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Home Selling Tips
For a Smarter Home Sale
Selling your home is an infrequent occurrence
Thats no reason to be in the dark
Here are some tips
To ensure your hard-earned equity...
1 Never Pay for a Pre-listing Home InspectionSome real estate agents will try to convince you to pay
for a pre-listing home inspection in the hope that you
will fix any problems that it uncovers. Fixing all the
problems certainly makes the agents job of selling your
Unfortunately, a pre-listing home inspection can never
save you moneyit can only cost you money. Save
your money and let the buyer pay for it. After all, it
benefits them to find hidden problems, not you.
2 Do Pay for Professional PhotographyOne of the two keys to selling your home quickly and for
top dollar today is to have beautiful photographs. It is
the difference between having four families at your
open house and forty.
A professional real estate photographer will run you
between $100 and $200 and it is one of the best
investments you can make when it comes time to sell.
3 Do Pay for a Professional AppraisalThe other key to selling your home quickly and for top
dollar is to price it right. And you cannot price your
home right without knowing its appraised value.
Cant you just use a real estate agents estimate? No.
Unlike agent estimates, a professional appraisal is an
actual number a bank will use to decide how much
money to lend on your home.
4 You Will Sell Your Home for Top Dollar by Underpricing it SlightlyThe best way to sell your home for top dollar is to get a
bidding war going amongst interested buyers, and the
best way to do that is to underprice your home slightly.
Buyers want a deal, so underpricing it will get more of
them to submit an offer, and buyers are more likely to
increase their bid once they have emotionally committed
to buying your home.
5 If You Already Have a Buyer, Do Not Hire a Real Estate AgentIf you already have a buyer for your home and the two
of you have agreed on the price, there is no reason to
hire a real estate agent.
Instead, hire a real estate attorney and pay them by the
hour to help you navigate the paperwork and the
escrow process. There is no need to pay a sales
6 Never Do Requested Home RepairsThe buyer of your home is going to request that you
make some repairs to your home. Its no big deal, all
buyers do. The trick is to not actually do the repairs.
Once you decide on what repairs you agree are
reasonable, rather than doing the repairs yourself,
simply offer the buyer a cash credit so they can do the
repairs. This way if the repair is not done satisfactorily,
its their headache not yours.
How would you like to learn a few more?
At a FREE mini course called
The Intelligent Home Seller
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Im Carl Weisman and
I help home sellers preserve their hard-earned equity
Why do I do that?
Im sick and tired of home sellers being intimidated into
squandering away their equity due to an abundance of fear and a
lack of education