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June 8, 2018

936 Sheridan Road - A Love Letter to a House

Sometimes when we sell a house, we form a bond with the home itself. 936 Sheridan Road was no exception. We had the privilege to showcase this home to dozens of potential buyers, shovel its walks, sweep its floors, and care for it in the cold. 

We learned all of its quirks and features, its shortcomings and strengths. We defended it when it was called “too old”, “weird”, or “ugly”. Through hustle, trials, and patience we ultimately found the family that loves it as much as we do. 

936 Sheridan Road has stood strong for 115 years. We’ve only known this home for 8 months, but that was more than enough time to fall in love. 

We can’t thank our clients enough for their trust and support throughout this journey.

 

 

Posted in Market Commentary
Feb. 18, 2018

2005 Greenwood Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091 - Video Tour

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 2005 Greenwood Avenue in Wilmette!

Prepare to be wowed! This picture-perfect 4-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is a Kenilworth Gardens stunner! Updated throughout with a fantastic floor plan, this home has been transformed for today's buyer.

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
Feb. 7, 2018

3004 Indianwood Road, Wilmette, IL 60091 - Video Tour

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 3004 Indianwood Road in Wilmette!

Plenty of space, fantastic updates, in the perfect location!

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
Jan. 25, 2018

3 To-Dos if You are Buying or Selling in 2018

 

 

Planning on a move in 2018? Start preparing now! It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking of entering the real estate market this month or six months from now; preparing today will help make the process a little less stressful. Here are three things that will really help in preparing.

Check Your Credit & Get Pre-approved: 

Take a look at your credit score. You'll want to make sure that your credit is in good standing. If there are any issues, take care of them. If you have a high credit score, you'll get a better finance rate, which could save you on your mortgage payments. 

 

After you know your credit is in check, you can work with a mortgage lender to get pre-approved. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage tells you how much you can afford and when it comes time to make an offer, the sellers will see that you can, in fact, afford the house. 

 

A mortgage broker can be a big help in this process. If you need a good recommendation, email me back and I’ll help connect you to one. 

Make a Wants & Needs List:

The all-important question is, what are you looking for in your next home? A lot of people waste time looking at properties they would have never looked at if they’d just taken some time to prioritize their wants and needs. So, start searching online to help you gain a sense of what it is you desire. Make a list of your top three needs and top three wants. If you’d like some properties emailed to you, just click here to set up a search and all new properties will be sent to you as soon as they hit the market.

If You’re Selling:

Start looking at any improvements that you can make to help your home sell. Make repairs, get rid of clutter, and make your home presentable for potential buyers. Knowing your home’s value is helpful in starting the process and knowing where to invest your money. Want a free valuation on your home? Click here to learn more.

These ideas are just a snapshot of things to help you get started in your new home search. I would like to guide you through the entire process and help you every step of the way. If you have a question about this or any other news you might have heard about the industry, I’m here to help.

 

 
Posted in Market Commentary
Jan. 21, 2018

2033 Birchwood Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091 - Video Tour

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 2033 Birchwood Avenue in Wilmette!

Vintage charm, fantastic updates, and the perfect location!

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
Sept. 22, 2017

936 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, IL 60091 - Video Tour

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 936 Sheridan Road in Wilmette!

This incredible 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home is located just steps from the lakefront.

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
Aug. 20, 2017

434 Stable Lane, Lake Forest, IL 60045 - Digital Open House

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 434 Stable Lane in Lake Forest!

A winding drive through wooded grounds reveals this stately 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on prestigious Stable Lane. 

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
Aug. 12, 2017

447 Illinois Road, Wilmette, IL 60091 - Digital Open House

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 447 Illinois Road in Wilmette!

Welcome to the Digital Open House for 447 Illinois Road in Wilmette! This spectacular 5 bedroom, 4 bath home boasts 4,000 square feet of living space and has been beautifully renovated throughout.

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
June 21, 2017

37000 N. Black Velvet Lane, Wadsworth, IL 60083 - Digital Open House

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 37000 N. Black Velvet Lane in Hunt Club Farms!

Situated on 2.2 acres of gorgeous landscaping, this Hunt Club Farms estate is truly one of a kind. With over 6,500 square feet of living space, incredible natural light, and a flexible floor plan, this home has it all.

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House
June 11, 2017

1309 Chestnut Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 - Digital Open House

Welcome to our Digital Open House for 1309 Chestnut in Wilmette!

This spectacular 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath, newer construction home is located on East Wilmette's most premier street!

Check out all of the listing details here.

Posted in Digital Open House