Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 60
     One of the last things I want my customers to ever say to me is, “That was creepy.”  But, it happened last weekend.        In preparation of a new listing, I like my clients to view the competition to really get a good feel for showing and pricing.   After all, the hard numbers don’t always...
By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal & Puget Sound-WA-Real Est
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
Comments 0
WANTED ! SELLERS!   LETS TALK!    WE NEED YOU!   We have a SHORTAGE of LISTINGS!!!      NOW is the time to BE ON THE MARKET AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL! A great time to acquire  top dollar for your home!     Where are you?   We have buyers LOOKING AND WAITING in line to purchase homes!   Seriously, inv...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 40
You slept?? No, you didn't!  You stewed! You rocked and rolled all night! And you don't want me to know it. I met with you last night and presented an offer from a buyer who saw your house yesterday on the very first day it was on the active market.  He loved it enough to make you an offer immedi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 96
New Cookie Sheets Started the Home Search This is a true story and shows how a home buyer can seem to be content one moment and unsettled and discontent the next. It was Christmas Day and one of the wife's gifts was a nice new set of William Sonoma cookie sheets. Her old ones were cheap, warped, ...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 25
Southern Litchfield County Real Estate.  Connecticut real estate has not yet caught up with the rest of the country despite what the national news says. I am sure there are some markets around the country that are doing well, and there are many that are like we are here in Connecticut. And yet th...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 55
Do you like Fun houses? How about the rolling barrel at the end that can spin you upside down never letting you out as a clown laughs at you? Well that is what a  Manchester NH area Home Owner described it as when they tried a Limited Service Listing. They paid a flat fee up front where the agen...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha, WI Condos for 1/26/15-2/26/15     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                                Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI Condos Waukesha WI Condo Real Estate Ma...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 0
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920How To Buy A $270,000 House With Less Than $10,000 Down Payment You may be thinking, "what's the catch?"  There is none.  The is perfectly true.Most people think of FHA loans as for first-time home buyers or for people that are...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 5
 Fantastic Oceanside Home Sold In 68 Days By Katherine Giordano With  RE/MAX Wittney Estates  View Homes Currently Available for Sale In Oceanside Listing Details 3278 Judith Lane, Oceanside, NY 11572 Built 1956 Asking Price - $599,000 Selling Price - $575,000 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3.5 Taxes $11,...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 28
Staging FAQ’s- Is There Anything I Need to Do Before the Home Stager Comes? It’s never easy having a stranger come into your home even if it is to help you sell your home.  Some of my sellers are a bit apprehensive before my Home Staging Consultation.   Primarily it’s because they don’t know what...
By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Keller Williams Benchmark Properties)
Comments 5
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
If you're looking for a good way to get your home sold for the most amount of money, here's a selling tip - staging can make you more money!     If you would like to buy or sell a home anywhere within Arlington, Mansfield, or the surrounding cities, call the Marla Yost Team at 817-382-9791. We sp...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 12
Here in the south, in January and February, we can have snow and ice. Luckily, it usually is gone just as quickly as it comes. But during the day(s) that the roads are bad, people tend to hunker down at home and not venture out. Open houses get canceled as well as broker caravans. If you look at ...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 5
I'll tell ya where she is!  She's standing out in front of your house waiting for you to answer the darn door! Come on!  Let's get this show on the road!  We have an offer that is begging for an answer!  We need to respond before they decide to tell you to shove that contract where the sun don't ...
(Real Living/Home Realty)
Comments 3
This little doll house is now pending. Three or four bedrooms, hardwood floors, freshly painted inteior, living room, breakfast room, kitchen with range, dishwasher, microwave & refrigerator. Computer room, full basement with family room, laundry area, 2 rooms upstairs and one car detached garag...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 4
Selling your home? Planning to have your home staged? If you are, there are some things you can do to get ready for your staging appointment to optimize your time and your experience with your stager. See the list of tips below from Kathy Streib, a top home stager in Palm Beach County, Florida. B...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
Home for Sale in Perry GA in Houston Springs Subdivision Houston Springs Property and Community Information Middle GA 55+ buyers...your home search is over! This newly listed home for sale in Perry GA in Houston Springs Subdivision has 1,483 heated square feet. This is a sought after senior commu...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 1
3 Easy Ways to Put Aside a Bit of Extra Cash So You Can Pay off Your Mortgage Faster If your personal budget is similar to many other people’s budgets, your home mortgage payment is by far the largest expense that you pay for each month. In fact, this payment may easily account for 20 or 25 perce...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
For anyone trying to buy or sell a home, updated information on the market's status is a huge plus. It helps you grasp the right timing on buying or selling. And if that's what you're looking for, then we can help! Below you will find information on the most recent homes sold in Mansfield TX this...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 0
This blog will be part of series of commonly /frequently asked questions from the sellers who have never sold their home or a home seller who wants to brush up the market trend in the Northern Virginia real estate market place.   Question: What is curb appeal when selling my home? Answer: When a ...