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How to Simplify the Process of Selling a Home

By Charles Hopkins Published 04/21/2006 | Real Estate
Admit it for years, or even decades it has truly been your home sweet home. And now, you refer to it as a plain property to sell.

Selling a home need not be a bitter encounter. We should healthily treat it as a source of marketable commodity, a money-generating property, a real estate. We should see our property as not just a plain house or a shelter, but as a fortress! In selling a home, we should also let other people (especially prospective buyers) get the same home sweet home experience we had.

One good move in selling a home is to first cut off your personal attachment from it. Have it ready for others to see and in time, theyll consider buying it.

People usually are not looking for big houses. They might consider the size more important if they have a large family, but most probably theyll look for the comfort and homey feeling it brings. In selling a home, remember to restore its best features just like the way it looked when you first stepped in.

Remove all posters and frames of photos and de-personalize before selling a home and presenting it to prospective buyers. Make sure you have a final walkthrough to see if all personal memorabilia has been removed. Then try to see the parts of your home that need some re-conditioning.

Removing all the clutter is also a major step in selling a home. Sadly though, this part is also the hardest to do for homeowners as they have become emotionally attached to it. On the part of the buyer, seeing clutter is a very negative thing that will drive them away from the idea of buying. In selling a home, highlight all spacious area of the house and clear away all visible clutter.

In selling a home, you will most likely meet two types of realtors. Realtor Type #1 will present and come up with prices much lower than what youve estimated and will strongly strengthen their statements with sales records of homes similar to yours. Then here comes Realtor Type #2 who perfectly agrees and matches with how much value you are expecting to get, or sometimes they may even declare a higher value. Study their Competitive Market Analysis before you decide.

With the few tips provided in this article you CAN get started. Review your plans, pair up with the right realtor, and in just a short time you will feel much more comfortable in buying and selling real estate.