Having A Great Neighbor Can Help You Sell Your Home

Having A Great Neighbor Can Help You Sell Your Home.  Your neighbors can be your greatest asset when selling a home.  Things to consider after you buy a home.

1. Get to know the neighbors.  Yes, even the ones that aren’t the friendliest.  Always keep a friendly attitude.

2. Keep your lawn manicured.

3. Be considerate of the cars in your driveway.  If you have a garage use it.

4. Always put your kids outdoor toys away.

5. Clean up the puppy poop and the poop in your back yard.

These are just a few suggestions when you purchase a home.

What are the benefits of being a great neighbor?

1. Neighbors will keep their lawns manicured so you can sell your home.

2. They won’t do strange things when buyers are viewing your home.

3. If a potential buyer asks the neighbor a question, and they will, you don’t have to worry about what they’ll say.

4. If you relocate to a new place the neighbors will watch your home.

Here are a few real situations where I found that neighbors can help or hinder your home sale.

The Bad Neighbor – I was recently showing homes.  Our last showing was a vacant bank owned home.  As I accessed the lockbox to obtain the key, the next door neighbor came to the door, open the door, stark naked andpicked up his newspaper (I think). We are sure his was naked. How strange is that.  He had to know we were outside.  This was a townhome subdivision and the front doors and windows were extremely close.  This dude may not have wanted my buyers as neighbors.

The Perfect Neighbor – After getting all of the listing paperwork signed for an upcoming listing, my seller and I had a brief discussion about her neighbors.  She told me that her neighbors hated that she was selling.  They didn’t want her to move. One even offer to pay her mortgage.  How cool is that.  She wasn’t even in a distressed situation.  While outside one day she mentioned to another neighbor that her home would be on the market and that they might see people coming in and out of the house.  This neighbor told my client that she was so glad she mentioned that she was selling.  The neighbor then took a weekend and cleaned up her lawn, pulled weeds, and trimmed bushes.  Now that’s the “Perfect Neighbor”.

Remember to take time to know your neighbors.  They may be important in assisting in the sale of your home.

Mega Millions Realtor, Call Carrie if You’re the Winner

We are all dreaming of winning the mega millions lotto. If you win call me. I’d love to help you find your dream. If I win I’ll post a new blog. I know I’ll help the youth and adults seeking to learn new technology or a new skill. Stay tuned for a full update…….or call me 630.405.8985.

If you’re not the winner, you an still own a home.

Until tomorrow. May the odds be ever in your favor………….

Morning Radar – Median Home Prices in DuPage County Illinois

DuPage county single family home prices fell 6.0% in February 2012 when compared to February 2011.  In February 2011 the Median  home price was $238,900. The 2012 Median price was $224,613.  Attached homes fell 5.9%.  Last year February median prices were $114,250 and February 2012 was $107,480.

It is still a great time to own a home.  What are you waiting for? What goes down will go up.  Prices will one day go up and you’ll wish you’d purchased a home. Call me today!  Let’s begin the process of buying a home.  www.carriebey.com

http://bit.ly/HltfBd Median Home Prices February 2010, 2011, 2012

At the Dentist Office Waiting for my Daughter, Lauren

As I sit at the dentist office, waiting for my daughter Lauren, I began to think. Would being closer to the dentist office, physicians office, or maybe a park district be an important decision to someone seeking to buy a home? It took me more than twenty minutes to get here. I love this dentist office, it’s clean, the staff are professional, they use the latest technology and equipment. But what if it were five minutes away from home? I would save on gas and time.

When I purchased my first home price was the driving factor, then age, then location. I didn’t consider local amenities. So, what was important to you when you purchased? Would you take more time to consider the local amenities, shopping, doctors office, pool and or school district?

In my case, we bought based on the above reasons and luckily the school district offered a dual language program which has become a driving force in our city. My kids are bi-literate not just bi-lingual. Pretty cool when you think about and I didn’t even search for the program.

This was great! Dual language for my kids offered by the public school system. Even though this is great, the next time I decide to purchase a home I will definitely consider, shopping, park district and walkability.

What will you consider the next time you consider purchasing your first home or your next home? What if you actually researched the city? What would you learn? Tell me. I want to know.