Home Selling Articles & Advice
Getting Your House Ready to Sell
- Disconnect Your Emotions
- Make Your House "Anonymous"
- The First Step - Removing Clutter
- The Most Important Room in the House
- The Rest of the House
- Fixing Up the House Interior
- Cost of Repairs
- Plumbing & Fixtures
- Ceiling, Walls & Painting
- Carpets & Flooring
- Windows & Doors
- A "Sensitive" Topic
- Fixing Up Outside the House
- Is Painting Required?
- The Front Entryway
Want to Start Off With a High Sales Price?
- When You Meet With Agents
- A Sales Practice Called "Buying a Listing"
- What Happens Behind the Scenes
- Dropping Your Price -- Too Late
- Realtors Talk to One Another About Your Agent
Types of Listing Contracts
Details of a Listing Contract
- Price and Terms of Sale
- Real Estate Commission
- Multiple Listing Service
- Agency and Salesperson Responsibilities
- The Lockbox
- Resolving Disputes with Your Agent
Listing Commissions and Related Issues
The Listing Agent & Basic Marketing
The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Other Agents
- The Multiple Listing Service
- Office Preview
- Broker Preview
- Sending Flyers to Agents
- Marketing Sessions
The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Homebuyers
- The Purpose of Advertising in General
- Real Estate Office Advertising
- Individual Agent Advertising
- Open Houses
Showing Your House to Home Buyers
- Convenience & Availability
- Why You Should Not be Home
- Pet Control
- The Kitchen Trash
- Tidiness Counts
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Housing Market & Appreciation
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Step-by-Step Home Selling
- Listing Commissions and Issues
- The Listing Agent & Marketing Your Home
- Listing Agent - Marketing to Other Agents
- Listing Agent - Marketing to Homebuyers
Home Selling Hints & Insights
- What the Heck Is a Short Sale?
- Should You Try to Sell by Owner?
- The Earnest Money Deposit
- Flowers Add Immediate Impact
- What is the Multiple Listing Service?
- Comparable sales and your home's value
- Preventing Lawsuits - Homeowners Warranty
- When Market Value Outpaces Appraised Value
- Negotiating Contingencies in Real Estate Contracts
- What Goes With the Property When You Sell or Buy?
- An appraisal to determine your home's market value?
- How the Lockbox Helps Buyers and Sellers
- If You Think You Need a Bridge Loan
- The Basics on Toxic Black Mold
Submitted by Professionals
- Broker Responsibility
- Number One Selling Tip
- What is Your Home Worth?
- Determining Your Listing Price
- What is Home Staging? Does it Help?
- Mistakes Sellers Make in Choosing an Agent
- The Top Five Reasons Your House Hasn't Sold!
- Getting a Home Ready to Sell
- Home Inspections for Sellers
Real Estate Glossary
Our glossary was written to avoid typical real estate jargon so it would be easy to understand.