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Selling a Home

Expedite Your Home Sale

As you've probably read in the news while sipping your morning coffee, housing is tough and those trying to sell their properties are enduring a rockier path than how it would've been four or five years ago. It's also forcing them to accept deals they once would have scoffed at. Alas, as much as I'd like you to give you a fail-safe selling approach, there is no such thing. Instead I'll address some potential questions you may be pondering.

Any pre-planning I should do? You have to take a marketing approach (i.e.: target market) and advertise your home to the people most likely to be interested in your home and where it's located. You don't want to attract a septuagenarian to a community made up largely of individuals in their late twenties or early thirties.

What if my style doesn't have a universal appeal? There are several options from allowing realtors to add their own furniture to consulting with outside companies and interior designers to accentuate your home's aesthetic. Appearance can be an instant make or break situation.

How do I decrease the chances of hiring an inefficient agent? Take the same methodology you would use if you were searching for say, a surgical physician. Ask around, consult with others who have dealt with the agent and most importantly, refrain from consulting too closely with a buyer's agent. Their interests are fixated solely on the buyer's benefits, not yours.

How much will come out of my pocket? There are a multitude of fees involved, too many too list here. Your agent can explain all the requisite costs to you in detail, just be sure to set aside a munificent sum for these fees so you don't run into any unforeseen roadblocks.

If you're looking for a speedy sale, you may want to consider sitting down with your realtor and listing a price that will make the phones ring. “Quick Sales” get buyers excited and you may have a better chance at finding the perfect buyer with the exposure that comes with a low priced house. Pricing a home low for a “Quick Sale” is tricky and should be discussed with a professional with their finger on the pulse of the current market. Pricing a home too low can mean being passed up by skeptical buyers or frivolously losing money.

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