Home Selling

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By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 72
Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 15
I read an article recently about a new wave in Staging that focuses on selling a 'lifestyle'  as well as the features of the house. Lifestyle Staging included setting up games, setting tables, leaving a book by a chair, trays on beds etc. They wanted the buyer to feel that the seller had just lef...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
    THINKING OF SELLING?   Best Tip's so Your Home Shows WellMany buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 48
One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
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 44
Explaining your Worth at a Listing Opportunity  In Denver, homes are selling very quickly and typically seeing multiple offers.   With this knowledge, Sellers are beginning to think it is very easy to get a home sold, so they are trying very hard to negotiate your commission. They need us even mo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
Space- The Final Frontier- Or What Not to Forget When Selling Your House. The key to staging your house is not how it’s decorated.  It’s all about the SPACE.  Even a home that has been impeccably decorated can be too taste specific when it’s time to sell. Remember... you’re selling a lifestyle, n...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 46
A couple of years ago I wrote a post, Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Don't Sabotage Your Own Sale.  Although they tend to blame the market and/or their agent, the failure to sell a home is often at the hands of the sellers....something I like to call Seller Sabotage.Sellers sabotage their sale...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 8
This week's edition of the most expensive home sold in Arizona comes to us from Paradise Valley. Built in the exclusive neighborhood of Mummy Mountain Park this modern and stylish luxury home is over 12,000 square feet in size and is situated on over 2 acres! The straight lines and huge glass doo...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 9
 Enhance Your Homes Curb Appeal    When selling your home, it’s not only what’s on the inside that counts, but what’s on the outside counts, too! Birds chirping, and flowers blooming signals winter has passed and spring has arrived. Spring also marks the high season for real estate. And if you ar...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 20
   Address: 615 Elk Ln Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-4671 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1405945           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-PRO  RE/MA...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 21
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11125 Comiso Pala Path ~Canyon Creek~Sunday April 19th 1-3pm www.11125comisopala.comBuyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11125 Comiso Pala Path, Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, April 19th ...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 2
The Pamela Madore Group Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty http://pinkhouseteam.com 7410 Alexandria---New Listing in City View Want an amazing house?  You asked for it and you got it with this 2015 built home.  Ceramic Tile Wood Look Who wants a split bedroom plan?  Got it.  Three bedrooms on...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 4
 Just Listed!   Available and ready for its new family; newly painted inside and out; 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;...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 11
"NEXT" hollered loudly, shrilly. The last real estate relationship shook side to side.A new one started with a blank etch o sketch. A brand new agent, broker, REALTOR to list, market, sell (repeat).Things were looking up in the question and answers about the property listing, the seller's timing,...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
Comments 0
  Here are five ways to get your house ready to sell.   Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up wit...
By Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
(Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company)
Comments 3
Welcome home to this newly listed, meticulously stunning home in Wingfield Springs~ Spanish Springs East, a master planned golf course community with many walking trails and an incredible sports complex nearby!   2850 Albazano DriveSparks, NV 89436Listed for $425,0003139 Square Feet / Two Story H...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 3
 This is a chart of the active resale listings in Franklin MA as of April 20, 2015.  There are currently 49 resale homes for sale in a town that has 7,650 single family homes.  The town of Franklin MA continues to experience an extreme seller's market.  The current home prices range from a low en...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 3
 Free Market Analysis in Franklin MA Offered by RE/MAX Executive Realty This is a chart that reflects the production in Franklin MA for the top three real estate offices closing Franklin MA transactions.  The top real estate office continues to be RE/MAX Executive Realty, and the top team in that...
By Robert Smith, Search for Homes, Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)
Comments 4
Real estate agents regularly contact 'for sale by owners'.  Yes, we would love to list your home. Yes, we want to find out if you'll cooperate with us (meaning that we'll get paid if we bring a buyer that can deliver).  But it's not just about money.Realtors are both the cogs of the machinery and...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 3
31150 Harthorn CT Wesley Chapel FL 33543Went Active at 5am 4/20/15 and at 9pm was under contract above asking price. https://youtu.be/fAUjRVpu3Is