Home Selling

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By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 136
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 18
I saw an infographic recently which was titled "How Did Home Sellers Handle Multiple Offers?" that was published by the California Association of Realtors, and it makes for a timely article for people who are selling a home in Tallahassee. While our market is not "on fire" like many markets in Ca...
By Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
Comments 13
Homes in Cherokee County You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below.  I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is.  The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED!  The vast majority of homes built in this area were constructed...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Century 21 Manausa and Associates)
Comments 26
Every homeowner who wants to move has four different ways to go about it, and choosing to rent out your home is one that seems to be the default decision for those that fail in their attempts to first get the home sold. For many it can be a wise decision, allowing them to turn a problem into a lo...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 56
One key tenet of marketing a home is differentiate it from the others.  Sometimes, as in the case of Brevard County, Florida's planned unit development of Viera, the differences between many homes is very limited.  Some developments have "cookie cutter" structures while others have custom and or ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 14
  Sellers “I Got This” Don’t Be Present During Showings.   The truth is “buyers feel awkward with the seller’s present during a showing and home buyers should feel as comfortable as possible when home shopping.   Buying a home is a commitment, and it is a huge investment and they need to feel wel...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Milwaukee Real Estate Report For March 2014     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 10, 2014 03:11 PM     March Market Reports   Milwaukee During this year's spring refresh, seller activity is the first item on the watch list. Low i...
By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California))
Comments 7
“I’m Selling My Home As-Is… Why is the Buyer Now Asking For Repairs?”   Ironic, huh?  You tell your real estate agent that you want to sell as-is.  I mean you really tell them that you are not interested in doing any repairs or alterations to the home you are selling.  You want the buyer to take...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 12
Another Inlet Village Condo in Indian River Plantation Sold Another beautifully updated Inlet Village Condo in Indian River Plantation on Hutchinson Island in Stuart FL has sold, thanks to the BlueWater Realty team of Stuart FL.  Sold for $150,000, this Hutchinson Island Condo in the Inlet Villag...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 11
Queensridge One located in Summerlin Las Vegas is a Community Designed by Howard Hughes Corporation. Many years ago when Howard Hughes lived in Las Vegas Nevada, Mr Hughes loved Las Vegas Nevada and started purchasing land all over the Las Vegas Valley. Also at this time Mr Hughes and his Corpor...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision in Warner Robins GA  SOLD in Warner Robins GA You have to be quick on your feet in this community or the home you like may be under contract before you know it. Such is the case here as this very nice starter home just SOLD in Providence Park Subdivision ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 36
How to Spot a True Professional Business Partner   Yesterday our long time home inspector met with a long time client at his home. The client has been through, to say the least, A LOT, this past 3 or 4 years. His wife has had multiple brain surgeries and is now permanently in assisted living. He ...
By Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale
(Savvy + Co Real Estate)
Comments 0
Sell my Charlotte NC home - that's a directive that we Charlotte Realtors® often hear from clientswho are ready to sell their home and want to do things right! But there's a lot that goes into selling a Charlotte NC home - a lot more than meets the eye.  Charlotte home sellers should first choose...
By Brenda Mancil, Texas Five Star Realtor
(RE/MAX Premier Properties)
Comments 5
Ever heard the phrase, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes?” When it comes to selling your home and boosting curb appeal to the widest range of buyers, the distance you need to think about is far less than a mile: it simply runs from your front curb to your back fence. The moment you even begin ...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 0
  18180 17th St Princeton, MN 55371 Charming County Home! Description   Inside the home has 5 Total bedrooms, including 4 bedrooms on the upper level.  Good news is there is one good sized bedroom on the main level. One of the upper level bedrooms currently being used as design room.  Upstairs al...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Comments 1
It’s one of the skills a successful local rental property investor needs to cultivate: if or when to sell. With property prices on the rise, some Evansville landlords may in fact be asking themselves whether now is the time to cash in. Especially for most everyone whose rental property investment...
By William N. Bodouva, Jr., BUYER'S REP ABR* SFR SRES E-PRO RSPS RETC
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
Comments 0
Homeowners in Sands Point, NY:  Are you considering the Sale of your present home?  You need an experienced Real Estate Broker who can offer Maximum Local, National and International Exposure, to get your Highest Sales Price, in the shortest period of time.  As a businessman and licensed Real Est...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 12
Alhambra CA - Traditional Home For Sale Coming Soon!     Home size:   1238 approximate square feet   Lot size:        5240 approximate square feet                         Approximately 40 by 131 feet     Built: 1939           Three Bedrooms Two Updated Baths(One full, One three quarter)   Popular...
By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
Comments 52
  I'm a professional home stager but I still remember gettting a wee bit offended when I was told I needed to make some changes to my own home by a realtor.   You may not be surprised, but that realtor did not get the listing!   It's rare I run into someone else giving staging advice but those fe...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 12
The first major golf tournament of the year is behind us, and Spring is officially here.  If you missed all the action this past weekend at the Masters in Augusta, Bubba Watson was a two time winner of the Green Jacket in only three years.  Yes, Spring is a Great Time to improve your swing, and w...