Home Selling

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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
Home Sellers in Palm County-Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Now Before the Start of the Season!  For those of us who live in Palm Beach County, our season is just around the corner.  That means that our SnowBirds will be returning, and the activity level for everything picks up. If you plan on putti...
By Brian Heckman, Brian Heckman- Florida Mortgage Lender
(The Heckman Group)
Comments 3
         If your home is valued lowered from its original price, it's a sure sign that your marketing plan failed. Not only have you missed the important first 2 weeks when buyers and real estate professionals are most interested, but there's no way for your home to compete with other ho...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 50
There are many home sellers who wish they had hired a better real estate company when they first put their home on the market. They didn't put much thought into it at the time, but now they find themselves locked into a long-term contract with an agent or organization that will not be selling...
By Waynette Hoover Araj
(RE/MAX Central Realty)
Comments 5
Asheboro NC Home for Sale | 1167 Westover TerraceAsheboro, NC 27205 The best of country style living can be found in this home for sale in Asheboro NC. This beautiful home sits on 0.72 acres of land on Daves Mountain and is surrounded by spectacular views everywhere you look. Having 4 bedrooms an...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 39
Why Does Kathleen Daniels Vet Buyers On San Jose Homes For Sale??   Kathleen Daniels has a policy and a promise to the sellers of the San Jose homes she lists to attempt to vet out  buyers on all offers received. To vet a buyer means to verify or check for validity, authenticity and accuracy. Muc...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 4
  OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~11306 Tanya Trail 78726 8/24 1-3pm www.11306tanyatrail.com Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 11306 Tanya Trail Austin, TX 78726 during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, August 24th from 1-3pm. 11306 Tanya Trail Austin, TX 78726  is located in the m...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 8
LISTING AGENT OR SELLING AGENT??  A CONUNDRUM. Want to sell your own listings???  Sell it to customers, with full disclosure of course. Why would a home buyer buy from a listing agent???  They believe that they can reduce the price by the amount that would be paid to a buyer's agent.  Fact is...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 7/20/14-8/20/14,Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                     My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Wauk...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
Comments 0
Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce   During the course of a marriage, it is common for the couple to acquire property together. This is what is referred to as joint or community property. When a couple divorces, it is up to the parties involved to...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
77 PEACH PLACE MIDDLETOWN NY SHORT SALE     This 3 level townhouse has no HOA or Common Charges.  Three bedrooms with 2.5 baths and a basement that could be finished for more living space.  Just minutes from the Galleria Mall, Routes 17 & 84 and NJ transit.  Could be a great weekend get-a-way...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 5
When planning to sell there is a long laundry list of things to do to make sure your home looks its best, in addition to finding the right REALTOR and determining the appropriate price. When you go live for your online Open House you want your home to beckon buyers to come see it and not scare th...
By The Albert Team KW Port St. Lucie FL 34986 Market Updates and Trends, PGA Village, Tradition, St. Lucie West
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Ron and I saw a news story a couple of days ago that I found very interesting so I am sharing it with you.  It apprears that House Flipping in Port St. Lucie makes it to the Top 15 places to flip a home in the US.  So basically someone buys a house that has been foreclosed on, fixes it up and se...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Comments 3
For Sale ~ 8690 NW 4th St Pembroke Pines FL 33024 by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties         Home Features:   A very large family room perfect for entertaining Fresh new paint Tile and wood flooring A brilliant pool, deck, fenced backyard On a great corner lot No HOA!       This adorabl...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 1
You never really know why a seller chooses a Sacramento real estate agent to list her or his home.  Well, I know what they tell me, and generally they say they want an agent who will be on their side, to fully represent their interests, to be assertive, knowledgable, and experienced, and then the...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
What Deferred Maintenance Means to a Seller Realtors use the term "deferred maintenance" a lot. Basically, it refers to annual home maintenance, or lack there of, like exterior paint, overgrown trees and shrubs, interior conditions and overall cleanliness. When these maintenance items a...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 0
"The season" may confuse some home sellers who do not live in Florida.  But the season Kathy Strieb writes about is the snowbird season.  As the weather cools up north the interest in many areas in Florida will pick up.  This is true here as well especially with with Brevard County, Flo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 15
      Another TOO LATE Pikesville Home For     HomeRome Realty           You waited too long for this split level in Pikesville. There was lots of interest, numerous showings and now a ratified contract.   That means there is    Another TOO LATE sign in Pikesville  For HomeRome Realty       8219 ...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Comments 6
I've been working hard on getting the listing opportunties I generate to price the home correctly for today's market. Our current inventory (homes for sale) is just about 5 months over the entire Jacksonville area, and we've had multiple offer situations on several price points, typic...
By Gabriel Heck
(Top Dollar Real Estate Team)
Comments 2
 Should I List My Rental with the Renters Still Living at the Property? There are no hard and fast rules to answer this question, but generally speaking, the final decision will depend on your specific financial situation and if you will make more money by kicking out your renters and getting you...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 37
As a NH Home Stager I see homes in every possible condition.....some need much more work than others.  No matter what your home's condition is, it's important to make it SHOW READY prior to listing it.   One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is listing their home with bad MLS pict...