producing agent in my office for the past 10 years.
Feel free to search my website at MLSallenhomes.com or call me at 847/691-8135
Mary Lou Scinto Allen
Century 21 Affiliated
4632 Church St.
Skokie, IL 60076
Attorneys are necessary to represent you leagally and Realtors are necessary to represent you fiduciarily, looking out for your financial interests. No one can do that better than a Broker who has been representing other clients in the area. A Comparitive Market Anaysis is one of the services provided by me. There are different ways of evaluating a property. I will perform a market analysis for you and explain it to you. I will negotiate for you with the landlord.
You need an agent experienced enough to recognize trends and techniques being used in the current, local market. I have been licensed since 1988. I am a Fourth Generation Award
Winning Broker, I have been a Relocation Specialist working for a large real estate firm on the North Shore. I have also been a Loan Officer. I look forward to hearing from you! Joanne Matik GRI, CRS, SFR 847-309-2291
An agent would be helpful in helping you make sure the price the landlord is asking is fair. The landlord may not be willing to "co-op" with an agent as the agent didn't really help you find the home. Possible they will, but not probable as it dips into their profitability.
I definitely recommend that you work with at least a qualified REAL ESTATE attorney. Make sure they work with real estate and not other areas so that the know what they should be looking for in terms of keeping your interests in mind. You are welcome to contact me, and I can give you several recommended real estate attorneys in our area if you would like them.
I can also refer you to a couple other mortgage brokers in case you would like to shop around to make sure you are getting the best rates and pricing for your loan. I'm a real estate broker in Glenview, so I work in the area and it would be local referrals that we use all the time.
Message me if you would like any referrals, or have any questions about the buying process and I'll do what I can to answer them for you.
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Good Luck on the home buying process
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Is the home worth what they are asking?
Are the purchase terms favorable?
How does the deal compare to the market?
Illinois requires an attorney to help facilitate the transaction. That is a given. Although you can sign a purchase contract, it should go in front of an attorney. A real estate agent can step in to help facilitate the overall transaction or represent you. Our state laws make the agent responsible to the hiring party. It all depends on how it is set up.
I would be happy to talk with you over the phone more in detail tomorrow. You seem to be thinking about this a lot. At the very least you should understand the process before moving forward.
Broker Baird & Warner