Home Selling

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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 6
What Does Your Agent Owe You? This blog is for people considering selling their home and looking for the best agent to represent them. 1.  Communication:  This does not mean they have to be your best friend or that you really like them (but that helps).  It does mean they have the time and energy...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 68
     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 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 2
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Gorgeous Mercedes Ascott Bay 3 Pool home on oversized corner lot. Call us today. This will not last long!   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie W...
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 1
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie West FL   5888 NW Car...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Hartland WI Real Estate, 2/2/15-3/2/15, By Kristin Johnston,ReMax   By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center             Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Hartland, WI For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Waukesha County,...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 2, 2015 Last week provided several housing-related reports including New Home Sales, Pending Home Sales and Existing Home Sales reports. Case-Shiller and FHFA also released data on home prices. The details: Sales of Pre-Owned Homes Hit Nine-Month ...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 45
Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.  This is about one home showing and what we, as Realtors° have to endure before and after just to SHOW a home.   A client was coming into town in preparation for a relocation to the area.  He had previously seen ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 1
Last week's most expensive home sold in Arizona was located in Paradise Valley which is one of the highest priced areas to live. This home was a rare multi-million dollar short sale and took almost an entire year to negotiate. Originally priced at $4.9 Million dollars the bank accepted almost a m...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 1/27/15-2/27/15 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Milwaukee County, WI My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the real estate a...
By Torey Eisenman, Realtor CDPE Orlando Real Estate Homes For Sale
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
  Orlando FL Home For Sale - 13504 Guildhall Cir     Home Photos Local Schools             Torey Eisenman Broker Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 407-230-6836 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:BK0544770       13504 Guildhall Cir Orlando, FL 32828 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms :...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 9
Many agents follow the principle of asking a Sacramento home seller how much the seller desires to receive from selling a home. It's a natural question in many people's minds but it doesn't belong there. Of course, good luck trying to pry that question out of their heads. Real estate agents are t...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
868 Stonegate Drive, South San Francisco This 3-bedroom, 2-bath end unit townhouse at 868 Stonegate Drive in South San Francisco will soon have a new owner. Here's the time-line of success: 2/20/15 - showings began 2/21/15 - first open house - we attracted about 36 groups through in the 3 hours 2...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
WHO should have to pay CLOSING COSTS during the Purchase/Sale of a home? Different parts of the country have different traditions. However this is a subject I bring up with the Home Seller when Listing a Home For Sale. Here in NH the majority of sales where the Buyer gets a mortgage, is a FHA Mor...
By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 6
Are you getting your home ready to sell? Here are some suggestions I make to my clients when they are about to put their house on the market: Consult a stager Get a home warranty with seller's coverage Call a licensed inspector for a pre-listing inspection Sellers often prefer to let the buyer's ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 6
  Preparing Horse Property Or Farm To Sell In Winter                                                          If you are a home seller, your agent probably has given you suggestions on how to prepare your house to show well to prospetive Buyers.  But what about the horse property or farm?  That s...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 21
Home owners who say this to their real estate agent usually are trying to pursuade their real estate agent to put a price on the home that is more than the market will bear. If the real estate agent has done a creditable CPM, finding what sold in the neighborhood and what is on the market, this s...
By Jill Murty, Realtor
(PREA Realty)
Comments 11
So, a guy walks into my open house....   I'm holding my nice listing at 31881 Paseo Cielo, San Juan Capistrano, CA open today.   A family walks in, followed by a guy on his own.  The guy on his own, whom I shall refer to as Rude Dude, starts telling me his house was on the market for year, he pul...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 22
We all know houses that are priced well and show well DO SELL fast in any market. As a seller, you must be prepared to put your product on the shelf and make sure it displays well and attracts buyers.No, you can't do that by watching HGTV but you can take advise from a great stager who is located...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 8
What's My Fox Hollow Delta CO Home Worth? March 2015 Market Update The market hasn't changed too much since last month's report. The inventory is still down, and one listing expired. There is still one property on the market and it's under contract. The listing price is $214,900.  Here's a look a...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
Comments 6
There is a good point here. yes, sometimes feedback is just a courtesy gesture. The NO answer has already been decided by the Buyer. The Buyer has moved on. The Buyer's Ahent is simply the messenger. It is not an argument waiting to happen. In most conversations, it is the end of the conversation...