Wednesday, June 22, 2011

5 Tips for Selling Your North Shore Home!

Selling your home in Chicago’s North Shore may seem like a challenge in today’s buyers market, but it’s not impossible. We’re all aware that our nation is still recovering from our economic situation the past few years, and that the national housing market is still leaning towards today’s buyers. Selling your North Shore home, however, can be a smooth and efficient process if you’re ready to make it happen.

As a North Shore Real Estate agent, I have clients come to me who need to sell their home whether due to a job transfer or other extenuating circumstances. Their first questions are focused around selling in today’s market and what they can do to help their home stand out. While nothing can be guaranteed, there are five great tips that sellers can do to help their home sell more quickly.

1. Understand What a Buyers Market Means- It’s important to understand what kind of market you’re about to enter and to look at some of the hard facts. Being in a buyers market means:

- There are more homes on the market than there are buyers.

- Homes are staying on the market longer.

- Homes are selling for less than they’re worth.

2. Price Your Home Correctly from the Beginning- This is a vital factor in selling your North Shore home. If you enter the market with an overpriced home, North Shore buyers will immediately cross it off their list and move on to a more affordable option. They have that luxury in a buyers market. The longer your North Shore home sits on the market; the less interest it will receive. You’ll find that waiting for that to happen and then reducing your price will not generate the same excitement that a ideally priced home would in the beginning.

3. Make Your Home Irresistible- North Shore buyers expect only the best, especially if they have the option to be picky. You’ll want to make sure your home shows like a model home and that its irresistible to buyers. Take care of any issues that you know of in your home, spend time updating your home (even if it’s just a fresh coat of paint), and spruce up your North Shore home’s curb appeal. All of these little details will add up to a home that buyers can’t refuse!

4. Find a Trusted North Shore Real Estate Agent- You’ll want to do your research and find an agent who has years of experience in the North Shore Real Estate market. Your real estate agent will play a key role in getting your North Shore home sold. Look at their home selling record, client testimonials and ask them to give you a detailed plan of what they will do to sell your North Shore home.

5. Make Sure Your Home is Getting Ultimate Exposure- The main element in getting your home sold is exposure. Did you know that over 80% of people search for homes online? Getting online exposure for your home is vital for home selling success. Talk with your North Shore Real Estate agent about how your home will be presented online and the types of sites they use to market your home. An online presence for your home is a service your real estate agent should be providing for you.

If you have questions about selling your North Shore home this summer, or about my marketing plan for getting your home sold; please feel free to contact me! My years of experience in the North Shore Real Estate market ensures that you’re getting the knowledgeable North Shore Real Estate agent you deserve. I also have a marketing team that places your home on top real estate websites and helps your home get ultimate exposure.

I would love the opportunity to sell your North Shore home and hope to hear from you soon!

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