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How to Maximize your Profits with Great Advice on Selling Your Home

Aug 17, 2007
While there are a few communities that are experiencing a boom in real estate prices, the housing market in most communities is relatively stable. This means that you will likely have to rely on your own ingenuity rather than a booming housing market to make your profit. But not to worry, there are more than a few ways to widen your profit margin.

Through continued property investments, successful real estate investors have learned what it takes to sell a house for record profit. Since you don't have the time or resources to learn how to sell your home through trial and error, you will need to follow their advice and hope that it pays off. Here are just a few tips that have worked for investors when flipping a house.

Concentrate your energies on the kitchen and bathrooms. These are the rooms that really make a house sell quick and for top dollar. If your kitchen and baths are outdated, take the time and money to remodel them.

Don't worry about spending the money on a home that you're not going to be living in. Kitchen and bath remodels are proven to not only pay for themselves but to bring in record profits. This means that you will make back the money that you spend plus some. If your home has bright colors on the walls, carpeting or exterior, tone these colors down to a more neutral tone. It has been proven that 90 percent of home buyers prefer neutral tones. This is because they view a neutral home as a place that they can individualize and really make their own.

Perhaps the most ignored advice involves curb appeal. Keep your yard neat. If it is bare, do a little landscaping. It doesnt cost that much, but it can really bring in the buyers. After all, who will want to see the inside of your home if the outside is not appealing?

When a person is looking to buy a home, they need for you to show them why your home is a great space for them. Make sure that it is free of clutter and nicely decorated. If the house is empty, stage it with furniture so that buyers can see the potential uses of your home's space.

In addition to these physical changes that you can do to make your home sell quickly and profitably, you may also want to look into different marketing strategies. Home auctions and open houses have been known to bring in well over the asking price.
About the Author
James Klobasa, once broke with no job and $20,000 in debt made a choice that changed his life forever. That choice was investing in Real Estate. With the founder of, The Little Building Co. you too, can learn at Real-Real Estate Investing
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