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houseinhand_voronin_450zillow.com - Nobody decides to sell a home overnight. Getting the best price for your home, with the least amount of stress, takes time and planning. Here are the five steps you should follow as you prepare to put your home on the market.

1. Learn your home’s market value  2. Assess your home’s physical condition  3. Start watching the comps  4. Do your homework  5. Set a deadline and get to work

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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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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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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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