5 Ways Selling A House Will Be Different In Chicago This Summer

Late 2019 and early 2020 looked very promising for home sellers. But then everything slid sideways when the coronavirus came on the scene. Listings have dropped and sales have decreased, and the very process of selling a house has changed. But it’s not all doom and gloom, and, in fact, by late summer home sales … Continued

Negotiation Tips For Getting The Best Price For Your Chicago House

Selling your home is a huge financial transaction, one that may impact your life for years to come. So, naturally, you want to sell for the highest price possible. With the current strong seller’s market, buyers are being cautioned to make conservative offers. Consider this from Credit.com: “[B]efore you jump in with an offer . . … Continued

How To Sell Your House During The Holidays in Chicago

The holiday season, which is basically November through January, is generally considered one the worst times to try to sell your house in Chicago. It’s not as bad as many people would have you believe, though, especially when you have a good real estate agent in your corner. During the holiday season, there may be … Continued

5 Ways to Make Your Old House Look New Again in Chicago

Maybe you’ve been in your home for several years now, and it’s, well, just looking a little tired. So now you want to make it look newer and fresher and maybe increase its value at the same time. But you don’t have the cash for a major remodel or thoroughgoing renovations. You can, though, do … Continued

4 Surprising Things Home Sellers Face In Chicago

Selling a house can be a long, complex process with any number of speed bumps and obstacles along the way. In fact, there are quite a few things that can go wrong at the eleventh hour, as any experienced home seller knows. But if you’re prepared and armed with some foreknowledge of these things, it … Continued

Traditional Sales vs. Short Sales And Foreclosures in Chicago

Home sales usually fall into one of three main categories: traditional sales, short sales, and foreclosures. For buyers, each has pros and cons, though generally speaking the cheaper properties are short sales and foreclosures. But if you’re a buyer, you need to keep in mind that these properties are usually cheaper for a good reason. … Continued

Determining Your Property Value in Chicago: Benefits of A CMA

When you’re considering selling your property, a logical first step is to figure out what it’s worth. Now, this doesn’t mean the price you want (although can be an important consideration). Rather, what it means is the fair market value – what other comparable properties in the immediate area have sold for in the recent … Continued