Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
Home Sellers in Palm County-Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Now Before the Start of the Season!  For those of us who live in Palm Beach County, our season is just around the corner.  That means that our SnowBirds will be returning, and the activity level for everything picks up. If you plan on putti...
By Brian Heckman, Brian Heckman- Florida Mortgage Lender
(The Heckman Group)
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         If your home is valued lowered from its original price, it's a sure sign that your marketing plan failed. Not only have you missed the important first 2 weeks when buyers and real estate professionals are most interested, but there's no way for your home to compete with other ho...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 48
There are many home sellers who wish they had hired a better real estate company when they first put their home on the market. They didn't put much thought into it at the time, but now they find themselves locked into a long-term contract with an agent or organization that will not be selling...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
What Deferred Maintenance Means to a Seller Realtors use the term "deferred maintenance" a lot. Basically, it refers to annual home maintenance, or lack there of, like exterior paint, overgrown trees and shrubs, interior conditions and overall cleanliness. When these maintenance items a...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 37
As a NH Home Stager I see homes in every possible condition.....some need much more work than others.  No matter what your home's condition is, it's important to make it SHOW READY prior to listing it.   One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is listing their home with bad MLS pict...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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One of the Must-See Communities in San Antonio is Alamo Ranch, located in the city’s Northwest. This popular and fast growing suburb is thought to be one of San Antonio’s largest master-planned communities. There is a reason that Alamo Ranch is expanding at an incredible rate. Alamo Ranch offers ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 22
I saw the below on a Facebook for sale page.  Read it very closely..."Works great.  Has red line...but..."This reminds of many home sellers when it comes time to discuss their home's condition. There are problems.  But they have lived with them for a long time.The problems are not t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 11
      Another TOO LATE Pikesville Home For     HomeRome Realty           You waited too long for this split level in Pikesville. There was lots of interest, numerous showings and now a ratified contract.   That means there is    Another TOO LATE sign in Pikesville  For HomeRome Realty       8219 ...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Comments 4
I've been working hard on getting the listing opportunties I generate to price the home correctly for today's market. Our current inventory (homes for sale) is just about 5 months over the entire Jacksonville area, and we've had multiple offer situations on several price points, typic...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 8
How to Sell A Home in Idabel Oklahoma 74745 1.  Call a Real Estate Agent        How do you decide which agent to call?  Well... HMMM since I'm writing this post, I'll make it easy for you.  Call me!  :)    2.  Do what your Real Estate Agent tells you to do      Let me repeat.. Do what you...
By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
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By Edward Peterson, eDrake; CT
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$289,000, 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House, 2042 sqft.     Edward Peterson | eDrakeHome | 203-435-5010 98 Crestwood Rd, Bethany, CT 06524 The Best Value in Bethany 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House   $289,000 Year Built 1965 Sq Footage 2042 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1.5 Baths Parking 2 Garage Lau...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Great Opportunity for you to own in the Heart of Mount Pleasant! This is an end unit which allows plenty of natural light to flow through the home. The kitchen comes with all appliances, ceiling fan, sink overlooking window outside, with plenty of cabinetry and counter space. Separate laundry ...
By Visualshows .com
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  Contact: Denese Sanders Phone: 225-928-7777     for sale in - Baton Rouge, LA Listed at 77000       Send To   Subdivision East Glen Category Homes Type Single Family Re-Sale Sq Footage 1146 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Half Bathrooms 1 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year Built 1973 Home Address 7642 Maple...
By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
Comments 0
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
Open House: August 24, Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info North Salem Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how...
By Mike Jackson, Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
(Bradley Real Estate)
Comments 3
Asking $1,080,000   Rarely available house ,cottage, and an in-law au pair unit. Located in the desirable town of San Anselmo. The main house four bedroom 2 bathroom home has a remodeled kitchen, a beautiful swimming pool, spa and decks! Also included is a detached one bedroom one bathroom cottag...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 26
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL The Internet has no shortage of material regarding the origins of deep cleaning aka spring cleaning. As a matter of fact, in most parts of the world, this ritual is practiced in one form or another. Oftentimes, it will coincide with the New Year or the eve of an important holiday....
By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 0
107 Fisher Street in Franklin MA-Newly Offered by Susan Morrison OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription 107 Fisher Street in Franklin MA-VideoNeighborhoodMarket Stats $269,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,288 sqftLot: 7,845 sqft Location 107 Fisher Street...