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Home Selling in 60624 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Erickson Ocasio answered:

We currently have a listing at 5801 N Sheridan # 16A and had a few showings. We can certainly help list your property and show your property together with ours. Please contact me at or 773-856-6200.


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Mon May 13, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Talk to your Realtor.

Why are you canceling?
Don't want to sell anymore?
Found a buyer on your own?
Found another Realtor?

It depends on your reasons but the Listing Agreement YOU signed should spell this out. ... more
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Wed Mar 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you do not have the cash to pay off the balance after a sale, a short sale may be best. You should start by hiring a local and experienced listing agent who can help you obtain the value of your home to see what is owed after obtaining your payoff. They can assist whether a short sale is for you. ... more
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Thu May 21, 2015
Geoff Ommen answered:

That variable will vary depending on the town you are in and the services you need. Your true costs include: Realtor commissions, attorney fees, title insurance and other smaller fees. You also may need to pay for transfer stamps if your town requires it.

Depending on when you sell your condo, you will also need to prepay the property taxes for the next buyer. Assuming a sale in the 2nd half of the year, it would be at least 12 months worth of taxes.

When you meet with an agent to get a Comparative Market Analysis, let them know you would like a Selling Cost statement as well. They can estimate your costs based on a possible sale price and show you how the math works for your specific property.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
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Wed Jan 3, 2018
Sam Stewart answered:
You can try putting a sign out front and putting an ad on Craigslist, but I honestly think you'll find more success if you hire a good agent.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
The Internet hands down! I have postings on roughly 20-30 websites depending on the listing. I have also had great success with direct mail postcards to everyone in the neighborhood as well as brokers open houses. Hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
David Hanna answered:
Same as the other post, can you clarify? Don't lower the unit count to two from three, especially if you have a third unit. Below grade or not, if the building is a three flat on city records, keep it that way. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Corey D. McCray answered:
Loans for Condo's these days are an issue. Check with your bylaws then speak with a loan officer. Here is Janet Mrowka's work number 312.927.6618 and email
I could come and speak with you about a sell price after Janet has answered all of your questions.
I can be reached at 312.569.9806 or
Corey D. McCray
D'Aprile Properties, LLC
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Shanna Rogers answered:
The listing agent is in contact with the negotiator at the lender.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Absolutely NOT guaranteed. Even if your price the house properly and you find a qualified buyer and your client agrees, it does NOT guarantee that the seller's lender will approve.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Laurie Christofano answered:
You're missing the point of how real estate works these days. Hire an experienced realtor who is an aggressive marketer who will have professional photos, virtual tour, YouTube video and a comprehensive plan for maximizing buyer exposure. Your listing will go on the MLS and the thousands of real estate sites out there. Interested buyers can go thru their own agent to view the condo. Yes it's important to choose someone who's very familiar with the specifics in your building who can convey its benefits and amenities -- I would think that is more important than choosing someone who "has a lot of interested buyers" -- that's often used as a ploy to get a listing. Make sure you talk with your loan officer about the risk of buying before you sell; you could get stuck with multiple mortgage payments until the condo sale goes through. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Thu Nov 30, 2017
David Hanna answered:
The starting point for finds the answer will be in the contract, especially if it is one of the local Realtor board documents commonly used.
The end point is to consult with an attorney. There is much room in between, and far more information is needed to begin to comment. The longer the time frame since the acceptance by all parties, the less likely exiting will be without cost and litigation. ... more
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Joe Schiller answered:
when the property is at the market price someone will try and buy it.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Deb Russcol answered:
There are several disclosures that should be included when purchasing a condo or home. 1 is the Real Property Disclosure. This form asks the owner to let you know of certain troubles with the unit, building or home of which they are aware. This last part is so important because the owner does not need to get an inspection done to discover any troubles. The form asks if they are aware of any troubles in these areas (i.e. roof, plumbing, fireplace etc).

The other disclosures are similar and address lead based paint, radon and mold.

If you are home hunting then your Buyer's agent will be sure to get these for you on any property you are interested in. Please call for more information and some direction on homes that meet your needs.

The Realtor Who Listens to Your Needs.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jody Wise answered:
The average closed price for a 2 bd 2 bath in Lincoln Park in 2012 was $332,013. Market time averages 123 days. And there is currently 5.2 months supply of inventory of 2 bedrooms condos in LP. You are pricing it way above average and hopefully for you the specific location within LP and the specific features for you property warrant the higher price. ... more
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Mon Dec 18, 2017
Mark Bazzetta answered:
Hi Daniel. There is no "standard" realtor commission. If you e-mail me, we can chat about what services you are looking to employ and what I would charge for those services.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Philip Sencer answered:
You should speak with your attorney about that, but if you were a buyer what would you want the seller to tell you???
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