Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 11
  You just got the call.  He's coming at 9 am tomorrow just after the kids go off to school! He will only be here for 15 minutes.   Here comes that damned gurgly belly again.  Oh no, oh no, oh no, what do I do?? Remember when you ratified your contract and your mother said to you, "Well, Honey, n...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 49
Yesterday, I interviewed with a seller to list his home. This luxury home is in a neighborhood that many agents would like to list; at a price to exceed $1.5M. The home was beautiful--magazine quality.  It seems that no matter the price point, sellers are ultimately going to make their decision o...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 45
 Three times in the last two weeks I have entered homes with buyers who were almost immediately turned off by the darkness within.  In all cases, it was just a matter of shades, blinds or drapes being drawn in combination with a lack of sufficient lighting to begin with.  All the buyers made comm...
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 2
3275 SE Pinto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 3179 SQUARE FEET GREEN HOME, Hurricane Impact Glass, GE SS Kitchen, Granite and more. Gourmet kitchen, moen...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 17
I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
   In what seems like another lifetime,  I owned a marketing agency and had the honor and pleasure of working with many businesses of different sizes and nature...from retail and consumer services to business to business products and services. I spent time in other agencies writing copy, doing ac...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 15
Austin white stone RE-PRICED TO SELL! in Canyon Creekwww.11125comisopala.com Buyers who act decisively have the best opportunity to purchase this re-priced property at 11125 Comiso Pala Path in Austin, TX 78726 … as quality deals sell fast in the Canyon Creek - NW Austin Real Estate Market! This ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 18
Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 20
I think this is a great letter or email to send to FSBOs. It is respectful of them and yet very helpful. Some agents go in to a FSBO appointment and almost bully the homeowner as the agents explain why they home owner can't sell the home alone. This sets a much more positive tone! Real estate age...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ))
Comments 1
Why Would You Enjoy Downtown Salt Lake City? Well, we can think of a few reasons why...Wikimedia CommonsWorld Class Shopping: The Gateway Trolley Square Garnder Village   Museums: Church History Museum Natural History Museum of Utah       Parks: Red Butte Garden Tracy Aviary Hogle Zoo Lagoon Amus...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 18
The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week comes to us from prestigious Paradise Valley. This luxury property can only be described as regal, elegant, and almost presidential. Grand features abound with this home such as soaring ceilings, large chandeliers, custom stone and woodwork, ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 14
So the Home Buyers' Agent Can't Get It Done What Then? The scenario is that in the house buy the buyers' agent can not seem to get the offer right, understand multiple offer situations, deadlines and what is required from the buyer.  Can you tell it is another part time real estate agent that doe...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 8
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersThe Written Marketing Plan Selling a Carlsbad home is complex, and time consuming, no matter how experienced you might be. This is true even in our busy market where inventory is low. My “How to Sell a Home” tips and advice video series...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 19
What is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is that  "image" when your brain waves tell you to keep staring at it and then--- have a second or third glance-- because it looks delicious and delightful to the eyes.Kathy Streib has written this article which can benefit not only the sellers but also the homeow...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 7
As real estate professionals we see homes day in and day out.  We take note of the overall condition of the home, cleanliness, up keep, amenities, layout, extra features, etc.  One of the areas that I see that is typically neglected somewhat is the home exterior. Many times I will tour a home and...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 9
215 Cumberland Rd Warwick RI Open House Sat. 12-2  5/23More information can be found here by clicking the link.  Or just call me today at 401.529.7849 or email me at ginny@RIHouseHunt.com. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with renovated kitchen and baths, dining room, living room, great room, garage and fa...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 1
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce a new price for the property at 1231 Cooper Road in Scotch Plains.  The news price is now $1,999,000!!!This home features 6 bedrooms, 6 full and one half baths.  Custom and stylish, this home has it all! Beautiful fenced in yard, pool, 3 fireplaces, finished baseme...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 13
Selling My Home.  But, What To Do With The STUFF!! Everything in my home has a history, some going back 50 years.  Or, it will have a "story", like why or where I purchased it or for or with whom.  Now that I'm ridding myself of almost everything and I have a very patient real estate agent, Jeff ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Home for Sale, Lovettsville.  Single Family, 5 BR, 2 full, 1 half baths.$5,000 Closing Help for Buyer. $469,900 Just 3 years old, this homes is ready for a new owner.  The town of Lovettsville is just 2 miles from the MARC Train Station in Brunswick.    1 / 23   Exterior (Front)   Homefinders.com...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 9
I like to explain the 'feel' or 'look' of a bathroom to my clients  as 'like the feel of a hotel bathroom'. It should be sparkling clean with fresh towels and new soaps etc. We avoid the 'used factor'. One of my clients response was 'oh, just like a high end Bed & Breakfast'. I think that's a gre...