A Common Chicago Short Sale Marketing Mistake: Your Realtor Doesn’t Make Sure That Your Home Shows Well

A Common Chicago Short Sale Marketing Mistake: Your Realtor Doesn’t Make Sure That Your Home Shows Well

Posted on August 31st, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.


Chicago IL – When another agent brings a buyer to look at your home your realtor should follow up afterwards.

If you want to sell your home, then it needs to show well. Here are a few tips.

1. Open the blinds and curtains. Bring in as much outside light as possible. Most showings happen during the day, whether during the week or on the weekend.

Turn on as many lights as possible. Buyers want to buy an open and bright home. They don’t want a “cave.”

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Sure, they will turn the home into a “cave” after they buy it. They will have the blinds closed most of the time. They will install curtains and never let any natural light into the house.

But, that doesn’t mean they want to buy a “cave.” Yes, I know it’s crazy. I guess it’s just human nature at work.

2. Your home should be clean, tidy, and well groomed. Fix anything that doesn’t look right. If your sidewalk is black from algae, then pressure wash it off. Put new mulch in the front beds.

3. If you have a good sense for decorating, then decorate! Make your decorating neutral enough that most people will like it. If you have an empty room, then rent some furniture and put it in there.

Buyers have a hard time imagining if their furniture will fit in a room. They usually think that they need more room than they actually do.

If they can see furniture already there, then it helps bridge that gap. They can see for themselves that their furniture will fit.

4. Get the carpets cleaned. If your carpet is old, but you can’t afford to replace it, then hire a good steam cleaner. Ask someone who manages an apartment complex for a referral.

Most apartment complexes know a carpet cleaner that can get the so called “impossible stains” out of carpet.

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at myrealtorphil@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (312) 953-6725.  Or you can visit www.ShortSaleSuperMan.com and learn more about Chicago short sales.

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Thinking about a loan modification? Our Chicago loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Phil Buoscio.

Phil is a Real Estate Agent at Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc.. Chicago Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (312) 953-6725. myrealtorphil@gmail.com.

View My homes for sale at www.BetterLivingRealty.com.

Phil Buoscio specializes in loan modifications and short sales in Chicago Illinois. Chicago Loan Modification Help. Chicago Short Sales. Chicago Short Sale Realtor. Chicago IL Short Sales. Chicago Realtor.

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Important Notice

Phil Buoscio, Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc., and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Phil’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc..

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