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Prepare to Sell

What To Do To Prepare:

The following are suggestions to maximize your salability:

1. Curb Appeal.

Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

2. Property Repairs.

Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.

3. Cleanliness and Staging.

Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, clean your windows and have your carpets cleaned. This is also a great time to organize your closets. A bulging closet can give the impression that there’s not enough space to store your things.

4. Disclosures and Inspections.

In Illinois, we have several disclosures that are required to be shared with the purchasers. A property disclosure, a lead-based paint disclosure, a mold disclosure (required for certain dwellings), and a radon disclosure for houses or condominiums that are on a 3rd floor or lower. If you live in a condominium, we will need condominium documents, a budget, the rules and regulations and other financial information that relates to the building.

5. Showing Your Home

Presenting your property to potential buyers is our job both online and in person. We will ask you for pertinent information about your home in order to be able to answer questions about the property. We make a point of keeping a buyer’s interest while they are in your home and sharing knowledge about the area as well. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent, if you are not there.