Some sellers decide to list their homes as for sale by owner. There are multiple reasons why sellers opt to go this route instead of relying on a realtor to list, advertise and market their property for them. It requires a little extra work, but sellers can still sell their homes in many cases when selling them directly.
What you don't know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling your house. The best source of information is your real estate agent, and we've put together a growing list of helpful resources about the home selling process. When you're ready, give The Chris Eckert Real Estate Team a call at 650-627-3799 to discuss how we can help sell your house.
There are certain taxes associated with selling a home. The amount and types of taxes can vary according to the type of property, the amount that it was sold for and where the sellers. Home sellers may be able to deduct certain items related to the home sale from their taxes.
Sellers are required to pay certain costs during the transaction. Costs can vary depending on where you live, the type and size of house being sold and local and state laws and regulations. These expenses should be taken into account when putting your home up for sale.
One thing that many sellers are concerned about is the money made from the sale of a home. It’s nice to have a fair amount of money that can be put towards the purchase of another home, a retirement property or other big-ticket items. However, the transaction may be subject to state or federal taxes.
One of the most commonly asked questions when a house is sold is what happens to the mortgage. This is a common concern for homeowners who still have a balance on their home loans. The lender still needs to be paid for the services rendered.
Selling property can take time. You must list your house and have it marketed. You will probably host several open house showings before you start receiving offers. Once you have accepted a specific offer, it may still take several weeks until the closing process has been completed.