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Selling Advice

Why choose Lyn Sims?
My commitment to you as a client!
Why use RE/MAX and Lyn Sims?
RE/MAX vs. the Industry
Step by Step of the Selling Process!
Seller Closing Costs
What costs are involved with selling a home?
Short Sales
Understanding Agency - hey who works for who?
Consumers guide to what legal responsibilities your real estate agent has to you and to other parties in the transaction. Make sure you know the guidelines for Illinois. Who works for who around here?
Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid when Selling your Home
  • VIDEO These are the biggest blunders we see sellers make when putting their home on the market! You only get one chance to make a good first impression.
  • The Dangers of an Unreasonable Asking Price
    Lyn discusses the results of overpricing and appraisal problems in today's marketplace.
    Top 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make
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  • Selling your Home - Tips on how to get through it!
    Why a Home Doesn't Sell
  • VIDEO Reasons why a home languishes on the market. What are the successful elements?
  • 10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling your Home
    HGTV gives their best advice and tips on selling your home in this challenging market.
    What to do if your Home isn't Selling?
    Ten tips in this tough market to improve your selling possibilities!
    Top 5 Issues that Drive Buyers Away!
  • VIDEO What are the top 5 issues that concern today's buyers the most? Be sure your home is ready to appeal to the largest amount of buyers.
  • 5 Items to Consider Before Dropping the Price
    How much and when?
    Top 10 Ways to make your home 'Fit to Sell'
  • VIDEO What are the major objectives of staging? What are the successful elements?
  • Turning your Home into a Model Home
  • VIDEO Yes, it's possible! The way you live in your home and the way you sell your home are totally different.
  • Deal Makers for Home Buyers
  • VIDEO What are the key areas that buyers will be looking at? What will they be looking for?
  • Preparing your Home for the Right Buyer
  • VIDEO It's important to know the profile of your potential buyer.
  • Staging - Frequently Asked Questions
  • VIDEO When to start? What to do? Will I do the correct things?
  • Staging - What Main Rooms to Stage?
  • VIDEO Which rooms in your home are the most important to stage? This video gives advice on where to put your best efforts when you ready your home for the market.
  • Staging - Furniture Placement and Lighting
  • VIDEO Furniture placement and lighting advice for staging your home to sell. In this competative marketplace, you need all the advantage on your side. Make a good first impression on buyers.
  • Staging - Depersonalize your Home
  • VIDEO Advice and suggestions on the depersonalizing of your home before showings begin.
  • Staging - Curb Appeal
  • VIDEO How does you home look from the street? What will buyers think?
  • Staging - Prepacking
  • VIDEO Make your home as spacious feeling as possible.
  • Staging - Painting
  • VIDEO When was the last time your home had a coat of paint? Neutralize bold colors to appeal to the largest supply of buyers.
  • Staging - Flooring
  • VIDEO Up-to-date flooring is the #1 buyer concern. Do you have hardwood floors under that old carpet?
  • Staging - Updates and Repairs
  • VIDEO How to search for updates and repairs that are necessary. Suggestions for repairs to make your home sell faster and for a better price.
  • Staging - Air Quality
  • VIDEO This is a very politically correct way of asking 'Does your house stink?'
  • Staging your home really helps it sell
    Before and after pictures - staged homes pictured in the Schaumburg Market.
    No Nudes is Good Nudes
    When too much of something is showing!
    HGTV Top 10 Home Staging 'Do's and Don'ts'
    6 Worth the Price Fix-Ups
    Put your energy and money where it will give you the most WOW factor with buyers.
    Kitchen Makeover in a Can? Uh oh, can it really be that easy?
    Check this easy trick to remodel your kitchen and make it feel refreshed!
    30 Can't Miss Staging Tips
    HGTV's Lisa LaPorta gives her advice on staging your home for optimum buyer impact.
    Top 35 Selling Secrets
    HGTV's Designed to Sell gives tips and suggestions for more money!
    Home Staging starts with these Deep Cleaning Basics
    Staging Photos 'Before and After'
    20 Tips for Selling Your Home
  • Make the Most of that First Impression
  • Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends
  • Check Faucets and Bulbs
  • Donít Shut Out a Sale
  • Make Room for Space - We are selling square footage remember!
  • Make Your Bathrooms Sparkle
  • Open up even in the Daytime
  • Lighten up at Night
  • Avoid Crowd Scenes
  • Watch Your Pets
  • Think Volume
  • Keep a Low Profile and Disappear
  • Don't Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store
  • 20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce up your Home
    Closet Organization Ideas and Tips
    HGTV helps you get ideas on organizing and cleaning out your closets! Give those buyers the impression of more space and storage area!
    Fireplace Remodeling
  • VIDEO Tired of that ugly fireplace of yours? There are plenty of new products to bring it back out of the 70's or 80's with very little cost. 'This Old House' explains how.
  • Fireplace Remodeling Project
    Tired of how your fireplace looks? What year does it look like? Check out these simple remodeling tips that you might try yourself to give your fireplace a facelift!
    Fireplace Updating
    Suggestions for that ugly fireplace of yours!
    Mantel Makeover for your Fireplace
    Decorating Magazine gives suggestions on how to update that fireplace making it the focal point it deserves to be instead of an outdated eyesore.
    7 Ways to Get Rid of Pet Odors or 'stinky, stinky, stinky'
    Moving with Pets
    Gives advice for taking your furry friends with you happily!
    Remodeling Cost vs. Value Added Report for 2011
    Remodeling Magazine shows a DECLINE in costs recouped for remodeling projects in 2011. Our area of Illinois is in the East-North-Central Region of the report. I'm not sure the 'big box home improvement stores' are going to like this report but who cares. Be sure to keep your costs within reason with all your remodeling projects!
    Tax Aspects of Selling a Home
    Different scenarios are given with regards to capital gains and selling your home.
    Tips for Packing like a Pro
    PODS Storage - Discounts for my Clients
    I offer my clients discounts on local or long distance moves. PODS is great for decluttering your home for maximum staging efforts or temporary storage for all situations.
    Goodwill Locator
    Good place to donate your unwanted stuff to a great cause.
    Salvation Army Locator
    Donation Centers and how to schedule a pickup in your area.
    Moving Guide - US Postal Service Guide
    This handy guide will take you quickly and easily through the tedious process of organizing your move. Change your address online for that upcoming move too!
    Great People You Should Know - Staging Help - Selling Advice - Time Savers - $ Savers $
    I've tried to do the work for you! Replacement Windows, Bathroom Refinishing, Granite Countertop Alternative, Furniture Repair and Refinishing, Appliance Refinishing, Ceramic Tile Refinishing, quick-ship Kitchen Cabinets and yada, yada, yada.

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