Advice For Sellers

Getting Your Home Ready For Sale
Listing Types

Listing Types

Open Listings The “open listing” is mostly used by people trying to sell their home by owner who are also willing to work with real estate agents. Basically, it gives a real estate agent the right to bring buyers around to view your home. If their client buys your...

Details of a Listing Contract
More Details about Listings

More Details about Listings

Real Estate Commission In some areas of the country there is a certain percentage that real estate agents expect to earn as a commission.This commission amount is a certain percent of the sales price. Or, some companies will charge a set fee for their services....

Lockbox – Yes or No?

Lockbox – Yes or No?

A lockbox is a basically a padlock with a cavity inside where a key to your home can be placed. Only someone with an electronic key or the combination can get into the lockbox and access the key. Having a lockbox available at your house makes it easy for other agents...

Price and Terms of Sale

Price and Terms of Sale

When setting the terms of sale, the main thing you are concerned with is the price. You should have a basic idea of what your home is worth by keeping track of other sales in the neighborhood. Plus, you have probably interviewed at least two real estate agents and...

Listing Commissions and Related Issues
Intro to Commissions

Intro to Commissions

Are Commissions Negotiable? In some areas of the country, there is a certain percentage that real estate agents expect to earn as a commission.This commission amount is a certain percent of the sales price. Or, some companies will charge a set fee for their services....

The Listing Agent – Marketing Your House
The Listing Agent – Marketing Your House to Other Agents
The Listing Agent — Marketing to Home Buyers
Showing Your House to Home Buyers
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Choosing a REALTOR®

Choosing a REALTOR®

Buying or selling a home is a major decision in your life. Before you begin, find a professional you can trust. Your REALTOR® will be an important advisor during one of the most personal and exciting experiences of your life. It is OK to be very careful about choosing...

17 Simple Things to Make Your Home More Marketable

17 Simple Things to Make Your Home More Marketable

Make sure your entranceway says “Hey, look at me!”Paint (or touch up) exterior, and repair screens and windows.Check A/C and heating systems.Fix leaky faucets, toilets, and faulty lights.Repair wall cracks, re-caulk bathrooms, and kitchen.Mow lawn, edge driveway, and...

Quick Tips!

Quick Tips!

Call and schedule a date for termination of utilities, phone, and cable services so you don’t pay for service after you move.Give children a job to do during moving preparations. Boxing up their books or toys gets them involved with, and excited about, the...

After the SOLD Sign

After the SOLD Sign

You’ve probably spent so much time and effort on making sure your home sells for the best price possible that you may not realize there’s more to do! Now that the SOLD sign is in your yard, here are some things you can do to get ready for the move. Stop by your local...

Is a 1031 Exchange Right For You?

Is a 1031 Exchange Right For You?

You may have heard of people “exchanging” their investment property to avoid huge tax bites out of their sale proceeds. An exchange of real property can be a valuable tool to defer or avoid capital gains tax on real estate transactions. Section 1031 of the IRS Code...

Handle With Care!

Handle With Care!

Many people rank moving as one of the top five causes of stress. How you handle your children before and during the sale of your home can reduce some of their stress – and yours! Experts recommend the following to make this a smooth transition: Children should only be...

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