Home Selling

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By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 113
Listing agents have long pleaded with sellers to vacate the premises during showings.  Agents have agreed to accompany all showings in an effort to placate their seller clients, agents have purchased expensive electronic key boxes and subscribed to monthly access services to open said key boxes, ...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 27
Southern Litchfield County Real Estate.  Connecticut real estate has not yet caught up with the rest of the country despite what the national news says. I am sure there are some markets around the country that are doing well, and there are many that are like we are here in Connecticut. And yet th...
By Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 2
The Buyers Do Not Want Your "Stuff"   When you sell your home, the buyers most often want.... the Home!  In some cases, the home may be offered furnished and/or equipped.  That is not the "stuff" I speak of.  I speak of the stuff that you are just too tired to haul off, and believe me.... I know ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
Staging FAQ’s- Is There Anything I Need to Do Before the Home Stager Comes? It’s never easy having a stranger come into your home even if it is to help you sell your home.  Some of my sellers are a bit apprehensive before my Home Staging Consultation.   Primarily it’s because they don’t know what...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 17
Here in the south, in January and February, we can have snow and ice. Luckily, it usually is gone just as quickly as it comes. But during the day(s) that the roads are bad, people tend to hunker down at home and not venture out. Open houses get canceled as well as broker caravans. If you look at ...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 5
Selling your home? Planning to have your home staged? If you are, there are some things you can do to get ready for your staging appointment to optimize your time and your experience with your stager. See the list of tips below from Kathy Streib, a top home stager in Palm Beach County, Florida. B...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 4
Alrighty then.  The house has taken you quite awhile to get it ready to put on the market.  You have been stressing about how it looks and have been going overboard trying to make it absolutely perfect. This need to please has delayed the listing from going live on the MRIS. The number of homes t...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 14
We all know houses that are priced well and show well DO SELL fast in any market. As a seller, you must be prepared to put your product on the shelf and make sure it displays well and attracts buyers.No, you can't do that by watching HGTV but you can take advise from a great stager who is located...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 26
Buyers will have the opportunity to have their future home inspected and during this time walk through the home exploring what they might have missed during their prior showing. Seller need to understand how important this time is for their buyer who is vesting time and money for their inspection...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
PROPERTY DETAILS $185,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 215002449Bedrooms: 2Full Baths: 1Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1348Lot Size: 42x150Style: 1 StoryGarage: 1 CarHeat Source: GasTaxes: $3082.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Wonderful Worthington location close to schools, parks & downtown. Mid-Century ranch home...
By Marcia Goodman, A Realtor that meets your needs!
Comments 1
Why should I sell now?  It's cold and its WINTER! Why NOW?  There are five reasons to sell now.   1.  The demand from buyers right now is strong The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are currently more buyers looking at homes than at any other time in the last 12 months, which includes ...
By Keith Lawrence, Prairieville Louisiana Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams First Choice)
Comments 8
Whether you are selling your home For Sale By Owner (FSBObr) locally  or using one of the nationally recognized FSBO online sites for Prairieville real estate sites to include Zillow and Turlia; nothing beats the exposure you'll receive from professional real estate marketing experts and the loca...
By Jean Rogers, Pete Psareas & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
(HomeSalesForce.com - RE/MAX)
Comments 0
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   JUST SOLD     ```````````Unbelievably Spacious``````````   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes For Sale   4128 Lost Springs Trail Douglasville, GA 30135   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3 full | List Price: $ ...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 60
     One of the last things I want my customers to ever say to me is, “That was creepy.”  But, it happened last weekend.        In preparation of a new listing, I like my clients to view the competition to really get a good feel for showing and pricing.   After all, the hard numbers don’t always...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 96
New Cookie Sheets Started the Home Search This is a true story and shows how a home buyer can seem to be content one moment and unsettled and discontent the next. It was Christmas Day and one of the wife's gifts was a nice new set of William Sonoma cookie sheets. Her old ones were cheap, warped, ...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 40
You slept?? No, you didn't!  You stewed! You rocked and rolled all night! And you don't want me to know it. I met with you last night and presented an offer from a buyer who saw your house yesterday on the very first day it was on the active market.  He loved it enough to make you an offer immedi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 55
Do you like Fun houses? How about the rolling barrel at the end that can spin you upside down never letting you out as a clown laughs at you? Well that is what a  Manchester NH area Home Owner described it as when they tried a Limited Service Listing. They paid a flat fee up front where the agen...
By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal & Puget Sound-WA-Real Est
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
Comments 0
WANTED ! SELLERS!   LETS TALK!    WE NEED YOU!   We have a SHORTAGE of LISTINGS!!!      NOW is the time to BE ON THE MARKET AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL! A great time to acquire  top dollar for your home!     Where are you?   We have buyers LOOKING AND WAITING in line to purchase homes!   Seriously, inv...
By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The J-Team
(Keller Williams Benchmark Properties)
Comments 5
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 0
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realty806-290-1920How To Buy A $270,000 House With Less Than $10,000 Down Payment You may be thinking, "what's the catch?"  There is none.  The is perfectly true.Most people think of FHA loans as for first-time home buyers or for people that are...