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Home Selling Advice

Don't Let These Pricing Myths Stall Your Home Sale

Homeowners often go into the selling process with preconceived notions about their home's value that aren't necessarily rooted in reality. Sure, you know how much you paid and how much you put into the home over the years, but that doesn't mean that potential buyers will be more willing to open up their wallets now! Keep reading to learn about some of the most common and unproductive home pricing myths that can seriously hamper your sale.

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.

Sellers . . . How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Almost all buyers today will make their purchase offer contingent on a satisfactory home inspection.  Having a home inspection completed by a professional lessens the chances of unpleasant surprises and budget-breaking repairs for the home buyer, and is recommended by most REALTORS®.

So what should you expect from the home inspection, and how can you prepare your home ahead of time to get the best result?

Think first about the major systems in your home . . . heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, roofing, siding, and of course, water penetration.