Home Selling

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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 91
Selling a house requires quality photos of both the interior and exterior of a property.The majority of today's buyers start their home search looking at mls photos online.There have been a lot of articles and blog posts written regarding the value of quality photos.This post will not be one of t...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
How to Prepare Your Home for Our Snowbird Buyers.  Inventory is still tight but if you plan on selling your house, you still need to make sure that it is market-ready and that the condition warrants the asking price! Some of the buyers are snowbirds-those who have their primary residence up north...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 1.09% Of 147,000 KW Agents Worldwide!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 1
OPEN HOUSE For Eastview Estates 3-Level Home & Updated Gilbert AZ Home!Click on an image or an address for more info for that home in another window  If you're game for a couple of fabulous homes to check out in the next few days, better mark your calendars to go see a couple of gorgeous listings...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Eagle WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for September 2017Live in the delightful community of Eagle WI!Eagle is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is situated in the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.The village got its name in 1836 when a group of travelers exploring the ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 1
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Anot...

By Casas en Chicago inmobiliaria illinois e internacional
(Illinois Bienes Raices)
Comments 1
Single Family Home for sale in Lincolnwood, IL Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $449,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 3,200 sqft Location 6530 N Knox AVELincolnwood, IL 60712USA Santiago KENSEL Sanchez Solid Realty Services(773) 7323100[email ...

By Abby Stiller, Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
Comments 0

By Kyle Hiscock, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Realtor®, e-PRO®
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 10
One of the most controversial topics in the real estate industry are open houses.  Like with anything, there are PROs and CONs to open houses.As a home seller, your real estate agent should be doing everything to put your interests first.  So the question I present to every home seller is, "do op...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 8
Common Home Remodeling Projects: DIY vs. ProCharlotte homeowners often struggle with listing preparation – which improvements need to be done and which ones do not. Some home improvements are highly personalized and can actually harm a Charlotte home seller (financially) more than it would if lef...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 14
OPEN HOUSE: Ranch at Brushy Creek~Cedar Park~Saturday, Oct. 21st 1-5pm Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this home at the Open House this Saturday, Oct. 21st from 1-5pm. www.4214zacharysrun.com 4214 Zacharys Run Cedar Park, TX 78613 is located in the community of The Ranch at Brushy ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 4
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here is...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 78
There is a huge difference between Interior Decorating and Home Staging. If you only knew how many times I've suggested removing window treatments to sellers and had the reply " Oh no, those were very expensive. They were custom made. "Custom drapes, wallpaper, furnishings....custom bedding. It d...

By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 1
Many times we focus on positivity aspect of the home sale and purchase. However there numerous things that can impact and devalue your home irrespective if you are in the market to sell or not. 1. Non Permitted home improvements:It is not common to run into home sellers in Fairfax or Loudoun of V...

By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
Comments 2
There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide: Greater exposure to more buyers The skills of a professional negotiator A layer of protection from possible legal liabilities Professional guidance in naviga...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Many homeowners think it's pretty easy to sell their home without the assistance of a Realtor.  This excellent post from Debe Maxwell, CRS may make them pause and reconsider this view:  Selling Your Home? 5 Reasons You DON’T Want to Handle the Sale Yourself   Are you thinking about selling your h...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
Remember...if your prospective buyer doesn’t feel welcomed as soon as they walk through the door, your house has an uphill battle to get them to like it. How Are You Greeting Your Buyers?   How often have you heard that you only get one chance to make a good first impression? Yes, it’s become a b...

By Matthew Klinowski, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
Comments 1
Leawood Lakes Home Price Reduction – $249,500This affordable single family Leawood Lakes home price was just reduced today! And, the home is centrally located in Naples FL.  There are only 5 properties available for sale in this community right now.  And this affordable single family home has 3 B...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 0
Alexandria La Home Values-Find Out How Much Your Home May Be WorthDoes life's next chapter mean selling your Alexandria La home? Or perhaps you would  like to know how much equity could be in your property? Either way click the link to receive a free, custom report for your Alexandria La home. Wh...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 3
  While the Short Sale days of the previous decade are for the most part behind us, the reality is that there are still hundreds of homes "under water" in Arizona.   While it's true that not every property facing foreclosure in Surprise is "under water", may of them are, and unfortunately many ho...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
Comments 2
It is thought among the real estate industry that nearly all home buyers make their buying decision before they even get out of the car. They either immediately fall in love or fall out of love. If they love it enough from first site they will walk through the home to validate their initial feeli...