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Time Machine Thursday... a 3fer, Cheap Ways to Prep Your Home to Sell

Three women and two men sitting on th... Normally, each week I pull a post from the past to highlight again. This week, I'm pulling three of them. They were all part of a series I did on Cheap Tips...  

It has never been more important to make sure your house shows as well as possible. And for most sellers that I deal with (spelled n-o-t b-a-n-k-s), they don't have a bottomless pit of cash to spend while getting ready to sell their home. Finding efficient and inexpensive ways to make their home look WAY better than the foreclosure up the street are priorities. It doesn't matter if you are hiring an agent selling unrepresented (FSBO or For Sale By Owner), these tips will help out. Check out the posts from last year and feel free to drop some of your own tips in the comments.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsLane Bailey • February 15 2012 11:20PM
Time Machine Thursday… a 3fer, Cheap Ways to Prep Your Home to Sell
Normally, each week I pull a post from the past to highlight again. This week, I'm pulling three of them. They were all part of a series I did on Cheap Tips.. Cheap Tips #1… Getting Ready to Sell Cheap Tips #2… Tip-Top Shape… more
Cheap Tip #2… Tip-Top Shape in 5 Steps
Image by lane. bailey via Flickr You are NOT a bank. Your home isn't a foreclosure. Hopefully it isn't on its way to a foreclosure. You need to maximize the price your home fetches on the market, and minimize the time it is on… more
Cheap Tips #1… Getting Ready to Sell.
Image via Wikipedia For many sellers, there isn't a bottomless pit of money to get the house ready to go on the market. Simply put, between pressure to get to market, the need to pay sales fees, buyers needing concessions like… more
Have You Seen the Commercial?
I'm sure you've seen it… the commercial with the mom that is trying to find the sport her son is good at… She tries football then baseball. She gets him out on the golf course. She shoots tennis balls at him. Finally, he is singing in the… more
Wayback Wednesday… The Price IS Right (or it should be)…
Image via Wikipedia Do you want to actually SELL your house, or just put it up for sale? I talk with sellers pretty regularly that seem to just want to have their home up for sale… "We want to test the market… more
Wayback Wednesday… Keeping the Mystery Alive…
Image via Wikipedia Mystery attracts, right? That mysterious woman or man has an allure because of the unknown qualities they may possess. You don't know their background or their motivation. And so, the coolest possibilities… more
Wayback Wednesday… Looking at the Mechanics of Listings
This post was to appear yesterday, but was pre-empted. I am presenting it today. Sorry for the delay. Image via Wikipedia Two years ago I got a bug in my bonnet because it didn't seem like I was seeing enough pictures for… more
Wayback Wednesday… Homes ARE Selling!
Image via Wikipedia A couple of years ago I wrote about a deal on a property I ran across. It was priced around $330, 000. At the time I said that it would have around $75, 000 equity. It sold for $300, 000. The most recent… more
So, You Have An Accepted Offer… All Is Good, Right?
Image by Alan Miles NYC via Flickr Not so fast there, Mr and Mrs Homeseller… A lot of sellers think that the sailing is going to be smooth after they go "Under Contract". After all, the hard part is getting an… more
Wayback Wednesday… Set the Hook…
Image via Wikipedia Two years ago there were worries among sellers that buyers couldn't obtain financing. Those worries are back… but, then as now, money was available. Of course, in the middle there were issues with… more