Home Selling

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By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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          List My Home in Shubenacadie       Hello my name is Larry Matthews and I've been selling real estate in Shubenacadie Nova Scotia now for almost 40 years.This delightful bungalow pictured above is only 3 years old and next door to the golf course. I do a lot of marketing directed toward...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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"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 Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
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Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more tha...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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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 Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014 Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate f...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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These defects may make a home for sale less desireable to many home buyers, the bottom line is: Is this home PRICED for condition? If the home is priced for condition, it's competitive. Value of a property for sale is a combination of price, location and condition when compared to other homes in ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Chicago North Shore Real Estate Sales Strong For single family homes in a four year period since the beginning of 2010  we are at the highest point in years for the number of contracts written during this time of year. 2013 had higher numbers through August but then dropped off and by September t...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
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    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Wait to Sell Your House, Golden, CO, Denver Fall is certainly in the air in metro Denver.  As the seasons and colors begin to change and prepare for winter many homeowners looking to sell their homes do the same.  Every fall an astonishing number of sellers pull t...
By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
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Florida Keys Real Estate Market Condtion   Average Days to Sell declined -17% to 210 days from the 253 of the 2013 January-June period. (This is a measure of the number of days between the  date the property was listed and the date the sale closed.) The Sale Price-to-Original List Price (OLP/SP) ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Re-Priced to Sell! 9622 Indigo Brush Dr. Austin TX 78726 Canyon Creek     www.9622indigobrush.com   Buyers who act decisively have the best opportunity to purchase this re-priced property as quality deals sell fast in the Canyon Creek - NW Austin Real Estate Market. This community is located on H...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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Sharp custom home in the gated community of San Marcos Country Club Estates.  Large basement with bathroom and a huge rec room which could also be a fifth bedroom.  Fresh paint inside and out.  Lushly landscaped with a pool.  Travertine stone flooring.  Open floor plan that is perfect for enterta...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Home Security -While it is Listed   When a Seller has made the decision to list their home, it is time to review security of the home.    Who will be coming through?     Are my things safe?    Do I need a safe for my jewelery?    Will the buyers go through the drawers?   In reviewing security at...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
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Having a home for sale as autumn swings into full bloom has more than one advantage. First off, this is definitely not looky-loo season—the majority of home shoppers this time of year tend to be serious-minded (perhaps because many are hoping to be comfortably moved in by the holidays). Whatever ...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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Located at 6025 E Hannibal Street in Mesa AZ 85205.  Single level, single family home in Golden West Subdivision.  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1863 square feet.  Block construction, block fence, comp shingle roof.  Pool, 2 car garage, large lot. Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a pool on a quiet...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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The Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realtyhttp://pinkhouseteam.com806-340-7630 How To Sell Your House Fast Recently I had an experience that is a perfect example of how to get your home sold fast.  This home at been on the market with another Realtor for 6 months.  The listing expired and the ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Homes for Sale in the PGA Village area of Saint Lucie West, FL Why Do People Live here? PGA Village is a private community with 2,511 homes and approximate 3,000 acres. PGA Village features thirty-six distinctive upscale neighborhoods situated for privacy with scenic panoramic water and golf cou...
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I have been  here working  the entire valley for 20 years and know all the greater phoenix areas including  gilbert mesa chandler scottsdale phoenix glendale peoria cave creek. There are great values right now on homes condos and patio  homes, I offer a real straight 25 % referal fee paid to you ...
By Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
(Home Star Staging)
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COLLIN COLLEGE, Plano, TX is once again offering an 8 hour Home Staging CE course. One course selection time offered this Fall 2014 Semester! November  8 and 15th, 2014 Two Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM Courtyard Campus Plano, TX Please Note:  The November class is the only course offering for the  Fall...
By The Cairo-Vartian Group -Jim Cairo and Kristen Vartian, REALTORS
(The Cairo-Vartian Group Ebby Halliday Realtors )
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Choosing a Real Estate Agent: No Trick-or-Treat Grab Bag! 3 Things to Look for in Your Next Real Estate Agent Qualities to Demand in Your Next Real Estate Agent   When your house is about to go on the market, or you are preparing to find the perfect home, choosing the right real estate agent shou...