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How to Avoid Common Issues When Selling Your Home

happy young Hispanic homeowner in front of a home he's selling When selling your home, you want to be more like the Jeffersons than Billy Joel. The Jeffersons were happy to be “movin’ on up.” Billy Joel could not see what all the fuss was about. He seemed to expect more. This may be because he did not have a real estate agent or because he made some slipups while selling. There are many things you can do in order to make the process easier.

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Common Issues

Whether you will be selling your first piece of property or you seem to be constantly on the move, there are several steps you should take so that the process of selling your house is smooth, you get the best price, and you sell quickly.

Get Help

Even if you are selling your 50th home, it is best to hire an agent. Someone like Brian Burd in El Paso, Texas. This will not only ensure that you price it properly for the market, it will also speed up the process.

Fix It

If you think no one will notice the repairs that need to be made, you are wrong. Buyers can be quite nitpicky. They want everything just so. While you cannot do anything about them not liking the color of the walls in the playroom, you can fix the cracked tiles that are in there. Either way, you will end up paying for the repairs. So, you might as well get it done so you get the price you want quicker.

Get Rid of Your Stuff

Whether it is personal or you do not want to sell it with the house, you need to pack it up and ship it out. This goes for any and all clutter, as well as family photos, and any lighting fixtures and window coverings you want to take with you. However, do not try to sell the house completely empty as that will slow down the sale almost as much as clutter will.

Hire an Accountant

An accountant is almost as important as a real estate agent when it comes to selling your home. He or she can tell you when the best time to sell is so you do not end up with tax penalties. In addition, an accountant can also help you figure in all closing costs that are associated with the sale. Often time, homeowners overlook these fees, which can cause problems.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Cliche, yes. True, also yes. Be sure that the pictures that are posted on the web are a true and accurate representation of your home and are taken in the best light.

Selling Your Home, The Easy Way

When it is time to make a move, call a real estate agent. If you are in the El Paso area, call the Brian Burds Home Selling Team.



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