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

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?

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

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...

5 Critical Contract Dates You Must Monitor

Once you’ve got a fully-executed contract, signed by both you and the buyers, you’re in the homestretch of the home sale process.  But it’s not time to breathe easy yet.  There are plenty of opportunities for this deal to fall apart before it reaches the closing...