Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR®
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)
Comments 35
Educating Sellers the importance of staging Listing agents know educating sellers the importance of a well staged home will receive the best offers, setting high expectations for a buyer’s. Staging a home will set the mood for buyer’s first impressions appealing to good or bad feelings. Selling a...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Getting Ready to Move- What You Need to Know. Home stagers don’t often get involved with the moving process when we assist our clients in preparing their home for sale.  All we can do is suggest that sellers begin immediately editing what they have before the move.   Having recently helped a frie...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 2
Helping Clients Get Their Homes Ready to Market is something that probably every one of us has done in the past.  This particular Client was a referral from my preferred lender, so I wanted to take extra care of him.  He had a newer home to sell that was clean as a whistle inside but not so much ...
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 3
Current Inventory stats for week 43, Cupertino, CA…once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 1 Single family homes currently listed as short sales. 3 Sing...
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)
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Is There a Refrigerator in the Kitchen? Some kitchens are small and some are large but not one kitchen looks better or at its best having the refrigerator covered in magnets or covered with fliers. I get it, you are proud of your kids school papers and need to have those reminders about upcoming ...
By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
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Are You Considering Renting Out Your Second Home to Generate Income?         Are you thinking about buying a second home to spend some time in when you’re on vacation? Whether you’re picking up a small house near the beach or you’re looking at a ski-in/ski-out condo at your favorite ski resort, i...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 12
  Preparing Your Home To Sell Quickly     Do you want to sell your home? Here are three suggestions that will help you sell your home quickly "as well as" sell your home for top dollar.   Hire a real estate expert: Do you want to feel confident about selling your home? Do you want the most levera...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 5
365 W Bluebird Dr, Chandler AZ 85286.  Arden Park subdivision, 4273 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage + carport, pool,  2 stories. The one you've been waiting for!  This home is not only in an ideal location and within a gated community, it boasts upgrades galore throughout and a...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 23
The importance of having quality pictures when listing your home for sale has been the subject of many blog posts.  For good reason.  MLS photos are typically the first opportunity you have for making a good first impression because most potential buyers begin their search for a new home online. ...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Mount pleasant Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Jonathan Crompton Keller Williams 843-296-8337 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 1417086   License #:64403 Information valid for ...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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One huge factor that determines whether you get a good deal or not when selling your home is your ability to negotiate. As you may already have expected, there are several people a seller would have to deal with in order to make a sale. This is probably why most people would ask for the help of a...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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I've been called a lot of things over the years, but the best thing I've ever been called as a Home Stager was "the widow maker ".   I was given the name after a two hour home staging consultation in which my client, Bob, had worked very hard following my suggestions.  We had moved most of his fu...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
       Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 9/30/14-10/30/14,Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                     My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Another Waterbury CT Home Owner Avoids Foreclosure   While some parts of the country are experiencing a robust real estate market, that is not the case for many people in Central Connecticut Many home owners are still having difficulty in maintaining their mortgage payments and their alternatives...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
Comments 3
Home Selling Tips – Why You Need a Realtor® There are quite a few reasons why you should use a local Realtor® to sell your home. Selling your home is a bit tougher than buying a home, especially in today’s real estate market since there have been so many changes. Pricing, marketing, and a real e...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 22
Can You Sell A Home TOO Quickly?? A home went on the market late yesterday.  It looked like a good match for a buyer of ours so we attempted to schedule a showing this morning.  Request denied:  "Home has an accepted contract and no showings allowed". Now that leaves us with two possible scenario...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
One of the things a real estate professional does for you when you're selling your home is put it up on the local listing system. This is where buyer's agents and the buyers themselves will see information on the home you're selling. This is no doubt very important. But we can take it a step furt...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 24
 Jensen Beach Club Condo Sold 4452 NE Ocean Blvd. Suite B-1 in the Jensen Beach Club has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater team for $129,000 Get a condo on Hutchinson Island for under $150k. All tile floors, renovated kitchen, shutters and more! Tennis, bike path, clubhouse, pool and locate...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 22
Sgt Schultz Your Know Nothing Ways May Get You In Trouble As A Seller Do you remember Master Sergeant Hans Georg Schultz from the 1960s television sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes”?  You know that campy satirical look at World War II POW hi-jinks in Hitler’s Germany?   If you are too young to have watched ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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 OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~9622 Indigo Brush~Canyon Creek~Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2-4pm www.9622indigobrush.com Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 9622 Indigo Brush Dr. Austin, TX in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 2-4 pm. This community is located on Hwy 620 ...