Marketing Your Home

Home Seller’s Blues Blog in Top 100 Real Estate Blogs for 2013

  Every now and then it’s nice to get a public “At-A-Girl” for the work you do. So I was delighted when the Home Sellers Blues Blog was selected amongst the top 100 Real Estate blogs to follow in 2013 in an independent survey!  What made this surprise even better is that it’s rated #54, following [...]

Powerful Home Selling “For Sale” Signs

The first thing that grabs house hunters’ attention is the “For Sale” sign as they drive by a property. It can be as basic as a bright red “FOR SALE” sign on a stick — or as artful as a multi-color realty banner swinging on a crafted post. To make these signs even more alluring [...]

Home Selling Advice: Words That Sell a House

When it comes to writing a description to help you sell a house, picking the right words can make all the difference. The reality is that you are in direct competition with experienced wordsmiths who know how to fill a buyer’s mind with beautiful mental images. The right description drives house hunters and real estate [...]

Frustrated Home Seller’s Lament: I don’t want to fix it!

 ”I don’t want to and you can’t make me!” Most everyone has heard a child scream this, but these days a number of home sellers are feeling the same way. When you’re already facing lower property values due to the real estate decline, the last thing you want to do is spend more money enhancing [...]

Home Sellers With Extreme Taste

One of our dear blog readers who sold her home recently wrote to share a quirky home selling issue: Some of the houses she and her family toured before finally buying their next home, looked great from the outside, but once inside, they were bowled over by the home seller’s, let’s call it, extreme taste. [...]

Home Selling Advice from a Happy Home Seller

This story doesn’t start off happy: Jennifer, a home seller in Los Angeles, wrote to tell me about the difficulties she was having with the hefty demands home buyers are making on sellers these days — and wondering if this “bad buyer behavior” was a common phenomena. Jennifer had received her first offer within three [...]

A Home Selling Solution Worth Mentioning…

In this blog, I’ve shared a variety of ideas for helping frustrated home sellers, such as considering a temporary or permanent home exchange, renting out a piece of your home, your land or your entire property, and marketing your home using today’s latest technologies. But there’s another possibility I’ve never mentioned… If you’ve been having [...]

Home Selling Tip: Should I Change Realtors or Not?

A question many frustrated home sellers ask is whether they should switch real estate agents or not. Out of desperation, many sellers want to switch agents, hoping that will help them sell their homes faster. If an agent isn’t putting forth the effort and is not responsive to your communications, that’s understandable. However, that might [...]

Home Selling Tip: Use Your Rooms Right

How you use your home normally might be very different from how you need to display it when it’s on the market. Let’s say you don’t need your dining room, so you’ve turned it into a home office. That might work well for you, but if you keep it looking like an office when you [...]

Home Selling Tip For Comforting Worried Home Buyers

One of the problems of selling a home in today’s slow economy is that many home buyers have this odd look in their eyes when walking through your rooms. Don’t worry, it probably has nothing to do with your decorating skills or color scheme. It has more to do with their own fear and uncertainty. [...]