3 Things To Do If You Are Thinking Of Selling Your House

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If you are thinking about selling your house, there are some steps that you may want to take before you start the entire process. Taking those steps can help you decide if this is the right time for you to sell your house and if you are going to get the money you want out of it. 

Realtor Evaluation

One thing you can do is to have a realtor come out and evaluate your home and property for you. They will look at your house, how many rooms it is, what amenities you have, etc., and then ask you some questions about how much you paid for it, what kind of improvements you've done, how recent those improvements are, and other similar things. The realtor will take all that information, along with information about your area, and give you a suggestion as to what fair market value of your house would be on the current market. They can also suggest things that will help you be able to sell your house for more. 

Property Appraisal

Another thing you can do is to have an appraiser come and out and look at your property for you. They will look at many of the same things that a realtor will do, but instead of telling you how much your house will sell on the current market, they will tell you how much your house is currently worth. Having that valuation can help you when you decide to sell because you will have a good foundation on which to set your selling price. 

Physical Evaluation

You are going to get more money if your house is in good shape. That means that you have should all the physical parts of your house looked at. That way you can have any problems fixed and make any necessary improvements before you place your house on the market. You can also get the people who come to inspect your home's physical plant to write out notes on what they find, what they did, and what may need to be done in the future, as well as giving you information about any new things that were put in place, like a new roof or a new furnace. 

If you are thinking about selling your house, you want to make sure that you are as ready to go as possible. There are some steps that you can take that will help you in the process. 


14 August 2017

Sarah's Renting Tips

Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.