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I am planning to ... Sell my house

Homes are selling at a rapid pace in most regions of the United States. But that doesn't mean it's simply a matter of posting a "For sale" sign in the front yard. To win the most profit from your home, be a smart seller.

Here are five tips to get your home ready to sell, whether you are hiring a real estate agent or selling it yourself.

 
Set the stage for sale

Real estate pros call it staging -- showcasing the best side of a home to create interest and help you get top dollar.

 
Give your home curb appeal

An inviting look from the outside can often mean the difference between a house sitting for months or selling in a few weeks.

 
Hire a good appraiser
It will be easier to put a price tag on your home once you have an unbiased appraisal.
 
 
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Know your real estate agent
Ask a prospective real estate agent these six questions before agreeing to a deal.
 
Selling solo? Do it right
Consider these four factors before marketing your home on your own.
 

 

 
-- Updated: March 18, 2004
   

 

 
 

 

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