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By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 156
Will the Neighbor’s Dogs Kill Your Sale?   A new listing popped up in my alerts for a neighborhood I am watching for a very particular client.   The property is exactly she is looking for in terms of location, price, style (single story), among other features.   I went to preview it immediately (...
By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
Comments 34
In most cases the decision to sell a home has to do with a life event and sometimes, especially in a market down turn, your home may not have enough equity to allow you to sell. It might make sense to wait for the market to recover, but in some cases waiting may compound the problem. Let's take a...
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 57
OK You've Done It Now, The Alarm is Going Off. It has happened more than once and it is one of the most dreaded outcomes of a showing. You the agent listened very carefully and even wrote down on paper the instructions for showing but for some reason the sequence or a detail for disarming the sec...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 57
My Attorneys Said I Have Too Much Faith In Humanity! I did not know it was even possible to have too much faith in humanity however that is exactly what my risk management attorney said to me the other day. I called to see if I maybe missed something. What's happening in my Silicon Valley real es...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 23
Baptism by Fire - My First Real Estate Deal Green as the summer grass I was standing by the administrators desk in my newly joined real estate office when a lawyer came flying in the office saying I need a Realtor!  I'm a Realtor I said.  So we pow wowed about this  RI real estate property that n...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
Just Listed in Bonaire GA in Windsor Heights Subdivision Windsor Heights Property and Community Information This new to market property has 2,963 heated square feet and was just listed in Bonaire GA in Windsor Heights Subdivision. Built in 2012, this home has plenty of space and a large fenced ya...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Menomonee Falls Real Estate Report 3/18/14-4/18/14,Kristin Johnston             Menomonee Falls Real Estate Report By Kristin Johnston, Remax, ABR        Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Menomonee Falls, WI For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI   My name ...
By Debra Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
This home shows extreme pride of ownership.  Central air, wall to wall carpet, walk-in closets in each bedroom, garden tub and so much more!  The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and room for a small breakfast table and chairs.  Located on a very low traffic street and just minutes fr...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
Hope This Is Not A Recording   Answered my phone, as usual with a "Hi, this is Margaret." The caller said:  "Hope this is not a recording."   Repeating my name and asking how I could help, he was  pleased how willing I was to answer his specific questions including the price, layout and a more de...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction Builder Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 14
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes for Sale Search All PGA Village Homes for Sale Port Saint Lucie Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home worth? Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie What is ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 2
  Home Sales in Timber Pines, Spring Hill Florida for March 2014 Real estate market data for the Timber Pines community in Spring Hill, Florida provided by  Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty    Homes Sales in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida The Timber Pines real estate market currently is ...
By Todd Picconi, Rancho Cucamonga Real Estate, WWW.PICCONIPROPERTIE
(INTERO REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
Comments 3
You will adore this modern and contemporary floorplan... Built in the late 80's and still extremely functional.  Just the right amount of FLUFF has been done to this Breathtaking and Simple Condo....What else could you ask for? 2 Master Bedrooms (Opposite ends of Condo) Living Room with Fireplace...
By JC Melvin
(Melvin-Peters Team - KW Southwest)
Comments 3
     Las Vegas Realtors at the Melvin-Peters Team (702) 900-1238 discuss whether BRAND really matters to the consumer.  The truth is that real estate a local business and the consumer is more focused on working with an individual that they feel comfortable with and with whom they have confidence....
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
SOLD 2104 Woodland Ct,Waukesha,WI 53186. Waukesha Realtor, Buyer Agent     Congrats Patrick and Anne!                   Address: 2104 Woodland CT Waukesha, WI 53186-1262 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1347130       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohn...
By Lisa Longest, The Realtor That Will Be With You The "Longest"
(Exit Gold Realty)
Comments 1
I'm writing this blog to tie it in with my past blog explaining the steps involved in a foreclosure.  Why? Because some homeowners think that when they receive a notice of foreclosure from their bank, it's time to move out; walk away.  But sometimes banks unexpectedly dismiss the foreclosure, and...
By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Comments 2
Coldwell Banker Moves an Award Winning Web Site! This web site brings in a fantastic amount of business.As you can see from the chart below it out performsRaveis.com, Eliman.com, Randrealty.com, Houlihanlawrence.com, Juliabfee.com!  This web site brings in a fantastic amount of business.As you ca...
By Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area
(Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
Comments 3
Would it surprise you to know that a Million Dollar Home went under contract is 11 Days in the 22192 zip code area? What if I shared with you that 52 Homes went under contract in the 22192 zip code area since April 1st, 2014.   So when you hear a REALTOR® say the spring market is BRISK. Please re...
By Jack Lara, "Jack Lara...Your Real Estate Advisor"
(Main Street Properties, Inc.)
Comments 0
7220 LAGO VISTA CT, PENSACOLA, FL Get Directions Click Here   Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools   $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1116 Square Feet   Spacious townhouse... Master Bedroom & Bath upstairs with newer bamboo tile flooring give you a classy fee...
By Robin Fraser, "Your Home Is My Business"
(Keller Williams Realty The Market Place 1)
Comments 0
Yes The Fraser Team Does It Again!   Imagine being underwater / upside down on your home and finally deciding that it is not worth all of the stress and struggle any longer and making the move to list it as a short sale. Well that is what our clients did starting back in October of 2011 (with ano...
By Mary Benton
(Keller Williams)
Comments 2
A recent article put forth a list of things real estate agents might not share with their clients.  Number 6 says that agents won't tell you that another agent will make you more money.  It suggests that agents who over price a home just to get a listing can end up costing the home owner money an...