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By Cathy Perry
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It probably comes as no surprise that there are far fewer buyers who qualify to purchase a luxury home (defined as $500,000 and up in the St. Louis metro area), than there are looking for a home at the St. Louis County median price of $180,900.  To appeal to that smaller buyer pool and obtain a q...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 115
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 Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 63
     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 Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate
(Keller Williams Excellence Realty)
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Is the dress blue and black or gold and white? I am sure you have heard/seen/read about this dress. Whether you care about the dress, think it is ugly, love it, etc, it has sparked a HUGE debate over the web. IS IT BLUE AND BLACK OR GOLD AND WHITE? Whatever you see, that is your reality, right? ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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Contact The Kevin Tolbert Team to SELL the Old Home and Construct A NEW Home. New Home Construction Prices are Competitive.   The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie are proud to announce our new affiliation to represent the comeback of New Home Construction Builder...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
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What is My Home Worth Right Now?     Jay & Michelle Lieberman | Keller Williams Realty | (818) 665-5306 | info@teamjaymichelle.com             Keeping track of the value of your home, your most important investment, is extremely important and commendable.  We like to continually provide our past,...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 43
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 The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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701 E Redondo Dr, Gilbert AZ 85296.  Neely Farms, Warner and Lindsay.  Built in 1998 by Ryland Homes.  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1538 square feet, single level, 2 car garage.  MLS 5242385   Excellent 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ryland home conveniently located in Neely Farms subdivision in Gilbert.  Vaulted...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 1/27/15-2/27/15 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Milwaukee County, WI My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the real estate a...
By Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 5
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 Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 32
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 Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 13
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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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There is a seven-year window for some past Henry County homeowners—and it’s one that’s opening, not closing. The ‘window’ in question is the one that could activate Henry County “Boomerang Buyers”—which would come as good news for the local home sales. Some background about Henry County Boomerang...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  Preparing Horse Property Or Farm To Sell In Winter                                                          If you are a home seller, your agent probably has given you suggestions on how to prepare your house to show well to prospetive Buyers.  But what about the horse property or farm?  That s...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Comments 2
It was a Sunday Morning in January that Patty Blackwelder and myself went to meet a couple who had dreams of selling their cramped townhouse that they had outgrown many years ago. Walking in, it was very evident they had no room. Fixing it up while living in it was virtually impossible.  When we ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 6
Buy Waterfront North Kingstown RI Real Estate - Cedarhurst 207 Seabreeze Drive Waterfront Condo       Life passes you by if you do not grab your chance of where you want to live...who does not want a condo like this on the water with the pool, tennis & clubhouse amenities to enjoy.   Priced well ...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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FHFA House Price Index Rises for 14th Consecutive Quarter According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), U.S. home prices rose by 1.40 percent for the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up by 0.80 percent month-to-month from November. The seasonally adjusted FHFA House Price Index measures ...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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4551 S Adobe Dr, Chandler AZ 85249.  Built in 2003 by premier builder, Maracay Homes.  6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3615 square feet, 3 car garage, pool, and a large 10,000+ square foot lot.  Located near Gilbert and Ocotillo Roads in Brooks Ranch subdivision.  MLS 5242294                          ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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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 Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 7
    Fabulous South Wilton 4 bedroom Colonial on super convenient cul de sac.  Location is minutes from schools, shopping, train and highways.    Bright and spacious.    Every room is in impeccable condition.    Beautiful crisp colors throughout.    Great natural flow inside.    Tons of updates an...