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This office serves clients in real estate transactions of all types. I also assist clients with estate planning for everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community.

I work with clients in Chicago and all over the Chicagoland area, including Wilmette, Skokie, Morton Grove, Plainfield, Wheaton, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Naperville, Oak Park, Winnetka, Des Plaines, Orland Park, Berwyn, Carol Stream, Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Palatine, Park Ridge, Gurnee, South Holland, Park Forest and more.
My goal is to give each and every client personal, friendly and competent service at a reasonable price. I also strive to use technology in the best way possible to keep my clients informed.
My legal background includes working for a major Chicago developer and working for a boutique firm in their real estate division. I also was a landlord of a three flat building in Rogers Park for over fifteen years and I am a licensed managing broker of a small real estate brokerage.
I work with all different types of clients, including developers, first-time buyers, buyers of second (or third!) homes, all sellers and the LGBTQ+ community. 
My real estate blog is below. Please make sure to check back on a regular basis to check out what's new. I update my blog about once a week and welcome any questions that you may have.
Ask me too about help with personal injury, divorce, and any other legal issues! I know plenty of people in the legal world and can refer you to the right person for your needs.

301 Greenview Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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866.381.4238 efax

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Buying and Selling a Home on the Same Day

Whoa, it's been a busy summer! I have been so busy helping clients buy and sell. What's the most common thing I've seen? People buying and selling on the same day. It's required sometimes, but it can be precarious. Here's a few tips I have if you're doing a buy/sale on the same day.

1) Schedule your movers to move your belongings out the day prior to closing. Buyers do not want to do a walk through of your home prior to closing and see your belongings still there, or that you are still moving out. Buyers want to see your home clean and empty.

2) And speaking of clean and empty, don't leave trash in the home. Don't leave stuff in the fridge or the freezer. Broom clean condition is required, a professional cleaning service is nice. Don't leave big furniture or mattresses in the home that you don't want for the new buyer to deal with.  

3) Let your attorney attend your sale in the morning with your pre-signed documents. You don't need to be there and you have other things you can be doing during that time. You don't need to attend the sale of your home.

4) You DO however, need to attend the purchase of your new home, unless you've made arrangements with your lender and attorney to do otherwise. 

5) Don't schedule movers for 1:00 when your buy is at noon. Give yourself at least three hours for closing. They usually don't take that long, but are sure to if you have a moving truck sitting outside your new home. 

6) RELAX! Things don't always go perfectly when you're trying to coordinate a million things. Let your real estate professionals help you and handle the details. 

4:37 pm cdt 

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