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How to Get the Best Price for Your House
The best price to sell your home is always determined by how you compare against your competition, the house down the street. If your property looks better than the next guyís the customer will buy yours.
It all comes down to image, making sure it shows at its best. This is accomplished with minor repairs, some decorating and a lot of elbow grease. Itís no different than a used car dealer shining up the cars inside and out. You systematically go through your home, inside and out, room by room, and make it look great.
Paint it, wash it, mow it and clip it. First impressions are lasting, and you donít get a second chance to make a good first impression. Look at your home from the street. If you canít see it through the trees, trim bushes so windows are completely exposed. Make sure your approach to the house is clear of overhanging foliage. Wash the windows. If you have a blacktop driveway, put a fresh coat of sealer on it. Dress up flowerbeds with new shrub or flowers and repair any damaged fencing.
Arrange furniture in to give the most visual appeal to the room. This may not be the most functional, but at this point we donít care about function. Clean up the rooms of any clutter, toys, excess furniture, books or anything that gets thrown around. Youíd be amazed at how many sellers donít do this. Donít forget clean, clean, clean.
The less in a closet the larger they look. If the master bedroom is short on closet space, you should consider adding a closet organizer.
If wallpaper is out dated or paint is old and chipped, put on a fresh coat especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. Kitchen counters should be clear with just the basic items you need. Make sure faucets shine and donít leek. Toilets should flush properly and not keep running. Tile or tub liners are in good shape and clean. Repair or replace chipped sinks or tubs. And again keep them neat and free of clutter.
Basements and Attics should be neat and orderly. The furnace and hot water heater should be dusted and accessible. Cracks in the walls that have been patched and donít leek should be painted.
It doesnít cost too much to stage the home as well. Pictures, mirrors, pillows and plants can transform a room. You can even rent furniture if youíve already moved out.
These are just a few of the things you can do with very little expense that will greatly increase the price you get for the house compared to the competition. I canít tell you how many times Iíve viewed a home where they seller didnít even bather to vacuum or sweep the floor. I can tell you the offer was low. Seek the advice of your real estate professional, they have seen it all and seem to always have great ideas.
When a Real Estate Agent May Not Be The Best Option
Historically, when homeowners wanted to sell their home, the first call made would be to a Realtor.Since the early 1900ís, Realtors have represented homeowners during the process of selling their home, which is usually to another homeowner.Real estate brokers hold state regulated licenses that allow them to market real estate on behalf of the owner.The national average for broker commissions is approximately five percent.In many cases, another broker will bring the buyer and receive typically fifty percent of the commission.When the majority of homeowners sell their home, they believe a real estate agent gives them the best chance to maximize the amount they receive and the agent commission will come out of their proceeds at closing.This is a process that takes place everyday throughout America.
How to Get Fast Cash without Breaking the Bank
Many of us rack our brains for the perfect job or business opportunity to bring in extra cash. We think that we need to come up with some brilliant plan to earn the money for a nice vacation, down payment on a car or some extra cash for our kidís tuition. Sometimes the perfect money maker is right beneath our very noses. Here are some quick tips to receive extra cash with the least amount of effort:
Top 7 Reasons Why FSBOs Fail To Sell Their Home On Their Own!
In the United States, less than 10% of all For Sale by Owners FSBOs, are successful in selling their home by themselves. That*s because most people just give up because they don*t realize from the beginning the difficulty and complexity of the job ahead. But that*s not the only reason. Here are the seven most common mistakes FSBOs make when selling their home.
How To Get Sellers To Call And Beg You To Take Their Property!
Im going to give you the *basic* steps in my $0 Down Real Estate Investing Program. I outline the program in *detail* in my 324 page e-book. For details about the book. http://www.realrealestateexperts.com and much, much more!
Before Selling Your Home
Here are some important steps you should take before you put your house on the market:
What Is A Mission Statement
In order to do your mission statement you need to be able to answer the following:
A Balancing Act: How To Properly Organize Your Checkbook
With all the things you have to remember to do on a regular basis, balancing your checkbook doesnt always receive priority. But if you plan ahead and schedule some time for this important task, you will reap the financial rewards.
How To Better Handle Your Mail
Letters, magazines, bills, flyers, what to do with them all. There should be only two responses to every piece of mail or e-mail, do something with it, or toss it!
ďPenny Wise and Pound FoolishĒ
This saying came to mind when reading my Icop newsletter. JLwas discussing things that Chuck and I talk about all the time. A couple of weeks ago while listening to Jim Edwardsí audio newsletter he ranted about the ďpsycho freebie seekersĒ love that name. Jim rants almost as well as Dennis Miller.
Comprehending a Credit Report
Obtaining a credit report is an excellent way to begin taking control of your financial future. Its recommended that you review your credit report once a year, not only to be aware of your standing with creditors but to also keep abreast of errors and fraud. However, once your report arrives you may have trouble making sense of it. How are you to read and understand a credit report
The Minefields in Your Lease
In some markets across the country -- San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C., for example -- the renters market is so hot that properties are snatched up the same day they become available. In fact, many landlords in these markets find themselves negotiating among multiple offers.
Disaster Decision - Do You Need Insurance
The expenses involved with owning a home can be overwhelming at times - routine maintenance, repairs, seasonal preparations, improvements. Not to mention taxes, fees, and all those monthly bills. Some homeowners, in trying to reduce their expenses, wonder if they really need disaster insurance.
Partnering For Progress and Growth
Many home-based entrepreneurs are gaining new ground with partnering arrangements. Although it takes many shapes, the core of the partnering concept is two or more businesses teaming up to achieve together what they canít do alone. Partnering with other businesses can help you offer a broader product or service package to a particular market segment, provide the resources to handle a single major project, or organize resources to meet your customersí needs. Whatever the scenario, partnering gives you the image of seamless capacity typically associated with large corporations.
Realistic Goals...How To Set Them and Why
So many people want to start a business today and be rich tomorrow. Sorry, people it doesnt happen that way.If it did, everyone would do it. There is no free lunch...it takes hard work, determination and realistic goal setting.
Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate Is Hot!
There has never been a better time to Invest in Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate!
The Future Of Banking - Bank Online
Chances are your bank is a virtual place. Since the invention of the Internet you can see your balances anywhere, at any time. Most banks think globally and have acted this way by creating secure portals to manage their account holderís information stored in their databases. This information stored usually shows account balances, previous transactions, current balances, interest paid and electronic scans of their checks. Anywhere you can get to a computer, your bank account is right in your hands, usually in real-time.
Top Ten Suggestions for Selecting a Real Estate Agent
In order to find a real estate broker or agent who meets your needs and makes your buying or selling experience a positive one, Century 21 Real Estate Corporation recommends you:
Real Estate Auction Action - Buying A Home At Auction
Due in part to the popularity of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUDs home auction program, more potential homebuyers than ever are buying homes at auction. Homes for auction arent limited to just HUD, however. Many government entities auction homes for payment of back taxes, and some homeowners even auction their homes on eBay.com!
Can This Happen To Your Family
I would like to introduce you to the Blaine family. A typical family with typical problems in todays world.
Buying and Selling Distressed Houses for Maximum Profit
If you want to become a real estate investor, find a "fixer-upper" owned by an anxious seller. Finding distressed houses at bargain prices, fixing them up, and then selling them on a consistent basis can make you a millionaire.
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