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Help! Iím Selling My Home



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By : Jason Deines    99 or more times read
For someone thatís never sold a home before, it can be a time of stress and frustration. Fortunately, if you can remember the home buying experience for your current home you have a good idea of what you will to have to deal with. It is the home buying process in reverse.

Real Estate Market Condition

To get started selling your home you will need to determine the local market conditions. If you are selling your home because you want to versus having to it is a good idea to confirm that now is the time to sell. Housing markets fluctuate and there are times when it may be worth thousands of dollars to hold off for a few months. Of course the opposite can be true. If the local real estate market is jumping you may want to get out while the getting is good. What ever the motivation to sell your home there are some simple steps you can take to get started.

Consulting with a reputable real estate agent is a good idea and they have a large amount of knowledge and resources. Whether you have decided to use a real estate agent or not it is a good idea to consult with one concerning the local real estate market. Agents can provide you with an analysis of what the market may pay for your home, comparative market analysis. A CMA is based on similar homes that have sold and are for sale in your general area.

Real Estate Forms and Contracts

There are many contracts and forms involved when selling a home. A large amount of money is at stake and buyers are protecting themselves, the seller should as well. Know what forms and contracts are involved and what each one means. They will be referred to often, especially in the negotiation phase.

Marketing Your Home

Marketing is a key component when it comes to selling your home. A sign in the front lawn doesnít have the same reach as the local newspaper, internet or fliers. This is probably the most expensive and time consuming part of the home selling process. If you use a real estate agent then you wonít have to worry much about the cost because it is typically covered through the real estate broker.

Donít forget to tell neighbors, friends and family you are selling your home. Often times they may know someone that is looking and would recommend your neighborhood.

Get Your Home in Order

Take the time to prepare your home for sale. Clean up the inside as well as the outside. Your property will have a first impression and that impression is also a reflection on you and how well you maintained the property. This is a key concept when trying to get top dollar for your home.


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