Selling a Home Articles


The hidden costs of selling a house
June 21, 2018

A study conducted in 2016 by real estate services company Zillow found that 61 percent of sellers had never previously sold a home. Without prior experience, a seller might be unaware of the closing costs, real estate transfer taxes and even the costs of preparing the home to be sold, all of which sellers are responsible for. Before putting your ho...


Can energy-efficiency improvements help you sell your house?
June 15, 2018

Energy-efficiency improvements can save you money on utility bills, but can they help you sell your house? See how a little research and some laser-focused upgrades can make your house stand out in a crowded housing market.


For-sale-by-owner homes: Should you sell on your own?
June 15, 2018

For-sale-by-owner (FSBO) homes can be a good way to save money when selling a property, but sellers should be aware of the potential pitfalls in today’s home-purchase market and weigh the costs and benefits of going it alone or hiring a real estate professional.


Home staging and design: 7 DIY tips for a quick sale
April 9, 2018

Home staging and design doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Here are seven tips you can implement today to stage your home for a quick sale.


6 easy ways to help sell your home fast this spring
April 4, 2018

Use these six easy home improvement tips to help your home stand out from the competition for a quick sale at a top price.


Make your home a smart house to attract more buyers
March 21, 2018

Smart technology is becoming popular in the age of Alexa, Siri and Google Home. But can turning your home into a smart house help you sell it? Here’s some helpful advice.


Full disclosure: What are home sellers required to tell buyers?
January 16, 2018

Most states require home sellers to reveal major problems with a property to the buyer that could affect its value or the buyer's decision to purchase the property.


For sale by owner: what you need to know
January 16, 2018

Selling your home without the help of a real estate professional can save money, but you should be aware of the time commitment with the For Sale By Owner process.


Do you need a real estate agent to sell your house?
January 4, 2018

Do you need a real estate agent to sell your house? Will forgoing an agent save you money — or actually cost you money? And are you prepared to do the hard work a listing agent would normally do?


9 home improvements with the most ROI
January 3, 2018

Wondering how to improve the value of your home? These strategic renovation projects provide the most return on investment, so you can enjoy upgrades to your home while improving its future resale value.


5 reasons home sales fall through and how to prevent them
December 11, 2017

Home sales can still fall through even after the buyer and seller sign a purchase agreement. Learn five common reasons sales are nullified and how to avoid them.