Selling a Home in the Springfield IL Area

Selling a home in the Springfield, IL area? Make it easy for buyers to find your home!

The Real Estate Group, Inc. Business Advantage program makes it easy for buyers to find your real estate listings online through the many listing distribution partnerships. A list of these listing distribution partners is below:

  • TheGroup.com
  • Realtor.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Zillow.com
  • Facebook.com
  • SeeHouses.com
  • ReneeDelivers.com

Tips on Selling a Home, Springfield IL area

Paperwork – Find all paperwork that may contain any important information that a homeowner will need after the sale; example: warranties, manuals, paint color codes and receipts for updates.

Worth – Knowing the true value of your home in your current market is key. Get your home appraised, then decide on the price of the house accordingly.
(TLC Life essentials: How Selling a House Works, J. Silverman)

Inspection – It is important to do an upfront inspection to avoid any complications during sale. This will uncover any problems that may arise during the selling process.
(TLC Life essentials: How Selling a House Works, J. Silverman)

Appearance – First impressions are lasting! Make sure the curb appeal of your home is always clean and inviting; example: yard maintained, clean house and inviting entryway.

Stage the Home – “Sellers need to understand that the way we live in our home is not the way we sell our home,” says Karen Hirschberg, a home stager. The buyer needs to be able to picture their belongings in your home, not be caught up on the clutter of the current belongings.
(Frontdoor.com: Five Creative Tactics to Sell Your Home, Douglas Trattner)

Clean – When your home is sparkling, it makes it extremely difficult to resist. From your bathtub to your kitchen appliances, make sure your home is clean for potential buyers.

Update – Update appliances, colors and decorations to make your home appealing. Few new homeowners want to have to remodel before moving in. Do it for them, and it will boost your house’s worth.

Mechanical Repairs – Ensure that all systems and appliances are in good working condition. This is required to get a top price. Buyers expect everything in their new home to operate safely and properly.

Get a Buyer’s-Eye View – Walk up to your home and pretend you’ve never seen it before. What do you notice and how does it make you feel?

Use Your Senses – Many people are oblivious to scents, but others are extremely sensitive to offensive odors. Eliminate any bad smells; example: bathe your pets, shampoo your carpets and empty trash cans.
(Realtor.com: Setting the Stage Sells Your Home, Marcie Geffner)

“De-Personalize” Your Home – Go ahead and remove all items that mark the house as “your territory”. It may seem cruel, but a buyer wants to envision the property as his or hers, not yours. Remove personal effects that could distract a buyer who is viewing the property.
(PRWeb.com: Top 25 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale, Austin, TX Realtor)

Less is More – It is a good idea to consider removing some furniture in rooms to open up more space. Buyers want to get a good feel for the layout and space within the house. Also, clear countertops, shelves and corners of appliances and miscellaneous knick-knacks and clutter, to create an open, clean look.
(PRWeb.com: Top 25 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale, Austin, TX Realtor)

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