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Help for Selling Your Home Faster — and Maybe for More

Prep your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the money and the best pros for the jobs Full Story
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Marie Langley
By now, I'm pretty good at seeing our home through a potential buyer's eyes and then decluttering, depersonalizing, and pumping up the dream factor. Having said that, we've brought in a stager every time and I would continue to do it. They have a professional design eye, as well as a creative approach to solving problems I'd stopped seeing...even if it's just a matter of optimizing how a room looks. I'll happily put my attachment and ego to the side and take every advantage we can get in this competitive market!
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rida_asma
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10 Low-Cost Tweaks to Help Your Home Sell

Put these inexpensive but invaluable fixes on your to-do list before you put your home on the market Full Story
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zannej
Good points, jeejane. I think another thing to note is that certain things are more popular in some areas. There are certain features that may be popular in a larger city that nobody would be interested in if it were to be marketed in a small town-- and vice versa.

Oversaturation of the market is another reason that houses may sell for lower or just not sell at all. There are a lot of houses in my area for sale. Many have been on the market for over a year because the population is decreasing, median household income is less than $25k per year, and there just aren't enough incentives to motivate people who don't already live here to buy.

So, if the market is bad in your area and your home isn't selling-- its not necessarily your fault-- but its a good idea to try to maintain your property (or arrange for someone to maintain it if you are not around).

If a property appears to be uncared for entirely, you not only run the risk of not selling, you run the risk of break-ins. People will break in to sleep there, tear out plumbing and wiring, steal fixtures, and basically trash the place up. Just having someone mow the lawn and pick up any beer cans that local miscreants throw into the yard can help. A trashed-up yard may make a potential buyer be concerned about criminal activity in the area.
March 30, 2014 at 3:29am     
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sunnie2day
You know, I'd love to see one of the Houzz contributors do an ideabook on Top Ten Tips To House Hunting, I really would.

The best and only one I can come up with is to go looking on a cold, wet day after it's been cold and wet for days - nothing brings out the leaking ceiling or basement damp problems better than several days of rain! But that's about the best I can come up with and I'm sure there are some much better tips out there!
March 30, 2014 at 9:50am     
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