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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Exciting Real Estate Opportunity in Mableton!Get ready for a rare chance to own a slice of paradise in the heart of Mableton! Introducing our upcoming listing – a stunning .5 acre property that combines luxury living with nature's tranquility.Nestled in a prime location, this spacious .5 acre lot offers the perfect canvas for your dream home. Imagine waking up to the serene beauty of Mableton, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature.Whether you're looking to build your forever home or invest in a prime piece of real estate, this listing is a golden opportunity. Act fast to secure your spot in this sought-after community!Don't miss it out! Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠® Keller Williams Realty Cityside⁠ 770-874-6200 x 6233 678.929.2330 #MabletonSpecialist #...
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Top Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home:Working AloneSelling by yourself might save commission fees, but you miss out on a real estate agent's invaluable market knowledge and network. And having your home in the MLS alerts agents that will show and possibly make an offer much quicker than selling on your own.OverpricingHigh pricing can initially seem beneficial, but it often leads to a need for price reductions after missing the critical initial listing period. Buyers see a price reduction as there must be something wrong with the home that it had a price reduction and that can be very hard to overcome. Skipping RepairsSimple tasks like painting are essential, but addressing major issues is equally important for a successful sale. If buyers come through your home and see a lot of d...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This insightful guide offers valuable insights into the impact of repairs on your home's marketability and potential sale price. Whether you're weighing the cost-benefit of repairs or seeking advice on which repairs to prioritize, this blog provides practical tips to help you make informed decisions. Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP When contemplating repairs before putting your home on the market, it's essential to recognize that the decision is a highly individual one. A seasoned and professional Realtor such as Nancy Moore Needham Realtor can be an invaluable ally in navigating this process, guiding you towards the most beneficial choices tailored to your specific circumstances. Addressing minor issues, such as applying a fresh coat of paint or fixing small repai...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE1161 Bingham Rd Douglasville, Georgia 301343 Beds & 2 Bath$279,900Welcome home to Douglasville, where comfort meets charm! This delightful property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the added bonus of a double lot for future expansion. Nestled in Douglas County, this home provides a serene small-town atmosphere with easy access to major shopping at Arbor Place Mall, just 10 minutes away. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the rural feel of Douglasville and proximity to Hiram, offering additional shopping and dining options. Downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and the upscale delights of Buckhead are all within a 30-45 minute drive. Sports enthusiasts will love the quick 25-minute drive to The Braves Stadium for world-class entertainment. Douglasville, si...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
When contemplating repairs before putting your home on the market, it's essential to recognize that the decision is a highly individual one. A seasoned and professional Realtor such as Nancy Moore Needham Realtor can be an invaluable ally in navigating this process, guiding you towards the most beneficial choices tailored to your specific circumstances.Addressing minor issues, such as applying a fresh coat of paint or fixing small repairs, can significantly enhance your home's overall appeal. However, it's crucial to engage in a thoughtful discussion with your Realtor to assess the potential impact of each repair on the market value. This strategic evaluation involves weighing the benefits against the associated costs, ensuring that you make informed decisions aligned with your selling ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
✴️▐►We BUY - SELL for CASH Houses-Mobile Homes Charleston-SummervilleSELL Get Fair Cash Offer LAND HOUSES MOBILE HOMES Summerville★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST  ★We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ★ ★BUY HERE: AVAILABLE  TODAY!!3bd - 1ba BRICK HOUSE PLUS LAND – Yard - Shed!MORE! … SEE On Our WEBSITE HEREWholeSale Buyer Values  🈚▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com HOMES  ★   Are Now Available   ★★ ★ We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes  - Land                                                                                                                    ★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST ★SELL  CASHOFFEROPTIONSC.com MOBILE HOMES Charleston-SummervilleCharleston SELL. CASH OFFER OPTION We BUY HOUSES Mobile Homes Land Charleston-Summerville ★ ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
I recently got a call from a lady looking for an apartment rental. She needed to find something but was not in a hurry.  She said her home was selling in a month.  I explained how we hardly have any rentals in our town, she would have better luck in the nearby cities. I then said surely your Realtor told you of the severe shortage of rentals.  She said No,  I sold the property on my own and I do not want to live in the city.  Me:  Oh then I hope in your Purchase agreement it says you have to find suitable housing, a place to live.  No,  I didn't know.   I felt so bad for her.  She was concerned she was going to be homeless. I was not able to find a rental for her and I'm not sure what happened.  I understand some folks feel they can sell on their own and they have that option. Yet ther...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Now is the ideal time to begin preparing your home if you plan to sell it this spring. As the market prepares for its busiest season, it will be crucial to ensure that your home stands out from the competition.Here are some helpful pointers to help you prepare your home for the market.  Declutter and OrganizeBuyers are influenced by first impressions, and a messy home can quickly turn them off. Spend some time organizing and decluttering each room before listing. More than just organizing your belongings, decluttering aims to make your house feel open and spacious so that prospective buyers can picture themselves living there. As per Moving.com:"Organizing and decluttering your space will make it much more appealing to potential buyers. Decluttering will make it easier for them to pictu...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
I recently got a call from a lady looking for an apartment rental. She needed to find something but was not in a hurry.  She said her home was selling in a month. I explained how we hardly have any rentals in our town, she would have better luck in the nearby cities. I then said surely your Realtor told you of the severe shortage of rentals. She said No,  I sold the property on my own and I do not want to live in the city. Me:  Oh then I hope in your Purchase agreement it says you have to find suitable housing, a place to live. No,  I didn't know.  I felt so bad for her.  She was concerned she was going to be homeless. I was not able to find a rental for her and I'm not sure what happened. I understand some folks feel they can sell on their own and they have that option. Yet there are t...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
From enhancing curb appeal to decluttering and staging, this guide offers valuable insights to ensure a successful spring listing. Whether you're a first-time seller or an experienced homeowner, now is the time to start preparing your house for a spring sale.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP f you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First impressions matter, and if your house is a mess, that can easily turn off potential buyers. Before listing, take the time to declutter and org...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
From assessing structural integrity to evaluating mechanical systems, these checklists provide a step-by-step approach to understanding your property's condition. Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Navigating the home buying and selling process can be daunting, but a comprehensive home inspection is a crucial step that can ease uncertainties. For both buyers and sellers, preparing for a home inspection is key to a smooth transaction. This blog post provides detailed checklists to help both parties get ready for this important step. For Sellers: Preparing Your Home. Some of these tasks may be outside of your capabilities, in those cases, you should hire a professional to help complete these tasks, such as cleaning out the gutters or getting on the roof.  First and fore...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog provides valuable insights into adapting your staging approach to appeal to the current market, ensuring your property stands out and makes a lasting impression.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Home staging is the art of preparing your home for sale by highlighting its best features and creating a welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers. Home staging can make a big difference in how quickly and how much your home sells for, especially in a competitive market. But home staging is not a one-size-fits-all strategy. Depending on the season and the market trends, you may need to adjust your home staging to suit the preferences and expectations of the buyers. Here are some tips on how to update your home staging according to the season and market trends. Seaso...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it'll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First impressions matter, and if your house is a mess, that can easily turn off potential buyers. Before listing, take the time to declutter and organize each room. Decluttering is about more than just tidying up – it's about creating a sense of space and openness that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home. According to Moving.com: “Decluttering and organizing your space will go a long way in appealing to potential buyers. . ....
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By Tom Hurley, Residential and commercial inspector.
(Double H Inspections)
Navigating the home buying and selling process can be daunting, but a comprehensive home inspection is a crucial step that can ease uncertainties. For both buyers and sellers, preparing for a home inspection is key to a smooth transaction. This blog post provides detailed checklists to help both parties get ready for this important step.For Sellers: Preparing Your Home.Some of these tasks may be outside of your capabilities, in those cases, you should hire a professional to help complete these tasks, such as cleaning out the gutters or getting on the roof. First and foremost clean up your house, both inside and outside. Making your home presentable is a must!Exterior Checklist: Ensure the roof is clear of debris and visible damage. Clean gutters and downspouts.Add downspout extensions i...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD!** 1212 Kerr Lake Dr in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Need help selling your southeast NC home? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS!
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
 BUY - SELL for CASH Houses-Mobile Homes Charleston-SummervilleSELL Get Fair Cash Offer LAND HOUSES MOBILE HOMES Summerville★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST  ★We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ★ ★BUY HERE: AVAILABLE  TODAY!!3bd - 1ba BRICK HOUSE PLUS LAND – Yard - Shed!MORE! … SEE On Our WEBSITE HEREWholeSale Buyer Values  🈚▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com HOMES  ★   Are Now Available   ★★ ★ We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes  - Land                                                                                                                    ★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST ★SELL  CASHOFFEROPTIONSC.com MOBILE HOMES Charleston-SummervilleCharleston SELL. CASH OFFER OPTION We BUY HOUSES Mobile Homes Land Charleston-Summerville ★ ★ SELL...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
 BUY - SELL for CASH Houses-Mobile Homes Charleston-SummervilleSELL Get Fair Cash Offer LAND HOUSES MOBILE HOMES Summerville★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST  ★We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes - Land ★ ★BUY HERE: AVAILABLE  TODAY!!3bd - 1ba BRICK HOUSE PLUS LAND – Yard - Shed!MORE! … SEE On Our WEBSITE HEREWholeSale Buyer Values  🈚▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com HOMES  ★   Are Now Available   ★★ ★ We BUY and We SELL Houses - Mobile Homes  - Land                                                                                                                    ★  BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST ★SELL  CASHOFFEROPTIONSC.com MOBILE HOMES Charleston-SummervilleCharleston SELL. CASH OFFER OPTION We BUY HOUSES Mobile Homes Land Charleston-Summerville ★ ★ SELL...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Florida Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
If you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it'll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready.Declutter and OrganizeFirst impressions matter, and if your house is a mess, that can easily turn off potential buyers. Before listing, take the time to declutter and organize each room. Decluttering is about more than just tidying up – it's about creating a sense of space and openness that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home. According to Moving.com: “Decluttering and organizing your space will go a long way in appealing to potential buyers. . . .de...
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By Jennifer Carstensen -The Real Estate Agency, We specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(The Real Estate Agency (Office License: 265417))
f you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready.Declutter and OrganizeFirst impressions matter, and if your house is a mess, that can easily turn off potential buyers. Before listing, take the time to declutter and organize each room. Decluttering is about more than just tidying up – it’s about creating a sense of space and openness that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home. According to Moving.com:“Decluttering and organizing your space will go a long way in appealing to potential buyers. . . .decl...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Are you planning on selling your Silver Spring, MD home this spring? Then the time to start preparing is now. Don't underestimate the time it takes to properly prepare your home for sale! You want your home to be in the best possible showing condition to attract the most buyers and the best offers. A properly prepared and staged home (at Thompson Company, home staging is part of our listing service and always included) is key to making a great first impression - virtually (professional photography is also part of our listing package) and in person. Keep in mind, that you only get one chance to make a great first impression. What are some of the things you'll need to tackle?Decluttering: having lived in a home for many years often means having accumulated lots of stuff. You want to go th...
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