Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 19
  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 Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 52
 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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
   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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 14
From Ramschackle Roost to Yowzer Wowzer! I have had a few homes that I have been asked to come out and evaluate prior to listing the home.  One in particular came to mind.  I arrived at the home and everything looked OK on the outside.  The minute that I stepped into the home however, I knew that...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 19
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 Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 1
Looking to sell your house in Washington DC or even Bowie MD,Upper Marlboro MD or even Fort Washington MD,you definitely want to hire a professional home stager who will make the house appealing to ready,willing and able home buyers who are looking to buy a home for sale in Washington DC or other...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 15
Selling your Charlotte area home? Thinking about selling your Charlotte area home? Then you need to think about curb appeal! Buyers often make up their minds about your home in the 30-60 seconds it takes them to walk up to your front door. There's truth to the expression that you never get a seco...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 13
Three of our new greenbelt listings went under contract this past week! They are located off Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222.  These prestigious communities are minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum and the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residen...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 4
What's My Pioneer Place Home Worth May 2015 Delta, COThere hasn't been a lot of real estate sales in Pioneer Place over the last year and a half. To determine a value, we want to look at past sold properties. So far this year, no homes have sold in your neighborhood. In 2014 two homes sold. We al...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 0
How much do you need to know about me as your real estate agent?  Do you know my religion?  Do you know my political party affiliation?Do you know the things I hate about our local government?  Am I racist?  Am I gay?  Am I straight?You don't need to know any of those things about me.  Because no...
By Gary Frimann, California Broker and REALTOR
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 5
2480 Club Drive, Gilroy, CA  EAGLE RIDGE REALTY will be holding an open house for this impressive golf course property this Saturday and Sunday.    Eagle Ridge Home on Golf Course Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats IDX Search $999,888 Single Family Home Main Fea...
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 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 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 Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 4
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!"  Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.  And, oh,...
By Ray Henson, Realtor
(Hybrid Brokers Realty)
Comments 1
     This cute home in the Parkway area of Sacramento in available now.                    This home features a new range and hood, new dishwasher, updated counter tops, tile in the entry, kitchen, nook and formal dining room, updated bathrooms and the heating and air conditioning unit was instal...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 18
   Address: 2508 N Dousman ST 2510 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212-3017 Taxed by: Milwaukee MLS #: 1407586           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston AB...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 19
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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 16
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 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, ...