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By Peter Mark, House Value
(House Value)
Comments 18
Are you considering selling your home, looking to see how much equity you have, or just want to know how much is my house worth? It's good to know your house value in today's market and to keep tabs on it every once in a while. After all, it's your most valued asset. Who knows, you might be surpr...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 32
The Coming Soon Feature on Zillow:  Full of Reward or Frustration?The Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket real estate market is very tight.  There aren't enough properties listed to meet buyer demand.  That's a great spot for sellers to be in.  A listing goes active and if it is priced right and shows ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Elm Grove WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for January 2019Be a part of one of the best suburbs in America!Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The village is positioned just 20 minutes west of Milwaukee for those who commute to the metropolitan area.The village of Elm Grove is ...

By Scot Jones, Home staging company in the Houston area
(The Staging Team)
Comments 6
If I could only give one piece of advice to someone about to list their home on the market, it would be "Put brand new white towels in all of your bathrooms". "And don't even think about using them or washing them!" New... Brand new! People are pretty hesitant to walk into someone's personal spac...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 28
Love Was in the Air For This Young CoupleMany of my staging projects have involved clients who were middle age and above. Not all, though.  Years ago a young couple was referred to me by their aunt. They had not been married long and were now facing a possible move to the west coast (as in Califo...

By Lisa DiNoto Group, The Key To Unlocking Your Dream Home
(Mainstreet Realty)
Comments 2
Open House Sunday! 2/24 12-3pm!Welcome to Luxury Living in this elegant move-in ready home in the Prestigious Brentwood Community of Rancho Cucamonga!!No details were missed when designing this absolutely stunning home on a larger lot, with great curb appeal! You will love the breathtaking resort...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
Big Bend WI Homes for Sale | Market Report January 2019Discover the enthralling village of Big Bend WI!The village of Big Bend, Wisconsin was named for the river bend and has a total area of 3.15 square miles. It is located in southeastern Waukesha County bordered by the Fox River on the south an...

By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest)
Comments 0
  Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time! It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this y...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming! NerdWallet’s 2018 Home Buye...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 3
Do you wonder why people make the decisions they do? A close friend listed their home for sale. But they did not list with me. I saw the Manchester NH home come up on MLS last fall. It did hurt some knowing that we were close. It did not take long for him to call me and ask a question. He had ma...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 2
You are considering selling your home. The kids are now adults and are out of the house and there's just too much room. Or your family is growing and you simply need more space. Maybe your neighborhood is getting too busy or noisy. Whatever the reason, you have made the decision to move on to the...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 1
We still have the threat of snow, and usually we get one big storm in March if past history can be relied upon. But we are seeing For Sale signs popping up all over the Tredyffrin Easttown school district. Because of the lack of inventory that the market has been suffering there is a pent up dema...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 1
There are more homebuyers than homes currently for sale in today’s market. As a result, it is likely that home sellers will wind up with a multiple offer situation when putting their house up for sale. Accepting the highest offer seems like the easy choice, but it may not always be the best thing...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
2019 será un gran año para los compradores Y vendedores Muchos propietarios de viviendas creen que las tasas de interés y los precios de las casas en aumento, han asustado a los compradores, y por lo tanto no han puesto sus casas para la venta. Sin embargo, ¡La verdad es que los compradores que ...

By HomeSalesForce.com Team Powered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
3200 Palisades Ct SE, Marietta, GA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Marietta Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free Home Values Presented By: Showing Agent: John Thomas eXp Realty 770-650-9300   Schedule a Showing/Request ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 1
If you want to know how a TRUE PROFESSIONAL handles a very disappointing situation, read the post.... and if you are not a follower of Scott's, now's the time.... many lessons are share by him....  Do you wonder why people make the decisions they do? A close friend listed their home for sale. But...

By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 2
Great Location just off Parmer near 35 and 101RARE FIND This single story well-built home features an addition that adds over 300 additional sq. ft. to this home. It has an open floor plan was updated in the 1990s. Great location for commuters. Lovely Neighborhood. NO HOA! Side driveway for a boa...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
Comments 0
I suppose it's possible that they still serve a purpose in terms of getting a house sold, but in many cases, the primary purpose seems to be advertising the agent listing the house instead of advertising the house.  Why does it feel this way to me?  When the sign has a picture of the agent that i...

By Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces
(West Magnolia Charm)
Comments 3
When you go to sell your home you want to appeal to as many buyers as possible. That being said, that bright green accent wall in you guest bedroom might happen to scare a few buyers away. Yes,  paint is an easy fix, but some people want that move in ready home with no work required. Honestly, wh...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 0
SellingYour ? Expert Tips on How to Get Your Home “Show-Ready!” Have a Garage SaleAsk yourself the following questions when trying to decide whether or not to keep something:Is this item something I use regularly?If not, is this item something I love?Would I buy this today if I saw it in a store?...