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.
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One of your best bets to selling your home quickly is to clean up as much as possible and complete those little repairs you’ve been saving for later. Buyers want to know that a home has been well maintained and cared for, and your efforts now will pay off in the long run. Use the Web sites in this section to learn where to get started.
- If you obtain home repair advice from a message board, remember to take this information with a grain of salt. Generally, anyone can post to these boards and the advice you receive might not be reputable. Check for sites with moderators who are construction professionals.
- Consult with an area realtor or use their Web site to learn what you can do to improve the appearance of your home. A local professional may have a few “tricks of the trade” that are especially helpful for selling a home in your area.
For cleaning tips …
offers cleaning tips and presentation techniques you can use to encourage home buyers to purchase your home.
For home remodeling and repair tips …
takes you through each room of your home and provides instruction about how to make a variety of repairs. Read up on issues with floors and ceilings, walls, plumbing and electrical systems, and maintenance of heating and cooling controls. Stop by the forum
if you need to connect with someone who’s working on the same repairs as you.
explains that spending a little money to spruce up your home and make a few repairs can improve the chances your home will sell quickly. Learn how to remodel a bathroom to boost your home’s value and get tips on making a fast and profitable sale.
For advice on home staging and curb appeal …
explains what home staging is, why it’s important to your home sale, and where you can look to find a professional home stager in your area.
has a lengthy list of articles about home staging and improving the curb appeal of your home. Find tips from a variety of perspectives here, as the articles come from sources such as Bankrate.com, the Massachusetts Association of RealtorS, Realty Times, and more.
offers 13 tips on home staging, with advice about improving the entry to your home, effectively arranging furniture, improving lighting, and more. Don’t miss the colorful photos to get a better idea of how to implement the tips in your home.
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