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By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
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 Here are a few GREAT TIPS to do before your list your home for sale ...De-Personalize ...Remove all pictures of your family and remove other personalized items such as trophies, etc...  You want the new prospecive buyers to be able to invision themselves living in your home and this helps tremen...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
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Let's Make it FUN, FUN, FUN!!! We all know the challenges of keeping the house "Showing Ready" but that can be a little extra challenging during the Summer months while the kiddos are out of school. To make this process a little easier it's best as always to keep the house 24/7 as if you're prepa...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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How Important is Feedback When Listing a Home?Like most questions in real estate, the question about how important feedback is when listing a home is this--it depends.  If you looked on any real estate forum on social media in my Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket area, you would see buyers agents not...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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When selling your house, if you can see through it, it must sparkle!Let's look at the list:Windows:  That means inside and out, all levels of your home and yes the screens too. Your home does show better without the screens at all so clean them and put them in your storage area.Dirt, grim, winter...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Brookfield WI Homes for Sale | Market Report May 2017 Get to know more about the “Edge City” of Brookfield WI!The City of Brookfield, Wisconsin, is in the heart of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. It is 10 miles west of Downtown Milwaukee along Interstate 94, within the third largest county in Wi...

By David J. Bell, REALTOR , e-PRO , CHSA, CEA
(Munguia Group Properties (Keller Williams))
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www.CoppellRealEstateExpert.com   www.DFWTexasDreamHomes.com We are still in quite a seller's market here in Coppell, Texas! As a result, we are seeing a lot of crazy things. It's amazing just how many people have become licensed real estate agents, and how many other people think they have all t...

By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
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Single Family Home for sale in Hyde Park, MA Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $429,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsLot: 6,000 sqftYear Built: 1920MLS #: 72122632 Location 47 Lexington AvenueHyde Park, MA 02136USA Jay McHugh LAER Realty Partners(617) 6997442[email ...

By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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SOLD!   LAGUNA OF VERO BEACH CONDO VERO BEACH GATED COMMUNITY                SOLD!   LAGUNA OF VERO BEACH CONDOWe just closed on this light and bright unit in the gated mainland community of LAGUNA OF VERO BEACH!        SOLD!  LAGUNA OF VERO BEACH CONDOResidents enjoy a carefree Florida Lifestyle...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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   This is the time of year Sellers are thinking of preparing their home to put on the market, doing repairs, cleaning, decluttering and there is one more item that should be done prior to signing that listing agreement. If the plan is to sell the primary property and purchase another home, you s...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Hillwood Condo Sold and Closed in Alexandria Virginia 22304263 Pickett St S #102 Alexandria, Virginia 22304  This turnkey ready 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo located in the Hillwood neighborhood in Alexandria’s West End is now sold and closed. After having a contract fall through due to the pet policy ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for May 2017Waukesha WI combines a charming small town feel with excellent amenities, making it a great place to buy your home!Waukesha is a city located 18 miles west of Milwaukee, near the center of Waukesha County in southeastern Wisconsin. It has a t...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 The Risteau  Unit 400  In Baltimore County You can relax and even fish in this beautiful pond.  This luxury building which is just minutes from Beltway 695 and I 83 leading to downtown Baltimore's fine restaurants and Harbor Place .The Risteau is sitting on 57 beautiful acres and has 5 star serv...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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How your furniture is arranged greatly impacts the impression buyers will have of your house. If you are preparing your house for sale and feel overwhelmed by the process, you are not alone. Preparing your house for sale is a lot of work.  Once you have done the obvious...removed all the excess s...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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 Preparing Your Home For Sale: The Exterior  Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. An attractive, well-maintained home will generally sell faster and for a higher price than a similar home that’s outdated.Let’s look at your home’s exterior objectively and see what repairs and updates...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Deville La--Price Reduced!Looking for a large home around Deville, Louisiana? Do you desire a little "breathing room" between neighbors? If so, 218 Fadler Road Deville La should be on your must tour list. Let's take a minute to learn more about this fine home.Want to se...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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When a house comes on the market, buyers expect to be able to see it, all of it. That includes the basement. This seller did not get the message. He sat wondering why his Manchester NH Area home had not sold.  Having asked me to come over after it expired and seeing his real Christmas tree in his...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Home for Sale in Olde Hickory Village Subdivision321 Loblolly DriveOlde Hickory Village Property and Community InformationLocation, location, location! You do not want to miss this gorgeous home in a great location with a great price! This newly listed home for sale in Bonaire GA in Olde Hickory ...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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Sorry Too Late! SOLD in Canyon Creek June 2017 in NW Austin TX 78726 Homes are selling quickly in NW Austin! It is critical for buyers to be prompt with a firm offer if they find a property that suits their needs. Another home sold in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin, TX, courtesy of Dor...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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 Preparing Your House for Sale-Give It the Extra Touch-Step 5 The first four posts in this series offered tips on how to prepare your house for sale. Those alone will go a long way into making sure your house shows well.  However, step 5 is that extra touch that can make sure your house is at the...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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When your home is up for sale and agents are coming to show your house what do you as a seller .Hopefully you have allowed your agent to put a lock box on the house . Sometimes sellers say " I am always home" Then when someone is trying to schedule an  appointment the answer may be "we have a doc...