Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home

Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home

Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if there is a special form required in your state.  Purchasers access to premises agreement. This agreement sets conditions for...
Open House Safety Tips

Open House Safety Tips

An open house can be a great sales tool, but it also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Stay safe by practicing these guidelines. Call the local police department and ask them to have a squad care drive by during your open-house hours. Check...
How to Get an Offer on Your Home

How to Get an Offer on Your Home

Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range.  Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.  Be flexible about showings. It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show...
Moving Checklist for Sellers

Moving Checklist for Sellers

Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move. Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address. Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be...
Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

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...
Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior

Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior

Make your home more appealing for yourself and potential buyers with these quick and easy tips: Trim bushes so they don’t block windows or architectural details.  Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle....