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Chapter 1: The First Steps

Before you enter the real estate market, it is vital that you have a professional and experienced realtor as your sounding board and advocate.


Selecting A Realtor.

This tip might sound self-serving coming from a realtor, but it’s really true: finding the right realtor is one of the most important home buying decisions. A home seller’s agent represents the seller’s interests; the agent are contractually obligated to get the best price for the seller. To serve your own interests, it is essential to retain the services of a realtor with expertise in home buying.

Why Choose Dream Town?

First and foremost, you’ll receive expert advice and service. Dream Town offers you exceptional client services, focusing on the Chicago and suburban markets. We are leaders in the field, powered and supported by cutting-edge technologies.

Your Dream Town realtor will:

  • Provide you with FREE home-finding, negotiating, and closing services. The seller pays all commissions, so your Dream Town realtor’s buyer representation services cost you nothing. They’ll represent and protect your interests exclusively, as your trusted advocate. Your Dream Town realtor will find the right home for you, determine its value, negotiate price, and manage the closing process, including inspections, financing, contingencies, and legal procedures.
  • Fully understand your needs, goals, and lifestyle, so that together, you’ll find the best home for you and your family.
  • Apply practical, expert knowledge of the market and the most up-to-date technology to screen properties that fit your needs, financial resources, long-term investment goals, and lifestyle.
  • Focus entirely on your complete and total satisfaction, backed up by our exclusive Dream Town Service Excellence Guarantee and the National Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics.
Dream Town offers you exceptional client services, focusing on the Chicago and suburban markets.

Our website empowers you with an industry-leading search engine and property watch system that’s among the best of its kind. This means that you will never be “sold” on a home you’re uncertain about or rushed into any decision. Your Dream Town realtor is there to act as your trusted advisor as you move through the process at your own pace. Your Dream Town realtor will help you gain a comprehensive and realistic understanding of your personal needs, and supercharge your home search with their laser-like focus, and an unmatched knowledge of the market, Chicago neighborhoods, housing trends and available properties. Never wait to have your questions answered. Dream Town’s “Always Available” customer service policy ensures that your questions are answered immediately, and that you have direct access to your realtor via phone and email. Your Dream Town realtor will work with your schedule to plan showings.

Most importantly, you’ll leverage and unleash the strength of the entire Dream Town team. Your Dream Town realtor and their associates—long-standing brokers, developers, and builders—always work together on your behalf, ensuring that you will be totally prepared for all aspects of selecting, negotiating, financing, buying, and closing on your home. You won’t see this teamwork approach anywhere else in residential real estate.


Code of Service Excellence

As your trusted advocate, your Dream Town realtor will:

  • Conduct an introductory meeting and goal analysis. Your Dream Town realtor will meet with you and your family to explain the process, identify your needs and preferences, and outline a plan to search for properties.
  • Guarantee absolute transaction confidentiality. Your Dream Town realtor pledges to you that all meetings, discussions, and property information will be kept confidential.
  • Answer any of your questions. Your Dream Town realtor will provide you with a copy of the Dream Town Code of Service Excellence, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Always be available. Your Dream Town realtor will pledge to quickly and accurately respond to any requests or questions. Your realtor will focus on your needs, and will always be there to support you.
  • Represent your best interests. Your Dream Town realtor will represent your interests exclusively. They are 100% committed to finding, negotiating, and closing a transaction that is solely in your best interests.
  • Assist you in prequalifying for a loan. Your Dream Town realtor will arrange a prequalification and/or pre-approval meeting with a mortgage lender to determine your price range and to improve your negotiating position. Your Dream Town realtor is never compensated for making a referral to a mortgage company or any other financial institution.
  • Conduct a comprehensive property search.Your Dream Town realtor will comb the market to identify and explore all properties matching your needs and price range.Once you’ve selected properties, your Dream Town realtor will schedule and lead tours, and make themselves reasonably available to accommodate your schedule to visit them. Your realtor will also offer to drive you from a designated meeting place to scheduled tours.
  • Analyze comparable properties to determine value. Before you buy, your Dream Town realtor will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for you. This will help you both gauge what your first offer should be and choose your negotiation strategy.
  • Review the Property Disclosure Statement. Your Dream Town realtor will obtain and offer to review the seller’s written property disclosure statement with you, if applicable. Your realtor will explain the ramifications of materials disclosed, and how they affect your negotiating position.
  • Prepare a written purchase offer. Your Dream Town realtor will prepare a written purchase offer for your chosen property. They will also explain to you all options, terms, and contingencies associated with completing your real estate transaction.
  • Provide “Master Level” negotiation services. Your Dream Town realtor will deliver a negotiating plan designed to get you the best price and terms on your new home. They’ll then negotiate directly with the seller’s representative to get you the deal you want.
  • Recommend a professional home inspector. Your Dream Town realtor will recommend that a professional home inspection be conducted, and will recommend a reputable home inspection company. Your realtor is never compensated for making a referral to a home inspection company. You will then review the inspection report with your realtor, and discuss remedies and contingencies.
  • Monitor successful completion of contingencies. Your Dream Town realtor will keep tabs on the status and satisfactory completion of all contractual contingencies and update you regularly. Your realtor will also intervene to remedy any unsatisfactory work toward contingency completion.
  • Attend a property walk-through. Your Dream Town realtor will come with you on a property walk-through and inspection before the closing to ensure that the property is satisfactory and ensure that all contingencies have been completed.
  • Attend the property closing. Your Dream Town realtor will be there to handle all the final details and make sure you feel confident in the final transaction.

Ready To Get Started?

Let our powerful website connect you to our network of Chicago homes, tailored to your specific needs. Dream Town brokers take great pride in their high client service standards, and are always there to help you navigate Chicago’s diverse market. You’ll benefit from the guidance of your dedicated Dream Town real estate expert throughout the entire process.

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