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Book Review: 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Selling Your Home'

Homebuyers have all the fun. Well, at least they get the vast majority of the how-to books. Maybe it’s the fact that sellers have already gone through at least one real estate transaction that makes them seem inherently more sophisticated and less needy of basic instruction. Fact is, these days it takes at least as much careful planning and strategy to be a smart seller as it does to be a smart buyer — sometimes more.

To the rescue comes "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Selling Your Home" by Katie Severance and Nancy Gentile. In an expert, yet crystal clear voice, the authors guide smart (i.e., non-idiotic!) sellers through the basic steps and more sophisticated, strategic moves needed to "get top dollar for your home and ensure a smooth sale."