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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By Cathy Perry
(Keller Williams Realty)
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If you are thinking about putting your St. Louis home on the market, one question no one ever tells you to ask your prospective agent is what your listing will look like.   You may not even think about it – you just know your agent has taken some pictures, the sign goes up in your yard, and hopef...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
                    Waukesha County Real Estate, Homes Over $300K, Kristin Johnston, REMAX, for 2/4/15 to 3/4/15.            By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                         The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 22
The Anatomy of A Seller's Costs to Sell a Home   At some point, people have to consider the sale of a home.  For many it can come after having lived in the same home for many years. For other's it's a matter of either more or less space, or a job relocation.  The common reality all must face is t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 8
I'm not one of those who thinks that it's necessary for a licensed real estate professional to hire someone other than themselves to sell their own home. I have represented myself in the sale of my own home multiple times. There are plenty of disclosure laws that we must follow but as long as we...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 4
OPEN HOUSE For 3 Bed, 2 Bath Scottsdale, AZ Townhouse You Can't Miss! 3910 N Granite Reef RD Scottsdale, AZ 85251   3910 N Granite Reef RD Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Thursday, March 5 - 3:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.  Friday, March 6 - 3:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.   You will not want to miss out on this home that anyone...
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 9
Denver Home Sales Tops the Charts   The Denver Business Journal had an article yesterday relaying the news that Denver tops the chart in sales in the Country.    Homes sales showed a 9.1% increase in January, and has the highest rate of appreciation than any other State.     They went on to say C...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
What Factors Determine Your Home’s Resale Value? Let’s Take a Look There are several factors that will help you determine the value of your home when you want to sell it. Location, condition, layout, upgrades, and events relating to your home are all important when selling your home. It’s All Abo...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 34
Southern Litchfield County Real Estate.  Connecticut real estate has not yet caught up with the rest of the country despite what the national news says. I am sure there are some markets around the country that are doing well, and there are many that are like we are here in Connecticut. And yet th...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 18
Renovations and Updates Do Not Give a Dollar For Dollar ROI I met with a potential seller over the weekend and unfortunately had to deliver bad news – renovations and updates do not give a dollar for dollar ROI. They have beautifully renovated and updated their home over the 5 years they’ve owned...
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 16
SOLD - Horizons at Towne Meadow - Aurora, CO  80015       This ready to move in home now has new owners!      Sad to see my long term neighbors signing off today, and knowing we shall not be sitting on the front porch anymore.     At least they have a 2nd home in Colorado and will be back in the ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 19
4 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Listing Agent You're about to make one of the most important financial decisions you can make:  choosing the real estate agent to sell your Warren County home.  Make the wrong choice and you may literally spend extra months on the market and sacrifice ten...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 2
  PROPERTY DETAILS $650,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 214036419Bedrooms: 0Full Baths: 0Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 7511Lot Size: 138x200Taxes: $13866.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 4560 N High St. Prime Clintonville - Beechwold location. Over 7000 sq ft office building. Has been used as a medical building wi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
You may be asking "Why" such a firm question as my blog title this morning? It is no secret NH is buried in snow from this winter that wont end. With upwards to 6 to 7 feet on the ground in some areas, it is hard not to think of the snow. There is a big BUT though... March 1 is the "unofficial" s...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 20
What's My Delta, CO Pioneer Place Home Worth? By looking at the sold information for the last year, we can determine a neighborhood price range. In the last year only one home has sold in Pioneer Place. At this time the market information is limited, and that is mainly due to the lack of inventor...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 15
WHO should have to pay CLOSING COSTS during the Purchase/Sale of a home? Different parts of the country have different traditions. However this is a subject I bring up with the Home Seller when Listing a Home For Sale. Here in NH the majority of sales where the Buyer gets a mortgage, is a FHA Mor...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
Comments 1
Sure it may be tempting to forego hiring a realtor to help with the sale of your home, but if you knew how much a realtor could help you, you might change your tune. _______  Every year home sellers have to wrestle with the question of whether or not to hire a realtor to help sell their home. Som...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 4
We always say "wait a day and the weather will change" in Denver,  well as I  look out my office window this morning we have snow and 9 degree.  So looking at the next five days, things are getting warmer.  Should be a great weekend for sellers to put homes on the market , the buyers will be out...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 0
When we are going through a difficult and stressful time, our bodies naturally react to the situation. This “fight or flight” reaction to stress makes us more alert and ready to avoid danger, so it is helpful in the moment. However, if you are in a constant state of stress on an ongoing basis, th...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 24
Home owners who say this to their real estate agent usually are trying to pursuade their real estate agent to put a price on the home that is more than the market will bear. If the real estate agent has done a creditable CPM, finding what sold in the neighborhood and what is on the market, this s...
By Melissa Jenkins, Hillsborough Township & Somerset County NJ
(Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty)
Comments 1
1370 Tullo Road, Martinsville NJ 08836 Sale Price $625,000