Home Selling

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By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR®
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)
Comments 35
Educating Sellers the importance of staging Listing agents know educating sellers the importance of a well staged home will receive the best offers, setting high expectations for a buyer’s. Staging a home will set the mood for buyer’s first impressions appealing to good or bad feelings. Selling a...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 29
Getting Ready to Move- What You Need to Know. Home stagers don’t often get involved with the moving process when we assist our clients in preparing their home for sale.  All we can do is suggest that sellers begin immediately editing what they have before the move.   Having recently helped a frie...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 9
I've been called a lot of things over the years, but the best thing I've ever been called as a Home Stager was "the widow maker ".   I was given the name after a two hour home staging consultation in which my client, Bob, had worked very hard following my suggestions.  We had moved most of his fu...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 26
 Jensen Beach Club Condo Sold 4452 NE Ocean Blvd. Suite B-1 in the Jensen Beach Club has been sold by the Gabe Sanders BlueWater team for $129,000 Get a condo on Hutchinson Island for under $150k. All tile floors, renovated kitchen, shutters and more! Tennis, bike path, clubhouse, pool and locate...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Coming Soon – Tradewinds Townhouse on Hutchinson Island Jensen Beach This desirable townhouse in the Tradewinds of Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island is available for a preview now and will be on the MLS beginning Monday, Nov 3, 2014.  The list price is $325,000. A unique opportunity to own your o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
Can You Sell A Home TOO Quickly?? A home went on the market late yesterday.  It looked like a good match for a buyer of ours so we attempted to schedule a showing this morning.  Request denied:  "Home has an accepted contract and no showings allowed". Now that leaves us with two possible scenario...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 7
Open House at 32 Wolfpit Ave in Norwalk, CT Sunday 11/2 from 1-4pm !!   Join us at our open house this Sunday from 1-4pm at 32 Wolfpit Ave. in Norwalk! A gorgeous, metiliculously maintained colonial in a great section of town! Great natural light, big back yard, ready for you to move right in!   ...
By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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 The Real State of the Babylon Village Real Estate Market - Monthly Market Snapshot for Single Family Homes - October 2014by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Douglas Elliman of Babylon (631) 703-0201 In October 2014, the Babylon Village median sales price was $406,000 up 4.10% from October 2013. The...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(John Marshall )
Comments 3
Selling a tenant occupied home - Trick? or Treat? - One of the toughest homes to sell even in an extreme buyers market is the tenant occupied home. Every now and then you get a very accommodating tenant that really understands the importance of keeping the house in tip top shape, allowing every p...
By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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9 Reasons why your Home didn't get Sold!!! 1. Curb Appeal.  Home Buyers make a decision on the Exterior, and the Interior of a Home before they submit an Offer. 2.  Your Home didn't have enough Exposure. 3.  Showings were by Appointment Only. 4.  For Sale by Owner. 5.  Your Home was Over Priced. ...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 3
Helping Clients Get Their Homes Ready to Market is something that probably every one of us has done in the past.  This particular Client was a referral from my preferred lender, so I wanted to take extra care of him.  He had a newer home to sell that was clean as a whistle inside but not so much ...
By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Grand Lodge-Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado-Living Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce that two more Grand Lodge developer units are under contract via Buyer and Seller representation. Units 407 and 423 are both located in the East Tower of the Grand Lodge and ...
By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby's International Realty is also happy to announce that his listing at 11 Hunter Hill Road, Unit 506, Mt. Crested Butte in the Mountain Edge Condo complex is under contract via Seller representation. This super affordable and very large one bedroom condo has two firepl...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 43, Cupertino, CA…once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 1 Single family homes currently listed as short sales. 3 Sing...
By ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
(Chucktown Homes)
Comments 1
24 hour recorded info on this property...1-888-210-3348 X.3668 Immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home in desirable Plum Creek and Dorchester II school district. This home has excellent curb appeal and is loaded with features including upgraded kitchen counter-tops, kitchen cabinets, and tile floor...
By Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
(Robbins Real Estate)
Comments 2
OPEN HOUSE - Saturday and Sunday 507 Trailridge Drive, Richardson   Don't miss out on this four bedroom, 2 bath home in Richardson's Spring Ridge. Cute curb appeal welcomes you into this inviting home with updated eat-in kitchen with bay window views of the yard. The bright living room with vaul...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 16
New Listing By Kristin Johnston, 1205 Summit Ave, Waukesha, WI!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                  Address: 1205 Summit Ave Waukesha, WI 531882951 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1376342       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconom...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 0
Dealing With Buyer Demands.  Time To Get Real. I REMEMBER JACK. Good old Jack.  Jack was a home buyer relocating from the Chicago area.  Jack liked to portray himself as a mystery man.  He didn't even say "Chicago area".  He said, "Great Lakes area".  Well, that's a pretty huge area and includes ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 66
Is There a Refrigerator in the Kitchen? Some kitchens are small and some are large but not one kitchen looks better or at its best having the refrigerator covered in magnets or covered with fliers. I get it, you are proud of your kids school papers and need to have those reminders about upcoming ...
By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
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Are You Considering Renting Out Your Second Home to Generate Income?         Are you thinking about buying a second home to spend some time in when you’re on vacation? Whether you’re picking up a small house near the beach or you’re looking at a ski-in/ski-out condo at your favorite ski resort, i...