3 Feb 2012

Tips for selling your home now

The tough economy has caused many people to sell their homes to either relocate for better paying jobs or just to downsize. For people looking to sell their homes fast, there are certain steps that need to be taken including finding out how much a home is actually worth and finding affordable self storage in Toronto or anywhere else to stage the home successfully, Moneyville reports.

When people are told bad news by a doctor, they tend to get a second opinion and the same should be done when dealing with realtors, experts advise.  Potential sellers should always interview a few realtors first to gauge what their homes are worth and to find one with qualities sellers feel will work for them.

Decluttering the home is also crucial in transforming a property into a house fit for the competitive market. Try taking down any unnecessary items and neatly storing them either in the garage or at a storage facility where they'll be kept safe.

The news outlet suggests that sellers might also want to market their homes to get the listing out to more people. Try putting ads in newspapers, flyers and on the realtor's website to get the word out there.

According to The New York Times, sellers should list their homes midweek and during the winter months as there tends to be less competition. 

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