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First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

When I put my house on the market, nobody told me about the flurry of real estate agent meetings, showings, open houses, and staging appointments. When you add the paperwork, I was overwhelmed. After the process was over and I left the closing, I decided to create a website that focused on all of those things that I didn't know I'd have to do. My goal for this site is to make sure that other first-time sellers have a resource to learn what they can expect from the sale and closing process. I hope that the posts here help you prepare for your first sale with the confidence of an old pro.

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Tips To Help You Sell Your House By Owner

29 December 2016
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On average, you will have to pay a commission of 5% to 6% if you sell your home with a real estate agent. If your home is worth around $200,000, this could be rough $10,000 to $12,000 that you will have to automatically pay when your house sells. If you do not have a lot of equity in your home, you may decide to try selling it by the owner to avoid paying this commission. Read More …

Last-Minute Things To Do Before Dashing Out Before An Open House

28 December 2016
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Preparing for an open house when your home is for sale means that you'll be performing a variety of tasks that will show the residence in the best possible light. In advance of the open house, you'll clean and declutter your home, make sure that your grass is cut, and you may even put out accents such as freshly cut flowers on your kitchen table. As you get ready to leave the house in anticipation of your listing agent arriving and running the open house, you might be wondering about any last-minute things you can do to further increase the home's appearance. Read More …

Want To Expand Your Reselling Business? Buy A House That Accomplishes This Goal

28 December 2016
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Thrift stores, estate sales, business liquidations, and garage sales are all opportunities to buy items that you can resell at a higher price to customers that want or need the items throughout the world. If you run a reselling business and have been successful for an extended period of time, you may be interested in taking it a step further by purchasing a house that allows you to noticeably expand your operation. Read More …

Wondering If Going FSBO Is The Best Way To Sell Your House? Better Read This First!

28 December 2016
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As a homeowner preparing to sell your home, you may be thinking about the probable amount of the sales commission and toying with the idea of trying to sell it on your own as a way to make more profit. Perhaps you are thinking that in today's technologically advanced age, you will be able to simply post some photos online, send links out to your social media contacts, and wait for the offers to arrive. Read More …

Things To Look For At An Open House

28 December 2016
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Open houses are a great way to look at homes at your leisure. You can then make a short list of homes you are interested in to give to your real estate agent. Of course, you are on your own and without the guidance of your agent when at an open house, so it's important that you know what to look for during your tour. Tip #1: Check for odors Read More …