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Carol Best Top Agent North Shore and NW Suburbs - Realtor and Zillow Profiles

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Carol Best, with nearly $200 million in closed sales and a top agent on the North Shore & Northwest suburbs selling homes in all price ranges, view her recommendations and reviews on Realtor.com/click here or Zillow/click here

When you are considering buying or selling, it would behoove you to contact a seasoned professional such as Carol call/text direct to Carol @ 773-799-5939 /


List with Carol Best with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty-Barrington-Winnetka-Chicago

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Selling fine properties is an art... 

> positioning [most agents pick the price out of thin air]

> showcase - first class custom photography

> innovation - staying ahead of the curve 

> global property marketing is unsurpassed - online and in print

> an aggressive approach with exclusive relationships, international brands & portals

> luxury buyers value a lifestyle

> attention to detail, innovative marketing, relationships all matter

We do it best - we're the indisputable leader in luxury... and yes, the agent you choose matters!

If you're thinking of selling or changing brokers, contact Carol Best for a confidential meeting.  CarolBest @ me.com | c/t 773-799-5939 | 

Incredible Lake House - 42638 Linden Lane in Antioch, IL 60002

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

When only the best is good enough... The current homeowners have nearly a million dollars invested into their dream lake house. What a deal for you at this price. Their family & friends have enjoyed water skiing, fishing, boating, the jet skis, birthday parties and fun summer gatherings on Channel Lake & Lake Catherine. Perhaps it's now time to create your own priceless memories.

This property is turnkey & totally move-in ready. The look is right out of a magazine but fun & easy maintenance. It's the right-size house... not too big! 

For your private showing, contact Carol Best or your Realtor. To view the online drone video and photos, just click on the hotlinks. This is the best value for your money at the Top of the Chain of Lakes.

posted by Carol Best | Jameson Sotheby's International Realty | c 773-799-5939 | CarolBest @ me.com **



991 Ashley Road; Lake Forest, IL 60045 OPEN HOUSE 8-7-2016

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Are you looking for one of the best deals in Lake Forest, located east of Sheridan Road? If you're looking to right-size or upsize, then stop by my Open House on Sunday, August 7th from 1pm to 3pm - now listed @ $1,395,000 [a 20% price reduction from the purchase price].

Take advantage of this $345,000 price reduction - seller's loss is your GAIN, as they purchased this home for $1,740,000 in October of 2008. Sellers have done additional upgrades since they moved in, to the tune of approximately $150,000. If you are ready to relocate to Lake Forest, this home is "the one." Come fall in love with this home - a great location & neighborhood.

Here are some features: lots of hardwood floors, granite counters, awesome large kitchen & eating area, paver brick driveway & updated baths too. There's an oversize walk-in pantry and large 1st floor laundry room. Neutral decor and move-in ready just for you!

Disclosure: I am not the listing agent and would be more than happy to represent your best interests if you are not currently working with an agent. If you have any questions, call, text or email me for a private showing.

Carol Best
James Sotheby's International Realty
call/text 773-799-5939



Pricing Your Home by Carol Best Jameson Sotheby's International Realty Winnetka | Barrington IL

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Home sellers, these quotes/statements are taken directly from The Residential Specialist magazine:

Ask Alexis Bolin, CRS Emeritus, to explain her strategy to price a home and the Pensacola, Florida-based broker associate with ERA Legacy Realty counters with a quick reply: “I don’t set the price. The market sets the price. I’m the messenger."

Acting as messenger, however, is no light task. The role involves collecting, analyzing and delivering timely market facts, figures and statistics that indicate what buyers are currently willing to pay for a property similar to the seller’s. This in turn demonstrates where appraisers are setting market value and what lenders are willing to lend.

With facts on the table — and the REALTOR’S® skilled guidance to interpret the data — the seller’s best price range will rise to the surface. “Now it’s up to the seller,” Bolin adds. “They can either price their home to sell or they can price it to sit.”

When Bolin asks sellers what they think the statistics mean, the logical answer is that buyers aren’t buying homes in that range in this neighborhood at this time. If the seller is motivated, the next step is to find a price range that is attracting buyers. “When I do the homework and get the right statistics, sellers eventually see the right price range. It may not be as high as they’d hoped, but based on the facts, they’ll know the price range fairly represents current market value.”

“Let’s say you want to list at $150,000, but the absorption rate shows us that $145,000 to $149,000 is the area’s hot range,” Brun adds. “I could try talking the seller down to $149,000 or I can point to the graph and say, ‘Here’s where you are, here’s the hot zone and the difference is $1,000. What do you want to do?’ It’s tough arguing with numbers, and in the big picture, $1,000 is pennies — although even that small amount can make a big difference in how fast a home sells. So the answer is usually pretty easy for the seller to make.”

Great job Alexis Bolin - I could not agree more! That is why we are CRS designated agents - the Top 3% of all agents nationwide.

posted by Carol Best | Jameson Sotheby's International Realty | Winnetka Evanston - Chicago - Gold Coast - Lincoln Park - Barrington IL | call/text to Carol Best or email Carol Best @ me.com **



Jameson Sotheby's International Realty = Barrington IL 60010 Broker with Highest Sales Price

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

There's obviously a variety of ways to look at statistics. Jameson Sotheby's International Realty does not sell the most single family homes in Barrington, but it does have the highest average sales price of $842,396, taken direct from the MLS statistics as of March 22, 2016 for the last 12 months.

The next closest competitors are at:

- $699,493 
- $598,671 
- $530,499
- $441,941

If you are contemplating selling your home, we'd love the opportunity to represent you.

For more information, feel free to contact Carol Best, you'll be glad you did!

Carol Best | Master Certified Negotiation Expert - MCNE 
call/text: 773-799-5939 or CarolBest @ me.com

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
Chicago | Gold Coast | Lincoln Park | Evanston | Winnetka

Top Agent Magazine - IL - Carol Best North Shore and NW Suburbs

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Read the latest issue of Top Agent magazine that features Carol Best. If you are thinking of buying or selling, Carol would be happy to provide you with her straight-forward approach to the facts and statistics. Serving: Glencoe, Northbrook, Deerfield, Winnetka, Barrington area and more!

Email Carol: CarolBest @ me.com or call/text to: 773-799-5939 ** 



Winnetka, IL Area Info & a Quick Video Tour

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty in Winnetka, IL

Click here to watch a short 3+ minute video about the community, a historic house [and find out who owned it].

If you're contemplating a move to the North Shore of Chicago, contact Carol Best of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty in Winnetka, IL for a personal tour of the area.

eMail Carol Best for more information or call/text to: 773-799-5939 for a personal tour or more information.

Meet Chris Feurer - the CEO of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty by Carol Best

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Working for the Best of the Best
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty & Carol Best

Carol Best joined Jameson Sotheby's International Realty to best represent her sellers & buyers in the most outstanding way possible! Clients have choices - whether you are relocating out of state, downsizing, a first time buyer, or a move-up buyer.  

What comes to mind when it's time to buy or sell a property? Negotiation Expertise - Trust - Integrity - Professionalism - Superior Marketing - just what is most important to you?

Working with Carol Best: She will guide you through the biggest transaction of your life. I cannot guarantee it will be painless or easy; however, my 23 years of experience will prevent errors & when something unexpected comes up, you will benefit from me having your back and going to bat for YOU! 

Click here to quickly meet Chris Feurer, our CEO & a true professional in every sense of the word. Jameson Sotheby's International Realty doesn't want to be the biggest, but we are one of the best, with first-class representation every step of the way.

Contact Carol today to represent your best interests. She has sold and closed properties from the Gold Coast [$1.8 million, to Barrington Hills, $1.9 million and many other communities in between because her clients trust her].

Carol Best @ me.com
call/text to: 773-799-5939

Client Testimonials - click here

BUYERS: Click here to search for homes by email.

posted January 29, 2016*

Smart Keys: Virtual Keys - say YES to Security!

by Carol Best | North Shore & NW Suburbs

Smart Homes & Smart Keys:  2016 Housing Trends

For those of us who love technology, efficiency and of course safety, think of the ways that you, your family and/or children might benefit from having a smart key - for your home or office.

Here are some examples of smart home locks when it comes to security:


August Locks for your home and guests - click here.

August Locks and how they work - click here.

August Locks and how to order - click here.




No more fumbling for your keys... just touch the smart lock to open for the ultimate in convenience.

Meet Kevo by Kwikset - the evolved key - click here.

Meet an eKey - an encrypted electronic key - click here.

Meet Kevo Plus - smart phone access and monitoring - click here

posted by Carol Best


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Jameson | Sotheby’s International Realty
North Shore & NW Suburbs IL 60015
Call or Text: 773-799-5939



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