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Title:
How to sell your home without a broker
Author:
Carey, Bill, 1951-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Wiley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xx, 252 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780471388814
Format :
Book

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Hamburg Library HD1379 .C16 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

New Info on Internet Selling!

INVALUABLE ADVICE, TIPS, AND GUIDELINES FOR SELLING YOUR OWN HOME IN THE 2lST CENTURY

With the high commissions being charged in today's housing market, not to mention the increasingly widespread use of information technology, more and more sellers are finding it economically prudent to sell their own homes. This newly revised and expanded edition of the indispensable how-to guide can save you thousands of dollars in real estate fees and commissions by showing you how to successfully market, negotiate, close, and wrap up the sale of your home-without using a broker.

Updated to reflect all the latest trends in the market, this popular classic takes you through the ABCs of doing it yourself, from a planned beginning to a profitable end. Including up-to-date seller worksheets, checklists, and sample contracts, this Third Edition provides a detailed road map for do-it-yourselfers and features:

A user-friendly workbook format Coverage of the latest changes to the tax laws concerning home sales and the new transfer disclosure requirements for home sellers A brand-new chapter on home-selling over the Internet-the fastest-growing segment of the real estate market

... and much more to get you moving as quickly, efficiently----and economically-as possible.


Author Notes

Bill Carey has been a Realtor. A tax consultant and a frequent speaker at real estate seminars
Chantal Howell Carey has been a Texas real estate broker and seminar speaker
Suzanne Kiffmann is a professional writer and business systems designer.


Table of Contents

Chapter Checklistp. xiii
Section I Preparep. 1
1 Decide on Your Goalsp. 3
2 Assemble Property Recordsp. 12
3 Determine Your Financial Requirementsp. 20
4 Select Your Consultantsp. 31
5 Disclose!p. 41
Section II Marketp. 45
6 Prepare Your Propertyp. 47
7 Advertise!p. 53
8 Show Your Home Successfullyp. 78
Section III Negotiatep. 85
9 Prepare for Negotiationp. 87
10 Understand Purchase Contractsp. 98
11 Understand Contract Implicationsp. 117
12 Understand Other Possible Offersp. 121
13 Handle Counteroffersp. 126
14 Seller Financingp. 130
Section IV Closep. 135
15 Understand Closing Basicsp. 137
16 Handle Closing Complicationsp. 145
17 Close!p. 152
Section V Wrap Upp. 155
18 Handle Taxesp. 157
19 Move!p. 162
Section VI Worksheets and Contractsp. 173
Appendixp. 247
Glossaryp. 249
Indexp. 261

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