Home Selling

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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 56
Is Home Staging The Witchcraft of Real Estate?  As popular as it has become, Home Staging is still a misunderstood service.Witchcraft? Magic? Mind Games? Sure, it's all of that...to some people. But Home Stagers want you to understand that staging is actually a very STRATEGIC form of real estate ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 8
SOLD in the Rose Hill Subdivision in Warner Robins GA 31088SOLD in Warner Robins GAThis home did not last long! My sellers, the Toole's, reached out to me when they were ready to sell. We market priced the home, and they were under contract in just two days for full asking price. I wish them well...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Brookfield WI Lots for Sale | Market Report September 2018Brookfield, WI is home to approximately 40,000 residents and boasts of world-class hotels, premier shopping centers, and a thriving business atmosphere.Incorporated in 1954, it is the third largest city in Waukesha County. Brookfield has a...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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✴️▐► SUMMERVILLE  LAND  - BUILDERS LOT WholeSale Buyer Values 29483 SUMMERVILLE LAND  - BUILDERS LOTS AVAILABLESUMMERVILLE VACANT LAND Builders Lots .67 Acre with Water and SewerOne Prime Corner Lot Available  Call Steve for Address and Details  ★ ★ ✴️ ▐►WholeSale Buyer Values:http://www.SCInvest...

By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2

By Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred LLC)
Comments 0
Have you been thinking about putting your house on the market? What about moving-up to the house of your dreams? With supply and demand continuing to raise prices, now may be the perfect time! Let's get together to discuss why you should list your house for sale this fall!

By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Although the weather is changing don't let that change your mind on selling your home. Buyers are still here and wanting YOU'RE house! Yes, Yours!  The DFW has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. We are at a time where there are more buyers than there are sellers. What that is doing i...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 8
On october 8, 2018, Terri Williams published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of reasons to sell a house in the winter.1. Low inventory = less competion,2. You get to show your home’s winter-readiness,3. New parents may be looking to upgrade,4. Winter brings out the s...

By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
Comments 37
For the better part of my career I have used a third party showing service to schedule showings on my listings.The pro's of the service are creating an easy seamless way for agents to easily schedule showings and for home owners to easily confirm showings.  A showing can be confirmed as easily as...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Comments 0
Selling your home for years is one of the biggest decision you’ll ever make in your life – there are a lot of factors that you are considering before finalizing the decision to sell your house, sometimes it is the memories you shared, the family you build on the walls of your home, the setbacks a...

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 11
Waterfront End Unit North Kingstown Condo #14 in Hamilton Harbour   End Unit Waterfront Condo 40 Web Ave. N.Kingstown RI Overview Maps Photos Features $255,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,081 sqftYear Built: 1984 Location 40 Web Ave#14North Kingstown, RI ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
This is not a debate whether a listing agent should be at the home inspection, as here in NH it is customary that the listing agent attends the inspection to both answer questions and be able to get first hand information for the seller. In attendance was the buyer, the inspector and the listing ...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Remax New Beginnings )
Comments 3
Under Contract - 2822 Presstman StreetAnother listing under contract in under 7 days!!We received 5 offers on this great row home in the Rosemont neighborhood in Baltimore City.  With expert negotiation an offer was accepted by and seller and this sale is moving towards settlement. Thinking about...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 20
I Can't Always Tell You What the Buyer (or Their Agent) Will Do. Why?Human Behavior!Really, it's that simple! If you've sold a home in the last year, you know that things in the housing market have changed considerably. You also know that one thing that we will never be able to change is human be...

By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Comments 0
For home sellers...when it comes to pricing your home for sale...              When it comes to marketing a home most recently home sellers and their agents have used local sales and curently active listings  in the immediate/general area as guidelines on pricing. However it’s also critical you h...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 0
Sell My House in MD | 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall  Most real estate brokers and agents don't really have all the tools needed to provide 100% selling services to sellers that need to sell their houses  quick, for cash and at a fair price.   This is why we have integrated f...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 0
Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest TimeIn order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more offers you will get. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want...

By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
Comments 0
This is a common problem with people who try to sell their homes by themselves.  When they get calls from Realtors looking to list their homes for sale they say, well I am listed, I'm listed on Zillow!  For Sale by Owner! Zillow is actually an advertiser, not a "listing" company. What Zillow does...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Comments 0
CDPAP or the Consumer Direct Personal Assistant Program is a program offered in New York that allows those in need of home care to pick the person they desire. Homeowners as they age often times take far less than the asking price due to the need to sell the home as they cannot maintain it. Other...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
Comments 1
When you decide to sell your home, the realtor you choose will give you good advice about getting it ready for the market. Tips will include things like clearing out the clutter, deep cleaning the house, and making sure your lawn and landscaping are in good shape for 'curb appeal'. But what does ...