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By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 10
How much do you need to know about me as your real estate agent?  Do you know my religion?  Do you know my political party affiliation?Do you know the things I hate about our local government?  Am I racist?  Am I gay?  Am I straight?You don't need to know any of those things about me.  Because no...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 3
The message my good friend Loan Officer Vincent Redd sent me reminded me to share the difference between a market evaluation and an appraisal. Appraisals can be done before procuring a Buyer to help a Seller to determine the value of  a home, but they won't be accepted by a Buyer's Lender if pai...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 23
  You just got the call.  He's coming at 9 am tomorrow just after the kids go off to school! He will only be here for 15 minutes.   Here comes that damned gurgly belly again.  Oh no, oh no, oh no, what do I do?? Remember when you ratified your contract and your mother said to you, "Well, Honey, n...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 52
 Three times in the last two weeks I have entered homes with buyers who were almost immediately turned off by the darkness within.  In all cases, it was just a matter of shades, blinds or drapes being drawn in combination with a lack of sufficient lighting to begin with.  All the buyers made comm...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 18
I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comHomes and Condominiums For Sale near Olympic Beach in EdmondsThe Olympic Beach area of Edmonds is ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
Equestrian Club of Wellington in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report April 2015 When speaking of  Wellington real estate, we must say that Equestrian Club Of Wellington is one of the communities in the village we consider just one of the most wonderfully planned. You’ll surely be inspi...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty http://pinkhouseteam.com Don't Lose Out On The Good Ones Just recently I was at a function where people that were in between jobs came and made many items for sale for the benefit of the PARC as it is called. I don't wear a lot of jewelry but there w...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
   In what seems like another lifetime,  I owned a marketing agency and had the honor and pleasure of working with many businesses of different sizes and nature...from retail and consumer services to business to business products and services. I spent time in other agencies writing copy, doing ac...
By Sandra DeVargas, The DEVARGAS Team at Keller Williams Realty
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Full details and all photos of all East Amherst Homes for Sale Clarence Central School District. Our for sale property information is a direct feed from MLS and is updated several times daily.East Amherst is located in the Town of Amherst in the county of Erie. The East Amherst area is defined by...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 2508 N Dousman ST 2510 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212-3017 Taxed by: Milwaukee MLS #: 1407586           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 AB...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 17
From Ramschackle Roost to Yowzer Wowzer! I have had a few homes that I have been asked to come out and evaluate prior to listing the home.  One in particular came to mind.  I arrived at the home and everything looked OK on the outside.  The minute that I stepped into the home however, I knew that...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 25
Forget about fifteen minutes of fame. The average home showing takes less than ten minutes.  If your home captures the heart and soul of the prospective buyers they may stay longer.  If not, they are gone in under five minutes.  Yes, your house is staged whether you know it or not. The image of y...
By Emily Medvec, Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
(Keller Williams Santa Fe)
Comments 2
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Santa Fe Style Condo w/Garage 129,900!!!     Just Sold       Get the Final Sales Price! What is Your Home Worth? Emily Medvec Reviews See All Santa Fe Properties      PRESENTED BY         Emily Medvec Keller Williams Santa Fe 505-660-4541 MLS#: 201501028             ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 20
Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 19
So the Home Buyers' Agent Can't Get It Done What Then? The scenario is that in the house buy the buyers' agent can not seem to get the offer right, understand multiple offer situations, deadlines and what is required from the buyer.  Can you tell it is another part time real estate agent that doe...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 22
Three of our new greenbelt listings went under contract this past week! They are located off Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222.  These prestigious communities are minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum and the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residen...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 14
2 Elm Street #202, San Carlos 94070 - SOLD and closed escrowLottie Kendall, of Today Sotheby's International Realty, listed and effectively marketed 2 Elm Street, #202, San Carlos, setting a new price record for the Spring Valley Homeowner Association.3 strong offers were received after only 5 da...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 9
SUPER SPACIOUS CONTEMPORARYCome Take A Look!!115 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton, CT 06897$850,000   High Ceilings...Huge AtriumTons of Natural Light with these cool contemporary skylights!!Need a South west Wilton address for the commute? A wonderful contemporary with so much space. A HUGE atrium whic...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 20
What is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is that  "image" when your brain waves tell you to keep staring at it and then--- have a second or third glance-- because it looks delicious and delightful to the eyes.Kathy Streib has written this article which can benefit not only the sellers but also the homeow...