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Johnnetta Ph…, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

When is your next open house scheduled?

Asked by Johnnetta Philpotts, Chicago, IL Wed Apr 22, 2009

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This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/1062130150-3240-S-Prairie-Ave…

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Dear Johnnetta,

Most of the people responding here to your question would like to become your real estate agent. To some degree or another we are all effectively auditioning to do so.

If you do not yet have a real estate agent, then you should know before you commit to working with someone specific that generally speaking (with some possible exceptions) the agent who walks in with you to see any property for the first time will "by default" become you real estate agent (at least for that property)- unless you have a written agreement with a different agent who you have already designated as your real estate agent.

If that is the case (you've already signed an agreement with an agent to represent you) and you'd like to continue to work with your own designated agent, then you should contact your agent to arrange a showing/viewing of any property for you.

Again if you do not yet have a real estate agent- I would suggest speaking with multiple agents before you make a choice on whom you'd like to work with, and I would not necessarily rule out people who have responded to your request here. These agents tend to be pretty technologically up to date (compared to the vast majority of Realtors), and as a result they can often respond to requests more quickly.

I have also included some links on how to choose a Realtor if you are just starting out whether you are buying or selling (or both).

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/real-estate/picking-agent1a.asp

http://www.realtor.com/Basics/Buy/Looking/Realtor.asp

http://homebuying.about.com/od/choosearealestateagent/

http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20041209_chooseagent.htm

Let me know if you have any questions or if you need additional assistance. Good luck.

Sincerely,
Christopher Thomas
Broker Associate, Sudler Sotheby's International Realty
773-418-0640 (cell)
christopher.thomas@sothebysrealty.com
http://www.myagentchris.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 30, 2009
No Open Houses have been scheduled at this time. However we are doing appointments when convenient for you. What day is good for you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 22, 2009
Johnnetta,
That property does not currently have any upcoming open houses. Have you been pre-approved for a loan yet? If not, that is something you want to do before you go looking at houses. If you are not currently working with an agent, I would be happy to show you this house when you are available. Let me know if you would be interested.

Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
mlamericorp@aol.com
708-250-2696
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 22, 2009
Hi Johnnetta,

I'm actually going to be over there at 2:00 Sat to show another property I could meet you there at 3:30 to show it to you. Contact me via email or my cell to let me know if that time is okay with you.

Kathy Diegel
Coldwell Banker
Kathy.Diegel@cbexchange.com
847-707-8907
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 22, 2009
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