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Six Essential StepsMake cosmetic improvements.An attractive, clean and tidy appearance will enhance your home's appeal. Keep the lawn mowed & walks clearedWash the windows squeeky cleanOpen the shades and curtains to create a bright, inviting atmosphereDeclutter the house, especially the kitchen ...
02/23/2008
Part Eight: Closing and Moving: Once the closing date is set, the excitement really grows because you are only a step away from selling your home. Be careful not to go to the table without knowing what to expect. It is important to know the procedure including buyer and seller closing costs, so t...
02/20/2008
Part Seven: Negotiating: The key to remember here is not to get wrapped up in any games. If you keep your goals in focus at all times, you will be better able to respond to offers. You will have three choices when an offer comes in. You can accept the offer, reject the offer or make a counter off...
02/20/2008
Part Six: Qualifying the Buyer: Once an interested buyer is located, they need to be qualified in the following terms: financial ability, buyer wants and buyer needs. This is not something you will be responsible for - it will be up to the mortgage lenders and the buyer's REALTOR®. I, in the mean...
02/20/2008
Part Five: Marketing: It is now time to bring on the buyers. While I will be doing most of the marketing, it is a good idea to know all the avenues to be used. Today's technology offers many new ways of marketing to give your home exposure to more potential buyers than ever.To better maximize you...
02/20/2008
Part Four: Preparing Your Home:  There are really two phases when it comes to preparing your home. The first phase is getting it ready for the market and the second phase is getting it ready for showing. We'll start with the first phase - getting it ready for the market. Take as much time as nece...
02/20/2008
Part Three: Calculating Your Bottom Line: Once you have established market value, you can calculate your bottom line or net figure. This is the check you will receive after all the expenses related to selling your home are paid. Closing costs vary depending on how the contract was structured and ...
02/20/2008
Part Two:  Establishing a Realistic Price: The next step is to arm yourself with the facts. By not establishing a realistic price from the beginning, many home sellers end up costing themselves thousands of dollars. The value of a home is determined by supply and demand. If there are a lot of sel...
02/20/2008
The Home Selling Process is actually quite simple, once you understand the major components of it. Understanding what is involved will help you make the right decision when choosing a Realtor to help you sell your home. There are six basic steps in the Home Selling Process - 1. Pricing your home:...
02/20/2008
 In Pennsylvania, real estate agents have what's called a "fiduciary duty" to the home seller, which means they legally represent the seller, not the buyer. In PA, this means that the agents are held by law to owe specific duties to the person who they are representing, in this case the seller. I...
02/20/2008
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