Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 96
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 Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 1
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 Joy Baker, So NH RE & Short Sale Specialist
(RE/MAX Insight)
Comments 4
According to a top HUD Executive, "It's between US Bank and us".  This was the response upon, once again, being presented with documentation of US Bank's repeated mishandling of, first, the modification application and then, much later,  the short sale request on the FHA loan for distressed homeo...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 17
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...
4 Bed Home For Sale in Johnson Ranch - Golf Course Lot Home For Sale Johnson Ranch is located just off Hunt Hiway and Golf Course Drive in San Tan Valley, AZ. This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Johnson Ranch is located on the Johnson Ranch Golf Course, that's right, its actually a Golf Course Lot! T...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
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 Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 58
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Chris Eckert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  2014 was another STELLAR YEAR  for the Mid-Peninsula Real Estate.  Average prices have been on the rise for the past 3 years now.  Single Family Homes & Condo's have risen by $394,232 since 2011!    
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 2
No matter what market you are in, these are some great tips to help get your home sold.   There is nothing I hate more than reading in the comments that a listing is easy to show, then calling the showing service only to find that the home can only be seen on Thursdays between 2 and 4pm or Saturd...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
Comments 0
Thinking of putting your home on the market this spring?   Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the snow has melted and the crocuses are coming up before you get around to contacting an agent to begin the process. For many reasons, it’s a good idea to make that call now, to get an idea of aski...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
Thinking Of Selling? Now May Be The Time                                It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a go...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 49
Let There Be Light and a Sold Sign May Appear A dark closed up house is a huge turnoff to buyers. Though it is not the only factor that makes or breaks a sale it does tend to create a negative impression of the home. It makes the rooms look smaller, the walls look dark and even shadowy and dirty....
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 4
  Sneak Preview ~ 11601 Sweet Basil Ct. ~ Canyon Creek NW Austin TX   Here is a sneak preview of my new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek.  The home should be on the market and in the MLS on February 3, 2015.  Wow...here is the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market...
By Chris Eckert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  2014 was another STELLAR YEAR for the Mid-Peninsula Real Estate!  Averagae prices have been on the rise for the past 3 years  now.  Single Family Homes & Condo's have risent by $394,232 since 2011!
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 3
SOLD ~ 320 NW 87th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 Listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties          SOLD Lake Front Home in Pembroke Pines FL Highlights:   3 Bedroom and 2 Bath  An upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and double sinks.  Open floor plan w...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
  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 ASSOCIATE BROKER Keller Williams NY Realty 914-259-88...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
Comments 1
  You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of t...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 8
5 Cardinal Sins of Home Selling! We see a lot of homes over the course of a year and there are some big reasons  buyers will spin on their heels, look at us and say "NEXT!".   As a general rule, home buyers expect to see what was advertised, and the only surprises they want to see involve a home ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
I was fortunate enough to play for a Hall of Fame football coach at West Point, and he had numerous catch phrases that many of his players remember even decades after playing the game. Whenever somebody went down during a drill, we knew the question the coach would have, and thirty years later I ...
By Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N
(Century 21 Sherlock Homes)
Comments 5
  There is a feeling among sellers especially in the North East that listing your home for sale in the Winter is not a good idea.  Perhaps listing in the middle of December is not great but come the middle of January there are a lot of bonus's for Winter marketing. First of all only very very mot...