Home Selling

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By Tessa Skeens, Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
(Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign )
Comments 74
The other week, a colleague and I were talking about how challenging it can be to find a way to repurpose and recycle household items. Once you've outgrown an appliance or a dated electronic, it's time to consider where to put them besides out by the curb.   As a home stager, I run into this ques...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 26
Should a Home Owner wait for a certain amount of Buyers to see their home before negotiating or accepting an offer on their home? Recently after showing a home, new to the market, my buyers made a full price offer on the home. The Home Owner was there for the showing which was strange but actuall...
By Charles McDonald
(Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions)
Comments 33
Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas. You’ve decided on a house and everything is moving smoothly towards settlement, so the next logical step is to break all of the moving parts into easy to follow steps to make it a success. Here are some tips to help you avoid, or mini...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 32
Last week a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) told me that he wanted/needed to save money on the sale of his home so he wasn't going to use a Realtor and that if he needed any help or questions answered that he'd simply have the title company help him. FSBO's or anyone else can get help from their local t...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR,SRES, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 25
Often, listing agents will tell a potential seller that they must take down all pictures as part of de-cluttering their home. I disagree. Even though we know that home becomes a commodity as soon as it is listed, it is still the home of the peopler living there. I tell my clients to keep their fa...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 6
2 Story home with a covered front porch JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek   www.11133riovista.com   Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek!   11133 Rio Vista Dr. Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 8
What Can San Diego Home Sellers Expect in the 2014 Spring Housing Market In a few words, maybe some disappointment. We have seen prices escalate all the way through 2013 and  more increases in the first 3 months of 2014. So what's the problem? It is actually a bit hard to define exactly because o...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 16
Stylish home with a backyard paradise JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek   www.9705cinnabar.com     Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek!   9705 Cinnabar Trail,  Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned communit...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
Comments 2
Sharp and well maintained, this home is in a great location on the greenbelt.  Neutral tones throughout, pool, and 3 car garage.  Fourth bedroom is used as a den/office.  Close to schools, shopping, parks and much more.  This is a rare find in Carino Estates.   This home is located at 562 W Canar...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 13
Affordable Jensen Beach Home Sold     Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Jensen Beach FL real estate Search All Stuart FL real estate Search All Palm City FL real estate Search All Hutchinson Island FL real estate Search All Hobe Sound FL real estate Search All Homes For Sale Map Search f...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
Pewaukee Real Estate Market 3/23/14 to 4/23/14, Kristin Johnston, Remax   Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Home Sales,Pewaukee Remax                                                                      Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, Remax Realto...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 6
Wickford RI Colonial New to Market | 467 Ten Rod Road Open House Sunday 1-3 pm Wonderfully restored and fully renovated from top to bottom, this 1890 Wickford RI colonial home at 467 Ten Rod Road is new to the market.  Set on a .43 acre corner lot in RI real estate with stunning trees and 2 minut...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 17
  Selling Your Home? Don't Play the Role of a REALTOR®...   With so much online information there are some sellers entertaining the idea of listing their home for sale without a REALTOR®. They think they can play the role of REALTOR® and sell their home easily.   Although, when it comes down to s...
By Shawn Gerhardson, NMLS#274129, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
Existing Home Sales Show Improvement In The Northeast And Midwest Region   March sales of existing homes exceeded expectations at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million sales according to the NAR. Analysts projected that existing home sales would reach 4.55 million based on February’s ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 6
Is it unethical for a real estate agent to take an overpriced listing? While to many the answer might be obvious at first if we dig a little deeper into the topic things might not always appear in the same light. I believe that most agents would agree that it is unethical for a listing agent to m...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 22
FAQ Should I submit an offer before my house is on the market?   This past week I received a phone call from an agent whose clients have an interest in a home going on the market next week. They were in a hurry to see the home this week and wanted to set up a viewing time before it went on the ma...
By Jill Winchel, Your Middle TN Realtor, Specializing in Brentwood
(SilverPointe Properties 615-504-1185)
Comments 6
Garage Sale Tips  It’s that time of year when spring cleaning begins and everyone ends up with a pile of stuff that they don’t use or need. Or you may be moving soon and don’t want to pack extra items that you don’t use or need. You could certainly donate those items to a worthy cause but if you ...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 18
If You Don’t Want To Hear The Answer, Why Do You Ask The Question? Phone rings.   I see in the MLS(multiple listing service) agent only remarks - that we should contact you before we submit an offer.   Yes, that’s true...how can I help you?   I neither recognize the name nor the area code.   I se...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale Green REALTOR
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
Comments 11
The Nosy Neighbor Last weekend I had the privilege of showing homes to the future son-in-law and daughter of an existing client. They are a wonderful couple and we had a lot of fun driving together, cracking jokes, and naming houses we had seen as we went along.   They have a good amount of money...
By Saul Mendoza, Real Estate Agent, Investor & Marketing Rockstar
Comments 0
Showing Your House to Home Buyers This is it. The icing to your cake. The moment you’ve been waiting for ever since you decide to sell your home. The price is right, the marketing is going well, and you watch with enthusiasm as the response started coming: the home buyers are coming! It’s now tim...