LOS ANGELES (AP)—The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit.
Still, getting a home sold can be challenging, even in markets where tight supply favors sellers.
Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price:
1. STUDY THE MARKET
Most homeowners enlist the services of a real estate agent to market their home and perform a variety of tasks, including reaching out to a network of buyers’ agents, preparing the home for viewing and dealing directly with prospective buyers.
That shouldn’t preclude sellers from being knowledgeable about the process, however.
“The most important thing in pricing and getting your house sold fast is to do your homework,” said Michael Corbett, a real estate expert at Trulia, a housing information and listing website.
Trulia and other online real estate sites, such as Redfin.com and Zillow.com feature searchable maps and home sales data.