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Home Selling 101: Top FAQ's Asked By Seller's Answered!

When selling a home, home owners often have many questions for Realtors.
Questions such as:
Can I find a rent-to-own property?
Do I need a Realtor?
Who pays the Realtor fees?
When is the closing date?

These are just a handful of questions that are asked very frequently by home seller's that real estate agents hear often. Here are articles answering the top FAQs from home seller's!


When is the best time to sell my home? Should I wait until spring?
There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?" "How much should I list my home for?" "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?" "What if the real estate agent overprices my home?"
What steps do I need to take to prepare my home for sale?
Whether you've sold your home ten times or you're going to be selling your first, there are things that you need to know before listing your home for sale. There are many sellers who think the home selling process is very easy and doesn't take any preparation.
Why is the assessed value different than what you say my home is worth?
Ask a home owner if they know what the "value" of their home is. It's almost guaranteed they will respond with some number. Proceed on asking the home owner, what value does that number reflect. In most cases, the "deer in headlights" look is what will be seen next!
What is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) in Real Estate?
Comparable Market Analysis, also known as a "CMA," is an analysis of recently sold homes ("comparables"), preferably sold within the past 6-12 months, that helps establish a price range for a home which is normally completed by a real estate professional.
Are Zillow "Zestimates" and other third party real estate website value projects accurate?
The internet is filled with tons of information. Some very good information and lots of very bad, inaccurate information! The internet has drastically changed many industries and the real estate industry is no different. Buyer's and seller's are able to get information in the comfort of their homes, however, much of it is inaccurate.
Should I price my home higher to leave room for negotiations?
Selling a home can be difficult, but it does not have to be impossible. In fact, it can be relatively "easy" if common mistakes are avoided. The mistake that is made most by seller's relates to the pricing of their home.
What are some common contingencies in purchase offers?
as defined by Merriam-Webster, means "depending on something else that might or might not happen." Just to be clear, every purchase and sale contract is different , however there are some contingencies that are more common when buying a home.
How should I prepare my home for showings?
Now that you've hired the right real estate professional to sell your home , your home is now listed in the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service), and the first showing time has now been scheduled. Now what?
Should I Accept A Purchase Offer With Home Buyer Grants?

One of the biggest challenges that comes of selling a home is getting a ready, willing, and able buyer to actually submit a purchase offer. Once a purchase offer is received, it's now time to review the purchase offer with your Realtor.

What should I disclose to potential buyers?
Whether you have owned your home for a few years or a few decades, you know its quirks, best features and flaws. When you morph from homeowner to home seller you need to be aware that your experience with your home is something you may have to share with potential buyers.
How do you determine the value of my home?
I have written numerous articles on how to determine real estate market value, so today I thought I would try a fresh approach on this critically important topic by interviewing one of the top agents in the US.
How do I deal with a low ball offer?
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.
How do I challenge a low appraisal?
A few years back while visiting the ER I found out I was allergic to the drug Phenergan. I felt absolutely awful, so when the nurse offered me a drug and said it would help, I was game for that. But as soon as Phenergan entered my bloodstream, I began to shake violently in the hospital bed.
What are the costs involved in selling my home?
When selling your home, you know there will be closing costs, yet do you have any idea what the costs will amount to and by how much they'll reduce your profit when it's time to sell your home? I'm sure you want to know how much money will be wired to your bank account.
Will you be holding my home open every week?
Most consumers are not aware of the fact that open houses in real estate offer more of a benefit to a Realtor than they do a homeowner. The reason is simple - any buyer interested in viewing a home will schedule an appointment to see it.
How do you determine the value of my 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.
What do days on the market have to do with local real estate market condition?
Posted by Debbie Drummond on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 6:56pm. Whether you are buying or selling a home, "days on market" is a term you are likely to hear from your Realtor. The number of days a home has been listed can be useful info when viewed in context of the over all market.
How To Generate Multiple Offers On A Home In Real Estate

If you ask ten random people who have recently sold their home what their experience was, you're likely to get ten different responses. It's likely you'll hear the horror stories of a home being on the market for 6 months and the continuous price reductions.

How Do I Sell A Home With Kids?

Whether it's the first time you're selling a home or it's the tenth time, there will be challenges throughout the home selling process. One challenge that some people may have experienced is selling a home with kids. Selling a home with kids presents a whole new set of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to have a successful home sale.