You love your home, and think it should sell for top dollar. But how do you make sure buyers see it the same way? Find out about marketing strategies, appropriate pricing, negotiating, and tax issues here.
When Should Home Seller Hire Inspector Before Marketing the House?
As a home seller, you could just sit back and wait for the buyer to do a home inspection. But that leaves you open to a problem: The buyer’s inspection may turn up hidden defects or problems that can turn the negotiating tables in the buyer’s favor.
Best Websites for Selling Stuff to Declutter Before a Home Sale
Need to unload excess possessions? Here's how to make the highest profit.
Organizing Paperwork for Your Home Sale
Being organized is key to a successful (and sane) home sale.
What's Dual Agency in a Real Estate Transaction and Why Should I Avoid It?
Potential for conflicts of interest and lack of a committed negotiator when house buyer and seller use the same real estate agent.
How to Interview a Prospective Agent to Sell Your Home
Questions to ask when choosing a real estate agent to sell your house.
Signing a Listing Agreement with Your Real Estate Agent
What goes into a seller’s listing agreement with a real estate agent.
Sell Your Home FSBO or With a Real Estate Agent?
Considering whether the effort involved in selling one's home without a broker is worth the potential savings on commission.
Negotiate the Agent's Commission When Selling Your House
Save money when you sell your home by reducing your real estate agent's commission.
Listing Your House: What List Price Should You Set?
Setting the right list price gets potential buyers in the door, but it doesn't mean your house will sell for that amount.
Comparative Market Analysis Helps Sellers Price Their Home
Pricing a house right is crucial to bringing in buyers. That's where comparing it to other properties comes in.
Can I Sue My Neighbor for Having, in Effect, Reduced My Home's Selling Price?
Unfortunately, your neighbor has no direct duty to you regarding property upkeep, and thus no civil liability for failing to maintain.
Expenses to Expect When Selling Your Home
Talk to anyone who's just sold a home, and you'll probably see some eye-rolling as they recount how the supposed profits were undercut by one expense after another. But the results won't seem quite so shocking if you know what to expect.
Avoiding Capital Gains Tax When Selling Your Home: Read the Fine Print
You may exclude up to $250,000 per co-owner of your capital gain from tax -- or up to $500,000 for married couples filing jointly.
When Home Sellers Can Reduce Capital Gains Tax Using Expenses of Sale
If your profits on your home sale are likely to be high, start cataloging your selling expenses so as to lower your capital gains tax obligation.