Use the Internet to Sell Your Home

July 28, 2008 on 4:56 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Since the 90’s the internet has become a powerful tool and means to do almost anything. When it comes to selling your home there is no better way to advertise and market your home than the world wide web. Traditional means of advertising such as print media can be expensive, even with a few lines of text. However, when using the Internet to market and advertise you home you can usually upload multiple photos along with descriptive text about your property. All this is usually very inexpensive.

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Showing Your Home

July 24, 2008 on 7:07 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

This is where all your hard work preparing your home for sales begins to pay off. The price is right, the marketing is going well, and you watch with enthusiasm as interested parties start showing up to review your home. Showing your home to home buyers is the chance to impress them by flaunting everything your house has to offer.

If you are showing the home yourself then it is important to point out the best features your home has to offer. You want the home buyer’s full attention on your house. Don’t lose their interest by not airing the home out and having it dark. Help them to relax by keeping the home well lit and by sharing some personal experiences you may have had in the home.

Remove any pets from the house and unessential persons. Remove as many distractions as you can. Give the home viewer the opportunity to go through the home without being followed or bothered. You can let them know that you will be waiting in the kitchen in case they have questions.

Last of all, if an agent is showing your house to home buyers, you should make yourself scarce. Homebuyers tend to feel like intruders when they’re looking over a home with the owners watching.

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Advertise Your Home

July 20, 2008 on 6:55 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Whether you are selling your home yourself or using the services of a realtor if people don’t know your home is available then it will never sell. Advertising and marketing is critical when it comes to selling your home. There are several ways to accomplish a thorough advertising campaign that will successfully get your home in front of multitudes of home buyers:

  1. To begin with you need to put a “For Sale” sign in your front yard telling everyone that drives by and in your neighborhood that your home is on the market.
  2. The internet also provides an inexpensive means to market your home to potential buyers. Usually, local newspapers and publications add your listing to their website with little or no charge. Craigslist is another good place to advertise on the internet.
  3. Don’t forget to give out flyers and offer them near your “For Sale” sign. Flyers offer potential home buyers the opportunity to gather information concerning your property without having to be intrusive.

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Buying Your Dream Home

July 13, 2008 on 12:43 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

I would imagine that most Americans that don’t already own their dream home would like to someday. Over the years lenders have made it easier to obtain financing to make this possible. However, even with the ability to get a home loan it is still very important to make sure that is the best thing for you at this point and time.

For those that are ready and able, it is a good idea to stop paying someone else’s mortgage and start building equity in a home of your own. Contacting a local real estate agent is a great way to get the ball rolling.

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Home Selling Contracts

July 6, 2008 on 1:38 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

When it’s time to finally seal the deal on your home, it’s time to start filling out the contract. Since it’s the document that will supposedly ends the process, it’s very important for homeowners to understand the components of a real estate contract (even more if you’re selling the house on your own). Remember that even the contents in a contract is negotiable, so getting to know home selling contracts would put you in a better position for further discussion. You would also have less risk of being scammed by random contracts offered.

Although not all home selling contracts follow the same standard, most of them should answer the following questions:

  1. What’s being sold? A description of the property on hand. This includes the address and other relevant information.
  2. How much is the selling price?
  3. How is the contingency of mortgage? An amount or a mortgage rate is needed.
  4. How much will the deposit be and whom will it be given to?
  5. When and where is the closing?
  6. What is the exact scope of the selling? A home selling contract, in its essence, should give a firm limit of what’s being sold and what’s not.
  7. Will the seller be able to do further home inspections?
  8. What kind of inspections (wellness, hygiene, termite inspection) will be done?
  9. Is there any insurance covering the house?

Once again, remember that familiarizing yourself with these points will prove useful for those suspicious clauses. Pay extra attention to the contingencies, as this is usually the most essential part of a home selling contract. The home buyers would want to make sure that if something occurs in the house before closing, they would have a way to back out without penalty. Make sure that you as the seller is equally unharmed by this.

The tough job is, even after you understand the main elements of a home selling contracts, you might experience difficulty in designing one for your transaction. Once again, it’s good to let your agent deal on these things, but if you’re selling your home on your own, do some research. Some websites could give you a format of a contract that you could use for self-selling that will not lead to detrimental effects. It’s very important to hire an attorney to help you get through the legal terms in contracts, especially when you chose not to hire a real estate agent.



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