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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 29
A Realtor, home stager and Inspector walk into a bar...They all order a drink. The Realtor says, “Why do I need a home stager?” The NJ home stager says, “Why do homeowners need a Realtor?” The inspector says, “Every home needs an inspection so why the hell am I here?? The Realtor and Stager say, ...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 2% Of 185,000+ KW Agents Worldwide!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 0
2 Beautiful Mesa, AZ Homes In Our 9/29 Saturday OPEN HOUSE!Click on an address caption to open the blog post for that home on another window Need a sampling of how awesome custom or luxury homes are in the great city of Mesa? Well we got not one but two outstanding homes for sale lined up for you...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 0
★ ★★ BUY   ★   SELL   ★  RENT to OWN  ★★ We Buy  ★  We Sell   ★  Houses   ★  Mobile Homes  ★ Land. ★★ ★ ✴️▐►Home Buyer - Investor Special 3bd-2bd SWMH North Charleston 29406 DEERWOOD MH Park  ►►2989 Twisted Antler Drive. DeerWood MHPSee Our FREE VIP Preferred Buyers List for Even More WholeSale V...

By Ben Williams
(Lake Life Real Estate)
Comments 1
Many times, a seller or their agent may cringe when they receive a VA-Backed Offer. Immediate fears of an intense inspection and overly scrutinized appraisal process. A lot of people have experienced nightmares with a VA loan or know someone who had to deal with the excruciating pain of aa apprai...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Lisbon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for August 2018Experience rural living at its best!  Lisbon is a town located in north-central Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The town has a total area of 29.6 square miles, of which 29.5 square miles is land, and 0.04 square miles is water.This rural communi...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 1
   Located just past the YMCA and the Meadows in Lake Carolina you will find the neighborhood of Sandy Glen. Sandy Glen is a mixture of seasoned homes and new construction homes being built by D.R. Horton. One side of Sandy Glen runs along side Sunset Park which features swings, picnic areas wit...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 0
  Just past Jeep Rogers YMCA in Lake Carolina you will find Cambridge Hills. A neighborhood of single family homes mostly with vinyl siding and some brick accents.    Cambridge Hills is just around the corner from Sunset Park, Lake Carolina Elementary School, and Kelly Mill Middle School. Reside...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 7
Home Staging Tip- YES...Your Curb Appeal Does Matter! You probably have heard how important curb appeal is to marketing your home. The listing agent gave you a list of suggestions and may have offered the name of a good landscaping company as well. The Home Stager repeated the same thing when you...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 14
 This Pottery Barn home was a very popular home once it hit the market!  It took less than 8 hours, and saw a great offer and went under contract.   These Sellers truly take pride of ownership, and now are past the inspection contingency.   It is a cash offer, so we are through all contingencies ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
A home seller told me they can not afford to clean up their home for fall. I wondered how can they not afford to clean up the home. You see they want to list their home. They want top dollar and want to sell it quickly. The yard though is a mess. Lots of leaves already fallen, small branches and ...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC)
Comments 30
 5 Reasons To Sell Your Charlotte Area Home This Fall With the fall season officially upon us in just a few days, here are 5 reasons why it might make sense to sell your Charlotte area home this fall. Strong Buyer Demand: buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes available for sale, e...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Comments 1
Anya Kovalenko just sold this lovely 3/1 pool home in Bartow, FL! Read about it on our blogpost -> Just Sold in Bartow!Anya's client has been looking for a place to downsize into and fell in love with this home! Interested in calling Bartow home? Check out Homes For Sale in Bartow!Our buyers got ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
Comments 1
Sunny Isles Beach offers a lot - location, luxury condo, homes and townhouses, Atlantic Ocean with great beach. Everything is in walking distance in Sunny Isles Beach - shops, restaurants, beach, parks, school. We live and work in Sunny Isles Beach and know our city and each building. You can cou...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 16
For many years prior to the smart phone, the prevalence of the internet and technology, open house were a marketing staple.  But I present to you, that while there is a time and place for open houses, there are far better areas of marketing your home to effectively get a buyer.  Should you have ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 8

By Zdenka "Zee" Mahan, Making Real Estate sale fun- exciting experience!
(Intero / Berkshire Hathaway Maui Properties)
Comments 0
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home prices have appreciated by 6.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 57
As a professional home stager, working in the real estate business, I spend most of my working hours in the homes of others.I never know what I will find at each house I visit. Condition varies from one consult to another. I've been in homes that were spotless and meticulously cared for. More tim...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
#SellYourHomeForMoreandPayLess #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission  #ListYourHome&PayNoCommission #BetterThanFSBO #5StarREALTOR®Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transaction...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Comments 0
Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact that they have on a ho...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
Waukesha WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for August 2018Waukesha 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 ...