Happy Holidays, Happy New Year-North Shore Chicago

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From our family to yours….

Seasons Greetings-Matlin-2013


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Summer Real Estate Trends to Follow-North Shore-Chicago Real Estate

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As the North Suburban market in Chicago heats up and sellers as well as buyers regain control, here are a couple of trends to review and consider:

North Shore Summer Trends 2013


JUST LISTED..1750 Braeside Lane, Northbrook-Chicago’s North Shore Real Estate

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NEW ON THE MARKET..1750 Braeside Lane, Northbrook, IL..This North Shore property is an exquisitely designed home with a flawlessly designed floor plan that unfolds with amazing architectural details. Contact Gloria Matlin for a private showing or simply review the complete tour: 1750 Braeside Lane


Feel free to visit Gloria at her high performing North Shore real estate brokerage office located at 640 Vernon Ave., in the center of beautiful downtown Glencoe, IL-60022.

Glencoe Garage Sale 2012-Visit our North Shore Real Estate Office for Details!

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Glencoe, Ill will be the location for the annual Chicago North Shore garage sale, Sunday September 9th between 10-am to 4pm. Sign up by September 5th to reserve a garage sale kit!  Sign up will be done at 640 Vernon Ave- Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate office. Call 847-835-0236 or 847-727-8700 for additional details!

Remember these top 5 garage sale tips:


Tip 1:

Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter and earn a little extra — especially before buying or selling a home.

Tip 2:

Don’t wait until the final hour. Depending on how long you’ve lived in the home and how much stuff you have to sell, planning a garage sale can demand some prep and setup time.

Tip 3:

See if neighbors want to help or join in. You can turn your garage sale into a block-wide event and lure more shoppers if you team up or talk with your neighbors.

Tip 4:

Create an organized display. Lay out items by category, and display neatly so customers don’t have to struggle to find goods. They will appreciate the thoughtfulness and may return in kind with multiple items to purchase.

Tip 5:

Have  bags and newspapers handy. People who buy many small items will appreciate a bag to carry their goods. Newspapers are ideal for wrapping fragile items.

Top Services Needed When You Sell: North Shore Real Estate

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I’m often asked, what are some of the top real estate related services needed through the selling process?  Ideally consulting with a North Shore real estate professional or associated expert to assist with the sale of your home is a must. Here is a list of common services you may need as you complete a real estate transaction:

  1. Real Estate Attorney
  2. Appraiser
  3. Home Inspector
  4. Mortgage Loan Officer
  5. Environmental Specialist
  6. Lead Paint Inspector
  7. Radon Inspector
  8. Tax Advisor
  9. Sanitary Systems Expert
  10. Occupancy Permit Inspector
  11. Zoning Inspector
  12. Survey Company
  13. Flood Plain Inspector
  14. Termite Inspector
  15. Title Company
  16. Insurance Consultant
  17. Moving Company

    Used with permission from Kim Daugherty, Real Estate Checklists and Systems, www.realestatechecklists.com .

Our Coldwell Banker North Shore residential real estate office , located in downtown Glencoe, IL -640 Vernon Ave-60022; can provide resources for the services recommended above. Feel fee to stop in for guidance. We pride ourselves on producing,  performing and maintaining 40+ years of superb North Shore real estate service.