Seller’s Resources

Why Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home?

1. Navigate a complicated process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multipage settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. 2. Information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They’ll also […]

Understanding Capital Gains Tax

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain — the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations. How to Calculate Gain In real estate, capital gains are […]

Advice for Better Home Showings

1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too. 2. Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light […]

Set your Selling Price

Being Overpriced is a Bad Place to Start By Michele Dawson If you’re selling your house, one of the first steps you’ll take is setting an asking price, a maneuver that requires the ability to find the perfect balance between attracting solid offers and ultimately receiving top dollar. If you’re working with a Realtor or […]

Preparing for Sale: What to Do Before Listing Your Home

“What should I fix, replace, or change in my home before I put it on the market?” Chances are there are a couple of minor repairs and slight improvements you should do before we place a For Sale sign on your lawn. There are many ‘no-cost’ and ‘low-cost’ changes you can make. The use of […]