Chicago Realtor

By: Paul Gorney

A Chicago Realtor, a member of the National Association of Realtors, follows a strict code of ethics that go beyond the state licensing laws and has access to the Multiple Listing Service, on which property for sale is listed. Your Realtor can help you market your home, assisting you in getting top dollar, or help you find homes for sale and assist you in getting the best home for a fair price.

Buying a home is a big step, especially in a market like Chicago. As far as residential real estate is concerned, Chicago is a diverse and complex marketplace. Finding the right Chicago Realtor can really make a difference in what is one of the most substantial purchases of your life. Experrience, market knowledge, and negotiating skills are a must!

What to Expect from a Chicago Realtor

A good Chicago Realtor will help you buy or sell a home in the Chicago area. S/he should do the following:
*Provide a comprehensive, current directory of Chicago real estate listings
*Provide relevan details, such as a description of the property, photos, maps, and neighborhood information (schools, stores, transportation, etc.)
*Explain the entire real estate buying/selling process in Chicago

Qualities of a good Chicago Realtor

When interviewing Realtor candidates, use the following criteria:
*A good real estate agent is knowledgeable, experienced, and professional.
*S/he has an effective marketing plan.
*S/he is able to make an accurate appraisal of your property's value.
*S/he is a competent, fair negotiator.
*S/he adheres to the code of ethics set forth by the National Association of Realtors.
*S/he will make the process of buying/selling a house in Chicago as simple as possible.

Be sure to find a Chicago Realtor who knows your area and will give your property the attention it deserves. You can't simpy put a sign in the front yard and hope for the best. You need a local Realtor who can provide the appraisal, marketing, and negotiating you're looking for.

How to Find a Chicago Realtor

There are several ways to find a Chicago Realtor. Here are just a few suggestions:
*Click on a real estate website, such as Realtopr.com, Dream Town, or Home Gain to find a Realtor who is local, qualified, and professional.
*Interview several agents and review their proposals.
*Discuss terms and conditions before you sign.
*Check credentials and track records.
*Talk to homeowners who have worked with the Realtors to get their opinions of his/her professionalism.

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