Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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27 Quick and EZ fix Ups to get Top Dollar for your Home27 Quick & Easy Fix Ups to Sell Your Home Fast and for Top DollarBecause your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision, yo...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
Comments 39
Comment #14 by anonymous Tom from Phoenix is worth the read and what may or may not be a blanket sentiment of today's homeowners wanting to sell their homes. I would have responded to Tom, but didn't want to hijack Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose post, Low Commiss...
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 4
1474 Southwest Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3454 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale FREE List of HUD Homes ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 31
Sellers Flipping Buyers The Bird Doesn't Lead To A SaleI get it.  You didn't like the offer.  Your house is something special and worth EVERY penny you're asking and probably a whole lot more, right?And yet.....you're still on the market for months and months.  You haven't achieved your goal, sel...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Price Reduced in Kathleen GA in Magnolia Hills SubdivisionMagnolia Hills Property and Community InformationLooking for a home in middle GA? If so, this lovely home just had the price reduced in Kathleen GA in Magnolia Hills Subdivision. This property has 2,847 heated square feet and is ready for ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 7
One of the biggest misconceptions about Home Staging is that it's simply decorating. Home Staging is not decorating.  Home Staging is marketing....strategic and calculated marketing. Advertisers spend a lot of time, effort and money making sure their products are appealing to buyers.  Every image...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
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Tips To Help Your PhotographerAlright, Alright, Alright! You have decided to sell your home. You have chosen an experienced agent such as myself, who has been selling in your area for years, and who uses the latest technological tools to get your home sold. The papers are signed: what’s next?Phot...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 12
Staging FAQ’s- What Does Staging Cost?(This post was inspired by a question asked by Tina Comstock in the Q&A section of ActiveRain)After all of these years, Home Staging is still not quite understood.  One question that most everyone has is what does Staging cost.Every Stager sets their own fees...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Absorption Rate in Gilbert, Arizona March 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. What is the Absorption Rate when it comes to real estate? The Absorption Rate chart shows how long the current inventory of properties would last at the current rate of ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 25
Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 28
I think this is a great letter or email to send to FSBOs. It is respectful of them and yet very helpful. Some agents go in to a FSBO appointment and almost bully the homeowner as the agents explain why they home owner can't sell the home alone. This sets a much more positive tone! Real estate age...
By Scott Webster
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Open House Sun, 5/31, 1:00-3:00, 32 Wolfpit Ave in Norwalk, CT! Reduced Price!!Move right in to this beautiful, meticulously cared-for home close to everything in Norwalk. Great natural light, and lots of new features and freshly painted throughout - even the basement floors! Huge, level, fenced-...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 4
You be the judge, A builder hires an agent to sell his new home community. The agent holds an open house of the model daily. He designs great ads, he puts up lots of signs, flags and each morning hangs balloons to get buyers attention. Every day the open house is flooded with lookers, homes are s...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oakhurst North, Aurora, Illinois - May 2015 About Oakhurst North Oakhurst North is a single family home neighborhood built by Sterling Homes in the late 1990's. Oakhurst North is located in Aurora, Illinois on Liberty west of Eola Road. Average taxes in Oakhurst North $9,778 Average association ...
By Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!
(Best Homes Hawaii)
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Housing Supply is Too Low  Prices in Hawaii have gone unbelieveably higher to eye popping gains!Update: Summer Selling Season is Early on Oahu, the frying pan has heated up! The statistics are in for April and single-family sales volume has skyrocketed almost 22% and prices continue to rise. Tech...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 23
I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comWhat is your Condominium worth in Edmonds? ~ Free Condo CMA onlineReceive a custom evaluation for ...
By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Wells and Bennett Realtors)
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Sell My House but the Pipe Organ Stays! Real estate deals come together when the buyer and seller can come to agreement not just in price, but in terms. In this case, it involved a massive pipe organ, to be sold with the house. When you see the photo, it is hard to believe this is inside the livi...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Forget about fifteen minutes of fame. The average home showing takes less than ten minutes.  If your home captures the heart and soul of the prospective buyers they may stay longer.  If not, they are gone in under five minutes.  Yes, your house is staged whether you know it or not. The image of y...
By Romy Campbell, The Romy Campbell Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Buying or Selling a Windsor home in the near future? Prepare ahead for moving Moving, for most of us, isn't much fun. It's hard work. And while settling into a new home is exciting, it's still a time of confusion as possessions try to find their rightful places in the home. To make it just a bit ...