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The Basics of Selling a Home

The Basics of Selling a Home

The process of selling your home can differ from state to state. Before putting your house on the market, there are some important steps you must take to get the most from your investment and to protect your interests.

Step One Get pre-approved to buy another house before you sign a contract to sell your own home. If your financial situation changed since your last purchase, it’s possible that you may no longer qualify for another loan. You may also be unable to sell your house for a price that will allow you to buy another house you want. This way, you won’t end up renting or buying a house you don’t really want. When applying for a pre-approval, be sure the lender discloses the estimated costs required for you to purchase a new home, such as: the loan price, down payment, new insurance, title and inspections fees.

Step Two Call your lender to check the mortgage pay off and calculate the estimated proceeds. First, you will need to subtract the mortgage pay off from the fair market value of your home. Second, you will need to subtract the costs to sell your home from the remainder in order to get an idea of the proceeds you can expect to be paid at closing.

Step Three Determine your home fair market value. Most real estate agents will gladly help you determine the market value as a courtesy and may also give you helpful hints to what you can do to increase the value of your house. You may also consider hiring a licensed appraiser, which you will have to pay for out of pocket, to perform an appraisal on the subject property.

Professional appraisers will provide you with a detailed report that will usually include: the neighboring property values in comparison to your own, an evaluation of the real estate market in your area, harmful issues to the property’s value and any defective qualities.

Step Four Estimate what it will cost you to sell your house. If you are using a real estate agent, you may have to pay their commission. If you are planning to sell by owner, then you must consider the advertising, signs, attorney fees, closing agents and other possible fees involved. These other fees may include: appraisal, inspections, surveys, taxes and home owner association fees. Real estate agents can give you a more precise estimate of the closing costs and any other fees that may be involved. Real estate agents are professionals that deal with these transactions every day and can prove to be a valuable asset to you.

Step Five Make repairs. Whether these repairs can be done by you or by hiring a contractor, they should be completed. If there are too many repairs that need to be done, your home will be considered a fixer upper. You want to get the most out of your house and dissuade potential buyers from submitting insultingly low offers. These repairs can range from fixing a broken window, adding a fresh coat of paint, replacing or repairing the flooring, to spackling a hole in the wall. The larger repairs may include fixing a damaged roof or repairing damaged siding. Other issues that can deter a potential buyer is mold and mildew stains and odors, leaky basements, lead based paint, broken gutters, location or type of circuit breaker, plumbing problems and old or faulty electrical wiring.

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Step Six Before you show your house, do some spring cleaning, regardless of what season it actually is. Organize your shelves and closets, wash the crayons off the wall, dust off the blinds and window sills, clean away the cob webs and wash all windows and appliances. You will want to make everything as spotless as possible and remove any offensive odors and clear the clutter. You will need to present your home in a clean and appealing way to the potential buyers.

You may also need to work on the exterior part of the house by scraping and painting porches and windows or maintaining an appealing lawn. You can also add low maintenance decorative flowering plants and shrubs to dress up your yard.

Now that your home is ready to show, make it accessible to real estate agents with potential buyers at all times. Most buyers feel more comfortable being shown a house when the owner is not present. If you decide to take a walk while your house is being showed, make a note to the agent if there are any pets on the premises. You will want to be sure that your cat doesn’t get out the door or that your dog is securely locked up in a crate or in the back yard. You want everything to go as smoothly as possible.

Atlanta Home For Sale

$269,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
734
SQFT
Piedmont Crest #405
1055 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,089
SQFT
Piedmont Crest #404
1055 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,985
SQFT
283 10th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$304,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
932
SQFT
Park Place Manor #19
435 10th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 20 hours ago
$315,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,144
SQFT
Park Gate #207
1078 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$695,000
Land For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
418 9th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
$259,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
907
SQFT
Piedmont Park West Lofts #303
1029 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$549,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
Ansley Above The Park #414
1130 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$725,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
Ansley Above The Park #1211
1130 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,100,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,734
SQFT
Luxe #1703
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$579,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,763
SQFT
Lofts At The Park Ii #304
1058 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$287,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
744
SQFT
Piedmont Arbors #26
1050 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$289,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
860
SQFT
Parc Vue #909
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$359,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
Parc Vue ##308
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 24 hours online
$259,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
780
SQFT
Parc Vue #705
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$288,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
Parc Vue #802
275 13th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$360,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
Parc Vue #1008
275 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$699,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,933
SQFT
Lofts At The Park #703
206 11th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$394,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
989
SQFT
Luxe #1604
222 12th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$220,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
912
SQFT
Colony Park Citihomes I #219
209 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$225,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
912
SQFT
Colony Park Citi Homes #307
244 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$245,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
811
SQFT
Colony Park #212
244 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,250
SQFT
Colony Park #217
244 13th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$265,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
912
SQFT
Colony Park Citihomes #118
244 13th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$230,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
Midtown On 8th #2
890 Glendale Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$230,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
Midtown On 8th #1
890 Glendale Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$372,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,024
SQFT
Park View #15
272 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
750
SQFT
Glendale Heights #8
870 Glendale Terrace
Atlanta, GA 30308
$800,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,738
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #PH601
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$520,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,401
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #1804
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$489,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,383
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #1808
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$388,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,146
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #2007
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$500,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,345
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #2602
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$439,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,345
SQFT
Mayfair Renaissance #1902
195 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - 4 days ago
$219,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
Mayfair Tower #701
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$300,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
919
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #2010
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$284,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
873
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #1511
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - a week ago
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,215
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #1802
199 14th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
$1,350,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,406
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #3003
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$324,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
873
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #103
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$379,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,222
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #2908
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$389,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,331
SQFT
Mayfair Tower #2707
199 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - a week online
$1,439,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,108
SQFT
218 8th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$240,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
Park Central #805
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$255,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
781
SQFT
Park Central #1523
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$269,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
Park Central #1012
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$245,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
Park Central #706
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$389,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,161
SQFT
Park Central #215
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 3 days online
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,169
SQFT
Park Central #523
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 4 days online
$325,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,008
SQFT
Park Central #1402
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$320,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,008
SQFT
Park Central #52
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - a week ago
$238,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
1101 Juniper Street NE #106
Atlanta, GA 30309
 
New Listing - a week online
$304,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,008
SQFT
Park Central #301
1101 Juniper Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
$365,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,161
SQFT
Park Central #1104
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price Change - a week ago
$359,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,185
SQFT
Park Central Condominiums #931
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$244,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
Park Central #57
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$339,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,161
SQFT
Park Central #104
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
$345,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,005
SQFT
Park Central #232
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$239,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
764
SQFT
Park Central #1020
1101 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309