Home Selling

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By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 47
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
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 4, 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. 3 Singl...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 41
I have heard a lot of questions while listing and selling real estate, however yesterday a home seller in the Manchester NH area whose home I took my Buyer through, said NO to a second showing when we made the request to see the home again on Thursday.   To set the scene I was representing a buye...
By Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC, Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
(Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Comments 1
CLEAR AWAY THAT CLUTTER   Here’s a Quick Home Selling Tip:  If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story. It’s not easy and it may even require utilizing off site storage(of a nice relatives garage), but it’s well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, floor...
By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Buffalo Grove- 350 Half Day Road )
Comments 0
Long Grove Realtor- how can you choose the best for you?   Long Grove Realtor- How to choose the one for you?   You have come to that time in your life when you will be packing your bags and then moving.  Part of this process will be picking a great Real Estate agent to work with.    As you are a...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
If you've ever thought about selling your home as a FSBO, you might want to think again. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Should you be a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) when selling your home? If you've ever thought about selling your home as a FSBO, you might want to think...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 20
Last night while I was out at dinner I got a voice mail.  It was from a past customer.  She was a buyer and at the time of her purchase buyers were not yet represented in Georgia as clients.  All agents were either an agent or a sub-agent for the seller.  We were however required to treat them fa...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 37
What Do Buyer Agents Know About Selling Homes   Turns out-quite a lot!  As Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge, we tour lots and lots of houses. We walk to Metro with our clients to understand their daily commute. We visit farmers markets and local restaurants to get the feel of the communit...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 52
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 30
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 3
Are You Ready For Some Real Feedback?  This is What the Buyer Thought.   At the time of the listing consultation, we talked about the importance of making your home sparkle.  The importance that buyers put on cleanliness and move in ready will ultimately determine the price that they are willing ...
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 16
  Pending Sale 5887 NW Carovel Av, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PENDING! Beautiful canalfront 1/4 ac building lot in Torino. No HOA. Buy today as prices rose over 67% last year.  We have many more lots on the market in this area and all over Port St Lucie so call us today to find...
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 5
JUST LISTED 5888 NW Carovel Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All P...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 5
Most sellers vacate their home and let a showing occur with a buyer and their Realtor. An accompanied showing includes the listing agent, the buyer and the agent representing the buyer. In some extreme situations it includes the seller. God forbid. This practice almost always occurs in higher pri...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 22
 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
Wellington Lakes in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report December 2014   Wellington Lakes in Wellington Fl is a lovely lake front community of single family homes.     Homes for sale in Wellington Lakes are a blend of one story, two story, and ranch-style homes.  These homes were built ...
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 4, 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 listed...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 1
January in Pembroke Pines, Fl is synonymous with one epic event: country music radio station WKIS' Chili Cook-off extravaganza! Held the last Sunday of the month, this annual Chili competition brings together 140 chili recipe contestants/teams and awesome concerts by some of the leading singers ...
By KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will.
(Real Living Hamilton Landon )
Comments 24
  Quite a lot has been made lately of keeping REALTORS safe.  Huge issue.   We all need as agents to be vigilant.     We also need to keep in mind the safety of our clients.   Here is my advice to clients.   If you are a stay at home/work at home person.   *No electronic lock box. If you have kid...
By Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
Comments 0
Once you've sold a couple hundred of homes, one can't help but learn a few things. There are disctinct differentces between listings that sell in a day or two, and those that sit on the market. Here are 5 Best Practices When Selling a Home: 1) The home is on the MLS. There is simply no way to gai...