Selling your home can be an exciting, but daunting task. Here are some tips to make that home selling process a breeze--
De-Clutter and Make Necessary Repairs To a potential buyer, first
impressions of a home are always critical. So get rid of unwanted items to
clear out space. Remember: If you haven't touched it in years, then you
probably don't need it. Donate rarely used items. Hire a handyman or contractor
to repair defects such as leaks and loose doorknobs or fixtures.
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Invest in Staging Your Home Professionally preparing your home decorating
and depersonalizing as to appeal to the widest range of buyers can pay off big time. Stagers, designers, and
furniture companies are experienced and eager in assisting home sellers in this
process, which has been proven to help reduce market time. Photo Courtesy of Stephany Oliveros - CHI Properties
Hire a Professional Photographer Studies revealed that professionally
photographed homes sold faster and for more money than homes with amateur
photos. Understand that we're not talking about your smart phone. Any money
that you invest in a photographer will likely be return.
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Create an Experience List what you love most about your
home and create a story about how wonderful it’s been to live there. Put this
narrative together with support materials such high-quality images, a floor
plan, and map. Help potential buyers imagine all the possibilities of their life in your unique space. What
already exists, and what they can create on their own. For example, if your
three-bedroom home only has one full bath (many buyers nowadays expect two full
baths), instead of doing a complete addition before you sell, include an
architectural drawing of what can be built into the space. Try out this website www.glossre. Photo Courtesy of Stephany Oliveros - CHI Properties
Advertise in Multiple Media Outlets Give your property the full exposure
it needs. Post your seller’s listing on several websites that will generate
large buyer traffic. If your promotional budget is tight, then focus on
spreading the news by word of mouth. Network with your neighbors, colleagues,
and church or school communities. Someone might know someone who’s looking for
a lovely house like yours in the neighborhood. Photo Courtesy of www.Listhub.com
Respond to Every Inquiry Within Seconds of Request In this digital age, where answers
are right on our fingertips, it’s important to respond to inquiries right away.
Remember, competition is fierce. Once you’ve got a potential buyer's attention,
it’s time to set up an appointment and get them in your home right away. Photo Courtesy of www.sovetov.su
Hire a Realtor Tried and true, don’t be afraid to reach
out to a professional who has the experience, database of buyers, tools, and
resources to get you to the home-seller finish line quickly and painless. If
you’ve tried the rest and are ready to work with a pro, CHI Properties is here
to help. Call or email us to learn more! Photo Courtesy of Chicago Association of REALTORS®
Author:Stephany Oliveros Phone: 773-865-8575 Dated: August 19th 2014 Views: 1,345 About Stephany: #88 Real Estate Agent in Illinois
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