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10 Seller Mistakes
Selling a home should be like
any other business transaction, but all too often sellers make
emotional or impulsive decisions that cost them money and time.
Choosing the right Realtor to market a property and negotiate the sale is the
most important step in the process.
to Sell Your Home at the Highest Possible Price
Making a mistake in selling a home can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars
in lost profit. Often home sellers make the same mistakes over and over. Avoiding
these mistakes is easy and takes little time and effort on your part. Take
the time with your home sale and follow the guidelines
to Get Every Dollar You Deserve
The ability to reap additional profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished
easily enough if you make the right improvements. Basic, simple and inexpensive
improvements can provide an improved emotional response in a potential buyer.
Questions To Ask Your Realtor
Most of us sell only a small number of homes in our lifetimes. With limited
experience in real estate how are we to be capable of maximizing the profits
from our home sale?
For Sale By Owners! Why People Are Afraid...
Many homeowners believe that to maximize their profit on a home sale
they should sell it themselves. However, close to half of the FSBOs
said that they would hire a professional next time they sold. Thirty
percent said they were unhappy with the results they achieved by choosing
To Ask The Right Questions Before You List
Your listing has expired and now youre wondering what to do. The most
important question you must ask is, "Where did I go wrong?".
Selling Mistakes You Don't Want to Make!
Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for his or her
product. Ironically, the best way to do this is NOT to list your
product at an excessively high price!
Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands
Selling your home can be an exhausting experience. Last minute walk throughs,
inconvenient calls, price adjustment and the possibility of being stuck with
two mortgages are real concerns. If you are not completely prepared you could
end up losing hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in profit.
Things Your Agent Must Do To Maximize Your Profits!
Ready to place your home on the market? Do you understand the process and
details of selling a home? Before you list with an agent, educate yourself
on all the factors that will affect your profit. Be as informed as possible
so you can make the absolutely best business decisions. After all, the sale
of your home is a business decision!
Your Home for Top Dollar
The absolute # 1 tip I can offer you to help you get the most money possible
for your home is this. Make sure you get full MLS (Multiple Listing Service)
coverage. Don't look at any offers until you are sure your home is on the
Listing Agents Role in Marketing Your Home
Every home seller likes to be assured that their listing agent and or
the real estate company will run ads featuring their home.
Tips on Preparing your Home For Sale
If you are thinking of selling your home, there are a number of things
you can do to improve the showability of your home. But first, lets
look at your home through the eyes of the buyer.
Condition - Sellers What to Expect...
Most sellers are required by law to disclose facts and defects, which
materially affect the value or desirability of their home. The Transfer
Disclosure Statement (TDS) helps the seller meet this requirement
by providing a standardized format for most basic information.
Both buyer and seller deserve the assurance that no funds or property
will change hands until all of the instructions in the Purchase
Contract have been satisfied. Buyers and sellers submit signed
documents and buyers deposit money to be held by an independent
neutral third party (Escrow).
The Listing Price
Pricing your home is an art not a science. Achieving the optimal
prices is the result of both objective research into similar
properties and instinct in determining how much a buyer will
be willing to pay for your home. The right price will attract
showings, which will generate offers.
10 Minute Showing Drill
You may receive a call requesting a showing in the next ten
minutes. The decision to allow the prospective buyers in is
yours. If you elect to cooperate with the showing, the following
punch list may help.
Rental Vacant or Occupied During Listing?
This has been hotly debated for many years; whether to leave
your rental property rented out to others or have the unit
vacated during the listing period. You've decided to sell
your investment property; a single family condominium, townhouse,
or home and you don't know whether to leave it empty or keep
Sale in Marketing
Why does one home in a neighborhood sell faster than another
that is similar in price and size? Marketing! An effective
marketing plan goes a long way in making your home seem a
better buy than the next, therefore attracting more potential
buyers. Your real estate professional should have a plan
for advertising, such as flyers, newspaper ads, yard signs,
Internet listings, etc.
Articles and Advice
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consumers may be interested in purchasing. Properties listed by brokerage
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