Ways I Help Clients
I provide a highly Personalized and Comprehensive service to my clients who are selling or buying their most valuable asset. I have experience in many aspects of selling and purchasing residential real estate. Many of my clients are selling and buying at the same time, and I work with them to smoothly accomplish their goals in both.
Buyers – Downsize, First-time home buyer, Foreclosure, Investor, Move up, Relocation to the area, Short Sale.
Sellers – Downsize, Investor, Move up, Relocation out of the area or state, Sale by an estate or trust, Short Sale.
Contact me about how I can help you.
Selling a Home
Our goal is to sell your home in a smooth transaction. I prepare a market analysis of where your home would be positioned in the current market. We discuss how to prepare the home for the most successful sale. A comprehensive marketing plan gets your home maximum exposure to buyers. I exclusively represent you in negotiating the sales contract. I work closely with you from contract to close on the home inspection, lender appraisal, and preparing for the closing. Learn about our Seven Steps to Selling a Home.
Buying a Home
Our goal is to find the right home for you. We learn about what your next home looks like and the timeframe you are working in. We use the very best resources to optimize the search for your next home. We visit the homes of most interest. When you find the right home, we look at recent sales of similar properties and prepare your offer. I exclusively represent you in negotiating the purchase offer. I work closely with you from contract to close on the home inspection, lender appraisal, and preparing for the closing. Learn about our Five Steps to Buying a Home.
Moving to a Larger – or Smaller Home
Whether you are trading up to a larger home or downsizing to a more manageable space – I coordinate with you on both the sale and the purchase. I have helped many clients successfully plan their activities and engage the best resources to accomplish the move.
Using our Professional Network
Over the years, I have developed a network of professionals that have proven their ability to focus on you with exceptional quality in every aspect of owning, buying or selling a home. I provide you with access to my network of proven professionals.
Determining Your Home’s Value
There are many reasons to accurately value a home outside of a purchase or sale. Looking for enough equity to eliminate Private Mortgage Insurance, considering a refinance or home equity line of credit, contesting a property tax rate, valuing a home for an estate plan or an estate sale. If you are curious about the value of your home, I prepare a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) based on recent sales and current listings in your area. We discuss the value of your property using the CMA, specific features of your property, and our knowledge of the local market.
Evaluating Home Improvements with a Sale in Mind
There are two goals of a home renovation or improvement project, build what you like or build what will add value to your home. If adding value is a primary goal toward a future sale, I can help you evaluate the projects that may be satisfy both goals.
Evaluating Areas for Your Next Home
Whether you are relocating from across town, across the country, or across the world, we can help you with the information to evaluate the various towns, neighborhoods, schools, and commute – regarding your goals, lifestyle and budget.
Moving Out of the Area
If you are moving out of the area, I will find the best real estate agent at your destination to help you find your next home.
Rich Gerber – RE/MAX Suburban – 2311 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg IL 60194