Home Selling

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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 115
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 34
        Red is Back   In My Flower Mound Garden     The colors red and green take on a different perspective on January 29, 2015 than it did a month ago during the week of Christmas 2014. What a difference colors have on ones decision making ability depending on the seasons. In December, the colo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 7
Another Ellicott City Maryland Home Sold By Margaret Rome   We listed this gorgeous Ellicott City home on November 13th,  had it under contract by Thanksgiving  and we went to settlement today!    12412 Benson Branch Rd. 21042   Below are a few blogs that helped sell this 5 Bedroom Colonial Beaut...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 8
Getting Married And Got An Extra Home?  Or Two? You're about to get married and you've got 1,000 different decisions to make!  Location, date, dresses, rings, invitations, guest lists and REAL ESTATE! More and more we encounter people waiting just a bit later in life to get married, and while the...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 15
    Because it is against our MLS rules that we can't use identifying photos of other listings, I did call the listing agent to ask if I could use this photo.  Surprisingly, he asked that he NOT be named as the listing agent - I wonder why?   I thought I'd seen it all but this one topped just ab...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 8
Appraised value may not be the same as PERCEIVED value.  It's a difficult concept for homeowners to comprehend when it comes time to list their home for sale. Yes, being able to predict the appraised value with a high degree of certainty is very important when it's time to sell your home.  Apprai...
By Michele Herndon
(Keller Williams Realty South Shore)
Comments 3
***416 Islebay Drive, Apollo Beach, FL 33572***   Water fountains greet you as you enter through the gates to your own private paradise. The metal roof above the veranda plays the sounds of summer in the afternoon rain showers. Guests enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool after lounging on the pave...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 1
Price Reduction: 1012 6th Ave SW Isanti, MN 55040 Now: $164,900 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1469 sq. ft. Built in 2007 3 stall garage Check out more information on this newer built home for sale in Isanti, MN on MNHomeShop! This stunning home built in 2007 in Isanti Mn is for sale and priced to sell. Large...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 4
You just got a call that an agent wants to show your house in 20 minutes.  The kids are off school today and you have been slacking on the housework.  You are in no way, shape, or form ready to have someone see your house in its current state.  And you can hear Susan Nealey's voice in your head s...
By David Hulka, CMRS
(West USA Realty)
Comments 1
TONS of potential in this  6 Bedroom Home in Gilbert , 4 FULL baths, BASEMENT home with 3 car garage in an AMAZING Gilbert AZ, 85295 neighborhood. Den/Office upstairs, and bonus/game/media room in basement. 3,922 SF, split Master BR with dual sinks, separate tub and shower and huge walk in closet...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 39
What are the BIGGEST Mistakes Wellington Home Flippers Make? Growing up I'll never forget the "creepy dilapidated house" down the block, the one where the imaginary witch lived, the one you told ghost stories about. I never thought anyone would actually buy that vacant rundown home, but someone d...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 2
I often go to listing appointments and just like a buyer, by the time they open the front door, I have an idea of what the house is going to look like.  Sometimes my stomach churns and sometimes I start to shake cuz I'm so excited!! I wish I could say that the latter occurs more than the churning...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 82
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 3
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!" Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.   And, oh,...
By David Hulka, CMRS
(West USA Realty)
Comments 3
Welcome to your new home! Take in this breathtaking 5 BR home for sale in Tempe AZ. This home features a 3 car garage, 3.5 baths, and over 3500 square feet. Located in the Amazing Subdivision of Alisanos,  near Kyrene and Warner in the highly sought after Kyrene School district.  Having a basemen...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 24
Last night while I was out at dinner I got a voice mail.  It was from a past customer.  She was a buyer and at the time of her purchase buyers were not yet represented in Georgia as clients.  All agents were either an agent or a sub-agent for the seller.  We were however required to treat them fa...
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
  Port St Lucie Home JUST LISTED in Becker Road Area of Port Saint Lucie Florida. Here is an opportunity to purchase one of Port St Lucie's hottest models, the Ascott Bay IV from Mercedes Homes. This home features an expansive open floor plan with diagonal tile throughout home except for bedrooms...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
200+ Reasons Why Sellers Need a Realtor® We all do it. We go to a listing appointment as prepared as can be and armed with statistics and data that shows we know what we are doing. We have done our homework, have a good price range in mind for this home, and know exactly how we will market the pr...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
If you are trying to sell your home, market time is not your friend.  The longer your house stays on the market, the more the value goes down in the buyer's mind.  If your list price is too high and does not match the perceived value, your house will linger, unsold and stale. Sellers who price th...