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Negotiating With A Buyer

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 by

Depending on the market in which you are selling, your position in the negotiations with a potential buyer can be either a very comfortable one or a difficult one. In a buyer’s market, you might not have much wiggle room in terms of price and contingencies. In a seller’s market, you might have a lot of room to negotiate. Either way, there are a few things you should know going in. How Low Will You Go? Before you even begin negotiations with a buyer, you need to have a bottom line; this is the lowest price that you will accept for your home. Your REALTORĀ® can help you to

When you have to continue living in a home at the same time you are trying to sell it, keeping it ready for a showing at any time can be a challenge. This challenge is doubled when you have children in your home. You want to be able to accommodate a showing whenever possible in order to get your home sold quickly, but when asked to let people in unexpectedly, getting things in order fast can be a challenge. Here are a few simple tips to get ready for a showing in a hurry! Keep Some Drawer Space Free Keep a drawer in your kitchen as empty as possible so that it can be a catch-all for the

Selling a home is stressful for everyone, and having young children in the house can add to the stress for the parents. Let’s face it-kids have a way of making a mess in a hurry and leaving it behind for someone else to deal with. They are also problematic in other ways when it comes to selling your house. Of course, you can’t ask your kids to move out while you sell-but you can find some smart solutions to the difficulties of selling a home in which children are living. Lower The Clutter Quotient During the home selling process, pack up some of your kids’ excess toys

Should You Show An Empty Home?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 by

If you have already moved out of the house you are selling, you generally have two choices. You can do home staging-either on your own or by hiring a professional-or you can let the house be shown empty. There are pros and cons to both, although many will lean toward the staging option. Consider the possible benefits of showing an empty home, however, before you spend money and time on staging. A Blank Slate When a buyer comes into an empty home, it is easier to visualize their own items in the home. They can picture just where their couch will fit, where to wall mount the big screen TV,

In tough economic times, saving the money that you would have to pay a real estate agent to help you sell your home can be a tempting idea. Sale by owner has become a fairly common practice in many locations, and in some cases it can be successful. But before you consider trying to sell your home without any professional help, there are a few things you should keep in mind-the downside to a sale by owner. Legal Details Selling a home is a complex legal process, and there is a lot of paperwork that needs to be filled out, signed, and filed properly. While showing the home and hosting an

So you are ready to sell, but you know that there are a few things in the home that could stand some updating in order to increase your selling price. Your remodel budget is limited, and you are wondering where to spend it. The good news is that there are some solid answers. But there are certain remodeling jobs that can increase your selling price more than others. Whether you are getting ready to sell or simply want to remodel now for the best value when you do sell later, these are the remodels that give you the best return on investment. The Kitchen Remodeling the kitchen is one of

What Season Is Best To Sell?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 by

So you are ready to sell your house, but you look out the window and see several feet of snow on the ground. Should you bother putting your house on the market in the winter, or should you wait until spring? Is there a better season in which to sell your home? The answers to these questions depend on a few basic factors. Where You Live In a place where the climate is very cold in the winter, it can be wise to wait until spring to sell, because fewer buyers will be venturing out to look at homes. In an area where the sun shines year round, weather is not a concern, and people will have no