Friday, February 27, 2015

Distressing Facts About Your House

Over the past two posts, we have looked at some of the necessary preparations needed to sell a house in the retail market. Whether using a realtor or selling as the owner, the expectations for a traditional sale are much the same. Buyers who are willing to pay top dollar expect a house to be in impeccable condition. They want a property that is “move in ready” so that they can resume their lives without any delay or inconvenience.

For some people, selling a house with these conditions is a daunting or impossible task. If the house is not in near perfect condition, it may be very difficult to sell the traditional way. The most common problems are that the property owner may not have the time, the money - or both to make necessary repairs and wait for a willing buyer. In other cases, there are family issues that make renovations and delays difficult or impossible. These properties are typically called distressed.

What is a distressed property? 

Due to the recent downturn in real estate, most people have heard of - or have some experience with - the common type of distressed properties: those under foreclosure, short sale, or REO (or bank owned) properties. In the case of foreclosure or short sale, the property owner has lost control of their house. The lender steps in and forces a sale.

There are other types of distressed property. There are cases where the owner or owners are too old to take care of the property. Sometimes the owners are experiencing a personal tragedy such as divorce, poor health or death of a loved one. In other cases, an individual or family may inherit a house that they do not want and do not have the resources to prepare the property for traditional sale. Sometimes a person relocates for their job and does not have company assistance to prepare for the sale and move.

For anyone who is not aware of these terms or property types, let’s take a quick look.


A foreclosure happens when the homeowner cannot pay their mortgage or note. These payments include a portion of principal – what the house costs – and interest on the loan. In many cases, the borrower(s) missed several months of payments and the bank or note holder is no longer willing to wait for payment and back payments.

Foreclosure has serious consequences for the borrower. It means that they have not cooperated with the lender to find a solution to their financial obligations and the debt. The FICO credit score and the ability to borrow again in the future are severely damaged.

Short Sale

A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the sale price for the property will fall short of the balance of debts, or is less than the amount owed on the property. It is a form of debt forgiveness. The bank or note holder agrees to forgive the difference between the sale price and what the borrower(s) owe. Typically the borrower(s) will have to pay taxes on the deficiency and their credit score and ability to borrow in the future are also affected.


Once the lender has repossessed the property as a foreclosure, it is known as Real Estate Owned, or REO. It is usually resold as soon as possible. It typically has a price that is much lower than its fair market value and undergoes a distress sale. Distress sale is the act of selling the property as soon as possible even with the price that is below its cost or current market value. There is a desire to sell the asset quickly although there may be a loss. The lender is willing to do this because they do not want to manage the property, or have the property deteriorate while they wait for a traditional sale to take place. In addition, having a property ties up assets (money) the lender would rather lend for profit.

No Equity

Following the real estate market crash, there were many people in financial trouble because they owed more money than their houses were worth. The term “under water” was commonly used. A lot of these people went through the foreclosure and short sale process.

Now there is a new category of distressed home seller. These property owners have seen the value of their house increase to the point where they owe as much as the house is worth. Some of these property owners would like to sell their houses the traditional way using a realtor but cannot. They do not have enough equity to pay for the realtor’s commission, or any necessary repairs. Their best option to sell in a non-traditional way.


With the recent down turn in the economy, some individuals or families who lost jobs were forced to relocate in order to replace lost income. Without any support from a former employer, people are left to sell their house as quickly as possible in order to move to the new employment opportunity. Many people faced the unpleasant scenario of not being able to sell their old house before they needed to move. Perhaps the house needed repairs that were beyond the means of an owner with reduced or no income, or the real estate market in that area was slow, or the owners just didn’t have the time before their move. These property owners still have options to cash in quickly on their houses.

Loss of Income

Most people depend on their salary to pay for their house loan and maintenance. Reasons other than job loss can be a factor for a property becoming distressed. Sometimes a change in jobs means that a person has sacrifices income for other advantages, such as better hours, a more desirable work location or more interesting work. This may make it difficult to maintain the house in the long run, especially if an unexpected major repair surfaces. If a solution to financial stress cannot be found, often a quick sale of a property needing repair may be a good solution.


When a couple or family is going through a divorce, sometimes the assets need to be separated. If it is not an amicable divorce, it may be very difficult to agree on how to prepare the house for sale. The added pressure of renovations and the time required to actually sell the house may be too difficult for the already unpleasant situation. It may help the couple to move on with their lives if the house is sold “as is.”

Advanced Age or Illness

There may come a time when the property owner is dealing with advanced age or health issues that make selling a house the traditional way undesirable. A severe illness may mean that the owner is no longer able to work, or that medical expenses become priority. In some cases, they may not have enough income or funding to include the cost of unexpected major repairs. Retired people may become too frail to keep up with the responsibilities. If a person is no longer able to manage the day to day responsibilities of owning a house, or must move to a facility where care is provided, sometimes the house must be sold as quickly as possible to cash out and or relieve the owner of the burden.


The tragic death of a spouse may mean that the survivor left on their own and is not capable of managing the house. Often the property deteriorates with the diminished care and becomes fraught with problems that the widow or widower cannot manage on their own. If the house falls into a state of disrepair, it would be difficult to sell the house in a traditional fashion. It is also possible that the remaining person may just wish to get away and have a fresh start away from painful memories as soon as possible. If the remaining owner is not able to prepare the house for a traditional sale, a quick sale may be the best solution.


If an individual or family is fortunate enough to be remembered in a will after the loss of a loved one, they may inherit a house that is not even in their city or state. Such an unexpected windfall can still cause friction within a family. If it is left to more than one person, it is often difficult to share responsibility for the management and maintenance of a distant property. In some cases, the original owner may have been keeping an excess of belongings in the house. It is not uncommon to inherit what is called a “hoarder house” that is so filled with possessions that it is difficult to walk from room to room. In such cases, emptying the house and conducting repairs or renovations for a traditional sale may be a monumental task. A better option might be to sell in a non-traditional way.

These are just some of the reasons a traditional sale may not be the right option. As a homeowner, you could have one or many reasons that require you to sell your house fast.  In Arizona, many homeowners are turning to private, ready-to-buy individuals to relieve them of their property problems. In the current market, the conventional route of selling your property could take a VERY long time. This process can take months, even a year or two. Most direct distressed sale deals involve problem properties with special conditions like the ones listed above. There are options to sell the property quickly, without repairs and close on the day that is convenient for the property owner.

No matter the reason, you can quickly sell your property without the complications and time-consuming process required for a normal sale.

Next week we will take a look at the quick sale and who benefits from the process.

So thanks for reading my post. I'm so glad you're here! And I’ll look forward to getting into more good stuff in future posts so that you can Turn Your House To $OLD!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

How To Prepare Yourself And Your Family For Open Houses

Open houses can be a very stressful time for anyone trying to sell their house. You give up control of your place to your realtor, or at the very least if you are doing this yourself, to the public. If you have planned any of the work I suggested, like de-cluttering and cleaning the inside of your house, you are leaps and bounds ahead of most people.

Still, there are some extra steps you can take to be better prepared for this event. Before you even announce the open house, make sure you have considered these issues:

Confidential Documents

It would be a good idea to secure confidential information such as tax records, credit card notices and information about your children’s school(s). The people touring your home should not have the opportunity to see this information. Keep it locked away or stored off site. 

I would add that this is a good reason not to display your children’s photos during an open house! 


While we all hope that the people going through our house will be honest, it is better to be prepared. Look around at your valuables and take note of what must be removed from access. Jewelry, phones, cameras, tablets, laptops and computers shouldn’t be accessible. Secure all passports, IDs, cash or credit and debit cards.

Don’t forget about any guns or rifles! One certainly would not want any of these falling into the wrong hands. 

Think carefully about all your valuables and dangerous items and have a plan to remove them from public access during house tours.


If you have any medication in the house, be sure to store it out of view or store it elsewhere. Even a single stolen pill can cause harm, not to mention the replacement costs! Or worse, what if a visiting child thinks they are candy? Also, if you or any family members need to take any medication regularly, have a supply to take with you when you must vacate for your open house. Nothing would be worse that being away for hours without your meds on hand!

Hide the Pets

Animals shouldn't live in houses. Well, at least that is what most realtors probably think in secret! If you own a pet -- that loves you unconditionally, protects you vigilantly, amuses you with its absurdities and never judges you for your failings – have a plan in place to keep them away from your open house. That way, you won't have to explain how you managed to get all the hair out of the air conditioning ducts (because you didn't) or managed to suck the pet dander out of the carpeting (never happened). Be sure to remove any bowls, houses, toys, scratching posts – anything that will alert the potential buyers to your pets.

In addition, some buyers with severe allergies may be put off by your pets. Or they may be afraid and leave. Heaven forbid there should be an incident such as a dog bite.  

Lastly, if your pets are at all sensitive, it may be better for them to spend the day in a comfortable loving environment away from the touring strangers and possible stress or harm. 

So make sure that your pets are part of the plan!

Plan to Get Rid of the Kids for a While

If you are using a realtor, an open house would be a great opportunity for a family activity. Grab the kids and go have fun for a couple of hours! However, if you are conducting your own open house, you may wish to send the kids to Grandma’s or a friend’s house. That way, you can give the sale of your house your undivided attention.

And it will help prevent any toys from getting under foot.

Keep It Clean

Make sure that you have done a thorough cleaning of your house before you open it up to buyers. If you are unfortunate enough to have your open house on a rainy day, be prepared with some shower caps. If you just had those cream colored carpets cleaned, don’t assume that a buyer coming in out of the rain will remove their muddy shoes. Offer them (or have your realtor do so) some dollar store shower caps to quickly cover their soggy footwear if they insist on keeping them on. 

Keep them by the entrance along with a waste basket.

Take Pictures

Take pictures of your house and all rooms before you let people in. If anything should go wrong, breaks or go missing, it will help you to deal with your insurance company. Especially if you don’t have the original purchase receipts. This would be particularly true for any family heirlooms.

Invite Them To Stay A While

It is becoming more and more common to offer cookies or other treats, beverages and especially water to visitors at an open house. If you think that is too much of an unnecessary expense, imagine if staying for 2 extra minutes helps your buyer notice a key feature that they missed on their first pass resulting in an offer! Plan to offer snacks and beverages or inquire if your realtor plans to do so. 

Make sure your house smells fresh. Cut up some citrus, bake an apple pie or those cookies you are about to offer your guests to appeal to the buyers’ sense of smell.

Guest Registry

Realtors can usually sense if something is off about a prospective buyer. They probably have a lot of experience with suspicious people. If you are conducting your own open house, I would recommend that you keep a guest registry by the front door. Have anyone sign in with a name and phone number before you grant them access. While it is true that some people may falsify the information, it will at least give the impression that you have taken precautions to protect your house and family.  Hopefully it will make anyone with bad intentions think twice.

Get Help

Open houses can be overwhelming. If you have a big turn out, it may be more than you can handle. A good idea would be to have friends or family there to assist you. At the very least, set up a plan to call in your next door neighbor if traffic gets too dense.

Next week we will take a look at reasons why some people would choose not to have a traditional sale for their house.

So thanks for reading my post. I'm so glad you're here! And I’ll look forward to getting into more good stuff in future posts so that you can Turn Your House To $OLD!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What You Should Know About Selling Your House

Well, I am glad that you are back for another visit, or if you are new, Welcome! 

Last time I brought to your attention some of the things you might want to take care of before putting your house up for sale. I left you with a lot of things to think about last week, so I hope you are ready for more!

This week we will continue looking at things you can prepare to sell your house fast. We are going to take a look at research you should be starting now. What you should consider when it comes to marketing. Documents including some great features you may wish to offer when selling your house.

Quick Review

Since this article is kind of a “two parter”, let’s have a quick look back at last week’s topic. Last time, I encouraged you to get a house inspection, and evaluate your property for anything that you thought needed fixing or changing inside your house or outside. I brought to your attention the merits of de-cluttering and deep cleaning. I also suggested you find all the important papers you will need to sell your house.

The point was to start some lists of things that needed –or will need – your attention. The ultimate goal was to come up with some kind of schedule to get it all done on time – with or without help from other people.

This time around, it should be a little easier. We are going to look at some research you can do to prepare to sell your house fast. It is important to know the market and what services are available to you. We are also going to look at some more planning and strategies to make the process easier.

Devise A Marketing Plan

Most people don’t realize that when they put their house up for sale, that it needs a marketing plan or a plan about how to advertise the sale. Some people are able to do this on their own. Others prefer to hire the professional help of a realtor.

Do you want to use a realtor or would you rather sell your house yourself? Using a realtor means that they, or someone in their office, will understand the best way to market your house.  They use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to advertise your house. Selling it yourself can save you the real estate commission (often about 4-6 percent depending on where you live), which can be an advantage in a competitive market. If you do it yourself, consider how you are going to market your property.

Traditionally, people put a sign in the window, take an ad in a local paper and tell friends and co-workers. Today there are additional choices, such as online classifieds (one example is Craig’s List) and specific real estate sites like Zillow, Trulia, Yahoo! Homes, and many others

Each of the two methods has its advantages and drawbacks. Realtors are professionals but come with a hefty fee. Doing it yourself is free or inexpensive, but takes your time to learn it and do it.

If you decide to sell your house on your own, it would be a good idea to become familiar with these online methods well before it is time to put your house up for sale.

If you would rather turn it over to a realtor and pay the fee, start that process now, too! Interview realtors. Yes, interview several early on about listing your house. Asking them for their advice is a good way to select an agent. It will help you see if the strategy they propose will fit with what you want.  What would they highlight about your home? What would they change before it goes on the market? Ask them how much they could get for your house. But be careful. They may flatter you with a high price to get you to sign with them. Also find out how long each has been an ACTIVE professional and in which area.

Set A Price

It is crucial to know your own house’s value. The best place to start is on your own street. If one of your neighbors just sold their house – and it is similar to yours for size and condition –that could give you valuable insight into how much you can sell your house for.

Even if you plan to use a realtor, you should have an idea of how much you want before you meet and certainly before you SIGN A CONTRACT!

The most important fact that I can share with anyone considering selling their house, is how buyers shop NOW. Housing related internet sites have become the source for buyers. Often, before a buyer even speaks to an agent, they will do preliminary browsing online.

The good news is that you can use these sites, too! Use them to get an idea of what your house will sell for. Find houses similar to your own in your area and make a list of the sale prices. Just remember, people can “ask” for any amount – reasonable or not! So be sure to look at any “sold” listings to get a better idea of what really happened. I will caution you not to write these prices in stone. Some of these web sites have a reputation for inaccuracy and errors.

If you have your heart set on a certain amount, and find out that houses aren't selling for that, you may have to adjust your expectations. Don’t think that “once they see it, they will love it”. If your house is overpriced, an informed buyer may never even come to look at it!

Pricing is strategy.  Getting it right is crucial. It depends on what is happening in your area and what other houses were sold for. Finally, much of it comes down to just how motivated you are to sell -- or how quickly you have to leave.

Offer The Buyer Your Flyer

Give Information

There is an old saying: “Location, location, location!” It is probably the main reason the buyer is looking at your house. They are looking to be near something in the area – usually their job, or for their children’s school. To help them choose your home over someone else’s, give them some “insider info.” Make a short list of local amenities - including co-ordinates - to offer the buyers who come to visit. This will make your house more attractive. Include select small shops (they will find Target or Walmart on their own!), great restaurants, gyms, libraries, activities (think: hiking trails or kid’s parks, etc.) Include whatever you have appreciated….or have always “meant to see.”

You may also wish to make a list of the manufacturer and number or name of paint colors you used in your house. Or if you have some recent cans tucked away, label them according to use and leave them visible. Potential buyers may appreciate not having to repaint a whole room if they scuff walls when moving in. This also shows that your maintenance was thorough and well organized.

Take Pictures

Think season: If you have flowering trees or shrubs, try to take some pictures when they are in bloom. If you end up selling at a time when the flowers are long gone, this will help your buyer understand the value in your garden by seeing it at its best.

Show off upgrades: Take pictures of freshly renovated, decorated or cleaned rooms. Does your house (or a room) look great at a particular time of day when buyers may not visit? Take a picture of the morning sun in the breakfast nook! If you have invested in some fantastic landscape lighting that can only be seen at night, take pictures of that, as well!

Why not take the most distinctive photos and add them to the flyer? If someone in the house has craft skills, make a printed album with all these photos that buyers can look through. Save digital copies of the best of the best that you can use for the listing.

These small steps will show the buyer that your house is organized and maintained.

If you have started your schedule last week of what you need to get done before you can sell your house fast, congratulations on taking the first step! Including your time to take care of the suggested research and organizational tasks will make the whole process easier. 

Start with the items you believe to need the most urgent attention and work your way through to your targeted listing date. Don’t forget to note any special times for your garden so you are ready to take pictures!

Next week we will take a look at how to prepare for your Open House.

So thanks for reading my post. I'm so glad you're here! And I’ll look forward to getting into more good stuff in future posts so that you can Turn Your House To $OLD!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What To Get Done BEFORE Putting Your House On The Market

The old saying "Time flies" has never been truer as we get busier and busier. Weren’t we all celebrating the New Year just a few days ago? Well February is here and the Super Bowl - and Ground Hog Day – have just past in a blur! If you are thinking about selling your house this spring, don’t run back into your house like a groundhog afraid of his shadow. To get it done right, you probably need to start NOW!

Most people agree that selling a house is stressful. If you think all you need to do is put a “For Sale” sign in the yard, you had better keep reading! The best way to avoid unnecessary stress is to plan and be prepared with these key steps:

Get Your House Inspected

Consider getting your own house inspection. While it is true that a serious buyer will most likely hire a professional house inspector (unless they are one or are a contractor) you probably don’t want to wait for that potential buyer to surprise you with any bad news from their report! The cost of an inspection is usually around $250-$500. It is a wise investment. If you have someone interested enough in your property to pay for one, it is better to be prepared. You want to know about any issues before the buyer starts to lower their original offer with a counter offer based on an unfavorable inspection report, or worse yet, back out of the deal completely!.

Think of it as an early warning system. If you get an inspection soon, you will have plenty of time to make repairs before the spring. It’s better to be proactive, than reactive. It is better to know what the inspector is going to find and be able to fix it -- and pick who will fix it. You can shop around for the best price instead of perhaps paying an inflated “rush” price later on when you will have so many other things to think about.

It also gives you the opportunity to coordinate with the work you had already planned on doing. You would probably be very unhappy if you just put in new landscaping and then found out you had to redo your roof. As careful as any trades person may be, the dumpster and new materials have to be placed somewhere!
Find out what the inspector thinks, review the report and make a list of necessary repairs and projects.

Curb Appeal

Everybody knows that curb appeal is important when selling a house. If your house is not inviting from the street, buyers may not even get out of their cars to look inside! Get the opinion of your friends and neighbors – the ones that will give you an honest answer. Note any outdoor maintenance, repairs or improvements.  See if you will need to remove dead branches from trees, pull weeds, prune and freshen as needed. Check the paint on fences, decks, trim -- and everywhere else. Decide if you will need to paint or if a good pressure washing will do. An inspector may not comment on driveway cracks if they are not structural. Fixing them will keep your house from giving the impression that it's not maintained.

Even though the house in this picture looks neat and tidy, it still seems bare. 

If your budget allows for more than basic maintenance, think about improving the landscaping. Depending on where you live and your landscaping style, consider new mulch, add gravel, sharp edging, show a healthy lawn and beds of flowers. Make sure you will have a clean entry way. Plan to sweep or pressure-wash the front walk and porch (you will probably need to do this anyway if you decide to paint). Will you need to polish the outdoor metalwork, clean the windows and glass and replace any burnt-out bulbs in outdoor lighting? Would it help to add planters with flowers?

For now, note it all down.

Evaluate The Interior

Even if you got an inspection, the report may not address outdated features if they were working well. Are your kitchen cabinets more than 10 years old? How about the baths? Do you need to paint the whole house, just a few rooms or touch up the trim or doors? Do the floors need to be updated? Are the carpets worn? Will any wood, tile or stone flooring stand up to the scrutiny of a buyer? How are the plumbing fixtures?

Keep writing it all down.


When you have buyers touring through your house, you don’t want them distracted by clutter. You want them focused on the HOUSE you are trying to sell and not your nick-nacks! And some buyers will have attitude. They are expecting to see your house at its best. They are “visiting” after all! In addition, removing anything unnecessary will give the impression that your house is bigger, brighter and airier. Buyers look and pay for space and light. There will be couples and even families plus their agent, or if you are lucky, multiple families walking through your house -- so make sure they can! If you are thinking you will “just stuff it in the closet when they come”, guess again! Buyers will expect to actually walk into those "walk-in" closets.

Think positively of this process. You are going to a new start. Has your family outgrown it? Will it fit in your new place? Is it time to get something new anyway? Do you really love something enough to PAY to move it!

Don't forget to consider the time it may take to throw things out, arrange donations, give to family, ship them early or rent a storage locker.

So look around the house, make a plan to clear out that clutter & write it down.


These days buyers have little tolerance for dirt. You're never going to be able to sell your house fast without cleaning it first.  While this is a stage for later in the process, objectively look at it now so you can record any major issues. Do it yourself or hire a crew. Just remember that even professional maids may take a pass on a heavy-duty cleanup of a neglected house.

If it's been a decade since you washed the blinds, plan to clean them or remove them. Same for any drapes or curtains.  Expect to pull the stove out and clean behind it every couple of months until the house is sold. In fact, come up with a plan to keep all the appliances sparkling. You may be used to a particular smell, but for a fussy buyer, an unusual smell may signal the end of a potential sale! Look at the bathrooms and decide how to keep them spotless and glittering.  Make a strategy to be sure the floors are always clean – you never know when a potential buyer might want to see your house. If you have forgotten about those dirty windows, you can be sure a potential buyer won't!  If any of these things are dirty, buyers will question whether the house is well maintained.

So you’ve gone through the house again. Now make a list to prepare a major cleaning before you put your house up for sale and a cleaning routine until the house is sold!


Think about all the important papers you'll need for the sale. These documents include the deed, your mortgage or note (depending on where you live), operating manuals for appliances and HVAC system. If you are missing a manual, chances are you will be able to find one on the internet. If you just had some work done, it may have a warranty period. It would be a good idea to get documents for everything that still has a warranty together. 

While you're at it, make a note to pull out your old utility bills. Experienced buyers will want the information and those seasonal totals may help make your home look more appealing if you have energy saving features.

For now, make a list of what you need to find or replace.


Walk around your house inside and out. Have a friend help you if necessary. Be objective. Think of yourself as a potential buyer. If you see something and wonder if it will bother a buyer, write it down.

Take a look at all the things you have been noting as part of this process. DON’T get overwhelmed! It’s just a list! Now is the time to put things in order. For each item, think about what has to happen before, during and after. For example, are you ready to shop for an inspector or do you have so many boxes in those “spare” rooms that he or she won’t even be able to get in?


If you have a long list already, start by separating into 3 lists. Only you will be able to make the decision of what goes on which list, but here are some suggestions:

The MUST DO list would include anything that would be dangerous or cause damage to your house. Leaking roof, any structural damage, termite infestation, plumbing or electrical issues.

The SHOULD DO list could include items like repairing or replacing broken or missing features. Examples would be kitchen cabinets or windows that don’t open and close properly, cracked or chipped bathroom fixtures, damaged lights or ceiling fans. If you have peeling wall paper, damaged floors or flooring, cracks in the walls, you should definitely address them. Don’t forget the landscaping or yard maintenance. Remember that you should eliminate clutter and clean.

The WOULD LIKE TO DO list is for anything to improve the appeal of your house. Consider renovating any part of your house that is damaged, has seen better days or is too dated, even though it still works fine. Repainting – whatever you think shows wear such as scuff marks or fading. Think about projects to increase value - such as rearranging rooms for more space or better flow. Include plans for getting you more money (like making that home office into another bedroom) or decorating to attract attention to special features.


Think about the timing of items on your lists. If the weather in your area is an issue, plan accordingly. If it is the “slow period” for a trade, take advantage of it. Figure out what needs to happen first - like the example of fixing the roof before the gardening. Decide what things are best left until later – like planting fresh flowers or getting your carpets cleaned.

Find out what trades people are available to help you and when. It is best to get several price quotes including availability and expected length of the work – not just labor cost and materials!

Once you have completed the research and decided what work you will do to get your house sold, confirm the contractors. Make a schedule on a calendar so you have a visual aid of your plan. This will help make sure everything will completed on time and in the proper order. 

Well, I am glad that you stuck with me through this part of it. It was a little longer than I thought it would be. It seems I have left you with a lot of things to think about! So start reviewing you house and get planning! :)

Next week we will continue with making preparations to sell your house fast. It will be a lot less “heavy lifting” than this week’s list, I promise. We are going to take a look at more research that would be a good idea to start now. What you should consider when it comes to marketing. How to come up with a price for your house. Documents you may wish to prepare to help sell your house.

So thanks for reading my post. I'm so glad you're here! And I’ll look forward to getting into more good stuff  in future posts so that you can Turn Your House To $OLD!

Feel free to ask me any questions on my facebook page: Turn My House To Sold

I would be very happy to help. :)