It's a good idea to have professional representation. A skilled real estate broker will assist you to look at a property's pluses and minuses, put the property into perspective with respect to market value by applying specific, current and accurate metrics, and advocate on your behalf through the looking, finding, buying process. A skilled Realtor, too, will share with you relevant anecdotes to enable you to make what may be your single largest purchase/investment both comfortably and with full edification.
If what I am saying makes sense and the 10 years of experience that I have among the city's top brokers resonates with you, I will be happy to assist you. One thing I would like you to consider, and it may be present in earlier replies, by working directly with the listing agent you are not gaining much of anything. The listing agent works for the seller. His seller may agree and you may too agree to allow dual agency, but this leaves you bereft of a professional advocate to do what I state above. He also may ask you to sign a waiver whereby you receive simply ministerial acts. Again, you've got a whole lot of nothing when it comes to having informed and professional assistance. If not me, then select another real estate professional to guide you through this process.
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I specialize in multi-family sales and rentals. I've been handling rentals in that general vicinity for six years. If you're new to investing in the 46th ward and you'd like to know a quick rundown on local rental activity levels I'm happy to share. As you build a rental inventory it's important to consider the area demand for housing and how this investment will fit in with your existing portfolio.
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and their sellers sign a form stating that the agent is representing both of you. Both the seller and the buyer
than are represented by the same agent and must be aware of this by the agent and the disclosure form. If
you have no problem with the dual agency,you can find the contact information on the listing. If you have
a problem being represented by the seller's agent. You can find an agent that would be happy to show
you the property and represent you.
Debbie Bergthold-Smith Broker Classic Real Estate 708-267-5552
Is there a reason you don't want to use a buyers broker? Many buyers complained about RE and how everything benefitted the seller. And so, in 2000, the position of buyers broker became a celebrated achievement that buyers could have an advocate.
If you'd like more information on the whole process and how it all works, I'm happy to help. I have been a full time agent since 2003.
Eileen A. Ellis
Koenig & Strey
You are going to be inundated with agents who can help you. I would like to be that person. I live close by in Edgewater and have owned my own brokerage there. Over the years I have done a lot of business in Uptown. I also own multi-unit investment buildings so am very familiar witht he nuances of these properties.
I am available tomorrow at your convenience. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell 773.531.4479.
Many thanks in advance.
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
I specialize in this neighborhood and would be happy to set up a showing for you. I have a proven track record of finding homes that suit my clients lifestyle and budget. I am also a licensed architect and a developer and know the ins and out of multi-family projects and rehabs. Lets talk!
3101 N. Greenview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657