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Is Your Real Estate Agent “The One”?

Finding the right real estate agent can be a process fraught with frustration. There is practically a real estate agent around every corner, so how do you know which one is “The One”? Ask how long they have been in business During that initial conversation with a potential agent, ask her how long she has […]


5 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling (It’s Not Always About the Price!)

In today’s real estate market, homes are not generally sitting on the market. There are many variables when it comes to selling your home but for the most part, as the economy has improved, so has the real estate market. In the past, putting a “For Sale” sign in your front yard may have been […]


5 Things Millennials Should Consider When Purchasing a New Home

5 Things Millennials Should Consider When Purchasing a New Home

The weather is warmer and signs of springtime are everywhere – including an increase of people looking to buy their first home. Millennials form a large portion of this first time home-buyer group. This age group, born between the early 1980’sand early 2000’s, are settling down earlier and buying homes sooner as the economic situation […]


From Nothing Much to Something Special: Staging an Empty Home

From Nothing Much to Something Special: Staging an Empty Home

If you are planning to sell your home, you may think that having your home devoid of furniture would be the perfect way to attract a potential buyer.  The empty space, you reason, would be a blank canvas for the buyer to imagine what it would be like to live in the space. Unfortunately, that […]


Making A Small Space Sparkle: Color, Clutter and Cabinets

Whenever we’re staging a home to sell, we’re looking to create the illusion of even more space—to make the existing space look as large as possible, and to help the potential buyer see how the space could be both functional and beautiful. This objective is even more important in a smaller home or condo. Recently […]


Adam’s Corner: Could Fewer Bathrooms Actually Be Better? (Part 2)

In “Could Fewer Bathrooms Actually Be Better? Part 1,  I shared about my decision to help my brother and sister-in-law combine their two small bathrooms into one larger and more functional bathroom. This may seem unconventional but once you see the final result, you will understand how going from a 2 1/2 bath home to […]


10 Simple Tips For Staging Your Own Home

10 Simple Tips For Staging Your Own Home

Last week we discussed the importance of staging your home. We talked about how staging can increase the number of buyers who view your home, and increase the likelihood a buyer will want to make an offer. We know not everyone can afford to bring in a professional stager, so here are some ideas you […]


4 Reasons You Should Stage Your House Before You Sell

Staging a house can be as simple as de-cluttering arranging furniture, or as complex as landscaping, changing fixtures, painting and bringing in new furniture to make the space seem more functional and appealing. But no matter what level energy you put toward staging your home, you won’t regret it. 1. Staging increases the number of […]


New Listing in Naperville!

Beautiful Townhome in Naperville’s popular Mayfair subdivision! 2805 Blakely Lane, Naperville, IL 2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, and 2 Car Garage Living Room features New Hardwood Floors and Great Natural Light Open Layout with Formal Dining Area off of Kitchen  Updated Kitchen with Corian Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, and 42 in […]


Adam’s Corner: Could Fewer Bathrooms Actually Be Better? Part 1

Conventional wisdom would tell us that, when it comes to buying or selling a house, you can’t have too many bathrooms. The more bathrooms, the better. Right? But recently I’ve been helping my brother-in-law reduce the number of bathrooms in his house and we believe its going to increase the functionality, aesthetics, and even the […]