Why is it important to hire me, a Realtor AND a Home Inspector?
...Your House as seen by most Home Inspectors
You can call hundreds of Realtors that can handle that part of your home sale. I haven't met one yet that took the time and effort to study and train to become a State of Illinois Licensed Home Inspector. Why is this important to the sale price of your home and the amount of money you walk away with?
The buyer you eventually go under contract with will pay for a home inspection. 3 things happen after the buyer gets the inspection report and 2 are bad for you!
1. Buyer Cancels the contract. The inspection report is so big that the buyer, especially first-time homebuyers, freak out and cancel the contract. The next buyers first question will be “Why did they cancel”? They will assume it was something the previous buyers' inspection found that caused them to run away from your house. Your house becomes a red flag.
2. Buyer Renegotiates a Lower Price and/or Expensive Repairs. This is the SECOND PRICE NEGOTIATION that almost always happens during a transaction. The buyer will examine their HI report like an IRS auditor and demand you repair darn near everything in the report or drop the price by thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars.
3. Repairs are Minimal and Your Home Sale Closes.
You don’t want to be the sellers with a contract cancellation. Your house gets red flagged, stale and may not even sell.
The buyers home inspectors report tells one side of a story. It's like a prosecutor laying out a case against a defendant. If there was no defense allowed, the jury would convict 100% of the time. Your home is the defendant. You have to defend your home. That's your advantage working with me. I have the license and the authoritative weight it carries to professionally defend you and your home. I can push back against the buyers demands in a way they, their agent and especially their home inspector will understand. I speak the language. It's this SECOND PRICE NEGOTIATION where I stand out from other Realtors when it comes to the final price you get at closing. Feel free to call me and ask me how.
Your home is likely your largest financial asset, which is why it is important for you to work with Realistic Realty, LLC when selling a home in Chicagoland. We will help you take the right steps when you are selling your home—from coming up with the right listing price for it and marketing it to those in the area to negotiating with a home buyer’s real estate agent and working with you right up until your closing date. You will not have to worry about anything with regards to selling a house when you have Realistic Realty, LLC by your side.
At Realistic Realty, LLC, we know selling a house seems like a daunting task when you are first getting started. There is so much to do, and in some cases, so little time to do it. We will get going on it right away and get your home listed so you can sell it in no time. We will also work behind the scenes marketing your home using tried-and-true marketing strategies. This will help you sell your home for the right price and allow you to move forward to the next stage in your life with no regrets.
Contact Realistic Realty, LLC at 773-671-6857 if you’re thinking about selling a home in NW Chicagoland, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Old Irving, Dunning, Chicago, Norwood Park, Norridge and Harwood Heights.
Your Jefferson Park Area Hybrid Agent