Home Selling

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By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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*SOLD* 1653 N Merrimac Ave, Chicago IL 60639 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Sellers: Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Chicago Homes For Sale: Chicago Real Estate Foreclosure Listings (198) Chicago Real Estate Short Sale Listings (153) Chicago Real Estate Single F...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 1
SOLD 3359 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago IL 60634 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Search Chicago Homes For Sale: Chicago Dunning Real Estate Chicago Edgebrook Real Estate Chicago Edison Park Real Estate Chicago Jefferson Park Real Estate Chicago Lakevie...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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  SOLD 2780 Spenser Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Sellers. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Northbrook Real Estate Northbrook New Listings (38) Northbrook Foreclosure Listings (6) Northbrook Short Sale Listings (4) Northbrook Single Fami...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 1
SOLD 901 S. Plum Grove Rd, Palatine IL 60067 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. SELLERS: Free Market Evaluation (CMA) BUYERS: Search Palatine Real Estate Listings: Palatine New Listings (60) Palatine Foreclosure Listings (37) Palatine Short Sale Listings (16) Palatine Single Fa...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 232
We Hired the Other Agent for Two Reasons: Better Price and Less Work Two weeks ago, I met with a young couple looking to sell their home. We had actually met at an open house and had already established a good rapport. At the open house, they explained that they wanted to move to a larger home bu...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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*SOLD* 155 Hastings Mill Rd in Streamwood IL 60107  Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Virtual Tour Photos: www.tourfactory.com/919385  Search Streamwood Real Estate Listings: Streamwood Real Estate New Listings (36) Streamwood Real Estate Foreclosure Listings (36) Streamwood R...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 1
SOLD 2229 N Hillcrest Ct, Round Lake Beach, Illinois, 60073 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Sellers: Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Round Lake Area Homes For Sale: Round Lake area New Listings (37) Round Lake area Foreclosure Listings (44) Round Lake area Short ...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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*SOLD* 5155 N. East River Rd Unit# 213F in Chicago IL 60656 Chicago O'Hare area. Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. VIRTUAL TOUR: http://www.tourfactory.com/917504   www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com  | MICHAEL SORENSEN | RE/MAX CITY | (773) 987-8224 SOLD 5155 N East Ri...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 1
Michael Sorensen | RE/MAX City | 160+ Deals Closed Since 2009 | (773) 987-8224 Sellers. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Oak Park Real Estate Oak Park New Listings (39) Oak Park Foreclosure Listings (15) Oak Park Short Sale Listings (31) Oak Park Single Family Homes for Sale (147) Oak ...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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SOLD 845 Deerpath Ln, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home.Virtual tour photos: www.tourfactory.com/904963   Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Search Hoffman Estates Real Estate Listings: Hoffman Estates New Listings (70) Hoffman Estates Foreclosure Listings (...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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*SOLD* 7721 W Sherwin Ave in Chicago (Edison Park), IL 60631 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home.See The Virtual Tour >> www.tourfactory.com/909834   Search Chicago Edison Park  Homes For Sale: Chicago Edison Park New Listings (24) Chicago Edison Park Foreclosure Listings (...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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SOLD 6850 Ridge Point Dr #3C, Oak Forest IL 60452 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home SEE THE VIRTUAL TOUR: http://www.tourfactory.com/915642   MICHAEL SORENSEN | RE/MAX CITY | (773) 987-8224 | www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com 6850 Ridge Point Dr Unit 3C, Oak Forest, IL 6045...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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Chicagoland Short Sale Expert - Save your home from Foreclosure! Looking to Short Sell? Click Here  www.ChicagoShortSalePRO.com MICHAEL SORENSEN Tel: (773) 987-8224Tel: (847) 696-1664 www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com About me FOR SELLERS FOR BUYERS Down Payment Assistance BUYING A HOME CHEAP...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
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Michael Sorensen | RE/MAX City Chicago | (773) 987-8224 | www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com About me FOR SELLERS FOR BUYERS Down Payment Assistance YOUR HOME’S VALUE MY SOLD LISTINGS Search 80,000 Homes Search Foreclosures Free Market Evaluation (CMA) SHORT SALE QUESTIONS & ANWERS - CLICK...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 1
Michael Sorensen represented the sellers of this home.  *SOLD* 4323 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com MICHAEL SORENSEN - REMAX CITY CHICAGO TEL: (773) 987-8224 - TEL: (847) 696-1664 I SOLD 160+ LISTINGS CLOSED SINCE 2009www.msorensen.illinoisproperty.com ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 27
Want to know why I do not want to stage this house? The last thing anyone in business wants to do is turn business away, but I made the above statement to an agent recently. “Want to know why I do not want to stage this house.” Home staging isn’t just about moving furniture around; bringing in a ...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 54
We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up.   I've heard this over and over through the years " We can always come down on our home's price" so we want to price it higher than what your comparative market analysis (CMA) indicates.     "We don...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 5
*SOLD* 2120 Oak Leaf Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home.  VIRTUAL TOUR: www.tourfactory.com/998686  OUTSTANDING! HIGHLY UPGRADED. MOVE-IN CONDITION. 3 BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS PLUS 1 IN FINISHED BASEMENT OR OFFICE, 2.5 BATHS. HUGE FAMILY ROOM. VAULTED CEILING...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 0
My first open house with the Empire Realty Group will be held &/27/14 form 1pm to 3pm at 203 Woodsmoke Lane Greece Gorgeous!! Totally Professionally Redone!!3Bdrm W/Mstr Bath,Fam Rm w/Fireplce,First Floor Laundry!! ALL NEW: Thermo Windows,Roof,Seemless Gutters,Alum/Vinyl Soffits,Ext/Int Paint...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
Evanston IL Real Estate Market Time Lowest in Years The Evanston IL Real Estate Market time is the lowest in years. So far in 2014 the time on the market until a home or condo sells is an average of 79 days down 43% from last year, 2013 when it was 140 days and 2012 when it was 168 days.  If you ...