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Homeseller checklist



Home Seller’s Information Center
Checklist for Selling a House
Selling a house can be a very involved process. By keeping track of your progress with this checklist, you can eliminate many of the pitfalls, time delays and aggravations that can erupt at any time during the house selling period. Bookmark this page so that you can return to it frequently and maintain control over the experience. As the sales market gets more and more competitive, a good game plan becomes crucial. 

House Selling Checklist

Be an informed seller. There is a lot of information on this Web Site that will assist you and links to much more information. Numerous guides are available on specific subjects. (See “Recommended Reading” at the bottom of many pages). The Bookstore  also has a number of recommended resources. Gather as much information as you can to increase your effectiveness.

Decide whether it is to your advantage to sell your house with an Agent or on your own. If you decide to go with an Agency, find an Agent in whom you can have confidence. Click here to choose an Agent in your area. You can compare backgrounds, experience, commissions and more. More information. If selling on your own, you can enhance your chances for success with a marketing partner such as For Sale by Owner.

Familiarize yourself on how to price your houseEducate yourself. Selling a home is too imporant (and too competitive) to pull a price out of the air. HomeGain.com has a FREE service which is designed to help you get an estimate of your home’s value. Knowing how much your home can be worth is one of the first steps in beginning to market the property. Click here for more information.

What if selling quickly is of more importance than holding out for top price? You may want to consider a source such as FastCash4Homes.comwhere you can get an immediate online response. More information.

Know what you can and cannot change about your house. This allows you to concentrate on those items that bring the highest rewards and ignore those that cannot be modified.

Spend time on the house preparation phase–it will probably be the most productive time you can spend!

Decide whether or not to do a pre-listing house inspection.

Have a yard sale before you list. Sell, donate, or trash everything you don’t need.

Decide whether you want to offer a Home Warranty with your house.

Get familiar with financing options. Be at least as knowledgeable as your buyers.

Develop an effective advertising and marketing plan on your own or with your Agent. If you are selling on your own, For Sale by Owner has a complete menu of services that are available. More information

Know how to best show your home.

When it is time to negotiate, learn how to deal with offers and familiarize yourself with contracts. If you need to review an example of purchase offers, you can find forms for all states at a reasonable price at FindLegalForms.com.

Looking to buy another home? Check out our Home Buyer’s Information Center before you buy another home. You’ll find hundreds of helpful hints and tips from the Buyer’s perspective.

Make moving plans early. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Know what is involved at closing and settlement.

Smile and breathe a sigh of relief: It’s over!