Preparing to Sell

Find out how to sell your home for top dollar with advice and tips from our top local real estate agents.

When Is It Too Late for a Home Seller to Back Out?
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When Is It Too Late for a Home Seller to Back Out?

You've sold your home, and suddenly, you're getting cold feet. When is it too late to back out of the contract? And what are your options for doing so legally?

Power Lines and Property Value: What You Need to Know
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Power Lines and Property Value: What You Need to Know

Breaking down the pros and cons of living in, and selling, a home near power lines.

Does the Seller Have to Be Present at Closing?
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Does the Seller Have to Be Present at Closing?

You typically don't have to be at the closing of your home sale, even if the closing isn't "remote." There are some other things you'll need to do, however.

How to Calculate a House's Square Footage
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How to Calculate a House's Square Footage

Once you know what a square foot looks like, you can figure out how many square feet are in your home, from the basement on up.

What Does Home Staging Cost, and Is It Worth It?
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What Does Home Staging Cost, and Is It Worth It?

Home staging helps your home look its best for potential buyers. Let’s break down the costs to understand what you’re getting.

What Do You Need To Do After a Home Inspection?
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What Do You Need To Do After a Home Inspection?

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection? Who pays for repairs? And what comes next?

Selling The House During A Divorce: What You Should Know
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Selling The House During A Divorce: What You Should Know

If you're going through a divorce and need to sell your house, just know you've got options.

Should You Sell or Rent Out Your House?
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Should You Sell or Rent Out Your House?

Should you cash out with a big sale of your house and use that to fund your new life, or turn your house into a rental and collect money every month?

How Soon Can I Sell My House After Buying It?
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How Soon Can I Sell My House After Buying It?

Six months? Two years? Five years? Learn how soon is too soon to sell your home.

11 Factors That Affect Your Home Appraisal
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11 Factors That Affect Your Home Appraisal

Which factors negatively affect your home appraisal, and thus the value of your house? Which factors will the appraiser ignore?

How to Sell a House In Poor Condition
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How to Sell a House In Poor Condition

If you need to sell a home in poor condition for whatever reason, how can you make the process easier?

How To Get Your Home Ready for Sale
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How To Get Your Home Ready for Sale

When getting your home ready for sale, there are a number of things you can do to ensure it sells quickly and without issues. This list of tips will help.

What to Expect at Your List with Orchard Consultation
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What to Expect at Your List with Orchard Consultation

Orchard consultations are a great way to determine if working with us is right for you. Learn what is covered in this 40-minute, no-obligation session.

How Does List with Orchard Work?
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How Does List with Orchard Work?

With List with Orchard, you can sell your home for top dollar without the typical stress or uncertainty. Learn more about how our service works.

4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Signing a Listing Contract
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4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Signing a Listing Contract

Looking for a great real estate agent for your home sale? Here are 4 questions to ask potential candidates before signing a listing agreement.

How Do I Sell My House? Tips for a Stress-Free Sale
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How Do I Sell My House? Tips for a Stress-Free Sale

“How do I sell my house without going crazy?” Home sales can be stressful at times, but these tips can help ensure a smooth experience for you and your family.

How to Buy and Sell a Home During the Coronavirus
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How to Buy and Sell a Home During the Coronavirus

Find information and answers to common questions on how to buy or sell a home during the coronavirus.

Should I Buy or Sell a House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
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Should I Buy or Sell a House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

If you were hoping to buy or sell a home this year, you might be second-guessing things now. Here's why this could still be a good time to buy or sell a house.

What is an Open House? Everything Buyers and Sellers Need to Know
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What is an Open House? Everything Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Wondering exactly what an open house in real estate is? This post walks buyers and sellers through everything they need to know to make the most of open houses.

The Ultimate Home Selling Checklist
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The Ultimate Home Selling Checklist

A traditional home sale can be pretty stressful, but it doesn't have to be. This checklist for selling a home will help you prepare for the journey ahead.

The True Cost of Selling a House
Mortgage & Financing
The True Cost of Selling a House

If you’re selling your house, you’re probably wondering how much you’ll make, but how much the home sale could cost? Learn the true costs of selling a home.

The Seller's Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist
Home Improvement
The Seller's Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist

Thinking about selling your house? This seller's home maintenance checklist will help you ensure that your home is in tip-top shape once it's time to sell.

5 Tips For Selling a House As-Is
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5 Tips For Selling a House As-Is

What if you want to sell your house quickly, so you can move on with your life? Here are five tips you need to know when selling your house as-is.

When's the Best Time to Sell a House?
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When's the Best Time to Sell a House?

Selling your home is a big deal, so you’ll want to make sure the timing is right. When’s the best time to sell a house? Here are some real estate market trends.

How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?
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How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

Ready to sell your home? But exactly how long does it take to sell a house? Here’s a look at the home selling process and how long it may take for you.

How Can I Sell My House Fast in Dallas?
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How Can I Sell My House Fast in Dallas?

When it comes to real estate, timing is everything. If you’re looking to sell your house fast in Dallas, Texas, here are some things to watch out for.

Selling a House with a Mortgage? What You Need to Know
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Selling a House with a Mortgage? What You Need to Know

Are you planning to sell your home with a mortgage this year? Here are the most common questions you should know about selling a house with a mortgage.