By Gene And Katie Hamilton
If you’re considering selling your house it’s difficult to see it through the eyes of a stranger. You’re so familiar with the space and everything in it you may overlook some of its flaws or its appealing features. The fireplace mantel might be such a part of the backdrop that you can’t see the unique molding surrounding it or the fine layer of soot covering its surface. A realtor is a good choice to get an honest opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a house because he or she knows the market the house is competing in and that’s what it’s all about - how your house compares with others in your neighborhood.
Depending on where you live it's either a buyer's or seller's market. Whatever the real estate climate is where you live, you want to make prospective buyers see your house in its best light. Here's some helpful advice about the preliminary work to do before your house hits the market.
Planning a Yard Sale
Staging to Sell Your House
Getting a House Ready to Sell