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Should you Use a Home Staging Company When Selling Your Home? Pros and Cons

Do you need your home to be professionally staged before selling it? No, you do not, but it can help increase the price you are seeking as well as make it look great for potential buyers. Everyone wants their house to look its best, and by hiring a professional staging company, you have a better chance of it looking so good that buyers cannot pass it up. Some studies have…

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Showing Your Home Quick Reference Guide

Short notice is possibleIf someone knocks at the door who does not have an appointment, ask them to call my office to set up an appointmentOpen the drapes and blindsTurn on lightsPut all animals outsideDo not speak to potential purchasersCool in summer/warm in the winterStay out of the way stay in one room or outside [caption id="attachment_5860" align="aligncenter" width="555"] How Showing Tips[/caption]  

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10 Fatal Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   Check our Home Sold Guarantee. Ten Fatal Mistakes Sellers Make Hey everybody, John Herman, PropertyUp, and today I'm making a video about ten fatal mistakes home sellers make and how to avoid them. 1. Picking the wrong real estate agent - In the state of Illinois there are 44000 real estate agents…

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Home Value vs CMA vs Appraisal

  Home Value Where to get home valuation? Online on real estate websites. IE. propertyup.com/home-value What is home valuation is good for? General knowledge of home values only. Is home valuation good as a listing price? No. Valuation is very generic and doesn’t take into account home's individual features or condition. Is home valuation good for property tax reduction? No, generally it is not accepted. Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Where…

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Full-Time Agent or Part-Time Agent

Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   Check our Home Sold Guarantee. [caption id="attachment_5855" align="aligncenter" width="300"] How to select an real estate agent? Part time vs Full Time[/caption] There are many choices to be made when choosing a Realtor to help with a sale or purchase of a home, and one of the things to be considered is the…

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Your backyard can be sold and you would not even know

Champaign, IL neighborhood was unpleasant surprised when they recived a letter from the Nasty Joe company that there backyard pond and fence is now owned by them and that they have to pay cash or face connivance. Two drainage ponds, a strip of land in a backyard, a fence that divides several properties, and a thin piece that runs the length of a whole street. Those properties all have the…

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WHAT CAN I DO TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF MY HOME?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you may be wondering how to increase its value to bring you the best price possible. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to increase your home’s value and not break your budget in the process. Here we will explore eight ways that you can easily increase your home’s value, with a little creativity, your budget can stay…

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IS ZILLOW AN ACCURATE WAY TO GET THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME?

The fact is that you can look up anything online, literally, but the answers and information may not be the best. There is a ton of good information available, if you dig around in the right places, however, there is a ton of bad information out there too. Users must be careful to land on reputable resources instead of the many unethical ones that are online.   While Zillow has…

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DO YOU USE A HOME STAGING COMPANY? IS IT IMPORTANT? WHY OR WHY NOT?

Do you need your home to be professionally staged before selling it?  No, you do not, but it can help increase the price you are seeking as well as make it look great for potential buyers. Everyone wants their house to look its best, and by hiring a professional staging company, you have a better chance of it looking so good that buyers cannot pass it up.   Some studies…

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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PITFALLS OF PRICING YOUR HOME TOO HIGH?

Pricing too high can be detrimental to sellers in a couple of different ways. First of all, there is a built up pool of buyers waiting for homes that match their criteria to come on the market. If a home matches the buyer's criteria, but is priced outside of their search parameters, they may never even see it. If the price is higher than other comparable homes, they are going…

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