Although "Home Makeovers That Sell" by longtime Realtor Sid Davis is intended primarily for home sellers, the smartest real estate sales agents will also study it to advise their home sellers how to earn top dollar. Throughout the book, the author shares many examples of how simple fix up, painting and clean up resulted in fast sales of homes that had previously languished unsold for many months. An important aspect of getting homes sold quickly that is rarely mentioned by real estate agents to home sellers is the extra carrying costs of an unsold home. But Davis emphasizes by making a home show its best, such as sprucing up the landscaping and making cosmetic repairs to eliminate buyer objections, sellers can earn thousands of extra dollars by cutting their ownership carrying costs with...
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