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houseonmoney__voronin76_450realtytimes.com - What is written about a home that's for sale may have a positive impact on its sale price. I've written many times about how professional videos and photos can help sell your home faster and possibly for more money but we can't forget the power of the written word.

A new study reports that the words used in listings can help increase the sale price of the home. On average, each property characteristic mentioned in a listing increased the sale price by just under 1% and the probability of selling the home by 9.2%, according to the study conducted by Bennie Waller, professor of finance and real estates at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

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housekeys_voronin_450zillow.com - Given an improving economy, more confidence and the prospect of higher mortgage rates, many homeowners are gearing up to list their homes in what is expected to be a very busy and competitive selling season.

As you spruce up your home to make it warm and welcoming, you must begin by cleaning and eliminating clutter. Buyers need to imagine that they are already living there, and things like family photos, religious decor, kitschy memorabilia and other knick knacks, make it all the more difficult. You should be making minor repairs. Little things, like a leaky faucet or chipped paint on a baseboard, can suggest to buyers that you might not be maintaining the house in other ways, too.

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sale_chris_boswell_450We put our house on the market recently. This was our first home, which we've lived in for more than a decade, so we expected to invest a lot of time cleaning, organizing and making some minor repairs that we'd been putting off. Here's what we didn't see coming.

1.  White and bold wall colors are no-nos 2.  What 'cut the clutter' really means  3.  It's not your home anymore  4.  The walls are in worse shape than you think  5.  Those large items might not come back out so easily  6.  Some cleaning projects will be frustratingly stubborn  7.  Fix those nagging problems — but don't expect them to be easy            8.  Everything will take longer than you think  9.  The house won't stay clean

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houseinfingers_lehui_450realestate.msn.com - Home sellers should get ready for their close-ups.

More real-estate agents are asking owners to take a starring role in short videos touting the best features of their home and neighborhood. These videos, designed to make a home stand out in Web searches, can move homes faster, because they draw more traffic for open houses and showings. Some agents believe they can help sellers fetch a slightly higher price for their home, even in a sluggish market.

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10. A real estate agent knows the real estate market in your area, has access to data about recent sales in your neighborhood, and can help you price your home accordingly.

9. A real estate agent has access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS is a database of current homes for sale. By hiring a broker, information about your home will be instantly available to agents all across your area. They can conduct searches in the MLS for potential buyers to locate properties the buyers might be interested in.

8. If you try to sell your home by yourself, you might not be listed in the MLS and buyers' agents won't bring your home to their clients' attention. Also, some buyers are not comfortable about looking at your house while you're there too,

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