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Eight steps to selling your home

Selling your home can be tough but every owner wants the same thing the best possible deal with the least amount of bother and stress. Whether you’re a first-time home seller or not, you’ll probably have a bunch of questions. Get the basics of selling and stay ahead in the sellers market with this list of helpful answers.

How can a real estate agent help me sell my home

Learn about what the process entails, whether it's a good idea for your situation, and where to get help if you do decide to go it alone. A real estate agent can offer specialized knowledge in research, marketing and negotiations. If you sell your home yourself, you must learn the legal rules that govern real estate transfers in your state, such as who must sign the papers, who can conduct the actual transaction, and what to do if and when encumbrances are discovered that slow down the transfer of ownership.

How to price to sell and still make a profit

Setting the homes selling price is part art and part science. Homes sell at a price a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept. Comparable Properties, Market Conditions, Expected Appreciation, Your real estate agent’s knowledge of the overall market and what’s selling or maybe more importantly, not selling, is invaluable in helping you determine the price.

Practicing good seller's etiquette

Home showings are a very important part of the sale process and a good impression on a buyer shows them why your home for sale is the right one for them. Brush up on the rules of engagement. Here, we offer the do's, don'ts and other protocol for home sellers. These tips on the etiquette for selling your home can help you enjoy this process more and feel good about your eventual sale.

Understanding the buyer

Because so much is at stake, some first time home buyers have a level high of anxiety, so remember you want to create a winning first impression. There are numerous factors that influence a buyer so, whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned seller, your home selling process can be as challenging as learning a new language. Before you make your move, it's important to first understand the steps involved to ensure the smoothest transaction possible.

 

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Increasing your home's appeal

Is your house ready for sale? Here are some simple ways to maximize your home's appeal. Use these tips and strategies on what to do before opening your house to buyers to ensure a successful open house. You only get one chance to make a good first impression and to set your house apart from other properties for sale.