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Gary Leavenworth

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Gary Leavenworth is a broker at Coldwell Banker in Naperville specializing in residential real estate. Contact him at gary@garyleavenworth.com.

Real Estate Logic – Who Has the Power?

In every business transaction, an element of power is held by both the buyer and the seller. This is true in real estate transactions,...

Real Estate Logic – In Real Estate, Only Results Count

How do you feel you are treated when you walk into most businesses today? Are you, the customer, better or worse off then you...

Real Estate Logic – Appealing to the Emotional Buyer

I heard a saying years ago that said we are all “a drop of intellect in a sea of emotion.” I think that there...

Real Estate Logic – Adjust Your Timing for Best Price

Location is the key that determines basic price ranges for all homes. If you are looking to maximize the selling price of your home;...

Real Estate Logic – Detached Condominiums

I don’t know if condominium living is the right alternative for you, but as Naperville area baby boomers are entering “empty-nesterhood,” multi-family options are...

Real Estate Logic – Market Appraisal on Home Helps Make Decisions…

Your home may be the largest single investment that you have. All the decisions you make regarding your home have a big impact...

Real Estate Logic – Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent

If you have a background in sales, you may feel that you can sell your property without the assistance of a Realtor®. Of course,...

Real Estate Logic – Starter Home Kicks Off the Game of Ownership

A starter home is the first home you buy. Many Americans who have not yet owned a house have not done so for one...

Real Estate Logic – What Role Should Emotions Play?

When making a home-buying decision, there are many factors to consider. Some of the more obvious things include the location of the property and...

Real Estate Logic – To improve or not to improve, that is the question…

Very seldom does a week go by when I don’t hear from a past client or a reader of this column asking if it...

Real Estate Logic – Is A Bargain a Bargain?

If you find a property that appears to be an unusually good buy, it may be just that. The most acceptable reason for selling...

Real Estate Logic – Proper Positioning is Key

When you put your home up for sale, you must have a strategy that will lead to the three results you want. The highest...

Real Estate Logic – Should You Counter a Low Offer?

Nothing can be more frustrating than to have your home on the market for a long time without ever receiving an offer. Even more...

Real Estate Logic – Disclose the Defects

No one wants to point out the shortcomings of something they are trying to sell. In the old days, buyers purchased real estate by...

Real Estate Logic – How Long Should You Shop for a House?

A home buying decision is a big and more so a huge commitment. Because of its importance, some buyers feel that they should shop...

Real Estate Logic – ‘ONE IS MORE THAN TWO’

When buyers decide to begin looking for their next home, they must choose a Realtor. Sure, they will spend time on the Internet trying...

Real Estate Logic – FACE FACTS

This month’s column is inspired by a continuing education class that I recently attended called “What sellers want to hear and what sellers need...

Real Estate Logic – Finding the Right Realtor

In today’s sophisticated technical world, it is most important that you find a Realtor who can help you accomplish your real estate objectives, whether...

Real Estate Logic – A List of Do’s and Don’ts

DON’T be unrealistic about how much your house is worth when putting it on the market. Price it right and it will sell in...

Real Estate Logic – ‘The Enemy Is Us!’

Did you know that many people hire a Realtor to sell their house and then do things that actually prevent the Realtor from getting...

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