Partnering in Pre-Listing Prep

Partnering in Pre-Listing Prep

  • Mike McCurry
  • 05/21/24

Many sellers come to us with well-loved homes. “Mike, what should we be doing to the home now, before we put it on the market, so we can maximize our profits?” We love when they ask this! We consult with our sellers regularly in the pre-listing preparation of their homes. When a seller is open to the idea of investing a little bit into the home before listing it, they truly can maximize the return on their investments.


Many sellers aren’t willing or able to take a DIY approach to some of our most-recommended home updates. So, much of the time, our sellers leverage our curated list of carefully vetted local vendors. This allows sellers to accomplish a pre-listing home refresh in partnership with me (their listing agent) and trusted, local companies that I help oversee.


While our full Trusted Vendor List is robust, I do want to share a sneak peek of some of the amazing local vendors who have proven themselves worthy of being recommended to our valued clients…


Home Design

When it comes to larger-scale home modifications and renovations, we often call on the creativity of Shannon Antipov Designs, especially for our luxury listings. Shannon and her team are hard-working professionals with visions that can generate enormous return-on-investment, just like they did for our client who sold this home on Madison Avenue in Hinsdale.



When our listings will be vacant at the time of list or even if the seller’s belongings don’t meet modern buyer expectations, we often turn to Home Staging by Lisa for her expert eye. Lisa supports clients through creating (temporary) living spaces in a listing that helps mentally and emotionally connect prospective buyers to a space.



For more than 25 years, we’ve enjoyed a trusted business relationship with Extra Mile painting. As their name implies, they go the extra mile for clients through their well-refined process for painting both interiors and exteriors.



When a home’s value could be improved with some quality craftsmanship, we encourage sellers to consider Dave’s Finish Carpentry. From built-in bookshelves, mudroom cubbies, breakfast nook seating and more, Dave’s skills have brought fine woodworking into many homes listed by Mike McCurry Group.



Whether the curb appeal of a home requires simple refreshing or a total removal and replanting, we will often recommend Fox Landscape. This local business has helped countless Mike McCurry Group clients prepare their outdoor space for listing, including a home we sold on Chestnut Avenue in Clarendon Hills.

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Mike believes that people are at the heart of every real estate transaction. That’s why his approach to buying and selling always starts with developing a real relationship with his clients.

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