What's Your Real Estate Resolution for the New Year?

The start of a new year is the perfect time to look ahead and get ready to turn over a new leaf. That’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular!

Whether the goal is to get healthy, improve their financial outlook, or mark a major life milestone, more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to estimates from Forbes. With all that said, in the end, only about 8% of Americans successfully accomplish those resolutions.

We’ve got some news: If your New Year’s resolution is about buying, selling, or owning a home in Chicago, you can end up among that 8% this time!

Here at Real Group, we pride ourselves on our expertise on all things real estate – and we’ve got all the guides and resources you could ever need to help you turn the page on your biggest New Year’s resolution, once and for all. ! If you’ve got any questions about buying, selling, or managing real estate, you’ve come to the right place!

Consider this your one-stop shop to checking off your 2018 real estate “to-do” list. Below, we’ve got tons of handy advice, expert opinions, and market forecasts, perfect for guiding you through every step of the home process with ease.

What are you trying to accomplish in 2018? Are you…

Taking on a Renovation Project?

The beginning of a new year is a time when plenty of homeowners load up on DIY guidebooks and home magazines (or dive into HGTV), eager to get ideas for how best to update their home over the next months. Whether you’re looking to update the look and feel of your home or add value for a potential resale, here are some guides worth checking out:

Looking to Redecorate?

A splash of color here. A new throw pillow there. A new tree or two in the backyard – when the weather is warm enough to do some gardening, of course.

Maybe it’s being cooped up for months due to snow and wind, or maybe it’s the thrilling promise of a new year, but there’s something about January that causes homeowners to assess their place with a fresh eye.

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your living space, stage your property for a sale, or keep up with the latest and greatest in home décor trends, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Trying to Turn a Home Into a Revenue Stream?

A new year, a new way to line your wallet with the green stuff? Certainly, the beginning of the year is a great time to set yourself up for a new source of income. Whether you’re interested in becoming a developer or renting out a property for the short- or long-term, here’s what you need to know:  

Ready to Start the Search for a New Home?

What does the real estate market hold here in Chicago – and around the country - in 2018? What advice to buyers is worth remembering in the year ahead – and which old kernels of wisdom should you let go?

To the side of this page, you’ll find our neighborhood market guides, perfect for starting your dive into the market conditions on a block-by-block basis. Below are a few articles perfect for the first-time homeseeker looking to get their footing on the challenging, exciting, one-of-a-kind path to finding a home:

Eager to Close the Sale on Your Old Home?

Ready to finally say goodbye to your current property? Looking for the tips and tricks it will take to price your home right and secure a successful sale in 2018? Curious about how to reach out to a real estate broker, or finally ready to give up on ‘FSBO?’

To begin the process, here’s our free tool for estimating the value of your property. For more information on selling, check out some of the guides and articles below:

To all of our friends, clients, and readers out there – happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the months ahead, and we’re here to help in any way we can. Drop us a line today to get the conversation started!

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