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 Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
Comments 4
YES, it can be done! You can stop foreclosure in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Fort Lauderdale,  Florida.   If you are a homeowner who is is struggling to pay your mortgage because of a long term job loss, divorce, decreased income or any other type of hardship then you can stop foreclosure.  ...
By Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
Comments 3
YES, it can be done! You can stop foreclosure in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Fort Lauderdale,  Florida.   If you are a homeowner who is is struggling to pay your mortgage because of a long term job loss, divorce, decreased income or any other type of hardship then you can stop foreclosure.  ...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 42
The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615,000 I received a call from a client who asked me "Are you following the news? Do you know the average price of a home in San Jose is $615,000.00?"  He went on to say that he only wants $ [price intentionally omitted] whi...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 2
Over 95% of home buyers start their home search online.  When they see a home that Amanda and I  have listed, here's what they see:     *  Professional Photography - This is incredibly important.  Quality pictures are key to showcasing your home in the best and most accurate light.     Here a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 88
Sorry.  The house went under contract late last evening.  It's gone. It's tough for a buyer's agent to have to tell their buyer/client "Sorry, the listing agent just called and they accepted an offer late last evening.  The house is gone." The prospective buyer's first i...
By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Comments 6
Top Five Reasons You May Not Get Top Dollar For Your Home     For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them! Selling At The Wro...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 26
Be Alert for Thieves at Open Houses   Northern Virginia agents have received a notice that a couple is making it a practice to steal personal property at open houses. This couple enters an open house and tells the agent that they are in a hurry. They split and then steal items. Listing agents and...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
What Did The Agent Really Say??? A post on ActiveRain (no reblog possible) this morning reminded me of an experience when I was a new agent, licensed for about 6 months . The home was listed for sale in Bowie, in Prince George's County MD.  I met the seller through phone duty.  I was selling ...
By Jennifer Fitze, CDPE, ABR, SFR
(Keller Williams American Premier Realty)
Comments 1
Jennifer Fitze, Realtor, CDPE, ABR, SFR, Keller Williams American Premier Realty   Direct: 443-504-7830, Office: 443-512-0090, Website: www.JensMDhomesearch.com   Just SOLD in 5 Days OVER list price!!   114 Leslie Avenue, Nottingham, MD 21236     114 Leslie Avenue, Nottingham, MD 21236   This gre...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 1
Average Selling Price in Southeast Katy is up 27.2% from last Year   REAL ESTATE MARKET QUICK NEWS FOR SOUTHEAST KATY OR PART OF MLS AREA 36.   This is certainly great news for home sellers in Southeast section of MLS area 36 in Katy. The dividing line for east and west Katy is highway 99.   The ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 23
Conquistador Condo Stuart Under Contract Conquistador Condo Building 12 Unit 305 is now pending.  Thank you to the many agents that have shown this unit. Exceptionally well maintained condo in a vibrant 55+ community with multiple pools, active clubhouse and a 2 acre waterfront plaza on the banks...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 20
The Naked Truth about Selling Your Own Home – Don't Expose Yourself! A man in Texas decided he did not need a REALTOR to help him sell is home. He went around to take pictures of the home, of course being in the privacy of his own home he did this naked. What he did not realize is that he was...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
Does the time of year affect how busy the Real Estate market is? There may be no simple answer as the area you are in may be affected differently by what season it is.  In NH, Summer usually does experience a slow down in the market. This year is no ordinary year as we are not in an ordinary Real...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
Comments 2
  9634 Shannon Lane Manassas 20110   Open   Sunday August 3, 2014   1:00 PM to 4:00 PM       ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with more than 30 years experience as real estate professionals serving Woodbridge, Manassas, Du...
By Denyse Naylor, The Naylor Team - Search Denver NC Homes for Sale
(Southern Homes of The Carolinas)
Comments 0
Georgeous custom 4 bedroom home in Stonewater Bay, Mt Holly sold - $390,000 ! This lovely home with a boat slip on Mt Island Lake has happy new homeowners! They will enjoy all of the wonderful features this home has to offer both inside and out...including boating on Mt Island Lake.    VIEW DETAI...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
 Sometimes, after a home inspection, the buyer will advance a list of items that they would like fixed according to what the inspection revealed.  It can be BIG things that could be considered defects...things like health and safety concerns ...the furnace that unknowingly spews cardon monoxide, ...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 3
Amazing 4 bed Chandler, AZ home w/ Great Location and Lots of Space!520 N ASH DR Chandler, AZ 85224         Searching for a home with a great location and plenty of space? Well this 4 bed, 2.5 bath Southern Meadows home in Chandler, AZ got you covered and more!View Larger Map                     ...
By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Comments 2
Your house is under contract – and scheduled to close in the middle of the month.  A common questions sellers ask is:  "Should I make the mortgage payment?" My answer to any Seller is, yes.  “Why?”, Sellers tend to respond. Because you still own the home.  And, why not? That always lead...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 2
Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL. Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL.   Million Dollar homes for sale in Weston FL... $500K to 1000K homes for sale in Weston FL...   Right now Weston-FL, is all of a sudden turning into a haven for the rich and the famous. Many of t...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
Comments 1
In these day and ages, the internet is a vast supply of information. You can pretty much do anything you want with the help of Google. When it comes time to decide on whether you want to sell or not, you turn to the internet. Whether it is to look up the market conditions or to find a real estate...