Selling your home can be more emotional than buying a home. It’s important to know the reasons why you’re selling, urgency (or lack of) in the sale, your home’s condition and other critical factors that may affect the sale. Our brokers at Fawnridge Realty, Inc. have all been on your side of the desk in selling homes.

Once you’ve made up your mind to sell, be aware that spring and summer are the best seasons for sale, however homes can sell in any month if they are priced right and appealing to the buyer.

Your Fawnridge Realty broker and resident of Jo Daviess County, Kate Freeman, has been successfully selling property at Galena, The Galena Territory and Jo Daviess County for years. Remove the stress and uncertainty from list to closing. Contact us today… a buyer is waiting out there!

Camera Drone Video Tours

Imagine a flying camera that enters two feet above your driveway, right up to your front door. Then it swoops up 1,000 feet to take a dramatic 360-degree aerial video fly-around highlighting your home, landscape, vistas, lakes, streams and proximity to other amenities.

Or, you’re selling farmland. Now your buyer can see multiple field terrain and contours, grazing pastures, wooded areas, water sources, out-buildings, barns and especially your home.

Fawnridge Realty & Land Co. understands the competitive nature of today’s market for desirable homes and farmland in Northwest Illinois. Using the latest in video technology to market your home or farm will showcase your property like none other. Wait… there’s more!

Interior video tours 

Why not consider using the drone camera inside your home for a whole-house motion tour? You can showcase every room in the house and all its features, as it smoothly glides around corners, up the stairs and down to the basement family room. It’s like you have your own personal Fawnridge Realty agent offering a virtual Open House for the potential buyer to view at their convenience!

In addition, for smaller rooms or condos, Fawnridge Realty can also provide carefully focused 360-degree fixed position video photography suited for more cozy spaces.

Virtually every home buyer today first begins their search online. Using today’s technology to attract buyers is common sense. You want your property to stand out above all others.

Fawnridge Realty agents have this technology available to target market your property to buyers coming from specific areas, such as Chicago and its surrounding cities.


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Smart Steps to Selling Your Home

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    Prep your home for sale

    Sprucing up your home can go a long way towards making the best possible impression on potential buyers. Imagine you’re seeing your home for the first time — just as a buyer would do. Take some notes as you walk around inside and outside the house. Your notes will reflect what the buyer will notice. It’s time to repair or replace those little things that have been ‘bugging’ you. Your Fawnridge Realty broker will also make suggestions based on solid experience in what attracts and what turns off buyers.

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    Price your home

    Pricing is king. Most home sellers often tend to overprice, or less often to underprice the home. The key is having a pricing strategy to sell at a competitive local market price. So, how do you do that? Your Fawnridge Realty broker knows the local housing market better than any average homeowner. Today, over 92% of serious buyers are actively doing online research, watching the market like hawks. They’re looking for the best value for their money. That’s what you want to give them.

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    Stage your home

    Staging is similar but not the same as prepping. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. What you may think is attractive could be not so much for the buyer. Staging involves a number of activities, such as: improving the “flow” of a room, re-arranging or removing furniture, creating environments that are neutral and clean – free of clutter, eliminating any pet odors, improving “curb appeal” and maybe more. Again, consult with your Fawnridge Realty broker to plan your staging ideas.

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    Market your home

    A strong marketing plan for your home from the day of listing is a must. Fawnridge Realty brokers recognize that the vast majority of potential home buyers begin their home search online. The best appearance of your home in MLS searches is vital. Your broker will explain and suggest the proper use of interior and exterior photographs, virtual tours, targeted online marketing using video where possible, Facebook advertising, open houses, and broker tours.

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    Close the sale

    You’ve agreed to a fair offer for your home and now there are steps to complete the sale. Your Fawnridge Realty broker has completed many closings and will help you every step of the way to the closing table. These steps will normally include working with the buyer to establish an earnest money deposit, escrow account, title search and title insurance, closing costs, home inspection, removing any contingencies and finally arriving at a date for signing the loads of papers and legal documents required in the sale. It sounds like a lot of work, but having the guidance of a trusted Realtor® can give you peace of mind to make your closing go smoothly.