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From Stuck to Sold: 3 Steps to a Home Deal in 2017

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If your home’s been on the market since the start of swimsuit season, you probably feel fresh out of enthusiasm right now. It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel!

But before you give up on your home deal, why not resolve to do a few things differently? Here are three steps to help you get unstuck.

Take Yourself Out of the Equation

It’s tough to admit you may be the reason your home isn’t selling. But look on the bright side: You’re the easiest problem to fix!

Be honest and ask yourself if you’re doing anything that could potentially drive buyers away. Common deal-breakers include:

  • Hanging around during showings
  • Stretching the truth about your home’s features
  • Restricting the times buyers can view your home
  • Allowing your pets to mess (and stink) up your home
  • Expecting buyers to pay too much for your home

Guilty as charged? Here’s your easy fix: Stop! Yep, it really is easy as that. Work with a real estate agent who isn’t afraid to give it to you straight when you get in the way of your own home deal.

Create a Picture-Perfect Setting

Most homeowners have trouble looking at their home objectively. They’ve learned to embrace all the little quirks that make a house a home. But buyers who are hopped up on HGTV have high expectations about their next home. They’re looking for move-in-ready perfection—even if they can’t afford it. So it’s your job to make your home as perfect as it can be.

Find expert agents to help you sell your home.

Ask an experienced real estate agent if there are any improvements or upgrades you can complete to make your home more attractive to buyers. While you’re at it, remember that you’re selling the experience of living in your home, so make the inside cozy and inviting (not just clean and clutter-free) when you have showings.

Shake Off That Slacker Agent

The right real estate agent can make selling your home a breeze. They&rsquuo;ll handle all the details from preparing your listing to arranging the closing.

But the wrong agent can cost you time and money. Here are a few signs it’s time to partner with a new pro. Your agent:

  • Lacks experience
  • Ignores your calls or emails
  • Doesn’t hold up their end of the contract with you
  • Treats you or potential buyers with disrespect

You deserve a high-octane agent who provides reliable advice and consistently exceeds your expectations for service. All their efforts will translate into results—your home will get sold!

If you’re looking for a go-getter who knows what it takes to sell your home fast, we can connect you with the top agents Dave recommends in your area.

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a House?

To crush your home-selling goals and win with money, plan ahead for selling expenses by making a budget that covers agent commissions, home improvements, closing costs and moving fees.

Selling a House As Is

To make a confident decision on whether to sell your house as is, consider what as is actually means, what the pros and cons are, and what’s involved with this type of home sale.

Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

Having trouble selling your home? Don’t worry. You can get to the bottom of it! To find out what might be wrong and how to fix it, here’s a list of common reasons why a home isn’t selling.

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Sell Your Biggest Investment with Little Stress.

We know the experts near you who can help you have peace through the process.
Find a Seller's Agent