How many pictures can a listing have?
We currently allow an unlimited number of pictures to be uploaded per listing.
I still have more questions, who should I ask?
Please contact Ryan at (847) 849-7748 of EXP Realty. He is available to answer all of your questions and provide any guidance necessary.
Will my property be placed on the MLS?
Yes, your home will be placed on the MLS and advertised on multiple online platforms with the appropriate terms and disclosures. Our agents will handle all of those details for you.
Do Online Offers really work?
Answer: Absolutely, but the key to success is good marketing. Our system is the tool to display your listing professionally and accept offers online. We incorporate your listing as the focal point of all our offline and online marketing. We handle all of that for our Sellers.
Do I need to be a real estate agent to list a property on this site?
Yes! Only “Online Offers Certified” agents from EXP Realty can place properties on this site. If you would like to sell your property, please contact Ryan Widerberg at (847) 849-7748.
Can I do anything if the high offeror backs out?
Yes! You can report the high offeror to us if you are not working with one of our agents. If we determine the buyer is at fault, we will remove their privileges on our site. A Seller can also choose to pursue them for default.
Is the high offeror guaranteed to buy my property?
No, but an accepted online offer is a binding agreement and how far a seller pursues a non-performing offeror is up to them.
However, the buyer is represented by a Realtor who must submit an Illinois Residential Purchase contract and an earnest money check must be submitted to an Escrow Agent within 24 hours of winning the offer. By doing this, it will help identify a non-performing offeror right away.
In addition, a buyer must provide a full loan approval letter from a Licensed Mortgage Lender prior to making an offer. If they are paying cash they must provide a proof of funds to us before making an offer.
Does a Seller have to accept the highest offer?
No. A seller can counter or reject an offer. You should discuss strategy with your Illinois real estate agent.
Does the buyer pay any fees?
We DO NOT charge a fee to list a property on our web site.
However, it is up to each individual seller whether or not they charge a buyer’s premium. Make sure you understand all the terms and conditions before you place an offer on a listing.
What is the Buyers Premium? Using the our online offers option, real estate commission can be paid by the seller, the buyer or both. The buyer’s side of the commission is called “Buyer’s Premium”. (Highest Offeror + Buyer’s Premium = Sales Price)
This is the MOST transparent way for a seller to offer the lowest price on their home and still compensates the real estate agents who conduct and close the transaction.
Each property listed on our web site will offer different terms, conditions and buyers premium, so be sure to research the property and all of the details on the property’s offer page.
Can I view the home before making an offer?
On most online sales events we will have an Open House the weekend prior to the end of the online sales event’s expiration. That will be the opportunity to view the home for all buyers.
Please contact the EXP Listing Agent identified on the Property page.
Can I get an inspection?
In most online offers events once the sale is approved, the buyer will have an additional inspection period to complete any additional inspections. If there are inspections already done they will be available as a link from the listing. In most online offers events, any and all inspection requests will be honored, just ask the agent to set up a time for your inspector. Please read the complete terms and conditions of an online offers event before placing any offers.
Is there a fee to register or place an offer?
No, there are no fees required to register or make offers. However, some sellers may require that you verify your identity using a valid credit card before placing an offer. In that case, an authorization is done with your credit card but you are not charged.
Also, each property may require a specific deposit once you are declared the winning offeror. Each property will list the required deposit amount in the terms.
Where do properties on this site come from?
The properties on this site are offered for sale by local real estate agents on behalf of private homeowners, wholesale investors and some Banks or Lending institutions.
What are the offer increments?
Depending on the listing price, you can offer either $500 or $1,000 at a time.
Do I have to pay cash or can I get a mortgage?
Yes, you can use a mortgage. However, in order to submit an offer, you will need to provide us with a “pre-approval” from a licensed mortgage lender. A pre-approval is different than a pre-qualification. Once you register one of our agents will contact you and help with the process. There are cost and interest rate savings by working with Nexa Mortgage. If you have any question on getting a home loan, contact Dan Azam at 630-776-0503 for more details.
CLICK HERE to apply for a mortgage.
If you are paying cash, you must provide a “proof of funds” document prior to be approved for making an offer.
How do I place an offer?
You must be a registered member of our site. Registration is currently FREE. Working with a Realtor is required. Once the winning offer is achieved a Realtor MUST facilitate the entire process from offering, contract submission, inspections to closing.
If you need an agent, we can provide one of our “online offers experts” who work with buyers. This is all they do and are experts at guiding you through the process. In addition, there may be cost savings available to you.
If you have an agent, simply provide their name and contact information when registering.
CLICK HERE to learn about the entire online offers process.