Does Moving Up Make Sense?

These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If ...
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12 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your REALTOR

Make sure you choose a REALTOR® who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs. 1. How long have you ...
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Checklist: 17 Service Providers You Will Need When You Sell

Real estate attorney Appraiser Home inspector Mortgage loan officer Environmental specialist Lead paint inspector Radon inspector Tax adviser Sanitary systems ...
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5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to ...
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Preparing Your Home for Sale

Helpful Hints from Sarasota Homes International Homeowner Inspection Checklist Seller Responsibilities Preparing Your Home for a Showing Conditions and Presentation ...
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Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior

Make your home more appealing for yourself and potential buyers with these quick and easy tips: 1. Trim bushes so ...
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Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in ...
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Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small ...
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How to Get an Offer on Your Home

1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range. 2. Prepare for ...
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Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home

1. Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government ...
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Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain — the difference between what you paid for the stock ...
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What to Have on Hand for the New Owners

Owner’s manuals and warranties for appliances left in the house. Garage door opener. Extra sets of house keys. A list ...
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