House Selling For Dummies

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If you're faced with the daunting task of trying to sell your house, but don't know where to start -- don't worry! With House Selling For Dummies by personal finance expert Eric Tyson and real estate veteran Ray Brown, you'll have access to the most up-to-date information, as well as tips and techniques for preparing you and your house for sale, finding the right buyer, and getting it sold!

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Overview

If you're faced with the daunting task of trying to sell your house, but don't know where to start -- don't worry! With House Selling For Dummies by personal finance expert Eric Tyson and real estate veteran Ray Brown, you'll have access to the most up-to-date information, as well as tips and techniques for preparing you and your house for sale, finding the right buyer, and getting it sold!

Inside, you'll discover how to

  • Assess your housing options -- including not selling, remodeling, and more
  • Get your finances in order to determine if you can afford to buy and sell
  • Assess the value of your house and price it to sell for the highest possible price
  • Determine whether or not to buy a new home before selling your present house
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of selling your house yourself versus using an agent
  • Write a listing statement that makes your house stand apart from the crowd
  • Target the right buyers for your house
  • Create a foolproof house selling strategy -- without spending too much time or money
  • Organize your finances before the sale and properly file your taxes after its all over
  • Negotiate the best price and terms of sale for you and your family
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470170465
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 488,025
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
PART I: The Selling Decision.
Chapter 1: Deciding Whether to Sell or Stay Put.
Chapter 2: Selling and Your Personal Finances.
PART II: The Finances of Selling.
Chapter 3: Exploring the Economics of Selling.
Chapter 4: Confronting Financing Issues.
PART III: Tactical Considerations.
Chapter 5: Sell First and Then Buy, or Vice Versa?
Chapter 6: For Sale By Owner.
Chapter 7: Your Real Estate Team.
Chapter 8: Listing Contracts and Commissions.
PART IV: Getting Top Dollar When You Sell.
Chapter 9: Preparing Your House for Sale.
Chapter 10: Determining Your House's Value.
Chapter 11: Price It Right, and Buyers Will Come.
PART V: The Brass Tacks of Getting Your House Sold.
Chapter 12: Marketing Your House.
Chapter 13: Negotiating Strategies for Sellers.
Chapter 14: It Ain't Over 'til the Check Clears.
Chapter 15: Tax Filings after the Sale.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: House-Selling Tips for the Computer Age.
Chapter 17: Ten Things to Do After You Sell.
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Selling Rental Real Estate.
PART VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract.
Appendix B: Example of a Good Inspection Report.
Appendix C: Glossary.
Index.
Book Registration Information.
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