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Mike Stangel, Top Producing Broker, Chosen to Participate in NAR Pilot Program

Our own top producing real estate broker, Mike Stangel, was chosen by the National Association of REALTORS® to participate in their new 'Day In The Life of a REALTOR®' Pilot Program.

In order to provide better service to its members, the National Association of REALTORS® staff members are spending quality time with select agents, brokers, or local/state association staff. The purpose is to have NAR staff members come away from these interactions with empathy for what REALTORS® do each day, which will translate into even better service from NAR.

On August 14, 2018, Mike Stangel was shadowed in and out of the office during the work day by Gayle Bobo, Director, Budgeting & Cash Management and Karen Paschal, VP, Taxation, Financial Compliance & Disbursements from NAR's Chicago office. Mike was glad to meet these friends in our industry and interact and exchange ideas.

Our thanks to NAR for finding better ways to serve the needs of all its members! 

To learn more about this pilot program: https://www.nar.realtor/nars-day-in-the-life-of-a-realtor-program

Norwood Park Chicago Housing Market Update

Norwood Park is known especially for its abundance of green: lawns, parks, churchyards, and trees. One of Chicago's great Northwest neighborhoods, Norwood Park encompasses the smaller neighborhoods of Big Oaks, Norwood Park East, Norwood Park West, Old Norwood Park, Oriole Park, and Union Ridge.

As of today, there are 162 Single Family Detached homes available for sale in Norwood Park, ranging from as low as $199,900 for a distressed property in need of extensive rehab, to $1,500,000 for a 9 bedroom 7,000 sq.ft. home.  Most of the currently-available homes are priced in the $300-500,000 range. The average sale price has been hovering around $340,000, and the average days on the market is approximately 65 days.

Selling Your Home? Think SAFETY FIRST!

Part of the necessary process of selling your home is allowing strangers into your home. Although your agent will take every precaution to verify the identity of persons entering your home, there are certainly reasons to be cautious.

If you are looking for a home, you are entering other people's homes where you also need to be thinking about safety.

Here is some valuable advice to protect yourself against the potential for crime: