Buying and selling homes

Buy & Sell

The highs. The lows. The drama! The process of buying or selling a home can make every day feel like a soap opera. That’s why we’ve compiled an arsenal of smart, practical tips for buying and selling homes. Whether you're meeting your first agent or preparing to downsize after 30 years in one abode, we’ve got genius house-hunting strategies, staging hacks, negotiation tips, real estate tips, and more.

See All Steps to Buying a Home

Buying a home is complicated. Follow this complete guide to get the right advice each step of the way. See the full Spotlight

Find an Agent & View Homes

Emotions run high when house-hunting. You need an agent you trust to keep you sane. See the full Spotlight

Get Home Financing

Costly mistakes happen during this step. Be super-picky about who your lender is. See the full Spotlight

Make an Offer & Negotiate

This is the pins-and-needles stage. It’s when your agent can help the most. See the full Spotlight

Prepare for Closing

Things are getting real! Look to your lender to guide you through the paperwork.

Steps to Selling Your Home

Time to sell your home? There’s a lot to do. Here’s the help you need each step of the way. Get started…

Finding an Agent & Pricing Your Home

Selling your home is hard. And emotional. You need an impartial guide to keep you on course. How to find one...

Preparing for Your Open House

Strangers will be judging your home (talk about anxiety!). Staging will help — a lot. Here’s how…

Reviewing Offers & Negotiating

Someone wants your house! But is it a good offer? Your agent will help you negotiate. See all tips…

Closing the Sale

Almost done! Just make sure your home’s in top-notch shape 24 hours ahead of closing. Learn why…

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