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Search for the Right Real Estate Agent

by Allyson Hoffman

Selling your home can be overwhelming and that is why finding the right real estate agent is key.

It is important that you are comfortable with your agent and know that the agents efforts are going to be right for you. There are a number of things to look for, and questions to ask, to determine which agent will be the best match for you. Use the checklist below to get you started in your real estate agent search.


  • How long have you been in real estate?
  • Have you recently sold any homes in my area?
  • What education designations have you obtained?
  • What is your average market time vs. the market?
  • What is your list price to sales price ration vs. the market?
  • How will you market my property?
  • How do you market to the public?
  • Do you market to other agents and if so, how?
  • May I see sample of your marketing pieces and brochures?
  • Do you provide a written report to your sellers?
  • Do you have an assistant to help with details?
  • Do you have a resume or personal brochure to review?
  • Do you have defined plan of action for the marketing of my home?
  • If I list my home, when would the marketing begin? 

Choosing the right Realtor® is a big decision. It could save or make you a lot of money. I work hard to accomplish your real estate goals and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to Contact Me at your convenience.

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Backyard Living Areas - Chicago Style

by Allyson Hoffman
Summer is here and most of us love nothing more than to be outside enjoying the warm weather after a long cold Chicago winter. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than in your own backyard. We don’t realize that our backyard is, and can be used as an extension of our home.
 
For years we have been hearing about “bringing the outdoors in” by creating a garden oasis inside our homes, however more recently there has been a new movement of people bringing the comforts of indoors into their backyards. As reported in the Chicago Sun Times, homeowners are transforming their backyards into “specialty rooms” that may include outdoor kitchens, bars, TV’s and heaters for those cooler nights.
 
In the Chicago Sun Times article, Our backyards are new extra room, author Frank Fontana goes into detail about some of the things homeowners are doing to create this extra outdoor living space for entertaining or simply to enjoy as your own personal retreat.
 
A few of the new backyard summer trends mentioned include:
 
  • Fire Pits and Full Fireplaces
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Backyard Theaters
Read more about how to transform your backyard into an extension of your home for gathering, entertaining and enjoying the summer, outdoors.
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Glenview IL 60025
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