Tag: HomeSelling

  • Add Some Class to a Real Estate Open House at Not Much Cost

    Ways to Add Some Flair to a Real Estate Open House

    Would you not want your home to look perfect before presenting it to potential buyers? The same logic goes with an open house. Continue Reading

  • Cost of a Home Sale: Much More Than the Agent's Fee

    Weighing the True Cost of a Home Sale

    The real costs of selling property are much higher than an agent's commission, especially when viewed as a percentage of earned equity. Continue Reading

  • Selling a 'Slightly Haunted' House

    'Slightly Haunted, Nothing Serious'

    A home seller in Pennsylvania wasn't sure about what he needed to disclose in his listing, but "better safe than sorry," he thought. Continue Reading

  • Is a Neighbor Hurting Your Home's Value?

    Is a Neighbor Hurting Your Home's Value?

    A recent survey by Harris Interactive and State Farm Insurance found that 60 percent of Americans have a pet peeve with someone who lives nearby. A bad neighbor "can make your life a total nightmare," says Bob Borzotta, managing editor of NeighborsFromHell.com, whose message boards contain more than 42,700... Continue Reading

  • Home Staging Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

    Home Staging Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

    In a competitive buyer's market like the one we're in today, home staging is more important than ever. A successful staging can make the difference between a house that moves fast for the right price and one that languishes on the market unsold. But a handful of common mistakes can hamper the best home staging... Continue Reading

  • The Greener the House, the Quicker the Sale

    The Greener the House, the Quicker the Sale

    Green living is more popular than ever, and playing up a home's green features can make all the difference when it comes to making a sale. To be competitive and to ensure you get the best price possible for your home, it makes sense to assess its sustainable, energy-saving features right along with traditional... Continue Reading

  • How to Choose a Realtor

    How to Choose a Realtor

    Virginia Realtor Lon Crow has firm ideas on how homebuyers should choose a Realtor. And they don't involve calling the agent named at the bottom of a listing. "You have to find someone who will act on your behalf. A listing agent's not going to do that. A listing agent is going to try to get the price that, in... Continue Reading