Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 13, 2019

8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer and Getting That House

8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer and Getting That House

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like "Why is it called wainscoting?" and "Do I want a new couch in blush or emerald green?"

And it could happen. Many sellers accept the best offer they receive, and for a variety of reasons.

But sellers are also known to reject offers for a variety of reasons. Or make counteroffers. This is especially likely if you bid low, or when you’re up against multiple competing offers.

If you do receive a counteroffer, it's up to you to decide whether you want to accept the new contract, negotiate the terms, or walk away. In cases such as these, look to your agent. He or she is your spirit guide. If you decide you want to negotiate - that is, make a counteroffer to the seller's counteroffer - your agent will use their negotiating skills to help get you the best deal. This is what agents do every day.

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Posted in Buyers
Feb. 13, 2019

Learn Every Step of the Home Buying Process

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Date: February 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
Address: 4046 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
RSVP: Click Here to reserve your seat

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Posted in Events
Feb. 6, 2019

The Everything Guide to Selling Your First Home

Selling, a famous salesman once said, is essentially a transfer of feelings.

You love and cherish your home. You want the next owner to fall in love with it, too — through photos, through words, and through the experience of walking through your front door. But, perhaps most, you want to get the price you want.

This isn’t a small task. Selling a home requires work. It requires time. The journey isn’t always easy. There will be frustrations. But when you seal the deal and move on to your next chapter — wow, what a blissful, boss feeling.

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Posted in Sellers
Nov. 23, 2018

How to Deal with Multiple Offers

If you’re selling your house and you've received multiple offers, you might be asking yourself:

“What do I do now?”

Although multiple offers might be exciting to receive, it can also be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are 4 things you can do to help ease the burden and approach your multiple offers to your greatest advantage.

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Posted in Sellers
Nov. 21, 2018

How To Take Advantage Of A Seller's Market In Chicago For Home Selling

The success of selling your house depends on the market you’re selling into. In this article, you’ll read about how to take advantage of a seller's market in Chicago for home selling.

In a buyer’s market, there are many sellers and not many buyers. In a seller’s market, it’s the opposite – many buyers and not as many sellers. If you’re a seller in a seller’s market, you have the advantage already of having a scarce commodity that buyers want.

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Posted in Sellers
Nov. 20, 2018

5 Ways to Attract Multiple Offers in a Seller's Market in Chicago

Are you thinking about selling your property and it’s currently a seller’s market? Keep reading this blog post to discover the 5 ways to attract multiple offers in a seller's market in Chicago.

A seller’s market is one in which the seller has an advantage. Often, it means that there are more buyers than sellers: so many buyers are looking at just a few available properties.

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Posted in Sellers
Oct. 10, 2018

Qualities of a Top Real Estate Agent

Qualities of a Top Real Estate Agent

Finding an agent you trust and who you enjoy working with can take a little work. If you've bought or sold real estate in the past, you will know that not all agents are created equally. It's important that you work with an agent you trust, who will work tirelessly to help with your real estate needs. In our latest post, we will outline some of the best qualities of a top agent!

Your agent should fill many roles, ally, confidant, counselor, and advocate just to name a few. There are several personality traits top agents will have in common and other sharp business-savvy skills they should possess. Below, we list some of our favorite traits of a Top Real Estate Agent in Chicago!

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Posted in Sellers
Aug. 31, 2018

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates