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Want to know the VALUE of your HOME?

Selecting a licensed professional realtor to sell your house.
Set your listing price. What is Market Value?
Some Questions and Answers for Sellers.
Selecting the right realtor for you.
  • Pick a licensed professional realtor trained to guide you through all aspects of selling your home.
  • Find a realtor who is an expert negotiator.
  • Your realtor should provide ongoing expertise and assistance during the evaluation of the property.
  • Your realtor should help you in understanding different financing options.
  • Your realtor should guide you through closing and make sure everything flows smoothly.
  • Find a realtor that can evaluate market changes and advise you of your options.
  • Find a realtor who works closely with other realtors to sell your home.
  • Find a realtor who will help you in the closing of your home sale.
Select your isting price. What is Market Value?
Setting the list price for your home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. The correct pricing of your home can determine your success. You need a comprehensive look at other homes in your area to make an informed decision. Market Value is the price which is reasonable to sell your home in 30 to 90 days.

Some Questions and Answers for Sellers.
How do I prepare for my home to sell?

You want your home in the best possible condition. This means taking care of any repairs that could turn off a buyer (such as replacing any broken tiles or replacing a leaky faucets, a fresh coat of paint is always good too) Next, work on your home's curb appeal. Make sure your landscape is clean and tidy. Other quick fixes that can help you get market value for your home are:

  • Clean the entire house inside and out.
  • Be sure that the doorbell works and your entryway is clean from debree.
  • Kitchens and baths are a sticking point with home buyers, make them shine.
  • Reorganize closets remove unneccessary things that make your home appear smaller.
  • Make sure the basic appliances and fixtures work. Replace leaky faucets and frayed cords.
  • Eliminate the source of any bad smells, such as the kitty box. Use air freshener or bake a batch of cookies before your open house to ensure that the house smells inviting.

What are the tax implications of selling my home?

Selling your home can have a major impact on your federal and state tax returns. Check with your tax consultant on the factors that may affect taxes resulting from the sale of your home. Be sure to find out the current tax exclusions for your circumstances. Currently In certain cases you can exclude up to $250,000 in gain ($500,000 for married couples filing a joint return) on the sale of property that was your principle residence for at least two years. This applies every two years (based on homes in California).


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