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How to Prepare to Sell Your Home in an Up or Down Selling Market

So you are ready to sell your home but feel unprepared and perhaps even a little scared because you’ve never sold a home or you’ve never sold a home without using a real estate agent.

The BIG question running around in your head “Is now the best time to sell my home or should I wait and try to sell it later?” It’s a great question, but the truth is, when you need to sell your home, you need to sell your home. Sure, you can always wait and try to “guess” what the housing market will do in the future, but it will only be a guess.

Here’s the good news! Houses sell every day, in every type of market, and it doesn’t matter if it’s an up selling market or a down selling market, somebody is waiting to buy your home.

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#40 Why would I need to supply a structural report?

#40 Why would I need to supply a structural report?

After a general home inspection is complete sometimes a structural engineering inspection is also warranted. If this is the case, the home inspector typically includes this recommendation in their final home inspection report. Home inspectors are not qualified to...

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#39 Title Search Horror Story

#39 Title Search Horror Story

Hiring someone to do a title search on your home, usually a title insurance company, can help to discover titles defects (commonly called a “cloud” on the title) that can keep a home seller from closing the sale of their home. If a home seller is unable to provide a...

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#36 Home Sellers Need to Give Up the Keys

#36 Home Sellers Need to Give Up the Keys

One of the hardest things for a home seller to do is give up the keys to their house. This can be especially difficult for homeowners who’ve been in the house for a very long time; for example 10 or more years. There’s almost always an emotional attachment to the home...

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#35 Avoiding Last Minute Closing Problems

#35 Avoiding Last Minute Closing Problems

Going to a home closing should be fun and exciting for everybody involved. However, sometimes unintended consequences can create problems and it can happen to the seller or the buyer. Simple things you that would never cross your mind can stop a home closing in it...

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#33 Stake Survey – What is it?

#33 Stake Survey – What is it?

A loan survey sometimes called a location survey is much different than a stake survey many times called a boundary survey. Understanding the difference between the two types of surveys could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Unfortunately most home...

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#32 Proof of Property Ownership

#32 Proof of Property Ownership

Who really owns your property and what paperwork proves it? The answers might surprise you and you should be prepared for all surprises when selling your home. Doug Simmons, a title expert, explains the different types of proof of ownership that can come with a...

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#31 It’s Cold Outside – The Pool Story

#31 It’s Cold Outside – The Pool Story

When purchasing a home that has a swimming pool it’s always a good idea to have a pool inspection. This type of inspection when purchasing can be easily overlooked. It can be very expensive repairing a swimming pool and the costs can easily run in the thousands very...

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#30 What will a title company do for me? Part 2

#30 What will a title company do for me? Part 2

Todd explains why you may want a title company to help you research your title before you sell your home. For example: A title company's key role is to provide an insurance product that guarantees property or home buyer is acquiring the property without anyone else...

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#26 What does an appraiser know that an agent doesn’t?

#26 What does an appraiser know that an agent doesn’t?

Professional appraiser Ed Newsom explains the importance of dealing with a trained appraiser. The training an appraiser receives is different from the training a real estate agent receives when it comes to pricing a home. Appraisers have additional information and...

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#25 What exactly does title insurance do?

#25 What exactly does title insurance do?

Curtis asks title expert Doug Sammons what exactly title insurance does for the homeowner. . Doug quickly explains the reason why you may or may not want to have title insurance. There are several different reasons to obtain title insurance and different parties...

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#23 Radon Options and Requirements

#23 Radon Options and Requirements

Testing is the only way to find out your homes radon levels. The EPA in the Surgeon General recommend testing homes below the third floor of radon. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced...

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#21 Matt Shares a Common Story Involving a Radon Inspection

#21 Matt Shares a Common Story Involving a Radon Inspection

It seems like anytime you get involved in repairing or inspecting a home for whatever reason, you run into situations that either makes you laugh or freak you out a little bit. Matt, a radon specialists, didn’t run into a situation that freaked him out, but he did...

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#19 What will a title company do for me? Part 1

#19 What will a title company do for me? Part 1

Almost everyone who sells a home utilizes the services of a title company. Although it is not required under special circumstances, it is always a good idea to hire a title company. Title companies have sophisticated real estate search and review departments. These...

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#16 Lead Paint Disclosure: Is this still relevant?

#16 Lead Paint Disclosure: Is this still relevant?

Join Todd and Curtis as they give a quick overview of who needs to disclose any known or unknown lead-based paint that may or may not be in the home you are selling prior to a specific year the home was built. This disclosure is required by every state in America as...

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#15 Stranger Danger, Think Safety First

#15 Stranger Danger, Think Safety First

The only time you should be physically showing anyone your home is after they have met all of YOUR qualifications and criteria. This doesn’t matter if it’s a real estate agent bringing a buyer to view your home or you’re showing an interested buyer who contacted you...

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#13 Mine is Better than Yours

#13 Mine is Better than Yours

Everyone likes to believe they have the best house in the neighborhood. After-all, most of us have been in a few of our neighbors homes and we compare our house to their house; it's human nature. We have wood floors, they have carpet. They have granite countertops and...

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#11 Loan Survey – What is it?

#11 Loan Survey – What is it?

What the heck is a loan survey? Do you need a loan survey? If a home seller doesn’t have a loan survey can the home still be sold? These are all relevant questions, especially if you’re not sure what or how a loan survey is used. There are several different types of...

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#10 Money Transfer Issues

#10 Money Transfer Issues

Most sellers believe the property/home is transferred to the buyer after the seller receives full payment from the buyer. However, money transfer issues come up and a delay may occur. Most issues are usually resolved very quickly, but they can be a stressor for the...

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#8 Title Search – Taxes, Chattel, Mortgage, and Forgeries

#8 Title Search – Taxes, Chattel, Mortgage, and Forgeries

Title searches can reveal all kinds of information you may or may not know about. It’s especially important to find out the ones you don’t know about. Some examples of the ones you may know about our mortgage liens such as first and second mortgages, tax liens (which...

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#6 Last Minute Closing Issues to Avoid

#6 Last Minute Closing Issues to Avoid

Closing the sale on your home can be challenging or way easier than you could have ever expected. Sellers and buyers should be prepared for buyer unintended consequences. Seller’s should have their details ready before receiving and accepting any offer on their home...

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#5 Dealing with Real Estate Agents

#5 Dealing with Real Estate Agents

In this “Short Cut” Todd and Curtis give you a hint on how to be prepared for the inevitable call from a real estate agent. It doesn’t matter if they are acting as a buyer’s agent or they are contacting you to gain your business as a seller’s agent. It’s important to...

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#3 Title Liens and Why They Are Used

#3 Title Liens and Why They Are Used

To sell your house (real property) you should be able to provide a clear title to the new buyer. What exactly does having a clear title mean and what happens if you don’t have a clear title (sometimes called a cloudy title)? Can a buyer still purchase your home with a...

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#2 Title Company Fees are Priced Weird

#2 Title Company Fees are Priced Weird

Title companies charge fees for the insurance they provide on real property in a variety of different ways. The way the fees are calculated are different in every states, just like car insurance rates are different in every state, city, and use of the vehicle. Most...

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