Don Lee

Student, Consultant, and Writer in Oakland, California

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When you are either buying or selling a house, it is advisable you carefully select a real estate agent who will represent you. Property transactions are major life events, and therefore, you want to be certain that your agent is experienced and skilled. An agent with a good reputation and solid credentials will help you navigate the process more smoothly, as well as demystify it for you while keeping your best interests at heart.

Be sure the counter tops and appliances are clean. Keep the floors swept and mopped. Make sure the bathroom is cleaned. Have your children put their toys away. Hide your dirty laundry and do not have clothing on your floor. Do not distract potential buyers with a dirty home.

Ideally, your home should be listed for sale during the winter and spring months. Buyers generally like to be all set up and comfortable around summertime.

Get your home ready to sell by applying a fresh paint coat. This is something you can definitely do or have done, and it is very inexpensive. A coat or two of fresh paint works wonders on dull walls. When choosing colors, go with something neutral, like a warm beige.