Home Selling

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By Ashley Hauf
(Keller Williams Classic Realty NW)
Comments 14
With many holidays around the corner, sometimes selling your home may seem like a headache! Actually, this is a great time to list your home...and here's why: 1. Serious Buyers- People who are looking to buy a home now usually have a real need to. Perhaps they are relocating, enrolled the kids in...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 4
Home owners thinking about selling their Melbourne, Florida house or condo are very often nervous about committing to a real estate agent for a potentially long time.   I can understand their concern when it comes to a long listing agreement to sell their home.What happens if there is no activity...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 17
I was reading another excellent blog by Sally K. & David L. Hanson about closing costs.  Some buyer's agents automatically include closing costs in every offer that is made.  I wonder if they realize that they have diminished the value of their clients property by the closing costs amount.  How i...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 31
Do You Want To Sit At My Open House?       That was the subject of a mass email I received last week.   Sitting an open house.   Have you heard the term?   I don’t know about you but it’s one of my pet peeves.   Sitting an open house.  I cringe just writing the term.   I know open houses may not ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 27
Palm City Waterfront Pool Home Pending The Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team has brought the buyer to this Palm City Waterfront Home that is listed for $585,000. This beautiful home is nestled in a small 7 home waterfront community. Features include genuine wood plank floors, ceramic tile, two s...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 18
9 Moving Day Tips to Keep You Sane! If you’ve followed my previous Moving Tips posts then you’ve already edited what you have, decided what’s going and hired a professional mover. However, you’re job is not done yet.  When moving day arrives, you want to make sure that you’re ready! Here are 9  M...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Pool Home Sold This Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Custom Home on 2484 SW Bridgeview Terrace has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater realty Team.  The sales price was $584,000.  Plus we managed to secure the new owners am ocean access dock for a 50′ deep water ves...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 4
The property listing in Maine gets a visit from the real estate agent, broker. For the what do you think of the place, how about suggesting a price to pin on the property. But as the tour through the home for sale in Maine progresses, it is easy to see one job is not done before the next is start...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 11
What I love about Newport Shores is how different the views are from one side to another. Newport Shores is surrounded by a canal and there are Canal front homes on Canal Street, Canal Circle and 62nd Street. There are a few homes on 61st Street which also have a view and you can see that below. ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 15
My New Purpose For Open Houses   I read a post this morning by Mike Cooper asking if "The Open House" is dead. I don't know. I know some agents whose entire clientele comes from working open houses. I don't think I'm aggressive enough to "capture" buyers at open houses...but as we all know, every...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 6
       Working in divorce as part of our practice in a marital property state..property is divided. This can mean that one spouse buys the other out of the property by refinancing it or it can mean the house is sold and proceeds...or sometimes, the shortfall is divided if the couple elects not t...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 4
Spring Valley Subdivision is located before CR 20 turns south and meets SR 13. Spring Valley Subdivision  is located on the south side of the road. Middlebury Township, Middlebury Indiana. Children who live in Spring Valley Subdivision that attend public school will be attending Middlebury Commun...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 22
Leaving The Heat On In Vacant Listings Yesterday our high was 28 and with the wind chill it was 18. I was out touring with one of my investors and 3 of the 4 houses we went to see were vacant. Of those 3 only one had the heat on. It wasn’t set high, only at 65 but, it made a big difference. In on...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Beth Atalay has some good suggestions on how to get rid of household odors. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   How to Get Rid of Household OdorsWhen selling your house, you want to make sure it smells good and inviting. Plug-ins and candles don’t work, on the contrary...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 49
Narragansett Multi Million Dollar House Built on the Wrong Land to be Moved This has been a 5 year battle to have this Narragansett Multi Million Dollar House Built on the Wrong Parcel of Land to be moved from its location to its right location.  The Superior Court just decided that the deadline ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 3
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 6129 NW Drophy Ave, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale Search All PGA Village Homes for Sale Search All Lake Charles...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 113
When reviewing Listings in the MLS there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listing...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
 Grand Isles de Wellington FL | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Octubre 2014   Grand Isles en Wellington, Florida, es tambien conocida como Grand Isles de Wellington, es una privada y cerrada comunidad en el suroeste de Palm Beach County. Es una comunidad de 611 casas construidas entre ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 0
  PA Horse Property or Farm Sales During Winter Is Possible     This is the time of year when many Sellers of horse property and farms in Pennsylvania decide to take their properties off the market.  They feel that there is a decrease in the number of Buyers searching for such properties, resulti...
By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Comments 1
Moving is complex. Moving with children is even more challenging. Some of their anxieties and fears over relocating may seem petty to adults, but they are nevertheless real. You could probably tell your children they are moving to Disneyland and, after the initial ecstasy wore off, they'd still f...