Seller’s Tutorial Looking for some Seller 101 tips and guidelines? One of the best Home Seller Handbooks we’ve seen is the one written by the State of Minnesota Office of Attorney General…a great Home Seller 101 course that takes you from thinking about it to the closing table. Pick and choose the chapter that’s most important to you…if you get stuck and have a question, don’t hesitate to contact Annie and Bob. Enjoy!
SECTION ONE: SELLING YOUR HOME There are many reasons for moving. Maybe you got that once in a lifetime job offer or your family is growing and quickly running out of space. Maybe you want to relocate to a new neighborhood or find a house with a bigger backyard. Whatever reasons influence you to sell your home, you have some important decisions to make. People often feel overwhelmed not only by the complexity of selling their home to a new owner, but by the surge of emotions they feel leaving their home. This guide offers some sound advice, as well as important information about selling your home in Minnesota. By following the Klines and Ellen Bower as they sell their homes, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from their success — and their mistakes!
SECTION TWO: YOURSELF OR AN AGENT?
Pros And Cons of Being A FSBO
Tips For FSBOs
Hiring A Real Estate Agent
What Listing Agreement Should You Sign?
What Should Your Agent Do For You?
Have A Complaint About An Agent?
SECTION THREE: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES
Easy Improvements To Increase Your Home’s Value
Hiring A Contractor
SECTION FOUR: SETTING A PRICE
Why Not Start High?
Should You Offer Financing Help To A Buyer?
What If Your House Doesn’t Sell?
SECTION FIVE: ACCEPTING AN OFFER
Reviewing The Offer
The Arbitration Agreement: To Sign Or Not To Sign?
What Does Your Buyer Need From You
SECTION SIX: CLOSING ON YOUR HOME
When Should You Schedule The Closing?
Do You Need A Closing Agent?
What Will You Pay To Close?
What Can Go Wrong?
What Can You Do?