If Your Home Isn’t Selling


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 ... read more »

Should I Sell My Home?

It can be hard to tell whether now is a good time to sell your home or if you should wait for ... read more »

Sell Your Home Yourself or Hire a Realtor?

Selling a home isn’t easy and it involves a lot of paperwork no matter how you go about it. ... read more »

Financial and Legal Aspects of Selling a Home

Selling a home requires a lot of paperwork and will likely have important tax consequences as well. ... read more »

Show Your Home

One of your best bets to selling your home quickly is to clean up as much as possible and complete ... read more »

If Your Home Isn’t Selling

Despite your best efforts, your home might not sell quickly, and it may be due to matters within or beyond your control. Find out what you can do to get things moving with the help of the sites we’ve recommended in this section.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If your home is overpriced, or you’re having problems in the negotiation phase, remember that the art of negotiation isn’t specific to selling a home. When researching negotiation tactics, look beyond real estate sites; if an article is offering advice for boardroom negotiation tactics, you may find it just as useful if you can apply its principles to your home-selling negotiations.
  • Read a bit about market trends and the recent sale history of houses in the neighborhood you are selling in. Public records can be found online and this information may save you from overpricing. Find housing market news and commentary sites in the “Steps to Selling a Home” section of this guide.
  • You’ll have to think about interest rates when you’re trying to settle on a purchase price for your home, as they can greatly affect buyers’ budgets. We’ve included a site that lists current rates, updated weekly.

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When You Are Facing Foreclosure

For those whose financial circumstances may necessitate the quick sale of their home, it’s ... read more »

Real Estate News and Blogs

Following news and developments in the real estate market helps build your knowledge as you prepare ... read more »

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