5 Things to Do Before You Sell
Check with your city government to see if you need a permit or license.
Tips for Pricing Your Home
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
Hire a cleaning service
A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster than anything.
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.
Transfer tax or other government registration fees.
Put fresh or silk flowers in principal rooms for a touch of color.