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Sell Your Home Now

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Common Mistakes, Selling Faster & Making More Money


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Sell Your Home Now by Laura Riddle
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This book is a must-have for any individual looking to effectively sell their home for the best price. Put your home at the head of the market with the help of Laura Riddles expertise. Riddle, a Masters-level, award-winning real estate broker, walks today's home sellers through everything they need to know to get the best price in today's real estate market. Laura guides readers through the basics of the home selling process. Readers will learn how to determine the value of their home, prepare the home to be sold, stage the home inside and out, know when the time is right to list the home, plan for showings and open houses, accept an offer, and ultimately sell for top dollar. A firm believer in making your home stand out to sell faster by assisting potential buyers through the complicated loan process, the book carefully compares loan options, from low down payment FHA, and 0% down payment USDA, and VA loan programs, allowing readers to choose the loan that works best for their successful sale. Also covered are different Buyer Down Payment Assistance Programs, making this a complete guide to give you everything you need to put your house up for sale. Sell Your Home Now also includes timely information for sellers including resources on: Short sale versus Foreclosure options, Foreclosure prevention programs, The Homeowner Affordability and Stability Act passed in February 2009, and Loan modification options. This complete guide includes information about: selling techniques for selling up to 80 percent faster, and advertising to sell for 15-20% more, and where to list your home online to get the most exposure. Plus the book has a section on staging the home for the quickest sale in order to gain an advantage over other homes (particularly foreclosures) in your neighbourhood. Tips are given on common mistakes home sellers often make that could hinder your efforts so thoughtfully included are sample real estate contracts, titles, and home inspection reports. Selling the home For Sale By Owner? All of the information the book contains is exceptionally helpful to the do it yourselfer, plus, Laura has included case studies from agents and sellers around the country to provide readers with proven tips and tricks for selling a home in the quickest time possible and for the most money.

Author Biography

In Sell Your Home Now, Laura Riddle, a master's level, award-winning real estate broker and Realtor, walks sellers through everything they need to know to sell their home at the best price in the new real estate market. Riddle bought her first home in 1996 with her husband. In 2001 - four houses and three sales later -- a family member asked her to get her real estate license to help them buy and sell homes. Having been in sales and laid off during the dot-com downturn, she quickly got her license and went to work selling property in Los Angles. Her motto: "To give each client the best service." Riddle's real estate specialty is listing agent, and she has also represented a fair share of buyers and, in several transactions, both parties. ("Real estate is not just my job: It's my passion!" she said.) She has sold modest condos to upscale, million-dollar homes, and her sales experience also includes commercial properties. Riddle wrote her book to be a one-stop place for sellers by gathering information from banks, lenders, other agents, stagers, and even the IRS. Selling a home is a complex process, and a book was necessary to detail the options: "I really wanted to help people. I meet people all day long that had been given really bad real estate advice and it cost them dearly," she said. Riddle has a passion for private property ownership rights and successfully spoke before city councils on behalf of property owners in Los Angeles and Glendale, California. She lives in southern California (a native!) with her husband and daughter. They have two dogs, one cat, and a rabbit. ("It's a zoo, but the rabbit is the best behaved" she said.) Her hobbies include gymnastics, dancing, and volunteering at church.
Release date Australia
February 19th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Atlantic Publishing Co
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