Posts Categorized: Real Estate Education

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An Insider’s Guide To The Home Sale Process

If you’ve visited our site before or read my blog on Chicago Now (Getting Real) you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I have a rather irreverent take on the real estate industry. In fact, the reason I decided to become a real estate broker is because the whole industry seemed broken (Nothing altruistic… Read more

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Lease With Option To Buy/ Rent To Own

A Tutorial Lease with option to buy (aka rent-to-own) is a viable solution for many sellers and buyers, yet it is largely under used. Browsing through the various real estate blogs there are many people asking questions that often go unanswered or receive the same type of safe/fluff answers every time. As we have navigated… Read more

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How To Choose A Home Inspector

I asked John Reim, from Bee Sure Home Inspection Services, to write a guest post this week on how to choose a home inspector. As with real estate attorneys, your realtor may have recommendations but you need to be armed with a bit more information so that you are not at the mercy of your… Read more

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What home sellers don’t know…

…will definitely hurt them. I was poking around this morning doing some research on enhancing real estate searches for our Web site. We’re about to introduce building specific searches. While testing the listings for 340 On The Park I discovered that we are only allowed to show 9 listings, while there are actually 15 units… Read more

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Key Steps in the Home Buying Process

Key Steps in the Home Buying Process The following 10 steps are meant to provide a short overview of the steps that one should take in the home buying process.  While it is by no means a comprehensive list -it provides valuable tips and reminders to all home buyers. Figure out how much you can… Read more