Selling

The Buyers Are Coming! 23 Packing Tips for Moving When the Pressure’s On

The Buyers Are Coming! 23 Packing Tips for Moving When the Pressure’s On

There are a million things you’d rather be doing than packing right now. Basically, anything else. But when you sell your home, moving is no longer a matter of if but when, so it’s time to face the music.

According to the National Association of Realtors, homes only stayed on the market an average of 3 weeks in 2017. A deal can close in as quickly as 2 weeks if you get an offer from a cash buyer. And if you price your home right, it will sell fast, says Carrie Buckett, a military relocation specialist and top agent in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Inexpensive Open House Prep Ideas That Are Sure to Boost Your Offers

Inexpensive Open House Prep Ideas That Are Sure to Boost Your Offers

Two things can be true, simultaneously. It can be true that you really want to sell your home and will do whatever it takes to elicit a higher volume of legitimate offers, and at the same time be true that you don’t want to sink thousands more dollars into a property you’re about to vacate. An open house is your home’s time to shine, and it’s worth taking the time to prep for. Here’s how you can do it effectively, but also inexpensively. 

What You Need to Know Before Accepting — or Rejecting — an Offer

What You Need to Know Before Accepting — or Rejecting — an Offer

The day will come — and it will be a wonderful, joyous, do-a-happy-dance day — when you receive an offer, or multiple offers, for your home.

And on that day, you’re going to face a question you may not have previously considered: How do you know if an offer is the best one for you?

Your listing agent will be a big help here. They will understand and help you suss out the merits and faults  of an offer because — believe it or not — it’s not always about price.

8 Reasons Selling Without A Realtor Is A Recipe For Disaster

8 Reasons Selling Without A Realtor Is A Recipe For Disaster

Let’s face it, selling a home without a real estate agent is just plain risky. FSBOs jeopardize time, money, and most importantly, an advantageous outcome.

But, despite research that shows that shows that FSBO listings sell for about 5.5 percent less than comparable properties sold through the MLS, some sellers still want to go the do-it-yourself route, forgoing the cost of commission and the aid of an agent.

The Truth About Lead-Based Paint Liability [infographic]

The Truth About Lead-Based Paint Liability [infographic]

Many homes and condominiums built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Paint that has chipped or is deteriorating, or on surfaces that rub together such as windows and doors, creates lead dust which can pose serious health hazards to occupants and visitors. Homebuyers and renters have important rights to know about whether lead is present -- before signing contracts or leases.

What is actually required of homeowners in these instances? 

Closing Late On Your Sale Or Purchase....

Closing Late On Your Sale Or Purchase....

We've always told our clients that the closing date is a “target date” because things can sometimes come up at the last minute that can delay the closing a day, or a week, or sometimes even longer. It seems like it’s RARE to close on time nowadays.