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6 Step Guide to Selling Your Home

6 Step Guide to Selling Your Home

Prepare your home to sell -  Acknowledge that all markets are different.  What may be a Seller's Market in Indianapolis may be a Buyer's Market in Fort Wayne.  Each market is different.  Look at homes that have sold in your area.  Get a feel of market times.  Check various resources such as Realtor.com or Mibor.com for sold information.   We recommend getting a home inspection completed prior to listing your home for sale.  This will prepare you for any issues that may arise or scare buyers off prior to listing your home.  Clean up and clean out!  This is one of the most important things to do.  Get rid of all that clutter!  If you haven't used it or touched it in 6 months then it needs to go!  We recommend hiring a home staging expert to get your home organized and ready for market.

Devise a Marketing Plan - Realtor or No Realtor - Sit down and decide which is best for your situation.  Some sellers like the "doing the grunt work" approach to selling a home.  Some sellers may be experienced in home sales and can do it all on their own.   Statistics show that Realtors net home sellers up to 10% more than going at it on their own.  Items to consider when considering selling your home are:  Title work, Appraisals, Contracts, Disclosures, and Marketing!  Selling...