Home Selling

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By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
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Southern Litchfield County Real Estate.  Connecticut real estate has not yet caught up with the rest of the country despite what the national news says. I am sure there are some markets around the country that are doing well, and there are many that are like we are here in Connecticut. And yet th...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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SOLD - Horizons at Towne Meadow - Aurora, CO  80015       This ready to move in home now has new owners!      Sad to see my long term neighbors signing off today, and knowing we shall not be sitting on the front porch anymore.     At least they have a 2nd home in Colorado and will be back in the ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Renovations and Updates Do Not Give a Dollar For Dollar ROI I met with a potential seller over the weekend and unfortunately had to deliver bad news – renovations and updates do not give a dollar for dollar ROI. They have beautifully renovated and updated their home over the 5 years they’ve owned...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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When we are going through a difficult and stressful time, our bodies naturally react to the situation. This “fight or flight” reaction to stress makes us more alert and ready to avoid danger, so it is helpful in the moment. However, if you are in a constant state of stress on an ongoing basis, th...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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What's My Delta, CO Pioneer Place Home Worth? By looking at the sold information for the last year, we can determine a neighborhood price range. In the last year only one home has sold in Pioneer Place. At this time the market information is limited, and that is mainly due to the lack of inventor...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  PROPERTY DETAILS $650,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 214036419Bedrooms: 0Full Baths: 0Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 7511Lot Size: 138x200Taxes: $13866.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 4560 N High St. Prime Clintonville - Beechwold location. Over 7000 sq ft office building. Has been used as a medical building wi...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Stacy Ann Stephens, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this c...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Denver Home Sales Tops the Charts   The Denver Business Journal had an article yesterday relaying the news that Denver tops the chart in sales in the Country.    Homes sales showed a 9.1% increase in January, and has the highest rate of appreciation than any other State.     They went on to say C...
By Tina Droessler, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005, Call (760)799-8460. www.justlistedinpalmdesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates at Vanmar Realty. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs.)
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Value Range Pricing is a method of marketing a home where the homeowner chooses to list a price range for the home rather than a fixed price. So, instead of listing the home at $400,000, the seller would list the home at $375,000 - $425,000. The idea is not to get the lowest price although the lo...
By Cathy Perry
(Keller Williams Realty)
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If you are thinking about putting your St. Louis home on the market, one question no one ever tells you to ask your prospective agent is what your listing will look like.   You may not even think about it – you just know your agent has taken some pictures, the sign goes up in your yard, and hopef...
By Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R)
(Real Living Kee Realty)
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       JUST SOLD!   This St. Clair Shores brick ranch just sold! If you would like to know the value of your St. Clair Shores Home in today's market contact me for a FREE Comparative Market Analysis. (CMA)                ~ No Pressure     ~ No Obligation   Mike Mitchell - REALTOR®  (586) 291-2652...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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What Does Your Agent Owe You? This blog is for people considering selling their home and looking for the best agent to represent them. 1.  Communication:  This does not mean they have to be your best friend or that you really like them (but that helps).  It does mean they have the time and energy...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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SOLD! 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High Home!  $300K Over Asking! by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe Happy News! 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High Home is SOLD! 20% Above Asking Price! That's nearly $300K Over Asking! Did you see 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose? This Beautiful Move-...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Located in the Bay Tree are of Mt. Pleasant, this great townhome Located 5 minutes to Historic Downtown Charleston, Sullivans Island Beach and plenty of Shopping!  This is a true hidden gem within Mt. Pleasant because of its location and price point.  Homes in this area do not stay on the mark...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.  This is about one home showing and what we, as Realtors° have to endure before and after just to SHOW a home.   A client was coming into town in preparation for a relocation to the area.  He had previously seen ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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The Anatomy of A Seller's Costs to Sell a Home   At some point, people have to consider the sale of a home.  For many it can come after having lived in the same home for many years. For other's it's a matter of either more or less space, or a job relocation.  The common reality all must face is t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Last week's most expensive home sold in Arizona was located in Paradise Valley which is one of the highest priced areas to live. This home was a rare multi-million dollar short sale and took almost an entire year to negotiate. Originally priced at $4.9 Million dollars the bank accepted almost a m...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
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  From the desk of Joe Kendall Broker Assocaite with Right Choice Realty. For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these properties is falling like a rock in the vast...
By Kim Norton, YOUR Realtor for Northwest Arkansas!
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
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  Ok.  You want to sell your home, right? When you get into the mind of the person sitting with their computer, laptop or smartphone, thumbing through pictures, they are asking the question, "Can I see myself living in this home?"  YOUR #1 JOB is to take away as many objections as possible that w...
By Jeff Fisher, ArizonasRealty
(ReMax Fine Properties)
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  To get top dollar for your home, renovations may be necessary. However, some renovations can prove costly and they don’t always add value to your home. Here are three inexpensive renovations that are sure to improve the resale value of your home. First Impressions Matter   Your home needs to ha...