Home Selling

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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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 Accepted Offer, MLS 1412137Owner of 50+ years offers this 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch, on almost an acre, in the town of Burlington! Backyard has fruit bearing trees including apple, plum and cherry! Lot is adjacent to a cul de sac and wetlands too! Great location, very private, yet convenient as we...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 25
What Does  A Seller Reveal When They  Want A Negotiation Cushion on the Listing? I have been busy this past week with listing presentations.  That's a good thing.  The sellers have been attentive, have understood the comparables and the analysis, and have been reasonably receptive to the value of...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@Century21.comHow do you find the Good Deals when looking for a home in Lynnwood?Lynnwood is characterized ...
By David Cooper, losangelesforeclosures.biz
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The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program provides additional options to avoid costly foreclosures and offers incentives to borrowers, servicers and investors who utilize a short sale or deed-in-lieu (DIL) to avoid foreclosures.HAFA alternatives are available to all HAMP-eligib...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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A couple of years ago I wrote a post, Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Don't Sabotage Your Own Sale.  Although they tend to blame the market and/or their agent, the failure to sell a home is often at the hands of the sellers....something I like to call Seller Sabotage.Sellers sabotage their sale...
By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Which of These Costly Homeseller Mistakes Will You Make When You Sell Your Home? FREE Download for Sellers ONLY A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and fo...
By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
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Its best to anticipate any issues that may arise before you list a home for sale. Educate the Home Seller why its in their best intrest to take care of issues now. If you know ahead you can get estimates on the cost of the repairs.  If they have no funds to fix repairs, come up with the a plan wi...
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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Explaining your Worth at a Listing Opportunity  In Denver, homes are selling very quickly and typically seeing multiple offers.   With this knowledge, Sellers are beginning to think it is very easy to get a home sold, so they are trying very hard to negotiate your commission. They need us even mo...
By Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Comments 3
Please join me for an open house to the public at 3489 E Via Guadalupe, Tucson  AZ  85716 Sunday 4/19/15 from 1pm - 4pm.   Recently lowered the price to $499K, which is $112K below the Zillow.com "Zestimate".Registered Historic property in prestigious Historic Colonia Solana (est.1928), ambience ...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Just Sold in Gainesville:  Virginia Oaks Townhouse for $322,000When you have a buyer that knows exactly what they want, it can be a blessing and a curse.  The blessing is that they are ready to pull the trigger and write an offer when they see IT.  The curse comes when you have no inventory in th...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Sellers~ the Marketing Consultation Conversation ~ Selling a Carlsbad home takes time and commitment. It’s serious business with lots of important decisions, and a challenge whether you have done it before or are a first time seller.  My “How ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11125 Comiso Pala Path ~Canyon Creek~Sunday April 19th 1-3pm www.11125comisopala.comBuyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11125 Comiso Pala Path, Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, April 19th ...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
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Homes for Sale in Tall Timbers Subdivision Mandeville, La. 70471Tall Timbers is a desirable neighborhood that is located in Mandeville, La. It offers all city ammenties. Locate near to shopping and entertainment. Looking for a Home in Tall Timbers?Interested in a Home in Tall Timbers Click here t...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 17
Did the Buyer really want that done? If it is in the contract, I would say yes. This was not asked by a seller but by the listing agent. In a recent offer on a home both accepted and signed by the seller. The buyer asked the yard be free and clear of all dog poop. The seller had several dogs that...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 25
I was recently called by my favorite Realtor to help her with a listing.  The house, located high on a hill, has incredible views of the Hudson River.  But walk through the door and this midcentury modern and what you saw was tired and dated.  The homeowner spent many an evening gazing at the sta...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Buena Vida de Wellington FL | Casas para la Venta | Reporte del Mercado Marzo 2015 Buena Vida en Wellington Fl es una comunidad para adultos de 55+ años de edad. Bienvenido a esta comunidad con estilo Europeo y seguridad privada en la entrada! usted se sentirá como en la alfombra roja! Dentro de ...
By Chuck Willman
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Charlie and Billy were excited to join their father on the first fishing trip of their life.They attached the worm to the hook ("gross", said Billy) and they cast their lines.Within 15 minutes Billy's bobber sunk below the water.Charlie, Billy and Dad assisted in landing the fish.Dad said, "this ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
  Saddle Trail Park in Wellington FL | Equestrian Homes for Sale | Market Report March 2015  Saddle Trail Park is an equestrian community which can be found in the heart of Wellington Fl. Saddle Trail Park in Wellington Fl mixes outstanding home sites with an equestrian community’s serene landsca...