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Freeport Illinois

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Freeport Illinois

Famous 1914 ice cream parlor

Freeport Illinois

Home of Lincoln-Douglas debate

Freeport Illinois

Aquatic Center, neighborhood parks, programs

Freeport Illinois

Supportive living, villas, skilled nursing

Welcome!  At Choice Realty we understand that buying or selling real estate is among the most important financial transactions of your life. We are dedicated to providing personal and thorough service with a sharp focus on our clients needs. Our licensed staff looks forward to assisting you in any of the following areas: Residential, Condominiums, New Construction, Land, Farms, Commercial, Investment,  Auctions or Leasing. At Choice Realty we don’t want to be the biggest, just the best. We look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs.



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Finally Get Organized in 2021

2020 is finally over and we have a fresh start! Most of us have spent more time at home over the last year than ever before and that might have put a spotlight on the need to get organized. If you need some help getting started here are a few ideas to get you on your way. By now most of the holiday decorations have come down and maybe your rooms are looking a little tired. Before you start deciding what to toss and what to keep, take inventory of your rooms. What pieces do you love, what do you hate and what falls right in the middle? Start with the things you know you can live without. Go room to room with a donate box and a trash bag. Anything that is still good but that you no longer want should go in the donate box. Anything that is not in good enough condition to donate should go in the trash bag. Starting the “surface” purge can make you feel like you are making progress quickly and can spur you on to the more time consuming “deep purge”. Once you have completed the surface removal of the things you know you don’t want, the stakes get a little higher. The room by room de-clutter of the hidden surfaces like closets, drawers and cabinets. This is usually where we get a little overwhelmed at the prospect of all that stuff needed to be sorted through. If the big picture seems like too much, break it down into smaller tasks. Do one drawer a day or one closet a week.... read more

What You Should Know Before You Sign By Anne Sadler

If you plan on buying or selling real estate you will most likely be presented with a contract to sign. The contract is the basis for your transaction and contains all the information that is needed for the purchase or sale. The contract is the blueprint for the timeline of activity and spells out the responsibilities and expectations of both parties. Buying and selling property is serious business and most often involves a large financial transaction. Both parties need to know what they are signing before they sign on the dotted line. The first thing you need to know is that you are signing a contract. It is a legal, binding document and not just a piece of paper. You are agreeing to perform according to the language in the contract and there are legal consequences if you don’t. A contract is a legal promise to perform and you should never sign a contract until you know what you are signing. As Realtors, we use standard contracts that have been approved by our local Association and we fill in the blanks on these pre-printed forms. We are not allowed to interpret the language of the contracts since that would be practicing law. You should always have your attorney review any contract before you sign it or make it contingent on your attorney reviewing it. Any questions or concerns you have can be addressed by your attorney to your satisfaction before you become obligated. You should also read the contract thoroughly before you sign anything. Our purchase contracts are multi page contracts and there can also be several pages of... read more

REAL Realtors Make a Difference

Do you have an amazing Realtor? Do you know what to look for to find one? A Realtor is not just the person who lists your property or shows you potential homes. A Realtor should become an integral part of your home sale, your home search, and any of your real estate needs over the years. Choosing the right agent isn’t as simple as calling a family friend or striking up a conversation with a stranger who happens to have a license. Finding the very best Realtor for you should be more than a passive decision; it should be as important to you as is the goal of buying or selling your home. Ask yourself these questions about your current Realtor: Does s/he build a relationship with you, listen to your goals and concerns, and work with you, making your needs their own? Do you know that your goals always come before his/her own personal gain? Does s/he provide you with a comparative market analysis to price your existing home or to guide the purchase price of your new home? Do you receive regular updates on surrounding properties so that you rest easy, knowing that your property remains top-of-mind for consumers? Is s/he a clear and precise communicator, a motivated and driven professional, and an honest, reliable representative of his/her customers? Is s/he a problem solver, not a problem creator? Do the other people in the real estate business value him/her and respect his/her expertise, professionalism, and honesty? Are emails, texts, and phone calls returned in a timely, courteous manner, or do you often feel like you are always... read more

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