Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
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Entrance to Lennar's new community in Jurupa Valley CA    Builder - Lennar 138 home will be build 11915 Berlyn Dove Court, Jurupa Valley Ca 91752 (951) 332-3975 Home prices starting in the mid $450k       This is the entrance to the Harvest Villages community. Currently, there are 5 model homes f...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Fire A Client?  Why Would An Agent Fire A Home Buyer?? It's rare, thank Goodness!!  However, if an agent finds themselves experiencing discomfort with a prospective home buyer, a few questions have to be asked.  I've divorced a few home buyers over the years.  1.  Fair Housing Awareness.  The pro...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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When A Buyer Feels Remorse And Wants To Renegotiate An As-Is  Contract   Buyers in the San Jose real estate market don't have it easy these days. We've been in a seller's market for quite some time now.  As a listing agent, one way Kathleen Daniels levels the playing field on San Jose homes for s...
By Joe Neuah, Doing Real Estate with Passion!!
(Rodeo Realty)
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"Supernatural"home in Malibu just listed!   Jensen Ackles of “Supernatural” and his wife, Danneel Harris, have put a gated home in Malibu up for sale at $6.995 million. See more information about this property. Secluded in gated privacy amidst mature trees, on approx. 1.1 flat acres sits one of t...
By Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro, Your Success is My Focus!
(Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
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Believe it or not some Texas HOAs are hurting their own residents' property values. It is not intentional or at least I don't think it is. In certain areas of Frisco and McKinney there are HOAs that have decided that real estate open house signs should not be used. They go around and will pull th...
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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What Does Motivated Seller Really Mean? These words are used in our daily real estate jargon and also used in the wording in the Multiple Listing Services. We see them so often that we tend to be numb to what is really being said. What does it really mean? When showing a property this week, I rea...
By Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager
(Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes)
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How To Add Value - Ask A Connecticut Home Stager   For a recent renovation, we decided to revamp this nondescript fireplace to make it a stunning focal point.  This is a small Living Room, open to the Dining Area.  Having a more important fireplace would really help sell the house.   Before:  Mea...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Just Friday, once again another plea was made to Congress by RPAC trying to show why the Mortgage Debt relief act needs to be extended as the financial burden caused by the short sale in 2014 is just too overwhelming for the very folks that it was supposed to help. Please call your RPAC, your con...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info What is Your Home Worth? What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home worth? Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale Tesoro Homes For Sale Search All PGA Village Homes for Sale Search All V...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Why Keep Throwing Good Rent Money at your Bad Rental? Buy a Home! Chances are,  you already live in the neighborhood or community that you will eventually purchase in, so what are you waiting for?.... Higher Mortgage rates? Higher Home prices? The "Perfect" Property to come on the market? Just li...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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A buyer has just walked into your home and while you're not there, she and her boyfriend have decided to take multiple pictures of your bedroom, including the one's belonging to your children. What if the boyfriend took pictures & video of the master bedroom along with the master closet? Toss in ...
By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest)
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Many sellers believe it is any easy choice, especially if they do not have a lot of equity in their home, to try to sell by owner without the help of a professional Realtor.     They think this will SAVE them money.     This article and survey shows that a very small percentage of homes actually ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Staging FAQ’s- 5 Tips to Take Your House from Nice to Wow in Palm Beach County. Earlier this year I was contacted by sellers whose house had been on the market for 5 months.  They had found their new home and now the push was really on to sell their current home. They called Room Service! Home S...
By Joe Neuah, Doing Real Estate with Passion!!
(Rodeo Realty)
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  Red Hot Chili Peppers Home, Jack Irons, Just Listed Enchanting country farmhouse on near 5 acres with attractive ocean and mountain vistas.See more information for this great property! Ocean view master bedroom includes a fireplace, walk-in closet, custom bathroom and deck. Great care has been ...
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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Tale of Two Houses, Same Everything but One Big Difference This tale is a true story and I am witnessing it first hand in my community. There are two houses, same design, same floor plan on the same block in the same neighborhood. They are the same age and have the same view out the backyard. The...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Cedar Pointe Condo Village 7 Sold Cedar Pointe Condo Village 7  Building 120 Unit 7 has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater realty team. This 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom condo has been sold without the buyer every seeing the condo in person.  The sales price was $37,000. Nicely furnished 1 bedroom,...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    My Favorite Testimonial From a Wisconsin Home Seller   All of us in the real estate business have a favorite testimonial from a past client or customer.  Here's a testimonial that we just received from a well-known residential architect whose western Wisconsin home (1726 108th Street, Balsam ...
By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
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Price Reduced!!!!!- $289,000 Price: 298,000Address: 394 Bentley PlaceCity: Buffalo GroveState: ILZIP: 60089 MLS #: 08707712Square Feet: 2119Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Basement: Full/ Unfinished Additional Features:1st Floor Laundry, 2 Full Bath, 3 bedroom, fireplace, loft, master suite, New Carpets...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
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SOLD! - Pocono Lakefront homes for sale in Pocono Summit PA 18346 Another Fabulous Lakefront home on Stillwater Lake has just been SOLD! Congratulations to my client, The Seller.  They have enjoyed this home for many, many years but as in life things change and you move on to the next phase of yo...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Thinking of selling your "home" and buying a new one?  Not only will we work hard at getting you TOP DOLLAR, we can also help you save money on selling your home!!  Give the Marla Yost Team of Keller Williams Realty Arlington a call today so we can sit down and the program to you.  (817)382-9791 ...