While there are several different types of real estate agents, each state has its own set of laws regarding how real estate agents may interact with buyers and sellers. Q: As a Realtor in Florida, I read your articles in our local paper (Sarasota Herald/Tribune). I think you should have clarified that each state has [...]
Q: How do I find the best real estate agent? And, how do I choose which real estate agent to use? I'm learning a lot going through the process of "properly" selling my house. I interviewed five real estate agents the Saturday before last, and I was amazed by the range of differences in their [...]
Looking around our neighborhood, I see fewer “for sale” signs this December than last year. In fact, several homes that were on the market for over a year have sold this autumn and are now closing. It still isn’t easy being a seller, but times are slowly getting better. Home values are starting to stabilize [...]
Each year we post our financial resolutions for home sellers for the new year. With the current state of our financial system, you need to keep your financial house and home in good shape. I know someone who sold a house this year. It took them seven months, and they had to cut their price [...]
To sell your house in 2011 you might have to change your behavior in this real estate market. New Years Resolutions can help you sell your house in 2011. Even thought the real estate market is stil bad in 2011, you can use New Years Resolutions to help you sell your house. New Years Resolutions like home repairs, a comparative marketing analysis, and research into your housing market will help you sell your home in 2011.
Seller closing costs generally come as a surprise to home sellers, particularly when home sellers find out that they’ll have to pay anywhere between 2 to 7 percent of the sales price in fees and costs. Here's an updated list of closing costs you may incur when you sell a house.
Listing agreements are binding legal documents, but many sellers don't think twice before signing them. It's important to understand and negotiate a listing agreement to terms you are comfortable with, otherwise you'll be accountable for whatever is in the contract. Here are a few things to consider before signing a listing agreement.