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By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 114
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 62
     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 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 Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate
(Keller Williams Excellence Realty)
Comments 0
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 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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 1
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 Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 30
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 11
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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 3
  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 Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
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 Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
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 Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 19
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 6
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
Equestrian Club of Wellington in Wellington FL | Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2015   When speaking of  Wellington real estate, we must say that Equestrian Club Of Wellington is one of the communities in the village we consider just one of the most wonderfully planned. You’ll surely be i...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 32
Listing Homes in Winter - The Day to List a Home?   Many cities are seeing winter weather with ice or snow and listing the home on a day you will get the most traffic can be tricky.     Most homes would do best if you list on Friday for the weekend traffic with most buyers having this time off.  ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 0
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 Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 31
What Is A Realistic Response Time For A Showing? I am the showing contact on one of my listings because my sellers have jobs where they can’t take their phones inside their offices. They work on secure sites and simply aren’t allowed. I’m the contact and if it’s during work hours I let anyone kno...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 15
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 Christopher Collins, The Collins Home Team
(RE/MAX Renaissance Realty)
Comments 0
5 Ways To Turn Your Day Around   Are you having a bad day? If so, don’t be surprised… we all have them. In fact, for most people, a bad day at least once per week is a common thing. It could be caused by any number of things. Maybe it’s Monday and you would rather be anywhere than at work. Maybe ...