For Sale By Owner in California

For Sale By Owner in California

by George Devine, Alayna Schroeder
     
 

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Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price — in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can lose up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through

Overview

Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price — in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can lose up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through the entire selling process, from putting the house on the market to transferring the title. Even if you choose to use an agent, this book is a great way to prepare yourself for the home-selling process. Find out how to: pick the best time to sell prepare your house for sale advertise widely and inexpensively sell while you're buying another house set the sale price screen buyers for financial feasibility make all disclosures required by law negotiate with potential buyers handle multiple offers remove contingencies complete the escrow process The 9th edition of For Sale by Owner in California reflects the most recent changes in the housing market and laws, and now includes beefed-up sections on disclosure obligations, making a house look good and using the Internet to advertise a sale. It also provides all the forms you need, including: disclosure forms offer and counteroffer sales contract contingency releases deeds second mortgage note and more All forms come with complete instructions for filling them out. A note to those outside California : Even though For Sale By Owner in California provides state-specific forms and information for Californians, there's plenty of material in the book that can help home sellers in the other 49 states as well. Don't sell your home without it!

Editorial Reviews

San Diego Union-Tribune
Well organized, and written in a straightforward, clear style
San Jose Mercury News
"The best all-around workbook guide for do-it-yourself home sellers."
Los Angeles Times
Contains forms and instructions for the entire selling process, from deciding when to sell to closing escrow.
From the Publisher

“The best all-around guide for do-it-yourself home sellers.” -San Jose Mercury News

“Well-organized, and written in a straightforward, clear style …” -San Diego Union-Tribune

“Contains forms and instructions for the entire selling process, from deciding when to sell to closing escrow.” -Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413307504
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
01/29/2008
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


George Devine is a licensed real estate broker and a widely respected educator in the real estate field. He holds a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, and an M.A. from Marquette University, and has pursued additional studies at San Francisco State University, Seton Hall University, Fordham University, New York University, the University of California at Berkeley and other academic institutions. Currently, he teaches real estate at the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco, where he was named the Outstanding Adjunct Professor. For several years, George wrote the popular ""Real Estate Handbook"" column in the weekly Real Estate Guide section of the San Francisco Progress. He is the author of For Sale By Owner in California and co-author of How to Buy a House in California.

 

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