I suggest you find a Realtor you trust, interview a few and get your listings directly from the MLS from that Realtor,
This is the best bet.
Sometimes, listing brokers like to get back-up offers, however, your broker should know better.
If you would like some help, just give me a call at 847-533-7115.
John Meyers, Meyers Realty
If you would like to see home in the Garfield Park area it would be in your best interest to contact a realtor. A good realtor will guide you thru the hme search, as well as financing, house inspection and all the details required to actually purchase a home. Trulia and similar websites don't always have updated data. Further, they show sold homes to give an idea of homes might be selling at what prices. The most accurate market data will come from a Realtor with access to the database that houses all properties for sale in the Chicagoland area that are not For Sale By Owner properties.
Please contact me at 312 933 4121 if you would like to discuss further.
If Trulia would scrub their data for better accuracy, sold data provides you the consumer a great snap shot of what was the value of the property at the time it was sold. What Trulia should do is to bring the same snap shot forward giving an estimated value in today's market.
The Trulia site includes sold properties for consumers to see the property's sales history for comparison purposes. It helps both the consumer and agents to determine what the value might be on similar properties currently for sale.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
I see your second post listed - you should get a good buyers agent to help you find the property that meets your needs.
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