Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 90
Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% or 6 % if you sell your home yourself.  You may save a portion of the commissions, but since over 90% of the For Sale By Owner homes are sold by Realtors, you may very well end up paying the...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 30
The way that people use to buy a home has changed, and that means your home selling plan must change if you want to get top dollar when it comes time to sell. This change is not exactly recent, it crept into the Tallahassee housing market as homebuyers switched to the internet (from using real es...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
   4 Reasons to sell now  Are you seriously considering selling in the next 12 months? And do you own a home in Phoenix or Scottsdale Arizona? STOP LOOK LISTEN Watch this now!   Reason #1 the inventory is low meaning less competition, meaning a chance of multiple offers to choose from. Four out o...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 2
2014 has been one roller coaster ride for the housing market in the Northern Virginia. Some month you call the Northern Virginia Realtor® they are super busy while other months we were scratching our head wondering, "What the heck is going on with the market?" If you are planning to sell your Nor...
By Coral Gundlach
(Century 21 Redwood Realty, Arlington Virginia)
Comments 4
When I meet with a seller, I look at the house the way a buyer would see it. Often sellers meet with me the way they really live, the way a lot of us live - clutter, dim lights, pets, kids' stuff everywhere, etc - most people don't live in a staged home.   My job is to see the potential in your h...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 15
For Sale Purcellville.  Agent Preview for Relocating Buyers Reveals The Best and The Worst.   There are about 15 homes listed for sale in the price range.   Narrowing them down to the best of the best means previewing the exteriors.  That was the task yesterday.      Many of the homes in the targ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 15
A  Rancher With No Steps In Stevenson   3500 Woodvalley Drive Stevenson, Md. 21208 $549,944   If there is no basement there must be no place to put the stuff. Not true in this sprawling white brick rancher in the Stevenson area of Baltimore.           Take a look at the over sized 2 car garage wi...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
Comments 2
We closed escrow yesterday on this fixer-upper located on Sycamore Park in the Sycamore Grove/Montecito Heights area of Los Angeles.  I'm sure the new owner has some great plans in store for it!     If you are considering the purchase of a fixer-upper property in the Los Angeles area, please give...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Free Industry Report - 4  Negotiation Traps you can Avoid The single biggest issue on most homesellers' minds when selling their home is how to achieve the highest sale price. And yet most homeowners feel disadvantaged and ill-equipped to achieve this goal. Pricing a home is an imperfect science...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker - Let's Talk Atlanta Real Estate
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 12
I'm not really sure what the criteria are that Cobb County home sellers use when selecting a listing agent for their home. Is it chemistry?  That "whatever" that just lets you know that you will get along... Do you share some common interests or do your children go to the same school? Did you lis...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 11
SOLD - Paired Home in Stanford Hills - Aurora, CO  80015       Beautiful listing in Stanford Hills (also known as Trail Ridge) within Saddle Rock Ridge is now sold.     This paired home is stunning, which updates done, and tastefully decorated, and the buyer knew this was THE ONE right away.    T...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 13
December 2014 Panorama Heights for Sale Information Cedaredge, CO Delta County Panorama Heights is outside of the Cedaredge town limits, but yet it is still close to town. It's up on Cedar Mesa and less than two miles from the one and only stoplight in town. There are some affordable housing opti...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
Do Home Sellers need a gift to be able to sell their homes? It is no secret those Home Owners in the Manchester NH area who have their homes listed through the Holiday Season are seeing an increase in showings. Many buyers are trying to get a home under contract before the rules for getting a mor...
By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
Comments 1
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 0
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By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 7
A really great perspective on For Sale by Owner transactions. When homeowners attempt to sell their homes themselves to a buyer who is represented by a real estate agent they are essentially paying a buyer's agent a 3% commission to negotiate against them. That doesn't make much sense.  Dear Mr. ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 5
Choose the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Clintonville Home When you’re ready to hire a real estate team to sell your Clintonville home, look for a team that knows the Clintonville market. We’ve been helping buyers and sellers in the Clintonville and Central Ohio area connect for over 30 ye...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 12
The holiday celebrations started early for a very happy buyer who has just put 2900 Leisure World Blvd Unit 414 under contract! Listed for $320,000 the very popular Z model condo has 2 big bedrooms, a table space kitchen, and a large solarium and a separate den in addition to the living room/ din...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 3
    6181 Temple Hill Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068 a View Lot in Escrow! Representing the Buyer can be a challenge. We need to educate them about the neighborhood if they are out of area. Need to show the Future Value once the project is done. Need to have a savvy architect who can bring the project ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
This is so true! The 'For Sale By Owners' want to attract the buyer's agent by declaring that buyer's agent will be compensated. Good for buyer's agents. However, does it help the FSBOs? A total 'out-of-box' thinking in this re-blog from Lise. Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your ...