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You would never dream of inviting guests to your house without making certain preparations, so don’t invite potential buyers without first making the necessary updates by preparing your home to sell. If you are like most sellers, you want to get as much as possible for your home and you want to do it as quickly as possible. Letting Go After you’ve lived in a house, it becomes much more than four walls and a ceiling. It’s a home and it has a lot of good memories. Your first step to preparing your home to sell is to realize that you will take these memories with you

Once you’ve made the decision to sell your home, it’s time to think about what comes next. Throughout the process, you may find it beneficial to have a checklist to help guide you in some very important choices that you will be making in the coming months. Interview Several REALTORS® A REALTOR® is a person who you will enlist to help with the selling of your home. Just like no two homes are alike, no two owners are alike and each has different needs when it comes to real estate. The REALTOR® that you ultimately choose will have access to your home at any time and will be

Pricing Your Home To Sell

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 by

In addition to location and condition, the asking price of a home is at the top of the list of important considerations. When a potential buyer is looking for a property, they want to get the best possible value for their dollar. This doesn’t mean that a home should be priced too low, but it does mean that knowing how to price your home is a must. Know The Value Regardless of whether you are in a buyer’s market or seller’s market, it’s important for every seller to know the actual value of their home with the help of an appraisal. With this information, you will be

When we have pets, they quickly become a part of our family. But when it comes to selling your home, potential buyers may not be impressed by the presence of your four-legged family member. Whether it’s due to allergies or a simple case of not being a lover of animals, many buyers shy away from a home with pets. The good news is that there are strategies you can employ to sell your house without a ruff time. A Foolproof Solution If you worry about potential home buyers being scared off by the presence of your pet, find an alternate location for them while you are showing the home.

When a homeowner lists their house with a REALTOR®, they may choose to store their house keys in the lockbox for easy access for the REALTOR® showing the home. In fact, these handy accessories have all but replaced the need to keep a key under the mat. And not to mention, they are a lot more effective and secure. Why REALTORS® Use A Lockbox It’s no surprise that REALTORS® like to sell houses, but they wouldn’t be in business for long if the homes they show were to be vandalized or illegally accessed by an unlawful individual. A lockbox works to prevent anyone, other than

Every homeowner must set an asking price when listing their home on the market, but what happens when you don’t receive any offers? Just as it’s important to know when it’s time to sell, it’s important to recognize the right time to reduce the price. Supply & Demand If a lot of homes are currently listed on the market or your home is overpriced, it may be time to consider a price reduction if you hope to stay competitive. If five different stores sold your favorite soda, what would motivate you to buy from one over the others? If you are like most, the cost

You have put your home up for sale and done everything your agent has advised you to do to prepare your property for sale, but still no offers have come in. If you suspect your neighbor’s property is preventing your home from appealing to potential buyers, there are a few things you can do to remedy this situation. Here are some tips for dealing with problem neighbors while selling your home. Are Your Neighbors The Problem? Before banging down the neighbor’s door and blaming them for your home’s lack of appeal, you’ll first want to make sure that is really the

Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home Here are the most common mistakes people make when selling their property. Home Is Priced Too High This will certainly turn buyers off, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere. Home Is In Bad Condition While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs that need to be made, or it is terribly

Creating Curb Appeal

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 by

If you’re selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to improve your property’s potential value and appeal. Creating curb appeal is one of the most effective and easy ways to accomplish this and to increase the interest of potential buyers in your home. Here are some simple and inexpensive ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal. Use Color Effectively Color can be a power tool in attracting people to your home. If the exterior of your home could use a fresh coat of paint or a new door, this is a great opportunity to add some points of interest to your

Anything that could be potentially harmful to the new occupant or the home itself must be addressed in the seller’s disclosure. Seller disclosure can include previous damage, homeowner’s association fees, or any number of other things. Following is more information about home seller disclosure obligations. Be sure your agent shows you the disclosure document before signing. You are responsible for the accuracy of the document, and can be held liable for any inaccurate information contained within it. Know your local disclosure requirements. While there are federal disclosure

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