All agents are NOT alike! Find out why we are top Chicagoland Real Estate experts. Call us: 847-657-3790.
|Find Out About the Latest Homes for Sale First!
We add our newest homes and other real estate listings to this web site first. It can be some time before they appear in the MLS.
Find Out More >
View All Offers >
|The Marla Schneider Team are some of The Top Selling Real Estate Experts
Find Out More >
Read What People Are Saying About Us
We always ask our clients to write or email us, and tell us truthfully how they appreciated our service to them. Their feedback is so important! Here are a few highlights of what people are saying about us...
"A Truly Happy Experience"
"Everything went so smooth it was almost too good to be true. Our experience with each of you was very helpful and comforting at times too."
"Michael and Dori Skolnick"
"We appreciated the warm working relationship we had with you."
"Judy and Gene Kahan"
"Cross Country Move"
"Marla and her assistant Faith rose magnificently to that challenge."
"Elizabeth A. Berge"
"Down Market Time"
"Even during a down market time, your efforts produced a constant stream of shoppers."
"Joan and Alan Leafman"
"Full price in 12 Hours"
"12 hours after listings my home with youmy home was sold, full price, no contingencies . . ."
"Her accomplishments are a reflection of her hard work"
"You and your team helped us every step along the way"
"Harvey and Arlene Loochtan"
"In good hands"
"We always knew that we were in good hands and that you were doing everything possible to sell our home"
"Randy and Melissa Vanpopering"
"Marla's expert knowledge"
"Marla's expert knowledge and her unwavering determination are hard to find."
"Mike and Pam Dillabough"
"I found you accesible and very nice to deal with. I thought you were efficient and I feel that you got a very good price for the home."
"Sold in One Week"
"Our house sold within one week at the price we desired!"
"Andrea and Gary Holihan"
"The process was made easy, prompt and effective due to your professionalism and we appreciate the extra effort . . ."
"Win and Jane Hamilton"
"Talent and Expertise"
"Your willingness to go all out for your customer was wonderful and most appreciated."
"You're efforts secured a well qualified buyer . . ."
"Robert J. Richmond"
"We couldn't have asked for better service."
"Burton and Joanne Rhodes"
"They were very focused on what they do and they do it very well."
"We felt confident"
"The whole experience has been wonderful. You are very professional and very nice to work with. And so is your staff."
"You did all you could . . ."
"Thank you for all the extra time you gave us that was over and above what we expected."
"Joanne and Chuck Stevens"
"We were particularly pleased with the amount of communication we received during the process and the responsiveness to our needs."
"Ed and Mona Kelly"
You have a story to tell about us. You've worked with us, and we've helped you buy or sell a home. We need your feedback. Others need your feedback, too! Please take a moment to fill out this form and tell us how we did...
About Appraisals >Fair Market Value
What is the best price for a piece of real estate? Mortgage lenders, appraisers, and real estate brokers use what is called the "fair market value" (FMV). FMV has been defined as "the price that a buyer is willing to pay and the seller is willing to accept, when both parties are knowledgeable about the property and neither is under any time pressure to buy or sell". Sounds great, but how is this price determined?
The starting point for determining a fair price may be an opinion of the value or "comparative market analysis". Such an analysis uses information on similar properties which are: 1) currently for sale, 2) already sold, or 3) expired properties (those which did not sell). Local, national and international trends and market conditions must also be evaluated.
By comparing similar properties in each of the three categories and the market conditions, appraisers, lenders and agents come very close to the maximum price that buyers would be willing to pay for a house.
What 70-room East Coast mansion was built as a summer home and is known as a "Gilded Age cottage"?
Cornelius Vanderbilt's "Breakers" Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, named for the waves crashing along the cliff that separates the property from the ocean.
|See More Real Estate Trivia >