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James & Denise Orrico

Oak Brook, Illinois
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Selling Your Home

Understanding what sellers in your area are looking for and how to appeal to them is critical when selling your home. Most seller’s goals are to sell their home at the highest price within the least amount of time. To achieve this goal, knowing what the current buyers market is and setting a realistic price on your home will increase your odds.

There are several benefits of hiring a real estate agent to help sell your home. One of the benefits would be to help prepare your home for sale and ensuring you are presenting a competitive asking price for your estate. Additional benefits to hiring a real estate agent include having the aid from experts in the industry create a marketing strategy, schedule showings for potential buyers, negotiate offers and understand the complex paperwork and legal documents that are associated with the closing. Selling your home is time-consuming and can be stressful if you are unaware of the selling procedure. Hiring an agent will eliminate stress and make selling your home memorable for you and your family.

The Orrico’s experience in the real estate industry is quite extensive. They have bought and sold their own investment properties during the highs and extreme lows of the economy over the past 25 years. They understand what it is like to be on both ends of the spectrum as an agent and a consumer. This has helped the Orrico’s become experts on what to prepare for when buying or selling real estate in any situation. When you hire the Professional Residential Brokerage, LLC you are not just hiring a real estate agent, but also a trusted advisor, marketing coordinator, and bargaining specialist. The Orrico’s dedicate time to fully understand your needs before introducing a plan of action for selling your home.
Synopsis of Selling Your House

Your Priorities Come First

The Orrico’s do their due diligence to make certain that your needs are addressed and that interests are aligned. Things to consider:

  • Do you have a deadline for when your home needs to be sold?

  • Will you and your family be living in the home during the selling process?

The Orrico’s will confirm you and your family are ready to sell before they begin moving forward with selling your home.

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Your house needs to look desirable for potential buyers not only from the inside of your home but on the outside. This process will include decluttering and cleaning. The Orrico’s will also advise what to adjust to make your home presentable. Before advertising your home for sale, you have the choice to hire an inspector to verify if there are major house repairs needed.

The price of the home usually coincides with the condition of the home. You can expect more when selling your home if the house is in excellent condition. Some upgrades for the house will more than likely be needed as well. Luckily, the Orrico’s know of budget-friendly concepts that will please potential buyers. Click here for a list of the Orrico’s referrals.

Present a Price For Your Home

It is understandable that all owners want the highest price possible for their homes. However, your home will sell quicker when asking for a realistic price. The goal of the asking price is to be competitive and strategic. The Orrico’s keep up with current market trends and have access to extensive and detailed (CMA) comparative market analysis for your property. They will also review similar homes that have closed within the last 6 to 12 months to determine a fair asking price.

Marketing and Advertising Your Home

Professional Residential Brokerage, LLC will create a marketing strategy that best suits the needs of your home. Some examples of advertising your home will be through a Multiple Listing Service and other various marketing networks. The Orrico’s will also submit your house for sale at open houses for agents and through professional contacts. Advertising your house for sale will be determined by your homes needs and the audience it will attract.

Negotiating Offers

Your real estate agent will be responsible for interacting with potential buyers. They will also schedule tours of the house all while keeping you informed of the progress. The Orrico’s can distinguish serious buyers from those who are unqualified to present you with valid offers.

One of the best assets of hiring an agent is having them negotiate offers for you. Moreover, potentially getting more money than what you initially were asking. With the Orrico’s extensive negotiation skills, they are determined to work hard and get the most for each seller. The Orrico’s do their best to make selling your home painless and memorable.


The closing procedure, otherwise known as the settlement, includes signing legal documents regarding the agreements made in the sales contract. The settlement also goes over the terms of transferring ownership of the real property. You will be closing with a title closing agent along with a variety of other people involved with the transaction.

In most cases, the buyer and seller hire their attorney to represent their best interests and to read the settlement disclosure. There are fees associated with transferring the ownership of property and closing costs. Your attorney will help guide you through the settlement process and explain each of the closing documents. The title closing agent will be in charge of disbursing funds and finalizing the sale of the transaction.

When the buyer and the seller sign the real estate contract, the timeframe for closing could take 45-60 days. If the buyer is paying cash, closing could be 30 days or less. All parties involved will receive a copy of the final settlement statement which displays the final closing figures as proof of the sale. Life in the new home begins for the buyer once they have the keys.


James and Denise Orrico | 630-279-6732 | Contact Us
12 Woodridge Drive - Oak Brook, IL 60523
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