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Best Advice for Home Sellers

Here is a list of the best articles from real estate bloggers, a compilation of the best advice for home sellers.
Best Advice for Home Sellers | The Many Risks of Pricing Your Home Too High

One part art, one part science, determining the correct selling price of your home is no easy task. You want your home to move, but you also want to get as much money as you can out of the transaction.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | How to Deal WIth a Low Ball Offer On My Home

Getting a low ball offer on your home can be pretty frustrating initially. You have your sights set on a price that you feel is reasonable and you expect to get at least that much on your home. When the low-ball offer comes in it can be upsetting, but it doesn't have to be.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | How to Interview A Realtor When Selling Your Home

When selling your home, choosing the Realtor who will represent your best interests is one of the most important and one of the first steps in the process. Unfortunately, many sellers do not understand how important this is or believe that to be the case.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Myths About Real Estate and Social Media Marketing

Social Media has been in existence for most of us for less than a decade. Remember 2004? That was pre-Facebook. Pre-Twitter. Infancy of LinkedIn. In a few years, social media sites have attracted so many users that they rival large nations.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Coral Springs Real Estate/South Florida Real Estate

As a Home Seller who has gone through a Buyer's inspection of your home, we all know those unwanted surprises that are revealed by the Buyer's licensed Home Inspector. What is revealed can often be quite alarming and have even been known to halt a home sale in it's tracks.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | How NOT to Sabotage Your Home Sale

Congratulations, your home is under contract! By now, you're realizing that selling your Frederick home is not an event, it's a process. For most home sellers, the process of selling your home is not completely predictable. If you ever thought the process was somewhat scientific or even methodical, think again.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | How to Avoid Sticker Shock at the Closing Table When Buying a House

Posted by Andrew Fortune on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:42am. Recently, I sold a home for some great clients in Fountain, CO and experienced an awkward moment at the closing table. The buyer of the home had not received the HUD statement from his agent, and therefore had not had a chance to review the HUD before closing.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Things Every Seller Should Know About Today's Home Buyers

Posted by Debbie Drummond on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 7:52pm. The internet and the recent housing crash have changed the way we buy and sell our homes. If you're ready to sell your home, here are some things you should understand about today's buyers.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | 10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Luxury Home

Posted by Debbie Drummond on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 7:26pm. Low inventory means that homes are selling faster than they have since the peak of the market. In Las Vegas, 52% of the homes that sold in May were on the market 30 days or less.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Coral Springs Real Estate/South Florida Real Estate

We are hurried people and the same holds true with many homeowners when they're thinking about selling their home. We have transformed ourselves into a hurried people society. We never seem to have enough hours in the day, we're in a hurry, we want it done now!

Best Advice for Home Sellers | 10 Things to Expect From Your Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

Selling a home can be a very stressful experience. Tasks such as consistently getting and keeping a home ready for showings and having to wonder when and if a home is going to sell are just a couple examples of the stressful things that a seller experiences when selling their home.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Things you should expect from a listing agent

There are many things a listing agent needs to do to market your home for sale, but some things are most important in today's real estate market. Here are the real estate marketing tasks or tools that we believe are the most important at the Highland Group, things you should expect from your listing agent: 1.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Real Estate Capital Gains and Your Home Sale

Selling your home can net you a big return. But what does the taxman have to say about it? Taxes on capital gains can get you big-time in certain situations, so it is important to understand how capital gains applies to your home sale before you try to rake in the money.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | First Rule in Negotiating on a Home: Don't Let Emotions Rule

Buying or selling a home is not an event it's a process, we like to say. It's a process that's full of negotiations...

Best Advice for Home Sellers | What NOT to Do when Selling your home - Boulder Real Estate News

It is an exciting moment when you place your house up for sale. Here are seven suggestions of what What NOT to Do when Selling your home. Topping of the list, resist the urge to over price your property. This can be really challenging. Perhaps you've heard how fast the market is, how values are climbing.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Getting My Home Ready For the Real Estate Market -Part 2

When you are considering the sale of your home, it's never too early to start planning what you need to do to get your home into the best condition for the market.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | How to Determine List Price When Selling Your Home

Q: How can I really determine what my home is worth? An online estimate website says my property is worth $350,000, but my agent says it's worth only $300,000! I'm listed at $325,000, and my price is comparable to other similar listings. I really wonder about agents' motivations, if they're pricing to get an easy sale.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | How to Inadvertently Sell Buyers on Your Competition

Sellers, its important to realize that when you sell your home, there are probably several homes on the market that are in the same price range, in comparable neighborhoods, and with similar features. I'll wager that unless your home is a one-of-a-kind, custom built, million dollar plus property, there are many similar homes that buyers will see.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Real Estate Marketing - Photography And Video

When it comes to real estate marketing there is nothing more important than real estate photography. In fact it can make or break a sale very easily. One of the more remarkable things about real estate sales is there is a very big gap between the best Realtors® and those who cause us to question whether they should have chosen a different career.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Tips For Dealing With Low Appraisals - For Buyers and Sellers

Posted by Debbie Drummond on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 11:21pm. Low appraisals can result in deals that are re-negotiated, delayed or cancelled. This is one reason sellers prefer cash buyers who waive the appraisal contingency. FHA and VA loans where buyers are putting little or zero down on the home are especially conservative.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Top Ten Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Posted by Debbie Drummond on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 1:38am. Home values have re-gained some lost territory over the past year. In Las Vegas, home values appreciated 25% over a year ago . Fewer homeowners are underwater on their homes. This is freeing many homeowners to consider selling .

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Can You Trust Your Realtor?

Posted by Andrew Fortune on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:50pm. I recently had an out-of-town client fly into Colorado Springs to purchase a property. We had 3 days to find them something, so on day one we looked at 10 homes.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | 4 Kiss of Death Questions to avoid when Selling Your Home.

Who ever thought that there are questions that can be asked of you when selling your home that can mean the kiss of death. More specifically, when you answer a question or a series of questions they result in a price reduction.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Get My Home Ready to Sell

Sellers Ask: "What Are The Most Important Things To Do To Get My Home Ready to Sell?" When Chris and I get that question, it has different answers, depending on the individual and their house. But there are a few general guidelines that are universal.

Best Advice for Home Sellers | Selling Your Home = Life Interrupted

So you've decided to sell your home. You're probably involved in other life changes as well, like a new job, an addition to the family, a geographic move, or maybe you're downsizing. All of these can be exhilarating, as well as stressful. It's true, when you sell your home, your life undergoes a major interruption.