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Top Ten Ways to Beat the Sluggish Real Estate Market
How To Sell Your Home
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Don't let the sluggish real estate market deter you from selling your home. Despite everything you hear from the media, you can sell your home at this time. Knowing the tricks used by the pros will certainly help. To sell your property quickly, make use of some of these helpful tips.
 
Consider a makeover that will add value. No, this does not mean that you need to replace expense elements that are still in good condition. That said, a change from carpeting to hardwood floors may be wise. Learn how to stage your home, or hire someone to do the job for you. Little things such as changing the knobs on cabinetry or painting a room can make a huge difference. Consider inexpensive changes such as these.
 
Be aware of problems that exist within the home and have them repaired. It is not wise to wait for the home inspection to reveal these things. Should you take this approach, the buyer could back out of the purchase. Tackle problems in advance in order to avoid this possibility. Not aware of any problems? Have a home inspection done so that you will know the true condition of your home.
 
Develop a strategy for selling the home. It is not enough to place a sign on the lawn, post an advertisement online and then sit back and wait for a buyer. Whether you plan to sell the home on your own, or will be working with a real estate agent, a selling strategy will be needed. Correct pricing, specific improvements, and maximum exposure will all be needed.
 
In this market it will be beneficial to employ the help of a real estate agent that is known for being a go-getter. This will be an individual with plenty of experience and an excellent sales record. Research your options online, or ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have recently sold their home with the help of an agent.
 
It may be necessary to actually help the buyer complete the purchase. If you are able to offer incentives such as paying some of the closing costs, the buyer may be more willing to purchase the home. Offering seller financing may not be possible, but if it is, the home will become open to a greater number of potential buyers.
 
Consider renting the home out until it sells. If you have already taken on another mortgage, renting can help offset the costs. A lease with a purchase option may help you ultimately sell the home. Consider leaving the home furnished to make moving in even more affordable. Should the home sell to the lessor, you will likely be able to sell these items with the home.

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Darin Redding
Written on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:49 by Darin Redding

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