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Found 12 blog entries tagged as "home sellers".

clean_tan4ikk_450Bad smells are one the biggest deal-killers in real estate. If your home smells like pets, mold, smoke or pheromones, you'll repulse buyers. If your home sells at all, it will go for less than it's worth.

It's time to do a dirty job -- identify sources of stinks and deep clean your home.

Since you're living with it, you may be oblivious to your home's smells. Ask your real estate agent to walk with you through your home and not hold back. You need to hear the brutal truth. Does the carpet smell like a puddle-loving dog? Is there moldy smell in your bathroom? To read more of this article, click the link below: Photo:©[Tan4ikk]/123RF.COM
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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450zillow.com - If you plan to sell your home in 2014, be aware that buyers have changed since the economic downturn. They’re savvier than ever, and they’re not desperate. Many of today’s buyers are Millennials (also known as Generation Y) who’ve come of age with access to endless information via the Internet. It’s in their DNA to search, and they love photographs and sharing.

Here are three bits of advice that will make you a smart seller in 2014:

Take your photo shoot seriously

Have your home inspected before listing

Throw buyers a bone

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menhouse_sellingpix_450money.cnn.com - The good news for housing is that price gains next year are expected to be only about half as strong as in 2013, when sellers stayed on the sidelines. Yes, that's good news. "For a sustainable recovery you want to see more balance between buyers and sellers," says David Stiff, chief economist at CoreLogic Case-Shiller, which is forecasting a 6.8% rise in the median home value for 2014.

Inventory is already improving. Nationwide, the number of homes for sale in September rose 1.8% vs. a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's the first increase since late 2011. In Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Orlando, inventory was 10% or higher than a year earlier. To read more of this article, click the link…
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livingroom__karammiri_450realestate.msn.com - Most home sellers are eager to garner the highest possible price when they put their home on the market.

 To maximize profits, your home must be in the best possible condition so that buyers compare it favorably to a model home. At the same time, you should minimize the amount of cash you spend.

 A free and essential first step is to pack personal items and eliminate clutter.  1.  Freshen up your Front Door and handles 2.  Make home as brightly lit as possible  3.  Focus on kitchen and bathrooms  4.  Dig in for curb appeal- pull the weeds and add flowers!

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houserainbow_anthonycz_450homes.yahoo.com - From the beginning of your home search through closing escrow, there’s an awful lot to think about and do. It’s not unusual to make a mistake along the way. But with the financial stakes so high, a false move can end up costing you a lot of money.

Here are five common home buyer mistakes, with tips on how to avoid them.

1.  You expect to get the price down after making an offer  2.  You wait until the eleventh hour to ask for credits 3.  You chase a deal at all costs  4.  You think you can do it all yourself  5.  You don’t think like a seller

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realestate.msn.com - To many buyers, a house that's been on the market a long time must have hidden problems. And that could lead to unnecessary and endless price reductions. Luckily, even in a distressed market, there are ways to prevent roots from sprouting under the 'for sale' sign.

To get a sense of what we mean, see the five tips below, all from experienced agents who say these are areas where home sellers often need some persuading.  1. Price it right; price it low 2. Try a fresh sales approach  3. Don’t try too hard to fight the market 4. Remember, renovations aren't a magic bullet 5. Don’t, repeat don’t, skip the online sales push

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businessinsider.com - The housing market is snapping back – prices of single-family homes rose 9.3 percent over the past 12 months, according to the S&P Case-Shiller index.

But that doesn’t mean boomers hoping to sell their houses have it made.

Homeowners who are in their 40s, 50s and 60s face both short-term and long-term challenges if they want to hook Millennial buyers in their 20s and 30s (who are also known as members of Generation Y and echo boomers).

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Seller confidence is surging: The number of home sellers who say now is a good time to sell doubled in the second quarter, according to a new survey of nearly 2,000 owners conducted by real estate brokerage Redfin. In the first quarter of 2013, 22 percent surveyed said it was a good time to sell compared to 45 percent in the second quarter. 

The percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to buy dropped by 10 percent in that time frame. Forty-four percent of home owners say it's a good time to buy, compared to 54 percent in the first quarter. 

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Sellers and their real estate professionals have an important role in preparing for a home inspection to help ensure it goes smoothly.  Here are some tips published in a recent article in RISMedia, including: 1.  Don’t hide what isn’t working   2.  Make things accessible          3.  Check the lightbulbs  4.  Note septic systems       5.  Keep appliances clear.

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money.msn.com - Prices are up and inventories down – good news for the larger economy.

The housing industry finds itself on a much better footing this year: Prices are up, inventories are down, and signs abound that a recovery is firmly under way. This is good news for the economy as a whole at a time when other stalwarts of the recovery, such as exports and government spending, have started to tail off. Increased home sales put more people to work and feed an upward spiral of income, spending and employment in the real-estate and homebuilding industries. Makers and sellers of appliances, furniture and carpets, plus nurseries, landscapers and others also benefit.

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