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What to know when selling your home by yourself

If you are looking to sell your home in Illinois, you may have started to consider your options when it comes to preparing your home for the market. While you may enjoy the convenience of working with a realtor, you may also choose to sell your home by yourself. This option boasts many advantages including the fact that you do not have to sacrifice a portion of your equity earnings to share with your realtor for their work. At Essig Law Office, we are experienced in working with real estate transactions.

The Washington Post suggests some important things to remember when you decide to sell your home by yourself. These include the following: 

  • Analyze your property: You will benefit from analyzing the condition of your property to find things that may need a little extra attention. Performing routine maintenance, repairing broken fixtures and renovating heavily used areas are all excellent ways to make your home marketable and appealing to the buyer's eye.
  • Keep things simple: During the time you are trying to sell your home and anticipate showing your property, keep things simple around the house. Do not plan to host any events or leave for extensive periods of time. Maintain your home and keep the interior clean and organized. This way, you can be fully prepared for a showing at any time. 
  • Research other properties: Keep an eye on other properties in your area that are for sale. Look at pricing, lot size, amenities and access to public attractions to competitively price your home.
  • Be creative: If you are not seeing as much traffic as you anticipated, consider having an open house and share your event with people who you think could be interested. Using your creativity may help you to come up with a unique method of marketing that will catch the buyer's eye. 

By incorporating these tips into your method for selling your home, you may have an outcome that you are completely happy with. For more information about selling your property, visit our web page. 

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    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

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