Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sell Your North Shore Home Quickly with These 5 Tips!

Selling your North Shore home this spring is a great idea considering the fact that more buyers hit the North Shore Real Estate market this time of year.  Yet sellers are oftentimes leery of the busier real estate market since they see it as a time for greater competition.  
In working with sellers for a number of years in Chicago’s North Shore cities of Winnekta, Glencoe, Northbrook, Highland Park and Deerfield as a North Shore Real Estate agent; I know the ins and outs of what it takes to get your home sold.  While the market has probably changed a bit since you purchased your North Shore home, selling in today’s market is not impossible and can be a stress free transaction!
Here are a few key ways that you can help boost the appeal of your home for North Shore buyers and ensure you have a smooth and efficient home selling process
1. Research- While your North Shore Real Estate agent will provide you with comparables of what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for, taking the time to do a little research on your own will help you prepare for what you can expect.  Take note of home prices in your area and what upgrades those homes have to offer.
2. Fix it Up- You’ll want to know what needs to be fixed before buyers begin looking at your home.  Having a “pre-inspection” by a home inspector will allow you to fix any necessary repairs so that they don’t come up in the buyers home inspection.  This can help speed up the process once you find an interested buyer. 
3. Act Like a Buyer- If you were looking at your home as a buyer, what would you see?  Are there any updates you’d want to make such as paint, appliances or finishes?  Acting like a buyer for your own home will give you insight into what you can do to make your North Shore home more attractive to buyers.  
4. Make it Move In Ready- Today’s buyers have the option to be picky and many want a home that’s move in ready.  Your home will need to have those key factors that are now considered standard in a North Shore home such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  
5. Price it Right- This is a key factor that cannot be stressed enough.  Pricing a home correctly from the beginning will help you sell your home more quickly.  Your North Shore Real Estate agent will work with you to show you what other homes are selling for and to determine a fair market value for your home. If your home is priced too high, it  will sit on the market and you’ll eventually have to lower your price.  If you decide on a price that is the lowest you’d like to go, be prepared to offer buyers other incentives such as closing costs or a flexible closing date.  
I hope these tips will give you an idea of what it takes to get your home sold in today’s North Shore Real Estate market!  I would be more than happy to sit down and talk with you about getting your home sold quickly.  My experience in selling North Shore homes and my extensive marketing strategy will allow you to rest assured that your home is in the best hands!
Please feel free to contact me today to get started!

Janie Bress
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1 comment:

  1. Hello Everyone,
    You have created a very interesting site. These tips are preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and getting a great price. And, the best part is, it's not hard, time-consuming or expensive. Thanks a lot.
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