181 Herrick Road, Riverside
Laurie Christofano, Realtor in Oak Park, Chicago & Suburbs
Helping Chicagoland people, families and their pets move up and into their dream homes since 2007.
All real estate agents should know the buying and selling process, grasp the market, and have a track record of success. But those qualifications are hardly enough. When you're ready for a move, you deserve more.
You deserve an agent who:
Makes the process straightforward, enjoyable, and as low-stress as possible.
Understands the intangible, emotional side of making such a major life transition.
Has the heart of a teacher.
Exudes kindness, confidence, and know-how.
Cheers you on and celebrates your success.
The truth is, not all agents are the same. When you buy or sell, look for an agent who offers “more." (Spoiler alert it’s me )
If you’ve read this far, chances are you’ve been at least considering that your current home isn’t working for you. Let’s chat about how to get you into a place more suited to your next chapter!
Take your time, explore my site, search for some homes, and reach out when you're ready to connect. I've put some other resources below for you to dive into, so click here or below to check out some of my handy guides & other helpful materials!
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Will things continue to improve as we see more inventory coming onto the market (live-updating inventory levels graph below)? Create your own custom market update report to keep an eye on the real estate market in your neighborhood - or any that you're considering moving to!
Are we in a sellers market or a buyers market?
6 months' supply of homes on the market for sale is considered a healthy, balanced market.
Fewer than that and it's classed as a sellers' market -- buyer demand exceeds housing supply coming to market = potential for bidding wars, price increases if prepared and marketed correctly.
More than 6 months' worth of homes on the market at one time indicates that it's a buyers market -- supply exceeds buyer demand, which puts downward pressure on pricing, and even more scrutiny will be given to your homes by buyers during these periods as well.
No matter the inventory levels, make sure to take care of all deferred and needed repairs and maintenance items ahead of selling to ensure your home stands out amongst the crowd and impresses buyers as a good, solid value. Nothing that makes a buyer say "no thanks" faster than them uncovering (hidden or not) defects or periodic maintenance that's been ignored or put off.
For example, since the rise in popularity of social media sharing and platforms like Pinterest, buyers' expectations for their new homes have risen dramatically.
They're willing to pay a premium for hardwood floors (anything but carpet!!), and walls freshly coated in one of the trendy designer neutrals (NOT AGREEABLE GREY, I PROMISE -- that ship has sailed), and painted kitchen cabinets over 90s-2000s oak & maple stained wood, and classic subway tile backsplash or bathroom wall tile over more expensive stones or glass. See, I'm already trying to save you money!
All of these suggestions are very neighborhood and price-point specific, so reach out to me in advance of these big projects to get my take on what's worth it vs. not when it comes to spending money on improvements at home -- my goal is to help you spend the least amount of money while gaining the biggest buyer appeal = bottom line impact.
Grab your free Home Sellers' Guide to selling your home for the most you can, with as little disruption to your routine as you can, with the help of an experienced Realtor in Oak Park, Chicago and Suburbs.
Whether you're planning to sell next month, next year, or when your kids eventually drag you out of it, I'm here for you.
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Newest homes for sale in Oak Park and surrounding suburbs
2524 Gunderson Avenue, Berwyn
1016 Madison Street, Oak Park
1438 Clinton Place, River Forest
407 S Oak Park Avenue Unit #A, Oak Park
542 Park Avenue, River Forest
1128 Fair Oaks Avenue, Oak Park
327 Wisconsin Avenue Unit #3B, Oak Park
315 Marengo Avenue Unit #3I, Forest Park
1010 N Harlem Avenue Unit #201, River Forest
1830 Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn
2230 Harvey Avenue, Berwyn
2214 Ridgeland Avenue, Berwyn
3207 Maple Avenue, Brookfield
2407 N 77Th Avenue, Elmwood Park
703 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest
2121 N 77Th Court, Elmwood Park
2536 N 72Nd Court Unit #1S, Elmwood Park
2536 N 72Nd Court Unit #2S, Elmwood Park
605 Lyman Avenue, Oak Park
727 Selborne Road, Riverside
3742 Gunderson Avenue, Berwyn
202 Lawton Road, Riverside
845 Pleasant Street Unit #2E, Oak Park
2531 N 74Th Avenue, Elmwood Park
208 N Oak Park Avenue Unit #1HH, Oak Park
1349 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest
3134 Euclid Avenue, Berwyn
2227 Forest Avenue, North Riverside
222 N Marion Street Unit #2M, Oak Park
1800 Highland Avenue, Berwyn
4322 Forest Avenue, Brookfield
8029 W 30Th Street, North Riverside
310 N Cuyler Avenue, Oak Park
1336 Grove Avenue, Berwyn
1901 Grove Avenue, Berwyn
1520 Marengo Avenue, Forest Park
1555 N Monroe Unit #1, River Forest
6921 26Th Street, Berwyn
2432 Elmwood Avenue, Berwyn
743 N Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park
1110 Harrison Street, Oak Park
7410 W North Avenue Unit #301, Elmwood Park
1400 Elgin Avenue, Forest Park
7315 W Dickens Avenue, Elmwood Park
3747 East Avenue, Berwyn
135 S Kenilworth Avenue Unit #5, Oak Park
2721 Euclid Avenue, Berwyn
506 S Austin Boulevard Unit #2, Oak Park
9535 Jefferson Avenue, Brookfield
1823 Clarence Avenue, Berwyn
207 Gale Avenue, River Forest
110 S Marion Street Unit #302, Oak Park
1437 Maple Avenue, Berwyn
174 N Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park
140 N Euclid Avenue Unit #505, Oak Park
2107 East Avenue, Berwyn
8822 Brookfield Avenue Unit #501, Brookfield
936 Washington Boulevard Unit #1N, Oak Park
405 Lathrop Avenue Unit #1E, River Forest
915 N East Avenue, Oak Park
106 S Ridgeland Avenue Unit #304, Oak Park
328 Olmsted Road, Riverside
9501 Jackson Avenue, Brookfield
7234 W North Avenue Unit #1410, Elmwood Park
3409 Arden Avenue, Brookfield
6500 27Th Street, Berwyn
935 S Grove Avenue, Oak Park
1113 Thomas Avenue, Forest Park
1245 Kenilworth Avenue, Berwyn
925 Hannah Avenue, Forest Park
514 N Taylor Avenue, Oak Park
2512 N 75Th Avenue, Elmwood Park
1813 Elmwood Avenue, Berwyn
3306 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield
643 N Grove Avenue, Oak Park
3411 Madison Avenue, Brookfield
2405 Ridgeland Avenue, Berwyn
2116 Grove Avenue, Berwyn
2042 N 74Th Avenue, Elmwood Park
1104 Troost Avenue, Forest Park
4131 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield
7907 W Belmont Avenue, Elmwood Park
627 Washington Boulevard Unit #1, Oak Park
902 Elgin Avenue, Forest Park
221 N Kenilworth Avenue Unit #404, Oak Park
245 S Maple Avenue, Oak Park
717 Randolph Street, Oak Park
3401 Ridgeland Avenue, Berwyn
1179 Wisconsin Avenue, Oak Park
1850 Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn
3243 Maple Avenue, Brookfield
7314 Randolph Street Unit #2B, Forest Park
850 Des Plaines Avenue Unit #410, Forest Park
501 N Harlem Avenue Unit #2, Oak Park
7242 Dixon Street Unit #A, Forest Park
300 Circle Avenue Unit #4H, Forest Park
1811 N 76Th Avenue, Elmwood Park
848 N Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park
237 Home Avenue, Oak Park
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