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Helpful Tips When Selling Your Own Home

If you are planning to sell your home, it will be easier if you have it posted in the classified ad section of the local newspapers in your area.  It is also important to know the price that your property deserves.  However, the housing industry is not on a high these days and during the last ten years, which means that you should only set a price in accordance with the country’s current economic situation and with what the people can most likely afford.

Otherwise, it will take you a long time before you can find a buyer that will agree on your price, and this means that the longer you hold on to the property, the more expenses you’ll incur.  There are different ways on how you can sell your home faster.  Here are a few of them:

1.Hire a real estate agent.

The abilities of a real estate agent are very important when you’re trying to sell your home, especially if you are not equipped with enough knowledge on selling properties.  This is an option that many home sellers avoid because this means that they will receive lower net sales from the sold property since they will have to give the agent a certain percentage of it.  But, having an agent to help you sell your home has a greater advantage:

Your home will be disposed quickly.  Even if you are already in the process of selling your home, this means that you will still continue settling your mortgage and this may give you a problem especially if you need money to update your payment.  Otherwise, your property will be repossessed.  You can prevent this from happening if you get the services of real estate agent as he will be able to sell your home in no time and your problem with your mortgage will be eased out.

Real estate agents are well versed with the processes.  You will not anymore have a hard time processing papers, which is time-consuming if you don’t know them by heart.

2.Prepare your home.

When you’re trying to sell your home, it must look nice inside and out.  Check all the parts of the house that needs repair or renovation.  Know what most buyers want from a house and a real estate agent can help you determine them.  If you make the necessary improvements on your home, you will have a bigger chance of selling it at a better value.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on September 22, 2010

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One Response to “Helpful Tips When Selling Your Own Home”

  • Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess says:

    I’d love to say that I found this post really helpful (since that’s what I’d hoped!), but I just found it to be really biased, and is giving inaccurate information and using scare tactics in the interest of pushing more business to real estate agents.

    “Even if you are already in the process of selling your home, this means that you will still continue settling your mortgage and this may give you a problem especially if you need money to update your payment. Otherwise, your property will be repossessed. You can prevent this from happening if you get the services of real estate agent as he will be able to sell your home in no time and your problem with your mortgage will be eased out.

    Ohhhhhh! So all the millions of people who’ve lost their homes in the economic crisis were just being idiots… if only they’d hired real estate agents, all of their problems would have gone away, because homes are selling like hotcakes right now.