Home Selling

It's been said that the only thing in real estate that is more confusing than purchasing a home is selling one – especially if you've never done it before. Where to start? Who to turn to?


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By Debra B Albert PA Team Albert, KW Port St. Lucie, We Make Real Estate Happen
(Keller Williams Realty)
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27 Quick and EZ fix Ups to get Top Dollar for your Home27 Quick & Easy Fix Ups to Sell Your Home Fast and for Top DollarBecause your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision, yo...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Comment #14 by anonymous Tom from Phoenix is worth the read and what may or may not be a blanket sentiment of today's homeowners wanting to sell their homes. I would have responded to Tom, but didn't want to hijack Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose post, Low Commiss...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 1630 S 94th PL West Allis, Wisconsin 53214-4105 Taxed by: West Allis MLS #: 1403147           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PR...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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1474 Southwest Dimperio Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3454 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale FREE List of HUD Homes ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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One of the biggest misconceptions about Home Staging is that it's simply decorating. Home Staging is not decorating.  Home Staging is marketing....strategic and calculated marketing. Advertisers spend a lot of time, effort and money making sure their products are appealing to buyers.  Every image...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Price Reduced in Kathleen GA in Magnolia Hills SubdivisionMagnolia Hills Property and Community InformationLooking for a home in middle GA? If so, this lovely home just had the price reduced in Kathleen GA in Magnolia Hills Subdivision. This property has 2,847 heated square feet and is ready for ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Staging FAQ’s- What Does Staging Cost?(This post was inspired by a question asked by Tina Comstock in the Q&A section of ActiveRain)After all of these years, Home Staging is still not quite understood.  One question that most everyone has is what does Staging cost.Every Stager sets their own fees...
By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
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For the first time in many years, the 8.3 square mile city of Cooper City, Fl. in Southwest Broward county has been recognized for leading the state in growth. Estimates recently released by the U.S. Census bureau noted that population in Cooper City rose 22% during the four year period from 2010...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Sellers Flipping Buyers The Bird Doesn't Lead To A SaleI get it.  You didn't like the offer.  Your house is something special and worth EVERY penny you're asking and probably a whole lot more, right?And yet.....you're still on the market for months and months.  You haven't achieved your goal, sel...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
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Tips To Help Your PhotographerAlright, Alright, Alright! You have decided to sell your home. You have chosen an experienced agent such as myself, who has been selling in your area for years, and who uses the latest technological tools to get your home sold. The papers are signed: what’s next?Phot...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
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I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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You be the judge, A builder hires an agent to sell his new home community. The agent holds an open house of the model daily. He designs great ads, he puts up lots of signs, flags and each morning hangs balloons to get buyers attention. Every day the open house is flooded with lookers, homes are s...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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Absorption Rate in Gilbert, Arizona March 2015 Real estate market data for Gilbert, AZ provided by Nicole Doty of  Zion Realty. What is the Absorption Rate when it comes to real estate? The Absorption Rate chart shows how long the current inventory of properties would last at the current rate of ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Restricted Showing Times and Declined Showings – Costly To SellersWhen it’s time to sell your house there are a lot of details that go into the process and they start with hiring the right agent and preparing your home for sale. Those details don’t end when it’s time to make your house active and...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
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The Text Message that Made My Day I have lovely clients whose home in the Timberline community of Mission Viejo I sold two years ago.  I'd met the wife at an open house seven years before they listed their home with me.   Here's the text message I received from the wife today: "Two years ago this...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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I think this is a great letter or email to send to FSBOs. It is respectful of them and yet very helpful. Some agents go in to a FSBO appointment and almost bully the homeowner as the agents explain why they home owner can't sell the home alone. This sets a much more positive tone! Real estate age...
By Stieg Strand, Realtor & Social Media Exogeter
(RE/MAX Results)
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Sellers: Here are a few tips to getting your home ready to sell! Thoughtful real estate agents, industry insiders, and even more importantly potential homebuyers notice, even the smallest of details. Here are 8.5 that can help a seller get a home ready to show and sell for top $$$. Clean up to pe...
By Scott Webster
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Open House Sun, 5/31, 1:00-3:00, 32 Wolfpit Ave in Norwalk, CT! Reduced Price!!Move right in to this beautiful, meticulously cared-for home close to everything in Norwalk. Great natural light, and lots of new features and freshly painted throughout - even the basement floors! Huge, level, fenced-...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
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      Higher supply of homes for sale in northeast Seattle has not slowed the market downThis Week:The median list price in Northeast Seattle (zip code 98125) is $465,000  up from  last week’s $425,000. Demand measured by the Market Action Index (see MAI chart below) is increasing and days-on-mar...