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Remember the 5 W’s of Selling Your Home

Family looking at their home they wish to sell

Remember the 5 W’s of Selling Your Home

by Osi Rosenberg

Osi-Korn Rosenberg photo

Selling your home can be a challenge if something doesn’t feel right. Remembering and answering the 5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When and Why) can put you in the proper mindset to sell your home.

Who sells their home?

All different kinds of people sell their homes. Young, old, rich, poor. Everyone has a basic need for shelter; we all need a place to live.

We live in a world with constant change, and many of those changes involve moving. Hundreds of thousands of people across the nation list their homes every year for many different reasons. In turn, many people are also on the hunt for a new home. Know that you are not alone in the selling process.

What types of homes sell?

Houses come in all shapes and sizes. There are many different structure types and countless features that a house may include.

In addition to selling houses, condominiums and cooperative units as well as mobile homes, lots and commercial spaces are also sold. The market is vast and sweeping with a broad array of different types of real estate.

Where is the best place to sell your home?

Homes are sold across the nation, and throughout the world. Knowing the market in your area is critical to determine how you will market and sell your home. Having the right agent who is familiar with a specific area and knowing what buyers are looking for in your neighborhood will improve your listing.

When is it best to sell your home?

Determining when you are ready to sell is the first step in the selling process. Giving yourself time to sell before major changes such as marriage, divorce, birth, etc. is important as well. Even listing in a certain season can have effects on your selling process.

Why do people sell their home?

People move for many reasons. Some need to downsize, others need to upsize. Some move for work or school. Others may be forced to move due to death, loss of employment, or other financial hardships. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to have a plan for after the sale.

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