Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 44
 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 Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 2
If you are looking for a beautiful contemporary style home, schedule a showing today for 25 Range Hill Dr, Vernon CT!  This beautiful newer home, built in 2007, offers 2000 square feet of living space.  This 3BR 3BA home has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors.  The kitch...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
104 SW Peacock Boulevard, Saint Lucie West, FL 34986 Pending Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1253 SQUARE FEET Get the Sales Price! What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work Verano of PGA Village at...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
3275 SE Pinto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 3179 SQUARE FEET GREEN HOME, Hurricane Impact Glass, GE SS Kitchen, Granite and more. Gourmet kitchen, moen...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 12
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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 57
A Good Real Estate Agent has More Than a "Real" Job?  In a discussion recently in one of the Facebook groups that I am in, a friend posted about family and friends expecting them to be their personal secretary, schedular, etc.   Just the post itself brought up within me the various things that ha...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 67
   "My ....name that person...sister, cousin, neighbor..... says...."   Your sister, cousin, neighbor is not supposed to be talking to you about your listing and the price when you are listed with someone else.....it is not ethical.  The reason we have been appointed by Judges and referred by att...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
  Free Real Estate CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) For Your Home                        Free CMA   http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/request-cma-report                          Thinking of Selling  http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/selling-your-home             Thinking of selling y...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 3
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!"  Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.  And, oh,...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 17
   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 Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 1
Can you sell a Home with Code Violations? Code infringement compass everything from breaking least development models to broken smoke alerts. While most building regulations are intended to keep you protected, a few urban areas forcefully hail mortgage holders who permit trash to gather in their ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 18
I think this is a great letter or email to send to FSBOs. It is respectful of them and yet very helpful. Some agents go in to a FSBO appointment and almost bully the homeowner as the agents explain why they home owner can't sell the home alone. This sets a much more positive tone! Real estate age...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 7
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 Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Comments 1
Are you Ready to Sell Your House? Get Your Free Download By Clicking On The Image Above Is it true that you are ready to sell Your Home? 5 Questions You Need to AskOn the off chance that you've been considering offering your home, odds are that you're amped up for the likelihood of moving and beg...
By Ray Henson, Realtor
(Hybrid Brokers Realty)
Comments 1
     This cute home in the Parkway area of Sacramento in available now.                    This home features a new range and hood, new dishwasher, updated counter tops, tile in the entry, kitchen, nook and formal dining room, updated bathrooms and the heating and air conditioning unit was instal...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 23
Pool Home in Spring Hill, Florida - Listed, Sold, Closed in 16 Days!by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores RealtyIt took just 16 days from listing date to closing date and this Spring Hill Pool home has now sold!Completely remodeled, this Spring Hill pool home is move-in ready!  T...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 15
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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 10
Austin white stone RE-PRICED TO SELL! in Canyon Creekwww.11125comisopala.com Buyers who act decisively have the best opportunity to purchase this re-priced property at 11125 Comiso Pala Path in Austin, TX 78726 … as quality deals sell fast in the Canyon Creek - NW Austin Real Estate Market! This ...
By Joe Kendall, "Broker Joe" Right Choice Realty Cape Coral FLA.
(Right Choice Realty 239-560-0726 )
Comments 6
  Home Buyers Buy with Their Eyes Wide Open !                                                         Photo's that come to real life!  Photos that tell a story! Photo's that actually bring you there! I personally use three different types camera including a Go Pro Camera to take eye popping wide ...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
 JUST SOLD!!!Beautiful 5.11 +/- Acres in Blanco Texas.Lightly restricted.Rolling hills and plenty of wildlife make for the perfect getaway.Lot 10 Divide Pass (access on Onion Creek Lane)Blanco, TX. 78606For more details on how to sell your Blanco Texas area proeprty please contact: Jeremy K. Fros...