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As the world is feeling the COVID-19 impact, it seems no industry is immune. Real Estate, above anything, is getting hit with the "worry" impact more than a physical industry disruption. Buyers nervous about job security are nervous about future mortgage payments. Sellers are nervous to let viewers inside their homes. Investors are nervous about future property values. Nervous, nervous, nervous.

But for those in search of the silver lining during these trying times, here's some good news: despite the Illinois mandatory shut down, the real estate industry is keeping up at a steady pace so far — and we have facts to prove it. For all those who need some industry encouragement, we've put together a list of positive local real estate news for our

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Welcome to arhome. We can't wait to show you around.

American Realty & Associates, Inc. is now arhome realty. We are the same, longstanding company that has been your local resource for over 20 years - just with a new, fresh name.

The new name "arhome" has a special place in both our past and our future. The letters "ar" represent our legacy name, "American Realty" - keeping it alive. At the same time, we like to pronounce "arhome" like you'd say "our home" - because truly, we want everyone who works here, walks in here, or does business with us to feel like they are at home. "arhome" is your home, and we want to take care of your home like you're family.

We are ready to move into the future of real estate, with all the technology and

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What will 2020 look like for the housing market? Chief Economist Danielle Hale of realtor.com®. says we should expect low inventory and a steadying of prices. Two things are fueling the inventory competition, Hale states; first, "Millennials are in a major home-buying phase," creating a demand for properties - especially since they are the largest group of buyers in US history. But, "we are not seeing a lot of sellers coming to market for various reasons." Gen X (homeowners who bought before Millenials), for example, seem content to stay where they are. And baby boomers are also not finding a any good reasons for selling - "they are living longer healthier lives and aren’t rushing to downsize right now,” Hale comments.

What about prices?

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And we're training! Remine Pro, our new property tax data portal, is officially launching in full-swing starting 2020. We hosted 2 days of classes to train our agents in all the powerful tools that this new system will provide.

Remine gives our Realtors® access to 200+ public records data to help better service our clients. With data, flood maps and more at our fingertips, we are increasingly valuable in what we bring to the table to help sell your property, or to help you buy the right place.

Each day we had the same session reviewed, to make sure everyone had a chance to come to the training. We discussed each step of the program, how to make the most of each tool and how to find all the data we have been used to seeing in our retiring

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Our Fall-Themed Listing Power class this weekend gave our agents a STRONG set of skills to master the listing presentation. We make sure that our agents are trained and ready to walk into any home and know the best strategy to make it sell quickly. From listing price to staging, our agents were trained on mastering the full marketing package to give our clients the best selling experience. And yes, Saturday morning brunch was served! 

Hiring a well-informed agent is the only way to have the peace of mind in your property sale. More than that, we encourage our clients to take the advice of our agents seriously. We're trained and experienced, and we will help your property sell for the best price. 

To get in touch with one of our agents,

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