On ThinkGlink.com, selling typically refers to selling a home, whether that home is a single-family house, a condominium, a co-op, a townhome, or a vacant piece of land. When you’re selling your home, or any piece of real estate, you need to decide what process you want to follow – whether you want to hire a real estate agent or do a for sale by owner (also known as FSBO). Selling includes, cleaning up and organizing your home, figuring out what the selling price should be, hiring the team you’ll need to sell your property (which might include an agent), potentially staging the home, negotiating the sale and closing on the transaction. Selling also includes getting the word out that your home is for sale by using every marketing means possible, including setting up an individual website for the property, listing it on Craigslist.com, Zillow.com and other sites, telling people at work or in your neighborhood that the property is for sale, and even placing a sign in your front yard. Use
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A home seller worries about her real estate agent changing her approach to selling a home. The real estate agent first said the home "shows well" and is now asking her to declutter her house. The housing market likely changes the approach the real estate agent takes. A good agent may change tactics, such as including staging, as housing market conditions shift.
What's the impact of changing the design of the rooms in your home? Will changing the layout of the rooms in your home and their design change your ability to sell your home? Changing the layout or the design of the rooms of your home may help it to sell. You have to balance the cost of changing room design with the expected home sale results.
A man wants to sell the home he shares with his female companion, but she does not. Selling the home is only the first of many issues between this man and his partner. First they need to decide what they are doing in their relationship, then they can think about selling the home.
Does having a pool in a townhouse community raises the value of each townhouse. This depends on whether other local townhouse communities have pools. A pool will cost townhouse residents more in fees and upkeep, but if it's the only pool in the area it can help increase your townhouse's value.
A parent asks about how to sell your own home. He has a home he wants to sell to his son at a very low cost and he wants to know his options. Knowing your goals will help you know how to sell your own home. Different tax implications and laws apply depending on how you sell your own home.
A woman asks about her marriage property rights. Her marriage is ending and her husband sold the property but does he have rights to sell it? To find out her marriage property rights she can talk to a legal aid clinic.
Is it a good idea to try to sell in a down market? Even in bad markets, there are properties that sell. The right time to sell is when there is sufficient activity in the area, or if you're willing to meet the price of the few buyers who are out there.
If you buy a home with a housing grant with a set timeframe you may be penalized if you sell early. Housing grants often have terms and conditions. Read your documents to understand your housing grant.