“Help! I’m Trying To Figure Out How To Sell My House Fast In Chicago“
5 Tips For Home Sellers
If you own a house in Chicago and want to sell it quickly, read this blog for 5 tips that will help you sell your house sooner!
Tip #1 – Skip The Fix-Up
One of the most time-consuming reasons that homes don’t get sold as quickly as the seller wants to sell is because of the renovations, repairs, and clean-up that needs to happen before the home can go on the market. Real estate agents understand what their buyers are looking for, so they usually urge sellers to make renovations. Unfortunately, the larger the renovation, the longer the sale is delayed.
Tip #2 – Forget Retail
When a home is sold “on the market” (usually listed by an agent), the prospective buyers are usually called “retail buyers,” meaning that the buyers are looking to buy a home that they want to live in. Unfortunately, retail buyers are notoriously unpredictable and they buy on their own timeline, which may not be your timeline! A better option is to think about selling to a professional home-buying company.
Tip #3 – Gather Your Data
One surprisingly time-consuming piece of the sales process is when the buyer requires information that the seller needs to find. This might include information such as when the HVAC unit was installed or when the roof was last shingled, etc. Homeowners who anticipate these questions and have the answers at their fingertips can usually accelerate the buyer’s timeline and potentially sell their homes faster.
Tip #4 – Bypass The Agent
Speaking directly with an end buyer is the fastest way to sell your house. When you initially meet with an agent, they’ll present a marketing plan with a series of steps they will follow to find the buyer for your home. How long it will take the real estate agent to find the right buyer is anyone’s guess. However, when you call a professional home buying company such as Blue Ladder Development you will have an actual buyer walking through your house to give you a price on your initial meeting and far ahead of any sale timeline a real estate agent could provide.
Tip #5 – Get Ready To Decide
It is our experience that homeowners who think they are ready to sell are not always truly ready. They WANT to sell but when it comes time to make a decision, they have difficulty moving forward. And that is ok, if you think you need more time to figure out your next move then feel free to bookmark this page and get in touch with us when you are ready. If you are really interested in selling fast, and you get in touch with a company like us, get ready because we can move very quickly and can even close in and put a check in your hands in about a week!