When it comes time to put your house on the market, pricing can make or break your sale. If you overprice your home, you risk watching it languish on the market, but under-pricing it means minimizing your investment. The starting point for pricing should be based on recent sales in the neighborhood, not on personal attachment. Regardless of what you think your home is worth, the pricing should Read more →
When you are trying to sell your home first impression count for a lot. The first impression anyone has of your home is from the outside. Homes that have great curb appeal have a better chance of getting those house hunters to take a serious look at the inside of your home. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend tons of money on landscaping to give your home great curb appeal. There are many simple Read more →
When it comes down to it the typical thought process is to sell your home in the spring. It is definitely true that the number of sales is highest during the months from April to July. Typical the number of homes that sell during spring and summer months are double the number of homes that sell during the fall and winter months. So at first glance it seems like a no brainer, sell your home during the spring Read more →
In a down real estate market (also known as a buyer’s market), sellers need to find out-of-the-box strategies for selling their home quickly. In many areas, it’s now taking the average homeowner up to one year to sell their home. In other areas it may be less. The following is a list of suggestions based off of company wide experience, interviews with experts, and market research Read more →
Give yourself a mental enema, turn off the emotions and read the facts below about why it probably makes more sense to short sell your home than modify your loan.
This information comes from first hand experience and that of thousands of others who have faced the dilemma of losing their homes.
First understand that you have a financial hardship, which is probably something new to your life. Read more →
I often ask agents, “If you had to segment your business into two sections, what would they be?” Most of them initially want to negotiate for more segments. They don’t want to look at their business in such black and white terms. Here is how I feel the business breaks up into two sections. It would be sectioned off into creating customers and servicing customers. Those are the two major Read more →
If you are getting ready to sell your home and you are in the Illinois real estate market there are a few things that you can do in order to make your home perfect when it comes time to show it off. When you are looking to sell your home whether you are doing it as a for sale by owner or you are doing it through a Illinois real estate broker you are going to want to make a favorable Read more →
What can I expect when selling my home?
Expect “market value.” On average most homes in today’s market take between 60 to 90 days to sell. Most often homeowners interview several Real Estate Professionals before assigning the listing. Most listings are assigned for 90 days with the option to extend or cancel.
There is an array of tools that agents use in listing presentations Read more →