With the property market struggling to pick itself up following the global recession, selling your own slice of real estate may be a challenge. How can you make your property stand out in a crowded market where buyers are thin on the ground? Here are 10 useful tips for making your property more sellable and getting yourself the price you deserve for your home.
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Moving with children almost always conjures up visions of chaos. But you can alleviate a bit of their stress and your own by involving them in the process. The level of involvement, of course, is up to you. Every child is different, and will react differently to the news that they’re moving.
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Feeling overwhelmed just thinking about selling one home and moving to another? You are not alone! According to the most recent Census survey, 12 percent of the U.S. population changed residences between 2011 and 2012. In addition to hiring the right real estate agent, you can benefit from the help of some other pros who can save you time and make the move easier.
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The listing agreement that you’ll be asked to sign when you hire a real estate agent to help sell your home is a contract. Once all signatures are in place it’s binding on both parties. What many homeowners don’t understand is that almost everything in this particular contract is negotiable, from how much you agree to pay the broker to the length of the contract.
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Those first tentative thoughts about selling your home may bring on a rush of questions: What should I do? Where do I start? Many homeowners are under the misconception that the call to the real estate company is first. While that’s an important part of the process, there are three baby steps you need to take before hiring an agent. These steps arm you with the information both you and your agent need to intelligently set a price for your home.
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After months of waiting, you’re starting to get anxious. Your house is still on the market, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to budge anytime soon. It is common knowledge that houses that sit on the market too long develop a stigma that nobody wants their home to catch. But you’ve planned carefully, and even cleaned up your home before trying to show it. So where did you go wrong?
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It’s done. You’ve chosen a real estate agent to help you sell your home, and you’ve signed the listing agreement. Your life is about to be consumed with keeping the house tidy and, hopefully, lots of phone calls from agents with buying clients just dying to see your home. Behind the scenes, your agent has his hands full with a flurry of activity, from getting your home into the Multiple Listing Service database to implementing his marketing plan.
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Luxury homeowners in the market to sell their homes face a longer and bumpier road to the closing table than most homeowners: a small pool of buyers, the challenge of setting a price for a unique piece of real estate, and savvy buyers that – because of their affluence – are in no hurry to buy. Several cogs can end up in the luxury-home-sale wheel and slow the process to a crawl.
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