283 Lake Forest, IL Real Estate Agents

A successful home purchase or sale nearly always starts with a good agent or broker. Real estate is a complex and continually changing business, and agents and brokers are trained and educated in its many rules, regulations and standards. They have the inside scoop on different Lake Forest, IL neighborhoods and areas and know what constitutes a fair price in the market. Hiring a pro also means you won’t have to deal directly with the prospective buyers or sellers, which may save you some tension. More 
Libertyville, IL, US 60048
6 miles from Lake Forest
Real Estate Professional Realtor with 28 years experience selling Lake County and Northern Cook County Real Estate. Read More
Chicago, IL, US 60610
27 miles from Lake Forest
Real estate consulting from architectural design including floor plan and finish through construction, marketing and pre-sales. Projects range from individual single family to... Read More
Aurora, IL, US 60506
43 miles from Lake Forest
Residential Realtor in Western Suburbs of Chicago - RE/MAX Hall of Fame Member 2013 - President of Realtor Association of the Fox Valley 2013 - Commissioner Aurora Housing... Read More
Winnetka, IL, US 60093
12 miles from Lake Forest
The art of matching people and properties in a successful and profitable manner. Read More
The Terri & Kieron Team (847) 557-8528
Libertyville, IL, US 60048
6 miles from Lake Forest
Real Estate Sales Read More
Chicago, IL, US 60642
27 miles from Lake Forest
Leslie has been working for years as one of Chicago’s most exclusive agents for luxury sale and rental properties. Her commitment and friendly nature helped her to ease the... Read More
Highland Park, IL, US 60035
6 miles from Lake Forest
Janet Borden, "Jan Can," is proud to be a top producing Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker, specializing in helping buyers and sellers in Highland Park and the surrounding... Read More
Grayslake, IL, US 60030
13 miles from Lake Forest
Jim Starwalt, RE/MAX Real Estate Broker. I am a full time realtor and real estate broker. I have been selling real estate since 1998 with my wife and real estate partner, Susan... Read More
Lisle, IL, US 60517
37 miles from Lake Forest
Full service, full-time Realtor, in the top 50 RE/MAX agents in Northern Illinois focusing on quality service to my clients in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Certified Luxury... Read More
The Sheahan Group (773) 968-9889
Chicago, IL, US 60618
23 miles from Lake Forest
Real Estate Brokers specializing in new construction development and sales. Tim Sheahan, Rene' Dombrowski, Brendan O'Malley & Bridget Sheahan Read More
Chicago, IL, US 60657
25 miles from Lake Forest
ModernChicagoHomes.com is a real estate brokerage focused on helping clients buy and sell modern, contemporary, mid-century and unique properties throughout the Chicagoland area. Read More
Chicago, IL, US 60642
27 miles from Lake Forest
A Real Estate Concierge achieves the impossible for you through our red carpet experience. Whether you are a first time or seasoned home buyer or seller, our dedicated and... Read More
COUNTRYSIDE, IL, US 60525
33 miles from Lake Forest
Experienced, full service Realtor who is committed to her clients best interest. Read More
Lake Forest, IL, US 60045
With over 15 years of experience in real estate, city planning and development, Peter Coutant at Coldwell Banker is uniquely qualified to help buyers and sellers on the North... Read More
Hinsdale, IL, US 60521
32 miles from Lake Forest
Real Estate Brokers & Realtors specializing in the sale of luxury homes & properties. Miller + Miller Real Estate is the husband-wife team of Ryan & Sarah Miller, licensed real... Read More
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What Does an Agent or Broker Do?


Although the terms “agent” and “broker” often are used interchangeably, they’re not the same thing. Generally, a broker must have more specialized education as well as licensing, and as a result is legally authorized to execute a real estate transaction. Brokers usually play a more administrative role in the real estate process. An agent, by contrast, is a salesperson hired by a broker to interact with and handle the legwork for the clients.

A buyer’s agent represents a home buyer or seller in a real estate transaction. A buyer’s agent will find Lake Forest, IL property listings that match your needs, works with the seller’s agent to schedule showings and accompanies you on visits to tour the home. If you’re interested in the house, the agent handles price negotiations and other terms of the sale, and coordinates the appropriate paperwork.

A seller’s agent will help you determine a listing price for a Lake Forest, IL property and can suggest repairs, upgrades and staging ideas to boost the home’s appeal. He or she is in charge of marketing the house to prospective buyers and other agents through signage, websites, print ads, open houses and other methods. As with a buyer’s agent, a seller’s agent represents you in negotiating the sale.

Questions to ask a prospective agent or broker:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How long have you worked in this area?
  • Do you work full time or part time in this business?
  • Do you represent buyers or sellers exclusively, or both?
  • What are your professional affiliations?
  • For sellers: How will you market my home?
  • For buyers: How will you find homes that might interest me?
  • Have you had recent sales in the neighborhoods that I might interested in?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • How do you charge?
  • What do your services include?
  • Will I be working with anyone else?

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