Home Selling

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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 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 27
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 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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 5
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 The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 2
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 22
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 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 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 Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem, Residential Real Estate Sales Specialist
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 1
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 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 Brian Dunshie, Realtor - Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale
(Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 2
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 Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 4
OPEN HOUSE For New Listing: 5 Bed Country Charmer w/ Pool & Horse Stalls! OPEN HOUSE!May 23, Saturday - 1-4 PM  717 S Pandora DR Gilbert, AZ 85296 $500,000 Photos Coming Soon 5283771 Residential Single Family - Detached Active Beds/Baths: 5 / 2.75 Bedrooms Plus: 5 Approx SqFt: 3,155 / Owner Price...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 17
Coming to Warwick RI Real Estate Market - Turnkey HomeOpen House Sat. 5/23 Noon-2 pm215 Cumberland Rd., WarwickCowesett neighborhood  Here is a sneak preview of a renovated and move in ready 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in the much sought after Cowesett neighborhood.  Not to be missed!Do not miss the o...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 5
Everyone is welcome to my open house! Bring in your family and friends. Amazing Opportunity For First Time Home Buyers - Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Semi In The Highly Desirable, Family Friendly Neighborhood Of Etobicoke West Mall. Close To Schools, Centennial Park, Etobicoke Olympium Newly Re...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 9
Saunderstown RI Real Estate Price Improvement 1354 Gilbert Stuart Rd   Colonial North Kingstown RI Home for Sale with Acreage Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood $345,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,044 sqftLot: 1.95 acre(s)Year Built: 1985MLS #: 10927...
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Equestrian Club Estates in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report April 2015 The Equestrian Club Estates in Wellington Fl is the perfect location for your Winter Equestrian Festival stays here in Wellington each year, and all the more reason to call it home if your an equestrian lover wit...
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 Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 0
Can You Price the House Higher I Don't Like that Price?   In the world of real estate the seller can price a home to sell at any price they want.  Yes, really but that does not mean it will sell and it probably will not at a sellers' mindful imagining price.      It is all about the real estate ...