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House Selling For Dummies, 3rd Edition

House Selling For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Eric Tyson, Ray Brown

ISBN: 978-0-470-17046-5

Dec 2007

384 pages

Description

New how-to details on staging and curb appeal

The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house

Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos.

Discover how to:
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Prepare your property to attract buyers
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Determine your asking price
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Hire the right real estate agent
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Market and show your house
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Negotiate for the best offer
Introduction.

Part I: The Selling Decision.

Chapter 1: Deciding to Sell.

Chapter 2: Selling and Your Personal Finances.

Chapter 3: Exploring the Economics of Selling.

Chapter 4: Confronting Financing Issues.

Part II: Tactical Considerations.

Chapter 5: Timing is Everything.

Chapter 6: For Sale By Owner.

Chapter 7: Your Real Estate Team.

Chapter 8: Listing Contracts and Commissions.

Part III: Getting Top Dollar When You Sell.

Chapter 9: Preparing Your House for Sale.

Chapter 10: Determining Your House’s Value.

Chapter 11: Price It Right and Buyers Will Come.

Part IV: The Brass Tacks of Getting Your House Sold.

Chapter 12: Marketing Your House.

Chapter 13: Harnessing Your Computer for House Selling.

Chapter 14: Negotiating Strategies for Sellers.

Chapter 15: It Ain’t Over ‘til the Check Clears.

Chapter 16: Income Tax Filings after the Sale.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Things to Do After You Sell.

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Selling Rental Real Estate.

Chapter 19: Ten Questions Home Buyers May Ask and How to Answer ’Em.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract.

Appendix B: Example of a Good Inspection Report.

Appendix C: Glossary.