Are You Killing the Mood? 8 Things in Your Bedroom That Freak Out Potential Buyers

Posted on May 21, 2019

yokaew/iStock Your house is on the market, and you’ve thrown all your energy into sprucing up its curb appeal and scrubbing your kitchen and bat
4 Money Missteps to Avoid With Your First Home Flip

Posted on May 14, 2019

Meriel Jane Waissman/Getty Images So you’re zeroing in on your very first real estate investment purchase: a home with potential that you’
Look on the Bright Side: 6 Ways to View Your House’s Flaws in a Positive Light

Posted on May 14, 2019

1001Love/iStock So you’re getting ready to list your house for sale, but its flaws keep staring you straight in the face. Your bedrooms are smal
Lessons From Listing Photos: Cost-Effective Kitchen Revamp Pulls in $300K Profit

Posted on May 13, 2019

realtor.com It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’
Home Sellers Spill: ‘The Home Upgrade I Wish I’d Done Sooner’

Posted on May 08, 2019

Elenathewise/iStock If you’re like most homeowners, your house is a host of tiny irritations you keep meaning to fix but never do. Maybe it
When Is the Best Time to Sell Your House? 5 Factors to Consider

Posted on May 07, 2019

supawat bursuk/iStock When is the best time to sell your house? Timing can make a big difference in terms of selling your home quickly and for the mos
The $17,000 ‘Sweet Spot’ You Should Know About Before You Sell Your Home

Posted on May 07, 2019

Ivan_Sabo/iStock Open the door to bigger profits. Home prices are on the rise, climbing another 3% year over year, according to S&P CoreLogic Case
Vignette Staging for Beginners: Get Your Home Sold by Telling a Story

Posted on May 06, 2019

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock If you’re in the middle of selling a home, chances are good you’ve heard of staging. But what about “vi
Lessons From Listing Photos: How a Chicago Modern Farmhouse Doubled in Value

Posted on May 02, 2019

realtor.com It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by
How to Clean Out a Deceased Loved One’s Home Without Burning Out Emotionally

Posted on May 01, 2019

wernerimages/iStock After the loss of a loved one, the thought of sorting through that person’s belongings can be heart-wrenching. But in many s
How to Get Your Home’s Real Estate Listing Removed From the Internet

Posted on April 29, 2019

asiseeit/iStock Wondering how to get a real estate listing removed from the internet? Whether you’re a seller who’s withdrawn your ho
The Weirdest Open House Stories—From Agents Who Have Seen It All

Posted on April 25, 2019

DmitriMaruta/iStock An open house is a great way for sellers to put their property on display. While the goal is to attract serious home shoppers, you
‘The Best Home-Selling Advice I’ve Heard, Ever’

Posted on April 23, 2019

LightFieldStudios/iStock; realtor.com Selling a house can be a big job, and stressful too! There’s so much to think about regarding the market,
5 Nonlazy Reasons to Skip Remodeling Before You Sell

Posted on April 23, 2019

skynesher/iStock Home sellers often hear that if they ever hope to find a buyer, they must whip their house into perfect shape—fix this, paint t
5 Strange Things That Can Stop a Home From Ever Selling

Posted on April 16, 2019

iStock/AND-ONE Ever wonder what could keep a home from selling? Just ask a listing agent. They’ve seen some doozies. Listing agents, as the prof
Lessons From Listing Photos: Why a California Craftsman Sold for $200K Over Asking

Posted on April 16, 2019

realtor.com It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by
How Virtual Renovation Photos Help Home Buyers Dream Big—and Sellers Score Top Dollar

Posted on April 15, 2019

iStock/Feverpitched Home sellers know that quality photographs are essential to generating buzz about their listing and quickly nabbing a buyer. That
The Real Estate Commission: A Guide to Who Pays, How Much, and More

Posted on April 14, 2019

iStock/Juanmonino If you hire a real estate agent to help you buy, sell, or rent a house, this professional gets paid through a real estate commission
What Is a Comparative Market Analysis? The CMA Explained

Posted on April 10, 2019

iStock/anyaberkut A home’s price is a moving target—based on where it is, when it’s listed for sale, whether it has that trendy
Can I Sell My Home If I’m Behind on My Mortgage?

Posted on April 03, 2019

WilshireImages/iStock If you’re behind on your mortgage payments and don’t see your situation improving, you might be thinking the only wa

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