Home Selling

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By Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
Comments 12
Home Staging is Not DecoratingThere's still a lot of confusion about the difference between home staging and decorating. When I introduce myself to people as a home stager, I still get people who respond with "Oh, so you decorate homes". While that is one aspect of my business, it's not what hom...
By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | Whitesboro Tx 76273 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE WHITESBORO TX
(RE/MAX UTOPIA Whitesboro Tx 76273, Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 1
Preparing your Texoma home for sale what should we do?   When you are getting ready to sell your Texoma home there are alot of steps to take get your house ready to sell. There is more to think about than just the price of the property. Yes the price does make a difference if priced to high buyer...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
Loudoun County Luxury Home For Sale, New, Beautiful and Move-In Ready.   When an out of country home buyer is ready to return to the U.S. and plans to buy a family home in Loudoun County, it's time to hit the road and preview luxury homes in inventory.   I found a real beauty this morning in the ...
  Land for Sale in Madisonville LA under $100,000 Land for Sale in Madisonville LA $100,000-$300,000 Land for Sale in Madisonville LA $300,000-$600,000 Land for Sale in Madisonville LA $600,000+ What is Your Home Worth?   The MIXON Group Team Leader/ Listing Specialist Keller Williams Realty Ser...
By Jill Watts, Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
Comments 2
Multiple Offers? Counter? Highest & Best? What then?   Today our Broker, Dave Baker gave a talk about how to handle multiple offers. Clark County, WA is having a lot of multiple offers since there is not much home inventory to choose from to purchase.   He spoke of a seller that he had read about...
By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Cenla Partners)
Comments 1
NEW LOWER PRICE ON THIS SPACIOUS COUNTRY HOME IN COLFAX, LOUISIANA!!! Well kept 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home in quiet country setting. Nice outdoor entertaining spaces. Storage also available in workshop. Central Grant Water. Subject to Short Sale approval. 8721 Hwy. 8, Colfax, LA 'Your Central Louis...
By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Cenla Partners)
Comments 2
NEW PRICE ON THIS CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN DRY PRONG, LOUISIANA!!! Well built custom home, with 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths, is situated on 1 acre. Large open floor plan for entertaining guests. Amenities include 9&10 ft. ceilings, step in tub, ceramic walk in shower, foam insulation and irrigation system...
By Jackie Hawley, Southeast Michigan Real Estate
(ReMax Encore)
Comments 1
Do Lapeer MI Houses Sell in the Winter? I have been asked this question quite a bit lately. The short answer is yes. Not as many as in the summer- as you can see from the graph below, there's a big drop in January. This is due mostly to the Christmas holidays. Thanksgiving and New Years affect th...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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There are many people who are recovering from the real estate bubble that could benefit from an understanding of seller financing for residential real estate. There are sellers who do not have buyers for their homes, and there are buyers who have not yet recovered their credit and could benefit f...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 1
Town Terrace Home in Pinecrest Lakes Pending   330 NE Town Terrace in Pinecrest Lakes of Jensen Beach is under contract courtesy of the Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team of Stuart. Discover the American dream home. This two story home in the Town Terrace community of Jensen Beach, adjacent to Pi...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
Comments 0
    I want to list my home in Enfield Nova Scotia I want to sell my home in Enfield Nova Scotia       Hello my name is Larry Matthews and I've been selling real estate in Enfield Nova Scotia now for almost 40 years. I do a lot of marketing directed towards Nova Scotia's working out west whose sh...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 85
"Can I forbid a Specific Agent from showing my home?" asked the Seller.    There may be reasons why a Seller distrusts or dislikes specific Realtors ....a family member with whom there has been a falling out...a bad experience...whatever the reason.  Indeed, it is the Seller's home and they may ...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 3
  Aloha Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we are very excited about a NEW listing, we are also very excited about co-listing it with Julie Edens (RS) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - first time as a joint venture between 2 great brokerage firms.     Offered @: $2,500,000.       ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 40
My guess is some people just don't want to to do the necessary work when it is time to to sell their home.  The reason homes are not "at their best" when they go on the market vary by seller. Still, if a home is listed for sale by a competent real estate agent, the reason will likely not be becau...
By Nicholas Conteduca, Chicago's Top Real Estate Agent - Broker/Appraiser
(Jameson Sotheby's/Anywhere Appraisals)
Comments 0
    West Loop Chicago Real Estate Agent – Nicholas Conteduca Tips for Listing Your Home                                 If you are debating putting your condo or house on the market, there are a few simple steps you should consider prior to doing so.  Your goal is to sell your home at its highest...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
Just Listed in Warner Robins GA in Harvest Pointe Subdivision Harvest Pointe Property and Community Information Cheaper than renting! This home for sale has 1,478 heated square feet and was just listed in Warner Robins GA in Harvest Pointe Subdivision. Built in 2007, this property is show ready a...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
There are currently 1027 active homes for sale in Henry County. The average listing price for Real Estate in Henry County during the month of October is $229,472. The median list price in October for single family residential and condo/town home properties in Henry County is $179,900. The typical...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved Are you buying a home for the first time? Congratulations! Buying your own home is an excellent way to build your net worth while living in a space that you can renovate and truly make your own. If you’re...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
JUST SOLD In Johnson City Texas! Great location in a quiet peaceful neighborhood on a cul-de-sac! Large trees and covered patios for hours of endless enjoyment. City water and sewer. Gorgeous home with vaulted ceilings, large formal dining room, and an open floor plan that features a country kit...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 9
SOLD ~ 12080 Piccadilly Pl Davie FL 33325Listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties      Absolutely gorgeous pool home on builder's acre in "The Hamlet", one of Davie's most exclusive gated communities, was sold for $741,500 (98.9% of listing price) to a cash buyer.     Home Features: 1 ...