Home Selling

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By Agent Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR® Listing Specialist, The $500 Million Marketing Advantage
(Capitol Home Team | Austin TX)
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Plum Creek | Kyle TX | 4 BDR-2 BA | 1680 SF | $132,800 | MLS# 3865761 Short Sale SOLD for $143,500 Plum Creek Master Planned Community5751 Hartson — Kyle, TX 786404/2/2, 1,680 SF, One-Story$132,800 Short-Sale Just Started WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY! REALLY!?! A 4 bedroom home in Plum Creek listed arou...
By Esperanza Butler Realtor ®-, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Exit Platinum Realty )
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Search current inventory of  West Hills Homes for Sale Listing Details  SOLD     SOLD        SOLD      SOLD   SOLD Mountain view House For Sale in West Hills Ca 7415 Pomelo Dr, West Hills, Ca Price: $664,900 MLS number: SR13063392 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Footage: 1,816 Call Esperanza Real...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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When Listing a Home is not the Best Choice     Love when the call comes from a homeowner that would like to talk with you about listing their home!  Wonderful!   Prepare all the data, put together a great listing presentation and even preview the actives in the area so you have a solid snapshot o...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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What Does Motivated Seller Really Mean? These words are used in our daily real estate jargon and also used in the wording in the Multiple Listing Services. We see them so often that we tend to be numb to what is really being said. What does it really mean? When showing a property this week, I rea...
By The Albert Team KW Port St. Lucie FL 34986 Market Updates and Trends, PGA Village, Tradition, St. Lucie West
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Get Additional Seller Tips Click and go to the Seller Page What home improvements result in a negative cash flow at closing?  There are certain upgrades to a home that make more sense if you just bought it than when considering selling it. What are they? 1.  Outdoor Kitchen The fantasy: You’re t...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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Lowballing 101: How to Avoid Insulting a Home Seller when Making a Low Offer for Their House or Condo   Buying a home is a huge step for people who are ready to make an investment in their future. Getting a great deal on a home is just as important and knowing how much to offer could be confusing...
By Waynette Hoover Araj
(RE/MAX Central Realty)
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Asheboro NC Home for Sale | 1167 Westover TerraceAsheboro, NC 27205 The best of country style living can be found in this home for sale in Asheboro NC. This beautiful home sits on 0.72 acres of land on Daves Mountain and is surrounded by spectacular views everywhere you look. Having 4 bedrooms an...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 7/20/14-8/20/14,Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                     My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Wauk...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Why Does Kathleen Daniels Vet Buyers On San Jose Homes For Sale??   Kathleen Daniels has a policy and a promise to the sellers of the San Jose homes she lists to attempt to vet out  buyers on all offers received. To vet a buyer means to verify or check for validity, authenticity and accuracy. Muc...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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We are thankful for each and every client we represent in the sale or purchase of property in Northwest Indiana. We realize that they have many choices as there are thousands of brokers on our local MLS board of REALTORS. Recently we closed escrow on the 5th real estate transaction of the person...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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There are many home sellers who wish they had hired a better real estate company when they first put their home on the market. They didn't put much thought into it at the time, but now they find themselves locked into a long-term contract with an agent or organization that will not be selling...
By Amber Gunn Crosbie, Broker, 512.922.GUNN (4866), Austin Short Sales
(Austin Domain Properties )
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List with me, and I will feature your home on the front pae of your city search on the most accurate real estate website, realtor.com.  Accuracy in residential listings is vital to prospective home buyers.  The accuracy of realtor.com is based on its unique, direct relationships with more than 8...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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1645 Mountcrest Dr, Los angeles, CA 90069 Huge Price Reduction! Huge Price Reduction, best priced view lot in the Sunset Strip area. Fantastic neighborhood, this lot has spectacular views in a multimillion dollar neighborhood. There is a lot nearby also on the market for a much higher price point...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
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What Deferred Maintenance Means to a Seller Realtors use the term "deferred maintenance" a lot. Basically, it refers to annual home maintenance, or lack there of, like exterior paint, overgrown trees and shrubs, interior conditions and overall cleanliness. When these maintenance items a...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Kristin Johnston Found The Buyers For 930 River Park Drive, Waukesha!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                  Address: 930 River Park Dr Waukesha, WI 53189-7781 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1376274       357 W. Wisconsin Ave...
By Walter Abolsky, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate
(OCEANFRONT REALTY)
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 Winston Towers 400 condos for sale, 3 New Listings- 1 Recently Reduced, 231  174 St  FL 33160   New Listings in Winston Towers 400 Condo Sunny Isles Beach Miami Unit M12 For Sale at $370,000 listed 8 day(s) ago.Unit 418 For Sale at $389,000 listed 23 day(s) ago.Unit 2404 For Sale at $459,000 lis...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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I suspect if you surveyed everybody who is selling their home "For Sale By Owner," they will tell you they get a lot of calls from real estate agents who want to list their home. It's kind of predictable ... they represent an easy to produce list of people who likely want to move, s...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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"The season" may confuse some home sellers who do not live in Florida.  But the season Kathy Strieb writes about is the snowbird season.  As the weather cools up north the interest in many areas in Florida will pick up.  This is true here as well especially with with Brevard County, Flo...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
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77 PEACH PLACE MIDDLETOWN NY SHORT SALE     This 3 level townhouse has no HOA or Common Charges.  Three bedrooms with 2.5 baths and a basement that could be finished for more living space.  Just minutes from the Galleria Mall, Routes 17 & 84 and NJ transit.  Could be a great weekend get-a-way...