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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  110 Fairfield Drive, Catonsville, Maryland Click here to Get Directions         Photos Maps & Local Schools Print $ CLICK FOR CURRENT PRICE 2 BEDROOMS 1 BATHROOMS 12262 sqft Lot Contact the Official Listing Agent, Ellie McIntire with Keller Williams with any questions you may have. Call - 240-389-3745 or 276-696-6930  There are very few homes that can boast the ability to easily walk to 21 different eateries offering an amazing range of delicious food AND (almost) 3 ice cream locations too. Nestled in the incredibly desirable and friendly Summit Park community, lifestyle is living large, but this sweet home offers perfectly petite one level living. On the middle of a delightful tree lined street, sitting on a lush, flat .28 acre lot there are so many gems that this home offers. 2 bedr...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Many years ago I was the listing agent for a lovely colonial in Glenn Dale, MD. The sellers were repeat clients of mine and trusted my opinion on how to get their home looking its best - online and in person. I edited their belongings, removed some items, and brought in others. It paid off. We were under contract rather quickly. However, the week of closing - and after my sellers had fully vacated the property - the contract fell apart because the buyer had lost his job but "forgot" to mention it to their agent and lender. When the lender called for final verification of employment, he was told that the buyer had been fired. So back on the market we went. This time, however, the home was completely empty, and new potential home buyers struggled to visualize it as their home. The dining ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
0 Vac/Vic Avenue T12/180 Ste Ave Black Butte CA 93591: Accepting Backup Offers... I am super proud of this transaction. First my niche market being a Land Listing and Selling Agent in California and second niche being International Realtor who speaks German & Hungarian got me the listing.Just to be clear in 29+ years this is my smallest list priced vacant lot. I hear my father in the back of my head: Every Dollar is a Dollar! So, with that said what is even more exciting that I told the sellers we need to plan on a year or so to sell it. Well, go figure 13 Days after I listed it we are in Escrow!Directions: Head 138St East to 170th E head North to Ave T head East to 180th St ERemarks: This is the least expensive vacant lot on the market in the 93591-zip code. Truly a fantastic investmen...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Welcome to Gaithersburg, Maryland - a vibrant city that offers a diverse range of neighborhoods to suit every homebuyer's needs. Whether you're searching for a family-friendly community, trendy urban living, or tranquil suburbs, Gaithersburg has it all. As a seasoned buyer's agent and expert in Gaithersburg MD's real estate market, I am here to guide you through the process of finding your dream home in one of the best neighborhoods this city has to offer.In this Neighborhood Spotlight, I will take you on a virtual tour of Gaithersburg's hidden gems and prime locations. From exploring the diverse and family-friendly communities to uncovering trendy urban neighborhoods, we will discover the best areas to meet your unique preferences and lifestyle. Along the way, we'll also delve into the...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Welcome to our guide on selling your Maryland home! If you're looking to sell your property in Maryland and want to maximize your profits while saving money, you've come to the right place. In this article, I will provide you with expert advice, top dollar strategies, money-saving techniques, and valuable real estate tips that will help you navigate the home selling process with confidence.Selling a home can be a complex endeavor, but with the right knowledge and strategies, you can achieve your selling goals successfully. Whether you're a first-time seller or experienced in the real estate market, our comprehensive guide will equip you with the necessary tools and insights to make informed decisions at every step of the selling journey. Key Takeaways:​ Learn top dollar strategies for s...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Homes
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
The Front Door Steals the Show...One of the fastest ways to sell your home, is to make sure your"Front Door Steals The Show". Joyce Marsh Interior Designer and Luxury Real Estate Specialist recommends that before you put up a For Sale Sign, there are steps you should take to make sure that your home has that special ingredient known as  "curb appeal".  Most home buyers will do a "drive-by" before they actualy schedule a showing.  This means that they are taking a looksy at your home and if it doesn't look good, the interest stops right there.You only have one chance to make a great impression, and when you have your home on the market, this is even more true. Take a walk around your neighborhood to see how your home looks from "the street view".  Take a look at your home from all differ...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
OPEN HOUSE TOUR5932 High Hampton Lane SE Mableton, GA 30126April 20 & 21,2024Saturday - Sunday1-3 PM4 Beds & 3.5 Bath$515,000Don't miss this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath 2 story home in Volunteer Ridge. Inviting entrance foyer, hardwood floors, spacious family room w/fireplace & kitchen w/breakfast area, island & walk-in pantry. Large master suite w/double vanity, sep shower & whirlpool tub. Generous sized secondary bedrooms. Great outdoor living on the patio overlooking fenced, level backyard w/sprinkler system. See you there!Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠®Keller Williams Realty Cityside⁠770-874-6200 x 6233
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
174 Berryhill Ct W. Hempstead asking $899,989; several bids & a bidding war ensued from my clients at the 1st OPEN HOUSE Going to Contract in< 7 days! We can do the same 4 yours, why wait, don't miss this incredibly "HOT MARKET" on Long Island, NY 4 your "next place to call home." Search Here: https://WWW.Li-RealEstate.ComCall Phil for a "FREE" 15-minute consultation @ Turn Key Real Estate: 1-888-355-1385
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By April Swenson, CRS and Managing Broker - Ocean Shores Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers)
OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATEJust SoldSOLD 4/17/24: Park Place unit 1N-Week E, #OceanShores, WA.This Timeshare features 2 BD, 1.75 BA, 950 sq.ft. on the beautiful Pacific Ocean near the Jetty. Ground-floor, north-unit.Sold for $3,850 cash.Congratulations to my Sellers!!! They were so sweet to work with, and very appreciative of my work on this listing/sale.And I thank God for His blessings.
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Important insight! Curb appeal plays a crucial role in attracting buyers to a for sale by owner property. This blog likely offers tips and ideas for enhancing curb appeal to make a great first impression.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Home's Exterior: A Comprehensive Guide to Boosting Curb Appeal One of the most critical aspects of selling your home is its exterior presentation. Curb appeal isn't just a buzzword; it's a powerful tool that can either draw in prospective buyers or send them hurrying in the opposite direction. Imagine your home as a book and its exterior as the cover—it's the first thing people see, and it sets the tone for what's inside. So, how can you ensure your home's exterior makes a lasting impression? Let'...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Selling your property in Charleston or Summerville, SC, doesn't have to be complicated. With the right approach and the assistance of experienced professionals, you can navigate the process smoothly and efficiently.At GetFairCashOfferSC.com, we specialize in providing fair cash offers for properties in Charleston and Summerville. Whether you're selling a house, mobile home, or land, we streamline the selling process to ensure a hassle-free experience for our clients.Charleston and Summerville are renowned for their vibrant communities, historic charm, and picturesque landscapes. As such, the real estate market in these areas can be competitive. However, with our expertise and local knowledge, we can help you position your property effectively to attract potential buyers.SCInvestmentProp...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Waukesha County 4 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report March 2024Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston, RE/MAX   Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County, WI for March 2024.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is Kristin Johnston.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Waukesha County, WI 3 bedroom homes for the last 30 days. Are you looking to buy a house in Waukesha County? Wondering what your Waukesha County Home is worth? Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at kjohnston@remax.net. I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with Waukesha Real Estate and Pewaukee Real Estate.  In fact, I have lived in Waukesha, WI since 1997.   Review my many happy client tes...
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By Bob Elliot, 30+ Yrs Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
Homes are more than just a building. They are filled with memories of children taking their first steps, holidays that were celebrated with family members and friends, and Super Bowl parties filled with smiles and cheers.These memories are priceless; however, people cannot let emotions cloud their judgment when they are trying to sell a house. Instead, it is important to focus on the building. There are a few tips that everyone should follow as they try to figure out how much their home is worth.Be ReasonableThe first tip is not to price a home too high out of the gate. While it is tempting to start high and reduce when necessary, the reality is that a price that is too high is going to scare off potential offers. It is better to start with a reasonable price that will get people intere...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Using a real estate agent like Thomas Santore who has a track record of successfully selling vacant land in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties can greatly benefit you as a seller. Their experience and expertise in the local market will ensure that your land is priced competitively and marketed effectively to attract the right buyers. Additionally, their negotiation skills and knowledge of the land selling process can help you navigate any challenges that may arise during the transaction. Overall, working with a seasoned real estate agent like Thomas Santore can streamline the selling process and maximize your chances of a successful sale. Call Tom at 845-590-5488 for a competitive market analysis today!!!! 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
1553 Cliff Dr Los Angeles CA 90065: Accepting Backup Offers...Directions : Head North on San Fernando Rd to Future St to Kemper St to Cliff DrRemarks : Huge Price reduction, this is the best priced view lot in Mount Washington area. One of the largest lots in the area and it has a gentle up slope, truly a rare find in the area. Great for a developer or for an owner user who wants to build a view home in the coveted Mount Washington area of Los Angeles. All the utilities are in the street all you have to do is connect to them. Seller financing is available, reach out to the listing agent for details as well as a Plat Map.Agent Remarks : Please email listing agent for a plat map homes@endrebarath.com as well as seller financing detailsShowing Remarks : email listing agent for a plat map a...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spring into action. Here’s some information that could help answer that question for you.In the housing market, there’s a longstanding relationship between mortgage rates and buyer demand. Typically, the higher rates are, you’ll see lower buyer demand. That’s because some people who want to move will be hesitant to take on a higher mortgage rate for their next home. So, they decide to wait it out and put their plans on hold.But when rates start to come down, things change. It goes from limited or weak demand to good or strong demand. That’s because a big portion of the buyers who sat on the sidelines when rates were higher are going to jump back in and make t...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
When it comes to selling your home, there are things you can do that will make the process easier. On the flip side, there are also things that can make the process more difficult, stressful, and time-consuming, or even put your home sale in jeopardy.So, what things shouldn’t you do if you’re trying to sell your home?A recent article from realtor.com:  https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-selling-habits-to-ditch-before-they-sabotage-your-sale/ outlined habits homeowners need to ditch if they want to successfully sell their home, including: Forgoing concessions. In a seller’s market, many sellers feel that they have the upper hand. But while you may have the advantage, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything to woo buyers. Being completely unwilling to negotiate can turn away...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Great news! I'm delighted to share that my latest listing in Canyon Creek, located at 10218 Open Gate Drive, has closed. I stopped over the day before closing to make sure the house was cleaned, yard mowed, garbage cans emptied, put away and left a sheet for the buyer and their agent for their walkthrough with important details they might need to know for the home.The house next door I listed and closed in 2017 and love what they have done to make it their own. The house a few doors down I sold to wonderful clients in 2019, they love the community and updated so many things, including adding a pool! The house across the street I listed in 2007 and the transformation is stunning.The new buyers are going to find they moved to a wonderful interior street on a quiet cul-de-sac within Canyon...
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By April Swenson, CRS and Managing Broker - Ocean Shores Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers)
OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATEJust SoldSOLD 4/15/24: Polynesian unit 106, #OceanShores, WA.This is a hotel condo located in downtown Ocean Shores at 615 Ocean Shores Blvd NW. This unit is a studio with 2 queen beds and a full bath.Sold for $14,400 cash.Congratulations to my Sellers!!! Also, thanks to Eric B., Buyer's Broker, for working with me. And I do thank God for His blessings. :-)
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