Judy Greenberg Group- Real Results: December 2009

Selling your Buffalo Grove home in today's market begins with picking the best realtor


Are you going to sell your Buffalo Grove home?  Finding the best realtor is an important decision.

How do you make a knowledgeable decision  of which realtor  to hire... 

Here's the scenario...you just interviewed 3 local realtors in town...  They each came to your home, gave you a market analysis of your property and presented  their excellent credentials and  qualifications. You seen to have a good rapport with all of them... How do you choose the best realtor? 

Its easy- put their names in a hat and pick one... As you probably guessed I was just kidding...    Research shows that best  choosing a realtor that has the most Internet presence will sell your home faster... 


 How can you verify if a certain realtor  is technological advanced and has the best internet presence?


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Google the town you live in and  see if their  website appears on the first few page


Since 85% of the buyers begin their search on the internet,  there should be a requirement that your agent needs to be internet savvy. If the realtors website appear on page 1 of Google, you know buyers are going to find them and maybe in turn want to buy  a home similar to yours.

Sellers   you are in the driver's seat and you need to choose the  best realtor in the area who will be do the best job for you!













Additionally,  You should use the following criteria to pick the Buffalo Grove realtor for you

•   Choose a Buffalo Grove Realtor that best suits your personality!long grove realtor

 It is incredibly important to choose a Buffalo Grove agent  who makes you feel extremely comfortable since you will be spending many of the next waking hours with this person.  

To see if our personalities click, we can either meet for coffee- I like Dunkin Donuts better than Starbucks, but I never refuse a good latte, we can chat on the phone, or you can read a few of my blog posts at www.judygreenberg.com

•    Choose a  Buffalo Grove Realtor you trust!

There are certain professions where trust is of the utmost importance and included in this list is realtors. A good Buffalo Grove realtor is someone who you know will do his or her best for you.   

 No -brainer! The high level of integrity and complete honesty bred into me enable you to put your trust in me to help YOU with your next real estate  purchase.  I will provide you  a list of my past clients in order for them to give you a good idea of how I operate.    A great percentage of my business is  referral based.

•.     Choose a full- time Buffalo Grove Realtor

These days, it seems that almost everyone  is a realtor. Some Buffalo Grove realtor do it as a hobby, and some do it as a full time job.  I do it  almost 24/7.   By hiring a full time  Buffalo Grove realtor, you help assure that their search for your new home is full time as well.  During your search for the perfect home, most Buffalo Grove realtors will be looking for the home  on the multiple listing service that meets all of your criteria.

I go beyond that.    Many times when I have a buyer in a specific price range and they can't find a home that they are truly in love with, I go the extra step.   I ask the realtors in my Buffalo Grove office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, if anyone has a listing that they know that is coming on the market soon.  If this networking proves unsuccessful, I take it one step further and ask my close friends and colleagues I trust in the other Buffalo Grove offices in town to see if they know of any listing that is going to meet the needs of my buyers.    Although inventory is high, and you are  probably laughing to yourself that a person can't find a home in today's market, many times the best homes do not even hit the market

•     Choose a Buffalo Grove  Realtor  that wants what you want and communicates with you often

Will your realtor listen to your needs and wants and understand that during this process your needs will change.

It took me 2 years to find my dream home, so I completely understand!  I work hard to ensure each move and home purchase/sale is as smooth and pleasant as it can be.   Buying a home can be stressful, so my goal is to take some of that stress away.

 •     Choose a local Buffalo Grove Realtor.

It is important to choose a realtor who knows the area like the back of her hand.  Your Buffalo Grove Realtor should be completely versed in the schools, subdivisions,school districts, boundary lines, commuting, type of water the home uses, conservancy laws, etc

Let me give you an example.  Suppose a school district changed boundaries within the last few years.   Many listing realtors are relying on old school information, and submitting incorrect schools or incorrect spelling of schools on the MLS sheets.  This is happening more frequently today, especially with the influx of foreclosures and bank owned property on the market.  The seller's bank hires the Realtor and this realtor may live and work hours from the property.  If a buyer's realtor does not know the area, they will incorrectly rely on the listing agents mistakes.

When you are negotiating on behalf of your client, it is always better to be the one who is more knowledgeable about the area.  If you are representing the buyer and the seller won't budge on the price, you always have the advantage if you have seen the inside of the comparables and the reason that they sold for the price they did. A local realtor has the upper hand in the negotiations.

A local realtor also knows the best deals since she has seen all of the homes and can compare which one is the best.  Two weeks ago, my client just bought the hottest deal in town.  It was one of the prettiest homes I have even seen and my clients bought it for a great price.!



About the Author: The above Real Estate information on Selling your Buffalo Grove home in today's market begins with picking the best realtor was provided by Judy Greenberg. 

I can be reached via email at info@buffalogrovehomes.com or by phone at 847-602-5435.    Have a home to sell in Buffalo Grove, Illinois?  I have a passion for real estate and can help you buy or sell your home. 

My websites, www.buffalogrovehomes.com, and www.buffalogroveareahomes.com provide  useful information if you are moving to Buffalo Grove or the Chicago Northwest Suburbs


The above blog post was written by Judy Greenberg.


If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, you have come to the right place...  Call or text me at 847-602-5435


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
4192 IL Route 83 #F – Long Grove, IL 60047


Oh, by the way, I'm never too busy for referrals!




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