Steps to Selling a Home


Selling a Home

Getting a home ready to sell takes plenty of work—of both the physical and the paper variety—and you’re bound to have plenty of questions. We’ve found Web sites with reliable answers and guidance to help you smoothly and quickly through the process, and even offer advice if you fear losing your home to foreclosure.

Steps to Selling a Home

Selling your home is a busy time (and on top of it all, you’re also planning a move). But it’s important to start with some real estate basics before jumping into the market. Online tutorials and news and commentary sites can arm you with the knowledge you need to feel confident during the selling process.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Remember that sites on the Web may provide only a very general overview of the home selling process across the United States. Individual states have their own particular real estate laws and requirements, so it’s important to be familiar with the specifics where you live. FindLaw has a page of property and real estate laws in each state. Also check your state’s official Web site for real estate laws (use to find your state’s site).

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