Now that you’re ready to put your home on the market and begin the process of selling your property, your anxiety may have shot through the roof. Selling your home is indeed a stressful experience, but the most common home seller worries are often not as bad as you think. Here are some common home seller worries and solutions for helping you feel better.
The Market Isn’t Good Right Now
First things first, most home sellers worry incessantly about the real estate market. They read about it, ask their friends about it, and begin to base their mood on the latest news about it. Take a deep breath and relax. The Chicagoland real estate market is stable and doesn’t appear to be in danger of taking a downturn any time soon.
My Home Doesn’t Look Its Best Right Now
The winter season is not necessarily a good one for curb appeal, but that doesn’t mean you need to worry about it. Remember, other homes the buyers are touring also have snow piles and icicles. Instead of worrying about the weather, concentrate on what you can control – clearing your sidewalks and driveway as soon as possible, putting down salt to assure buyers are safe and putting a boot tray in your foyer to prevent tracking mud, salt, and water inside as much as possible.
I Didn’t List My Home at the Right Price
Pricing is certainly important and can make or break the number of interested buyers that arrive at showings. However, pricing is never set in stone – you can always change it! If you aren’t sure if your home is listed at a competitive price, talk to your realtor and investigate similar homes that have sold in your area recently.
I Don’t Know How to Protect Myself
Before you put your home on the market, begin working with an experienced real estate lawyer. Your lawyer will advocate for your best interests and assure the selling process runs as smoothly as possible, all the way until closing. If you are seeking a real estate lawyer, allow the team at Bell & Shah to guide you through the process.
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