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Old 12-02-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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I am going to be relocating to the Raleigh area soon due to a job transfer. It's all sort of short notice and I only have a couple of months to get my home sold and move. All of the major work has been done, such as painting, maintenance, etc. I have done minor upgrades like light fixtures, corwn moulding, and installed hardwood in foyer. What else do I need to do to move this house fast and make this transistion as smooth as possible? This will be my first time selling a home and I don't really know what to expect. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am going to be relocating to the Raleigh area soon due to a job transfer. It's all sort of short notice and I only have a couple of months to get my home sold and move. All of the major work has been done, such as painting, maintenance, etc. I have done minor upgrades like light fixtures, corwn moulding, and installed hardwood in foyer. What else do I need to do to move this house fast and make this transistion as smooth as possible? This will be my first time selling a home and I don't really know what to expect. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Clean, clean, and clean.
Remove all personal pics off the walls.
Clear off the kitchen and bathroom counters so that there is little to nothing on them.
Declutter everywhere.

This should help a great bit - best of luck!
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Efland
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Yes, definitely declutter and make it as neutral as possible. Some people can't see past the decor. And don't overprice it, esp in this market.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: NC
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I am going to be relocating to the Raleigh area soon due to a job transfer. It's all sort of short notice and I only have a couple of months to get my home sold and move. All of the major work has been done, such as painting, maintenance, etc. I have done minor upgrades like light fixtures, corwn moulding, and installed hardwood in foyer. What else do I need to do to move this house fast and make this transistion as smooth as possible? This will be my first time selling a home and I don't really know what to expect. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
In the current market.. you may draw attention by putting it for auction with a Reserve price(to protect you)...... else.. you will be competing with bunch of others. Your house needs to stick out. Set Auction date, advertise well in advance..find some local reputed RE company which specialize in Auction... and get done with it. Every month past is money wasted... reflect that savings/losses into you reserve price.

And Best wishes.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I am going to be relocating to the Raleigh area soon due to a job transfer. It's all sort of short notice and I only have a couple of months to get my home sold and move. All of the major work has been done, such as painting, maintenance, etc. I have done minor upgrades like light fixtures, corwn moulding, and installed hardwood in foyer. What else do I need to do to move this house fast and make this transistion as smooth as possible? This will be my first time selling a home and I don't really know what to expect. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
In this market, your house has to be the absolute best for the price...so...make sure it is priced right. Interview more than one realtor and ask them how they arrived at the price recommendation. When they explain their methodology to you, make sure that it makes sense to you. If you have to sell quickly and have a decent amount of equity in the home, you may want to price it below comps.

The auction is something I would consider as well.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:16 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Some type of national ad might help. There are many places around town that allow posters--laundry sites, library, etc. You have to get the attention of someone wanting to relocate.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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List it on www.militarybyowner.com Good luck!
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