February 2014

Found 2 blog entries for February 2014.

What Is a Real Estate Neighborhood Expert?

Orland Park real estate

Searching Google, here is the definition on the word "expert" from the online Merriam-Webster dictionary:  "having or showing special skill or knowledge because of what you have been taught or what you have experienced."

orland park condos for saleMany real estate agents are trying to rein in the large areas they cover.  They want to establish themselves as a real estate "neighborhood expert," or the "local expert" in their community. Some consider themselves the local expert in their subdivision or condo/townhouse association. Agents reducing their area of expertise to this kind of extremely specific, smaller area are probably the closest you'll get to a true neighborhood expert.

There is an agent I've read about in a popular

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Oak Lawn Metra train depot


I've been reading and posting a lot of lists lately.   Most national lists only name big metropolitan cities.  However, we've had two southwest suburbs on a couple great lists, both put out by Money Magazine.  Orland Park was on the list of 100 of the best places to live in the U.S. and Tinley Park appeared as one of the best cities to raise a family in.

The Top Five Cities for Public Transportation Are...

  1. New York with a transit score of 81
  2. San Francisco at 80
  3. Boston at 75
  4. Washington D.C. at 70
  5. Philadelphia at 67

The above cities are the best to go car-less.  Were you expecting to see Chicago?  Chicago was under Philadelphia at a score of 65, making it the sixth best U.S. cities for public transit.  I've sold a few condos

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