Home Selling

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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 45
I saw an infographic recently which was titled "How Did Home Sellers Handle Multiple Offers?" that was published by the California Association of Realtors, and it makes for a timely article for people who are selling a home in Tallahassee. While our market is not "on fire" like many markets in Ca...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 144
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 29
My Attorneys Said I Have Too Much Faith In Humanity! I did not know it was even possible to have too much faith in humanity however that is exactly what my risk management attorney said to me the other day. I called to see if I maybe missed something. What's happening in my Silicon Valley real es...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 65
Your Money is Well Spent in the Kitchen You are a seller faced with a dilemma. You have limited funds to get your home ready to market and though your house is neat and well maintained, it has dated colors, building products and trends of years ago.    We real estate agents know which rooms warm ...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
Comments 36
Homes in Cherokee County You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below.  I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is.  The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED!  The vast majority of homes built in this area were constructed...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 57
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
Just Listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision Creekside Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,481 heated square feet, and was just listed in Warner Robins GA in Creekside Subdivision. Built in 1994, this home is spacious, with a large yard for kids, pets,...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
                        Real Estate Market Report,New Berlin,WI for 3/17/14-4/17/14,Remax               New Berlin Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Real Estate,Waukesha Cty Realtor                                                               Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Est...
By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
Comments 4
In most cases the decision to sell a home has to do with a life event and sometimes, especially in a market down turn, your home may not have enough equity to allow you to sell. It might make sense to wait for the market to recover, but in some cases waiting may compound the problem. Let's take a...
By Mark Taylor, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Comments 1
Getting Your Full Selling Price For Your Home     When it comes to selling your home and getting the full selling price you want, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality. Avoiding the commonly made mistakes that end up lowering the value of ...
By Margaret Gehr
(Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors)
Comments 2
Because Chicagoland Home Staging does a lot of work in vacant homes we do a lot of setting or decorating dining room tables.While we almost never actually "set" the table, we do pay careful attention to the way the dining room, or other eating areas, are presented. We know that while the dining r...
By Jennifer Fitze, CDPE, ABR, SFR
(Keller Williams American Premier Realty)
Comments 0
Jennifer Fitze, Realtor, Keller Williams American Premier Realty Direct: 443-504-7830, Office: 443-512-0090, Website: www.JensMDhomesearch.comAbingdon MD Homes For SaleJennifer Fitze with Keller Williams American Premier Realty in Bel Air MD just listed a great townhome in the Constant Friendship...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 17
  Sellers “I Got This” Don’t Be Present During Showings.   The truth is “buyers feel awkward with the seller’s present during a showing and home buyers should feel as comfortable as possible when home shopping.   Buying a home is a commitment, and it is a huge investment and they need to feel wel...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
Comments 1
      Yesterday I listened to offers on my latest probate listing, a very cute condo in Sunnyvale. It is an 880 square foot condo in a great location right across from a large park, and close to many Silicon Valley high tech companies. The schools are good, there is an inside washer and dryer, do...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Milwaukee Real Estate Report For March 2014     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 10, 2014 03:11 PM     March Market Reports   Milwaukee During this year's spring refresh, seller activity is the first item on the watch list. Low i...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 1
  18180 17th St Princeton, MN 55371 Charming County Home! Description   Inside the home has 5 Total bedrooms, including 4 bedrooms on the upper level.  Good news is there is one good sized bedroom on the main level. One of the upper level bedrooms currently being used as design room.  Upstairs al...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 16, Santa Teresa area, San Jose, CA (95111, 95119, 95138, 95139) ... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading. More Real Estate and Less Hype;   2 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 25 Single fa...
By David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
Comments 1
Click here to see more pictures and detailed information.     Schedule a Showing Roseville Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? David Vandermyden Keller Williams Realty 916-749-5577 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 14022304     L2L Virtual Tours AR    
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 2
SOLD! Yet Another Home Sold by Craig Rutman, Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent! This beautiful home in Durham, NC is now sold. But don't worry folks. Even though this one is no longer available, YOUR new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home is out there. If you're looking to buy or sell a ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
Just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision in Warner Robins GA  SOLD in Warner Robins GA You have to be quick on your feet in this community or the home you like may be under contract before you know it. Such is the case here as this very nice starter home just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision ...