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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 Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 19
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 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 Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 26
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 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 The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 3
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 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 Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Comments 8
In the course of my job as a Realtor in Tucson, Arizona I view 400+ properties a year.   The number one thing I see that hurts a properties value is deferred maintenance.   Fresh paint and caulk can extend the life of your home for many years, if you stay on top of it.  Here are a couple of ideas...
By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
Comments 4
Looking for Homes for Sale in Maricopa? Specifically the Rancho Mirage Subdivision?   Located just 5-7 minutes outside of John Wayne Parkway down Honeycutt lies the community of Rancho Mirage. Rancho Mirage has a mixture of existing homes and new builds over the past couple of years.  As you ente...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 17
River Brook Estates Subdivision is located on SR 120 east of CR 17 in Bristol, Indiana. River Brook Estates Subdivision is on the north side of the road in Washington Township. Children who live here, that attend public schools will register with Elkhart Community School District.2014 4th Quarter...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 29
 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 3
The message my good friend Loan Officer Vincent Redd sent me reminded me to share the difference between a market evaluation and an appraisal. Appraisals can be done before procuring a Buyer to help a Seller to determine the value of  a home, but they won't be accepted by a Buyer's Lender if pai...
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 Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
Comments 0
 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comHomes and Condominiums For Sale near Olympic Beach in EdmondsThe Olympic Beach area of Edmonds is ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
Equestrian Club of Wellington in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report April 2015 When speaking of  Wellington real estate, we must say that Equestrian Club Of Wellington is one of the communities in the village we consider just one of the most wonderfully planned. You’ll surely be inspi...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 0
The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty http://pinkhouseteam.com Don't Lose Out On The Good Ones Just recently I was at a function where people that were in between jobs came and made many items for sale for the benefit of the PARC as it is called. I don't wear a lot of jewelry but there w...
By Sandra DeVargas, The DEVARGAS Team at Keller Williams Realty
Comments 0
Full details and all photos of all East Amherst Homes for Sale Clarence Central School District. Our for sale property information is a direct feed from MLS and is updated several times daily.East Amherst is located in the Town of Amherst in the county of Erie. The East Amherst area is defined by...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
   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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 19
   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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 17
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...