Home Selling Articles And Advice

If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new home or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures. Remember, I am here to help you with any of your needs. Call or e-mail me today to get a free Seller Counselor Session.

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Getting Your House Ready to Sell

• Introduction: Emotion vs. Reason

• De-Personalizing the House

• Removing Clutter, Though You May Not Think of it as Clutter

• Fixing Up the House Interior

• Fixing up Outside the House

Want to Start Off With a High Sales Price? Beware!

• Meeting with Real Estate Professionals

• Which Real Estate Professional Do You Choose?

• What Happens Behind the Scenes

• Dropping Your Price...Too Late?

Types of Listing Contracts

• Open Listings

• One-Time Show

• Exclusive Agency Listings

• Exclusive Right to Sell

Details of a Listing Contract

• Price and Terms of Sale

• Lockbox - Yes or No?

• Real Estate Commission

• Multiple Listing Service

• Agency Duties of a Listing Agent

• Resolution of Disputes

Listing Commissions and Related Issues

• Is the Commission Negotiable?

• How and When the Commission is Earned

• "Hot" Market Under-Pricing Strategy - Commission Issues

The Listing Agent & Marketing Your Home

• The "Real" Role of a Listing Agent

• Preliminary Marketing - the "For Sale" Sign

• Preliminary Marketing - Flyers and the Brochure Box

The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Other Agents

• The Multiple Listing Service

• Office Preview

• Broker Previews and Culinary Delights

• Office Flyers

• Marketing Sessions

The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Homebuyers

• The Purpose of Advertising in General

• Real Estate Company Advertising

• Individual Agent Advertising

• Neighborhood Announcements

• Open Houses

Showing Your House to Home Buyers

• Convenience and Availability

• Why You Should Not Be Home

• Lighting, Fragrances, Pet Control and More

• Keeping the House Tidy and Neat