The simple answer is this – any house will sell for the right price, to the right buyer. Assuming that statement is true, how does a homeowner choose the right price and find the right buyer? The answer to the second question is - it depends. It sounds like an excuse, but it's the whole truth.
I know it’s possible to sell my home for free because I have had a couple friends who sold their homes without paying commissions to real estate agents. One friend sold his home on craigslist.org and one called an investor and sold her mom’s house she’d inherited. She didn’t need that house and just wanted the cash instead.
When you’ve been making mortgage payment for years it’s hard to imagine selling your home for less than the highest possible market value. As a time-honored real estate tradition, most sellers want to get top dollar, especially when the house is listed with an agent who is paid by commission on sale.
I’m thinking about holding an open house to sell my home. Although it’s more common for real estate agents than for homeowners to hold open houses, it’s not necessarily clear to prospective buyers who is hosting the open house when they stop by for a visit. Attending an open house is an easy way for buyers to see the inside of a home they like.
First-time buyers experience their first real estate transaction whey they buy a house. When they sell it, there may be some surprises involved. Here are some good ideas for avoiding and handling delays at the title company for home selling. First-time buyers experience their first real estate transaction when they buy a house.
Most people might think it’s impossible to sell a home this week. But it’s entirely possible when you know the right people to call. In the next seven to ten days, you could be out from under the responsibility of a house you no longer wish to own. Maybe you never wanted to own it. Maybe you inherited it or had to accept it for value in a divorce settlement.
I’m having a hard time trusting an agent to sell my house fast. Maybe I’ve heard too many stories from other sellers over the years, friends and family members complaining about their real estate agents. The main thing I remember hearing is, “agents don’t really do anything unless somebody calls them for a showing.”
If a property has been damaged in a fire or a natural disaster and it’s beyond repair, you might be considering whether to sell a house or abandon it. Many people find themselves in this difficult situation and they are dealing with tough decisions after losing their possessions, pets and possibly family members.
I’m in a frustrating situation right now, waiting for a settlement to come through. Any day now I will be receiving a lot of cash. But that doesn’t help me today. Each day I check my bank deposits and my mailbox, waiting to see the settlement funds. At this point, I need some quick cash.
The front yard is the first thing homebuyers see when they drive by or when they see photos online. If they don’t get a good first impression of the house and yard, they may lose interest in it. That’s why I’m thinking about landscaping before selling my home. It is one way I might attract a buyer.
Typically, there are costs of closing a real estate transaction that are billed to the seller and other costs that are billed to the buyer. These costs are itemized on a Closing Disclosure document, also called a closing statement or a settlement statement by seasoned real estate professionals. Many of us simply want to know who pays for closing.
If you have a house you don’t want and it needs a lot of work, it may be time to sell a house as is. Even if you don’t have monthly mortgage payments, the cost of repairs can be crushing. For most people it doesn’t make sense to pour more money into a property in order to sell it and recoup the money at closing. It might make more sense to sell as is.
It’s frustrating and embarrassing, but I’m in a bad financial situation after losing my job. So, I’m trying to avoid selling my home to cut monthly and yearly expenses. My property taxes have doubled since buying the house, and homeowners insurance goes up every year, so it's time to consider options.
Craigslist.org is a huge website with classified ads in various categories, including real estate. I’m thinking about running craigslist ads to sell my house because the ads are free, and they are seen by thousands of people every day, in hundreds of cities and dozens of countries.
Snow looks beautiful when it’s falling through the trees with fall leaves clinging to the branches, but it eventually piles up on streets, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Snow removal is a problem for homeowners and businesses, and an even bigger problem for cities to maintain their streets.
It’s one or the other… I’ll have to remodel my kitchen or sell my house because it feels like I’m living in the past right now. Maybe it wouldn’t bother another person as much as it bothers me, but all the Golden Oak-stained wooden cabinets look like a kitchen my mother and my grandmother would love.
Surfing the web for alternatives to listing my home with a real estate agent, I have one question in mind. How do I sell my house fast online? I see several websites offering to buy houses online. And the more sites I visit, the more I think about checking the Better Business Bureau for customer reviews.
Are you looking for a nice, young couple to come along and buy your home so that you can move on with your life? Millennials are most likely to be buying starter homes now, and for a variety of reasons they are not always eager or able to become homeowners.
Until you become a landlord and have the experience of seeing your rental house destroyed by the renters, it’s hard to believe. But once you see what careless, thoughtless people have done to your investment property, and you estimate the cost of repairs and remodeling, you may want to sell a house the tenants trashed.
I notice helpful, new real estate articles online every day, but none offer tips or tricks for selling my home in a way that works for me. Listing my home to be shown by real estate agents or putting up a For Sale by Owner sign is the first step for many homeowners, but not for me.