Home Selling

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By Ron Trzcinski
(ExecuHome Realty)
Comments 36
Why As Is? My client was looking to buy a house and the type of financing that she would use would require that the house which she purchased was basically safe, sound, secure, and livable.   To meet this condition, some "as is" conditions, which were not perfect about the house would p...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 7
Curb appeal is that enigmatic attraction of buyers to your home. Unfortunately, no one can predict exactly what every buyer is looking for, but here are some tricks to make your home more attractive to the average buyer: Your front yard must be immaculately landscaped. The lawn must be cut and tr...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 5
Not that I'm an advocate of sellers staying in the home they are trying to get sold when potential buyers are poking around during a showing, far from it. But yesterday was a perfect example when I showed an "off grid" property to a potential client and the sellers personally showed...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 0
      Nice Horsham home featuring a IN-Law Suite or a one bedroom rental unit. This home has been updated throughout over the past few years. Large fireside living room open to large dining room. Newer kitchen with large breakfast room. First floor bedroom, newer bath and laundry room, second fl...
By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
Comments 7
Do you have clients who are selling to move in together? I recently wrote about a colleague who, in preparation for married life, is selling "hers",  "his" and buying "theirs". If you 're considering getting married or you and your favorite person are moving in t...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 0
Horsham Cape OverviewMapsPhotos $279,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms Location 429 Summit AveHorsham, PA 19044USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108john@johnhandschuh.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com   Listed by: RE/MAX Action Realty Our recent list...
By Abel Bazan, Managing Broker - Ben Kinney Team
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Comments 1
Bellingham equestrian home with acreage for sale. Modern country living at its best! Custom 4 BD, 2.75 BA, 2784 SqFt estate on 5 acres in a gated community with 1 acre fully fenced to home. Entertain in the gourmet kitchen featuring cherry cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appli...
By Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070)
Comments 82
  As a real estate agent that helps home owners with expired listings, the most frequent question I get is “why didn't my home sell?”  These sellers know the basics such as condition and location. But when your home is well maintained, in a great location and homes are selling around them, th...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 15
A short sale is a home sale in which the home is financially distressed. The mortgage owed exceeds the market value of the home and we say that the home is "underwater" or "upside down." A short sale is NOT a foreclosure. How does this happen? First, a home is purchased in a h...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 21
Most time before a closing the buyer and seller are binding. Unelss there's a material breach the buyer is contractually and legally obligaged to perform. Performing means getting your butt to closing and signing paperwork. But what is an Act of God? An Act of God is a legal term that defines...
By Sheila Moylan, Working To Get Value For Your Money
(C21 - Commonwealth)
Comments 22
Flaws You Cannot Hide By Staging Your Home When you sell your Westwood, MA home, you want it look as good as possible. To do this, your real estate agent will help you stage your home or, if needed, help you find a professional to stage your home. This means de-cluttering your home, re-arranging ...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
Comments 0
Are you the administrator of a Redwood City Probate sale home that belonged to a hoarder? Maybe it was a home that was living in for 50 or 60 years by a relative or close friend who had a lot of family mementos and a soft spot in her heart for them. Maybe he was a collector of things which seemi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 60
Home Staging Tips-7 of the Worst Staging Ideas I Ever Met. From time to time in the course of my Home Staging Consultations, or just in conversation in general, I’ve been introduced to some interesting ideas of what others think would be a good staging idea.   I’m not sure if the ideas fell out o...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 1
  Mini Mansion For Sale In Pikesville       Colonial Village     Pikesville 21208   $299,944   MLS# BC 8398173             7001 Alden Road   Colonial Village   Pikesville, 21208       Charming 'Mini Mansion" in the heart of Pikesville.      Custom built by the developer of Colonial Villa...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
Comments 17
Dear Seller, We Can't Ignore The Home Inspection  For most sellers, the home inspection is a stressful time. After negotiating an offer, next comes a top to bottom physical checkup of the property. What happens when defects are found? Do we have to fix everything. Here are some key considerat...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 13
    Sold! Tiny Tin at Oak Grove a 55+ Mobile Home & RV Park in Englewood FL   Congratulations! Kwee Huset  Broker REALTOR®  of Kwee Huset Realty just Sold a cute well maintained Tiny Tin in Oak Grove, a  55+ Mobile Home &  RV Park, Englewood FL 34223.   Click here to see the most current ...
By David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
Classic Firestone Park Colonial OverviewMapsPhotos $88,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 1,577 sqftLot: 0.16 acre(s) Location 297 South Firestone BlvdAkron, OH 44301USA David M. Childress Howard Hanna Real Estate Services(330) 620-8460 Call nowdavidchildress@howa...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 8
Condo for Sale ~ 3100 W Rolling Hills Cir Unit 606, Davie FL 33328Listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties               This lovely 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo at 3100 W Rolling Hills Cir Unit 606, Davie, FL, 33328 is listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties for $ 149,000.    
By David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Condo in the woods OverviewMapsPhotos $129,700 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,728 sqft Location 2270 Pine Top CourtAkron, OH 44319USA David M. Childress Howard Hanna Real Estate Services(330) 620-8460 Call nowdavidchildress@howardhanna.comhttp://www.liveinakron.com   ...
By Allison Bernard, Real Estate Salesperson 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
Comments 0
Best Articles On The Web If You Are Thinking Of Selling In Rhode Island Kent Providence Bristol or Washington County Phone: 401-533-6916 Here are some great articles on the web if you are thinking of selling your house soon in Rhode Island Here is a great article on garage sale tips for sellers f...