When selling your home it’s a good idea to be represented by an attorney especially an attorney with expertise in real estate transactions. When a potential buyer puts an offer in writing and you accept it, the signed acceptance becomes the sales contract. Your attorney can help you protect your interests with the sales contract…

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When selling your home it’s a good idea to be represented by an attorney especially an attorney with expertise in real estate transactions. When a potential buyer puts an offer in writing and you accept it, the signed acceptance becomes the sales contract. Your attorney can help you protect your interests with the sales contract…

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Selling a home can have a major impact on your tax returns. A tax consultant can help you determine the effects that selling your home would have on you. Here are some factors that could effect your taxes: Whether you purchased the home or acquired it by gift or inheritance Whether you used your home…

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At some point either your or the agent will need to determine the viability of a potential buyer. Identifying whether a potential buyer will be purchasing your home or not, depends on several factors: The buyer’s debt and credit history The buyer’s current income and employment The buyer’s cash position and availability of a down…

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A real estate agent can be a helpful guide for setting up a home to be sold. Their experience allows them to prepare a home for an easier sale. If the potential buyer makes it past the outside, it’s the interior of the home that makes the sale. Remember, there are plenty of easy and…

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When potential buyers drive by your home what do they see? A good first impression is key to bringing in potential buyers. Take this list into consideration when looking at the outside of your home: Is the yard well maintained? Lawns mowed, hedges trimmed? Are garbage and debris stored out of sight? Are lawn mowers…

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You consider your home one of your most prized possessions. You have lavishly decorated to individual taste, using paint and wallpaper as expression of your personality. Eyes glued to yet another magazine, you finally found the perfect window treatment. Your furniture reflects the colors and textures that have become important over the years. And don’t…

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No home is perfect! In one way or another, they all have defects to some extent. However, concealing problem areas can result in costly lawsuits….at your expense! The horror stories come in many forms. During the height of purchasing excitement, not everyone will notice the cracked foundation or faulty roof that leak only when it…

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Today’s consumers are comparison shoppers. Although eager to achieve the best possible return on their hard earned investment dollars, they will shy away from properties that are listed too high or too low. Listing above market value, you will more than likely sell your neighbor’s house instead of yours, or at the very least, risk…

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The size and nature of a real estate transaction requires an agent you can trust to act in your best interest. Finding the right agent can be a chore in itself. Consider asking friends and neighbors for recommendations to find a good agent.   Talk to several agents before picking the one you want to…

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