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By Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA
(Keller Williams Realty)
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HOME UNDER CONTRACT IN MANCHACA!South Austin Gem in a great location. Former model home with tons of custom upgrades.Lush professional landscaping greets you upon arrival and invites you into the shade of the large covered front porch. Once inside, you feel right at home in the ideal open layout ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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So Who Does Pay for the Staging?  Will Hamm asked in the Q&A section “If a client asks you to stage their home, who pays for it?” Of course, I have my own opinion on the subject, as did the agents who responded to the question.  When I started staging in 2007, the market was already turning towar...

By Wendy Rawley, Orange County's "Local" Real Estate Expert
(The Wendy Rawley Team)
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The top reason homeowners cited for not listing their home for sale in 2018, was their belief that they would be unable to find a home to buy. After 3 years of declining inventory for sale, we’re finally starting to see more listings come to market! Let’s get together to chat about what this mean...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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DILWORTH OPEN HOUSESUN January 20 - 1:00 - 3:00PM1536 Ideal Way, Charlotte, NC 28203 Know anyone looking for a fabulous home in Dilworth? We'll be hosting an Open House at 1536 Ideal Way on SUNDAY, January 20 from 1:00 to 3:00. Come join us and tour this beautiful home - right around the corner f...

By Laura Filip, What can we do for you today?
(Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life )
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Help out the Appraiser it can  be done....  Your house is now under contract.... what are the next steps in the process. The earnest money has been delivered to the title company , the option fee check has been delivered to the owner of the property. The inspection date has been set. The inspecti...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha County WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for December 2018Discover Waukesha WI – a place that combines a charming small town feel with excellent amenities of the big city.The name “Waukesha” is an Anglicization of the Potawatomi name “Wau-tsha,”. The name comes from the first leader of t...

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))
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Don't Miss Our 8-Home Tour This 1/19 Saturday At The Groves In NE Mesa! Our OPEN HOUSE Extravaganza returns and this time, we're showcasing 8+ homes at The Groves in Northeast Mesa! Look forward to a weekend filled with some of the best homes in the market today all located in a fabulous East Val...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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 Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a Penthouse Condo in the highly desirable Cape Harbour neighborhood. This is the largest floor plan available and the only floor plan with a bonus room for storage or a small office. This condo comes with two dedicated parking spaces located right next to ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Yes, Virginia, There Really Is a Garage.While searching for a house in Houston, I reminded myself of some of the staging posts I’ve written. I have had the “joy” of looking for a house...starting online and then seeing it for real.   One area that always surprises me is the garage. Now in the are...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Beautiful Home in Covington List Price $465,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,290 sqftLot: 4,500 sqftYear Built: 2013MLS #: 1401679 Location 25917 168th Place SECovington, WA 98042 Description *Just Listed* This well maintained 4 bed 2.5 ba...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest TimeIn order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more offers you will get. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want...

By HomeSalesForce.com Team Powered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
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Check it out!! 3 bed/2 bath manufactured home on 2 acre lot in Ball Ground! A little elbow grease will make this gem shine! Homes Close to Where You Work Follow This Home! Free Home Values Ball Ground Homes for Sale Schedule a Showing/Request Info Presented By: Showing Agent: John Thomas eXp Rea...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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7964 PLANTATION LAKES DRIVE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL Here is a beautiful .84 acre vacant lot on a quiet cul-de-sac and a corner lot behind the prestigious gates of PGA Village in Port St Lucie FL.The PGA Village is home to 3 PGA Golf Courses, 2 Club Houses, and quiet, security patrolled streets. Ve...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Only took the weekend before we saw an offer at this remodeled condo on Cheesman Park!   We are past the inspection and was a cash transaction, so no appraisal needed.    1265 Race Street #504Denver, CO  80206Priced at $285,000 This large one bedroom condo has been remodeled, and the following i...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Oh, I remember this scene like it was yesterday. There I was, standing in the pouring rain, squeezed under an eave with my back flat against the wall to stay somewhat dry. Although, I was also splattered with mud, pretty much head to foot, due to riding ATVs in the rain and mud of Hilo. Trying to...

By Kathryn Gorham, Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast
(Green Key Realty)
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119 Creek Line Drive - Newport NC Love the outdoors? This home is calling to you. You can just feel the serenity and privacy in the back yard of this home. Yet the ocean is only 6 miles and 12 minutes away. Extended living space with multi-level decking for shade, grilling and sunning. Great man ...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
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Haven Realty & Investments has sold another one! This property was located near Downtown Winter Haven, near plenty of medical facilities, Polk State College, and easy access to shopping and entertainment.  The kitchen with breakfast bar open into the living room and a spacious dining room is just...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida, The Finest in Coastal Luxury Living...
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You only have one chance to make a first impression.  When selling luxury Real Estate, this is even more important.  It is critical to stand out from the competition.Luxury Home Marketing Expert Joyce Marsh shares secrets to creating beautiful photography for luxury home marketing in the Central ...

By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
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As a realtor, you know that property price determines the level of interest in a property you're selling. From the number of showings, to the number and quality of offers, to the way clients rate your services, price is key. Unfortunately, it is also something about which clients have very strong...

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))
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Our 3-Home Mesa, AZ OPEN HOUSE Starts Friday w/ A BEST HOME ON TOUR Winner!Our showcase of fabulous homes in an amazing East Valley city continues this weekend headlined by no less than by SEVRAR's BEST HOME ON TOUR! Find out this Friday what made a 5.5 Bed 5.5 Bath Arcadia-style Home at Estates ...