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Chicago Homes for Sale- Tip 2 Staging your home

Chicago Homes for Sale- Tip 2 - Staging Tips

There are 4 main areas of focus that must be considered when staging a home

The first relates to a buyer's initial impression.  When a buyer initially dirives up to a home he will generate a first impression and this impression will effect how they view the inside of the home.  If the landscaping looks overgrown,  or the painting on the front door is chipped,  the buyer will have a glass half empty view of everything inside. I try to make sure the seller keeps everything properly manicured and updated so the prospect is looking with a glass half full eye.

The second critical step is to declutter and depersonalize the inside of the home.  Prospects need to be able to view how their personal itmes will fit in the home home to make it their home.  Sometmes we advise he seller to get a storage locker or borrow a friends basement to store their excess clutter.   At the same time of decluttering,  we accessorize tastefully to create a greater perception of value.  Room that needs to be staged!

The third important aspect is to make sure there is enough light in the home.  Light creates a feeling of space and cheerfulness. I recommend that all drapes and blinds be open,  anything blocking windows should be removed and repainting cetain areas lighter colors.  If necessary,  I bring in decorative lamps to create more light.  Ligting sells.

The fourth area of focus relates to the homes state of repair.  We make sure fitures and appliances are working properly,  fix and chipped tiles, remove any carpet stains, caulk bathroom tiles. etc.  A buyer qucikly discount homes that appear in need of a lot of maintenance. 

If you would like to hear more about these staging tips,  please watch the Channel 2 news at 5:30 am on July 3, 2012.






5802 Finch Long Grove

5902 Finch Long Grove

5902 Finch Court  was just listed by Long Grove Realtor, Judy Greenberg.  This gorgeous all brick home is situated on an amazing lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.  5902 Finch

5902 Finch is located in the Herons Landing Subdivision, the only Long Grove neighborhood with City Water. 

5902 Finch feeds into the District 96 Schools and Stevenson High School

If you would like more information about 5902 Finch Court,  please Call Judy  at 847-602-5435 for your own private showing.


Chicago Farmer's Markets

Chicago Area Farmer's Markets

Whether you live in Long Grove , Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Lincoln Park, Elgin, or Chicago,  there is a farmer's market that is relatively closeby.   I have found a website that includes comprehensive information about every Farmer's Market in the Chicago area.  Very Good Information! 

Don't miss these Farmer's Markets this year.   Long Grove farmer's market


Michael Jordan's home in Highland Park for sale

Michael Jordan's home in Highland Park is currently on the market for $29,000,000..   If you are looking for the ultimate luxury mansion and can afford this hefty price tag,  please give me a call at 847-602-5435. 

Michael Jordan's  gorgeous home at 2700 Point Lane in Highland Park has many luxury features as well as a many entertaining areas.   2700 Point Lane is situated on over 7 acres.  All showings must provide verified financial references. 

If you would like to see 2700 Point Lane in Highland Park or any other Highland Park Listings,  please do not hesitate to call me at 847-602-5435. 



Long Grove Homes for Sale- Open House June 9th

Long Grove Homes for Sale


Buffalo Grove Foreclosures

Buffalo Grove Foreclosures

Area you looking for a great deal in Buffalo Grove or any other area in the Chicago area,Buffalo Foreclsoures

All Chicago Homes  can help you search for the foreclsoure in the Chicago area  as soon as they hit the market.   In order to sucessfully buy a foreclsoure,  you need to work with a Realtor who will provide the best service.   Foreclosures in Buffalo Grove sell within the first few days they hit the market.  Whether you want a Buffalo Grove townhouse, condo or single family home,  there are foreclsoures that come on the market everyday. 

Give me a call at 847- 602-5435 and I can put you on my list and send you foreclosures as they hit the market.  Sometimes,  I even know about them before this time. 



Chicago Homes for sale- Tips from top Realtor

Chicago Homes for sale- Listing Tip 1

As a Full time Realtor in the Chicago area, I feel that I can give you many different strategies on how to sell your home in the Chicago area  for the most money in the least amount time. 

If I know that you are planning to sell you Chicago  home in the next 4 years, or even if you are not planning to sell your home,( a job transfer may pop up unexpectantly) I will advise you to take pictures of your home in all seasons.( especially if you live in the Chicago area)   Spring has sprung in Chicago, summer is almost here and the flowers are in bloom..   If you blink and you don't smart smelling the roses or enjoy the beauty of the tulips, you will miss one of the most gorgeous seasons we have in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs.    Use your digital camera and start clicking away.  Can you guess that tulips are my favorite flower! 

Let's say you want to put your home on the market in early March, one of the times most people ultimately first think about selling their home.  Imagine what the photos of your home would look like at that time of year.  If you live in Chicago or any of the nearby suburbs,, your pictures would either include dirty snow or ugly barren trees.  (Sometimes not a pretty site and one that does not make a good first impression.)

In my opinion, it's the photos -- and good photos -- that gets a potential buyer in your home, and you only get one chance to make a first impression.   A good picture is worth a 1000 words, a bad picture on the other hand  may result in the consumer skipping over your home in their internet search and you not selling your home.   

According the National Association of Realtors, nearly 80% of homebuyers start their home search on the Internet.   Start Clickiing Away....