Home Selling

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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 23
Every homeowner who wants to move has four different ways to go about it, and choosing to rent out your home is one that seems to be the default decision for those that fail in their attempts to first get the home sold. For many it can be a wise decision, allowing them to turn a problem into a lo...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 53
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 50
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 21
Just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision in Warner Robins GA  SOLD in Warner Robins GA You have to be quick on your feet in this community or the home you like may be under contract before you know it. Such is the case here as this very nice starter home just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision ...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
Comments 0
That Goat Doesn’t Belong in the Living Room! A few years ago, I attempted to short sell a home for homeowners who were landlords. They assured me the tenants were “good people” who knew they were selling the home. The tenants would be ok with showings as long as I gave them at least one hour noti...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 32
How to Spot a True Professional Business Partner   Yesterday our long time home inspector met with a long time client at his home. The client has been through, to say the least, A LOT, this past 3 or 4 years. His wife has had multiple brain surgeries and is now permanently in assisted living. He ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 93
On My Planet Dual Agency Would be Banned - Nixed - Gone Forever   Let's begin with a little story on my planet: Mr Seller hired Agent X to sell his home. He trusted that Agent X had the expertise to advise him well and make it possible to get him the highest price possible, with excellent terms a...
Thing of Selling For Sale by Owner in Minnesota  Statistics show that between 1-8% of homeowners in Minnesota try to sell their home for sale by owner.  There are many reasons why a homeowner might go down the FSBO-Mn  path. Over the past five years, many homeowners tried to sell their home as a ...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 9
Queensridge One located in Summerlin Las Vegas is a Community Designed by Howard Hughes Corporation. Many years ago when Howard Hughes lived in Las Vegas Nevada, Mr Hughes loved Las Vegas Nevada and started purchasing land all over the Las Vegas Valley. Also at this time Mr Hughes and his Corpor...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Waukesha County Real Estate , Homes Under $200K, 3/15/14-4/15/14,Kristin Johnston,ReMax                             The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Days By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor, Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI, Waukesha County Realtor   My name is Kri...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 10
The first major golf tournament of the year is behind us, and Spring is officially here.  If you missed all the action this past weekend at the Masters in Augusta, Bubba Watson was a two time winner of the Green Jacket in only three years.  Yes, Spring is a Great Time to improve your swing, and w...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Comments 21
  New to the Real Estate Market in Pocono Summit PA is this Luscious Lakefront Home on Beautiful 330 acre Stillwater Lake!     Stunning Views! Awesome Sunsets! Clear Blue Water! Great Fishing! This is the Lake that will fulfill your dream of owning a Lakefront home.  This Lakefront Home is a gre...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 12
  Two-Story Hernando Beach Waterfront Home Just Sold!  by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Property Details: 4468 Bahama Drive, Hernando Beach, Florida Bedrooms:  2    Baths:  2 Living Area under Heat and Air:  1561 SF Total Area under Roof:  3544 SF Sold Price:  $250,...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 11
  Why do agents shoot themselves in the foot??  Don't want to show them homes for sale?   Send them to me. I do NOT require a pre-anything prior to showing a home to a caller.  As long as I can verify their phone number (caller I.D. or a call back), I'm happy to show a home.  Of course, we chat a...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
Comments 4
Custom Executive/Family Home. 5858 Sq Ft Finished Space OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhood $670,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 5,858 sqftLot: 2.19 acre(s) Location 10810 Peninsula CtManassas, VA 20111USA Karen Kruschka RE/MAX Real Est...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 13
With the new Active Rain Challenge asking what things would be like on MY Real Estate planet, I jump at the opportunity to take the "unknown" out of everything that makes Buying or Selling a Home Stressful. The unknown happens form parts of the process that we can not control while other challeng...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 2
Heron Lakes, Maintenance free Condos for Sale in Venice FL   Search current inventory of Condos for sale  in Venice Florida   Just listed – Condos for sale in Heron Lakes Address: 3001 Seawind Circle, Venice FL 34293 Price: $118,000 MLS number: N5784246 Square footage: 970 heated area.   Click he...
By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Comments 1
  49ButlerHillRd.SomersInfo.com     Home About Me Thomas J SantoreAssociate Broker, ABR 845-590-5488 Fax: 914-245-8602 www.thomassantore.com Contact   49 Butler Hill Rd Somers, NY 10589 6307843 Description: Fabulous Colonial, 4 brs 4.1 baths, 3 car garage on 4.95 acres at end of cul-de-sac with l...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 11
Another Exeter RI Home Sold in Deerbrook Estates - 107 Scenic Wy This Exeter RI home sale at 107 Scenic Way in the new construction neighborhood of Deerbrook Estates just left the market and is in sold status now.  In agreement within 7 days, this pristine Exeter colonial home with 2 car garage, ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 2
One common search phrase that brings visitors to our site is "how long should it take to sell a home?" It makes sense that homeowners who are thinking about moving should want to know how much time they should schedule in order to get a home sold, so I suspect we will continue to see this questio...