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05/25/2018

Expenses Home Sellers Tend to Forget About

If you're selling your home, you're likely expecting to receive money and not necessarily spend it. Unfortunately, preparing your home to sell can mean spending a bit. As you work to create a home-selling budget, keep these expenses in mind.

Investing in Renovations

Renovations may be part of your plan, whether there are parts of your home that absolutely need repairs or there are areas that can really increase the price of your property with a bit of work. No matter the idea behind your renovations, be realistic when including them in your budget.

Staging Your Home to Sell

Once you've got interested buyers stopping by to check out your home, keep in mind that an empty home may be less effective than a well staged one. You may be tempted to leave your furniture as it is, but staging requires smart and well-thought out room arrangements. You can save money on cleaning and decluttering by doing it yourself, but you may have to spend a bit on an offsite storage space for the items that don't make the staging cut. Another way to save money on this step is by borrowing nice furniture from friends and family.

Closing Costs

Unfortunately, just as you're making the sale, you may notice that costs are really adding up. Things like transfer taxes and paying your realtor's commission can make you feel like you're spending more than you're getting. Save up for these final costs and be prepared by doing thorough research on closing costs so you don't get surprised by anything.

Title Insurance in Plainview, Texas

Once your home is ready to be put on the market, be sure you also understand the importance of title insurance in Plainview, TX. To learn more about it, contact Countywide Title at (806)293-8363.

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