Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 17
Last night while I was out at dinner I got a voice mail.  It was from a past customer.  She was a buyer and at the time of her purchase buyers were not yet represented in Georgia as clients.  All agents were either an agent or a sub-agent for the seller.  We were however required to treat them fa...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 33
What Do Buyer Agents Know About Selling Homes   Turns out-quite a lot!  As Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge, we tour lots and lots of houses. We walk to Metro with our clients to understand their daily commute. We visit farmers markets and local restaurants to get the feel of the communit...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 51
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 31
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 20
 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 4, Almaden area, San Jose, CA (95120)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   1 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 4 Single family homes currently listed...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
Wellington Lakes in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report December 2014   Wellington Lakes in Wellington Fl is a lovely lake front community of single family homes.     Homes for sale in Wellington Lakes are a blend of one story, two story, and ranch-style homes.  These homes were built ...
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)
Comments 8
  Pending Sale 5887 NW Carovel Av, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PENDING! Beautiful canalfront 1/4 ac building lot in Torino. No HOA. Buy today as prices rose over 67% last year.  We have many more lots on the market in this area and all over Port St Lucie so call us today to find...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
Comments 1
January in Pembroke Pines, Fl is synonymous with one epic event: country music radio station WKIS' Chili Cook-off extravaganza! Held the last Sunday of the month, this annual Chili competition brings together 140 chili recipe contestants/teams and awesome concerts by some of the leading singers ...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 4 in the Hollister, CA area... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;                        7 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 14 Single family ...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
  Current Inventory stats for week 4, Willow Glen area, San Jose, CA (95124, 95125)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;    0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 5 Single famil...
By KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will.
(Real Living Hamilton Landon )
Comments 23
  Quite a lot has been made lately of keeping REALTORS safe.  Huge issue.   We all need as agents to be vigilant.     We also need to keep in mind the safety of our clients.   Here is my advice to clients.   If you are a stay at home/work at home person.   *No electronic lock box. If you have kid...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 4, Santa Teresa area, San Jose, CA (95111, 95119, 95138, 95139) ... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;   0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 1...
By Kate McQueen, SRS, Houston Bay Area Real Estate, League City-Bay Area
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CLEAR LAKE NASA)
Comments 0
In today's home construction and home renovation, many homeowners and home buyers are opting for granite in kitchens and bathrooms.  These counter tops add tremendous appeal and ambiance to the decor of a home and, if properly cared for, can last for many years. Let's look at cultured granite vs....
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
Comments 0
Current Inventory stats for week 4, Morgan Hill, CA (95037)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;             0 Single family home currently listed as bank owned. 8 Single family homes currently listed a...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 13
  Another HomeRome Teaser   If you have been following me, you know I love to sell unusual or older homes. The more unique, the more fun and I love a challenge.  Last week I went out to interview for a listing. They were 100% sure they wanted to sell their house but needed to check out one more a...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 3
6AM HotList _$675 Monthly No Bank Qualifying 4-2.5 Summerville Rent to Own Home    Available for Occupancy January 30, 2015 -    Reserve Now For Rent Discounts! $675 Monthly / 4br - 1317ft2 - ▐► RED HOT LISTING!! Lease Option Home Special in Summerville 4-2.5(Park Hill Subdivision)  **  2014 Earl...
By Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC, Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
(Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Comments 0
CLEAR AWAY THAT CLUTTER   Here’s a Quick Home Selling Tip:  If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story. It’s not easy and it may even require utilizing off site storage(of a nice relatives garage), but it’s well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, floor...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 12
Tips Listing Your Huntsville Alabama Home For Sale  Now that we are past the holidays and the spring selling season is starting to ramp up, this is a great time to list your home for sale.  I’ve written several blog posts about what you the seller need to do to sell your home for the most money a...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 5
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...