Category Archives: Selling

TIP: Home Improvements That Pay Off

September 13, 2011
By: cometrealty

Dian Hymer is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist, and author. The temptation is strong: Clean up the yard, declutter the house, and put it on the market without spending time and money sprucing the place up for sale. This is especially the case if you anticipate losing money on the sale. Some real estate agents recommend you do little if anything to get your home ready for sale. This could work if you price the listing to look like a bargain. However, most buyers…
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Top 10 Tax Tips for Sellers According to IRS

September 6, 2011
By: cometrealty

If you are thinking of selling, the first thing you should do is call Comet Realty to find out how they can market and sell your property!  The second thing you should do is look at this list that the IRS has published for sellers. (http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/content/0,,id=104608,00.html.) Here are the IRS’s top 10 tax tips for home sellers (taken from their website August 2011): 1. In general, you are eligible to exclude the gain from income if you have owned and used your home as your…
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Four Ways On-line Real Estate Valuations FAIL

August 16, 2011
By: cometrealty

Tara-Nicholle Nelson is an author and the Consumer Ambassador and Educator for real estate listings search site Trulia.com.Q: Knowing that I would be selling my home, I have been following price ranges for comparable properties to my home on a couple of major real estate websites. Now that I am ready to list, all the agents I’ve talked to say that the websites are so out of line that their recommendations are worthless. What a shock! A: Real estate websites have transformed the whole experience consumers have…
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First impressions are lasting!

April 30, 2011
By: cometrealty

by Dian Hymer Imagine walking into an important job interview looking like you just dragged yourself out of bed. You’d be unlikely to make a good impression and diminish your chance of securing the job. The same goes for selling a home. First impressions are lasting. Some buyers won’t even look at the inside of a listing that doesn’t have good curb appeal.Today’s buyers are picky. There is no sense of urgency in the market, so buyers are holding out for the best home they can…
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