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Relocating to Schaumburg – Where Should We Live? - 04/26/12 12:18 PM
Relocating to Schaumburg - Do you Mean For Work or To Live? I ask that question first because when you are moving here from a different state, the chances are the city of Schaumburg is where you are going to be working, not necessarily where you end up living. So if relocating to Schaumburg relates to the job you are probably wondering where you'll live. Who Is and Why are you Relocating to Schaumburg? Schaumburg is one of the larger cities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is also home to some large and medium sized corporations. Take Motorola for example. (4 comments)
Barrington IL Real Estate - Why Won't Mine Sell? - 04/26/12 07:28 AM
You listed your Barrington IL real estate for sale a while ago and it hasn't sold. Frustration sets in, even anger. You've got plans for the future, perhaps an out of state move, maybe your family is already living apart, one here, one there and traveling back and forth is mundane and expensive. On top of that you hear that the market may well be recovering, you've read market reports that tell you our inventory is reducing. So why won't your Barrington IL real estate sell? The knee jerk reaction of course is to say you may be priced too high, (0 comments)
Real Estate Advertising Portals Valuing Barrington IL Homes For Sale Lower Than Market Value - 04/17/12 09:38 AM
Real Estate Advertising Portals - An Instant Valuation That May Hurt Your Sale Many of us in the industry have been aware of and watching an online war between one of the major online real estate advertising portals, and nationwide real estate brokerages pulling their listings from these portals due to incorrect property information or worse yet finding that even several months after closing the properties are still being advertised. There is resistance to your property for sale, being sold to agents as a method of capturing leads from potential buyers who know nothing about your home. One of the biggest (2 comments)
Pricing Your Home – There Are No Homes Like Yours! - 04/13/12 08:10 AM
I thought I should follow up the last post about pricing only to the market with some information about establishing a price in a market where all the homes are different. There are very few homes in the Barrington area that are the same as others. What I mean by that is we don't have cookie cutter style housing where you have models repeated in the subdivision, making it easy to find a property like yours. So establishing a price can be a little challenging. The 2 homes shown are identical from the outside. The house at the top has more interior (2 comments)
Pricing Your House Cannot Be Tied To Anything But The Market - 04/12/12 03:26 PM
As listing brokers one of the most difficult things we have to explain is the pricing of your home. That's not to say we don't know how, it's more about overcoming a home owners objections. Since the market decline, which now seems to have been going on for more years than any us of ever thought, pricing objections have been on the rise. There are always reasons behind objections but none of them are relevant, not one. It's not relevant if you are emotionally tied to a certain number. It's not relevant if you need to net a certain amount at closing. (0 comments)
Farmington Kildeer - Homes and Real Estate From Your Farmington Expert Realtor - 04/10/12 02:18 PM
Farmington Kildeer is an established neighborhood of homes of all styles and sizes. From French Provincial to Colonial, Cape Cod or Contemporary, Farmington Kildeer offers fabulous family homes in a luxury neighborhood at affordable prices. What's more Farmington is a neighborhood where you'll find the prettiest gardens for those with green fingers, expansive green lawns for all to play, even your pets, and if you're like me and love trees, they tower above you, evergreens and deciduous decorating properties and providing shade during summer and a wonderful picture postcard winterland scene when the snows fall. Farmington Kildeer is a medium sized (0 comments)
Why Is The Owner Selling?? Because They Want To!! - 04/10/12 08:25 AM
Lenn Harley, arguably the best buyers broker I know in the USA explains why buyers and their agents are wise to listen to any information given by the seller or sellers listing agent. It can serve us well in many ways as Lenn shows in her examples. Via Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate): WHY IS THE OWNER SELLING?? BECAUSE THEY WANT TO. Inspired by Scott Godzyk's post about buyers making low ball offers and the information buyers seek.
5. If it is Owner Occupied, why is the seller selling? (4 comments)
Relocating to Chicago - The Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Palatine Illinois - 04/10/12 07:42 AM
Relocating to Chicago may not mean you'll be living in the city, many families choose the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago as home. Welcome to the Northwest Suburb of Palatine. Home to over 65,000 residents, Palatine is one of the larger suburbs in northwest Chicago-land area and one of the communities we sell homes in. Palatine is well located for commuters, close to I-90 for commuting to Chicago by car, there's also a Metra station if you decide to take the train. If you've found employment in the suburbs Palatine is centrally located in the northwest area, close to many of the (0 comments)
Hows the Market Doing - Barrington Illinois 60010 Home Sales - First Quarter Review - 04/09/12 07:26 AM
April. Really! We've already had spring break, Easter, Daylight Savings, the strangest weather ever for winter and even spring is bringing some extremes. How on earth did we get here so fast! Oh and that reminds me, on Earth Day my youngest son will be 21. How did that time fly THAT fast. Maybe it's just a sign I am getting older. Gone are the days when I wish it was next month or next year or that I was another day older! Now it's all about putting the reigns on that clock so I can achieve all I want to (1 comments)
Copying Someone Else's Site In An Effort To Win Business Is Bad Sport. - 04/06/12 06:47 AM
To say I am proud of my web site and blog would be a little understated, but don't get me wrong, it's not like a birthday cake, baked, decorated and done. It's a never ending job. I still have a lot more content I want to add and the blog, well it's a blog. Blog's need feeding to remain relevant and that's so true when it comes to real estate. After all the real estate market never stands still. Recently I allowed myself to become side tracked with other projects and that's not a good thing for me, this site and (3 comments)
The Relocation Exposure Myth Buster - 04/01/12 02:44 PM
In recent weeks the subject of exposing listings to relocation buyers has been discussed in relation getting a faster sale. So I thought it high time I addressed the subject, not to shoot the discussion down in flames, more to give a little clarity to the idea and some data to quash the tsunami! OK so maybe that's a little extreme but during our discussion it sure felt like our explanations were being totally washed over. We all know sellers are having a much harder time of selling their homes now it's a buyers market, and the stress of waiting can (22 comments)
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