Buying a Home? You'll be making many decisions.
You'll need accurate local advice to help make your best decision.
Be sure your agent is a Top Local Expert. Mary IS!
What is your reason for buying? More space? More prestigious location? Want more luxury? -If you are like most people, your home is the biggest investment you will ever make, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing the prettiest. My listings player on the right shows homes I have sold in the recent past---maybe they will give you some ideas. -I specialize in finding homes in good condition that are also good values and give you advice along the way how to really make that home grow into a good investment. -In this market, the advantage is stacked in favor of First-Time Buyers and Move-Up Buyers. Investors and Seniors/Retirees also can benefit by buying now. -A personal consultation and my 20+ page book "The New Home-Buyers Survival Guide" helps you quickly narrow your search to save you time finding the right home. -In today's market with a "mega-inventory", I help you strategize to find the right home. The kind that someday will be a better resale than others ... in any kind of market. -Maybe you will start in Palatine or Arlington Heights, but perhaps another area better meets your needs or budget. I sell regularly in over 20 communities and can show you what may work better for you. Sometimes the same builders and floorplans are available in multiple communities! -I will guide you through the entire process, from viewing homes and financing, to making sure the final contract is in your best interest. - You will have full access to ALL homes available on-line in the NW suburbs, even some listings not yet on the MLS. To make sure you do not miss any--I will email them to you daily as they come on the market. What time of day would you like me to do that for you? - Have you called an agent before and heard, "Too late--that home already sold"? I can prevent that from happening. (That is especially common on the best homes and the homes in Realtor.com.) - My local knowledge of Palatine, Arlington Heights and beyond should be invaluable to you, not just in terms of real estate, but also schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and resale potential. - Every local real estate market absolutely has its own trends and opportunities. This can vary greatly, even one subdivision to the next. Palatine, Arlington Heights, and the other NW suburbs are no different! It's my job to locate opportunities and avoid traps. - Don't go into new construction without an agent. The builder wants to sell the homes he has in his current phase, I show you which ones over the long-term will increase in value the most. Sometimes it makes more sense to pay more for lot premiums or wait for another phase. My biggest fear is that a builder goes out of business with a home half completed---I want to make sure that doesn't happen to my buyers! - What is the true market value of the home you are interested in? Is it priced too high? Is it a bargain that you should buy today? I help home buyers make decisions like this every day, and I'll work hard to secure the best value for your money. - Negotiating with sellers can be stressful. That's why I do it for you. I have a degree in negotiating that saves you money. - You need a lot of information about the property you are buying! -You and I will view every home that you are interested in, together---you and me, not a less-experienced buyers agent! -And prior to contract I help you select from the inspections available to you. - Contracts are full of complicated terms that can affect your future in your new home. I will give you the benefit of my real estate knowledge and experience in interpretting the mumbo-jumbo. Call or email me today to put me to work finding your next home or performing a Market Analysis of your existing home. Good luck! Ask me any question about buying a home in Palatine and Arlington Heights. It's my job to help you! There's no obligation, and I promise to respond quickly...