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A Guide To Buying Your Chicago Luxury Home

In today’s housing market, the prospect of buying a home can feel more overwhelming than ever. Even if you have your funds secured, the supply of homes is limited, competition is fierce, and sales are happening at lightning speed.

To help prepare you for the process of buying your Chicago home, we’re here to give you some tips and tricks on how to give yourself the best chance at finding and securing your dream home. And to guide us through that process, we’ll be employing the insight and wisdom of Daniela Pagani, one of Chicago’s luxury real estate brokers.

So, how can you prepare to buy your Chicago luxury home?

Get help from the experts

Yup. It’s no mystery that the number one most helpful thing that you can do if you’re in the market for a luxury home is to get help from an expert. And in Chicago, Daniela Pagani is an undeniable choice as an advocate to have by your side. As a Certified Negotiation Expert and a member of several global real estate networks, Daniela offers skills, knowledge, and connections perfectly tailored to helping her clients find the perfect home.

Be ready for the competition

Everyone knows the real estate market is booming right now, and there are no signs of it slowing down any time soon. According to Daniela, “If you are entering the market as a buyer…one of the best things you can do is prepare your mind and be ready for the competition.” The process will be fast-paced and often unforgiving, but Daniela is committed to helping her clients succeed in their search for the perfect home. “Being mentally ready for the competition will give you an edge to keep you focused on your goals, no matter what curve ball comes your way.”

Do your research

As a prospective home buyer, now is definitely not the time to go in blind to the process of buying a luxury home. Experts like Daniela recommend doing plenty of research before starting the process to make sure you know exactly what your budget is, what you’re looking for, and how you plan on getting there. With the right knowledge and a pro advocate by your side, the process of buying a home in today’s cut-throat market can be way more satisfying and successful than you ever imagined.

Understand how to make a successful offer

Making an offer on your new home is the crucial moment that will determine whether or not your dream becomes reality. According to Daniela, “If you work with an agent with good instincts and excellent negotiation skills, they’ll help you craft an offer that gets to the top of the list.” (Did we mention that Daniela is a Certified Negotiation Expert?)

Act fast

Another tip Daniela wants to offer home buyers is to act fast. “Be ready to move quickly in a competitive market,” she says. Because sales are happening so quickly, the market, unfortunately, doesn’t afford buyers the time to think too much about their purchases. That’s why it’s important to do your research beforehand so that when an opportunity arises, you’re prepared to act right away.

Be prepared to negotiate (and get help if you need it!)

Negotiation is key when it comes to successfully buying a home, but this isn’t a skill that comes naturally to most people. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, Daniela has exactly what it takes to assist her clients in the process of negotiating a sale and walking away with a deal that feels optimized and secure.

Other Tips

Some other tips Daniela offers her clients include things like obtaining a conditional approval for a mortgage to speed up the closing process, looking for homes under your budget so that you can afford to bid up, and broadening your location search. You can follow Daniela on Instagram for even more insider tips on navigating the housing market in Chicago and beyond. Daniela even offers virtual consultation services if you’re apprehensive about diving in headfirst to the process of working with an agent.

Final Takeaways

Above all, Daniela wants her clients to understand that they have the power to decide how to respond to the unpredictability of the market and the home buying process. Even when things get tough and competitive, it’s all about deciding how to show up and how to continually reorient toward success. 

Another secret to the home buying process is that it can be so much more seamless than buyers might imagine if they decide to work with a broker they can connect with. Daniela doesn’t just handle the standard aspects of the real estate process, like property transactions, listing photos, and virtual tours. She also incorporates customized marketing, cleaning services, mover scheduling, staging, utility transfer, and interior design into her holistic approach to real estate. 

Working with Daniela means working with someone who is committed to making every step of the home buying or selling process simple and graceful.

More about Daniela…

Daniela Pagani owns Haven Homes and is a member of Compass Chicago, the leading brokerage firm in the US and a part of Fortune 500. She is also a member of REALM Global real estate organization and is a Certified Negotiation Expert. Daniela specializes in resales and new developments in Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, and she’s one of the most fun and passionate real estate agents in the business. Above all, Daniela prioritizes building relationships with her clients and believes that the real estate business is less about houses and more about people.

You can contact Daniela directly via her website here.

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