Home Selling

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By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
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Homes in Cherokee County You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below.  I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is.  The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED!  The vast majority of homes built in this area were constructed...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 40
My Attorneys Said I Have Too Much Faith In Humanity! I did not know it was even possible to have too much faith in humanity however that is exactly what my risk management attorney said to me the other day. I called to see if I maybe missed something. What's happening in my Silicon Valley real es...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Just Listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision Creekside Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,481 heated square feet, and was just listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision. Built in 1994, this home is spacious, with a large yard for kids, pets,...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
Osprey Creek Home in Martin Downs Country Club Just Listed Just Listed: 4084 SW SW Osprey Creek Way in the Martin Down Country Club is available for purchase for only $189.000. Country Club Living Under 200,000.  2 bedroom plus den/office or possible 3rd bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car garage home in ...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 13
Another Exeter RI Home Sold in Deerbrook Estates - 107 Scenic Wy This Exeter RI home sale at 107 Scenic Way in the new construction neighborhood of Deerbrook Estates just left the market and is in sold status now.  In agreement within 7 days, this pristine Exeter colonial home with 2 car garage, ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
Comments 6
We can't wait for Monday when showings start on this one ... it will be a busy day filled with lots of activity and offers! This is one of the largest homes in this Aurora neighborhood, Willow Point. Here's to a speedy sale! Well folks, it’s time to get your showing shoes on for another great lis...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 5
The five most common reasons homes don't sell are:      1. Non competitive price      2. Poor photos      3. Inadequate property access      4. Seller interference during a showing      5. Seller rejects their first offer   When you're ready to sell your Long Island Home check out the Three Keys ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 2
  But Two Other Agents Will Do It For Less..   I have been protecting my commission since my very first listing. There is a Floyd Wickman audio tape that I was part of way back in 1996. My position has not changed.                                                                 I choose not to ne...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 1
Home For Sale in Steubing RanchThis four-bedroom home, one-story home is now available for sale in Steubing Ranch. One of the bedrooms can be used as an office or study. At almost 2,300 square feet, the bedrooms are pretty spacious as compared to many recently built homes in this price range. Thi...
By Garrigus Real Estate - Call Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 0
Coldwell Banker Desert Hot Springs CA - REALTORS Desert Hot Springs CA - Desert Hot Springs Realty Are you buying or selling a Desert Hot Springs home? When hiring a Desert Hot Springs REALTOR make sure you use an agent with experience, and works for a trusted name, like Coldwell Banker, in Deser...
By Garrigus Real Estate - Call Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 0
Coldwell Banker Chino & Chino Hills CA - REALTORS Chino & Chino Hills CA - Chino & Chino Hills Realty Are you buying or selling a Chino & Chino Hills home? When hiring a Chino & Chino Hills REALTOR make sure you use an agent with experience, and works for a trusted name, like Coldwell Banker, in ...
By Garrigus Real Estate - Call Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 0
Coldwell Banker Cherry Valley CA - REALTORS Cherry Valley CA - Cherry Valley Realty Are you buying or selling a Cherry Valley home? When hiring a Cherry Valley REALTOR make sure you use an agent with experience, and works for a trusted name, like Coldwell Banker, in Cherry Valley, California. We ...
By Donna Quinlan, Realtor CRS,GRI, Newburyport, Boston's North Shore
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
The Real Estate Market goes in cycles and is determined by the supply and demand for homes. Sometimes there are more home buyers looking for homes than there are homes to sell, and sometimes there will be more homes on the market for sale than there are buyers for them. A balanced market is when ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 144
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 47
I saw an infographic recently which was titled "How Did Home Sellers Handle Multiple Offers?" that was published by the California Association of Realtors, and it makes for a timely article for people who are selling a home in Tallahassee. While our market is not "on fire" like many markets in Ca...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 67
Your Money is Well Spent in the Kitchen You are a seller faced with a dilemma. You have limited funds to get your home ready to market and though your house is neat and well maintained, it has dated colors, building products and trends of years ago.    We real estate agents know which rooms warm ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 58
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
Comments 8
In most cases the decision to sell a home has to do with a life event and sometimes, especially in a market down turn, your home may not have enough equity to allow you to sell. It might make sense to wait for the market to recover, but in some cases waiting may compound the problem. Let's take a...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
                        Real Estate Market Report,New Berlin,WI for 3/17/14-4/17/14,Remax               New Berlin Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Realtor                                                               Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Est...
By Margaret Gehr
(Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors)
Comments 2
Because Chicagoland Home Staging does a lot of work in vacant homes we do a lot of setting or decorating dining room tables.While we almost never actually "set" the table, we do pay careful attention to the way the dining room, or other eating areas, are presented. We know that while the dining r...