Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Home Sellers in Palm County-Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Now Before the Start of the Season!  For those of us who live in Palm Beach County, our season is just around the corner.  That means that our SnowBirds will be returning, and the activity level for everything picks up. If you plan on putti...
By Brian Heckman, Brian Heckman- Florida Mortgage Lender
(The Heckman Group)
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         If your home is valued lowered from its original price, it's a sure sign that your marketing plan failed. Not only have you missed the important first 2 weeks when buyers and real estate professionals are most interested, but there's no way for your home to compete with other ho...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
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What Deferred Maintenance Means to a Seller Realtors use the term "deferred maintenance" a lot. Basically, it refers to annual home maintenance, or lack there of, like exterior paint, overgrown trees and shrubs, interior conditions and overall cleanliness. When these maintenance items a...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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I saw the below on a Facebook for sale page.  Read it very closely..."Works great.  Has red line...but..."This reminds of many home sellers when it comes time to discuss their home's condition. There are problems.  But they have lived with them for a long time.The problems are not t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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      Another TOO LATE Pikesville Home For     HomeRome Realty           You waited too long for this split level in Pikesville. There was lots of interest, numerous showings and now a ratified contract.   That means there is    Another TOO LATE sign in Pikesville  For HomeRome Realty       8219 ...
By Visualshows .com
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  Contact: Denese Sanders Phone: 225-928-7777     for sale in - Baton Rouge, LA Listed at 77000       Send To   Subdivision East Glen Category Homes Type Single Family Re-Sale Sq Footage 1146 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Half Bathrooms 1 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year Built 1973 Home Address 7642 Maple...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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How to Sell A Home in Idabel Oklahoma 74745 1.  Call a Real Estate Agent        How do you decide which agent to call?  Well... HMMM since I'm writing this post, I'll make it easy for you.  Call me!  :)    2.  Do what your Real Estate Agent tells you to do      Let me repeat.. Do what you...
By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
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By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
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By Mike Jackson, Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
(Bradley Real Estate)
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Asking $1,080,000   Rarely available house ,cottage, and an in-law au pair unit. Located in the desirable town of San Anselmo. The main house four bedroom 2 bathroom home has a remodeled kitchen, a beautiful swimming pool, spa and decks! Also included is a detached one bedroom one bathroom cottag...
By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
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Many Ann Arbor homeowners decide to sell their homes and move up to bigger, better or more desirable homes. In this situation, it is ideal that you sell your home at the same time that you're ready to move into your new home, so you're not stuck with two mortgages. So, how can you bridge ...
By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Cenla Partners)
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JUST LISTED - UPDATED TOWNHOUSE 1000 Retreat West, Pineville, La 1000 Retreat West, Pineville, La Nicely updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath Townhouse close to the VA Hospital and Pineville amenities. Master Bedroom with on suite bath is downstairs. Ceramic, wood and slate floors. Private outdoor entertain...
By Agent Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR® Listing Specialist, The $500 Million Marketing Advantage
(Capitol Home Team | Austin TX)
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Plum Creek | Kyle TX | 4 BDR-2 BA | 1680 SF | $132,800 | MLS# 3865761 Short Sale SOLD for $143,500 Plum Creek Master Planned Community5751 Hartson — Kyle, TX 786404/2/2, 1,680 SF, One-Story$132,800 Short-Sale Just Started WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY! REALLY!?! A 4 bedroom home in Plum Creek listed arou...
By Esperanza Butler Realtor ®-, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Exit Platinum Realty )
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Search current inventory of  West Hills Homes for Sale Listing Details  SOLD     SOLD        SOLD      SOLD   SOLD Mountain view House For Sale in West Hills Ca 7415 Pomelo Dr, West Hills, Ca Price: $664,900 MLS number: SR13063392 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Footage: 1,816 Call Esperanza Real...
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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When Listing a Home is not the Best Choice     Love when the call comes from a homeowner that would like to talk with you about listing their home!  Wonderful!   Prepare all the data, put together a great listing presentation and even preview the actives in the area so you have a solid snapshot o...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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What Does Motivated Seller Really Mean? These words are used in our daily real estate jargon and also used in the wording in the Multiple Listing Services. We see them so often that we tend to be numb to what is really being said. What does it really mean? When showing a property this week, I rea...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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There are many home sellers who wish they had hired a better real estate company when they first put their home on the market. They didn't put much thought into it at the time, but now they find themselves locked into a long-term contract with an agent or organization that will not be selling...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Why Does Kathleen Daniels Vet Buyers On San Jose Homes For Sale??   Kathleen Daniels has a policy and a promise to the sellers of the San Jose homes she lists to attempt to vet out  buyers on all offers received. To vet a buyer means to verify or check for validity, authenticity and accuracy. Muc...
By Waynette Hoover Araj
(RE/MAX Central Realty)
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Asheboro NC Home for Sale | 1167 Westover TerraceAsheboro, NC 27205 The best of country style living can be found in this home for sale in Asheboro NC. This beautiful home sits on 0.72 acres of land on Daves Mountain and is surrounded by spectacular views everywhere you look. Having 4 bedrooms an...
By The Albert Team KW Port St. Lucie FL 34986 Market Updates and Trends, PGA Village, Tradition, St. Lucie West
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Get Additional Seller Tips Click and go to the Seller Page What home improvements result in a negative cash flow at closing?  There are certain upgrades to a home that make more sense if you just bought it than when considering selling it. What are they? 1.  Outdoor Kitchen The fantasy: You’re t...