Time is of the Essence in a Successful Home Sale

Time is of the Essence in a Successful Home Sale

Putting your home on the market and negotiating offers is stressful.  You’re entitled to a sigh of relief when you’ve got a fully-executed contract.  But, the home selling process doesn’t end when you’ve got an accepted offer.  There’s still a long way to go and...
Listing Photo Disasters You Must Avoid

Listing Photo Disasters You Must Avoid

Potential buyers spend hours online poring over real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.  They imagine themselves living in the homes they’re browsing through, moving their own furniture into various bedrooms, hanging their own artwork on walls, and...
5 Primary Duties of Your Listing Agent

5 Primary Duties of Your Listing Agent

When you sign a listing agreement with the Realtor you have chosen to represent you in the sale of your home, you are creating an agency relationship.  Under Illinois law, your agent must act in your best interest.  In addition, they owe you the duties of...
Pre-Listing Inspection Could Save You Thousands

Pre-Listing Inspection Could Save You Thousands

Selling your home is stressful – with lots of unknowns and “what ifs?” that can keep you up at night.  As you begin to put together a timeline for selling, it’s important to conduct a pre-listing home inspection to identify potential areas of concern that might become...
Should You Sell Your Home without an Agent?

Should You Sell Your Home without an Agent?

Thinking of selling your house without the help of a real estate agent?  Most agents will tell you what a foolish and financially risky idea that is.   I disagree.   Most homeowners hire a real estate agent when it comes time to sell.  In fact, four out of five home...
5 Home Inspection Issues to Address Before You List

5 Home Inspection Issues to Address Before You List

You can’t, as the saying goes, judge a book by it’s cover.  Neither can a home buyer be expected to judge the condition of a home they’re considering buying based on its outward appearance.  That’s why any sales contract reserves a...