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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best slip through your fingers. You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers will… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 17, 2014 by Maureen Moran Home Selling How To... Home Ownership
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Ebonie A Cal…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Top #1 Tip: Hiring The Right Agent Make sure you have a broker who is totally informed and who is a "Marketing Guru". They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 17, 2014 by Ebonie A Caldwell Home Selling Rentals
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John and Bec…, Real Estate Pro in Woodbury, MN
 E778 County Road C, Elk Mound, WI 54739Charming retreat in private wooded setting. Stunningviews of Muddy Creek on 3 sides. The owner was an author who traveled to Sweden frequently for research.… Read more
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
Are you preparing your home to sell or rent? -- Painting your home, rental income property, or commercial space can be stressful but doesn’t need to be. Throw away all those paint swatches! -- All you… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 16, 2014 by John Meyers Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Understanding your Expectations and Exceeding themThis is my words to live by when my team and I under my direction came up with a mission statement and logo to show what we provide for our service. We… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 15, 2014 by Noah Seidenberg Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
John Meyers answered:
Renovate or leave as is?
Homes that show well and are priced right will move. -- If your property is outdated, can a nice paint job make it look presentable?

You are correct. If you look at any home improvem ... more
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Karen Breen…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
If you are considering a divorce or are currently going though one, it is important that you learn as much as you can about divorce laws and how they can impact your real estate holdings.  To learn… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 14, 2014 by Karen Breen Elia, ABR, CRS Home Selling Property Q&A Home Ownership
LessThan6Per…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
LessThan6Percent answered:
What is the standard commission paid to agent?
Hi Denise!

There isn't a "standard" commission, it's negotiable. It can be whatever you and your agent work out in terms of fairness. Each agent is different in how much they charge ... more
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LessThan6Per…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
LessThan6Percent answered:
How do you find the most qualified broker to sell your home?
Hi Michael Rosenblurn,

You should start by interviewing as many real estate agents as you possibly can. By interviewing agents you can get a better idea of what you want your agent t ... more
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LessThan6Per…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
LessThan6Percent answered:
What is the lowest commission that I can negotiate with my real estate agent in area 60634 to list my home?
Hi Luke,

We just saw your post from 2012, and hopefully we can help the next person that has the same questions as you!

Agents do have different commission rates depending on the ... more
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LessThan6Per…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
LessThan6Percent answered:
What should a real estate agent/broker be doing to promote/market the sale of your property?
Hi Cheryl Vargas,

We just expanded to Chicago and saw your post from 2007, hopefully we can help the next person in your situation!

A real estate agent can market your home in man ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in 60659
Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Newman-Mitrick RE Group answered:
When selling for "cash only" should I expect offers to come in 20-25% lower than loan-backed offers?
The best thing to do is look at other comps in your building, and price it accordingly. If your building is highly investor based, then that's who you would want to market too. With t ... more
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
1. Stow the mower.If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, you should be. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by Carol Duran Home Selling How To... Home Ownership
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Mark Malave,…, Real Estate Pro in 60626
Just listed! Terrific pair of loft condos located in excellent neighborhoods. One in Bronzeville and the other in Avondale.  They are both investor-friendly properties, so you can rent them and they are… Read more
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
Did you know that fall is the second busiest time for home sales? Fall is a popular time of year for many types of home buyers including first time home buyers, retirees, and those who are relocating… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 7, 2014 by Christy Starks Home Selling Curb Appeal In My Neighborhood
yanyuyind, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
“So I'm having trouble PERMANENTLY deleting a contact from my phone! Grr! :( . A friend of mine changed their number so instead of deleting the contact I just replaced the same contact with a different… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 6, 2014 by yanyuyind Home Selling
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Christy Star…, Real Estate Pro in 60614
As summer gradually fades away the total number of home sales will also start to drop like fall leaves.  But, this doesn't definitely mean that our Chicago prices will also fall bringing a market chill. … Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 5, 2014 by Christy Starks General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
The June Case-Shiller report is out.  Real estate market values are again up, but the pace of the increases is slowing.  This is actually a positive development, as we are entering a period of more normal… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 4, 2014 by Noah Seidenberg Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
probityc, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
probityc answered:
Carport Issues in Chicago
Edward, I am trying to build an open carport with a deck on top. Can you tell me your cross streets so I can check yours out for ideas, what architect did you use? Chris
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Home Selling in Chicago
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
What is the average amount of showings before a house is sold?
In desirable places with warm climate like SF Bay area in a desirable neighborhood may be 10-30 showings. Some are sold to first serious viewer. It is really how long the home has been ... more
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