How to Sell a Home

Comprehensive Guide to Selling a Home

Michael Edlen has tracked local statistics and trends and provides real estate counseling services to prospective home sellers. This guide to how to sell a home is where we've poured all of our comprehensive knowledge to help you have a better home selling experience.

Tips For Selling Your Home

Dispute Resolution Alternatives: Mediation

While mediation is a voluntary process the provision provides that “If any party commences an action based on a dispute or claim to which this paragraph applies, without first attempting to resolve the matter through mediation, then that party shall

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How to Sell a House

How To Interview An Agent

We have a 10-page set of questions and guidelines on “How To Select A Real Estate Agent”. One question I would suggest not giving high importance is, “How much is my house worth?” Too often, an agent is selected because they give the highest estimate of value.

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Tips For Selling Your Home

Achieving Success Through Integrity

To be successful, real estate agents must be flexible in attitude and open to a wide range of possibilities. They need a positive mental attitude, real enthusiasm, a creative mind-set, be readily available to clients and maintain a healthy sense of humor.

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Tips For Selling Your Home

Serious Personal Issues To Decide Before Selling

Before deciding which agent to entrust your listing to, you might benefit from considering several factors. There is much, much more to selling a home at top dollar than putting up a sign, entering it into the multiple listing service, running a few internet ads, and having other agents preview the property.

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How to Sell a House

Minimize Hassles In Selling Your Home

In nearly all of Northern California and many other areas of the country, sellers provide a full set of inspection reports and disclosure information for prospective buyers to review before deciding to make an offer. This provides a high degree of peace of mind for both prospective buyers and sellers, since it minimizes surprises during a property investigation period.

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Tips For Selling Your Home

Have A Back-Up Contract

of“I have heard about ‘back-up’ contracts. How do these work and do they benefit buyers or sellers of homes?” –A Santa Monica Homeowner What is a Back-up Contract? A “back-up” contract is what the home seller can negotiate or agree

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Common Mistakes Sellers Can Avoid

I am frequently asked for suggestions that would help owners preparing to put their home on the market. The following are several mistakes that can be avoided and may make the difference between success and failure.

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