As Laurie and Kim are deeply aware, when life happens, changes come along, you need support, empathy and expert advice. We are here to help you with those changes and make sure life continues to sail smoothly!
Having been selling real estate for over a combined 24 years in the Peoria Region, we bring unrivaled expertise and a unique and winning strategy to sell your home. Let us put our experience to work for you! Our passion is connecting home and community. We look forward to sharing our passion for the area with you. Whether buying or selling, our goal is to make this a seamless and stress-free process.
Moving to a new community and finding a new home can be an overwhelming experience. Our goal is to ensure that you have all of the referrals and support you would need during this transition.
Our priority is to treat you with respect and to partner with you in finding the right home for your family based on your needs and criteria. We genuinely care about you and your needs as you take these next steps.
The first step is to identify your needs with your move. We will research available homes on the market using your criteria and match the best options worth viewing. Some available homes are not listed online. We have many connections that keep us informed when new and exclusive homes come available. If any of these homes fit your needs we will include them as available options. Additionally we can advise you on what to offer after considering area comparisons and inquiring the motivation of the seller.
We look forward to helping you find the home you are looking for. We are honored to be working for you and helping you begin to create new memories!
Getting ready to sell your house? Selling a home entails a whole lot more than putting a “For Sale” sign in your yard or uploading a few pictures.
So before you put your house on the market, use this checklist of things you must do in preparation. Some of these tips are surprisingly easy, while others might require a bit more work.
You want to make sure a buyers’ first impression of your home is a good one—and inspires them to stop by the open house or schedule a tour—so they can see more. By investing some effort in easy fixes, like planting colorful flowers or repainting your front door, the outside of your house can invite prospective buyers to come on in.
Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your house ready to show. Do a clean up of counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle the spaces behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards. If your home is overflowing with stuff, buyers might worry that the house won’t have space for their own belongings.
Remove any distractions so buyers can visualize themselves and their family living in your home. You should remove personal items and family photos, as well as bold artwork and furniture that might make the home less appealing to the general public.
You might love that orange accent wall, but if it’s your potential buyer’s least favorite color, that could be a turnoff. Lighter, neutral colors allow buyers to picture themselves in your home.
Pay attention to scrubbing and touching up baseboards, walls, and doors to make your home sparkle and look cared-for. When buyers walk into an open house, or go on a home tour, they want to fall in love with the house, not add a bunch of small repairs to their to-do list.
Remember that green is good: plants create a bright and welcoming environment. Consider a bouquet of flowers or bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter or dining table. Some plants and natural elements will impress buyers by bringing some extra color and life to your decor.
CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
Foul odors, even slight ones, can be a deal breaker, and the problem is that you might not even notice them. Once you’re done cleaning your house, clean some more. Even if you’re not worried about what buyers will think of your home’s scent, you want your property to look spotless.