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Help For Your Next Real Estate Sale (2)

Help For Your Next Real Estate Sale

Selling a house can be as difficult as giving birth. You have a lot of preparation to do leading up to it and the actual process can seem to drag on forever. By learning as much as you can about selling you can make the whole thing go as smoothly as possible.

Put everything in writing. Listing down your home buying or selling goals and important dates is always a smart thing to do. Keeping track of what you hope to accomplish can really get you motivated. Write your goals down as well as dates and times of house tours you may have given or taken.

Don’t be afraid to evict. It can be a hard decision for a landlord to evict their tenant, especially if it is someone you have rented to for years and have a personal relationship with. If you have given them ample amount of time to pay, even worked out special arrangements that still aren’t panning out, you need to protect your interests. Offer them opportunity for them to leave on their own terms, but if that isn’t accepted, then you need to protect your investment.

If you have a room in your house that you have converted to a storage space or a play room, consider making some changes to the room during the showings. If the room does not have a closet, think about investing a bit of money and some effort to add a simple closet to the space, so that it can be listed as a bedroom.

If you have to live in your home while you are trying to sell it, get rid of the clutter as much as possible. When potential buyers walk through your home, they are naturally trying to imagine how their furnishings and decorations will look and fit in the space. If there is excessive stuff already there, they will not be able to do this, and you will lose a sale.

Offer to pay realtor fees and/or part of the closing costs to make the sale of your home more attractive. By saving the buyers some money this will give them added incentive to buy.

Keep in mind that the offer process is not personal. A low ball offer on your home is not an affront to you. Just as you are trying to get the most money out of your home, the buyers are trying to get the best deal. Do not reject a buyer from making a follow up offer if the initial bid is too low.

If you are doing a bathroom renovation, you should consider installing a bathtub that is jetted or has a whirlpool effect. Many buyers like these types of tubs and they are willing to pay a bit more for homes that have them. If you cannot afford this kind of tub, be sure to glaze over any worn looking tubs.

Too many people go into selling a house thinking that it just involves putting up a for sale sign and picking the best offer. As you have seen, it is a much more involved process than that. Hopefully you have learned some tips that will help you on your path to selling success.

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