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Home Selling in Palatine : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Mary answered:

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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
Not from the same location, built by the same builder, may appear to be the same, however, to the buyer each home is very individual.

Consider comparing your home to the others from the price, condition, and appeal perspective and I'm sure you will be able to appreciate the difference....again, the buyers will!

Just keeping it real!

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Tue Dec 20, 2011
Paul Rinde answered:
Now Hold On There A Minute! You want us to divulge our marketing secrets. =0 If I tell you then everyone will know. Personally I like to follow an agressive web, mail and neighborhood door knocking campaign. Its amazing to me how many times the buyer comes from the neighborhood were the listing is.

Good Luck!
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Fri Jan 28, 2011
Annie Snipes answered:

In this market we have been experiencing tremendous growth because of two areas that we have been focusing our business since the downturn. Property Management and Short Sales. Sellers who can't sell, but HAVE to move, literally have two good options. Rent out the house or negotiate a short sale with the bank. The third option of foreclosure is terrible. Now many of the properties that we Rented out and Managed are starting to sell, so it's been a great approach our market. ... more
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
Bilotas Mario answered:
Hello Fran,

Please see the enclosed link for a break down of transfer fees. Palatine does not have one, however State of Illinois and Cook County do. They are not the type where you would have to go to the city and obtain by yourself, but it would be a part of your closing.

If you have any questions, let me know.
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Joan Murphy answered:
Hi Dave,
Hopefully the clarifications will tell you whether or not it can be considered a bedroom. However, in this market, and with the buyers who are looking in this area, a home office is definitely "hot" while a 5th bedroom is "not." Larger homes (read: more bedrooms) are not in as high a demand at this time.

I would highlight it as a first floor office, with possible reference as a fifth bedroom. Staging it as a "model home" office will also help, as that is what buyers are really looking for.

Joan Murphy
Prudential Starck Realtors
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
John Ziemba answered:
You should look to hire a Realtor that will tell you the truth. After doing a little research it looks like your about $40,000 over priced. The last property that sold in the area was redone just like yours however it sold for $132,00. You may also need to consider repainting the green walls as some people may be turned off by them. You can hire a Realtor that will tell you what you want to hear and show you all the fancy marketing that they will do, however, if you do not price your property correctly it will no make a difference. If you look at current market forecast prices will continue to drop so you may want to reconsider your options. If you owe more then the property is worth and can show a hardship, you may be able to get the bank to accept less then what you currently owe on the mortgage.

Best Wishes,


John Ziemba
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Fri Oct 30, 2009
Mary Honaker answered:
I would be happy to provide you the information. Prices alone are not indicative of value. There are many factors affecting the sales price. The information can be very fine tuned or broad. If you provide your email address, I will contact you. You can also list the pertinent criteria in addition to just final sales price. ... more
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Richard Lecinski answered:
Every real estate agent is different but communication is always a necessity. I call my sellers at least once a week plus emails. Price is very important. You can not and should not be over priced. I am assuming your agent ran comps to see what other similar homes have sold for and also showed you his written marketing plan and the two of you have discussed it. ... more
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Tue May 27, 2008
Cathy Cataletto answered:

I am not an Agent in your area, so I have nothing go gain in giving you my opinion.

As David said, you should interview at least 3 agents. When you do, ask them to show you the listings they have and all the ones they recently sold. With that information in hand, ask for the sellers contact information so you can get REAL FEEDBACK.

Good Luck

Cathy Cataletto
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