Forest Glen Housing Market Report - February 2018

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Chicago's Forest Glen neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. It also includes the Edgebrook and Sauganash communities. While the Forest Glen communities are only a few miles from downtown Chicago and the fast paced life one would associate with the city, the neighborhood has a suburban feel.

Looking at the latest statistics available from MRED, our local multiple listing service, here is what happened in residential real estate in Forest Glen, comparing February 2018 and its trailing 12 months with the same period in 2017.

Congratulations To Our International Award Winning Brokers for 2017!

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We are super excited to announce all our official Coldwell Banker International Award Winners for 2017!

Marti Corcoran - International President's Elite ($400,000+ GCI, and/or 55+ Award Units)

Jan Robertson & Peter Bellert - International President's Circle ($245,000+ GCI, and/or 35+ Award Units)

Jay Crowley, Jack Guest, Mary Beth Balcarcel, Mike Stangel, Doris Rivera, Norma Perez, April Kibler, Dan Collins, Val Smolinski, Lynn Bjorvik, and Anna Tabeau - International Diamond Society ($165,000+ GCI, and/or 25+ Award Units)

Hats Off To Our Top Producers For March 2018!

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Congratulations to our TopProducers for March 2018!

Top Listing Agents:  Anna Tabeau  Jan Robertson  Jay Crowley  Linda Lee  Lynn Bjorvik  Marti Corcoran  Mary Beth Balcarcel  Nancy Fanning-Basso  Val Smolinski

Top Selling Agents:  Marti Corcoran  Diego Andrade  Jack Guest   Cornelia Matache  Leslie Rodriguez  Mike Stangel

Looking For The Perfect Neighborhood? Where to Start?

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Before you start looking for a home to buy, you need to consider the neighborhood. There's no point in falling in love with a home in an area that does not suit your lifestyle. If you realize after you move that the neighborhood's not for you, it's too late.

There are so many things to consider when you're searching for the perfect neighborhood. Safety, amenities, schools, your commute to work, do you need a car, just to name a few.  Where do you start?  Here are some essentials you shouldn't overlook when searching for a neighborhood where you will be happy living.

Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Chicago Assn. of Realtors Award Recipients!

Each year the Chicago Association of REALTORS® honors the outstanding listing and selling accomplishments of our members with the annual Sales Awards Recognition. Awards are given in the categories of residential volume, residential units, and units and volume by neighborhood.

This recognition gives C.A.R. members the opportunity to celebrate success and, more importantly, to demonstrate the power of cooperation that exists in the Chicagoland real estate market.

Please join us in congratulating the Sales Award Recipients from our office:

Join Us In Welcoming Matthew Pilolli To Our Staff Of Brokers!

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Matt is a lifelong resident of the Northwest Side of Chicago. He grew up in Edgebrook and moved to Edison Park after marrying his wife, Lisa. Matt is the father of three wonderful children who attended St. Juliana School and Loyola Academy, and now have successful careers.

A retired Chicago Detective and Police Officer, Matt left the force after 29 years of service. While working for the Chicago Police Department, he took up real estate 14 years ago, and has truly enjoyed working to help individuals and families sell and find their perfect home.

Thanks For Attending The McMullen Office Vendor Fair!

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A big thanks to all the great businesses that participated in our Vendor Fair!

It was a really great event with our best vendors representing all facets of the real estate business, from home staging, inspections, waterproofing, to moving, gifts, and much more.  

Click here  to watch our Vendor Fair video. 

What an awesome event!  Thanks again to all who attended!

Another Great Time at The Northwest Side Irish Parade!

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We had a great time as a participant in the Northwest Side Irish Parade!  It's one of our favorite events every year, as we honor our Irish roots and our over 75 years in the neighborhood!

The Northwest Side Irish Parade is a celebration of faith, family, and heritage, and has been held in Norwood Park for the past 15 years.

Looking forward to seeing you all there again in 2019!

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Do These Things Before Listing Your Home For Sale

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Are you planning to sell your home within the next 3-6 months?  Even if your timeline is a little longer, you should start getting your home ready to shine now. 

When your home hits the market you want it to wow potential buyers so you can get the best possible price and sell within your optimum time frame.

Here is a helpful list of things to do ahead of time so you will be confident and not stressed or overwhelmed when the time rolls around. It always comes faster than you think!