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Over the past years, I have closed hundreds of real
estate transactions. I know Chicago. I understand the real estate market. It's my job to work with you, to listen to your
needs and parameters and get the job done. As your real estate professional, I'll ensure you get the best deal.
What can I provide for you?
E-listings of properties sent to you
A solid network of real
estate professionals - mortgage, legal, construction, inspectors & moreMaps of Chicagoland
Who am I and how can I help you?
Residential Specialist at Dream
17 years of successful real estate experience
Corporate real estate background
Professional at Miglin-Beitler
Habitat Company’s ‘Rookie
of the Year’ award recipient
The Chicago Association of Realtors designation of ‘Top Producer’ – in the top 10%
Volunteer diver at Shedd Aquarium
Founder – Bruno Packs
– supporting military K-9 units serving abroad
Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University
I have the background to let the biggest purchase
of your life be as easy as possible. Drop me a line, and we can talk about your goals.
to consider in getting or selling a home. Let me start you off with some considerations:
inspect your potential properties for the entire environment. Use your senses – sight, sound, smell to make
sure it is the optimal place for you.
Learn about the areas which interest you. Chicago Neighborhood Information
Review your income and your lifestyle wants to ensure you look at the right home for your budget
Look for the right professional to find your home.
Your relationship with a realtor
is key in finding the right place for you.
Get a real estate lawyer. Work with a lawyer who has
experience with closings. Having an attorney looking after your interests during this important time makes the process easier
on you and the transaction will run that much more smoothly. A real estate lawyer is best for real estate. Remember, you want
someone who can concentrate on all areas of realty purchases, not someone who has minimal focus on this industry. Your real
estate professional will be able to recommend good counsel.
Hire a thorough inspector when you are seriously
considering purchasing. This inspector will ensure that you know the complete condition of your future purchase.
An inspector's role is to review electrical, plumbing, foundation, and every aspect of a property prior to closing so you
can make the best decision on one of the biggest purchases of your life. The inspector report is also a good gauge to see
what types of repair work would be in your future, should you proceed witha purchase. If you use a below standard inspector,
this will come back to haunt you in added repair expenses.
First Time Home Buyer? Get more information on the process.
Commission - my service does not cost you anything.
best part of the buying process, is that you don't need to actually pay me a commission for representing you. The selling
broker pays my commission in a listing agreement. For example, if there is a 5% commission on the property, the selling broker
typically pays the buyer broker about 2.5% of that commission. It's essential that you have a professional that represents
your interests and negotiates on your behalf. My service includes market studies, property showings, paperwork, overall management
of a property transaction for you - and as a buyer, you don't have to pay me anything - it's free!
Once you are ready to purchase, take a look at your finances and see the tips below.
Make profit-inducing repairs to your property. A small investment now will pay off in the future.
Find a professional you can trust to show your home to potential buyers. He should be available to personally
showcase your home. Make sure he knows the market, the neighborhood and proper value for your property.
professionals with the right background can sell your place conveniently for you.
Home Value Analysis Tool
Review your finances. What can you afford? Take note of what
expenses you normally have each month, and calculate how much you can set aside for a new home or investment.
for a reputable broker or banker. Find a person who works with a reputable lending institution. Those that offer
the absolute lowest rate may have a variety of clauses or hidden strings attached, and these places can end up costing you
a lot more money than you thought.
Get pre-approved for a loan, not pre-qualified.
your current home first before you buy your next home, otherwise you will be responsible for two mortgages.
Be sure to review all your paperwork thoroughly. Keep an eye out for miscellaneous fees, such as inspection,
document preparation charges – always ask, be sure your money is spent wisely.
Get your answers
about mortgages at our Mortgage Center.
all your research is done, get some rest.