Buying a property...

Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure

It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand. As an experienced industry leader and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), I will offer you superior service, sound council, and pertinent information that will help you decide on the home that's right for you.



Few things to take under consideration if you're serious about purchasing a property...

Retain services of a real estate professional who is certified to work with buyers -Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).

Get loan pre-approval before you start looking at properties - the last thing you want is to  fall in love with a home that you cannot afford.  
 

Think about your 'wants' and 'needs' when searching for properties - a checklist to help you determine what the most and least important features are for you when looking for a home. Keep this list with you so you can stay focused and effective in your search.

Use a Home Comparison Chart to keep you organized - viewing several houses at a time can be confusing.  Use the chart to keep track of your search, organize your thoughts and record your impressions.

Think about purchasing short sale, foreclosure or bank-owned property- there are a lot of great 'deals' in current market and so make sure your agent is certified in handling these types of transactions.

Act decisively when you find the right home - a desirable, well-priced home will attract multiple buyers in any market. Delaying making the right decisions may cost you your dream home.

Be smart about negotiating - this is the time when it's crucial that you have the right agent. Trust your agent. Let them lead you through the negotiations.

 

Renting a property...

Interested in renting instead of purchasing? Or maybe you want to rent to own?

Whatever your situation may be, enlisting the help of a real estate professional will prove beneficial.  As with a purchase, I can help you find the right rental property based on your needs.  I will explain the leasing process and paperwork, negotiate the lease agreement on your behalf and expedite necessary credit checks.

Please click here to search for available rental properties.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.

It's important that you know your rights as a tenant!  Please visit the links below for more information.

Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: Illinois
Federal Fair Housing Laws


Community Links

Whether you're buying, selling, renting or relocating, the following links to community information will help to guide your decision.

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