I would love to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss your options in greater detail.
I am a well seasoned broker in this field of distressed properties (Short Sales) I also have a certification on how to process and list short sales.
I have a couple of experienced attorneys that have negotiators for short sales. This is the only speciality that they do all day every day.
Please do not foreclose! That should never be an option.
I also live in Hoffma Estates and know the area very well.
I have a great website that you can get most of your questions answered for this process.
If you shouild have any more questions I would be more than happy to answer them for you at any time. Via email or phone
If you are looking for a "rule of thumb" figure about 2% of sale price and that will be pretty close (for an owner occupied single family residence). You might get additional deductions based on age and income.
Also, there are 4 different ways to protest a tax assessment when over assessed. And I have personal (I've done it multiple times on my own home) experience in 3 of the 4. (the 4th way is the most costly and time consuming.) Of course, there are lawyers who solicit this kind of service.
Feel free to contact me for a more detailed explanation.... more
If you have the time to advertise it yourself, meet potential tenants, screen the tenants, run credit checks, check the sexual preditor list, check the felony list, call the potential tenants employer to see if they really work there and how long have been there, put together your ads, take and post pictures, put together the lease, make copies of the lease for yourself and your tenant, go through a thorough move in checklist along with pictures to show the condition of the property at move in, answer the phone at all hours to field questions about the property. I really don't think you can afford not to hire a Realtor.
Feel free to call for more information or how much I would charge you.