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Steps to Sell House
  Step 1 - Prepare the house
  Step 2 - Use a real estate agent or not?
  Step 3 - If you want one, find the best agent
  Step 4 - Set the right sale price
  Step 5 - Negotiate with buyers
  Step 6 - Review the purchase agreement
  Step 7 - Prepare for settlement
  Step 8 - Be prepared at closing
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Selling your house

If you are thinking about selling your home, it's important to understand the steps you'll need to take to ensure a successful sale. If you haven't done this before, you may think that all you do is call a real estate agent, have your home listed, maybe have an open house or two, and magic - your house is sold. True, in some markets this may actually happen, but not often. Also, you want to not only sell your house, but make sure that you get a good price when it does sell.

In this section, we outline the basic steps involved in selling a home, from the initial preparation of the house to the actual closing. Do your homework now and the process will not only be easier, especially because you'll know what's involved and what to expect, but there should also be fewer surprises and disappointments along the way.

Keep in mind that the process can take a long time, and be very stressful. If you need to better understand the players, and how they see your property, this pictorial might help you.

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