Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 1108 Fleetfoot Dr A Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186-6950 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1410888           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-P...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 18
Staging FAQ’s- Why Isn’t Anyone Looking at My House?Real estate agents and Home Stagers get this question all of the time.  A seller lists their home but can’t understand why they aren’t getting any showings.  Price, location and condition all affect a home’s “sale-ability.”However…..If buyers ca...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 1500 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom saltbox-style house located on a 1 acre lot at Waterville Estates in Thornton, New Hampshire.  This 2-level home features; maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, Silestone counters, tile & oak floors, fieldstone fireplace, built-in bookcase, laundry room, vaul...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
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 Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Sold and Closed in River Place in Arlington, Va 22209 1121 Arlington Blvd #436 Arlington, Va 22209This River Place North studio is now sold and closed courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate.It’s always refreshing when everyone works together to make the path to closing a smoo...
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 Sandy Shores Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
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2105 Lucille Lane, Melbourne in Croton Manor. MelbourneComfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath, concrete block construction home built in 1966.Situated on quiet cul-de-sac.Large, long carport may fit 2 cars. Attached inside laundry room/storage shed. Diamond polished terrazzo floors and ceramic tile for ea...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 3
Obviously, as a Home Stager I believe in the power of preparation and presentation. Making your home as appealing as possible prior to listing is crucial to a successful sale. However, appearance alone does not sell a home.Selling a home requires a strategic marketing plan.Even homes that practic...
By Sandy Shores Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
Comments 2
4958 Wexford Drive, Rockledge in Viera EastGorgeous 2 story pool home with hot tub, on the lake. could be a 4 or 5 bedroom,  with bonus room upstairs.Built in 2002, Burgoon Berger Palm Beach ModelBennington is a gorgeous neighborhood of well maintained homessituated in Viera East, just off of Mur...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 52
 Three times in the last two weeks I have entered homes with buyers who were almost immediately turned off by the darkness within.  In all cases, it was just a matter of shades, blinds or drapes being drawn in combination with a lack of sufficient lighting to begin with.  All the buyers made comm...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Another fabulous Arlington home listed by the Marla Yost Team with Keller Williams!1905 Vestavia Ct is a stunning move in ready 4 bedroom home in South Arlington!Soaring ceilings, laminate flooring, cozy wood burning fireplace, tons of windows, great floor plan with open kitchen, split bedrooms, ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Troon is one of the most prestigious areas in all of Scottsdale. There are several different phases of properties in Troon but regardless of which home you live in, if it's in Troon it's bound to be impressive. One of the most recognizable tournaments on the PGA tour, The Waste Management Open is...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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 Just Sold!  Available and ready for its new family; newly painted outside; corner home in quiet, Silver Lakes community of Coconut Bay in Miramar, Fl.; vaulted ceilings in main living space & bedrooms, walk-in closet; dual sinks in master bath; fenced backyard perfect for entertaining; located n...
By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
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  A house to come home to..... Why everyone wants that! Glenn Moor is a  23 home site, new gated master planned NEIGHBORHOOD, not just a subdivision. Glenn Moor is nestled in beautiful Dunedin, Florida - Close to nearby shopping, great parks and of course some of the best beaches in the nation! T...
By Jean Rogers, Pete Psareas & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
Comments 2
1070 Mayson Turner Rd NW, Atlanta, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 7 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 3890 SQUARE FEET HUGE ranch style home on a full finished basement. SEVEN nice sized bedrooms & FOUR FULL bath. Detach...
By Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Closing Costs when you Sell a house in Orlando In the Orlando Florida territory, both purchasers and sellers have many expenses or closing cost connected with bringing the deal to a close of a house. These charges are part between the purchaser and seller as well as the purchaser mortgage bank. T...
By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Comments 0
Find Out How Much Your Valencia Lakes Home Is Worth In Today’s Market...Another property just sold in Valencia Lakes. New or excisting home? Do you know how that affects the value of YOUR home?If you’re going to sell your home in the next 6-12 months, what you do right now to prepare for the sale...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 27
The Text Message that Made My Day I have lovely clients whose home in the Timberline community of Mission Viejo I sold two years ago.  I'd met the wife at an open house seven years before they listed their home with me.   Here's the text message I received from the wife today: "Two years ago this...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 12
Under Contract - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016  We had very good activity and the right buyer came along.   We are through inspection and sellers are busy packing with this cash offer.   Heritage Eagle Bend  is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 13
If a Listing Agent is not showing his/her Listing to their own Buyers and only Buyer Brokers are showing the home, should a Home Seller have the right to be mad? This was a question posted in last night Q and A and something i had to deal with the other day when i called an expired listing, Diffe...