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Home Sellers: How To Prepare For The First Meeting With Your Agent

To equip your agent with everything they need to effectively market and sell your home, you should be prepared to provide them with as much information as possible up front. Anything you can do to make your agent's job easier is going to benefit you during the process of selling. 

So what should you get in order for your first meeting with your real estate agent?

1. Get a general idea of what you home may be worth by looking at recent comparable sales in your neighborhood/area as well as current listed properties that are most like yours. Sometimes market conditions will be in your favor, and sometimes you may be disappointed. But, regardless of the market, doing a little research on your own will help you and your agent create a realistic plan for selling your home. See how a professional real estate agent prices your property.

Need To Get Your Home Ready To Sell? Pressed For Time? Do These 4 Things

There is a a lot of advice on the internet about  how to get your home ready to sell.  It's all good advice . . even complete home staging is a good idea, but some people just don't have the time or the money to do the things they would like to do to make their home show at its best. 

If you're one of those people who is seriously time or money challenged, then here are a few things you should be able to accomplish that will have the most impact on getting your home sold in the least amount of time for the most money.

1. Go through every room with some boxes, and pack away anything that you won't need again until you are in your new home.  This includes personal items, family photos, knick-knacks, clothes and shoes that you won't need until next season.  Pack away anything that would be considered 'clutter'. Think empty . . . the emptier your closets the better.  'Less is more' applies to every room, every shelf, every piece of furniture, every countertop, and every closet in your home.

Found A Home You Love But It's 'Pending' . . . Do You Still Have A Chance?

So you've been looking online for quite some time now for the perfect home in the perfect location, and you finally think you found it.  But . . . it already has an accepted pending contract.

Ugh!  Disappointment!  Now what!  Is there still a chance that you can get the home, or should you not even try?

Well, pending does not mean it's sold.  It means that the seller has accepted a buyer's offer, but the transaction has not yet closed.  There are a multitude of things that can go wrong from the time a contract is accepted and the time it closes.  The home inspection could reveal an issue that is unacceptable to the buyer, the buyer's financing could get turned down, or something could change in the buyer's situation that causes them to not be able to buy.  So if you really want the house here is what you should do.