The weather is finally breaking – can you feel spring in the air? One group of people who are feeling spring fever are home buyers and sellers. The Chicagoland market is notoriously stagnant during the winter months, but as the spring flowers begin to bloom, the market begins to boom again. This year is proving to be the same with buyers and sellers rushing to make their next transaction.
If you are selling this season, is your home attractive to new buyers? Here are a few things this season’s home buyers are looking for.
Move-In Ready Homes
Hopefully, you used the slow winter months to get your home updated and ready to put on the market. If you didn’t get to every project on your to-do list, it’s okay. Most buyers can handle a few small DIY projects, but most buyers are not willing to buy a home that will require a lot of construction or remodeling. Make sure your home is updated, painted, and a blank slate for new owners to make their own.
A Great Neighborhood
Chicagoland buyers, whether they are looking in the city or in the suburbs, pay close attention to the neighborhood they will be joining. It’s not just the school system they are investigating, but proximity to parks or other green space, as well as closeness to public transportation and grocery stores. They want a neighborhood that suits their lifestyle and while you can’t move your home to a new part of town, you can highlight the great parts of your area to potential buyers. Don’t just show off your home – show off your neighborhood!
A Seamless Closing
Experienced home buyers want to work with sellers who are committed to an easy process, from offer to closing. If you aren’t already working with a real estate attorney, don’t delay. You will not only entice savvy buyers, but you will also protect your own interests. The team at Bell & Shah has decades of experience working with buyers and sellers, and can make the process as seamless as possible.
Give us a call today to tell us more about your situation.