Schmitt Happens: Tales of Plainfield/Joliet IL Area Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell
A few days ago I took a call from a past client whose elderly parents are thinking of purchasing a smaller home. As she filled me in on their wants and needs, it was becoming apparent that the price of those wants and needs would exceed the stated budget. Past Client then said "well, they will be...
The short answer? Probably not. This is probably one of the most common questions I hear from home buyers in the Will County area. The reason for the question is due to the fairly high number of REO (bank owned) properties on the market. If you are a home buyer in this area, chances are more than...
Much of my current listing inventory belongs to homeowners wishing to sell and purchase a larger, maybe nicer home that they previously might not have been able to afford.                                                                    If you find yourself in that crowd, I have some advice for...
The Will County Center For Community Concerns is offering free home buyer education classes. There will be two sessions: the first on March 11th from 6-9PM and the second on March 13th from 9AM to noon. Sessions will be held at the center's office at 304 N. Scott Street, Joliet. Call 815-722-0722...
This is becoming a common theme in the Plainfield real estate market--in particular among bank owned properties. On three occasions this week I had to cancel showing appointments with two different buyers because the homes they wanted to see were either already in a bidding war or had an accepted...
Today was tour day in my office. A group of us braved the 25 degree temps and made the rounds. It just so happened that one of the homes was in the neighborhood of a new listing I'm soon taking, so I was happy to see it on the tour sheet. During the car ride, we were discussing the value of touri...
Seriously. I'm on the hunt for a sofa table for my living room. A few days ago I ducked into a furniture store to look for said table. Usually within seconds of walking through the front doors I am accosted by the "up" salesperson. I was so relieved when this didn't happen. I made it through half...
I'm smiling as I look ahead at my calendar for the rest of the week. Tomorrow evening I'm going to visit Mr. & Mrs. L, a fun young couple whom I sold a home to back in November. The L's were one of my best clients in 2009. The home they fell in love with was a short sale that took 4 months to get...
To Whom It May Concern: I, and my peers have been feverishly showing the homes you possess for some time now. Really, we have no choice since those homes dominate roughly 30% or more of our marketplace, depending on what neighborhood it is. I would like nothing more than to sell these homes and s...

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