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26 Tips You Should Know To Get Your Home Sold Fast For The Highest Amount and Less Hassle!

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Because your home is more likely your largest asset, deciding to sell your home is not a decision that you should take lightly.

 Everyone wants to sell their home for top dollar,  fast and for the least amount of money.

26 Tips you should know to get your home SOLD for TOP DOLLAR @ the fastest time!

Tip #18  Dealing with Contractors to Prepare your house to sale

A power tip that I would like to pass along now is:
Dealing with contractors to help you prepare your house to sell. . 
Brace yourself. .
You are in for a ride
Contractors are just like any industry  .they have good ones. and real bad ones. .

The bad ones are like pit bulls and you may end up being   a succulent steak! 

Having listed hundreds of properties and owned over 50 rental units the last 20 years, I learned how to negotiate with repairman and assure myself that they are NOT over-charging me.
This is my tip for you today. . 
This works in all cases. .
Is only a phrase I advice you to say. .
But you must say it at the right time, and it could save you hundreds, or thousands of dollars!
Your timing has to be perfect and delivered just like a punch line from a professional comedian. . .to early on and you will get gouged. .too late in delivering it and you already got gouged!
Is simple and to the point:

"Is that your final and best price?"

You must say this at the instant you receive their estimate
And don't say another word. .count to five slowly or 
Let them speak once. .and then say.
Thank you for your time and I promise to let you know of my  decision  after I receive the 'OTHER" bids. .please let me know if you want to make some adjustments to your estimate. .
Don't ever make it appear, that you are only calling one repairman.
Get multiple bids whenever it's practical. . .Make sure they know they are competing with someone else. 
Don't act like a friend or a distant relative. .be polite and leave it at that.Check them out. .
Don't just hire them by appearances  or price
Check them out or risk consequences beyond a shoddy job!
Technology has made this process easier for all of us. Check business licences and insurance so you know who is reliable and trustworthy by their high  standards. . . and see their Internet presence . .in some cases you may be able to see testimonials
Ask for their references and call all of them!
Together with my tip. .it will  give you the confidence to hire someone that does what they say and does it well!


Watch this video where I discuss what items you should repair and what items you should ignore before preparing to sell your house

26 Tips you should know to get your home SOLD for TOP DOLLAR @ the fastest time!

#1 Determine your home's value with your head and not your heart!

#2 You don't need a make over. .just move it over!

#3 Why are you selling?. . .a trick real estate agents use

#4 How should respond to Low Ball Offers?

#5  The DANGERS of Overpricing Your Home and How To Fix It!

#6  Make Buyers Bite with this trick!

#7 Negotiating Tips To Get More Money for Your House

#8 Should I put a lockbox on my For Sale By Owner House? 

#9 How to protect yourself from BOGUS HOME INSPECTIONS

#10 HELP: Neighbor from HELL is keeping me from selling my house

#11 Approval letters for Donald Duck the buyer

#12 Neat trick to protect your property from scammers

#13 How to hire a FREE Attorney for your sale. .

#14 What to do if the appraisal comes in low -- HELP!!!

#15 How much earnest deposit money should you ask as a FSBO?

#16 What to FIX before selling your house? 

#17 What are contingencies? and why they should matter to you..

#18 "Is that your best and final offer?









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