Whether your local real estate market is super-heated or sluggish, there are steps you can take to reach the right buyers, pick the best offer, and ultimately get top dollar for your home. Selling Your House: Nolo’s Essential Guide will take you through the process from start to finish. And, you’ll learn how to do it all in the shortest possible time.
Real estate expert and best-selling author Ilona Bray gives you the inside scoop on:
- setting a price that will attract buyers
- finding the right real estate agent
- determining which repairs and upgrades pay off
- making legally required disclosures to buyers
- evaluating purchase offers, and
- negotiating and closing escrow successfully.
Provides tips from industry prosincluding real estate agents, attorneys, home stagers, and moreas well as stories from home sellers.
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About the Author
Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Master's degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington. In her spare time she enjoys writing children’s books, going to open houses, and gardening.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: What's Ahead in Selling Your Home
1. First Steps: What You Can Do NOW to Get Ready to Sell
2. Getting Expert Help: Hiring a Real Estate Agent, Lawyer, and Accountant
3. Prep Work: Pre Inspections, Repairs, and Improvements
4. Telling Buyers What You Know: Disclosure Laws
5. Spiffing Up Your House: Decluttering, Cleaning, and Staging
6. Pricing Your House to Selland Sell High
7. Websites, Open Houses, and Other Marketing Tools
8. Receiving and Evaluating Offers
9. Demystifying Your House Sale Contract
10. Keeping Up Momentum, From Escrow to Closing
11. Selling Without an Agent: Smart or Scary?
This was a fun book to write, as it involved talking to a people with multiple perspectives on the process of selling a homereal estate agents, stagers, inspectors, attorneys, and so on. Each brought a depth of knowledge that can only be gained through years of experience. They have seen not only how home-sale transactions go right, but how they can quickly go awryand how to get them back on track.