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Home Selling in Evanston : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Faith answered:

Please be advised that I have manually deleted the wrong contact information of the property listing. Please also edit your Trulia profile and input your phone number so it will appear on your property listing page. Please follow the instructions below.

1. Log in to your Trulia profile
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Sandy Wood answered:
I believe this to be fraud. Maybe theft too, since the seller could have gotten more but for the lies told by this unethical agent. And then there's the cheated buyer to consider too, though I guess he saved some money, and maybe more. Who knows what other lies the unethical agent would have told him and the seller both. ... more
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Jack Lewitz answered:
If you have a house to sell then it is a good idea to work with an agent who knows how to sell it. I think I am a good listing agent who listens to my sellers but who also gives them good advise and is able to minimize the stress of selling in the process. I am the owner and broker manager of my own company and so the buck stops with me. So if you want an agent to reduce their commission I can do that and I would love the opportunity to discuss listing your home. ... more
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Estimate is the best you can do until you talk to your attorney. There are many issues to take into account. I suggest you ask your lawyer because it depends on where you are closing, the title insurance and other factors. Most lawyers representing a client selling property will give the seller the option to not attend the closing and pre-sign the documents which give power of attorney to the counsel.
To make a long story short and accurate we need to know how much you sold your property for and other sensitive questions to give an accurate answer.
Talk to your lawyer in advance.
Good luck
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Sun Sep 8, 2013
Aaron Masliansky answered:

Here is any easy way to do it:

If you need any help with selling, I would be happy to help and I know the area well.

Aaron Masliansky
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
you need to meet with her. explain to her ALL of your concerns. setup a schedule where she will updated you with all the activity: showings,feedback, offers, marketing, prior week's real estate for your area, new listings, sold, competition. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
Thursday will be the three-year anniversary of our unfortunate poster's question. Maybe they don't need our help any longer.
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Dayle Lively answered:
Hi Rob,

In the past 12 months, 268 attached units (condos, co-ops, townhouses) sold in Evanston with a median price of $208,750--this does not include foreclosures or short sales, which, if included, brings that median price down to $180,000. During the 12 month (prior) 12 month period from June 23, 2010-June 24, 2011, there were 266 units sold with a median sales price of $260,000; including the foreclosures and short sales brings that price down to $239,700. You can see that while the number of units sold has remained constant, the sales price has declined significantly. Besides what has happened in the general economy, I believe that the addition of many new units to the area (not just in Evanston, but also nearby communities that might be in a buyer's search pool ) such as Optima Woods in Skokie near Old Orchard Shopping Center have altered the supply/demand dynamics.

Currently there are 269 units for sale in Evanston ranging from $44,900-$1,200,000, with 195 of them priced under $300,000. With interest rates still very low and a sizable selection, it's a good time to buy. Let me know if you'd like any further information or help in exploring some good options for you.

Dayle Lively
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Sat May 28, 2011
Ranj Mohip answered:
A new condo survey will need to be done and an amendment to the declaration will have to be signed and recorded. We usually charge less than $2,000 to do this.

Attorney Ranj Mohip is a Chicago real estate attorney. The information in this answer is general information and is not intended as legal advice. Further, answering this question or otherwise contributing as a member of does not create an attorney-client relationship. Remember, consult the best real estate attorney in Chicago or in your respective area. ... more
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Jasmine answered:
Honestly, you need to post on more than just Craigslist if you want to attract students. There's a lot for lease in Evanston. I would recommend also posting ads in Norris at NU, in the Kellogg building on the first and ground floors, and at Unicorn Cafe, Kafein, Barnes, and Borders. You'd be surprised how many students stop and read those boards. I would also suggest advertising in the Daily Northwestern, both grad and undergrad students read it daily, including the classifieds.

I'm sure the other sources listed are good for those who are not students, but most students, grad and undergrad, don't reading the community papers often, if ever.
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