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By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Comment #14 by anonymous Tom from Phoenix is worth the read and what may or may not be a blanket sentiment of today's homeowners wanting to sell their homes. I would have responded to Tom, but didn't want to hijack Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose post, Low Commiss...
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
2279 SW Plymouth Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 10000 SQUARE FEET Just like back in 2004, prices once again in Port St Lucie are setting new record levels each and every day. Vacant land is...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 24
  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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 19
Sellers Flipping Buyers The Bird Doesn't Lead To A SaleI get it.  You didn't like the offer.  Your house is something special and worth EVERY penny you're asking and probably a whole lot more, right?And yet.....you're still on the market for months and months.  You haven't achieved your goal, sel...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 21
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 Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 29
Forget about fifteen minutes of fame. The average home showing takes less than ten minutes.  If your home captures the heart and soul of the prospective buyers they may stay longer.  If not, they are gone in under five minutes.  Yes, your house is staged whether you know it or not. The image of y...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 16
   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 Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | Whitesboro Tx 76273 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE WHITESBORO TX
(RE/MAX UTOPIA Whitesboro Tx 76273, Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 0
Compare the Market Analysis | Terms of use   Are you considering the sale of your  TEXOMA home? If so, you may be overwhelmed with terms like: Comparative Market Analysis Fair Market Value Asking Price "Curb Appeal" Home Protection Plans Multiple Listing Service Escrow A licensed real estate Brok...
By Emily Medvec, Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
(Keller Williams Santa Fe)
Comments 3
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Santa Fe Style Condo w/Garage 129,900!!!     Just Sold       Get the Final Sales Price! What is Your Home Worth? Emily Medvec Reviews See All Santa Fe Properties      PRESENTED BY         Emily Medvec Keller Williams Santa Fe 505-660-4541 MLS#: 201501028             ...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 3
552 E Draper St, Mesa AZ 85203.  4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single level home with 2574 square feet in Fillmore Place subdivision near University and Mesa Dr.  Pool, spa, 2 car garage.  Large lot is over 16,000 square feet!  MLS #5284011.  No HOA.  Mesa Unified School District:  Edison Elementary School...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 23
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 Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem, Residential Real Estate Sales Specialist
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 2
Whats my #1 tip for preparing your home for sale???C-L-E-A-N....  think  Scrubbing-Bubbles on steroids! Everyone I know has a different definition of what  “clean” means. To a kid, Clean up your room, may just be picking up toys....  To my husband, cleaning up after dinner, is putting dishes in t...
By Blake Rickels, "The Name Friends Recommend"
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
First of all, remember this is a real estate blog so if you weren’t thinking in terms of marketing when you read the title, you may want to move on to, shall we say…. feistier subject matter. In two previous blogs I have outlined a couple of very important points that people should consider befor...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 4
15217 S 43rd Pl , Phoenix AZ 85044.  Located in Mountain Park Ranch in Ahwatukee, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has 1465 square feet, a pool, and a 2 car garage.  Community pool and spa, park areas, playground, and walking/biking paths.  MLS #5283773.  Kyrene Elementary School District - Kyrene del...
By Brian Dunshie, Realtor - Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale
(Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 3
New Listing in Holling Hills at Las Sendas - This is a great home at a great price ! Located in the gated community of Rolling Hills within Las Sendas. This amazing home offers 2450sf of fine living, with 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths. This nicely upgraded home is warm, inviting, and very comfortable. C...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 10
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 Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 23
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 Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 6
Nice People and Other Unexpected Things in Real Estate   As I'm about to close on a condo listing on 128 Sandpiper Lane in Aliso Viejo, I reflected back to when my client bought the  condo in 2008.  There was a great series of events that happened that wouldn't have happened if the people involve...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 21
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
Staging FAQ’s- What is Curb Appeal and What Can I Do? If you’ve thought of selling your house then you’ve heard about staging your home, editing what you have, and making a good first impression.  This is all true!And an important part of the first impression is your curb appeal, what the buyers ...