Home Selling

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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 116
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Price Reduction: 1012 6th Ave SW Isanti, MN 55040 Now: $164,900 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1469 sq. ft. Built in 2007 3 stall garage Check out more information on this newer built home for sale in Isanti, MN on MNHomeShop! This stunning home built in 2007 in Isanti Mn is for sale and priced to sell. Large...
By Susan Nealey
(Trident Homes Realty)
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I bought a lottery ticket once.  Thank God it was only once.  Actually, I went out on a limb and bought 20 lottery tickets.  One dollar each.  All the same number.  I was so positive that I had the winning number that I was certain I was going to hit it big time!!  I stupidly made the mistake of ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 65
Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 61
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 28
    Because it is against our MLS rules that we can't use identifying photos of other listings, I did call the listing agent to ask if I could use this photo.  Surprisingly, he asked that he NOT be named as the listing agent - I wonder why?   I thought I'd seen it all but this one topped just ab...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Jonathan Crompton Keller Williams 843-296-8337 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 15001443   License #:64403 Information valid for the date of this posting only...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(SUPER BOWL 2015 -Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 3
01/31 OPEN HOUSE For Newly Priced 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Morrison Ranch Home! 4141 E Morrison Ranch PKWY Gilbert, AZ 85296   OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, January 31 - 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. If you haven't gotten the chance to go see this amazing 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with den and split 3-car garage, its upcoming...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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Homeowner’s Insurance: What’s Covered, What Isn’t and Why You Might Need It Homeowner’s insurance is an incredibly valuable and beneficial policy for homeowners to have, but it is necessary to understand what traditional policies do and do not cover. Once you familiarize yourself with the intrica...
By Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Home Price Is The Most Important Factor In Selling Your North Atlanta Home Home Price Is The Most Important Factor In Selling Your North Atlanta Home by The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team. Would you ever pay more than market value for a house? Probably not. If your house doesn’t sell it might have been ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 39
        Red is Back   In My Flower Mound Garden     The colors red and green take on a different perspective on January 29, 2015 than it did a month ago during the week of Christmas 2014. What a difference colors have on ones decision making ability depending on the seasons. In December, the colo...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(SUPER BOWL 2015 -Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 6
Beautiful Custom Home on 1 Acre Lot w/ Amazing Views of Superstition Mountains! 5871 E 10TH AVE Apache Junction, AZ 85119   Not everyone can say that they wake up each day to amazing mountain views, let alone views of Superstition Mountain. In addition to being a popular hiking area, this rugged ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 7
Another Ellicott City Maryland Home Sold By Margaret Rome   We listed this gorgeous Ellicott City home on November 13th,  had it under contract by Thanksgiving  and we went to settlement today!    12412 Benson Branch Rd. 21042   Below are a few blogs that helped sell this 5 Bedroom Colonial Beaut...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 18
5 Cardinal Sins of Home Selling! We see a lot of homes over the course of a year and there are some big reasons  buyers will spin on their heels, look at us and say "NEXT!".   As a general rule, home buyers expect to see what was advertised, and the only surprises they want to see involve a home ...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
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Sold!!! 1003 Wesley Avenue Mobile, AL 36609 OverviewMapsPhotos $134,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,592 sqft Location 1003 Wesley AvenueMobile, AL 36609USA The Cummings Team The Cummings Company LLC(251) 602-1941kelly@ccllc.cohttp://www.ccllc.co           Li...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 10
Getting Married And Got An Extra Home?  Or Two? You're about to get married and you've got 1,000 different decisions to make!  Location, date, dresses, rings, invitations, guest lists and REAL ESTATE! More and more we encounter people waiting just a bit later in life to get married, and while the...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 8
A SPECK OF DIRT DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE!! I once had a buyer/seller client who spent every Saturday deep cleaning their home.  Needless to say, we had no concern about the coming home inspection. The owner had built the home 28 years earlier and the property was in new home condition. Pride of owne...
By Norma Skeete, REALTOR, GRI, SFR, SRES, Arlington VA Condos for S
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Open House: February 01, Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Arlington Homes for Sale Alexandria Homes for Sale Fairfax Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth?   Showing Agent: Norma Skeete Keller Williams Realty 703-92...
By Melania & Jim Saltarella, Experience the Magic!
(Atlanta Communities)
Comments 1
On SUnday, February 8th, 2 to 5 pm, come on by to 2545 Melville Place in Powder Springs.  Compare this square footage to that of the new construction in the neighborhood, and see why this five bedroom home (guest bedroom and full bath on the main, with master bedroom and sitting area, and three a...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
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When selling your home clean, clean, clean is the condition your home should be in.  Or when doing your spring cleaning, Kathy Streib with Room Service! Home Staging provides us with a great list of commonly missed or forgotten places and spaces. Put this list with your bucket of cleaning supplie...