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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By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Comments 56
I'll be taking a listing in a couple of weeks on a home that's been on the Hudson Valley, NY real estate market for three years. I'm pretty confident it will sell. Why this hubris on my part? Because I saw why it wasn't selling. The home has been lived in by the same family for thirty years. It s...
By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
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Are you wondering what is the value of your Sand Key, Clearwater home?  Deborah Ward & Associates with Keller Williams Gulfside is a team of professionals trained and experienced in providing superior Real Estate services specializing in the luxury Sand Key market. If you are considering selling ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 63
10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold (Yet) It SEEMS like everyone else for sale is posting SOLD.  Yet your house sits on the market and the clock ticks.  Frustrating isn't it?  You just want to get on to the next chapter in your life, but you can't! So what's holding you back?   It can be any o...
By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(in Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
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Home staging in Vaughan and Toronto one of the first things we look at when we arrive at  property for a staging consultation is to decide whether the house needs a change in paint colour. With over 90 % of people finding their next home online it makes sense to paint the property a staging safe ...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 6
Here is your opportunity to build your dream home without having to go through all of the time consuming details of drawing up a floor plan, finding the right builder, and finding the right lot to build on.   4315 E. 900 S-92 in Roanoke, Indiana is a custom built home by Star Homes is half way do...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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JUST LISTED 12136 Riverbend Trace, Port Saint Lucie, FL LUXURIOUS, OCEAN ACCESS, LAKEFRONT, 3 Master Suites, 6 Beds, Pool, Hot Tub, Private Estate, Gated Community, MUST SEE! Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full, 1 half Living Area Approx: 11929 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK H...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 4
North Kingstown RI Ranch Renovated Home for Sale Walk to water at 105 Highbank Av- Mount View neighborhood   In the waterfront North Kingstown Mount View neighborhood, this stunningly renovated and pristine ranch home for sale in RI coastal real estate awaits you. 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, granite...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 59
Home Sellers in Palm County-Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Now Before the Start of the Season!  For those of us who live in Palm Beach County, our season is just around the corner.  That means that our SnowBirds will be returning, and the activity level for everything picks up. If you plan on putti...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 8
Homebuyer Turnoffs   Truila Tips, in an article by Katie Daire, provides an interesting summary of some of the major homebuyer turnoffs. This is good reading for home sellers and their listing agents. All of these turnoffs can be found in any local real estate market. Homebuyers are wary of dirty...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report, 7/29/14 -8/29/14, Kristin Johnston     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Home Sales,Pewaukee Remax   Here is the Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report fo...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Attention Jamison Home Owners ! If you are curious about the market value of your home and would like a free market analysis of you home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors. 215-343-8200x124 or 2152758491 I will be glad to show you data of of recent home sales in the area and also give yo...
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
5 Bedroom Ranger Ranch House In Merrick Woods Under Contract In 67 Days   Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick       Listing Details   Home For Sale In Merrick Woods   26 Helene Ave., Merrick,  NY 11758   ML#2684599   Price  $624,990.00   Bedrooms 5   Bathroom...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 15
  2 Master Suite Floor Plan Lake Home for Sale in Venice FL – Just Sold   This lake home for sale in Venice Florida has a 2 master suite floor plan and was just sold by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty.     The seller was well informed and educated before the property went up for sale. On the firs...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Foreclosure Homes in Hobe Sound FL If you're searching for a potential bargain in the Hobe Sound FL home market a foreclosure may be just the right property for you.  Please keep in mind that these bank owned properties often require some work to get the property into move-in condition and the ba...
By Jeffrey Hogue, Berks County Real Estate Pro
(Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One)
Comments 1
If you desire to sell your home it is likely you will need prospective home buyers to visit and take a look. This action is known in the business as a home showing. Most homeowners attempting to sell their property don’t necessarily like to be inconvenienced by letting their home be shown but un...
By Sherry Laursen, MAKING YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAMS A REALITY
(Remax Premier Group)
Comments 4
                         CLEAN  AS A WHISTLE   I'm not sure exactly where that phrase even came from, but my parents always used it when something was "really clean". I JUST SOLD my listing in Seven Oaks in Wesley Chapel and the seller cleaned the home SO well that it looked amazing. It is a 6 y...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 6
                                                                   JUST  SOLD  !!!                                                  W127S9672 Scott Krause Drive,  Muskego,  WI     Potential Sellers  in Champions Village in Muskego, WI ...call the Hansons...this 5 bedroom home got an offer in 10 d...
By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
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I represented the seller for this deal. The insurance company required a new roof before they would insure (as did six other insurance companies)...even though the roof was in good shape and 15 years old.   The Question: Jeffrey, We have a question about the inspections and demands of the buyers....
By Rhonda Hollifield, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
Comments 0
An iPhone for a Tour of Your Home? A newly-updated NAR survey confirms that 51% of agents with smartphones use iPhones. This fact is hardly startling, since these phones have been such a boon to the real estate business. Today’s agent can use apps to quickly scan and electronically sign documents...