Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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What Does Your Agent Owe You? This blog is for people considering selling their home and looking for the best agent to represent them. 1.  Communication:  This does not mean they have to be your best friend or that you really like them (but that helps).  It does mean they have the time and energy...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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SOLD! 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High Home!  $300K Over Asking! by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe Happy News! 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High Home is SOLD! 20% Above Asking Price! That's nearly $300K Over Asking! Did you see 1374 Suzanne Ct., San Jose? This Beautiful Move-...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Located in the Bay Tree are of Mt. Pleasant, this great townhome Located 5 minutes to Historic Downtown Charleston, Sullivans Island Beach and plenty of Shopping!  This is a true hidden gem within Mt. Pleasant because of its location and price point.  Homes in this area do not stay on the mark...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Last week's most expensive home sold in Arizona was located in Paradise Valley which is one of the highest priced areas to live. This home was a rare multi-million dollar short sale and took almost an entire year to negotiate. Originally priced at $4.9 Million dollars the bank accepted almost a m...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Discovering Unusual Features in Homes for Sale in Spring Hill, Florida   This morning, I met the appraiser at one of the homes that I have listed for sale in Spring Hill.  The buyer's agent also showed up to meet her buyer's  inspector from the Pest Control company for the WDO (wood destroying or...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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So the bachelor pad that I wrote about last week has now been transformed.  His mainly brown decor has now been spruced up with some spring green!  The little hints of green here and there truly made a difference!   The staging budget was minimal for accent items only.  I also creatively staged h...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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It feels like it's been a long, cold winter in Franklin TN but temps are projected to be in the mid-60's tomorrow and buyers are calling to get in to see houses. There's only one problem--our housing inventory is extremely low. There are only 455 homes currently available in Franklin. One of the ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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A home seller in the Sacramento area told me yesterday that she has concluded you get what you pay for when you hire a Sacramento REALTOR. She had been trying to sell her home without any success through some discount agent, and she doesn't feel that her former agent had her best interests at hea...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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     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)
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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 Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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1 Magnolia Drive, Franklin, MA 02038 OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription 1 Magnolia Dr. Franklin VideoNeighborhoodMarket Stats $369,900 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,090 sqft Location 1 Magnolia DriveFranklin, MA 02038USA Susan M Morrison (6...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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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 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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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Gorgeous Mercedes Ascott Bay 3 Pool home on oversized corner lot. Call us today. This will not last long!   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie W...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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  Are you thinking that you may want to relocate and need a agent to help you list your current home for sale in Anoka MN then you should check out MnHomeShop. Since the beginning of 2015 15 homes have sold in the Anoka area of Minnesota. One was a five bedroom two bath single family home with a...
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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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   DESCRIPTION PHOTOS MAPS & LOCALS SCHOOLS PRINT BROCHURE MY REVIEWS                 Search All Homes for Sale in Torino Area of Saint Lucie West FL   5888 NW Car...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Hartland WI Real Estate, 2/2/15-3/2/15, By Kristin Johnston,ReMax   By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center             Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Hartland, WI For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Waukesha County,...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.  This is about one home showing and what we, as Realtors° have to endure before and after just to SHOW a home.   A client was coming into town in preparation for a relocation to the area.  He had previously seen ...
By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal & Puget Sound-WA-Real Est
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
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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 Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
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What is My Old Agoura California Home Worth     Jay & Michelle Lieberman | Keller Williams Realty |  (818) 665-5306 | info@teamjaymichelle.com                 Keeping track of the value of your home in OLD AGOURA, your most important investment, is extremely important and commendable.  We like t...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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UNDER CONTRACT AND ACCEPTING BACK UP OFFERS! This beautiful home sits on 1.92 acres +/- and features stunning finish out with an open floor plan which include granite tops everywhere, high ceilings with exposed beams, and so much more. Hill country contemporary at it’s best! Gorgeous exterior fea...