Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Staging FAQ’s- What Does Staging Cost?(This post was inspired by a question asked by Tina Comstock in the Q&A section of ActiveRain)After all of these years, Home Staging is still not quite understood.  One question that most everyone has is what does Staging cost.Every Stager sets their own fees...
By Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
Comments 3
SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD! Yes folks, that's right 1309 Brooker Road in Brandon, FL IS SOLD!This beautiful and unique property was listed for sale by another agent and company for nearly 2 years.   The price had been dropped several times and an offer that kept the home off of the market for nearly 3 m...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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One of the biggest misconceptions about Home Staging is that it's simply decorating. Home Staging is not decorating.  Home Staging is marketing....strategic and calculated marketing. Advertisers spend a lot of time, effort and money making sure their products are appealing to buyers.  Every image...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Price Reduced in Kathleen GA in Magnolia Hills SubdivisionMagnolia Hills Property and Community InformationLooking for a home in middle GA? If so, this lovely home just had the price reduced in Kathleen GA in Magnolia Hills Subdivision. This property has 2,847 heated square feet and is ready for ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 1630 S 94th PL West Allis, Wisconsin 53214-4105 Taxed by: West Allis MLS #: 1403147           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PR...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
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Selling an Alpharetta HomeAs the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: * The home's condition * Asking price * Marketing strategy Selling an Alpharetta Home, however, it's important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and y...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Troon is one of the most prestigious areas in all of Scottsdale. There are several different phases of properties in Troon but regardless of which home you live in, if it's in Troon it's bound to be impressive. One of the most recognizable tournaments on the PGA tour, The Waste Management Open is...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 21
The Text Message that Made My Day I have lovely clients whose home in the Timberline community of Mission Viejo I sold two years ago.  I'd met the wife at an open house seven years before they listed their home with me.   Here's the text message I received from the wife today: "Two years ago this...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 8
Just SOLD in Montverde FL in the Pines of Montverde SubdivisionPines of Montverde Subdivision is a fairly small community and turnover has been very minimal within the past two years. When a home comes on the market that is well maintained, priced within the market range and shows well, it goes u...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 17
Nice People and Other Unexpected Things in Real Estate   As I'm about to close on a condo listing on 128 Sandpiper Lane in Aliso Viejo, I reflected back to when my client bought the  condo in 2008.  There was a great series of events that happened that wouldn't have happened if the people involve...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce a new price for the property at 1231 Cooper Road in Scotch Plains.  The news price is now $1,999,000!!!This home features 6 bedrooms, 6 full and one half baths.  Custom and stylish, this home has it all! Beautiful fenced in yard, pool, 3 fireplaces, finished baseme...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Congratulations to Ken and Jackie with selling your home at 31150 Harthorn Ct. We are honored that you allowed us to a part of this sale. 
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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If a Listing Agent is not showing his/her Listing to their own Buyers and only Buyer Brokers are showing the home, should a Home Seller have the right to be mad? This was a question posted in last night Q and A and something i had to deal with the other day when i called an expired listing, Diffe...
By Tom Priester, Paradise Sharks Real Estate
(Paradise Sharks Real Estate)
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Asking for a more reasonable fee now commonplace We started our boutique brokerage for one reason. To do real estate better. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. Those who follow us know we have been very vocal about many things and one o...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Comments 0
Pearl Hall Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Pearl Hall Elementary School in Houston TX Find homes for sale near Pearl Hall Elementary School in Houston TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day.   School ...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 50
Yesterday, I interviewed with a seller to list his home. This luxury home is in a neighborhood that many agents would like to list; at a price to exceed $1.5M. The home was beautiful--magazine quality.  It seems that no matter the price point, sellers are ultimately going to make their decision o...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Comment #14 by anonymous Tom from Phoenix is worth the read and what may or may not be a blanket sentiment of today's homeowners wanting to sell their homes. I would have responded to Tom, but didn't want to hijack Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose post, Low Commiss...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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27 Quick and EZ fix Ups to get Top Dollar for your Home27 Quick & Easy Fix Ups to Sell Your Home Fast and for Top DollarBecause your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision, yo...
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 4
1474 Southwest Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3454 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale FREE List of HUD Homes ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Sellers Flipping Buyers The Bird Doesn't Lead To A SaleI get it.  You didn't like the offer.  Your house is something special and worth EVERY penny you're asking and probably a whole lot more, right?And yet.....you're still on the market for months and months.  You haven't achieved your goal, sel...