The market is fluctuating. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.
With our full range of services, we give your home the edge it needs in today’s competitive market. The result? Your home sold at the price you deserve!
Our process is thorough, organized, and transparent. Our strategy is thoughtful. And our tactics are a combination of time-tested best practices and cutting-edge techniques.
Get the Access edge:
- Creative Positioning
- Full 3D Rendering of Your Home - like this one
- Streamlined Showing Procedures
- Regular Communication & Feedback
Proven methodology. Market-leading technology.
We take timeless marketing and sales tactics and turbo-charge them with innovation
A comprehensive marketing campaign for your property that goes above and beyond, including marketing tailored to real estate agents we've personally identified as working with buyers who are looking for homes like yours
State-of-the-art technology that allows potential buyers to virtually tour your home anytime, anywhere.
9 Steps To a Successful Home Sale
A successful home sale doesn't happen overnight. It's the product of careful analysis, planning and expert marketing. Here's how we deliver a win for you:
You're moving! This is exciting. Access Chicago Realty is here to make this experience a great one. We'll sit down with you and assess your goals for selling. Do you want to sell as quickly as possible? Or get top dollar? We'd also love to hear about your previous experience with real estate agents.
Staging & Marketing
Before your home hits the market, we've got to get it ready for the ball! That means staging. And de-cluttering. And probably a public storage locker. Or two. We may also recommend painting or replacing some carpet or appliances.
With our marketing campaign in high gear, buyers will start to get excited about your home! You'll receive emails with advance notice of each showing, and we'll help you create a "showing drill" to quickly get your home looking presentable for showings. Access agents will also hold regular open houses to gauge buyer interest.
Great news! A buyer wants to make an offer on your home. Now what? Your agent will interview the buyer's agent, review the offer and inspect the buyer's mortgage pre-approval. Don't be surprised if the first offer is a little lower than you were hoping for - it's just a starting point. Rest assured, your Access Agent is negotiations pro. It's our job to help you evaluate and respond to each offer and counter-offer. After some give and take, both parties will agree on a price and terms. You've got a deal!
The buyers will hire a professional inspector to take a look at your home before they close on it. The inspector will thoroughly examine the furnace, air conditioner, water heater, appliances, interior walls and floors, electrical panel, and many other items. The inspector is going to find something. Don't be offended - that's his job. The buyers may ask you to make a few repairs prior to closing or issue them a credit if they need to replace something themselves.
Because real estate agents are prohibited by law from providing legal advice or modifying contracts, your attorney will review your contract and make any adjustments after it has been accepted. The offer will specify a timeframe for this, typically 5-7 business days. We'll need to track down important condo documents, if applicable, and formalize any repairs or credits you agreed to after the inspection.
Repairs & Moving
While the buyers are off getting their loan approve, it's time to find you a new place to live. Whether you've decided to rent or buy your new place, your agent is here to help. Meanwhile, there may be a few inspection items to attend to. We're happy to set you up with professional contractors to handle that for you.
After you’ve moved out, the buyers will take one last spin through the property to confirm you made any repairs we agreed on and didn't accidentally put any holes in the wall moving out.
You may choose to attend closing, but many sellers do not. Your attorney will have a small pile of paperwork for you to sign in advance. Once the buyers sign all their loan documents, the title company will transfer the deed and use the buyer’s funds to pay off your mortgage and closing costs. The rest of the money is yours. Congratulations, you’re on to bigger and better things!