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Illinois Foreclosure Law

Avoiding Foreclosure

Short Sale Process

I am trained and certified to handle these types of transactions, so please contact me today. I'm here to help you and your family in this difficult transition.

Selling your home...

So you've made a decision to sell your home...

At this point, the situtation raises many questions. Your first question will probably be 'How much can I sell it for?'  Whatever the reason for your decision, whether it's a job transfer, financial reasons, downsize or upsize, etc.,  a comprehensive study of current market trends along with pricing and specifications on similar homes in your area is essential in determining the optimal marketing price for your home. 

For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and deciding to sell it is a big decision that involves a lot of preparation and work. It is therefore imperative to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the successful sale of a home.

Why Use a REALTOR® When Selling a Home?

1. Your Realtor® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace as well as the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.

2. Often, your Realtor® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property.

3. Your Realtor® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, over half of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer.

4. Your Realtor® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. NAR studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your Realtor®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your Realtor® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

5. Your Realtor® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing – and a lot of possible pitfalls. Your RealtorR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.

6. Your Realtor® can help close the sale of your home. Issues may arise between the initial sales agreement and closing (also called settlement or escrow), for example, unexpected repairs might be required to obtain financing or a title problem is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your Realtor® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing.

What's my house worth?

Comparative Market Analysis

I'll provide you with a FREE home evaluation at no obligation. Simply fill out the contact form, e-mail me or call at 708-860-1385 and I'll provide you with a detailed report of comparable homes in your area that have recently sold or are currently for sale. This service is free of charge and implies no obligation. Your privacy is assured.