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How To Sell Your Home

Improve Your Home’s Value The general rule in real estate is that buyers seek the least expensive home in the best neighborhood they can afford. This means you want to put on the market a home that fits with the neighborhood but is not over-improved. For example, if most homes in your neighborhood have three bedrooms, two baths and 2,500 square feet of finished space, a property with five bedrooms, more baths and far more space would likely be priced much higher and would be more difficult to sell. Improvements should be made so that the property shows well, reflects community preferences and does not involve capital investments, the cost of which cannot be recovered from the sale. Cosmetic improvements, paint, wallpaper, landscaping, etc., help a home show better and often are good investments. Mechanical repairs that ensure all systems and appliances are in good working condition are required to get a top price. Prepare to sell your house Home selling has become more complex than it used to be. New seller disclosure statements, longer and more mysterious form agreements, and a range of environmental concerns have all emerged in the past decade. Find a Realtor® In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Those professionals are the local Realtors who serve your area. Set the list price of your home Several factors, including market conditions and interest rates, will determine how much you can get for your home. In other words, home selling is part art, part science, part marketing, and part negotiation. Market your house for maximum exposure Your Realtor should share a marketing plan with you, but the more you know about the process of selling your home the easier it is to support your Realtor’s efforts. Make your home sell fast with these tips. Negotiate a real estate offer Perhaps the most complex moment in the sales process comes when you get an offer for your home. Whether you have one offer or several to consider, these tips will help you navigate the negotiation. The art of settling When you have a signed contract with the buyer for your home, you may feel as if you can breathe a sigh of relief. But before you can completely relax you need to get to the settlement table. Plan your move Some of the activities required to sell your home can actually help with the moving process. For example, by cleaning out closets, the basement, and the attic, you will have less to do once the home is under contract. Here’s some more home selling information compiments of news channel 9: Take Note Of These Things When Selling Your Home Now is the season for home buying and selling. Many people put their homes on the market this time of year and they often make costly mistakes in the process. We have a list of things we need to avoid when selling. Some people want to sell their home without a real estate agent. But before you put up the "For Sale" sign, there are some things you need to think about so you don't get short changed. First, don't price your home wrong. "Yahoo Real Estate" says most people think their home is worth more than it really is. For this, you can hire an appraiser to figure out the best price. Click the linke below to get more home selling info: Continue reading this article from news9.com

Why it might be better to list your home

in the winter than spring

Most of us think that selling your home in the Spring is your best bet. But selling in the winter may even be better. Justin Pierce is a real estate investor and real estate agent who regularly writes about his experiences buying, renovating and selling houses in the Washington area. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: The best time to sell a home is in the spring.  I think most real estate professionals would agree.  But when exactly is the spring market?  Most people would probably say that the spring market starts in April and runs through June. However, our market is still trying to work out a lot of the problems of 2008 and I’ve been seeing a trend over the past couple of years that makes me think that the prime selling time is creeping up into earlier months of the year.  In my opinion, the best time to get your home on the market is March, maybe even February.  And in some cases, you may do best avoiding the peak markets all together. When the market collapsed, it left a lot of homeowners stuck.  Many owners were inclined to sell but they didn’t want to sell in a down market or they were underwater and couldn’t sell.  Those owners waited and watched as the market slowly recovered.  Then, in about 2013, it seems like many of these stuck owners were finally in a position to sell and they all listed their homes in the spring.  So the market has been trying to work out this imbalance in this manner every spring over the past couple of years. I remember riding through the neighborhood a few springs back and I was really surprised by the large number of for-sale signs I saw posted in yards.  I was really optimistic about the year.  Homes were hitting the market and sales were strong.  But as the spring progressed, my optimism faded.  The problem was that there were suddenly too many homes on the market.  The supply, or actually over- supply, was having a chilling effect on prices. The author makes some good points. Some things to consider.
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