Home Selling

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By Cathy Perry
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
It probably comes as no surprise that there are far fewer buyers who qualify to purchase a luxury home (defined as $500,000 and up in the St. Louis metro area), than there are looking for a home at the St. Louis County median price of $180,900.  To appeal to that smaller buyer pool and obtain a q...
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
Contact The Kevin Tolbert Team to SELL the Old Home and Construct A NEW Home. New Home Construction Prices are Competitive.   The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie are proud to announce our new affiliation to represent the comeback of New Home Construction Builder...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
Comments 9
What is My Home Worth Right Now?     Jay & Michelle Lieberman | Keller Williams Realty | (818) 665-5306 | info@teamjaymichelle.com             Keeping track of the value of your home, your most important investment, is extremely important and commendable.  We like to continually provide our past,...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 7
Buy Waterfront North Kingstown RI Real Estate - Cedarhurst 207 Seabreeze Drive Waterfront Condo       Life passes you by if you do not grab your chance of where you want to live...who does not want a condo like this on the water with the pool, tennis & clubhouse amenities to enjoy.   Priced well ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 8
    Fabulous South Wilton 4 bedroom Colonial on super convenient cul de sac.  Location is minutes from schools, shopping, train and highways.    Bright and spacious.    Every room is in impeccable condition.    Beautiful crisp colors throughout.    Great natural flow inside.    Tons of updates an...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 20
There is No Place for Ice Cold Attitudes When Selling Your Home Just when you think you know how your day is going to unfold, the Bristow area real estate market throws you a curve ball.  Showing homes during our most recent snow storm yesterday afternoon, I was thankful that temps were at least ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 6
This week has had so much discussion about what people were wearing at the awards and how they looked. If they missed the mark the comments will stick with them for a long time. I found this post to be very relevant and timely in relating that to having your home ready for market. Taking the time...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 5
    Why list your home with the Shanna Day Dream Home Team?     Search for AZ Homes HERE Search for UT Homes HERE   View Shanna Day Dream Home Team Profile   FUTURE QUESTIONS If you have any topics or questions you would like answered, contact The Shanna Day Dream Home Team – we’ll find the answ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 5
The hardest things to deal with are often the ones we think will be easy or unnecessary. Staging a small house matters as much, if not more, than a large one. Shar is attentive to detail and scale and this so good. Please stop by the original post and leave your comments. Many people visual Home ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
Comments 1
  7416 VIA FLORENTINO ST, LAS VEGAS, NV 89131    Price: $660,000 5 Bedroom | 5 Full Baths |  4,608 Square Feet To see this listing or other great listings like it call The Ballen Group at 702-604-7739.***More photos coming soon***  IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Although this property was available at the...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 8
Recently we have had record low temperatures in Webster, New York and coupled with lake effect snow it would seem no one wanted to go out. Yesterday was another typical freezing day but an offer was made on my listing and now accepted at 5776 Mountain Ash Drive, Farmington, New York. This coupled...
By Nick Smith, Boise Idaho Real Estate, We Love Boise
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Comments 1
A Few Kitchen Tweaks Increase Boise Home’s Salability Just as the kitchen is a magnet for family activity, when aBoise home goes up for sale, it’s the one room guaranteed to get rapt attention at every showing. Older Boise, Idaho homes can be at something of a disadvantage here, especially when s...
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 7
Many people visual Home Staging as something done for large expensive homes. So I do get the question "I have a small home so do I need to stage it?"   The answer is YES! Small homes are even more important to stage. If they are occupied a small home can look even smaller if the homeowner is livi...
By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 3
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for January 2015 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was extended at the last minute for 2014. This really shouldn’t have any impact on sh...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 2
Kerry Haven Subdivision is located on CR 3 to CR 108 in Cleveland Township, Elkhart Indiana.    Children who live in Kerry Haven Subdivision who attend public school will be attending Elkhart Community Schools.   2014 3rd Quarter Elkhart Homes for Sale, Homes Sold Properties currently active on t...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
Comments 0
     This is just a tiny glimpse into this gorgeous property that will be coming this Spring.  The possibilities for this 20+ acre “piece of heaven” are simply endless.  There is a spring fed pond as well as several other buildings along with a stone home.  Driving on to this property just takes...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 117
Listing agents have long pleaded with sellers to vacate the premises during showings.  Agents have agreed to accompany all showings in an effort to placate their seller clients, agents have purchased expensive electronic key boxes and subscribed to monthly access services to open said key boxes, ...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 63
     One of the last things I want my customers to ever say to me is, “That was creepy.”  But, it happened last weekend.        In preparation of a new listing, I like my clients to view the competition to really get a good feel for showing and pricing.   After all, the hard numbers don’t always...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 43
You slept?? No, you didn't!  You stewed! You rocked and rolled all night! And you don't want me to know it. I met with you last night and presented an offer from a buyer who saw your house yesterday on the very first day it was on the active market.  He loved it enough to make you an offer immedi...
By Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate
(Keller Williams Excellence Realty)
Comments 0
Is the dress blue and black or gold and white? I am sure you have heard/seen/read about this dress. Whether you care about the dress, think it is ugly, love it, etc, it has sparked a HUGE debate over the web. IS IT BLUE AND BLACK OR GOLD AND WHITE? Whatever you see, that is your reality, right? ...