, Santa Teresa area, San Jose, CA (95111, 95119, 95138, 95139) ... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;   2 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. ...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51, Gilroy, CA (95020).... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   1 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 27 Single family homes currently listed as short sal...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 1
Current Inventory stats for week 51, Cupertino, CA…once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 1 Single family homes currently listed as short sales. 1 Sing...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 1
Don’t Be That Guy or Gal: 3 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Relationship with Your Real Estate Agent Are you thinking about buying or selling a home? If you don’t know a real estate agent or have a referral to one, you may end up working with someone unfamiliar who you will need to build a relationship wi...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51, Alum Rock area, San Jose, CA (95127, 95148)… once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   8 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 19 Single family homes current...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51 in the Hollister, CA area... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;                        4 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 19 Single family...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51, Almaden area, San Jose, CA (95120)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   1 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 4 Single family homes currently liste...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 51, South San Jose, San Jose, CA (95121,95122), once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;   3 Single family home currently listed as bank owned. 15 Single family homes...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
Pewaukee Condos,Real Estate Market 11/18/14 to 12/18/14,Kristin Johnston   Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Condo Sales,Pewaukee Remax                                                  Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, Remax Realtor,Gives You The Re...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 9
A  Rancher With No Steps In Stevenson   3500 Woodvalley Drive Stevenson, Md. 21208 $549,944   If there is no basement there must be no place to put the stuff. Not true in this sprawling white brick rancher in the Stevenson area of Baltimore.           Take a look at the over sized 2 car garage wi...