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The Ultimate Guide to Staging a Home That Sells

The Ultimate Guide to Staging a Home That Sells

According to NAR, 77% of buyers’ agents indicated staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. Before you list your home, follow this list of staging preparations to highlight a home that sells. Create space Many buyers are looking to move to gain more space, so help […]

Market Within a Market

Market Within a Market

@properties claimed the #1 market share in the entire Chicagoland region in 2018. Why does market share matter to home buyers and sellers? Exposure – We market sellers’ homes to the broadest, captive audience of potential homebuyers. Likewise, buyers have access to the largest pool of listings, including pocket (off-market) listings. Market Insights – With over 2,500 […]

How Does Tax Proration Work?

How Does Tax Proration Work?

Taxes may be the last thing on your mind as you advance through the homebuying process. Yet, there are important tax considerations that need to be worked out before you get to the closing table. One of those considerations is property tax proration. Property tax proration is a way to split property taxes fairly to ensure that […]

5 Smart Upgrades That Boost Your Home’s Appeal

5 Smart Upgrades That Boost Your Home’s Appeal

From money-saving gadgets to devices that provide an extra level of security, it’s easy to see why smart-home technology is becoming more and more popular. In fact, it can even increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers should you plan to sell. Here are five smart upgrades that can potentially add value to […]

Four Perks to Buying a Home over the Holidays

Four Perks to Buying a Home over the Holidays

The thought of adding a new home to your holiday shopping list might sound a little insane. Although it might seem like an overwhelming time to add the biggest transaction of your life into the shopping, parties and celebratory mix, there are actually a lot of perks to buying a home over the holidays. If […]

5 Updates to Consider Before You Sell Your Home

5 Updates to Consider Before You Sell Your Home

One common theme among today’s homebuyers is that many are looking for a home that’s move-in ready. If you’re planning to sell, here are a few updates that can help give your home an updated look and make it more attractive to buyers: Paint Your Home  A fresh coat of paint can instantly enhance the […]

5 Real Estate Pricing Myths Sellers Need to Know

5 Real Estate Pricing Myths Sellers Need to Know

When it comes to selling homes, the price is very often the “hot topic” whether you are the seller or buyer. The process involved in determining the appropriate listing price isn’t always what one might think, though. In fact, it ultimately comes down to a position within the existing competition. Let’s take a moment to […]

5 Ways To Stage Your Home For Listing

It’s time to find your dream house but there’s just ONE thing standing in your way: selling your old home. So how do you stage your current home to make it photo ready? Glad you asked! Here are 5 simple tips to make your home full-price listing worthy: Pack Early When we were house hunting, […]