Home Selling

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By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 116
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 17
I saw an infographic recently which was titled "How Did Home Sellers Handle Multiple Offers?" that was published by the California Association of Realtors, and it makes for a timely article for people who are selling a home in Tallahassee. While our market is not "on fire" like many markets in Ca...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 25
Every homeowner who wants to move has four different ways to go about it, and choosing to rent out your home is one that seems to be the default decision for those that fail in their attempts to first get the home sold. For many it can be a wise decision, allowing them to turn a problem into a lo...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 55
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Milwaukee Real Estate Report For March 2014     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 10, 2014 03:11 PM     March Market Reports   Milwaukee During this year's spring refresh, seller activity is the first item on the watch list. Low i...
By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California))
Comments 6
“I’m Selling My Home As-Is… Why is the Buyer Now Asking For Repairs?”   Ironic, huh?  You tell your real estate agent that you want to sell as-is.  I mean you really tell them that you are not interested in doing any repairs or alterations to the home you are selling.  You want the buyer to take...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 5
  Sellers “I Got This” Don’t Be Present During Showings.   The truth is “buyers feel awkward with the seller’s present during a showing and home buyers should feel as comfortable as possible when home shopping.   Buying a home is a commitment, and it is a huge investment and they need to feel wel...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 36
How to Spot a True Professional Business Partner   Yesterday our long time home inspector met with a long time client at his home. The client has been through, to say the least, A LOT, this past 3 or 4 years. His wife has had multiple brain surgeries and is now permanently in assisted living. He ...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 11
Queensridge One located in Summerlin Las Vegas is a Community Designed by Howard Hughes Corporation. Many years ago when Howard Hughes lived in Las Vegas Nevada, Mr Hughes loved Las Vegas Nevada and started purchasing land all over the Las Vegas Valley. Also at this time Mr Hughes and his Corpor...
By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
Comments 51
  I'm a professional home stager but I still remember gettting a wee bit offended when I was told I needed to make some changes to my own home by a realtor.   You may not be surprised, but that realtor did not get the listing!   It's rare I run into someone else giving staging advice but those fe...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Comments 0
It’s one of the skills a successful local rental property investor needs to cultivate: if or when to sell. With property prices on the rise, some Evansville landlords may in fact be asking themselves whether now is the time to cash in. Especially for most everyone whose rental property investment...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 21
If your New Hampshire home is currently on the market, you can no longer use the snow as an excuse not to improve your home's curb appeal.  That brutal winter is finally behind us and we are once again seeing our lawns and flower beds. Spring yard work has begun to take over the weekend agenda. E...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Another Inlet Village Condo in Indian River Plantation Sold Another beautifully updated Inlet Village Condo in Indian River Plantation on Hutchinson Island in Stuart FL has sold, thanks to the BlueWater Realty team of Stuart FL.  Sold for $150,000, this Hutchinson Island Condo in the Inlet Villag...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 11
Alhambra CA - Traditional Home For Sale Coming Soon!     Home size:   1238 approximate square feet   Lot size:        5240 approximate square feet                         Approximately 40 by 131 feet     Built: 1939           Three Bedrooms Two Updated Baths(One full, One three quarter)   Popular...
By Shawn Gerhardson, NMLS#274129, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
Just How Sustainable Is The Micro Housing Trend?   Something that the Europeans have been doing for decades has finally made its way over the Atlantic Ocean to North America: the trend is called micro housing, and it’s turned into an entirely new way of living. With micro housing, we’re beginning...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Comments 22
  New to the Real Estate Market in Pocono Summit PA is this Luscious Lakefront Home on Beautiful 330 acre Stillwater Lake!     Stunning Views! Awesome Sunsets! Clear Blue Water! Great Fishing! This is the Lake that will fulfill your dream of owning a Lakefront home.  This Lakefront Home is a gre...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 6
Heron Lakes, Maintenance free Condos for Sale in Venice FL   Search current inventory of Condos for sale  in Venice Florida   Just listed – Condos for sale in Heron Lakes Address: 3001 Seawind Circle, Venice FL 34293 Price: $118,000 MLS number: N5784246 Square footage: 970 heated area.   Click he...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 14
  Why do agents shoot themselves in the foot??  Don't want to show them homes for sale?   Send them to me. I do NOT require a pre-anything prior to showing a home to a caller.  As long as I can verify their phone number (caller I.D. or a call back), I'm happy to show a home.  Of course, we chat a...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 1
Breaking News! Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Breaks Out of the Office! Yes, my dear readers, it's true! Your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent is breaking out of the office! But for a good reason, of course! I'm heading out to go pick up another sign from one of my Ra...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Realtor - 404.939.2727 ATL BuckheadMidtownWestside
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Serving Clients is our Business - One Day At a Time.)
Comments 3
Counteroffer April 2014What's YOUR Suggestion to Client in Atlanta GA The List Price is $94,500. The Offer came in 9 days for $85,000 with $2500 back as a Seller Contribution to Closing expenses. Time to reply with Seller's Counteroffer in April 2014 and the Seller's reply terms were $90,000 with...