Buyers and sellers looking for assistance with their Rockford Homes during this challenging market want a FULL TIME Rockford Real Estate agent to lead the way. As a longtime RE/MAX real estate professional, I have the privilege to belong to the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club and I am a member of the RE/MAX Executive Club. These designations are for RE/MAX agents who get buyers and sellers results. Multi-Million Dollar Producer with close to 20 Million in Career Real Estate Sales ( 2007-2012 ) Barb has been assisting clients with their Illinois Real Estate needs for many years.
As a certified distressed property expert (CDPE) me and my team of Rockford Real Estate experts can assist you thru the process if you find yourself in a situation to short sale your home.
I also assist luxury Rockford home sellers by bringing top level online marketing expertise to assist with finding buyers from all over this world via the internet. I am one of the few Rockford Real Estate agents to complete the 10+ hours of training, and to take a final exam to become a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM).
First time home buyer or stressing over a relocation? I enjoy working with both of these types of transitions too! Let me assist with helping you make that move.
Here are a few tips to getting your home ready for market on the Rockford MLS.
Getting the House Ready to Sell
Cost of Repairs
Do not do anything expensive, such as remodeling. If possible, use savings to pay for any repairs and improvements – do not go charging up credit cards or obtaining new loans. Remember that part of selling a house is also preparing to buy your next home. You do not want to do anything that will affect your credit scores or hurt your ability to qualify for your next mortgage.
When looking at buying a Rockford home, prospective home buyers often do not really know what to do. So they play with things. They flick light switches. They open everything with a handle. They turn on all the faucets and flush all the toilets. Having nice shiny fixtures makes an impression.
All your sink fixtures should look shiny and new. If this cannot be accomplished by cleaning, buy new ones. If you don’t buy something fancy, this can be accomplished inexpensively. Make sure all the hot and cold water knobs are easy to turn and that the faucets do not leak. If they do, replace the washers.
It sounds like hard work, but it's pretty easy -- even for the inexperienced.
Check to make sure you have good water pressure and that there are no stains on any of the porcelain. If you have a difficult stain to remove, one trick is to hire a cleaning crew to go through and clean your home on a one-time basis. They seem to be wonderful at making stains go away.
copyright 2000 by Terry Light and RealEstate ABC, revised 2002