In this tutorial we'll walk you through the steps to a successful sale -- from maximizing curb appeal to ensuring a smooth settlement.
- Polish the merchandise
There's no second chance to make a good first impression. Here's how to put a fresh face on the ol' homestead.
- Seller's Checklist: Inside
Print out this checklist to identify areas inside your home that need work prior to putting it on the market.
- Seller's Checklist: Outside
Use this checklist to help inspect your house from roof to foundation.
- Should You go it Alone?
If you live in a hot market, you may not have to pay an agent thousands of dollars to sell your house.
- Hire a Pro
If you'd rather not spend the time or the effort selling the place yourself, here's how to find the best agent for you.
- Setting the Right Price
Don't overprice or you'll scare away prospective buyers.
- Negotiating with Buyers
Here's what to look for when the offers come rolling in.
- Key Elements of the Contract
Before accepting a buyer's purchase agreement, be sure you review these key areas.
- Preparing for Settlement
Most of the hard work is done by the buyer, but you'll still need to ride herd on the agents, lawyers and title clerks.
- The Papers You'll Need
If you're selling your home yourself, here's what you'll need to take with you to the closing.
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