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You'll need to make sure the house is in your name before you sell it. Then, interview a few real estate people. You can get names from friends who have used them, or use someone whose name you see on the neighborhood for sale signs. They can tell you the small things you'll need to do to make the house saleable. Do those, and then hire one of them. This may cost you money in commission (5 to 7%, may be negotiable). Otherwise, you can go to one of those "sell by owner" places and they will help you for less money. The final choice is to go directly to a title company and they will handle the closing transaction for you and your buyer. A real estate agent told me once that it is always worth trying to sell it on your own for 3 weeks before signing with a real estate agent. However, if you haven't gone through the process before, the easiest is the real estate agent.

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