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Learn all you need to know about selling a house. We cover everything from selling a house yourself or hiring a real estate agent to signing the closing papers.

Negotiating Fees with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent’s job is to help you keep your money in your pocket. It is up to you to find a real estate agent who hears you, does not pressure you and, above all, one by whom...

What to Consider When Shopping for a New Home Online

More and more people every month are finding their new home or property online. There is tremendous convenience and ease with which you can surf through multiple listings, experience interactive virtual tours, and research communities from the comfort of...

Helping Your Child Cope with a Move

When I was a child, it was not uncommon for my family to move. In fact, we moved a fair amount and I remember the loss that went with a move. It wasn’t just about losing my friends, which...

Selling a House Due to a Divorce

One of the realities of today’s world is that over half of the population will experience a divorce. Of course, divorces are not just a severing of two people’s emotional lives from each other; they also include a division...

Selling Your Home Yourself – Pros and Cons

People have been known to sell their homes themselves for a variety of reasons: they want to save on commission fees, want to meet the future owner of their house personally, they want to personalize the selling and negotiating...

When is a Good Time to Sell Your House?

Selling a house is a big decision, and there will be many factors in your decision to put your house on the market. Some people are just ready for a bigger home to accommodate a growing family, while others...

Tips on Staging a House

With just the right special effects, good staging can transform a home into a house of dreams. Done wrong and a home can become more like the set of a horror movie, a real house of screams. Home staging has...

Selling a House – One of the Biggest Transactions of your Life

Selling a house can truly be one of life’s more crazy experiences. It is probably the biggest transaction that you will ever make in one sitting, where the money is going totally to you. There are several things to...

Should I Renovate before Selling my House?

Considering selling? Planning to sell a house you own? If so it will probably have occurred to you – or even have hit you squarely in the gut with some urgency – that you should do whatever possible to...

How Much did you Really Profit from Selling Your House?

$100,000 Profit? Your mother always told you, “You will need math someday!” Well, that “someday” has arrived! You’re thinking of selling your house for $400,000 and you paid $300,000 when you bought it, so you are tempted to spend that...

Bidding Wars – How to Win the House or When to Walk Away

Just when you thought it was over: Deciding on an agent, Learning areas and neighborhoods, Learning new terminology like functional obsolescence, The unexpected revisit of your five-year plan, Hugs and hate with your mate, Unfolding and folding maps, Burning untold gas and rubber, Walking around strange homes (some stranger than others!), and Finally finding the one or at...

Selling Your Home Yourself – Pros and Cons

People have been known to sell their homes themselves for a variety of reasons: they want to save on commission fees, want to meet the future owner of their house personally, they want to personalize the selling and negotiating process, and don’t want to be # 2 or #...

Becoming a Real Estate Agent – Making a Career of Selling Homes

With 2005 setting records in sales of homes all across North America, it should come as no surprise that the number of people becoming real estate agents is on the rise. Real estate has a long history of making the people involved in transactions a good living, and there...

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