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Real Estate - Seller's Guide

If you are reading this guide it is safe to assume that you have experienced the joys of being a homebuyer and a homeowner. Now you will need to prepare yourself to be on the selling end of the transaction. Depending on whether it is a buyer's or a seller's market you will need to be prepared to invest some time to prepare your house for sale. In a seller's market your home may be sold in a matter of days at the price it was listed at or maybe even at a higher price. In a seller's market you may not need to do much preparation like repairs or painting however it is certain that if you do these things you are more likely to get or even exceed your asking price. In a buyers market it is strongly advised to prepare the home for sale by making necessary repairs and generally cleaning the house up. Remember that in a buyer's market your home will be in competition with the many other properties that are for sale so you will need to make sure your home has every competitive advantage.

Keep in mind that this is a business transaction and you will need to develop thick skin to get through the process sane. Think of the dozens of muddy footed people trudging through your home, criticizing the décor and the furnishings you spent endless hours getting just right. Remember there are as many different types of decorating styles as there are people so do not take any of this personally. You probably did not like many of the decorating aspects of your home when you first moved in and changed it to suit your style as time went by.

It is advisable to do a sanity check with yourself at this stage also before the "For Sale" signs go up. Ask yourself basic questions such as why do you want to sell anyway? Are you sick and tired of having only one bathroom for a family of four or is your home just too small for the number of people in your family? Maybe you are being transferred and have no choice but whatever the reason you cannot simply stick a sign in the front yard and hope for the best. You will need to do a lot of preparation. Follow USRealEstate.com's complete guide to selling your home and you will be well on your way to a successful sale.

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