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selling your champaign il home: 5 Steps to Getting Your Home Ready for the Market - 03/20/12 01:24 PM
Recently, I was asked by the Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals to write an article for their blog on getting your Champaign home ready for the market. It was a fun article for me to put together and I thought I'd share it here on my own blog, as well. Please know that an experienced real estate agent can step in and help you with all of these things... you don't have to go it alone :-) Thanks for reading!
5 Steps to Getting Your Home Ready for the Market 1. Size Up Your Competition A large part of preparing (4 comments)
selling your champaign il home: Surviving the Home Inspection: A Seller’s Guide - 09/22/11 07:27 PM
Surviving the Home Inspection: A Seller’s Guide Yesterday we talked about tips for buyers on the home inspection, and today we’ll talk about the home inspection from the seller’s point of view. The home inspection, of course, has the potential to bring the sale of your home to a dead end if an agreement concerning repairs can’t be reached. Some of it is out of your control. For instance, if the buyer makes unreasonable requests, you may be inclined (and justified) to refuse to make certain repairs, thereby ending negotiations. However, there are two things a seller CAN do to prepare (5 comments)
One Little Thing Not to be Overlooked... Today I got a call from a buyer's agent saying she was unable to show one of my listings because the key wasn't working. The key would turn but not far enough to unlock the deadbolt. If a buyer can't get into a home, that buyer certainly isn't going to BUY the home, so to me this problem was as urgent as it gets! I rushed on over there with my fancy-schmancy lock and key kit consisting of one thing and one thing only: a can of "LokShot." LokShot is the brand name (9 comments)
selling your champaign il home: These Sellers Were in the Buyers' Shoes - 06/02/11 09:32 PM
Last weekend I met with some new clients to talk about selling their home and purchasing a new one. These clients are very serious about the process, have been doing their homework, and are willing to do what’s necessary to move forward. One question I always ask sellers is “Are you willing to spend some money to improve your home before putting it on the market?” Now, we’d had a very agreeable conversation up to this point, but when I asked this particular question, I could sense some hesitancy on their part. And that’s understandable. Improvements aside, getting a home ready (4 comments)
Shannon Lewis - REALTOR®, Owner/Managing Broker - Champaign-Urbana IL Homes
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.