This is a series of articles which looks at selling your house. Each article will build from the other to give a start to finish self help series to aid people to sell your house. The spring 2008 home sales market is starting to open in the sense you must start the process now to have your house ready for the spring market. This is a very important factor in selling your house this year, is to be prepared for the market.

The first part covered in article 1 “Sell Your House” was to find a agent that you are comfortable with. I don’t mean a agent which just tells you everything you want hear either. This type of agent will only hurt your efforts to sell your house. The time it takes to find a good agent will be well worth it. Some people just use the word of mouth on finding an agent. This can be helpful, but what was the market like when these people used that agent. During the home market bubble days a child with a cardboard sign and pop up table could of sold a house, from their lemonade stand. So, ask when the person used their agent to buy or sell their house. This will be a important factor. Once you look around now days you find that only agents that are better at their jobs are the ones who are left in the sales market of today that is if they are a seasoned agent with more than 10 years experience.Go to our

The other thing you must be very careful of is the hybrid/discount home sellers. These are like comparing the big well known car dealers to the corner lot with the sales/owner wearing his plaid suits and telling you what deal he has for you. The thing is these guys are using high tech ways of selling you their services. These people hide behind TV and computer screens as they sell their services as a faceless animated service. These services assist you in selling your home and that’s it. They became very popular in the bubble era also as they did not charge very much for what they were doing and still got a house sold. Remember, as I stated above a kid with a cardboard sign could have sold a house during this time period. This is becoming self evident as these discount places have had to resort to lots of TV ads to keep their business going, lucky for them they still have money left over from the good time market and some people believe anything they hear in a TV Ad.