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How to Sell Your Home in 2015

If you're planning on selling your home in 2015, listen up! Selling your home is a strategic process, so it's important to do your homework before putting your property on the market.

View your home as a business transaction, and try not to be too emotionally attached from this day forward.

Before You Sell Your House

Hire a good agent. Hiring a good agent will be key to your transaction, so take your time finding the right one. Interview at least three agents, ask about their availability, if they know the local school system, and if they've worked in your neighborhood.

Price the house right. If your house is priced too high, it's not going to sell. List your home just above market and leave room for negotiation, but not so high that you won't get any bites.

Depersonalize the house. Put away any photos of yourself or your family so they don't distract potential buyers. You want them to visualize living in your home, not you.

Make a good first impression. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so, make sure the buyer's first impression of your home is a good one. Ensure that your home is bright, clean, and smells great.

Always be prepared to show. Selling a house is not a part-time job, so be prepared for a walkthrough at any time.

Focus on the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home; stainless steel appliances and granite countertops are excellent investments that help sell a home.

Lighten up. Dark doesn't sell. Turn on the lights, open the curtains or drapes and make your home look as bright as possible.

Declutter the closets. Closets are huge to buyers. Tackle the closets by clearing out clothes, toys and boxes so they are half-empty and look spacious!

For help selling your home, contact a real estate attorney in our directory!

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