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 Pat McCormick
(Long and Foster Gainesville)
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They're Not Buying Your Masterpiece   You’ve spent years making your home perfect.  The room colors are just what you wanted.  You found exactly the right artwork and furniture to make the office your own.  You spent hours on the decorative painting in the recreation room, and every time you go d...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
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 Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
Comments 51
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 Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 45
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 Chris Dunham
(Solutions Real Estate)
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2 Bed 2 Bath Condo for Sale in Phoenix - Regency on Central Located in Downtown Phoenix, The Regency House or "Regency on Central" is close to your every need for downtown living. Steps away from jumping on the Light Rail. you have access to all downtown shops, nightlife and sporting events as we...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
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  Aloha Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we are very excited about a NEW listing, we are also very excited about co-listing it with Julie Edens (RS) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - first time as a joint venture between 2 great brokerage firms.     Offered @: $2,500,000.       ...
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 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 Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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                                                                                          When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with  the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to  actual...
By NW Real Estate |Colleen Fischesser & CO Serving Seattle-Tacoma area Since 1990!, Serving Seattle-Tacoma Home Sellers & Buyers since
(RE/MAX Select R.E | Designated Broker/Owner)
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As I've shared with many clients, once the decision to sell your home has been made, it stops being "your home" and becomes "the house" or "the product" we will be marketing. Suzanne Otto or Twenty Six Designs Staging out of Bucks County PA shares some insight into the difference between Staging ...
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 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 Keith Ritter, 602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor)
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Bank Approved Short sale Home This Bank Approved Short sale Home  Peoria Arizona 85383 features 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Bathrooms with 3912 Square Feet The front of this Westwing  Bank Approved Short sale Home is in Westwing Mountain Peoria Arizona 85383 features desert Landscaping and features a 3 ca...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Homes For Sale in La Jolla   La Jolla is known for its beautiful beaches, high-end shopping and fine dinning! If you love the beach La Jolla cove is popular with locals and families, the beach has fire pits a playground and a park. The cove is also popular for kayaking and snorkelers. Your next D...
By Nina Rogoff, Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - )
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As of October 22, 2014, the real estate market in Sharon MA continues to be a seller's market. The price ranges that show the most significant rates of sale are those between $300,000 to $349,999; $450,000 to $499,999 followed by homes that sell between $500,000 and $599,999. If market conditions...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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You've heard the ads, and seen the signs on the street corners that say " We buy your home fast" Close in seven days. The other day, a homeowner I met with, asked me about this service and how does it work. The homeowner is exactly who these people are hoping to attract. Folks that owe nothing on...
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 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 ...