Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
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 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 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 Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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Just Sold in Power Ranch -- Remodeled 3 Bedroom/Den in Gilbert AZ  Just Sold by Eric Crane in Power Ranch The Metro Phoenix Real Estate Market is HotIf you're Considering a Sale -- Now is the Time! 3646 E. Temecula Way, Gilbert, AZ 85297 $219,000 Under Contract in Just 8 Days -- Market Dynamics a...
By Kristen Correa, Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI)
(Ueckert Realty LLC)
Comments 6
Yesterday I posted about Dust Bunny Cemeteries and other Sunday Funnies I experience with seller clients. Often times they replaced, repaired, painted or cleaned something and they feel it has a significant impact on our sales endeavor when it simply doesn't matter in the market today. I feel for...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
Comments 58
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 Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
Comments 4
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...
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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                      It doesn’t matter what market your house is in or what price your house is going for, staging your home will give it the advantage over those that haven’t.  Staging is a way to make a home look more move-in ready.  These days, with tv programs based around real estate, most ...
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 Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!
(Best Homes Hawaii)
Comments 2
Housing Supply is Too Low  Prices in Hawaii have gone unbelieveably higher to eye popping gains!Update: Summer Selling Season is Early on Oahu, the frying pan has heated up! The statistics are in for April and single-family sales volume has skyrocketed almost 22% and prices continue to rise. Tech...
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 Sandy Giff, Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Selling your House, the Marketing Plan  Get your free e-book in selling your house plus your home value by clicking on the image above Promoting Your Home - the business processPick an Agent/SalespersonSettle on your offering arrangementSecure a valuing methodApprove a posting understandingSet up...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Preparing Your Nest for Sale Preparing Your Nest for Sale: Summer Time is upon us! Many Phoenix home owners are thinking about selling their homes and buying a new home. Some folks want to accomplish the selling and buying process before the new school season begins in August.  Preparing your nes...
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 Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 3
If you are looking for a beautiful contemporary style home, schedule a showing today for 25 Range Hill Dr, Vernon CT!  This beautiful newer home, built in 2007, offers 2000 square feet of living space.  This 3BR 3BA home has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors.  The kitch...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Forget about fifteen minutes of fame. The average home showing takes less than ten minutes.  If your home captures the heart and soul of the prospective buyers they may stay longer.  If not, they are gone in under five minutes.  Yes, your house is staged whether you know it or not. The image of y...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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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 Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Belmont Heights Bungalow with 3 bedrooms 2 baths, Hardwood floors, Newer dual pane windows. Large bonus room behind garage with cloet, sink and fireplace! 2 car garage detached garage & long driveway. Perfect home to live in as-is, or a huge lot to use to build your dream home! Great walking sco...
By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 3
If you are looking for a great condo this 2BR Townhouse for Sale at 105 Maple Ave #38 in Vernon CT is a must see!  This beautiful townhouse offers the best location in the complex, an end unit with water views.  This 2BR 2.5BA Townhouse for Sale has been completely remodeled utilizing feng shui d...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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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...