Chicagoland Homes for Sale

For Sellers

A Better Way for Sellers
Selling your home doesn't have to be an unpleasant and overwhelming process. At Real Properties Realty Group we believe there is A Better Way.

Selling your home shouldn't be a stressful ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR® is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. We'll make sure that you receive a detailed explanation of all the value-added services that only a qualified Realtor can provide. We'll work hard to sell your home at the best possible price, in the shortest possible time, and with the least amount of inconvenience to you. 

Every Real Properties Realty Group, Inc. agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the largest trade association in the country. As Realtors, we conduct ourselves and our business according to a professional Code of Ethics.

What We Will Do for You
Recent Home Sales
Getting the Highest Price
Closing Costs

As Your Agent, We Will:

  • Provide you with the most recent and relevant market information in the form of a Comparative Market Analysis. This valuable tool will help us determine a realistic list price for your home. Keep in mind, that a home priced correctly will always sell in the least amount of time for the highest purchase price.
  • Review and explain all pertinent forms used in selling a home including listing agreements, sales contracts and disclosures.
  • Develop an overall marketing campaign for your home that will include an advertising schedule, open house and agent preview schedule, a list of Internet sites on which your home will be promoted, etc.  Our marketing campaign will also include one of the greatest resources available to Realtors -- the Multiple Listing Service. This powerful subscription-based marketing tool (used by more than 40,000 member agents in Northern Illinois alone) offers unparalleled exposure for your home by providing agents with detailed, up-to-the-minute information about your property 24/7 via the Internet.
  • Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible, getting your home maximum exposure. Your agent will arrange all showings and serve as your liaison for all offers, helping you to evaluate and negotiate each one.
  • Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
  • Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
  • Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.
  • Coordinate any inspections called for in the sales contract and work with your attorney to resolve any issues that may arise.

Recent Home Sales

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Getting the Highest Price for Your Home

Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a flyer, or drive right by. Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it's staged appropriately. I have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.

Closing Costs to Expect:

  • Title insurance fees depend on the sales price of the home.
  • Broker's commission is a full-service fee and will cost anywhere between 5% to 7%.
  • Local property transfer tax, county transfer tax, state transfer tax, and state capital gains tax are the charges that you'll pay for the privilege of selling your home. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year are variable and depend on when you close and when your taxes are due.
  • FHA fees and costs are all fees are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.
  • Home inspections fees are in some circumstances paid for by the seller and include pest, radon and other inspections.
  • Miscellaneous fees can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.
Find out how much your closing costs could be.

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Lawrence Madden