Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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    List my home in Enfield Nova Scotia Sell my home in Enfield Nova Scotia       Hello my name is Larry Matthews and I've been selling real estate in Enfield Nova Scotia now for almost 40 years. I do a lot of marketing directed towards Nova Scotia's working out west whose shift schedule allows ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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These Home Sellers in Palm Beach County Really Get It!   As a Home Stager, my favorite home staging projects are occupied homes.  We’re not starting with a blank canvas so we have to work with what the seller has.  We also have to be very sensitive to the emotional rollercoaster that the seller i...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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My guess is some people just don't want to to do the necessary work when it is time to to sell their home.  The reason homes are not "at their best" when they go on the market vary by seller. Still, if a home is listed for sale by a competent real estate agent, the reason will likely not be becau...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Establishing the asking price for a Henry County home may not quite qualify as science fiction, but it can be a bit of an adventure in time and space—at least when it comes to establishing the Henry County comparables. The logic behind valuing a property by looking at recent Henry County comparab...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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Decorating does not touch on the reason a home should be staged to sell. Here Suzanne Otto summarizes the reason home staging is so important... "identifying the perceived negatives buyers will see and coming up with a solution to fix them." (emphasis added) Home Staging is Not DecoratingThere's ...
By Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
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Home Staging is Not DecoratingThere's still a lot of confusion about the difference between home staging and decorating. When I introduce myself to people as a home stager, I still get people who respond with "Oh, so you decorate homes". While that is one aspect of my business, it's not what hom...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Canaan Mews, Refined and Stylish Condos in New Canaan, CT 06840 Canaan Mews Refined and Stylish Condos, New Canaan, CT 06840, built in 1986 when builders were craftsmen, is located in lovely New Canaan, Connecticut part of Fairfield County Connecticut one of the most expensive counties in the Un...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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Housing here on Long Island tends to be 50-70 years old. Plenty of additions have been made in that time. Permitting issues abound. Unfortunately, there is always a delay in the transaction and lots of headaches for everyone involved. It's become a part of life. No one worried about these things,...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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GLOBAL MARKETING PARTNERS VERO BEACH REAL ESTATE Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach              Local Marketing With A Global Reach!                                                   Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach Florida GLOBAL MARKETING PARTNERS Leading Real Estat...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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US existing-home sales rebounded in September from a dip in August to their highest pace of the year, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Though September sales were at the peak rate yet of 2014, compared with a year ago they were down 1.7 percent.Sales of used single-family homes...
By Dawn Loding
(Keller Williams Realty, New Braunfels TX)
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Home Value Estimator   If you are just beginning to consider selling your home in New Braunfels, Texas, the first thing you’ll want to know is “what is my home worth?”  For this, you can start with a simple Home Value Estimator with this free real estate home valuation estimate on what your home...
By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
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SOLD ~ 12080 Piccadilly Pl Davie FL 33325Listed by Patty Da Silva of Green Realty Properties      Absolutely gorgeous pool home on builder's acre in "The Hamlet", one of Davie's most exclusive gated communities, was sold for $741,500 (98.9% of listing price) to a cash buyer.     Home Features: 1 ...
By Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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JUST SOLD In Johnson City Texas! Great location in a quiet peaceful neighborhood on a cul-de-sac! Large trees and covered patios for hours of endless enjoyment. City water and sewer. Gorgeous home with vaulted ceilings, large formal dining room, and an open floor plan that features a country kit...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Town Terrace Home in Pinecrest Lakes Pending   330 NE Town Terrace in Pinecrest Lakes of Jensen Beach is under contract courtesy of the Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team of Stuart. Discover the American dream home. This two story home in the Town Terrace community of Jensen Beach, adjacent to Pi...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Home Security -While it is Listed   When a Seller has made the decision to list their home, it is time to review security of the home.    Who will be coming through?     Are my things safe?    Do I need a safe for my jewelery?    Will the buyers go through the drawers?   In reviewing security at...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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Moving to a New City? Tips for Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy Your New Home In If you’re moving to a new city with children, one of your likely considerations is finding a family-friendly community where you can settle in and call home. In this post we’ll share a handful of tips that ...
By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | Whitesboro Tx 76273 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE WHITESBORO TX
(RE/MAX UTOPIA Whitesboro Tx 76273, Serving all of Texoma )
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  Turn that light on...    As a Texoma seller turn that light on when a showing is taking place.  Allow the buyer to see the house fully by allowing as much natural light as possible into each room.    Make sure the furniture is well placed to allow the buyer to move through each room with ease. ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Updated Southbend Home Under Contract   Beautiful, recently renovated 3 bedroom home. Stainless steel appliances, granite in kitchen and both baths, vaulted ceilings, tiled throughout, freshly painted, new light fixtures, new ceiling fans. Barrel tiled roof. A great home in the very desirable nei...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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There are many people who are recovering from the real estate bubble that could benefit from an understanding of seller financing for residential real estate. There are sellers who do not have buyers for their homes, and there are buyers who have not yet recovered their credit and could benefit f...