Help Us Write a Home Selling Guide, Get a T-Shirt

Today, we’re officially launching the remaining sections of our Home Buying Guide. This is something we’ve been working on for a long, long time, and it feels good to get it out the door.

That’s not to say we won’t continue trying to make the guide an even better resource for home buyers; we’ll be tweaking, polishing, adding to, and editing this thing until the next ice age. If you have suggestions, comments, or questions about any of our HBG content, please leave a comment here, or on any page of the guide itself.

But we are starting to gear up for our next big guide project — the Redfin Home Seller’s Guide. We’ll be packing it full of useful information, with a heavier emphasis on interactive features, quizzes, graphics, illustrations, and other goodies.

Here’s where you come in: if you’re selling a home, what’s the stuff that keeps you up at night? What can’t you find good information about? What’s confusing? What’s frustrating? What do you wish you’d known three months ago?

Finally, if you’d like to be involved in providing customer feedback on preview versions of the guide as it’s developed, just drop a comment here and let us know. We’d love your input, and if we choose you to be in our customer feedback group, we’ll send you a free Redfin T-shirt.

  • cniem

    When purchasing a home what is included in a home inspection? It seems as if so many other things that aren't included in a home inspection such as: radon inspection, mold test, tree roots in the underground pipes, etc. Only watching television shows do we know this. What do you recommend getting done to save yourself thousands in the end?

  • Jeff M

    We just sold our house last month and I have some input here. The biggest thing I would have liked more info on before selling would have been inspection related. Before we sold our house we had two deals collapse. One buyer walked due to inspection issues; the other due to a buyer's cold feet (lost her earnest money). Seems like an awful lot of deals fall through due to inspections and being better prepared to handle the results of an inspection would be useful; I hated the long wait to hear back from the buyer after the inspection. Love to know a way to turn that around some we could be a motivator. If I had it to do over again I would also wouldn't have bent over backwards to cater to showings, having to pack up our two small children 3 or 4 times a week to leave the house. If a buyer is really interested then they will wait until one of the 2 days a week (or whatever) we could have set aside for showings.

  • Randy Robinson

    Yes, we don't usually get a full description of the house, so the best way to get one is to do a personal visual inspection. And if possible, don't just let the agent give you a tour of the house. Don't hesitate to break away and explore the nooks and crannies, even under a microscope!