Basics for Sellers

When selling your home, there are no guarantees that a buyer will simply walk through the front door.

In many cases you may have to bring your home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing and able buyer.

The appearance of your home, a buyer's first impression, and other considerations can also affect the sale of your home. Home prices in your neighborhood and the value of your property are also factors used for pricing your home.

Know your property. You should become familiar with such facts about your property as property taxes, zoning, lot size, square footage, etc.

Research the current market and property laws in your area. How much are properties similar to yours selling for?

Set the price. once you know the specifics about your home and have checked out what similar properties in your area are selling for, set a realistic price.

Perform a "walk-through" of your property. Look at it from the perspective of both the prospective buyer and the inspector. Take notes on all items that need to be repaired or replaced.

Get a CMA is real estate shorthand for "Comparative Market Analysis." A CMA is a report prepared by a real estate agent providing data comparing your property to similar properties on the market.

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