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How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker, 4th Edition

How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker, 4th Edition

Bill Carey , Chantal Howell Carey , Suzanne Kiffmann

ISBN: 978-0-471-66854-1

Sep 2004

288 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$22.00

Description

Invaluable advice, tips, and guidelines for selling your home the affordable way--yourself

With the high commissions being charged in today's housing market and the convenience of the Internet as a selling tool, many Americans find it more affordable to sell their own homes. This new edition of the indispensable home seller's how-to guide can save you thousands of dollars in real estate fees and commissions by showing you how to successfully market, negotiate, close, and wrap up the sale of your home-without paying a broker's high fees.

Updated and revised to reflect all the latest trends in real estate, this popular classic takes you through the ABCs of doing it yourself-from making a plan to making a profit when you close. Selling your own home can be tricky; this Fourth Edition provides all the tools and advice you need to save on fees, with:
* Worksheets, checklists, sample contracts, and other helpful documents
* New chapters on seller financing and second mortgages
* The latest tax law changes that affect home sellers
* Tips on how to get a buyer to assume your existing mortgage
* Guidance on using the Internet to sell your home
* Information on using land sale contracts, contracts for deed, wrap-around mortgages, and all-inclusive trust deeds (AITDs)


With its step-by-step guidance and its wealth of helpful tools, How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker will help you find a buyer as quickly-and cheaply-as possible.
Chapter Checklist.

SECTION I: PREPARE.

1. Decide on Your Goals.

2. Assemble Property Records.

3. Determine Your Financial Requirements.

4. Select Your Consultants.

5. Disclose!

SECTION II: MARKET.

6. Prepare Your Property.

7. Advertise!

8. Show Your Home Successfully.

SECTION III: NEGOTIATE.

9. Prepare for Negotiation.

10. Understand Purchase Contracts.

11. Understand Contract Implications.

12. Understand Other Possible Offers.

13. Handle Counteroffers.

14. Self Financing.

SECTION IV: CLOSE.

15. Understand Closing Basics.

16. Handle Closing Complications.

17. Close!

SECTION V: WRAP UP.

18. Handle Taxes.

19. Move!

SECTION VI: WORKSHEETS AND CONTRACTS.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.