Practical Advice For Home Sellers


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How to Break Up With a Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home rarely can take months, sometimes even longer. Along the way, you may find that your relationship with your real estate agent just isn’t working anymore. Here's how to break up with…
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Why List Your Home for Sale During the Holidays?

Why list your home for sale during the holidays? Conventional wisdom was that you shouldn’t try to sell your home during the busy holiday season. Potential home buyers were attending parties, cooking holiday…
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How to Show Your Home for Sale

How to show your home for sale? There are three main ways: open houses, lockbox showings, and private showings. Here's what you need to know about each one. Show your home for…

3 Tips for Holding a Successful Open House

Holding an open house can make a seller's teeth grind. It's probably the only time you would invite to your home complete strangers who poke around, open your closets, and make judgments about…
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Home Seller Tips — How to Give Buyers What They Want

How do you give buyers what they want? A lot depends upon your ability to think like buyers. I'll explain what I mean with two examples, and I'll provide some home seller tips.…
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What are Real Estate Disclosures and How Can They Affect You?

In most parts of the country, sellers and their agents are required to document any known defects—current or past—to potential buyers. But some sellers don’t play by the rules and will try…
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People Who Go to Open Houses — A Field Guide

In real estate showings, the Sunday open house is still the gold standard. But not everyone who goes is a potential buyer. Here are the five types of people who go to open…
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How to Price Your Home Just Right

Pricing a home for sale is an art vs. a science. If priced competitively from the beginning, a home will sell at the higher end of its value range. The longer it lingers, the…
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How the Local Government Might Delay Your Home Sale

When it's time to sell your home, there's one important task many people don't think about it: Checking with their local government, to be sure it has accurate information about the home. Here's how the…
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A Guide to Closing Costs for Buyers and Sellers

Closing costs for buyers and sellers are often misunderstood, at least in the beginning of real estate transactions. Here's what you need to know. Buyers have more costs In a closing, both buyers…