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Check out some frequently asked questions by sellers below. Feel free to call us or e-mail us, or reach out to your Ruhl&Ruhl agent, if you have further questions.
Question: When should I sell my home?
Answer: There are certain times that are better for sellers and other times that are more beneficial for buyers. The market depends on many factors, and you can learn more about your local market trends here.
Question: Why should I use a realtor to help me sell a home?
Answer: Your Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor will act as a guide through every step of the process. They will handle inspections, negotiations, paperwork and so much more. Learn more about how our agents help you through the selling process here.
Question: How much is my home worth?
Answer: Every home in each market is unique. No two homes are alike. You can get an estimate of what your home is worth by clicking here or you can talk to a Ruhl&Ruhl agent to learn more about your home’s worth.
Question: How long will it take to sell my home?
Answer: The length of time your home is for sale depends on the state of the market. Your Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor will have more insight into your local market, but you can also view local trends here.
Question: What steps should I take to prepare my home for sale?
Answer: On average, staged homes sell 88% faster than non-staged homes. Your Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor will also give you advice on how to easily improve your home’s value. Find more interior home improvement tips here.
Question: How will a realtor market my home?
Answer: Every marketing plan is individualized to the home being sold. The basics include a for sale sign, making the property available on the web, and sharing the listing with their contacts. Read more about how some Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors personalize their marketing plans here.
Question: Can I buy a home and sell my current one at the same time?
Answer: Yes, you definitely can. We would highly recommend working with a Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor to help make the transition between selling and buying as smooth as possible. Learn more about the selling process here.
Question: Will I owe taxes when I sell my home?
Answer: The answer to this question depends on a number of factors including profit of the sale, how you file for taxes, if you qualify for a tax break, and much more. Discuss your specific situation with your Ruhl&Ruhl agent to learn more.
Question: Should we host an open house?
Answer: Your Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor can answer this question more accurately, as they will have more insights on the effectiveness of open houses for comparable properties. Read more on the selling process here.
Question: Should I provide a home warranty?
Answer: If your home is more than ten years old, it’s a good idea to include a home warranty in your sale. Your Ruhl&Ruhl agent can discuss your home warranty options prior to putting the house on the market.