For Sellers

Sell a Home, Not a House

One of the great ironies of selling your home in Norwell, MA, is that you must get it in such great condition that you may ask yourself why you would even want to move out. Your focus right now may be on your own dream home, but consider your current house as someone else’s dream home, and start preparing it for them. Putting a little work into it now makes the entire process of selling your home muchmore profitable for you in the long run. Angie's List can aid in findingworkmen to repair electrical, plumbing and other items in your home to make itmore salable.

Who Else Do You Need On Your Team?

While a great real estate agent is key to selling your home, youwill actually be employing a team of specialists to get you through theprocess. Your real estate agent iswell-connected and in many cases they will be able to recommend people who willhandle all the services that go with fixing-up and selling your home, including: lenders, pest control specialists,home warranty companies, inspection companies, contractors, and plumbers.

Timing It Right

When you are selling your house and buying a new one at the same time, the ability to juggle the responsibilities of both can protect you from headaches. Avoid having to handle two giant chores at once by starting early. Make a list of whom you need to notify about your change of address, including utility companies and credit card companies. Start packing the knick-knacks and off-season items you won’t be needing before the move. If you can start doing repairs around the home as early as possible -- even a full year prior to selling your home -- you will be able to avoid a huge bill right before the sale.

Lighten The Load

As you begin packingto move to your new home, the realization will probably hit you like a ton ofbricks: You have a ton of stuff. Rather than packing it all and lugging it toyour new house just to stuff it into the garage and closets, lighten your loadand make your move easier. It will also make your home look more appealing topotential home buyers. A garage saleis a great way to unload lots of your little-used items and make a little extracash to spend on decorating your new home. You can also sell some of your rarerpossessions on auction sites such as Ebay. You may get a pretty penny for oldtoys and books which might have sold for a lesser price at your garage sale.Also consider donating furniture and clothing to charity. You’ll be doingsomething good for yourself and for others.

SELLER TIPS

Understanding Agency

Five Things to Do Before You Sell

Tips for Holding a Yard Sale

Ten Ways to Make Your House More Salable

Five Ways to Speed Up Your Sale

Seven Steps to Preparing for an Open House

Ten Ways to Make Your Home Irresistible at an Open House

Seven Terms to Watch for in a Purchase Contract

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Real Estate Practitioner

What You'll Net at Closing

Moving Tips for Sellers

Six Items to Have On Hand for the New Owners

Twenty Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

What is Appraised Value?

Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate

Does Moving Up Make Sense?

Remodeling That Pays

Twelve Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

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