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Selling Your Home in Austin, Texas

The process of selling a home can be a bit frightening to many homeowners. What can you do? Educate yourself on the market, the home-selling process and other issues that may arise when you list your home for sale.

The following reports were prepared with you, the home seller, in mind. When you are armed with the right information, and are working with an experienced real estate professional, you'll be closer to reaching your goal of selling your home as quickly as possible, and for the best price.

The reports that follow are free. Check any of them, enter your email address and they will be on their way to you. 

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
Put your best foot forward when getting ready to sell. Here are some tips that may help.
Five Reasons Houses Do not Sell
When your house is on the market, several factors may keep it from selling. These include the list price, condition, market exposure and competition from other properties. It is also possible that the right buyer has not come along yet.
Common Inspection Issues
Most homebuyers will hire a licensed home inspector to give them a report on your home. It is in your interest to understand some common issues that appear in inspection reports, and to do what you can to prepare your home in advance to minimize the things an inspector will find.
Seller's Disclosure
Texas law requires you to disclose the condition of the residential property you are selling. This document from the Austin Board of Realtors is one form used for this disclosure. The key principle to follow is disclose, disclose, disclose. Be honest and forthright.
Understanding Equity and Seller's Net
Do you wonder how much you might get out of the sale of your house? This document will help you to figure it out. Find out what equity is and what selling costs you might encounter.
Ten Steps in the Offer Process
So you are selling your house. What happens when you get an offer from an interested buyer? What is involved in the process of getting from the offer stage to an agreed-to contract? This diagram provides some explanations of the process.
The Contract to Close Process
This diagram will help you to understand what happens from the time a contract is agreed to by you and the buyer of your property until the transaction is completed.
Sample Contract Calendar
Once a contract is agreed to, I prepare a contract calendar to help my clients keep track of the key dates in the contract-to-close process. This document is a sample of what each of my clients receives.
Title Insurance: What's It All About?
In this illustration learn about title insurance: what it is, what it does and does not cover, and how the cost is normally handled in a transaction. (Note: who pays for the owner's title insurance policy is a negotiable item.)
Title Insurance Rates
What does title insurance cost in Texas? The rates are set by the state. Sellers typically pay the cost of this insurance, but the cost is negotiable.
Common Selling Mistakes
Learn the top nine selling mistakes, and what steps you can take to avoid them.
Selling Your Home
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.
Surviving the Sale
Getting a good price for your home is important, but minimizing stress and simplifying the selling process can be just as essential.
The Right Selling Price
When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. Learn several factors to base the assessment of your home.
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Jim Gilbert, e-Pro®, REALTOR®
Austin, Texas Real Estate Agent
Licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (#0536692) to sell Homes & Real Estate in Texas


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