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By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 42
My guess is some people just don't want to to do the necessary work when it is time to to sell their home.  The reason homes are not "at their best" when they go on the market vary by seller. Still, if a home is listed for sale by a competent real estate agent, the reason will likely not be becau...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
Establishing the asking price for a Henry County home may not quite qualify as science fiction, but it can be a bit of an adventure in time and space—at least when it comes to establishing the Henry County comparables. The logic behind valuing a property by looking at recent Henry County comparab...
By Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
Comments 25
Home Staging is Not DecoratingThere's still a lot of confusion about the difference between home staging and decorating. When I introduce myself to people as a home stager, I still get people who respond with "Oh, so you decorate homes". While that is one aspect of my business, it's not what hom...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 10
These Home Sellers in Palm Beach County Really Get It!   As a Home Stager, my favorite home staging projects are occupied homes.  We’re not starting with a blank canvas so we have to work with what the seller has.  We also have to be very sensitive to the emotional rollercoaster that the seller i...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 4
Canaan Mews, Refined and Stylish Condos in New Canaan, CT 06840 Canaan Mews Refined and Stylish Condos, New Canaan, CT 06840, built in 1986 when builders were craftsmen, is located in lovely New Canaan, Connecticut part of Fairfield County Connecticut one of the most expensive counties in the Un...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 0
US existing-home sales rebounded in September from a dip in August to their highest pace of the year, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Though September sales were at the peak rate yet of 2014, compared with a year ago they were down 1.7 percent.Sales of used single-family homes...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
Town Terrace Home in Pinecrest Lakes Pending   330 NE Town Terrace in Pinecrest Lakes of Jensen Beach is under contract courtesy of the Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team of Stuart. Discover the American dream home. This two story home in the Town Terrace community of Jensen Beach, adjacent to Pi...
By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | Whitesboro Tx 76273 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE WHITESBORO TX
(RE/MAX UTOPIA Whitesboro Tx 76273, Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 1
Preparing your Texoma home for sale what should we do?   When you are getting ready to sell your Texoma home there are alot of steps to take get your house ready to sell. There is more to think about than just the price of the property. Yes the price does make a difference if priced to high buyer...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 14
What does the Bumpable ( BMP) Status Mean in Washington State? I recently wrote a market report for one of our many attractive Camas, WA neighborhoods. In the sales activity, I  made note of one home in Bumpable status. One of my peers in the Rain questioned its meaning. It occurs to me that mayb...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Loudoun County Luxury Home For Sale, New, Beautiful and Move-In Ready.   When an out of country home buyer is ready to return to the U.S. and plans to buy a family home in Loudoun County, it's time to hit the road and preview luxury homes in inventory.   I found a real beauty this morning in the ...
  Land for Sale in Madisonville LA under $100,000 Land for Sale in Madisonville LA $100,000-$300,000 Land for Sale in Madisonville LA $300,000-$600,000 Land for Sale in Madisonville LA $600,000+ What is Your Home Worth?   The MIXON Group Team Leader/ Listing Specialist Keller Williams Realty Ser...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 0
There are many people who are recovering from the real estate bubble that could benefit from an understanding of seller financing for residential real estate. There are sellers who do not have buyers for their homes, and there are buyers who have not yet recovered their credit and could benefit f...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 0
Decorating does not touch on the reason a home should be staged to sell. Here Suzanne Otto summarizes the reason home staging is so important... "identifying the perceived negatives buyers will see and coming up with a solution to fix them." (emphasis added) Home Staging is Not DecoratingThere's ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 12
  Spacious Home with Three Living Areas, and backyard covered patio with Hot Tub will provide many options for entertainment and social gatherings. Enjoy an enormous Master Suite with huge His & Hers closets, and upgraded bathrooms. Large kitchen with two eating areas. Nice quiet area with great...
By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | Whitesboro Tx 76273 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE WHITESBORO TX
(RE/MAX UTOPIA Whitesboro Tx 76273, Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 1
A fire Hydrant is handy if you need one.    "I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place." Steven Wright     I hope that a fire hydrant is handy if you need one.     But an ounce of prevention would be worth more than a pound of cure in preventing fires at ...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 7
See all Wellington.                                               For some of the most upscale Real Estate in Northern Virginia, Wellington has a prim location right beside the Potomac River. Filed Under: Wellington Tagged With: water oriented
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
Is there a SECRET to getting Offers on a property For Sale? Some may argue there is a secret, while others may argue it is no secret, just a problem with some sellers and their agents executing it. If you do not know about it, then isn't it a secret? Well it does not have to be... It is a simple ...
By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Comments 4
We have done it again!  Sold another horse property in Salem Oregon!     This 5 acre property was located in a fantastic area just South of town.  Easy I5 access and rural neighborhood made it very desirable to the buyers.  Over time, they will be updating the home, as it was built in the 70's.  ...