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60035 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
I suggest you totally declutter, then totally clean and then call in three local Realtors from the 3 big companies nearest to your home. Test them to see how available they are by phone and also by email. Then ask them for advice on painting and what to do to make it ready to sell. Do not paint it all yourself with glossy paint on the walls or some other painting mistake. Flat finish paints hide bumps better. The comfort factor you feel with each Realtor, the pricing knowledge in the market and their marketing plan will guide you towards picking the right one. ... more
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Debi Weinberg answered:
These are the 2013 Spring Clean-up Dates:

SE April 27
SW May 4
NE May 11
NW May 18
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
You are not telling us when the taxes are due. Once paid the mortgage company starts collecting 1/12 each month and they might want to see a couple extra months in there.
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Evan Kane answered:
That is a really great questions. Unfortunately I think the best answer is that you just know.

Personally, I think you should feel confident and comfortable that the agent is going to actually be representing your best interests and has an executable strategy for getting you the best possible terms for your property that can be clearly articulated. I would also look for an agent that is willing to tell you things that you might not want to hear. I find that all to often, agents will say whatever they think you want to hear to get the listing.

I am happy to talk to you to find out if we might be a good fit. I have an excellent track record with people in your position. Take a look at what some of my past clients have said about me by following the link below.

Best of luck!

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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Alan May answered:
Oh... fun.

I'd be contacting her managing broker and set up a private meeting ... bring the copy of the "damning" email with you, and ask her, based on that email, to reassign you to a different agent in the office, or to release your listing so you can find an agent and agency that values your business. ... more
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Chris & Michelle Spalding answered:
After the 5 drops in listing price where does it sit now? is it competitive with the comps? Also has your Realtor called back any of the showing agents and asked them for feedback? would be good to know what was putting off potential buyers. ... more
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
I would need to check out your home and then look at some comps in the area. I can tell you that rentals are HOT right now.......
Look forward to hearing from you,
Mary Jo
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Gary Geer answered:
Your best bet is to try to work out any issues by talking to your agent. If that does not work ask to be released from your contract. If the agent won't release you, contact the agents Managing Broker of the office and let the broker know your situation and ask if he/she can assist in getting you released from your contract.

All the best,

Gary Geer
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Have you seen the market trends page on Trulia for Evanstan? Here is a link. (Great area by the way, I love it there!)
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Fri Jul 9, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
I lived out in that area for several years and loved it. I would recommend checking out Mundelein. It has some better values and would be an okay commute to Deerfield.
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Thu Mar 18, 2010
Mark asked:
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Eric Egeland answered:
Hi Charlie,

I'm not sure what your question is.....are you trying to find out how to post your home for sale?
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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Coleen Grenier answered:
Hi starting from scratch,
It is not unusual in these times for a home to be on the mkt for over 6mos. Maybe you can send me some more information on the areas of these towns you are looking in.What exactly r you considering "high end"? Both are very, very nice suburbs, but there might be some more that may be of interest as well? Deerfield? Are you relocating from New York? I am a native New Yorker myself. Long Island.
If you would like some more specific information pls feel free to call or e-mail me. You can reach me directly at 847-277-8415. And thanks for your question.
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Peter Schifrin answered:
You are posting in Lake County, Illinois part of the forum. We also have Highland Park here... Your chances to get a good advise about buses in NJ are slim if you don't repost. :-)
Peter Schifrin
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
If you buy within the city of Highland Park, the City controls. If you buy in unincorporarted area, the County controls. Your best approach would be to check with the building department. rather than a general question on a website. Those rules change from time to time and what applied to one situation miight not apply to yours if the details are different. ... more
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Fri Nov 28, 2008
David answered:
I can't speak about the other things, but the drugs are really, really good.
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
It's going to be tough. Unles you happen to be a veteran and you qualify for a VA loan.

I believe there are still FHA programs out there with 3% down.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! ... more
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Mon Oct 6, 2008
Mike Stodola answered:
I'd love to answer all your questions here but we have a whole marketing plan for any rental properties we represent and manage. As far as the rental market goes for a two bedroom home in Highland Park the range is pretty big. you have several competitors offering their homes for anything from $1,000 to about $1,600 a month. A lot obviously depends on the location, size and condition of the home. I'd be happy to give you a free, no obligation 'Pinpoint Price Analysis' that would only take about 15-20 minutes of your time if you'd find that helpful. At the same time I could give you ideas about marketing as well as show you our marketing plan for rentals should you decide to hire a real estate agent to get your home rented for you. For your information we also do property management for clients who don't want the hassles of rent collection, tenant screening, maintenance etc... Please feel free to give me a call or e-mail at 847-557-1622 or

Thanks and good luck!
Mike Stodola
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