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How to Sell Your Home Quickly

Published: December 1, 2011

If you've just purchased your dream home and have to sell it because you’ve been transferred to another city or you’re overmortgaged and sinking fast, there are a few things you should not do.

How to Sell Your Home Quickly First, don't go it alone. Second, be careful not to overprice your home.

Sellers are often tempted to sell their homes themselves, particularly if money is tight. It's best to resist the temptation, though, especially if you are in a hurry to sell a home.

It's a fact that homes that are sold by their owners often take longer to sell than those sold through the REALTOR MLS. As well, selling yourself takes up a lot of your valuable time. And time, as they say, is money.

Overpricing is the main reason many homes are slow to sell. Sellers often have an exaggerated idea of their home's value. They may be blind to its faults and overestimate its good points.

For a reality check, visit neighborhood open houses. It's also wise to review local listings for prices of similar homes in your area.

Your best bet to move that house quickly is to find an appraiser who can bring special expertise about your neighborhood. Such an expertise can help get to the correct price.

The appraiser will study comparable properties to establish the true value of your home. That way you can price it correctly.

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