A Chicago Real Estate Agent’s Evolving Role

As I mentioned in my last post, the role of the agent is changing here in the Chicago real estate market. Along with helping you make decisions on your investments, offering you trustworthy opinions and advice, and guiding you through the buying or selling process, a realtor can still serve you further.

For instance, when you seek my services in finding your new Chicago condo or home, I’ll work to provide you with more than just listings and prices. Relocating to Chicago can involve more planning and preparation than many buyers expect-especially if you choose a newly constructed building. New construction offers you various options for personalized design. Luckily, if you do choose to personalize your living space, I can enlist the services of a trusted team that specializes in design and architecture.

My clients benefit from the advice of a seasoned designer who has redone a well known country club and worked on numerous multi-million dollar condos including a brand new construction penthouse and some upper bracket single family homes. Where my expertise ends, his begins; when it is time to pick out paint and finish colors, window treatments, and furniture, his assistance is priceless.

Another option for many clients is a partial or total remodel of their purchase, since many potential buyers find it more economical in the current market to rehab an older home or Chicago condo than to purchase new construction. By making the small changes that perfect a certain piece of Chicago real estate, buyers can make a quicker close on the property they want. In this situation, my clients can consult with two experienced architects for quotes and design ideas for their remodel.

In a difficult and unpredictable market, a good real estate agent can provide you with so much more than just a buying or selling experience. Thanks to my numerous years in the business, my extended network of colleagues and friends will make your Chicago real estate transaction seamless and convenient.

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