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Found 18 blog entries tagged as "Sellers".

blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450realtor.com - The doors, the windows, and most likely the azalea bush by the driveway—you’d expect those to stay with the new house you just bought, and you’d be right. But what stays in the house when you buy it?

Who claims the washer and dryer? Will the sellers bequeath the lawn mower? What about the bathroom fixtures? Your real estate attorney will know specifics about what you are legally entitled to keep as the new homeowner, which can vary between states.

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houseonmoney__voronin76_450realtytimes.com - Your home is listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the sign goes up in your front yard. Now what? Sit back and let the offers roll in. Of course, that's what every seller wants but that's not always what happens.

So, let's rewind a bit and see what can be done to make buyers want your home. The steps you take before you actually put your home on the market can help to ensure interest in your home.

Start by creating a "buy-me-now" attitude. How's that done?

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househill_sellingpix_450As real estate markets continue to recover around the country, buyers are out in full force. Many of today’s buyers make judgments about homes within moments of seeing a listing online. They are also more cautious than before the housing crisis. They want to make sure they’re buying the best house and for the best amount of money. For sellers, that means giving buyers what they want. Though it’s a home first and foremost, it’s also an investment. If you’re planning to put your house on the market, here are ten ways you might be turning off potential buyers.

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frozen__arunas_gabalis_450More sellers are now putting their homes on the market than at this time last year, according to the latest National Housing Trend Report from realtor.com®.

Inventories of homes for sale rose 10% year-over-year to 1.744 million units, indicating increasing seller optimism and a strong, early beginning to the spring home-buying season, according to the report’s February data.  

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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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bank__olegdoroshin_450zillow.com - If you’ve never been through a real estate closing before, you might imagine convening around a large table where, at the end of escrow, you’re presented with an itemized list of big expenses required to close the deal.

But that’s not always the reality. While people still do meet around a table at the closing, today some closings happen virtually. The buyers and sellers can sign the necessary documents remotely and wire money for the closing.

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menhouse_sellingpix_450Once you’ve made the commitment to sell your home, chosen a Realtor to represent you, and established a list price, it’s time to work with your Realtor to market your property so it sells as quickly as possible. Your Realtor should share a marketing plan with you, but the more you know about the process of selling your home the easier it is to support your Realtor’s efforts.

The day your home goes on the market it should be in prime condition and priced right to attract the most potential buyers. While your Realtor can help you determine an appropriate price and can offer suggestions to make your home more appealing, your job is to put in the work to get your home pristine clean and to remove clutter and personalization. Buyers want to see a home where

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money.cnn.com - Sell quickly. Win a bidding war.

Sell your home fast 
Underprice it from the start. If you list your home for at least 10% less than it's worth, you'll often sell it for 10% more.

Win a bidding war 
Go as high as the maximum price you'd ever be willing to pay -- if someone outbids you, you'll feel confident you gave it your best shot.

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money.cnn.com - In a dramatic about-face for the housing market, sellers are now calling the shots.

A survey of more than 2,000 Americans found that 33% of the 365 who were searching for a home have been on the hunt for more than a year and many were willing to make compromises on where they live or the type of home they would buy in order to close the deal, Century 21 Real Estate reported Wednesday.

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lifeince.today.com - It’s a seller’s market in many parts of the country right now. That’s a big change from the past six or seven years. With buyers competing for the same property, home prices are going up. It’s a good thing mortgage interest rates are at historic lows.

“If you want to get the home of your dreams, you need to be really serious,” advises real estate expert Ilyce Glink,author of the book Buy, Close, Move In. “You've got to get pre-approved, not pre-qualified for your purchase. You have to know what you want and how much you feel comfortable spending (it may be less than what the bank suggests). If you know what you want and how much you want to spend, and you've spent a lot of time in your neighborhood of choice, when the right property

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