Home Selling

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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 56
    The Kitchen and Master Bath are the most important selling features in a home.   (Unless the Buyer is a single guy, and maybe it is the garage...)         For the Kitchen - will granite go by the wayside for another kitchen counter top?    There are are few choices for counter tops - Corian, ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 8
Keep An Open Mind.  Buyers Can Change Their Minds.  Knowing the Market in Loudoun County VA.   "Indulge me" was what I said to a lovely couple looking for a home in Loudoun County.  This post inspired by Larry and Sheila. Their criteria included resales up to 20 years old and the usual 4 bedrooms...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 11
Market News - Tollgate Crossing - Aurora, CO   2014 Sales through November 2014     Tollgate Crossing is a beautiful DR Horton neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Downtown Denver, and is an easy commute to DIA.  With many pocket parks throughout ...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 0
The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Realtors board reported this week that the median price for existing Broward County homes sold in November 2014 was $267,000, a 1% drop from the median price in November 2013. Overall, sales also dropped to 1,008, from 1,073 reported in November 2013 or a 6% decline.  ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 5
Tallyn's Reach in Aurora, CO   80016 - Market Update  November 2014         Tallyn’s Reach - Aurora CO is located in Southeast Aurora near E-470 and Smoky Hill Road.   You will find homes in Tallyn’s Reach ranging from 1,587 square feet to 5,856 finished square feet and ranging in price from $280...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Selling a home is not easy - however, if you follow these 6 tips in this video, you'll have a better chance of a quicker sale possibly at a better price! Here's a re-post from Jane Peters  You are getting ready to sell your Los Angeles home. Here are some mistakes to avoid – take some notes from ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
6163 Temple Hill Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068, Fantastic View Lot Pending! Posted on Dec 27, 2014 by Endre Barath  6163 TEMPLE HILL DR LOS ANGELES, CA 90068 Fantastic News, Property Pending! DEVELOPER ALERT!! Rare opportunity to develop a private celebrity estate with sweeping landmark views from t...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 7
For Sale ~ 7780 NW 47th Street Lauderhill FL 33351  Listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties     Lauderhill FL Home Highlights: single family home updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances undermount sink island and granite tops tile flooring upgraded bathrooms great yard with ro...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 5
You are getting ready to sell your Los Angeles home. Here are some mistakes to avoid – take some notes from the video! 1. Don’t Sell Before The House Is Ready. If it doesn’t present well, it won’t sell well. 2. Don’t Over-Improve People buy houses in neighborhoods. If yours is so “improved” that ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 19
Today is a special day - not because it's my birthday (although that's nice) but because today 266 Beachview #8, Pacifica, closed escrow. The new owners are wonderfully excited. They worked hard to make this happen in a competitive environment. From the moment they walked into my open house, they...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 10
Who has never experienced a situation where what we saw was viewed totally different by another?   (The same can be said for what we hear.)   Yesterday as I was driving along I-95 in Brevard County I saw a billboard.  This billboard was not just any billboard but one I had noticed before.  It was...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 13
For Sale by Owners are my Goal for this year - I enjoy working with them and know that there is a good success rate in working with them - After all most of them do list with a realtor, and if it is meant to be, then let it be me! Maybe there are more FSBOs in your 2015 future too! Before decidin...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 0
Pensacola Florida 32514:  Even for childless homebuyers, good schools matter Nationwide, homes near top-ranked schools generally command higher prices - about $50 more per square foot. RealtyTrac cites St. Petersburg as a top value. Read more.       Click Here to Sign up for our Newsletter, reque...
By Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert
(Brokers Guild Classic)
Comments 3
Whether you're planning a vacation while the house in on the market, or if you are not selling the house at all, here are a few tips about leaving the house empty while gone.  This post was originally written by fellow AR associate Paula McDonald. Thanks Paula!  If I can help you buy or sell a pr...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 38
Yesterday, I received one of those calls we Realtors® love to receive:  “You sold Casey and Mark’s home and did such a great job, I want you to list my home.”   After speaking with the homeowner for a while, we scheduled an appointment for today.  I went to work looking up information on his hous...
By Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE, "Finding Solution to Your Real Estate Needs"
(Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty)
Comments 4
   This home located at 6933 Brockland Drive went into contract in less than ten days after being introduced into the market. The home is located in the Independence Square subdivision in Reynoldsburg, Ohio but is in the Groveport Madison School District.   This immaculately cared for home was a ...
By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Comments 5
Home Owners Must Sell Their Home Three Times for a Closing, in Orange County CA. Actually this applies anywhere. Also it is also NOT original with me. I can't remember where I heard it but it rings so true. What in the world am I talking about? First Sale is to the RE AGENTS. Why? Because agents ...
By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company)
Comments 3
      River Front Condo For Sale                         Overview Maps Photos Features Description                                                   $83,000 Single Family Home Main Features   2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,195 sqft   Location     2300 Dickserson Road42Reno, NV 89503USA         ...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 0
  Are you selling a home in Westchester County NY?  Here are some tips that will make your life a little easier when listing, presenting, and showing your home.  1) Hire A Professional - Most people selling a home don't know where to begin.  Working with a professional will lighten your load and...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 1
  Selling a Home in Phoenix or Scottsdale Arizona U Should KNOW   When you realize all human beings are different, some are quite different from others in regard to their personality, their ethics, their honesty, being proactive, and energy level. And when it comes to real estate agents, it is no...