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selling your home in 2020
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hinsdale market update With mortgage interest rates still low, it’s a great time to buy a home. Likewise, sellers who are realistic about pricing and market trends are in a better position to get their homes sold faster and for more money. Following is a snapshot of overall market activity in the area. Keep in mind trends vary block to block, so talk to an @properties broker for hyper-local market insights and advice.
291 homes sold in hinsdale ytd
days on market
133 / 156
average sales price
$3,875,000 highest sale so far in 2019
#1 MARKET SHARE IN CHICAGOLAND Source: MRED / BrokerMetrics LLC. Closed Sales, Residential Properties (Attached & Detached), Hinsdale, 1-1-19 to 11-4-19. Source: MRED / BrokerMetrics LLC. Closed Sales, Residential Properties (Attached & Detached), Chicagoland MLS Area, 1-1-19 to 11-4-19.
Tackle repairs Fall is an ideal time to take care of home improvement projects like painting, roof repairs, and replacing windows. Likewise, it’s a good time for interior paint jobs and deep cleaning as you can leave the windows open for ventilation without having to deal with the humidity of the peak summer months. Declutter and get organized Most homes could stand a little decluttering – and that’s especially true before they hit the market. Start getting organized now so your home will be in tip-top shape for open houses and showings. This will not only allow you ample time to prepare, but also means you won’t have to schlep boxes to the self-storage when it’s bitter cold and there’s snow on the ground. From simplifying (less is more!) and donating to going digital, there are plenty of ways to tidy up. You can find tips on our blog at atproperties.com/blog/tag/declutter/.
written by don shea
selling your home in 2020 2019 may not be over yet, but if you’re
even thinking about selling your home early next year, there are several things that you can (and should) do now to prepare. Here are a few tips to get your home ready for the peak spring market.
Consider a pre-listing inspection Inspections aren’t just for homebuyers. By ordering an inspection prior to putting your home on the market, you can identify and address any issues that could otherwise arise during the escrow period. It’s important to keep in mind that many buyers are looking for a home that is turnkey and move-in ready. A pre-listing home inspection will help ensure there are no surprises when it comes to the condition of your home.
Request a digital CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) A CMA will give you an initial snapshot of your home’s value. And unlike a traditional CMA, which is a static report, @properties’ digital CMA is continuously updating, using real-time data from the Multiple Listing Service. This ensures you always have the most accurate data right at your fingertips. Keep in mind that pricing and market conditions can change between now and the time you list, but knowing where you stand today will be helpful in planning your next home sale or purchase.
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insights This goes without saying…make the beds, clear
3 Brighten Up Light gives the impression of space, so it’s important
the countertops, clean the floors and appliances,
for every room in your home to have ample light
dust the furniture, remove any clutter and take out
at all times. Prior to showings, raise blinds and turn
the trash. Go through your home room by room and
on lights. You also may want to add floor and table
make sure areas like closets and bookshelves are
lamps to brighten dark rooms or corners.
1 Tidy Up
how to prep your home before showings
You only get one chance to make a first impression. If you’re thinking about listing your property, here are a few tips to ensure it’s in optimal showing condition.
4 Keep it Comfortable
If you have pets, be sure to eliminate odors and conceal any toys, bowls, leashes or litter boxes. Speaking of pets, it’s best to keep them out of the house during the showing so buyers will have their full attention on your home. 2 Accentuate Showcase your home’s stand-out features, whether that means pulling back the drapes to show off picturesque views or using interesting accessories to draw the eye to built-in shelves. With fall officially here, you’ll also want to be sure your home is staged or decorated accordingly. From playing up the fireplace to adding throw pillows and blankets
You want your home to feel welcoming to buyers. Depending on the (often unpredictable!) weather, turn on the air conditioning or heat to ensure the temperature is comfortable for prospective buyers as they tour your home. 5 Have a Plan of Action Get in the habit of maintaining a clean home and make a plan that could allow you to accommodate any last-minute showings. If your home is need of any updates to enhance its appeal to buyers, consult a local real estate broker who can provide staging and home improvement recommendations.
to the furniture, there are several quick and easy ways to make your home look cozy and inviting.
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