Allison Silver, Highland Park and North Shore Real Estate

Give yourself a competitive advantage by choosing a qualified professional to handle your home sale.
selling your home
Location, condition, amenities, supply and demand, local and global market conditions - these are just some of the factors to consider when determining the list price of your home. I will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis detailing all current home for sale and recent sales activity in your area so you will be able to come up with a realistic, competitive pricing strategy on your home.
Working with Coldwell Banker gives you the advantage of the vast marketing resources of an international brokerage. Your home is featured on over 60 major home news and search sites including extended marketing on the top 6 trafficked websites: Zillow, Yahoo, Trulia,, AOL real estate, and MSN real estate. Your home will also have it's own online multimedia property brochure with unique URL - a must in today’s market where over 95 percent of buyers conduct their home search online.

Allison Silver is unlike any other Real Estate Agent I have ever heard of by going above and beyond the 'typical' call of duty! She genuinely cares about her clients, doing what is truly the best for them. Buyers continually complained about my home's high property taxes so Allison put together an appeal with Lake County which resulted in my taxes being lowered 29%. This not only helped in selling my home as I received a contract from someone sitting on the fence but also saved me a lot of $$$. Allison's positive and caring disposition as well as her love and passion for what she does made the process of selling my home so much easier. If you are looking for someone who will care about you and your family as much as your home, I highly recommend Allison Silver for the job!"

Preparing your home for showings
In any real estate market, you want to make the best first impression possible when prospective buyers come to see your home! Topics we may discuss include:

Depersonalizing your home
Creating a pet-free zone
Maximizing storage space
Selling your kitchen
Lighting your home to sell

While we are marketing your home, we want to keep it ready for showings!

Once a buyer presents an offer, my job is to help you obtain the best possible price and terms.
Typically, an offer includes the following information:

• Amount the buyer is willing to pay
• Mortgage amount, if any
• Closing and occupancy dates
• Contingencies (mortgage commitment, building inspections, etc.)
• Any personal property specifically included or excluded

Further negotiations may be necessary to reach mutually agreeable terms. Counter-offers are common, and proposed changes should be reviewed and responded to quickly. Remaining in close contact with me during the negotiation process is critical.

I keep working for you from contract to closing and beyond.
Once you have an acceptable offer, I closely monitor the progress of all contingencies to make certain that all deadlines are met.
The closing is a formal process where all parties sign all of the necessary paperwork needed to complete the transaction. Title to the property is transferred from you to the buyer. The buyer receives the house-keys and you receive payment for the house! From the amount credited to you, the title representative subtracts the funds to pay off the existing mortgage and other transaction costs. Deeds, loan papers, and other documents are prepared, signed and ultimately filed with local property record office.

After the closing I am here to assist you with the services you need before, during and after your move.
Allison Silver
Allison Silver

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