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Why should you use a Realtor when Selling a Home?

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home selling process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” trademark on their business cards and other marketingContinue reading “Why should you use a Realtor when Selling a Home?”

How to Set a List Price for Your Home

Setting the list price for your home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your REALTOR® will help you set your list price based on: pricing considerations comparable sales market conditions offering incentives estimated net proceeds Pricing Considerations – Find a Balance Between Too High and TooContinue reading “How to Set a List Price for Your Home”

Get Your House Ready to Show to Buyers

A house that “sparkles” on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well maintained. From experience, REALTORS® also know that a “well-polished” house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if whatContinue reading “Get Your House Ready to Show to Buyers”

The Basics of Marketing Your Home

Your REALTOR®’s marketing efforts and considerations will include advertising, showing the property, how long the house has been on the market and whether you’re buying another home. Your home should be listed, whenever possible, through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Advertising and Promotion Properties are commonly advertised through real estate agent Web sites, Internet homeContinue reading “The Basics of Marketing Your Home”

The Basics for Selling your Home

The Basics of Marketing Your Home Your REALTOR®’s marketing efforts and considerations will include advertising, showing the property, how long the house has been on the market and whether you’re buying another home. Your home should be listed, whenever possible, through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Advertising and Promotion Properties are commonly advertised through realContinue reading “The Basics for Selling your Home”

How to Choose a Home

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you. Once you’ve settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it’s time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you. When narrowingContinue reading “How to Choose a Home”

How to Choose a Home

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you. Once you’ve settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it’s time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you. When narrowingContinue reading “How to Choose a Home”

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