How to Prep Your Home for the Market

By Kate Rogers

Homeowners who have been sitting on the sidelines mulling whether or not to jump into the market, housing experts offer the following advice: jump in.

Existing home sales jumped 6.5% in August to the highest level in four years and homebuilder confidence also climbed to its highest level since 2005 for the month. Whether the market continues to thrive once the Federal Reserve begins tapering its monetary policy remains to be seen, but experts say buyers are looking to act fast to take advantage of low mortgage rates, so sellers should be ready…

Many buyers aren’t looking to invest in a “fixer-upper,” says Leitman Bailey, so taking care of issues like broken air conditioners, leaky faucets or tiles on the roof, can go a long way in attracting more buyers and increasing a home’s value…

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