10 seller mistakes -- It's easier to be a seller than a buyer, but there are
still plenty of bumps in the road.
disclosure laws get tougher -- 'Let the buyer beware' is a thing
of the past. These days, the onus is on the seller to disclose any
and many defects.
your home at the top, but not over the top -- Pricing it lower
than it should be is cheating yourself, but going overboard can
lead to no sale at all.
things that can alter your home's value -- Some improvements
can significantly increase the value of the home; others are worth
break for most sellers maximizes profits -- The capital gains tax exemption
for many who sell their primary residence makes selling more profitable than ever.
your home: It's like a first date -- Unlike location, a showing
is one factor in the home-selling process you can control. A small
investment in paint, carpet cleaner, a lawn mower, and Lysol can
make startling improvements.
to do when the offers come in -- One of the hardest parts of
selling yourself is dealing face to face with a potential buyer
over exact terms of the contract.
safe while selling your home -- When you're selling your house,
you're letting strangers into your home. Make sure you're safe.
approach to selling your house -- Selling your house is a big move and requires
lots of activity on your part. Here are seven important steps in the process.
brokers: Getting what you pay for? -- The traditional 6-percent
fee has been slashed to 2 percent by some, but is this being penny-wise
can get discount help -- Just because you're selling your own
home doesn't mean you can't get expert advice. Here's a look at
firms that will help out, for a fee.
listing contract: What's it all about? -- You're selling your house, not buying,
so why do you have to sign something? Because it's a contract and you'd better
know what's in it.
-- Posted: May 16, 2005