Home Selling

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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 112
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 Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 4
You just got a call that an agent wants to show your house in 20 minutes.  The kids are off school today and you have been slacking on the housework.  You are in no way, shape, or form ready to have someone see your house in its current state.  And you can hear Susan Nealey's voice in your head s...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 37
What are the BIGGEST Mistakes Wellington Home Flippers Make? Growing up I'll never forget the "creepy dilapidated house" down the block, the one where the imaginary witch lived, the one you told ghost stories about. I never thought anyone would actually buy that vacant rundown home, but someone d...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 2
I often go to listing appointments and just like a buyer, by the time they open the front door, I have an idea of what the house is going to look like.  Sometimes my stomach churns and sometimes I start to shake cuz I'm so excited!! I wish I could say that the latter occurs more than the churning...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 3
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!" Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.   And, oh,...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 82
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 31
Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
200+ Reasons Why Sellers Need a Realtor® We all do it. We go to a listing appointment as prepared as can be and armed with statistics and data that shows we know what we are doing. We have done our homework, have a good price range in mind for this home, and know exactly how we will market the pr...
By David Hulka
(West USA Realty)
Comments 0
TONS of potential in this  6 Bedroom Home in Gilbert , 4 FULL baths, BASEMENT home with 3 car garage in an AMAZING Gilbert AZ, 85295 neighborhood. Den/Office upstairs, and bonus/game/media room in basement. 3,922 SF, split Master BR with dual sinks, separate tub and shower and huge walk in closet...
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
  Port St Lucie Home JUST LISTED in Becker Road Area of Port Saint Lucie Florida. Here is an opportunity to purchase one of Port St Lucie's hottest models, the Ascott Bay IV from Mercedes Homes. This home features an expansive open floor plan with diagonal tile throughout home except for bedrooms...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 1
Buying a New Home in the City? The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Busy Street Finding the perfect property is an exciting feeling, but its relative location can leave a lot of room for worry. Buying a home in the city is a venture that comes with an entire assortment of advantages and disadv...
By Ask Property Gal, Lisa Brown, Realtor®
(RE/MAX Right Choice)
Comments 0
Whether you are looking to buy, sell, relocate, or want to understand the value of your home, I'm the first Realtor® you want to talk too.  Tel: 203-733-1613  I would love to hear from you today! 12 Spring Ridge Court - This 4 bedroom Colonial offers a care-free alternative lifestyle in a premier...
By Torey Eisenman, Realtor CDPE Orlando Real Estate Homes For Sale
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
  Tampa FL Home for sale - 9508 N 13th St     Home Photos Local Schools             Torey Eisenman Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 321-422-4729 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:BK0544770       9508 North 13th Street Tampa, FL 33612 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 2 ( 2 full )...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 12
  Sneak Preview ~ 11601 Sweet Basil Ct. ~ Canyon Creek NW Austin TX   Here is a sneak preview of my new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek.  The home should be on the market and in the MLS on February 3, 2015.  Wow...here is the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 0
If you are trying to sell your home, market time is not your friend.  The longer your house stays on the market, the more the value goes down in the buyer's mind.  If your list price is too high and does not match the perceived value, your house will linger, unsold and stale. Sellers who price th...
By Jean Rogers & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
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  Listed By: Jean Rogers 770-318-8490 jeanrogers1@gmail.com - Great town home just steps from Historic Roswell. Great room with hardwood floor, fireplace, 10' ceiling, open to granite and stainless kitchen and balcony overlooking community park. Two master bedrooms up with garden tubs and walk-i...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
Kathy Streib has given us a list of oft-overlooked areas when cleaning. Helpful at any time, especially important when preparing your home to sell. Check out the list and then, if you are like me, you'll want to grab the vacuum and dust rag and tackle some of these tasks. Selling Your Home? 14 Ar...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 51
Let There Be Light and a Sold Sign May Appear A dark closed up house is a huge turnoff to buyers. Though it is not the only factor that makes or breaks a sale it does tend to create a negative impression of the home. It makes the rooms look smaller, the walls look dark and even shadowy and dirty....
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(SUPER BOWL 2015 -Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 4
Beautiful Custom Home on 1 Acre Lot w/ Amazing Views of Superstition Mountains! 5871 E 10TH AVE Apache Junction, AZ 85119   Not everyone can say that they wake up each day to amazing mountain views, let alone views of Superstition Mountain. In addition to being a popular hiking area, this rugged ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
A SPECK OF DIRT DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE!! I once had a buyer/seller client who spent every Saturday deep cleaning their home.  Needless to say, we had no concern about the coming home inspection. The owner had built the home 28 years earlier and the property was in new home condition. Pride of owne...