DIY Projects are Trendier Than Ever, But Should Your Home Purchase Be One?

February 26, 2014

Why to choose a Real Estate ProfessionalIn a city with a wealth of neighborhoods like Chicago, you may think you can navigate the real estate market using online resources and take to the streets yourself in search of your next home, but  you may want to  consider getting a professional real estate agent instead. A real estate professional can be an indispensable ally and expert in your hunt for a new home, and the Equifax Finance Blog explains why in the new article, ”

Real Estate Tips: Four Reasons You May Want to Use a Buyer’s Agent.”

In addition to everything having to do with finding a home, a real estate agent can help buyers understand real estate law, which is changing virtually every year, as well as explain and complete the proper legal documents. In addition, they can work on helping you find the right lender and help explain some aspects of the mortgage market so that you end up with financing that you are comfortable with. It doesn’t stop there; as a seasoned real estate professional can help you find all the services you need once you’ve found a home you want to make your own – services like home inspection, appraisal, title company, homeowners insurance, settlement service and more. To find a real estate professional near you, check the Illinois Association of Realtors® site.

The National Association of Realtors has a wealth of other reasons to choose a real estate professional to be your companion in the hunt for a new home in the Chicago area. Check that out, and also take a look at the treasure trove of articles about persDIY’onal finance advice, credit scores and more on the

Equifax Finance Blog!

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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