Home Selling

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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 33
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...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 47
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 Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Learn how to increase the value of your Roswell Georgia Home the most for the least! A fresh coat of paint will make a room look new and clean and new carpets will make it shine that much more. Be sure to pick a paint color that is neutral as that will appeal to the most people. I have seen many ...
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 6
JUST LISTED 5888 NW Carovel Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All P...
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)
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Current Inventory stats for week 4, Cupertino, CA…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 Single family homes currently listed as short sales. 3 Singl...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
     Negotiating the Highest Price for Your Home Buyers are far more discriminating, and a large percentage of the homes listed for sale don't sell the first time. It's more critical than ever to learn what you need to know to avoid costly seller mistakes in order to sell your home fast and for ...
By the BRILLIANT real estate marketing team, We help people buy and sell ~ Brilliantly!
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 2
  Welcome to 18 Thrush Ct., East Northport.  A lovely, completely updated farm ranch that is extremely adaptable, and sits on a half acre of usable, private, property in the heart of a quiet cul de sac.  This 4 bedroom, 3 bath residence affords you two possible master suites, (one upstairs and o...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 3
The old "bake a tin of brownies" real estate trick, hit them in the stomach as soon as they open the door to the property listing. Say honey, I'm home. Making the real estate buyer feel at home. Every time they set foot in your new real estate listing. But it is not always the mission to remove t...
By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Buffalo Grove- 350 Half Day Road )
Comments 0
Long Grove Realtor- how can you choose the best for you?   Long Grove Realtor- How to choose the one for you?   You have come to that time in your life when you will be packing your bags and then moving.  Part of this process will be picking a great Real Estate agent to work with.    As you are a...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 3
  Wanted: Horse Friendly Acreage in Eastern Pennsylvania                                        Eastern Pennsylvania has a variety of areas to please almost anyone.  It has developed areas, as well as rural and farm land.  Whatever your tastes or lifestyle, you can probably find an area that suit...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 41
I have heard a lot of questions while listing and selling real estate, however yesterday a home seller in the Manchester NH area whose home I took my Buyer through, said NO to a second showing when we made the request to see the home again on Thursday.   To set the scene I was representing a buye...
By Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC, Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
(Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Comments 1
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 Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert!
(Fontaine Property Group)
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The Reserve at Lake Washington, the incredible new development of 2/3 to 1+ acre lots in the Melbourne/Lake Washington area (located in Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast) is off to a very fast start. The list of builders who have signed up to build is extensive. As a buyer you will have a c...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 3
The name of the real estate game is to Get In and Get Out of the market as quickly as you can. When a topic is summarized this well, there just isn't any need to rewrite it. Just in time for the upcoming Spring selling season, solid, relevant advice to all home sellers who would be wise to heed t...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
If you've ever thought about selling your home as a FSBO, you might want to think again. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Should you be a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) when selling your home? If you've ever thought about selling your home as a FSBO, you might want to think...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 28
Should you be a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) when selling your home? If you've ever thought about selling your home as a FSBO, you might want to think again. The infographic below from Keeping Current Matters provides some excellent reasons about why you should hire a real estate professional to list...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Ready to get confused? Look up the value of your home online? Each site may have a different value with no date to back up how or why they chose that number. These online evaluations cause mayhem and confusion for home owners, when it comes time to set a list price. So what is a person to do who ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 20
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 37
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 52
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...