This book is a must-have for any individual looking to effectively sell their home for the best price. Put your home at the head of the market with the help of Laura Riddles expertise. Riddle, a Masters-level, award-winning real estate broker, walks today’s home sellers through everything they need to know to get the best price in today’s real estate market. Laura guides readers through the basics of the home selling process. Readers will learn how to determine the value of their home, prepare the home to be sold, stage the home inside and out, know when the time is right to list the home, plan for showings and open houses, accept an offer, and ultimately sell for top dollar. A firm believer in making your home stand out to sell faster by assisting potential buyers through the complicated loan process, the book carefully compares loan options, from low down payment FHA, and 0% down payment USDA, and VA loan programs, allowing readers to choose the loan that works best for their successful sale. Also covered are different Buyer Down Payment Assistance Programs, making this a complete guide to give you everything you need to put your house up for sale. Sell Your Home Now also includes timely information for sellers including resources on: Short sale versus Foreclosure options, Foreclosure prevention programs, The Homeowner Affordability and Stability Act passed in February 2009, and Loan modification options. This complete guide includes information about: selling techniques for selling up to 80 percent faster, and advertising to sell for 15-20% more, and where to list your home online to get the most exposure. Plus the book has a section on staging the home for the quickest sale in order to gain an advantage over other homes (particularly foreclosures) in your neighborhood. Tips are given on common mistakes home sellers often make that could hinder your efforts so thoughtfully included are sample real estate contracts, titles, and home inspection reports. Selling the home For Sale by Owner? All of the information the book contains is exceptionally helpful to the do it yourselfer, plus, Laura has included case studies from agents and sellers around the country to provide readers with proven tips and tricks for selling a home in the quickest time possible and for the most money.