One project homeowners should never DIY

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A smiling man standing next to a for sale sign in the front yard of a brown home

04/24/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

During our time as homeowners, my husband and I have painted rooms, installed ceiling fans, landscaped the front and back yards, and even replaced a garbage disposal—all ourselves.

But one thing we’ll never DIY is selling our home. There’s a lot to know about disclosure, time periods, pricing, and accepting offers, so when we decided recently that it was time to move, our first step was to meet with a Texas REALTOR®.

She walked us through the selling process and explained tasks we should complete to help the property look its best, like decluttering and making minor repairs. She even taught us a few things about how much properties have appreciated in our neighborhood and how quickly these houses are selling.

If you’re thinking about listing your home, talk with a Texas REALTOR®. He or she can help you understand the process and take much of the stress off your shoulders. As for us, we have a few more trips to the home-improvement store in our future before that for sale sign hits the ground.

Categories: Sellers, Homeowners
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