Home Selling

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By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
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The other week, a colleague and I were talking about how challenging it can be to find a way to repurpose and recycle household items. Once you've outgrown an appliance or a dated electronic, it's time to consider where to put them besides out by the curb.   As a home stager, I run into this ques...
By Charles McDonald
(Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions)
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Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas. You’ve decided on a house and everything is moving smoothly towards settlement, so the next logical step is to break all of the moving parts into easy to follow steps to make it a success. Here are some tips to help you avoid, or mini...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Stylish home with a backyard paradise JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek   www.9705cinnabar.com     Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek!   9705 Cinnabar Trail,  Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned communit...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR,SRES, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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Often, listing agents will tell a potential seller that they must take down all pictures as part of de-cluttering their home. I disagree. Even though we know that home becomes a commodity as soon as it is listed, it is still the home of the peopler living there. I tell my clients to keep their fa...
By Jill Winchel, Your Middle TN Realtor, Specializing in Brentwood
(SilverPointe Properties 615-504-1185)
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Garage Sale Tips  It’s that time of year when spring cleaning begins and everyone ends up with a pile of stuff that they don’t use or need. Or you may be moving soon and don’t want to pack extra items that you don’t use or need. You could certainly donate those items to a worthy cause but if you ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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FAQ Should I submit an offer before my house is on the market?   This past week I received a phone call from an agent whose clients have an interest in a home going on the market next week. They were in a hurry to see the home this week and wanted to set up a viewing time before it went on the ma...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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What Can San Diego Home Sellers Expect in the 2014 Spring Housing Market In a few words, maybe some disappointment. We have seen prices escalate all the way through 2013 and  more increases in the first 3 months of 2014. So what's the problem? It is actually a bit hard to define exactly because o...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Affordable Jensen Beach Home Sold     Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Jensen Beach FL real estate Search All Stuart FL real estate Search All Palm City FL real estate Search All Hutchinson Island FL real estate Search All Hobe Sound FL real estate Search All Homes For Sale Map Search f...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Wickford RI Colonial New to Market | 467 Ten Rod Road Open House Sunday 1-3 pm Wonderfully restored and fully renovated from top to bottom, this 1890 Wickford RI colonial home at 467 Ten Rod Road is new to the market.  Set on a .43 acre corner lot in RI real estate with stunning trees and 2 minut...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 10
If You Don’t Want To Hear The Answer, Why Do You Ask The Question? Phone rings.   I see in the MLS(multiple listing service) agent only remarks - that we should contact you before we submit an offer.   Yes, that’s true...how can I help you?   I neither recognize the name nor the area code.   I se...
By Erika Rogers, Your Personal St George Utah Real Estate Guide!
(Re/Max First Realty)
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4696  Whisper Point St George UT  84790 | JUST LISTED IN SUNRIVER 55+ Active Adult Community Golf course living at it’s best!  Panoramic views to die for in SunRiver. Gorgeous upgraded home on the golf course, 3 bedroom or 2 + den, 2 bath & 3 car garage. Popular Transitions floor plan w/split bed...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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I will Always Do Right For You in Selling Your Home Listing homes can be a numbers business for many agents...some potential clients just want to hear who will sell their house at the highest price (even when it is not possible) while others want to know what kind of discount you will give to the...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 17
Alhambra CA - 1000 Westmont Drive Traditional Home in Emery Park Area   Showings start Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:30AM until 1PM   Combining both a Broker Caravan with a Public Open House   Here’s an opportunity to see this home on its first available day.   Three bedrooms   Two baths   1238 sq...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Wakefield Meadows Condo Open House | South Kingstown RI Sat. 4/26  90 Hampton Way Condo for Sale A premier luxury South Kingstown RI condo community, Wakefield Meadows, has an open house Saturday April 26th from Noon- 2 p.m. at 90 Hampton Way.   This stunningly and well appointed 2000 square foot...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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Why Use a Buyer's Agent to List and Sell Your Franklin TN Home According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), home sellers are looking for four things from their Listing Agent: To sell their home within the seller's time frame To help sellers market their home To secure a buyer for the...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
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River Crossing-Spring Branch TXRiver Crossing is a large upscale community in Spring Branch Texas. This is in Comal County just north of San Antonio. Most of the homes in River Crossing are situated on estate-sized lots of an acre or more. There are a bit over 900 platted lots in River Crossing.S...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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    Property for Sale   9654 Worswick Court, Wellington, FL 33414   3,941 sq. ft. under air---- 5,185 total sq. ft.   Property Type: single family   Olympia Community Standard-Sale   5/4/3   HOA: $385/month   Yearly Taxes $7,619   Offered @ $649,900   MLS:  RX-10006899     Excelsior model on cul ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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It's not unusual for sellers to turn down offers in this market that do not fit a sellers' objective, especially among listings in Elk Grove. I'm happy that sellers are OK with picking and choosing the buyers they want because it makes for a smoother escrow period as well. I certainly don't mind ...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 3
Property for Sale   14722 Stirrup Lane, Wellington, FL 33414   3,459 sq. ft. under air---- 4,823 total sq. ft.   Property Type: single family   Paddock Park Community Standard-Sale   6/4.1/4   HOA: $0/month   Yearly Taxes $8,185   Offered @ $749,000   MLS:  RX-10025978   Beautiful one story fami...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Should a Home Owner wait for a certain amount of Buyers to see their home before negotiating or accepting an offer on their home? Recently after showing a home, new to the market, my buyers made a full price offer on the home. The Home Owner was there for the showing which was strange but actuall...