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730 Dillon, Grayslake: 3BR Townhouse plus Basement!

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Be Prepared for Selling Your Home

What would happen if a buyer decided they wanted to purchase your home and close within a short period of time?

Prepare for success by taking care of the sale details in advance.

Examples:

• Moving & Storage Companies Researched
• Utility Company List for Switch Over
• Packing Boxes Ordered
• All Keys / Garage Door Openers Located
• Loan Numbers and Estimated Balances Obtained
• Relocation Research Started
• Alternative Short Term Housing Researched
Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

872 Crossland, Grayslake: Backyard Views of Wetlands!

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Getting Your House Ready to Show

Security: Never open your home to a stranger. Never allow children or family member to show a home alone.

Preparation:

Exterior:
• Put up tools and toys
• Put garbage can in garage
• Close garage door
• Park cars on street or around corner

Interior:
• Clear off all counters and table tops
• Turn on all lights
• Open shades and curtains
• Put soft music on stereo
• Give the house a pleasant aroma
• Set dining room table
• Make all beds
• Set temperature at comfortable level

House and Community Information:
• Average utility bills cost
• Current property tax receipt
• Real Estate flyer
• Floor plan of home
• List of upgrades
• Map and/or list of community features
• Warranty information on appliances
Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

74 Lombard Cir, Lombard: Beautiful Home, Immaculate Condition!

For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com
Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com
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Search by your specific home criteria.
Sign up to receive daily emails of newly listed homes or price changes.
Get detailed home information.
See multiple photos and virtual tours.
Search by map area or school district.
Search for homes.
Research local school information.
Request a Market Analysis to Sell your Home.
Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Sell for Top Dollar: Dress the Home Up!

How to Sell For Top Dollar: Dress the Home Up!

The home’s curb appeal will create an instant and irreversible first impression with every buyer.

Use this checklist to make sure your listing is dressed for success.

• Paint the Trim and Front Door
• Plant Flowers / Pull Weeds
• Clean the Downspouts and Gutters
• Clean the Screens and Windows
• Pressure Wash the Sidewalk / Driveway
• Mow Grass / Apply New Bark Mulch
• Replace Outside Light Bulbs
• Wash the House Exterior or Paint if Needed
• Clean or Replace House Numbers
• Remove all Cob Webs / Spray for Pests

Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Open House: 163 School St, Grayslake IL 60030

Open House: 163 School Street, Grayslake IL 60030.

Sunday: April 19, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Directions: Route 83 and Route 120 West to Lake Street North to School Street West to home.

Click Here for MapQuest Directions.



Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Open House: 800 Durham Lane, Grayslake IL 60030

Open House: 800 Durham Lane, Grayslake IL 60030.

Sunday: April 19, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Directions: Center Street and Atkinson North to Banbury Drive West to Banbury Lane North to Walton to Merrill to East on Durham Lane.

Click Here for MapQuest Directions.



Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Selling Your Home: Are You Ready?

Are you ready?

The home-selling process typically starts several months before a property is made available for sale. It's necessary to look at a home through the eyes of a prospective buyer and determine what needs to be cleaned, painted, repaired and tossed out.

Ask yourself: If you were buying this home what would you want to see? The goal is to show a home which looks good, maximizes space and attracts as many buyers - and as much demand - as possible.

While part of the "getting ready" phase relates to repairs, painting and other home improvements, this is also a good time to ask why you really want to sell.

Selling a home is an important matter. Perhaps it is for a job change to a new community or the need for more space. Your reason for selling can impact the negotiating process so it's important to discuss your needs and wants with your real estate agent.
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800 Durham, Grayslake: Totally Remodeled, Custom Updates!

For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com
Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com
Registering is quick and easy!
Search by your specific home criteria.
Sign up to receive daily emails of newly listed homes or price changes.
Get detailed home information.
See multiple photos and virtual tours.
Search by map area or school district.
Search for homes.
Research local school information.
Request a Market Analysis to Sell your Home.
Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Grayslake Home for Sale: 335 Sommerset Drive

For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate REMAX Center, at 224-627-7581. Virtual tour at www.StarHomeFinders.com
Search from thousands of homes for sale in the Northern Illinois area at www.StarHomeFinders.com
Registering is quick and easy!
Search by your specific home criteria.
Sign up to receive daily emails of newly listed homes or price changes.
Get detailed home information.
See multiple photos and virtual tours.
Search by map area or school district.
Search for homes.
Research local school information.
Request a Market Analysis to Sell your Home.
Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Grayslake Spring Farmers Market

The 2009 Grayslake Spring Farmers Market has started.

Spring Dates: April 4, 2009 through May 30, 2009

Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Centennial Park
Near the intersection of Center Street and Whitney Street in downtown Grayslake, Illinois.

From the Grayslake Farmers Market website:

Market Features: Homegrown & Gourmet products!

• Vegetables
• Fruits
• Flowers

• Perennials
• Sweets
• Breads

• Cheese
• Meat
• Fine Art

• Wine
• Cooking Demos
• Entertainment

Jim Starwalt Thinking of making a move? Log onto my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com and search the Multiple Listing Service from over 150,000 homes for sale. Registering is quick and easy! Jim Starwalt, Broker Associate RE/MAX Center, Phone: 847-548-2625 Jim@StarHomeFinders.com

Benefits of an HWA Home Warranty

HWA Home Warranty of America has an easy to watch video explaining their home warranty program.

Click Here for the HWA Home Warranty video.

From the HWA Home Warranty website:

"An HWA home warranty allows you to never worry about the high cost of repairing or replacing your home's appliances or mechanical systems. You will not have to search any directories for contractors or repair technicians or wonder whether you can trust an unfamiliar service vendor.

When a covered item breaks down due to normal use, simply dial our toll-free number 24/7/365 and an authorized service technician will be dispatched by our knowledgeable customer service representatives to handle your needs.

If you are planning on selling your home soon, contact your local real estate professional or us for special programs for sellers that may be available in your area. If you are buying another home soon, insist on the best, an HWA home warranty!"

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