Home Selling

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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 90
Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs As a Realtor in Huntsville Alabama I'm confronted with this topic all the time.  I hope the following will shed a little light on the topic of selling your home "As-Is". Selling My Home "As-Is" If you find yourself in the positi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
SOLD in the Hawthorne Subdivision in Warner Robins Georgia SOLD in Warner Robins Georgia It sounds like a broken record but is typically true...sellers who keep their home well maintained, reasonably updated, and priced according to the current market conditions stand the best opportunity to sell...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 17
What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing?   We all have different lives, responsibilities and things to do but we always have responsibility to our parents as they age.  In RI real estate it becomes clear all the time as I view homes on a market analysis when an adult chil...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 35
Sellers-You Are Responsible for Your MLS Photos!   Your house is for sale and you’ve probably heard how important your MLS photos are.  They are!  90% of buyers will begin their search for their new home on the Internet.   Buyers are human and if your MLS photos don't look good when viewed o...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
  Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 6/23/14-7/23/14 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Milwaukee County, WI           My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the r...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 10
Home Stager, Marie Graham, hits the nail smack on the head in this one.... MLS photos are not taken seriously enough, and for the life of me, I have no idea why we are still seeing so many horrible pictures out there.  Whether you are agent, broker or seller....you have a responsibility to use qu...
By Bryant Tutas, Broker/REALTOR, Tutas Towne Realty, Inc
(Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc)
Comments 1
Short Sale Fraud is not a thing of the past. It's alive and well!! Normally the fraud is related to property value. Get the lender to accept way less than the property is worth and BAM! instant profit when you flip it. Sounds good right? Well it's not. It's illegal to provide a fabri...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Henry County. Although you can make a case for the feasibility of doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise, and even licensure are recommended that few would ever try it. At the end of the day, sellin...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
National Association of REALTORS Existing Home Sales Exceed Projections   According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales surpassed both May sales and expectations for June. Sales of previously owned homes increased by 2.60 percent in June and reached a seasonally adjusted...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
Comments 4
Cloverhill Manassas Convenience Plus Move-in Condition OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhood $325,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,232 sqftLot: 10,001 sqft Location 9634 Shannon LaneManassas, VA 20110USA Karen Kruschka RE/MAX Real Estate...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 9
The Neighbors Made the Buyers Run Away from Your Listing!     My buyers were diligent.  They had seen every home in their price range and school district.  There was a new listing in an area that they loved with one exception.  It was on a cul-de-sac at the bottom of a very steep hill.     I had ...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Comments 3
Here are the June homes sold in Atlantic Beach, FL. This report includes all single family homes, and do not include any condominiums.     June 2014 Homes Sold:                                             22 Highest Sold Price:                                    $495,000 Lowest Sold Price:       ...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Motivational Mondays- The Love of My Dog to Get Me on Track This morning I got up about 6:00 am and made a cup of coffee. I was on the patio looking at the hummingbirds buzzing around the feeder and my mind was wondering instead of listening to the news blasting away near my ear. I thought since ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
 Southfields en Wellington Fl  Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado para Junio 2014     Southfields en Wellington, Florida es una comunidad de casas lujosas y ecuestres que esta ubicada cerca de otras comunidades ecuestres del pueblo. Espacios lujosos y amplios que le dan la bienvenida a lo...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 0
In the middle of my afternoon of preparing new listings for the week and talking with potential sellers, I ended up taking an emergency listing yesterday that popped up out of nowhere. Well, many listings seem to pop up out of nowhere these days from sellers who suddenly call and need their homes...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 15
Yes, You heard it! Buy a To Be Built Home in the month of July 2014, and you’ll get a FREE & New SunPower® Solar System.  Meritage Homes has been a leader in building sustainable, and energy efficient homes for years. Their homes includes energy-efficient innovations like spray-foam insulatio...
By Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale
Comments 17
While it's hard not to pop the cork on the champagne when you get an acceptable offer on your home, it's prudent not to get too excited or carried away until the ink is dry and the deed has been recorded. Not to dampen your enthusiasm on getting an offer, though, because odds are, the con...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
Mallet Hill de Wellington Florida Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado para Junio 2014   Mallet Hill en Wellington, Fl es una privada y exclusiva zona residencial para la comunidad ecuestre. Sólo hay una entrada a la comunidad, pero la mayoría de las propiedades se encuentran a poca distanci...
By Randal Jenkins, Your Investor Friendly Realtor
(Coldwell Banker F I Gray and Sons Residential, Inc.)
Comments 2
4641 Irene Loop New Port Richey Fl, is on MLS at $29,900.   I am the listing agent and part of the selling group.   As an investor, I am very familiar with shopping for real estate.   I own real estate and I work on finding deals.   And then I sell them.    The sales process on this Irene loop ha...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 4
    TOO LATE!     This Single Family Brick Beauty In Baltimore   Had Multiple Offers   2700 E. Northern Parkway Baltimore, Md.  21214 MLS #BA8243516       You missed this great single family brick home with an entrance parlor, living room with fireplace, separate dining room, eat in kitchen, sun ...