Home-Selling Advice From Around the Web
The housing market typically heats up as the weather does in spring and summer, but it's off to a slow start this year. The latest report from the National Association of Realtors shows that existing home sales were flat in March, growth in home prices slowed and current home sales activity shows signs of underperforming by historical standards. That's not particularly encouraging news for people trying to sell homes. But NAR expects the slow start to the spring selling season may be temporary. Even so, there are several steps home sellers should take to improve their chances of finding buyers. Here's some advice from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers.
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Top 6 Ways to Sell Your Home Without Hosting an Open House [Money Crashers]
"Holding an open house has long been part of the home-selling process. The problem is, open houses no longer work – and real estate agents know this."
10 Cheap Ways to Stage Your Home for Sale [Living on the Cheap]
"There are many things you can do to spruce up the look of your home without shelling out a lot of money."
This Is Why Your House Isn’t Selling – Here’s How to Finally Get Your House Sold [Free From Broke]
"If you can’t figure out why your house isn’t selling then seriously go through these reasons again and honestly ask yourself if any apply to your situation."
5 Myths and 5 Truths About Selling Your Home [Zillow Blog]
"Real estate agents participating in Zillow’s 2014 Home-Selling Season Survey identified five top real estate myths; the debunking of them should put you on the fast-track to selling your property."