Tips for Selling Your Home Fast – Part 1

Selling Your Home Fast

Doing these things will payoff in the long run.  There’s a reason the sellers we represent have their homes on the market for less time than average!  Read below to for some tips on selling your home fast.

1. Curb Appeal

Trim those bushes back and rent a power washer.  So you’ve got a ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ thing going on?  Let’s take on that vegetation with a vengeance.  It’s the first and last thing people see when viewing your home.  Let’s give it our best.  Fill those empty flower pots, clean the windows, and wash the siding.  It could be the reason someone picks your house over another.

2. Keep it Clean!

Break out the duster and have the carpet cleaners over.  Dirt feels dirty and that’s never a good thing.  Remember, we’re putting our best foot forward.  Let’s make sure it’s not covered in mud.

3. Reduce the Clutter

Come on, you’ve got a stack of magazines from 2002 sitting there.  It’s time to find them a new home in the recycling bin. Spring Cleaning isn’t only for the spring!  Don’t forget you have to pack it all before you go, so let’s get an early start.

4. Stage for Photos

What’s the first thing people usually see when looking for a home?  Photos, photos, photos.  That plastic has done a good job keeping your couch looking new, but in photos maybe it is time for something a little more modern.  There are teams that can come in with new furniture and take photos in a matter of hours.  Imagine a team of movers with a change of heart because your house will look exactly the same when they leave.  It’s also really great for empty houses, because we get asked, “Do you think a bed would fit here?”

5. Understand the Value

You really love the 70’s cabinetry with matching green appliances, right?  Or maybe you just rehabbed your bathroom so that when the door opens Yellow Submarine plays?  Those things can be very unique to you and to others….not so much.  Understand that things you find valuable may not be to others.  Don’t take it personal.
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Amazing White Kitchen for a Remodel

White Kitchen Remodels

White kitchens can make a space feel clean and fresh.  The room will feel brighter and can bring more pop to contrasting colors and decorations.  Not only that, but a remodel can add value to a home when done right.  A typical remodel can have not only a return on investment of 80%, but can also significantly reduce the amount of time on the market.  Also, with a bright new kitchen you can save time and money when it comes to negotiating the sale of your home.  Without further adieu here is a list of 10 that we have found to be amazing!

Keep in mind that being tasteful with a remodel is important.  Try to avoid very bright colors, unusual patters, or extremely unique designs if you plan to sell quickly.  Of course, if you plan to live in the home for a very long time, then why not?  Often times a remodel os more expensive than extending seller credits towards home.  It’s best to have a Realtor view the property first to make recommendations according to what your desired outcomes are.

If you want to sell fast then you don’t want to waste the time and energy with an 80% return on investment for your remodel.  Remember though, that when people see that work needs to be done that it usually results in lower asking prices and sometimes lowball offers.

If you want to get the best price for your property than even minor updates can have a huge effect.  Simple and cost effective changes like cabinet refacing and newer appliances can bring value and reduce the lower offers.

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We know more than where to find some of the best white kitchen remodels.  Ashbrook Realty is the leader in the Northwest Chicago real estate market.  Whether buying or selling you will find that Ashbrook Realty is the place to find the best Realtors.