Home Selling

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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 89
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 2
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!" Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.   And, oh,...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 53
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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 20
JUST LISTED 5888 NW Carovel Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All P...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 25
 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 6
I almost always recommend home owners considering selling their home have a pre-listing inspection.   I remember one seller (probably more) told me that a pre-listing property inspection is a waster of his money and time.   This seller was not alone in his opinion as many prospective sellers do ...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 1
Current Inventory stats for week 4, Almaden area, San Jose, CA (95120)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   1 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 4 Single family homes currently listed...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 12
The old "bake a tin of brownies" real estate trick, hit them in the stomach as soon as they open the door to the property listing. Say honey, I'm home. Making the real estate buyer feel at home. Every time they set foot in your new real estate listing. But it is not always the mission to remove t...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 1
  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 Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan
(Keller Williams Realty Baltimore)
Comments 3
What is the Average Time to Sell a Home? | Baltimore Real Estate by Helene Kelbaugh of Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan in Baltimore  Let's Chat!  Sellers & Buyers: (443) 465-8443  FREE Home Valuation    What is the Average Time to Sell a Home? In recent years, the average time to sell a home ...
By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 3
 If you’re planning on selling your home, you’ve probably thought a bit about doing all you can to make it as presentable as possible.  You’ve cleaned, painted what needs painted, and taken care of the curbside appeal, but have you really inspected it closely to see if there are underlying issue...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 2
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By Wandanna Melliphant, A Name Homeowners Trust and Recommend
Comments 1
Should I Sell My Pickering Home In The Winter Or Spring?                                 Winter                                                             Spring       Are You Confused Whether You Should Sell Your Pickering House In The Winter Or Spring? This New Program Enables *Any Pickering H...
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Comments 3
The New Castle County, Delaware end of year real estate activity report for 2014 is now available. As usual, we have good news and bad news. The good news: median sales prices were up 3.5% and average days on the market were down 6.8%   The bad news: the number of closed sales was down 4.5% I am ...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
Comments 8
The Reserve at Lake Washington, the incredible new development of 2/3 to 1+ acre lots in the Melbourne/Lake Washington area (located in Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast) is off to a very fast start. The list of builders who have signed up to build is extensive. As a buyer you will have a c...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 5
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 Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
Comments 2
        Laurelhurst-Windermere real estate demand outstripping supply     This week: The median list price this week for the Laurelhurst-Windermere  area is $829,900 is up from last week’s $769,900.  Inventory is tightening and days-on-market is falling.  But demand measured by the Market Action...
By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
(Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765)
Comments 3
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By Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
Comments 2
It's best to provide a disclosure to the buyer immediately. The seller has the responsibility to disclose known defects that could affect the value of the property. This disclosure could prevent a buyer from filing a lawsuit against the seller, in case defects that were not disclosed before the s...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 69
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...