As the housing market improves, the number of books on how to sell your home is likely to increase. Consumer Reports has jumped on the bandwagon with an easy-to-read book written by Amy Bly, a real estate agent, and Robert Bly, an author of books about copywriting and careers. Their combined efforts have produced a book that even nonhomeowners would benefit from reading if they were contemplating buying a home. The authors focus on marketing the home, with chapters that describe the tasks of evaluating the home's selling potential, selling on your own versus employing a broker or agent, showing the home, and selling in a slow market. Many of the same considerations apply to a condo or co-op, but the Blys do a good job of explaining the differences. Advice is presented in a general manner; the authors wisely urge their readers to consult a real estate professional about specific laws and contracts. Highly recommended for all public library consumer collections.-- Rebecca A. Smith, Harvard Business Sch. Lib.
An invaluable reference at a modest price, providing all the essential information needed to sell a home quickly and at a reasonable price regardless of the economy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)