Home Selling

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By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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I hatechu zillow.   I really really do.  You make my job as a real estate agent so much harder.  I have to continually go behind you and clean up your mess every single time. No.  My Listing is not, nor has it ever been in foreclosure. No.  My listing did not sell 2 years ago for more than I am l...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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I bought a lottery ticket once.  Thank God it was only once.  Actually, I went out on a limb and bought 20 lottery tickets.  One dollar each.  All the same number.  I was so positive that I had the winning number that I was certain I was going to hit it big time!!  I stupidly made the mistake of ...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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You just got a call that an agent wants to show your house in 20 minutes.  The kids are off school today and you have been slacking on the housework.  You are in no way, shape, or form ready to have someone see your house in its current state.  And you can hear Susan Nealey's voice in your head s...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 4
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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Getting properties ready for open houses or other showings in Henry County takes a bit of determination—especially when it comes to paring down all the ‘stuff’ that has accumulated through the years. It’s a push-pull between I still use that every day! and this room still looks too crowded! You m...
By William Bodouva, Jr, 2014 TOP PRODUCER ABR CIPS SRES E-PRO BPOR SFR LRS
(Laffey Fine Homes, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World & Luxury Portfolio International)
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OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, 1/31/2015 from 2pm to 4pm at 24 Tappentown Lane, Brookville, NY 11545. Meet Stacy O'Halpin, Luxury Listing Specialist with Laffey Fine Homes for a tour of this beautiful home.  This Sprawling 5000 square foot 5 bedroom, 3.5 Bath Center Hall Colonial is prominently set atop 2...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Many real estate markets around the Country are suffering from a severe lack of inventory. Buyers are ready and eager to jump into homeownership but there just aren't enough homes available for sale. The latest chart from the National Association of Realtors may hold the key as to why there seems...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 JUST SOLD!!! 800 Onion Creek Ranch Road Driftwood, TX. 78619 Beautiful 6.5 Acre+/- estate lot with unbelievable Onion Creek frontage. Amazing views of the spectacular hill country and heavy trees throughout. Property also features multiple build sites and horses are welcome. Water, electricity,...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 15
Newport Shores Open House in Newport Beach | 323 Walnut Street This three bedroom, two bathroom home is being offered at $1,318,000.This is a price reduction on this Newport Shores Home. Open today - January 31, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm This home has been remodeled with wood floors downstairs, and gr...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(SUPER BOWL 2015 -Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 3
Get Your Offers In Today! Move-In Ready 4 Bed San Tan Valley AZ Home! 1238 W Agrarian Hills DR San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 $200,000 MLS ID# 5230015 Better make an offer fast on this new listing! This move-in ready 4 bed, 3 bath home has plenty of space for entertaining inside and out: oversized lot ...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
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Sold!!! 1003 Wesley Avenue Mobile, AL 36609 OverviewMapsPhotos $134,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,592 sqft Location 1003 Wesley AvenueMobile, AL 36609USA The Cummings Team The Cummings Company LLC(251) 602-1941kelly@ccllc.cohttp://www.ccllc.co           Li...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 12
How is An Acceptable Offer Prepared for a Short Sale   Any offer prepared for submission,  ultimately to a bank, needs to be written as free of contingencies  as possible. Even though the seller still needs to accept the offer the bank will be the party that accepts or rejects the offer and possi...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 17
I almost always recommend home owners considering selling their home have a pre-listing inspection.   I remember one seller (probably more) told me that a pre-listing property inspection is a waster of his money and time.   This seller was not alone in his opinion as many prospective sellers do ...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 8
Maintenance free Villa for Sale in Heron Shores, Venice FL   3170 Night Heron Lane, Venice FL 34293   Search maintenance free villa for sale in Heron Shores, Venice Florida here     Listing Information   MLS # N5902376 Listing price $154,900 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Car garage: 2 Living area: 1378 ...
By Jenifer Duguay Mikeska
(RE/MAX Pearland)
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Welcome home!  I will have our new #ListWithJen listing at 3005 Mason Grove Ln. open today, Saturday, January 31st  from 2-4pm.  This beautiful home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 2 car attached garage.  This stunning home also features a formal dining room, study, large family room, gourm...
By Tim Crews, Team Leader, The Crews Team, KW Fredericksburg
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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Looking to Sell a home in Village of Idlewild in 2015? Interested in finding out how much your home is worth in the Village of Idlewild Neighborhood of Fredericksburg VA?  Click the link to receive a list of all homes that have sold in the community.     What's the Neighborhood Like? The homes yo...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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571 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085 $185000.00 The Jackson Team Phone: (614) 431-1220 Office: (614) 431-1220 Single Family Status: For Sale Under Contract   Bed: 2 Bath: 1 Sqft: 1158.00 MLS#: 215002449 Property Details Search More Properties Neighborhood Values Description: Wonderful Worth...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Selling your Charlotte area home? Thinking your home is clean? Not so fast! Check out the list below of 14 areas in a home that many homeowners and home sellers forget about when cleaning their homes. Most of these are small items, but they make a huge difference in how your home is perceived by ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Kathy Streib has given us a list of oft-overlooked areas when cleaning. Helpful at any time, especially important when preparing your home to sell. Check out the list and then, if you are like me, you'll want to grab the vacuum and dust rag and tackle some of these tasks. Selling Your Home? 14 Ar...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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The number of homes for sale in Tallahassee has hit an eight year low, but appears to be starting the normal seasonal rise that begins in late January or early February of most years. 2015 is shaping up to be quite different than previous years, when high inventory levels weighed the market down ...