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Checklist: 17 Service Providers You'll Need When You Sell    •□        Real estate attorney •□        Appraiser •□        Home inspector •□        Mortgage loan officer •□        Environmental specialist •□        Lead paint inspector •□        Radon inspector •□        Tax adviser •□        Sani...
04/11/2010
Forms You'll Need to Sell Your Home   1. Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if there is a special form required in your state. 2. Purchasers access to premises agreement. This agreement sets condit...
04/10/2010
12 Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor1. Get at least three written estimates. 2. Check references. If possible, view earlier jobs the contractor completed. 3. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints. 4. Be sure the contract states exactly what is to ...
04/09/2010
Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home's ExteriorMake your home more appealing for yourself and potential buyers with these quick and easy tips: 1. Trim bushes so they don't block windows or architectural details. 2. Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to mak...
04/08/2010
Prepare Your Home for a Virtual TourWith more buyers shopping for homes on the Web, photos and virtual tours are a must. There are many things you can do make your home shine on camera. 1. Understand the camera's perspective. The camera's eye is very different from the human eye. It magnifies clu...
04/07/2010
How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale  Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter - and earn a little extra cash - before you sell your home. But make sure the timing is right. Garage sales can take on a life of their own, and it might not be the best use of your energy right before put...
04/06/2010
How to Get an Offer on Your Home1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property's realistic price range.2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.3. Be flexible about showings. It's often disruptive to have a house ready t...
04/05/2010
Simple Tips for Better Home Showings   1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don't forget to...
04/03/2010
What is Appraised Value?    •·       Appraisals provide an objective opinion of value, but it's not an exact science so appraisals may differ. •·       For buying and selling purposes, appraisals are usually based on market value - what the property could probably be sold for. Other types of valu...
04/02/2010
It's important to understand what legal responsibilities your real estate salesperson has to you and to other parties in the transaction. Ask what type of agency relationship your agent has with you:  Seller's representative (also known as a listing agent or seller's agent) A seller's agent is hi...
04/02/2010
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