Twelve Things YOU Can Do
to Make Your
Real Estate Transaction Go Smoothly
- If selling, start packing the home by going through
each room; pack, give away, throw away, anything not used on a
- If selling, consider painting and/or replacing
carpet in “tired” rooms. Do not remodel for resale. Paint, carpet,
and new light fixtures are cheap, quick “fixes”.
- When selling and buying, decide which process serves
- Getting your house on the market and purchasing
after you are “under-contract”. (This is the only way to go unless
you qualify for two mortgages).
- Purchasing a home and then putting your home on the
- Prepare a “game plan” that will put you in the best
position as a Seller, Buyer, or both.
- If selling, have me do an appraisal on your home,
and get my opinion on condition and “sell-ability”. I do a “2-step
Step 1: Come to your home to have a look and ask questions -
- 10-20 minutes.
Step 2: Return with the complete appraisal - - 30-60
- When selling, get pre-approved by a local mortgage
company that has a “history” of serving the area. Ideally, a Broker
who attends closings.
- Only negotiate with pre-approved buyers, and/or
- Be educated about the current real estate market - -
Normal % of negotiation off list price, average
“days-on-the-market”, have me do a quick appraisal on any home you
- When purchasing, don’t wait to see a new listing
that appeals to you.
- When your home is on the market, get updates on
- When purchasing, always have a home inspection…even
on new construction.
- Illinois is an “attorney” state so use a local
attorney who specializes in real estate.
For specific questions and/or to have an appraisal
done on your property, call Laura Weaver 847-359-0147
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