Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Preparing Your Home to Sell on Chicago's North Shore This Spring

The weather is getting warmer every week and spring is in full bloom on the North Shore. Homebuyer demand is increasing, homeowners are taking to sprucing up their homes in Deerfield, Glencoe, Winnetka, Northbrook, Highland Park and the busy real estate season is kicking off.

But there is still one thing left to do this spring— prepare your North Shore home to sell! Listing your home now is a great idea with more buyers coming into the market, but it must be ready to show and grab buyer attention to be successful.

Below are three suggestions for preparing your home to sell on Chicago's North Shore this spring:

Start spring cleaning
If you haven't already, begin de-cluttering your home, editing down furniture to allow spaces to feel bigger and airier, clean windows and consider a fresh coat of paint. Even small items like the furnace filter can make a difference to North Shore homebuyers— if you passed over something small, buyers may wonder how well you have taken care of other things in the home.

Boost curb appeal
Now that spring is here, North Shore buyers will begin driving by properties for sale and visiting open houses— where the exterior and landscaping are the first things they notice. Make sure your home stands out in a good way with updated, fresh landscaping, clear sidewalks and driveways and house numbers that are easily visible. You might even consider giving your front door a coat of paint or replacing it altogether if necessary and flanking the entry with plants or flowers.

Price the property well
The success of selling your home in Glencoe, Northbrook, Winnetka, Deerfield, or Highland Park has much to do with the price at which its listed. I am a seasoned real estate professional in the area and can help you arrive at a price you're happy with as well as one that will get buyers to your door.

As your North Shore real estate expert and Top Trulia Agent, I am happy to share ideas for piquing homebuyer interest this season. Whether you are ready to list your home now or sprucing in anticipation of summer, do not hesitate to give me a call!

Janie Bress
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