chicago real estate: 10 Real Estate Negotiation Tactics for Buyers and Sellers - 02/22/21 04:17 PM
Today’s real estate market is fast-paced. Agents, home buyers and sellers alike will have to be on the same page and practice excellent communication. To prepare for bidding on homes and accepting offers, let’s discuss real estate negotiation tactics.
Factors Impacting Real Estate Negotiation Tactics
Last month, I discussed real estate market trends for 2021. Current market factors, which include the influx of Millennial and Gen Z buyers, interest rates, the pandemic, and the past election, have varying levels of influence on real estate. But what does that mean for buyers and sellers? They need to be ready to negotiate, and that being … (1 comments)

chicago real estate: Home is Your Sanctuary – Especially in Uncertain Times - 05/09/20 05:32 PM
We have all been spending a lot more time at home lately, navigating a “new normal” from inside four walls. This time has given me a chance to think and reflect upon the meaning of the home. For me, a home extends much further than a financial asset or a roof over my head – it is a mindset that can be created anywhere you need it to be with the right approach. In the traditional sense, a home is a gift, whether you own or rent.  By taking an active approach to minimizing stressors in your space and amplifying what makes you … (1 comments)

chicago real estate: Top 4 Reasons to Live in Wicker Park - 02/09/20 02:09 PM
In 2017, Wicker Park was named one of the 25 hottest neighborhoods in America by Hot Spot Rentals. Since then, it’s only continued to impress as one of the most vibrant communities in Chicago. While it received this accolade based on things like walkability, transit, budget, entertainment, and lifestyle, the soul of this dynamic area comes from its diversity and not just ethnic diversity, but its ability to blend all of its unique characteristics in harmony. While the area has been called a hipster spot thanks to an established arts community, as well as eclectic restaurants, bars, and nightlife, it’s also known for its family-friendly … (0 comments)

chicago real estate: Happy New Year! Begin the New Decade by Decluttering Your Home - 01/22/20 06:56 PM
2020 – a new decade and a fresh start! New Year’s resolutions have been made around the world for thousands of years and unfortunately for most of the time, few of us are successful in achieving our goals. One of the main reasons for this is that we set unrealistic goals with vague outcomes. Change can be overwhelming, but if broken down into small measurable steps, you’ll find you can succeed at your resolutions for 2020! So, start the decade with a clean slate by decluttering your home. Check out these simple tips to get you motivated and on your way!
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chicago real estate: Charitable Giving Opportunities During the Holidays - 12/04/19 05:45 PM
The holidays are officially upon us.  Congratulations on surviving the excitement of Thanksgiving and the madness of Black Friday. But, we’ve still got weeks to go! For some, the stress of parties, gift-giving, and decorating will begin to overshadow the true meaning of the season. If you’re looking to take a step back and make a difference this year, then you’ll appreciate these suggestions of charitable giving opportunities you can do during the holidays in the South Loop. We’ve put together a list of ideas with help from a number of local sources including Gazette Chicago, the award-winning free monthly newspaper that serves … (3 comments)

chicago real estate: 10 Things To Do in Chicago Before The End Of Summer - 10/07/19 08:00 AM
Say it isn’t so. Summer is coming to an end. While Labor Day typically signals the beginning of fall, we actually have a few more weeks to enjoy summer temps and maybe a few sultry evenings. Fall doesn’t officially begin till Sept. 23. So look away when you see the Halloween and Christmas decorations going on display! There are still plenty of activities to savor in Chicago, especially in the South Loop! Embrace the last few weeks of the season, as well as the upcoming crisp, clean days of fall with this list of things to do!
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chicago real estate: 6 Great Reasons to Love Chicago’s South Loop - 09/10/19 04:35 AM
Once a small hidden gem, the South Loop slowly gained notoriety for its great access to Chicago’s cultural attractions. Before that though, it had a reputation of a different nature – parts of the area were considered a skid row and undesirable. While early residents lamented about the lack of grocery stores and education options, this bustling, cosmopolitan community now offers an incredible variety of retail, nightlife, and dining opportunities. In addition, parents of school-aged children no longer need to leave the area for first-rate public and private education. As a long-time resident and a Chicago South Loop realtor, I’ve seen the … (0 comments)

chicago real estate: How Sellers & Buyers Can Navigate Multiple Offers - 03/19/19 02:42 PM
This month marks the start of spring and a spring into real estate sales! While people buy and sell homes year-round, the warmer months bring buyers out in force and the potential of multiple offers increases. Tips to Ease the Stress of Bidding Wars! Multiple offer situations, also referred to as bidding wars, are fairly common in Chicago and run the gamut of price points – from moderately priced homes to the very expensive. It all depends on the popularity of the neighborhood and whether or not the property seems to hit most buyers’ preferences.
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