Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Star Homes

Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Star Homes

5.0 (1)
60 employees
25 years in business

About this pro

Going Through the Process, Together as a Team.

Thinking of selling? Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage. First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings. When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience

Ready to buy? We love helping buyers find their dream home! That's why we work with each client individually, taking the time to understand their unique lifestyles, needs and wishes. You'll find that we'll be a committed team, to negotiate on your behalf and with the backing of a trusted company, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes. As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. With years of experience helping local buyers like yourself, we know how to locate the best properties and negotiate the best deals. It's our job to know about the latest market conditions, federal and state regulations, and upcoming developments - so that you don't have to. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements and will show you only the most promising ones. Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller's agent to make sure you get the most favorable terms. It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.

In addition to being a local business owner, I serve the community through my involvement with the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and the GLMV Chamber of Commerce. As a lifelong resident of Lake County, Illinois - I am very familiar with the Northern Illinois area's many local amenities, schools and attractions. Our two offices in Grayslake, Illinois and in McHenry, Illinois host many community events including an annual Pumpkin Give Away for children in the fall and we support the local KatibugKids NFP charity.

Helping clients meet their home goals and time frames for buying and selling is very rewarding. A home is a major financial investment with a variety of complex issues involved. Helping clients navigate through the home selling and home buying process to a successful closing is the goal that I work hard to meet for every client.

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Third Lake, IL 60030
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  • Sharon Johannsen

    Jim did a great job negotiating on price, was available to answer all of my questions and made the entire process of buying and selling at the same time easy.

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