Home Selling

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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
When you decide to sell your house, you’ll often hear real estate agents say that they’ll get your house sold quickly and for top dollar.Who wouldn’t like that?! Everybody wants as much money as they can possibly get, and most people would prefer not to have buyers coming to see their house for months on end, so, the quicker the better.But what defines quick? Well, there’s no absolute definition and it depends upon a few factors. It can mean a few days, weeks, or even months, depending upon how the market is in your area, the price range of your home, and the choices you make as a seller.Over the past couple of years, it probably seemed like every house was selling within a few days of being listed for sale. While many houses were selling that quickly, not all of them were. In fact, acc...
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
5 Bed/3.5 Bath Cooper City Pool Home For Sale in Diamond Head!  A fabulous 5 bed/3.5 bath Cooper City pool home is for sale in Diamond Head!  This one of a kind CUSTOM, enlarged home with oversized 3 car garage gives  ENORMOUS bedrooms, big closets and an extra large covered patio! There is a beautiful kitchen with hardwood cabinetry, a HUGE island with plenty of seating and a large family room for entertaining.  The relaxing, cozy living room is complete with built in bookcase and the room next to master bedroom can be used as an office or a 5th bedroom.  This entire home has lovely neutral tile and no carpet! When you step outside, you step out into a Florida Oasis with a sparkling pool and spa with a tranquil lake view. This home has a quiet park directly across street and is close t...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Live Your Best Life!2 Beds and 2 Bath LOFT in ATLANTAFOR RENT 2,450 per monthMove-in ready 2-story loft in Downtown Atlanta with spectacular views! Walk out on your private rooftop deck and see Benz Dome, Gold Dome, Westin and so much more. Now is your time to get ready for 2023 with a new place and a new you! Come with garage parking for 1 car, washer and dryer, central heat and air, Stainless appliances, secured building, min credit score 660, no BK's, judgments, evictions, foreclosures, Make 3xrent, background & credit check, 12-24 month lease, no pets, no smokers (even if only outside) App fee $65 Near Castleberry, AUC, Downtown, I-20, minutes to Airport. Rent special 1-year lease is $2,4500 per month or sign on for 24 months to lease for $2,400 per month First, last, and deposit du...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. Your house would be welcome in a market that has fewer homes for sale than it did in the years leading up to the pandemic.According to the latest Monthly Housing Market Trends Report from realtor.com:“There were 65.5% more homes for sale in January compared to the same time in 2022. This means that there were 248,000 more homes available to buy this past month compared to one year ago. While the number of homes for sale is increasing, it is still 43.2% lower than it was before the pandemic in 2017 to 2019. This means that there are ...
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By Hank Miller, SRA, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Ansley Real Estate/Christie's International)
The 2022 seller's housing market it gone and isn't likely to return. Sellers still enjoy an advantage but some will wonder, should I rent my home if it doesn't sell? That decision is not entirely up the seller...Renting a Home That Doesn't SellWhile the owner has obvious control over a home, it's not always unilateral. The vast majority of owners may have to get HOA permission to rent their homes, or the mortgage company, local municipality or other involved parties. Then there are the legal, accounting and insurance concerns.Why Didn't Your Home Sell?It might be best to understand why your home isn't selling. In almost every situation, the answer lies in the mirror. Start with the agent, do they know what they are doing? Is the home priced and marketed accurately? Are you treating this...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
This pristine home offers you a blank canvas to add your personal touch and make it yours. Boasting an array of sleek finishes and a thoughtful open floor plan. You’ll find tasteful updates throughout this recently renovated home, featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Stunning polished porcelain floors, custom LED lighting, and a whole house sound system.The kitchen features all-new stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and a waterfall counter on the island. The perfect spot to have your morning coffee! The master bedroom and ensuite offer the perfect getaway with 2 custom rainforest shower heads, 2 hand wands, and a 6-jet body shower panel. Let’s take a walk to the laundry area where you have a stacked washer/dryer, a large sink area for a dog wash station, and a sink. ...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Pre-marketing is promoting a home before it is available to buyers. Find out the six reasons why it has become a necessity for getting top dollar in 2023.Pre-Marketing A Home For Sale Is Now A "Must"< Please remember to "like" the post, and please like the video on YouTube too! Thank you. 🏡  Link to all homes for sale in Tallahassee📺 Subscribe To The Joe Manausa Real Estate Channel and Get More Housing Market Reports, Listings, and Real Estate Marketing Tips, and answers to your frequently asked questions.📘 Get the DIGITAL MARKETING BOOK written by an active Realtor, for all Realtors!
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By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
Perhaps you have imagined your dream house. You’ve pictured it in your mind, created lengthy Pinterest boards with images, but can only hope that you might find it in real life. Some buyers must look for a long time before finding the home of their dreams, but others know right away.When reality matches the vision you have for your home, you might fall in love at first sight.Here are some things that make buyers know they had found “the one” the moment they see it:A GORGEOUS FRONT PORCHNothing says “welcome home” better than a beautifully appointed front porch. A creative front door with porch railings painted a complementary color is a great way to draw a potential buyer into a home. That first look can make or break the interest of buyers.STANDING OUT AMONG THE CROWD That neighborhood...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Live Your Best Life!!!Solid Brick On Land - When you think of South West Atlanta you think of classic brick homes on large lots with charm, stateliness, and wood vistas We have it here for you. This home delivers the promise you made to yourself to only settle for the best - It is here, in this place, right now. Recently renovated with a new roof, hardwoods, tile, new kitchen, bathrooms, and a FINISHED BASEMENT, you have here a rare jewel that is both adorable and affordable. The home is staged and move-in ready. You will have ample space to prepare your best meals in the chef-inspired kitchen. Set fireside in the living room with a large picture window to watch the leaves turn this fall. The Owner's retreat has space for a king-size bedroom suite and a large open bath with walk-in clos...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Cuando el banco les niega la modificacion de prestamo a los propietarios de Riverside sienten que no tienen otra alternativa mas esperar que el banco les embargue or la Bancarrota, algunos se salen y abandonan sus hogares. Otros buscan entre familiares, amigos or la internet quien les pueda ofrecer una promesa de ayuda. Solo para quedar peor que antes, sin dinero y sin su hogar. Si usted ve que los problemas financieros van a continuar, ya no puede mandar los pagos de su casa de Riverside, Usted debe aceptar el hecho de que usted no tiene el dinero para permanecer en su casa. Sé que esto debe ser una píldora muy dificil de pasar pero usted  tiene que enfrentar la realidad y decidir cual sera la mejor desicion que debe tomar para usted y su familia. Antes que el banco la tome por Usted!....
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Hay muchos propietarios de hogar en Riverside que estan atrasado en los pagos de su casa de Riverside y no saben que es una Venta Corta, no estaban enterados que la Venta Corta es una opcion al foreclosure. Que Es Una Venta Corta En Riverside?Un Venta Cortas ocurre cuando un prestamista acepta una cantidad menor que el balance de la hipoteca or de lo que debe al Banco. Una venta corta exitosamente negociada incluye que el prestamista le perdone la diferencia de lo que le debe lo que debe del préstamo, librándolo de cualquier obligación futura.Como Puedo Calificar Para Una Venta Corta?  Podria calificar para una Venta corta or Short sale siEl balance es mayor que el valor de su propiedad.Dificultades financieras.Perdida del trabajo, de ingresos.Divorcio, enfermedad, perdida del conyugue....
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Encuentre El Valor De Su Casa De Riverside Solo haga click en: Cual Es El Valor De Su  Casa De Riverside CA. Tambien encontrara el estimado de los valores de las casas en su area. Le gustaria saber cuanto vale su casa de Riverside? Solo haga click en: Cual Es El Valor De Mi Casa De Riverside. Para resibir un Reporte del Aproximado del Valor de su casa de Riverside CA. Para mas informacion haga click en: Riverside Casas De Venta. Si esta pensando Comprar & Vender su casa de Riverside, Llame Hoy: 951-858-5797 Cecilia Rodriguez. Pregunte por el 1.5% Comission si lista su casa para la venta con su servidora Cecilia Rodriguez. Antes de listarla para la venta y terminar perdiendo dinero, Llame Hoy or Mande un Texto: 951-858-5797 Cecilia Rodriguez. Si esta interesado en un Analysis del Mercado...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Si esta pensado vender su casa de Riverside debe tener en cuenta algunos puntos importantes. En lo que prepara su casa de Riverside para la venta empieze a mirarla como una una inversión y como lo potenciales compradores y el Mercado de Real Estate lo haran. Aunque para algunos vendedores el valor sentimental de sus hogares no tiene precio, sin embargo los recuerdos son solo suyos y no afectara al precio del mercado.Elegir el Agente de Real Estate es importante; Al menos que usted este vendiendo su casa por su cuenta, la mayoría de los primeros vendedores buscan la ayuda de un professional con experiencia. Una vez que elija un agente de bienes raíces firmarara un contrato de venta  con su compania de Real Estate. El acuerdo requiere por lo general para dar a su agente entre 3-6 meses pa...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Choosing the right real estate agent to sell your home can be a daunting task, but it is a crucial step in the home selling process. A good real estate agent can help you sell your home quickly and for the best price. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right real estate agent for you: Experience and track record: Look for an agent with a proven track record of successful home sales in your area. Ask for references and check their online reviews. Make sure they have experience working with sellers like yourself and have a good understanding of the local real estate market. Communication skills: You want an agent who is responsive and communicative....
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By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty
(Antonelli Realty)
Having a dog in the home can be a turn-off for some potential buyers, but it does not necessarily mean that your home will not sell. Some people may be allergic to dogs or simply not comfortable around them, while others may not mind. It's best to take some precautions to make sure that your home appeals to as many potential buyers as possible.Here are some steps you can take to minimize any potential negative impact of having a dog in your home: Clean thoroughly: Before showing your home, make sure to clean thoroughly and remove any pet odors. This can include shampooing carpets and upholstery, wiping down walls, and cleaning floors. Remove pet items: Remove any pet toys, bowls, or bedding from view during showings. This will help create a more neutral and appealing environment for pot...
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By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty
(Antonelli Realty)
Choosing the right real estate agent to sell your home can be a daunting task, but it is a crucial step in the home selling process. A good real estate agent can help you sell your home quickly and for the best price. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right real estate agent for you: Experience and track record: Look for an agent with a proven track record of successful home sales in your area. Ask for references and check their online reviews. Make sure they have experience working with sellers like yourself and have a good understanding of the local real estate market. Communication skills: You want an agent who is responsive and communicative. Look for an agent who returns calls and emails promptly and keeps you updated on the selling process. Good communication skil...
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By Zdenka "Zee" Mahan, Making Real Estate sale fun- exciting experience!
(Intero / Berkshire Hathaway )
In a short cut we have a low housing inventory, however days on the market are going up. Out of our 31 active listings in downtown SJ 1/3 is on the market for 150 days + , 1/2 for 30 days +. Planning to sell your home today? Give me a call!  Full video at https://studio.youtube.com/video/JPTvibDcRKo/edit  Visit link below to select your day and time for your private and free home value update consultation.www.SanJoseLoftsAndCondos.com                                                                                                #sanjose #bayarea #homes #downtown #firsttimehomebuyer #japantown #homebuying #sellyourhome #homesellers #sanjosecalifornia #wealth #downtownsj #bayareahomes #sellhome #firsttimebuyer #bestagentnearme #sanjoserealestate #japantownsj #sellhome #japantownsj #downto...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Woods Estates North Home SOLD- 5 Tamarack Trail Coventry RI Ginny Gorman, Realtor OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $575,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,083 sqftLot: 0.46 acre(s)Year Built: 1992MLS #: 1323735 Location 5 Tamarack TrailCoventry, RI 02816USA Ginny Gorman RI Real Estate Services .(401) 529-7849ribythebay@gmail.comhttps://www.RIHouseHunt.com        Listed by: RI Real Estate Services   Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! .63 Acre Lot in the heart of Mableton now offered at 145K!!! Attention Developers!! .63 ACRE LOT IN THE HEART OF MABLETON WITH R3 AND T 4 ZONING FOR HIGH DENSITY. SITE WOULD BESUITABLE FOR TWO HOUSES OR DUPLEXES, INN OR SMALL APARTMENT TONS OF GROWTH WITH OVER 10 NEW HOME STARTS INTHE IMMEDIATE AREA RANGING FROM MID 300'S TO HIGH 430'S WITHIN 2 MILES OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FOR TOWNHOMEAND SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS FROM TAYLOR MORRISON,KERNLEY FAMILY ROOMS, TRATON HOMES, MERITAGE AND OTHERS.MABLETON RESURGENCE IS NOW ON THE RISE WITH RESTRUCTURING OF THE OLD KMART SHOPPING CENTER AT VETERANS MEMORIAL AND FLOYD/ROADS WITH A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ANCHOR AND COMPLIMENTARY BUSINESSES LIKE ROSS DRESS F…LESS, DD'S DISCOUNT AND OTHER SIMILAR NATION CHAIN STORES. END BUYERS/US...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
The benefits of downsizing to a smaller homeDownsizing to a smaller home can be a major life decision, but it can also come with a variety of benefits. As people get older, they may start to consider downsizing in order to reduce costs, simplify their lives, and increase their mobility. Here are just a few of the benefits of downsizing to a smaller home:Lower costsOne of the biggest benefits of downsizing is the potential for lower costs. A smaller home typically means lower monthly mortgage payments, lower property taxes, and lower utility bills. This can be a major financial advantage, especially for those on a fixed income. In addition to the ongoing costs of homeownership, downsizing can also help to reduce the upfront costs of moving. With a smaller home, there is typically less st...
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