Tips for Sellers

Is Your Buyer Qualified?

Unless the buyer who makes an offer on your home has the resources to qualify for a mortgage, you may not really have a sale. If possible, try to determine a buyer's financial status before signing the contract. Has the buyer been pre qualified or pre approved for a mortgage? Such buyers will be in a much better position to obtain a mortgage promptly. The lender letter will take care of these questions.

5 Things to Do Before You Sell



10 Tips for Holding a Yard Sale

Use a yard sale to reduce the clutter in your home and get rid of items you don't want to move.

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Check with your city government to see if you need a permit or license.

Tips for Pricing Your Home


10 Ways to Make Your House More Salable

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Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Sale


7 Steps to Preparing for an Open House

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Hire a cleaning service

A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster than anything.

What You'll Net at Closing

To find out how much money you'll net from your house, add up your closing costs and subtract them from the sale price of the house.

Closing Costs for Sellers:

Mortgage payoff and outstanding interest.
Prorations for real estate taxes.
Prorations for utility bills, condo dues, and other items paid in arrears.
Closing fees charged by closing specialist.
Title policy fees.
Home inspections.
Attorney's fees.
Survey charge.
Transfer tax or other government registration fees.
Brokerage commission.

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10 Ways to Make Your Home Irresistible at an Open House

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Put fresh or silk flowers in principal rooms for a touch of color.

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