Laura Alberts
Baird & Warner 708-220-7623

seller checklist Chicago area real estate


1) Calculate Selling Expenses
  • Real Estate Commissions
  • Staging 
  • Interior Painting
  • Transfer Tax
  • Carpet Cleaning / House Cleaning
  • Lawn Care / Landscaping
  • Attorney Fees
  • Title Insurance
  • Mortgage Payoff
  • Utilities
  • Home Repairs / Inspection
2) Determine Your Home's Fair Market Value - Pricing it Right

This is - hands down- the most import factor in selling your home. There are many factors to consider when determining the fair market value of a home. It can be a complicated process. The good news is, this is my speciality! Contact me when you are ready to find out what your home is Really worth!

3) Prepare and Stage the Home

In today’s competitive market, staging your home is extremely important. I have tons of tips and tricks I’d like to share with you - here are a few:

1. Clean, clean, clean

2. Remove clutter

3. Bring in natural light

4. Call me

4) Advertise and Market the Home

Over 90% of home buyers start their home search online. Digital marketing, MLS, social media, real estate websites and online ads are all important when advertising your home to sell. You can’t pick and choose which platforms you should advertise on - you need them all! Of course, traditional marketing is still important too. Postcards, brochures and other printed publications should be considered. And always, always use professional photography!

5) Be Ready for Showings & Open Houses

Make sure your home is in tip top shape during the entire selling period. You will need to be flexible with showing times, and keep your home as clean as possible.

6) Review Offers

Hopefully you’ll get a good offer(s) in a reasonable amount of time. There are many things to consider besides the price when receiving an offer on your home. How qualified are the buyers? When can they close? Do they have a home to sell?

7) The Closing

Make sure you double check with your Realtor and attorney prior to closing on your home. Things like transfer taxes, utilities, etc… must be taken into account before you head out to the closing.